Elex Media Hints at Licenses for Black Clover, Cleanliness Boy! Aoyama-kun Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Indonesian publisher Elex Media Komputindo hinted on Saturday that it has licensed Yūki Tabata's Black Clover and Taku Sakamoto's Cleanliness Boy! Aoyama-kun (Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun) manga. While the post does not mention specific titles, the text mentions an "action fantasy" manga and an "excessively clean freak protagonist," while showing photos of volumes for both manga.
Crunchyroll streams Black Clover's anime adaptation, and it 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!
Yūki Tabata launched the Black Clover manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump manga in February 2015, and the manga has more than 6.8 million copies in print. Shueisha published the manga's 18th compiled book volume on November 2.
Cleanliness Boy! Aoyama-kun centers on a handsome young soccer genius named Aoyama who is a Japan representative. His play style is "cleanliness." He doesn't tackle and doesn't head the ball. If he's doing a throw-in, he'll only do it if he's wearing gloves.
Sakamoto published the manga in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine in 2014, and then resumed the series in Weekly Young Jump in 2015. Sakamoto ended the manga earlier this year on January 4. Shueisha published the manga's 13th and final compiled volume on March 19.
The manga inspired a television anime adaptation that premiered in Japan in July 2017.