Black Clover movie announcement confirmed for October 2022: What is the movie’s plot?

Black Clover key visual.
Black Clover key visual. Pic credit:

A Black Clover movie announcement is coming soon!

On October 3, 2022, the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Yuuki Tabata’s Black Clover adventure, fantasy manga was celebrating the Black Clover anime’s 5th anniversary. They announced that more news about the upcoming movie would be released within a week, so in the next few days! Anime Geek will be sure to keep you posted.

What we know for certain is that the Black Clover movie release date in Japan is confirmed for 2023!

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Today, Black Clover is celebrating their 5th Anniversary! A celebratory illustration by the director, Ayataka Tanemura, which features Asta, has also been released.

Celebratory Black Clover illustration.
Celebratory Black Clover illustration created for the fifth anniversary on October 3, 2022. Pic credit: @bclover_PR/Twitter

One die-hard Black Clover fan stated that the upcoming news would actually be a key visual focusing on Noelle.

Meanwhile, here is some Noelle fan art to keep you happy while you’re waiting for the official key visual.

Noelle and Asta fan art.
Noelle and Asta fan art. Pic credit: Manu-chann

Do you believe Noelle is “best girl”. Do you want her to get together with Asta?

You can watch the Black Clover movie trailer for the upcoming film here:

The Black Clover trailer doesn’t give many hints about what to expect from the story.

What is the plot of the Black Clover film?

Black Clover film key visual.
Black Clover film key visual. Pic credit:

Due to the fact that the combined key visual for the film includes Asta and Yuno it’s safe to say that the plot will revolve mostly around them. This may mean we’ll get more Golden Dawn flashbacks.

Based on the trailer we can deduce that the movie is going to take place after the Time Skip, but before the Spade Invasion. Asta’s character design features his “muscular look”, but with an added ripped hoodie that fans are already hoping he will be sporting throughout the movie.

Yami is shown in the trailer, which means this has to take place during the Time Skip, but before Yami was captured. This means Yami will have a large role in the film. We may even get to go to Yami’s mysterious homeland – the Land of the Sun. Does Yami have family and friends back home? Hopefully, we’ll find out in this movie!

I’m not a Black Clover manga reader and don’t want to spoil myself too much, but apparently, in Black Clover Chapter 337 Asta gets swept away to Yami’s homeland – the Land of the Sun.

Black Clover Chapter 337 manga page.
Black Clover Chapter 337 manga page. Pic credit: Viz Media

The entire Black Bulls squad is shown in the trailer, which means they will be in the film.

The trailer begins with Asta saying, “Neither of us were chosen by mana.” Who is “us”? Does this mean the film’s villain will be a Devil User like Asta?

What is the plot of Black Clover?

Black Clover is a fantasy Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuuki Tabata. The story’s hero is a young boy named Asta, who was born without any magic power, which is an oddity in the world he lives in where everyone possesses at least some magical power. Despite his limitations, Asta dreams of one day becoming the Wizard King.

In 2017, the first OVA adaptation produced by Xebec Zwei was released. From October 2017 to March 2021 an anime TV series adaptation produced by Pierrot aired in Japan on TV Tokyo. The new Black Clover film is set to premiere in 2023! It was revealed in the Blu-ray release of the Black Clover TV series that Ayataka Tanemura would direct the film. Crunchyroll and Funimation have licensed the anime series.

Asta was a young orphan mysteriously left to be raised in an orphanage alongside fellow orphan, Yuno. While his friend Yuno is able to utilize mana in the form of magical power, Asta cannot and decides to focus on increasing his physical strength with muscle training. Yuno is a prodigy gifted with immense magical power and the talent to control wind magic.

Both Asta and Yuno have the same goal – to become the Wizard King (who has power only second to the king of Clover Kingdom) and form a rivalry that pushes them both to improve their respective skills. During a special ceremony, Yuno obtains a legendary four-leaf grimoire (magic book) that is known for only appearing to the most powerful mages.

Despite Asta’s lack of magic a grimoire also appears to him. However, Asta’s grimoire is a black five-leaf book that contains elf swords and a Devil that uses rare anti-magic. After the ceremony, Asta and Yuno each join a Magic Knight squad that will aid them on their path to becoming the Wizard King.

Asta is chosen to join the Black Bulls under their leader Yami Sukehiro and alongside Asta’s love interest, Noelle Silva. The Black Bulls are looked down upon by the other squads and filled with powerful yet eccentric and often misunderstood individuals. Yuno gets to join the squad that is the most powerful and popular known as the Golden Dawn. Golden Dawn is filled with talented and courageous individuals.

Asta and Yuno embark on various adventures while having to go up against an extremist group called the Eye of the Midnight Sun, whose leadership is manipulated by a Devil in avenging an injustice committed against the Elves by the Clover Kingdom at the time of its founding.

Are you looking forward to the Black Clover 2023 movie? Are you hoping to see Yami’s homeland? Who d you think the new villain will be? Let us know in the comment section below!

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