Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King 1st Four Minutes Previewed

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Netflix has released the first four minutes of Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King on YouTube ahead of the anime movie’s June 16 release. The opening sequence sees Julius Novachrono battling his Wizard King predecessor Conrad Leto in a clash that takes place before the movie’s main events.

Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King‘s original plot, which is supervised by Black Clover creator Yuuki Tabata, involves the return of four former Wizard Kings: Conrad (the 27th), Edward (the 20th), Princia (the 11th), and Jester (the 16th). Voicing them (in order) are Toshihiko SekiHouchuu OotsukaMiyuki Sawashiro, and Fumiya Takahashi.

Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King‘s staff includes Ayataka Tanemura (Black Clover second half, Fuuto PI assistant director) as director, Johnny Onda (Black Clover: Yuno no Sho light novel author) and Ai Orii as scriptwriters, Itsuko Takeda (Black Clover) as character designer, and Minako Seki (Black Clover) as music composer. Studio Pierrot is the animation production studio. 

The returning cast from the series include Gakuto Kajiwara as Asta, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Yuno, Junichi Suwabe as Yami Sukehiro, and Kana Yuuki as Noelle Silva. 

The Black Clover anime series ran from 2017 to 2021 with Tatsuya Yoshihara (Chainsaw Man action director) directing the first half and serving as chief director for the second. The Shueisha-published manga began in 2015 and has 35 tankoubon volumes as of June 2023.

The manga is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump and published under the Jump Comics label. The Black Clover franchise also includes spin-off mangas, a light novel, and video games.

Source: Netflix Anime YouTube channel

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