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Black Clover Anime Adds Kenyuu Horiuchi, Yuichiro Umehara to Cast

posted on by Bayleigh Baker
Anime premiered on October 3 with Crunchyroll stream, Funimation dub

The official website for the television anime of Yūki Tabata's Black Clover manga revealed two more cast members on Monday. Both new characters are from the Diamond Kingdom, and will debut in the series in the 15th episode on Tuesday.

The new cast includes:

Kenyuu Horiuchi as Lotus Whomalt
Yūichirō Umehara as Mars

The 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 screened the anime's first four episodes in select North American theaters last month on December 6, 9 and 10.

The anime debuted new opening and ending theme songs with the show's 14th episode on January 9. The five-member BiSH, a self-described "punk band without instruments," performed the new opening song "PAiNT it BLACK," while SWANKY DANK, a four-member pop punk band from Tokyo, performed the new ending theme song "Amazing Dreams." The announcement of the new theme songs also noted that the manga has 5 million copies in print.

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!

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.

Source: Comic Natalie

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