Life would get too boring if everything was always serious. We all need a riot of fun every so often, right? This week, Black Clover gave us just that! It had a lot of silly scenarios, but it perked up a dull day quickly!
Japanese Original Episode Title: ゴーゴー初任務
Asta’s been adapting well to his new life as a Magic Knight! Or at least, I’d like to think so. His squad hasn’t even done any proper missions at all, actually! In fact, he’s just been doing chores! However, when Yami and Magna’s ‘mission’ ended up badly, he and Noelle were tasked to fix it! Finally, the new recruits got their first assignment!
The newbie life: I never knew we’d see maid Asta in this kind of anime! Whether he’s just easily convinced to do things or humble enough to know his part as a newbie, what’s sure is that he’s such a hard and fast worker! Even if what he’s doing is no different from what he did at the orphanage, at least he’s getting paid for it. He could also think of it as added training! It’s just too bad that he had all the workload just because he’s the freshest meat and a commoner, unlike Noelle, who used her status to get out of doing chores. Don’t worry, Asta! At least you’re getting more out of this than the others!
Mission of adults: Yami and Magna ruined my image of them! I was wondering what kind of mission the two would be tackling that they would look so serious, but it ended up being gambling! Poker! I thought Yami was a responsible captain despite his looks and his squad’s bad image, but seems like there’s actual basis! The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree, after all! Of course, since the boss is like this, it’s not surprising that Magna would follow, being the diligent yankii subordinate that he is! If seeing them in a casino wasn’t bad enough, we had to see them stark naked because they lost at poker! Oh the ruined image! I’m with Noelle on this one: what kind of squad did she end up in? Even the guy they lost to had me surprised! I thought he was the owner of the casino, but turns out he was the mayor of a village! Talk about going beyond your duties, in a different sense.
Cleaning up the mess: If the boss of a company messes up in their decision, either they’d fix it themselves or let their employees do all the work and suffer for it. Unfortunately for Asta and Noelle, the Black Bulls is the latter. Well, like Magna said, it can serve as good training and experience. And, at least it wasn’t entirely left to just the two of them! He’ll accompany them too, even though that’s just proper as he was part of the mess in the first place. I had fun watching the three of them interact, like with the motorcycle – I mean, Magna’s broom. I laughed so loud when Noelle suddenly elbowed Asta off it! Hope this errand will not only prove useful skills-wise, but with their relationships as well!