Oh man, things went from fun and silly to dire and deadly in a matter of minutes! I don’t think Black Clover’s going to kid around much from here on out! Well, I’m sure most of us are glad that we’re finally getting into the action again, and I’m definitely with you there!
Japanese Original Episode Title: 獣
Asta, Magna, and Noelle seemed like they were having fun catching the wild boars terrorizing Saussy Village, as per request of Mayor Seyhe. Well, mostly Asta, at least. However, after they finished the task and headed to the village, they discovered something wrong! Those blue hooded guys we saw in the previous episode surely had something to do with it, ‘cause they were headed there too! Did our protagonists just get caught up in some terrible plot?
Magna and Seyhe: Who knew that the guy who beat Yami and Magna in the casino wasn’t just some random person, but actually a person close to Magna! Senpai was quite the delinquent, and a brave one at that, terrorizing the neighboring village all by himself! Well, it looked like Seyhe-jiisan kept him at bay by himself too, so I guess it was an even playing field. I wonder why the old man didn’t end up joining the Magic Knights, though. Was it already planned for him to be mayor when he was younger? Well, whatever the case, I’m glad he passed his dream to Magna, and unconsciously prepared him for it! All that time of stopping him could be considered training for him after all! Sigh. It’s just too bad that such a fond recollection ended up becoming a death flag. However, if in case he still managed to survive, despite looking like he’s dead, I’m going to be incredibly glad I’m wrong today!
Terror in Saussy Village: Those blue guys are crazy! Killing all the villagers just because they didn’t know what they’re looking for? Thinking that they’re a waste of time but disposing of them anyway? Treating them like livestock?? I’d like to know who sent them and just what their goal is! What kind of people would do and think such a thing? Well, I know the class difference concept is something everyone’s well aware of, so it’s no wonder we saw a lot of snooty elitists, but it’s still crazy to kill off people you think are lower than you! That’s why it’s a really, really good thing that Asta, Magna, and Noelle came at the right place at the right time when they did! I don’t want to imagine if they came a second later!
The state of the kingdom: I’m so glad that we learned new things about the world of Black Clover! So there are other kingdoms aside from the Clover Kingdom, and they’re all named after the suits of cards! The discrimination we’ve seen so far also has a basis, unfortunately. I thought all the nobles and city folk were just jerks with their elitist mindsets, but there really is a discrepancy in their magical powers depending on where they live. That sucks! I hope it’s just a hypothesis that got out of hand, though. But if it’s really true, I wonder what the logic behind it is. What makes the people at the capital, especially the nobles, more powerful than others? And what does that make Yuno, who seems to be as powerful as them, and Asta, who has no magic powers at all? Interesting, interesting, but still so infuriating.