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It’s been known for a while that Yuuki Tabata’s Black Clover manga had been green-lit for a television anime series.  The 47th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen JUMP magazine revealed who would be playing the parts of Asta and Yuno.  The part of Asta will be played by Shun Horie who previously voiced Seiya Urisaka from Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation.  Yuno will be played by Souma Saito who previously voiced Tadashi Yamaguchi from the hit volleyball series Haikyu

XEBEC will be the studio behind the television anime, which is set to have an original story versus following the manga’s story.  XEBEC has been known to do this before as they also created five seasons of the Mega Man Battle Network anime (Rockman.EXE), all comprising of an original story that had nothing to do with the manga as well. 

VIZ Media holds the license to distribute the Black Clover manga in North America in both digital and physical formats. As of the time of this writing, up to three physical volumes are available for purchase.  VIZ Media describes the story of Black Clover as follows:

SHONEN JUMP‘s breakaway hit of 2015, a fantasy action-adventure about mastering magical powers. Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem – he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure – Asta will never give up! The series is also currently featured in WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP magazine.

You can find reviews of the first two volumes of Black Clover at the following links:

Black Clover Vol. 1 Review: http://www.theouterhaven.net/2016/07/76557/

Black Clover Vol. 2 Review: http://www.theouterhaven.net/2016/10/black-clover-volume-2-review/

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Josh Piedra

Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years!