The new exciting Black Clover film, Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King (Black Clover: Mahо̄tei no Ken), made its debut in Japan and worldwide on June 16 on Netflix. Initially scheduled for a March 31 release, the film faced a delay due to the spread of COVID-19 amongst the production crew.
Increasing the hype, the official Twitter account for the movie shared a new promotional video, previewing the atmosphere-setting soundtrack, including “Break Together” and “Haruka Mirai” performed by Kankaku Pierrot. The previously announced theme song, Here I Stand, is performed by Treasure.
Diving into the Clover Kingdom again, we can witness Asta and Yuno battle against each other and their powerful foes. With the anime series on hold, fans were thirsty for more Black Clover content, but the new anime film put an end to their wait. The film failed to disappoint, reaching the second spot on Netflix’s Top Movies in just one week of its release.
Undoubtedly, fans devoured every minute of the flawless animation, engaging storytelling, and character development portrayed in the movie. Currently top 8th on Netflix, let’s take a look at everything we know about the series.
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Sword of the Wizard King: Details
In the first week of the film’s release, movie-goers were treated to an exclusive book titled “Volume 23.5” at the theatres. This limited-edition book is packed with exciting content for fans to enjoy. It features character designs of the film’s original characters, created by Yūki Tabata, along with a captivating short novel written by film writer Johnny Onda.
Additionally, book-holders will be delighted to find an interview with the talented voice actors involved in bringing the characters to life. The book is available only in the first week and is in limited quantity.
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The anime film is directed by Ayataka Tanemura and produced by Aniplex. Yuki Tabaka supervised and handled the original character designs, with Itsuko Takeda designing the characters, Minako Seki composing the music, and Johnny Onda and Ai Orii writing the scripts.
The cast includes Konrad Leto, voiced by Toshihiko Seki, Milly Maxwell, voiced by Marie Litoyo, Jester, voiced by Fumiya Takahashi, Princia, voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro and Edward, voiced by Houchu Ohtsuka.
The Plot of the Film
Yuki Tabaka previously mentioned that the film is set in the same universe but is not a continuation of the anime series, meaning it includes a new story altogether.
Set in the Clover Kingdom, a world where magic rules all, the anime film revolves around Asta, a young orphan who dreams of becoming the Wizard King, the highest-ranking magical user in the kingdom. But unlike his friends, Asta has no magical abilities whatsoever, making him an outcast in the kingdom.
Asta is determined to surpass his limits and pursue his dreams no matter what. Along with his rival and closest friend, Yuno, who possesses exceptional magical talent, they embark on a journey to become Wizard King.
However, Conrad Leto, the former Wizard King who was once loved by the people of the Clover Kingdom, wishes to resurrect Edward Avalaché, Princia Funnybunny, and Jester Garandaros to take over the Clover Kingdom.
Black Clover is all about believing that no matter how tough things get, you can always “surpass your limits.” The story mainly revolves around friendship, intense battle scenes, and improving your skill.
The anime film got an overall 8.5 rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The action sequences have forever hyped up fans, leaving them at the edge of their seats with smiles on their faces. The movie can be streamed on Netflix worldwide!
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