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Shun Horie, Sōma Saitō Star in Black Clover Event Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime screening at Jump Special Anime Festa event features original story

This year's 47th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that the Black Clover event anime that will screen at this year's Jump Special Festa Anime event will star Shun Horie (Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation's Seiya Urisaka) as Asta and Sōma Saitō (Haikyu!!'s Tadashi Yamaguchi) as Yuno.

XEBEC is animating the anime, which will feature an original story.

This year's Jump Special Anime Festa event will first take place in Tokyo's Yomiuri Hall on November 27, and then in Sapporo's Sapporo Cinema Frontier, Nagoya's Toho Cinemas Nagoya Bay City, Osaka's Toho Cinemas Umeda Main Building and Nanba Main Building, and Fukuoka's Toho Cinemas Tenjin Main Building on December 4.

Viz Media publishes Yūki Tabata's original Black Clover manga in North America, and it describes the story:

SHONEN JUMP's breakaway hit of 2015, a fantasy action-adventure about mastering magical powers. 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 series is also currently featured in WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP magazine.

Viz Media publishes the manga digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and also in print.


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