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Netflix Will Be The Only Game In Town For Black Clover's Sword Of The Wizard King Movie

These days, every popular anime series seems to be forgoing the typical anime release schedule for a feature-length theatrical run. Although anime movies aren't a new idea, they've found greater success in theaters in recent years. "Black Clover" is the latest anime to make the jump to the big screen, following super-successful theatrical runs from Dragon Ball Super and Demon Slayer.

"Black Clover" is set in a fantasy world where everyone, at a young age, develops magical abilities through the use of grimoires. The series focuses on two main characters, Asta and Yuno. Both boys mysteriously appear at an orphanage as babies and grow up together, challenging each other along the way. Yuno quickly develops and masters his magical skills, with many considering him a prodigy. He gets a rare four-leaf grimoire previously used by the first Wizard King. On the other hand, Asta never develops magical abilities but finds a mysterious five-leaf grimoire containing an anti-magic sword. Both characters strive to become the Wizard King and join different Magic Knight squads to begin their journeys.

Although the "Black Clover" manga never stopped publication, the anime ended with Episode 170 in 2021, with the reveal of a movie and the promise of more information at a later date. Now, "Black Clover" fans can rejoice, as there's finally an update on the feature-length movie.

Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King comes to Netflix next year

After over a year of waiting, "Black Clover" fans got the update that the anime's creators promised would come, courtesy of Netflix. The streaming giant surprised everyone by dropping the official teaser for the highly-anticipated movie "Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King." Unfortunately, it's not a full trailer, so it only spans a total of 44 seconds. The short teaser starts with a quick montage of clips quickly recapping the anime. It begins with Yuno and Asta's early promise to become the Wizard King and shows how far the two have come with clips of their strongest powers, Yuno's Spirit Dive and Asta's Black Asta form. 

The teaser then gets into the good stuff, and boy, will it get "Black Clover" fans excited. While plot details are still a secret, the clip gives fans a quick glimpse at what they can expect. We get looks at Wizard King Julius, Captain Yami, Yuno, and Asta. Interestingly enough, Julius is shown as an adult, adding to the confusion surrounding the film's setting — anime fans will remember that Julius revived himself as a child following his fight with Licht. It's still unclear if "Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King" takes place after the events of the anime, at some point during it, or before all of it. Regardless though, it looks like it will be worth the long wait when it releases. 

Before Netflix dropped the teaser, "Black Clover" fans barely had any information regarding the project. When the anime ended, the official Twitter account announced the movie with a special drawing of Asta. After that, it was radio silence.

"Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King" releases on Netflix on March 31, 2023.