Black Clover is now kicking off the first major phase of the manga's final arc, and the newest chapter of the series has finally shared the first look at Yami Sukehiro's original country of origin! Yami was already a notable member of the Magic Knights from his very first introduction as not only did he notably come from another country, but seemed to think much differently than all of the other fighters. His knowledge and use of ki together with all of the hints about his original home added further mysteries, and now fans are finally getting to see where he came from!
With the final arc now in high gear as Asta was teleported away from the Clover Kingdom and seemingly killed, the previous chapter of the series saw him wash onto the shore of a new place with a mysterious person coming to his aid. With the newest chapter of the series following this up and revealing what had happened to Asta since washing up on that shore, it's actually revealed that he had come to the faraway Land of the Sun, the country that Yami is actually originally from.
Chapter 337 of Black Clover picks up some time after Asta washed up on the short of a new country, and he wakes up to find his rescuer actually knew Yami when they were kids. He explains that his name is Ryuya Ryudo, and that he's the shogun of the Land of the Sun. It's a Japanese inspired country described as a "foreign country, a long, long, looong" way from the Clover Kingdom. Ryuya explains that Yami was 13 the last time they had last seen each other, and so it seems like Asta had landed in just the perfect place.
Asta mentions that Yami and Ryuya's ki is vaguely similiar, and the two do look a bit alike, but it's yet to be revealed as to whether or not there's a deeper connection between the two beyond just being old pals. But as Asta continues to stay in this foreign country for a while, it seems like we will get to learn much more about the Land of the Sun as the final arc of the series continues towards the end.
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