Black Clover is a series taken from the Manga and eventually turned into an anime television series. If you’ve read the manga, you know it’s an underdog story and we love the hero hidden in it. If you’ve started watching, you already have the essentials, but there’s a lot more to come. Here are ten things you didn’t know about Black Clover:
1. You can jump in the story
The Manga is out and available if you want to continue reading for yourself. We warn you though, it’s long. There are 129 chapters. It’s fun reading ahead to compare the television series to the original story to see how closely they tie together.
2. Critics say the manga is better than the anime
Those who have read the Manga saw that the anime was super hyped to get excited about it. When the Manga was finally released in an anime, quite a few fans expressed their disappointment. These are some viewers who like to compare it to Toyko Ghoul, Naruto, Bleach and others that were hits. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and while not everyone feels that way, there are more who speak out than those who were happy with the Black Clover anime.
3. The pace of the anime is slow
Sometimes you can get more out of a story if it goes slowly. Pierrot is the studio introducing the story of the original Manga and they have a reputation in the anime community of enthusiasts for slow starts. The Manga is slow to pick up, so it makes sense that Pierrot would follow the same styling. The Manga keeps some facts hidden, and in all fairness, Pierrot brought out the plot a little more fully, and while there’s no denying that the pace is slow, they present a spoiler for the Manga.
4. The Boss Is Immediately Revealed
Perhaps one of the biggest problems some fans have with Black Clover is that the boss is introduced to the TV show too early. This is something that most anime fans like to think about over time and are allowed to build their own theories and try to figure it out. This is half the fun, but this move by Pierrot has upset many viewers, especially those who have already read the manga. Some things are best kept secret for a while.
5. There are similarities between Black Clover, Tokyo Ghoul and Bleach.
One thing immediately stands out about Black Clover. This is the fact that the plot is revealed early on. Pierrot did the same with Bleach and Tokyo Ghoul. Doing this is okay for some viewers because they want to know, but others would rather build a little suspense. The consensus is that the anime is not living up to its full potential.
6. There is a lot of filler in Black Clover
Some viewers were quick to point out that there is a lot of filler written in Black Clover compared to the Manga. The two do not have the same flow. A good example is a flashback written in the anime that lasted sixteen minutes. It only took up two pages of the text. This came early in the series around episode 2. We should add that the advantage of filler is that it gives more background and also extends the life of the series.
7. Asta is a screamer
The main character has a loud voice and he screams constantly. This is yet another criticism from viewers who would like to see a little moderation and variance. The loud and assertive voice is best used to accentuate certain points or moments in the story, but if it gets overdone it loses its effectiveness and we hope the writers and director will soon temper this aspect of the anime.
8. The animation is not developing fast
The animation in Black Clover is reminiscent of the early releases n the lack of movement. It will pass. so stiff and thrown together. A dose of quality CGI is recommended by some of the harshest critics. It’s true that the animation doesn’t flow, but maybe that was the developers’ intent. It’s like a throwback to the early 2000s, so let’s assume this was the intent.
9. Yuno is a fan favorite
There are many fans who report that their favorite character is Yunno. He is not heavily promoted, but it is in the mystery of his character that people find the greatest intrigue. Not much has been ruined in the development of his character. He is constantly compared to Sasuk and Vegeta and most describe him as the most interesting character in the anime.
10. The main characters follow the tradition of Naruto
One of the things most often noticed in the Black Clover anime is that Yunno is an underrated character, just like Sasuke. Asta takes a hard line with a loud voice, similar to Naruto, which works for some viewers, while others find flaws in it and feel it needs updating and a bit more modern. It’s a mixed bag of reviews and while some are highly critical, others think it’s worth checking out.