Black Clover Anime Casts Kaito Ishikawa
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 40th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the television anime of Yūki Tabata's Black Clover manga has cast Kaito Ishikawa (One-Punch Man's Genos, My Hero Academia's Tenya Iida) as the character Langris Vaude. The character will debut in the anime's 48th episode titled "Despair vs. Hope" that will premiere on Tuesday. Langris is the vice-captain of the Golden Dawn squad.
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.
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.
Kumi Koda (The Law of Ueki, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, Final Fantasy X-2) is performing the new opening theme song "Guess Who Is Back" for the anime, and the all-female dance and vocal group FAKY (Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate-Hen, Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue) are performing the ending theme song "four." Both songs debuted in the 40th episode on July 10.
The show debuted on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on December 2.
Sources: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 40, Comic Natalie