Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King Premieres on Netflix in March 2023

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An original anime film titled Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King will premiere on Netflix on March 31, 2023. Based on the long-running Black Clover series, the film will feature an original story about the Wizard King, supervised by original creator Yuuki Tabata

The production team also revealed a new teaser visual and 45-second PV trailer of the anime film. 

Additionally, voice actor Toshihiko Seki will voice a new character named Konrad, who served as a previous Wizard King. 

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The production staff includes Ayataka Tanemura (Fuuto PI assistant director) as director, Itsuko Takeda (Twin Star Exorcists) as character designer, and Minako Seki (The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?) as music composer. Studio Pierrot is handling the animation production. 

The Black Clover anime series ran for 170 episodes from October 3, 2017 to March 30, 2021. It is based on the manga series by Tabata, which currently runs in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since February 16, 2015. It is published under the Jump Comics label, with Viz Media releasing the series in English. 32 volumes have been released as of April 4, 2022, with a 33rd volume due on November 4, 2022. The series has also inspired various spin-off manga, a light novel, and video games.

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Crunchyroll streamed Black Clover in select English-speaking countries and territories. It describes the anime series as:

In a world where magic is everything, Asta and Yuno are both found abandoned at a church on the same day. While Yuno is gifted with exceptional magical powers, Asta is the only one in this world without any. At the age of fifteen, both receive grimoires, magic books that amplify their holder’s magic. Asta’s is a rare Grimoire of Anti-Magic that negates and repels his opponent’s spells. Being opposite but good rivals, Yuno and Asta are ready for the hardest of challenges to achieve their common dream: to be the Wizard King. Giving up is never an option! 

Source: Netflix Anime

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He also contributes work to the website Yatta Tachi. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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