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Asta, Yami, & Yuno Vie for Top Spot in Black Clover Popularity Poll

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Did Asta scream his way to the top or did the talented Yuno finally earn his right to claim the title of "Wizard King?"

This year's 29th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump revealed the results of its Black Clover popularity poll. Did Asta scream his way to the top or did the talented Yuno finally earn his right to claim the title of "Wizard King?" Here's the results from readers in Japan.

  1. Asta: 3,064 votes
  2. Yami Sukehiro: 1,967 votes
  3. Yuno: 1,421 votes
  4. Luck Voltia: 1.214 votes
  5. Julius Novachrono: 1,032 votes
  6. Fuegoreon Vermillion: 836 votes
  7. Mereoleona Vermillion: 709 votes
  8. Gauche Adlai: 725 votes
  9. Noelle Silva: 709 votes
  10. Nozel Silva: 641 votes
  11. Finral
  12. Gordon
  13. Mimosa
  14. Charmy
  15. Zora
  16. Vanessa
  17. Leo
  18. Charlotte
  19. Nero
  20. Grey/Sekke

Viz's English language edition of Weekly Shonen Jump included the same poll results as well as the results from its own readers. How do the results compare and are North American fans as head over heels for the manga's protagonist?

  1. Yami Sukehiro
  2. Asta
  3. Noelle
  4. Yuno
  5. Finral
  6. Zora
  7. Julius Novachrono
  8. Luck Voltia
  9. Mimosa
  10. Charmy

Asta may have dropped to #2 in Viz's poll but the largest difference might be for the lead female protagonist Noelle who takes third place for English readers while barely climbing into the top 10 for Japanese readers.

The Black Clover anime premiered in Japan last October. Crunchyroll is streaming the series in Japanese with English subtitles, and Funimation is streaming the show's English dub. The anime's website lists the anime for a full year with 51 episodes.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

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 debuted on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on December 2.


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