|Adult Swim (Toonami)|
|December 2, 2017 - Present|
|Ongoing (List of Episodes)|
Black Clover is a Japanese anime series, adapted from the manga series of the same name created by Yūki Tabata. The series is produced by Pierrot and directed by Tatsuya Yoshihara. The series premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo on October 3, 2017 and Crunchyroll also began streaming the series with subtitles in October. Funimation has licensed the series in North America and began streaming the English dub on October 29, 2017. The series premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on December 2, 2017 at 11:30 PM. On April 7, 2018, the series was moved to the 1:00 AM time slot, to make room for a rerun of FLCL. On January 5, 2019, the series was moved to the 2:00 AM time slot. On April 13, 2019, the series was moved to the 1:30 AM time slot. The series is rated TV-PG-DLV and TV-14-DLV on Adult Swim.
Asta and Yuno are orphans who were raised together from birth after being abandoned at a church orphanage on the outskirts of the Clover Kingdom. In a world where everyone has the natural ability to perform magic, Asta is the only person born without any, leading him to train physically to compensate. Conversely, Yuno was born as a prodigy with immense magical power and the talent to control it. When they are 15, Asta and Yuno are granted the ability to become wizards known as Magic Knights by receiving grimoires, with which all magical power is channeled. Yuno is granted a wind-based grimoire held by the kingdom's first Wizard King, while Asta does not receive one. However, when a thief incapacitates Yuno to try and sell his grimoire on the black market, Asta summons his own grimoire, which contains the rare and mysterious Anti-Magic, enabling him to cancel out all magical effects, to defeat him. The story then follows the two boys in their time within separate squads in the Magic Knights, as they build a friendly rivalry to try and become the Wizard King themselves.
Asta — an orphan who was left under the care of a church during his infancy. He has no magic power, and overcomes his weakness through training his physical strength. He is the wielder of the five-leaf clover grimoire and a member of the Black Bull squad. He wields an anti-magic sword that is capable of nullifying any form of magic called the Magic Cleaving Sword. He later acquires a second anti-magic sword, capable of absorbing magic, called the Magic Eating Sword.
Yuno — an orphan who was left under the care of a church during his infancy. He is the wielder of the four-leaf clover grimoire and a member of the Golden Dawn squad. He uses wind-based magic and becomes the chosen partner of Sylph, the wind spirit. His serious attitude was born after Asta was injured defending him as a child.
|Character||English Voice Actor||Japanese Voice Actor|
|Asta||Dallas Reid||Gakuto Kajiwara|
|Yuno||Micah Solusod||Nobunaga Shimazaki|
|Noelle Silva||Jill Harris||Kana Yūki|
|Yami Sukehiro||Christopher R. Sabat||Junichi Suwabe|
|Finral Roulacase||Brandon McInnis||Jun Fukuyama|
|Magna Swing||Ian Sinclair||Genki Muro|
|Luck Voltia||Justin Briner||Ayumu Murase|
|Gauch Adlai||Dave Trosko||Satoshi Hino|
|Vanessa Enoteca||Lydia Mackay||Nana Mizuki|
|Charmy Pappitson||Sarah Wiedenheft||Kiyono Yasuno|
|Gordon Agrippa||Mike McFarland||Kenichirou Matsuda|
|Julius Nova Chrono||Robert McCollum||Toshiyuki Morikawa|
|Fuegoleon Vermilion||J. Michael Tatum||Katsuyuki Konishi|
|Nozel Silva||Ricco Fajardo||Kousuke Toriumi|
|Jack the Ripper||Justin Cook||Daisuke Namikawa|
|Charlotte Roselei||Colleen Clinkenbeard||Yu Kobayashi|
|William Vangeance||Josh Grelle||Daisuke Ono|
|Mimosa Vermilion||Bryn Apprill||Asuka Nishi|
|Klaus Lunettes||Aaron Roberts||Takuma Terashima|
|High Priest||Brian Mathis||Kazuki Nakao|
|Sister Lily||Dawn M. Bennett||Miyu Kubota|
|Arlu||Sara Ragsdale||Hitomi Sasaki|
|Reka||Megan Shipman||Risa Kayama|
|Revchi||Daman Mills||Yuto Suzuki|
|Tower Master||Bill Jenkins||—|
|Color||Story Arc||Episodes||Toonami Season Premiere||Toonami Season Finale|
|1||13||December 2, 2017||March 10, 2018|
|2||06||March 17, 2018||April 21, 2018|
|3||08||April 28, 2018||June 23, 2018|
|4||12||June 30, 2018||September 22, 2018|
|5||11||September 29, 2018||December 15, 2018|
|6||15||January 5, 2019||April 13, 2019|
|7||07||April 20, 2019||June 1, 2019|
|8||14||June 8, 2019||TBA|
- Japan (TV Tokyo) — October 3, 2017 - Present
- United States (Adult Swim) — December 2, 2017 - Present
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Want more Toonami? You’re in luck! ". facebook.com/toonami. November 17, 2017. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850.1073741828.1440408039583372/1830317907259048/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on November 18, 2017.
- ↑ "Crunchyroll Streams New English-subtitled Trailer for Black Clover Anime ". animenewsnetwork.com. September 17, 2017. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-09-17/crunchyroll-streams-new-english-subtitled-trailer-for-black-clover-anime/.121459. Retrieved on November 24, 2017.
- ↑ "Funimation Reveals Black Clover English Dub Cast, October 29 Premiere ". animenewsnetwork.com. October 26, 2017. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-10-26/funimation-reveals-black-clover-english-dub-cast-october-29-premiere/.123258. Retrieved on November 24, 2017.
- ↑ "This Saturday night, Toonami’s taking you on a few sci-fi adventures ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. April 2, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/videos/vb.1440408039583372/1889451674679004/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on April 11, 2018.
- ↑ "So we heard from some people that we WEREN’T actually building you a better cartoon show like we had said ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. April 4, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2118669455090557/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on April 5, 2019.