Hey all, Dani here.
The weekend felt too short, and I am tired. It was nice to have a lazy movie-watching birthday with Damian yesterday, though. Anyway, let’s talk the next volume in one of my favorite series with today’s Manga Monday.
Story and Art: Yuki Tabata
Published by: VIZ Media
In a world of magic, Asta, a boy with anti-magic powers, will do whatever it takes to become the Wizard King!
Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem—he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure—Asta will never give up!
The mysterious terrorist group calling itself the Eye of the Midnight Sun has been repelled from the Clover Kingdom, but the damage done is great. One of the Magic Knight captains has been gravely injured and Asta’s been kidnapped. How will the Wizard King respond…?
Rating: 5 stars
Asta is such a great character, and I love seeing the journeys of Yuno and Noelle and all of the other wizards as these different villains show up.
I mean, yes, Asta is kind of the main focus of the series, as he is the one with the Black Clover Grimoire, but I like that we are learning more about his friends and allies as part of this journey.
I say it all the time when talking this series (both the manga and the anime), but if you like Fairy Tail–specifically their determination and the ideal of never giving up, then this series will feel very similar. I would make the argument that with Fairy Tail’s manga run being over and their anime ending soon, Black Clover is the natural successor. It occupies the same place in my heart, anyway.
The guilds feel very similar to me, at least in spirit. I’m not trying to say that one is imitating the other. These characters will do almost anything for each other. That can definitely be seen in this volume as the Black Bulls and others try to figure out how to rescue Asta. None of them plan to give up on him because they know that he wouldn’t give up on any of them. And I just love the good feelings from that sort of camaraderie. It’s great.