TV Review: ‘Black Clover’ Leaves Audiences Wanting More

Originally released in 2015, Black Clover is an exciting, action-packed fantasy series that wrapped up in March.

Based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yūki Tabata, the show is available for streaming on Hulu.

The show stars Asta (Gakuto Kajiwara), a young boy from a small town, Hage Village.  He is born without magic in a world where magic is everything. Despite this, he aspires to become a Wizard King. He grows up with his best friend, Yuno (Micah Solusod), who possesses strong magic power with an equal ambition to become a Wizard King.

Every year, young wizards gather to show their skills and receive grimoires, magic books with spells. Asta and Yuno must pass important tests to become Magic Knights of Clover Kingdom. Nine Magic Knight squads select recruits based on their performance. This forces Asta and Yuno to become rivals, but in a way you might now imagine. 

The show has received a 8.3/10 on IMDb and 9.5/10 on the anime website Crunchyroll. Although the show is complete, it is fairly long with 170 episodes with enough action, energy, comedy, and twists to keep you wanting more.