Black Clover To Get An Anime Series

If you are a fan of Black Clover, then it is time you got excited. After teasing a big announcement on the way, the creator of Black Clover have finally given fans what they’ve been asking for. An anime adaptation of the popular shonen series is coming to television, and it will be produced by one of Japan’s biggest studios.

Thanks to Studio Pierrot, Black Clover will be making the long-awaited jump from the page to the small screen. The announcement came at Shonen Jump’s Jump Festa on Sunday. Creator Yūki Tabata attended a special panel alongside Ryotaro Okiayu and idol Honoka Akimoto to share the news with the world.

If you are not familiar with Black Clover, then you still have some time to familiarize yourself with the series before its anime debuts. The series began in February 2015 when Weekly Shonen Jump began publishing Tabata’s story. Abroad, Viz Media has since started to publish the manga on its digital Weekly Shonen Jump anthology, and it has amassed a rather large fandom over the past year.

The show follows to characters named Asta and Yuno who were raised together at an orphanage in the Clover Kingdom. The world they live in is one where everyone has magical powers, but Asta defied the trend. For some reason, the boy was born with no powers unlike his friend who is a prodigy of sorts. Black Clover follows the friends as they compete with each other to become the country’s Wizard King once Asta is gifted with a rare sort of power known as Anti-Magic.

During its run, Black Clover has been compared to iconic shonen franchises like Fairy Tail and One Piece. The show’s adolescent cast, intense action sequences, and overt humor have left many enamored with it. The show’s fans will only increase when its anime goes live, and fans are already counting down the days until that happens.

Originally, reports from Jump Festa said that Black Clover would hit television next year, but those statements have since be redacted. There is no set premiere date for the much-anticipated anime, but many fans believe it may debut in late 2017 to early 2018. For those of you wanting to read the Black Clover manga, then you better get to reading. The manga currently houses nine volumes with more than 80 issues to its name.

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(Photo: Weekly Shonen Jump)
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