In this article, we will discuss a list of Black Clover Arcs;
List of Black Clover Arcs
Neige is the shortest arc in Black Clover, clocking in at precisely three episodes. It makes sense, considering it was an introductory story to show what Asta’s world entailed. The anime adaptation of this arc is very similar to the manga, but some changes were made. For example, they added an extra scene where Magna finds out that Fana is injured, causing him to yell her name and flashback after seeing the kingdom being destroyed by Vetto. They also added another part where Charmy tells Noelle she has gained more weight than needed for two months while everyone was fighting independently. There are other minor changes here and there, but nothing too major.
The arc itself was pretty good, showing how the Clover Kingdom has fallen into darkness and then seeing Asta’s desperation to become a part of something greater. The anime does change some things around, though. For example, they changed Neige’s demon form from an ugly monster to a beautiful demon with ram horns on her head. They also added the scene where Magna saves Noelle by piercing through Vetto with his sword. Despite these changes, it is still an excellent introduction to Black Clover’s world.
After their loss against Fana, Yami took Asta back home for extensive training so he may gain the power needed to defeat her and rescue Yuno. While there, we get a rather exciting look at Asta’s home life, which is not quite how it seems. Once he returns with Yuno and the others, Yami reveals his plans to take down the Eye of the Midnight Sun because he believes they are hunting people who possess magic.
Yami’s plan fails spectacularly as Vetto easily defeats everyone but Noelle, who enables her grimoire form for the first time to defeat him. Unfortunately for them, Vetto was just one part of the Four Wizards of the Eye of the Midnight Sun. The other three wizards appear before them, ready to fight against Yami’s team. They still have no idea what to do against their opponents. This arc shows how much teamwork can help defeat an enemy, but some things are different in the anime. For example, the anime has Asta use his swordsmanship to beat one of them, while he uses his sword-handling ability in the manga. They also show Noelle’s grimoire form before she does it, with an added scene where she punches one of them in slow motion. The most significant change is how they handled Fana’s death. In the manga, her body disperses into mist after Vetto attacks her, whereas, in the anime, she commits suicide by turning herself into a demon and then having her head explode.
This arc was pretty good because it showed all of Yami’s team members have something to contribute. Yuno’s memories are finally unlocked after he nearly dies, making him realize that his hatred towards Asta is foolish. He then gets stronger to defeat the one who hurt Asta before, which causes Yami to give him more praise than he deserves. Noelle also punches through a wall with her grimoire form, which astounds everyone because of how much raw power she has in her demonic form.
We didn’t like this arc because, ironically enough, of how strong Noelle seemed to be getting. We all know that something suspicious is going on with Vetto and Fana but still, seeing someone as powerful as Noelle can destroy a castle door quickly makes it seem like she will be taking Asta’s place as the MC soon.
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Black Bulls Arc
We know we may be jumping the gun by placing this arc at number two, but we think it deserves it after seeing how much it improved compared to the manga. The manga version focused more on Asta’s family than his fellow black bulls, but they fixed that in the anime by showing how upbeat Julius is and how serious Luck can be during battles. It also didn’t help that there were several changes to Asta’s group members themselves. For example, Magna doesn’t take part in any fights here because he thinks there is something more important that he needs to do, which makes sense given his time skip in the manga. Jack, the Ripper, on the other hand, does fight against Jacob because of how similar they are.
Magic Knight’s Arc
This arc only lasted two episodes, but it did so much with what little story time it had. It showed Asta and Yuno fighting together for the first time since childhood, which we have always wanted to see since day one. They also change Noelle’s backstory by revealing she was an orphan before Yami took her in, making everyone feel sorry for her when she is racing toward death like she always does. The most significant difference here, though, has got to be how they handled Mars. The shot with an arrow in the manga gets killed off-screen, but in the anime, they show him transforming into an ogre-like demon before Asta kills him. It may be minor, but it does make his character seem more powerful when you see him in action.
Seabed Temple Arc
- Chapters 57–73 of the (Volumes 7-9)
- Episodes 40 to 50
The Magic Emperor gives the Black Bulls team a particular assignment because the Eye of the Sun’s Rays needs multiple magical gemstones for their grand scheme. Before the magic stone falls into the wrong hands, they must travel to the Seabed Monastery and rescue it there. But getting the stone back is difficult since the temple’s chief priest desires the magic knight to compete with his troops in a game for it. The games begin, then an unexpected visitor shows up. One of the most powerful wizards in the Eye of the Sun’s Rays, Vetto, enters the play and challenges the fighters of the temple and the members of the Black Bulls while directing his subordinates to search for the stone.
The Black Bulls team’s knights get together to confront this adversary whose mana level considerably exceeds that of their captain!