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Crunchyroll to Stream Black Clover Anime Series Starting in October

posted on 2017-07-14 23:47 EDT
Also: character designs revealed for Asta, Yuno

Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Yūki Tabata's Black Clover manga starting in October. The anime will premiere in Japan in October on TV Tokyo.

The official website for the anime also revealed the character designs for the show's two main cast members on Saturday.

Newcomer Gakuto Kajiwara (Eromanga Sensei background character) as Asta


Nobunaga Shimazaki (World Trigger's Hyuse, Free!'s Haruka Nanase, My Love Story!!'s Makoto Sunakawa) as Yuno

Weekly Shonen Jump will reveal the character design and voice actor for Yami in the 34th issue on July 24.

28-year-old anime director Tatsuya Yoshihara (Monster Musume, Yatterman Night, Muromi-san, Long Riders!) is directing the anime at Studio Pierrot. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Is the order a rabbit?, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Yatterman Night) is handling the series composition. Itsuko Takeda (Ristorante Paradiso, Level E, Blue Drop) is the character designer and Kumiko Tokunaga (2nd season of Kingdom) is the sub-character designer. Kosei Takahashi (key animation for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON) is the prop designer, Aiko Shinohara (Fairy Tail, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) is handling the color design, and Minako Seki (The Silver Guardian, both seasons of Kingdom) is composing the music.

Crunchyroll describes the series:

In a world where magic is everything, Asta and Yuno are both found abandoned at a church on the same day. While Yuno is gifted with exceptional magical powers, Asta is the only one in this world without any. At the age of fifteen, both receive grimoires, magic books that amplify their holder's magic. Asta's is a rare Grimoire of Anti-Magic that negates and repels his opponent's spells. Being opposite but good rivals, Yuno and Asta are ready for the hardest of challenges to achieve their common dream: to be the Wizard King. Giving up is never an option!

The show's staff will reveal more information at the upcoming "Jump Victory Carnival 2017" event, which takes place in Tokyo on July 22 and in Osaka on July 29.

Tabata began the series in Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2015. Viz Media publishes the manga in North America digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and also in print. The manga inspired an event anime that screened in Japan in November and December. The event anime then shipped on DVD with the manga's 11th volume on May 2.


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