Black Clover has kicked things up a notch as it has finally started exploring important elements from Yami's past, and the newest chapter of the series revealed why his younger sister Ichika hates him so much! After Asta took a major loss to Lucius Zogratis, he found himself transported to the Land of the Sun with no real hope of getting back quickly. The silver lining, however, is that this new country also has a new way for him to power up and thus he has begun training with Yami's younger sister in order to be ready for the final fight.
Yami's younger sister Ichika shares a lot of personality qualities with her older brother, but when Asta tries to point this out she gets very angry. This continues throughout their first phase of training, and into the newest chapter as well. When Asta tries to open up to her about how much Yami has done for him throughout the series thus far, Ichika shuts it down quickly. It turns out that the reason she thinks her brother is "scum," is because he was apparently responsible for the massacre of the rest of their family.
Chapter 341 of Black Clover sees Asta and Ichika connect on a deeper level after the two of them had spent time sparring with the other members of the Ryuzen Seven. She explains that she admires the Shogun Ryuya so much because he's been able to reach such a high position in the country despite not having any Yoryoku himself. She then explains that he saved her, and is thus her benefactor, and Asta tries to say the same about Yami. But this is when Ichika shuts it down.
She says he massacred their family, and it certainly opens up a lot of questions about Yami's past as a whole. If he did killed the rest of his clan before heading to the Clover Kingdom, then it paints a much darker color on the Captain we have been rooting for this entire time. At the same time, this also feels like while she might be right about what he did, there could be something else going on that she's not entirely aware of.
Either way, this look into Yami's past has been welcome so far and it seems we're about to learn a lot more about him through his sister's eyes. How do you feel about Yami potentially killing his clan in the past? 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!