Last Friday, June 16, Netflix premiered “Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King” (“Burakku Kurōbā: Mahōtei no Ken” in its original language), a tape based on the manga of the same name and created by Yūki Tabata, which follows Asta’s fight against Conrad, the ancient wizard king who seeks to destroy the Kingdom of Clover.
The film is the first of the popular anime and manga and introduces new concepts such as the power of Imperial Sword of Elsdocia and strengthens the powers of Polea child without magic, and Yunothe wizard genius chosen by the legendary 4-leaf Grimoire.
It should be noted that currently,Black Clover“The fourth season has finished and a fifth installment is already in development, so the release of a tape could affect the continuity of the story that began in 2017.
IS “BLACK CLOVER: THE SWORD OF THE WIZARD KING” CANON?
Like other anime-based films, “Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King” features an original story not seen in any arc of Yuki Tabata’s original manga, but the creator oversees the final product and is part of the development.
However, and repeating the pattern of other works, the film can easily fit into the continuity as a separate event that increases the experience of the characters.
The Netflix movie fits into the Black Clover timeline, taking place just before the television anime’s close, leading up to the final battles seen during the final episodes of season four.
This is why as Asta and the Magic Knights prepared for the next wave of fights against the Dark Triad, fans of the story can make the jump from anime to film and from the movie to the new season, without affecting the continuity, but reinforces the characters.
WHERE IS “THE SWORD OF THE WIZARD” LOCATED WITHIN BLACK CLOVER?
The film opens with a tournament in which the strongest knights in the world Clover Kingdom they compete to see who is closest to becoming the new Wizard King, highlighting a scene where it is mentioned that Asta is still in exile.
That is, the events of the tape are located after the Elves Reincarnation Arc in which Asta and Secre were put on trial and used as scapegoats for all the chaos that was unleashed against the Elves.
Similarly, the abilities that Asta unlocks during his fight against the Zogratis brothers in the final episodes of the anime lines up with the later chapters of the anime. That is, the arc of the Netflix movie is located long after the fights of the Dark Triad.