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Manga Review: Black Clover, Vol 11

Hey all, Dani here.

Today was a weirdly interesting day. This morning Damian and I were getting ready for work and I was just starting to pull on my shoes when we both received phone calls from our workplace’s automated calling system. It told us that there was a power outage at work and so they had decided to have us show up two hours later than normal. Cool, well we went back to sleep. Two hours later I’m once again starting to pull on my shoes and we get phone calls again, telling us that the work day has been cancelled. So I feel like a kid again, you know when the winter weather is bad and you find out that your two hour delay has turned into a cancellation? I haven’t had anything like that since I became a full-time working adult. So it was fun but weird. So we spent the day reading, writing, playing video games, and relaxing. Overall a good day…though we obviously didn’t get paid for it.

Anyway, to the topic at hand: Manga Monday. I read this during The Reading Rush 2019. Actually my entire Reading Rush TBR was all manga, so that was a fun time. Reading 7 volumes of manga in a week is pretty easy, but I had a great time with it. And actually this is the last volume of this series that I’ve read, so I need to sit down and read some more. But don’t worry, I have plenty more volumes of manga to review, so this blog series shows no signs of slowing down or stopping.

Black Clover Vol11

Book Details

Story & Art by: Yuki Tabata

Publisher: VIZ Media

Summary

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!

As the battle for the Forest of Witches continues, Asta goes up against a member of the Diamond Kingdom. But when a powerful mage switches sides, it may throw the whole fight into chaos.

My Thoughts

Rating: 5 stars

Damian and I have started watching the anime again by downloading episodes using our Funimation account and then watching them offline at home, and we’re just a smidge past what happens in this volume, but I just continue to be impressed by the storylines and the character development and the worldbuilding. It makes me so excited to continue reading these volumes.

If I’m being completely honest, I think that this series is pretty much the natural successor to Fairy Tail. They both have quirky odd-ball found families that keep fighting and never give up on each other or others or the world. It is amazing and awe-inspiring, and I love how inspired I feel from reading and watching these.

There is so much action in this volume, as it is primarily a battle for the Forest of Witches, with the Diamond Kingdom, the Black Bulls, and the witches all involved.

The connections between various characters just gets more detailed and complex, and I can’t help but get emotional thinking about how much this series already means to me. There are only 17 volumes out so far, with 100 episodes of the anime, and I’ve only read 11 of them, but I’m as emotionally invested and attached as I am with Fairy Tail, which has 63 volumes of manga, and 328 episodes of the anime.

I promise that I’ll try to take bullet point notes when reading future volumes so my reviews don’t need to be so incredibly vague.

Where to Get a Copy

You can get your own copy of this volume from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local independent bookstore.

You can also check with your local library.

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