Fans were given a fresh look at the heroes from Studio Pierrot's new anime series Black Clover, their adaptation of Yuki Tabata's internationally popular fantasy manga. The studio behind the massive Naruto anime franchise also released some of the names of that will be working behind the scenes on the series.
The upcoming anime's first episode was screened at Jump Festa in November 2016, with anxious fans expected to receive more information on the show at the upcoming Jump Victory Carnival 2017 event in Tokyo on July 22nd and in Osaka on July 29th. At the time of this article, no confirmed premiere date has been announced.
The confirmed staff for the project includes: Tatsuya Yoshihara, director; Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, composition; Itsuko Takeda, character design; Kumiko Tokunaga, sub-character design; and Minako Seki, music.
Black Clover is described by the manga's English language distributor Viz Media as follows:
"Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem—he can't use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can't use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing's for sure—Asta will never give up!"
This is not Black Clover's first transition from the page to the screen: the manga was previously adapted into anime form by Xebec for an original animation DVD that was released to coincide with the 11th volume of the manga series in May 2017. Here's a look at the trailer for that direct-to-DVD adaptation:
Black Clover continues to be serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump manga magazine beginning on February 16, 2015, through their digital magazine. Black Clover is actually the second series from Tabata, with his first series Hungry Joker running for 24 episodes between 2012-2013.