As soon as the opening movie started playing, and I noticed the subtle and obvious differences in the sequence, I became super hyped! Not only did it mean that Black Clover was entering a new arc, but all of the previews they showed looked truly interesting! I kid you not, the opening made me feel so grateful that we’re getting more of this show this year. More exciting adventures await us!
Japanese Original Episode Title: 王都集結
The peaceful days are back again after the havoc in the dungeon, or so our protagonists thought. They were summoned to report directly to the Wizard King, and it was such a privilege for Asta and Yuno, more so since they both got new skills to show off to him! However, instead of sending them off, Julius invited them to watch the Decoration Ceremony for some Magic Knights who’ve proved themselves! Unfortunately, they’re all nobles. Discrimination is here again!
A week later: Even with Mimosa’s healing, Asta still needed a week to recover from his injuries, and he was even unconscious! It was that bad! No wonder Noelle was so worried about him! It’s a good thing he woke up, and kept on being energetic as ever! He even kept on eating a lot! Ahh, typical Asta! In other news, did you guys miss the other Black Bulls members? Cause I sure did! The previous episodes were so stressfully serious that seeing their silly antics was such a breath of fresh air! I laughed so loud when Yami, the captain himself, just up and broke the door of their headquarters when he came in! Though, remembering Asta’s first day at the squad, that’s not really anything new, huh? It was still hilarious to see anyway! Also, I liked how Luck’s change was made evident to their team! Magna found it creepy that the guy who’s always looking for a fight was suddenly cordial! (I know, I’m biased but very proud!)
Love rivals?: Oh no, Noelle’s not the only one secretly admiring Asta anymore! To make things harder, her love rival is her cousin! To think they were already starting to get along… Well, at least Noelle still hasn’t completely admitted it to herself, yet. As long as that doesn’t happen anytime soon or they don’t let it get in between them, I don’t think it’ll be a problem. Seeing them fussing over their crush was so amusing, though! We’ve been seeing them so brave and badass lately, so only now did I remember that they’re still teenage girls!
Meeting: THE WIZARD KING IS A HUGE NERD!! I like him a lot more now! (That’s another character on my favorites list.) He didn’t even try to keep on acting like a cool leader in front of them. His excitement was so easy to read! He looked so derpy with those beady eyes! However, going by how the conversation went, his curiosity for magic isn’t just a silly hobby. From what info he had on Yuno’s magic, one can see that he’s really knowledgeable. Not only that, but he’s also not prideful, judging from how he welcomed Asta’s boasting of his new spell. Lastly, I feel like he really cares for the kingdom, first and foremost. What can you expect from the person who believes one can become the next Wizard King through merits?