Remember that publishing takes place on the foundation of the organization with many successful anime series, not only in Japan but around the world. Anime like the trilogy of the 2000s: Naruto, Bleach and the movie still resonates One Piece, as well as the recent blockbuster My Hero Academia. Coming from the home of many beloved shonen anime hits means that Black Clover has many standards to meet. Viewers will be introduced to a world when magic and it is obvious that nearly everyone can use spells, nearly everyone. At the center of the story is Asta, a 15-year-old orphan who, along with his longtime rival Yuno, is left in a church orphanage where the two are forced to grow up together. Both strive to fulfill one dream: To become the sorcerer king. For Yuno, this is completely possible as he seems to be a genius when it comes to casting spells, however, it seems to be more difficult for Asta as up to this point, he has not shown any Any sign of magic. A chance still exists for Asta though, as he continues to train physically until the day he attends a special ceremony where potential young witches are selected to wield ancient spells. These ancient spells are known as the magic books. The day the two receive their own books is also when their journeys diverged to try to become the most powerful wizard, the sorcerer king.
Black Clover introduces audiences to a new world and some interesting new characters in the first ten episodes, but the influence of the world construction is overshadowed because most of the ideas are similar to those of shonen anime. usually, common, normal. The plot generally has a good ending, after Asta’s first mission and he faces real danger, but it feels as familiar as the previous works. Asta, the center of the story, is a mediocre protagonist who strives to achieve his dreams with effort and determination despite difficulties, especially his weak social and magical abilities. This type of character is scattered across all genres, and even in an example I gave earlier, I feel like I’m drawing parallels between the series and Naruto. The big-mouthed, thorny-haired protagonist dreams of being the best of the respected and is driven through battles with an anxious friend. Even the introduction to the sorcerer king versus demons bears a resemblance to the Fourth Hokage and the Nine-Tails that opened Naruto. His rival, Yuno, is the complete opposite, an adept magic user and, with an introverted personality, the complete opposite of Asta but we don’t see him much at this point. .
The series also features animated introductions to supporting characters as the episode progresses, notably members of the Black Bull Magic Knights such as the group’s leader, Yami Sukehiro, and Asta’s rival in the series Hey, Magna Swing. These powerful characters, and also the snobby royal character, Noelle Silva, are interesting but again are the kind of familiar characters that can be found in other anime series and aren’t different enough to stand out. turn on. The voice acting for the supporting cast is very good, with an appropriate blend of personalities. The English dub is well done, including big names like Chris Sabat, Colleen Clinkenbeard and Ian Sinclair. However, the voice acting for the main character seems to have problems.
Unfortunately, Asta expressed her opinion through screams and shouts. Whenever faced with a threat or a challenge (which is often the case in stories of an insignificant man) Asta would often confront him by shouting, much to the annoyance of the other characters and the audience. when they decide to use headphones. I can imagine him being a character that hurts the ears of some and the fact that the character has to scream for most of the movie doesn’t make him any less likable. I feel that Dallas Reid’s voice acting as Asta in the English version has improved, still noisy, but not as annoying as mine. Yuno, on the other hand, is very patient, resulting in his voice acting being very discreet. The problem is that we don’t have an impression of who he is. In a flashback episode we get to see Yuno when he was younger and despite being quiet and shy, he showed more of his personality. In the present, he doesn’t talk much and the few words he says don’t convey much. And it doesn’t help at all when in this part his role becomes smaller as his and Asta’s paths grow farther and farther apart. Perhaps as he goes further his personality will open up more.