Black Clover Cliffhanger Sets Up Asta for Terrible Reunion

Black Clover has reached an interesting new phase of Asta's final training arc, and the final moments from the newest chapter of the series is gearing him up for a reunion much sooner than anyone could have expected! The final arc of Yuki Tabata's original manga series has laid out its plan of needing Asta to master a new power in just a week before Lucius Zogratis kicks off the final Judgment Day war for the fate of humanity. But as fans know about this series by now, things always move a lot faster than initially one would expect them to.

The last time Asta had seen Sister Lily, she turned down his confession that he had been building to basically his entire life. This was already tough enough for him to swallow, but soon enough she's caught within Lucius' dangerous power and was given a "purified" version of Beelzebub and was able to use its Spatial Magic abilities. This broke Asta's heart, and the newest chapter of the series has teased he'll be coming face to face with her soon enough. 

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What Happened in Black Clover Chapter 343? 

Chapter 343 of Black Clover continues Asta's training with Ichika, and the two of them end up having a quite serious battle when they disagree over Captain Yami's past. It's here that Asta sees just how he stacks up with Ichika's use of Zetten, and discovers that he is nearly quite there in terms of making it work in just the way he wants to for the rematch with Lucius to come. But while he's supposed to be training, looks like he's already getting into his next fight. 

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The final moments of the chapter see the brainwashed Sister Lily Paladin appearing with two others (one who seems to be a brainwashed Gaja somehow) at the Land of the Sun. Likely ordered by Lucius to take it out of the equation ahead of the final war, now Asta needs to quickly master Zetten much faster than he hoped to. On top of that, he now has to face Sister Lily again while being sure not to harm her because she's still in there somewhere. 

What do you think will come of this reunion between Asta and the brainwashed Sister Lily? Do you think he will be able to break through to her? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!