After a two-year hiatus, Black Clover is finally making a comeback, much to the delight of fans. The hit anime series left viewers on the edge of their seats with the season four finale in March 2021. While season five is still a little way off, fans can find solace in the upcoming film, Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King, which promises to take them back to the captivating world of the Clover Kingdom.
With the release of a new anime film, a wave of anticipation and curiosity washes over fans. Will the movie follow the original storyline? Where can eager fans catch it? Does the film pick up right after the events of season four? Fret not, for we have gathered all the information you need to know about Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King.
What Is Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King About?
Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King marks the first film in the Black Clover franchise and promises to deliver an all-new story. Asta, the determined protagonist, embarks on a thrilling journey where he encounters the former Wizard King and a host of new and familiar characters. While specific story details remain scarce, fans can expect epic battles and breathtaking animation to fill the screen. As the film’s release draws closer, we hope to uncover more exciting details about the plot.
Is Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King Canon?
Fans may wonder if Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King aligns with the original manga’s canon storyline. Rest assured, as the film’s creator, Yūki Tabata, is involved as a supervisor. He has described the film as a story that explores the question, “Why didn’t you do this in the original manga?” This suggests that while the film may not adapt the exact events from the manga, it will fit seamlessly within the world of Black Clover.
While Sword of the Wizard King may not be strictly considered manga canon, it might still interconnect with the anime series through original stories that reference the film’s events. With Tabata’s involvement and endorsement, fans are encouraged to enjoy the movie’s captivating tale, regardless of its direct impact on the manga’s overarching plot.
Does Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King Have a Release Date?
Originally scheduled for release on March 16th, 2023, Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King faced delays due to complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during production. Like many other shows and movies, Black Clover was not exempt from the disruptions caused by the ongoing global situation.
Thankfully, fans need not wait much longer, as the film is now slated for release on June 16th, 2023. This summer, viewers will once again have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the captivating world of the Clover Kingdom.
Will Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King Be in Theaters?
Surprisingly, Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King will not have a theatrical release. Instead, the film will debut exclusively on the popular streaming platform, Netflix, worldwide. This means that fans can enjoy the movie’s magic and excitement from the comfort of their own homes.
Although the Black Clover anime is not currently available for streaming on Netflix, it is interesting to note that the film will be premiering on this platform rather than on Crunchyroll, which is traditionally associated with anime content. For those who need to catch up on the series, all four seasons of Black Clover are currently streaming on both Crunchyroll and Funimation.
Is There a Trailer for Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King?
Excitement reached new heights when the first teaser trailer for Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King dropped in October 2022. The trailer provides a tantalizing glimpse into the film, showcasing intense action sequences and ending with Asta’s powerful proclamation: “Persistence is my magic!” Fans were immediately captivated by the teaser’s energy and were left eagerly anticipating more.
As the film’s production progressed, a second trailer was released, offering even more glimpses of the film’s action-packed sequences. The trailer features the rousing song “Here I Stand” by TREASURE, further elevating the anticipation and setting the stage for a truly thrilling cinematic experience. Every aspect of Sword of the Wizard King, from the voice acting to the score, is shaping up to be a memorable and exhilarating adventure.
Additionally, a character promo centered around Asta was unveiled, reminding fans of the character’s indomitable spirit and determination. This brief clip serves as a poignant reminder of why viewers grew to love Asta as the series’ main protagonist.
With all these exciting updates, fans of Black Clover eagerly await the release of Sword of the Wizard King, eagerly anticipating the next chapter in this captivating tale of magic and friendship.
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