Night training: While telling someone that they’re ‘the only one who can do a task so they better not fail, or else everyone will die’ doesn’t ease off the pressure at all, I’m glad it worked and motivated Noelle somehow! She seemed like she was still having such a hard time though! I always thought she could already control her magic properly using her wand ever since the dungeon arc. Maybe her control has something to do with her confidence or the urgency of the situation? Well, at least Asta’s training there with her, so she won’t have to worry about her magic going berserk again.
Themes & Trivia
Fundoshi: This is what the loincloth Magna’s wearing is called. It was the main underwear of adult males before World War II, when boxers and briefs were introduced. Currently, you can probably only see Fundoshi worn during traditional festivals, or sometimes as swimwear.
Where’s Gordon in the Opening?: Any hope of Gordon catching up with the others is crushed when you notice that he’s not shown anywhere in the opening. However, at least his cap got to make a cameo below the blue-haired girl (who I still think is Grey) in the final shot.
Don’t you think the new opening sequence is super awesome and badass? For me, the song Guess Who is Back by Kumi Koda is perfect for this last cour. Meanwhile the visuals, I love them so, so much, especially the slow motion parts! I wish the whole show could be animated as well as that… If you must know, this and the previous opening song (Black Rover by Vickeblanka) are tied in my heart!
Anyway, thanks to the teasers we’ve seen in the opening, I have a really good feeling about this arc! The thing I’m most excited about is the fact that (most of) the Black Bulls members are involved! Despite their constant bickering and wreaking havoc in the base, we’ll finally get to see (almost) all of them working together! At least, I hope they do. I’m just sad that since this arc will focus on the Black Bulls, that means Yuno’s small appearance in this episode might be last we’ll see of him in a while…AGAIN.
A summer episode for the summer season!
I thought we were finally gonna know who that mysterious pony-tailed girl is, but seems like we still have to wait for the next episode! At least we found out that she sings (in a language I personally don’t know), and that she can probably control water with it? There were floating droplets around her back there.
So! How did you like the 40th episode of Black Clover? Do you have any expectations for the rest of the arc? Let us know in the comments section! If you’re looking for more anime series to watch this summer, check out our first episode impressions list, or our weekly anime reviews!
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