A synopsis of the manga for the uninitiated CLOVER BLACK BELT:
As children, Asta and Yuno were both abandoned at the same church. The two were together for the whole of their lives, but they also enjoyed a fair dose of sibling rivalry. They swore a pledge of fealty to each other that one of them would become the next magic king, thus their goal was clear. Yuno turned out to be a wizard prodigy, but Asta was unable to use magic and had to rely on his physical prowess instead.
When Yuno is placed in a dangerous scenario just after obtaining a mysterious grimoire with a four-leaf clover instead of the more normal three-leaf clover, her true power is shown. He manages to get his hands on the anti-magic grimoire “Black Clover.” With the same goal in mind, these two friends/rivals start off on their journey.
Yki Tabata is the creator of the Black Clover manga series (, Hepburn: Burakku Kurb). Since February 2015, it has been serialized in Weekly Shnen Jump, Shueisha’s manga magazine aimed towards teenagers and young adults. The series’ 33 tankbon volumes collect the episodes as of November 2022. Asta, the protagonist, is a young child who was conceived and raised without any innate magical talents. This is baffling to the people of his planet, because it seems that everyone has some kind of supernatural skill. Asta and his fellow Black Bulls magicians are working toward his ultimate aim of becoming the next Wizard King.
An original video animation based on the manga was created by Xebec Zwei and released in 2017. Pierrot animated a series based on the novel, and it aired in Japan on TV Tokyo from October 2017 to March 2021. This animated feature, currently titled Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King, is set to premiere in Japanese theaters and on Netflix in March 2023.
In North America, Viz Media owns the permission to publish the manga in English, while Crunchyroll has the rights to stream the anime.
Asta, a small kid, is the protagonist of this series. He and another orphan, Yuno, were left in an orphanage when they were very young. Although everyone has the innate ability to channel mana as magical might, Asta has to make do with what she has, so she trains hard to become a formidable athlete. On the other side, Yuno was born with exceptional intelligence, a high magical talent, and the ability to master wind magic.
Due to their common goal of replacing the incumbent Wizard King as ruler of Clover Kingdom, the two young men became friendly rivals. This kingdom’s second-in-command is the Wizard King. Yuno obtains the legendary four-leaf grimoire that belonged to the first Wizard King of the land. The four-leaf grimoire is a rare and prestigious grimoire given exclusively to the most powerful magicians. Asta was able to obtain a mysterious five-leaf grimoire despite his lack of magical skill. The legends surrounding this grimoire tell of a pair of rare elven blades and a bodyless Devil race member who uses special anti-magic. He and Yuno then take the first step toward their objectives by enrolling in the Magic Knights.
While Asta and Noelle Silva have joined the Black Bulls, Yuno has joined the Golden Dawn. Yami Sukehiro heads up the Black Bulls. While on their travels, they encounter a radical group called the Eye of the Midnight Sun, whose leadership is being influenced by a Devil in order to wreak vengeance on the Elves for an injustice perpetrated against them by the Clover Kingdom at the time it was founded. Subsequently, Asta and Yuno learn how their Devils have affected their lives and how the Dark Triad of the Spade Kingdom plans to fully materialize the Devils into their world while the Magic Knights battle the Spade Triad.