Black Clover's Reincarnation arc has been steadily leading toward its climactic final battle, and the latest episode added one key competent to the mix with the first Wizard King and Secre now making their way into the shadow castle where Asta and the other Magic Knights are struggling against Devil. But things are about to get a lot more fierce now that the Wizard King has arrived, and although the fight with Devil is sure to be a huge one there's actually an upcoming fight coming much sooner that will most likely be as big.
Episode 117 began a flashback that tied into a surprising event of the Clover Kingdom's past as it teased the beginning of a fight between the first Wizard King, Lumiere, and the mutated Licht, and the preview for the next episode of the series teases a deeper dive into these past relationships and how they tie to the current explosive action.
Black Clover #118 preview!January 14, 2020
Each episode of the anime begins with a reminder that the first Wizard King, who was revealed to be a young prince named Lumiere in the latest episode, once defeated a demon that was setting out to destroy the world. But Episode 117 of the series actually went back and explained the background story of this fight as it was revealed that this demon was actually a mutated form of the elf Licht, who had fallen into despair and lost control of his body.
The episode ended with Licht asking for Lumiere to kill him, so it's expected to explode with a whole new perspective of this monumental fight in Episode 118. The preview for the episode hides this fact pretty well as it focuses more on the reunions Lumiere will have with Licht in the present time, but anime fans are hoping this fight is translated well into the anime.
Black Clover's anime tends to highlight its biggest moments with exquisitely animated sequences, so there's definitely a hope that this important fight will get similar treatment. But what do you think? Are you excited to see how it turns out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or talk to me directly about all things anime and other cool things @Valdezology on Twitter!
Yuki Tabata first created Black Clover for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2015. The popular series follows two young boys named Asta and Yuno who are growing up in a world where magic is everything. Asta, unfortunately, seems to have been born without magical powers while Yuno is a young prodigy whose magical powers rival that of the strongest magic users in the Clover Kingdom, the Magic Knights. The two young boys now strive to become the strongest wizard in the Clover Kingdom, The Wizard King. You can currently find the Japanese language version with English subtitles on Crunchyroll, and the English language dub can be seen on FunimationNow and Saturday evenings on Adult Swim's Toonami block.