It is finally here. If you have been keeping up with shonen as of late,, then you’ve probably heard of Black Clover already. The series if a popular one from Weekly Shonen Jump, and Pierrot just premiered its anime for the manga. So far, fans are excited to see where the series go, but there is just one thing they can’t get over.
When it comes to the show’s voice acting, Asta is making ears bleed.
Fans have taken to Twitter in droves to comment on Black Clover’s voice acting so far. The anime is only one episode in, but audiences are already done with the voice of Asta. Sure, the character is said to be a spunky one, but his voice never dials down from a full-on screech.
For those of you curious about Asta’s voice actor, the talent behind the lead isn’t a newbie by any means. The hero is being voiced by Shun Horie, and the actor has voiced several leads over the years. Horie has done voice work on series like The iDOLM@STER Side M, Nana Maru San Batsu, Whistle!, and more. Black Clover is Horie’s biggest project to date, so the actor may still be molding how Asta will sound.
As you can see below, fans have made it a point to question the vocal work on Black Clover. Many are hoping Asta will go mute before he lets out any more warbling screeches, but the anime may have reason to make its protagonist difficult at first. Even Naruto’s first episodes were marred by the ninja yelling every three seconds, so Black Clover may use Asta’s voice as a way to mark his growing maturity.
For the sake of everyone’s ears, fans can only hope that is the case.
Asta's constant screaming is annoying af, but other than that I really really liked the first episode of Black Clover— thais ? (@chuuyanodazai) October 3, 2017
Just seen ep 1 of BLACK CLOVER!!! Most annoying voice in all of anime EVER LMAO Review in a bit! pic.twitter.com/VHGhwxIIZQ— F-World (@ForneverWorld) October 3, 2017
The voice of the main character in Black Clover is literally the worst voice acting I've ever heard, despite being in Japanese— Dale (@DaleTheNerd) October 3, 2017
I am trying so hard to get into black clover cause it has an interesting premise but the main character is annoying as fuck— Extra Large Fry (@BigDragonien) October 3, 2017
It's probably been said a thousand times but listening to Asta's voice should be considered a torture.— リボレクさん (@liborek3) October 3, 2017
also watched black clover and asta's voice is gonna drive me up a fuckin wall— karaaaaAAAHHHHH ? (@memoirez) October 4, 2017
I'm so happy black clover is an anime but Astas fucking voice is fucking horrible.— Mia (@Miyavaaria) October 4, 2017