Black Clover fans rejoice! A film based on the manga and anime series is coming soon, and some highly-awaited details from the project have been leaked, revealing the title, release date, and a key visual from the film.
The Black Clover movie was announced back in March 2021, before the end of the anime series. On October 3, the anime celebrated its fifth anniversary and announced that a special news would be shared soon. While the official confirmation is still awaited, the leaks have already confirmed the details about the film.
Black Clover Film Release Date and Title Leaked
According to the leaks, the film is all set to release worldwide on March 31, 2023. The film will be launched in theatres across Japan and will be made available to stream on Netflix around the world. The film has been titled Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King.
The Netflix release will be special as fans around the world would be able to watch the film on the same day as its Japanese premiere and would not have to wait for months before they get to experience the movie in their respective countries. Previous anime film adaptations, including One Piece: Red and Jujutsu Kaisen 0, were released internationally a few months after their release in Japan.
Black Clover Film Leaked Visual Features a New Character
The visual also teases a new character named Conard. The character design has been also revealed. Conard or Konard is the former Wizard King to Julius Novachrono, as per the manga series. The king was apparently loved by the citizens of the Clover Kingdom.
Conard has been designed by Yuki Tabata, the manga author. The character will be voiced by Toshihiko Seki, who had previously worked as a voice artist in Demon Slayer as Muzan Kibutsuji and also voiced Iruka Umino from the Naruto franchise.
The title, Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King, hints that Conard might have something to do with Asta. Like Lucius Zogratis, he might also despise the young boy, believing him to be unworthy of being the wizard king.
Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King Potential Storyline
Another leaked visual features Asta, in his after Elf-Reicarnation Arc outfit. There seems to be no effect of Liebe’s anti-magic on his arm, which possibly means that the film is set in the six-month gap period before the start of the Heart Kingdom Joint Struggle Arc.
Not much is known about the storyline currently, but it is certain that the film will be non-canon, which means it can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of whether they have watched the anime or not. The manga story arc post the anime series still have 70 chapters left, which would not be possible to be covered in a 2-hour film.
The Black Clover manga series started getting published in February 2015 in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Since then, 32 volumes have been released in the series. The manga is currently publishing its final arc.
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