There are a set of modern Manga gracing the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump that make up what I’d like to call the publication’s “Comback“. In the early 90s began the “Golden Age” of Shonen Jump comics, and this spanned almost two decades until very recently wherein which those that were left over came to an end. With One Piece being the only series from the time left to continue indefinitely, Shueisha have made efforts at revitalising Shonen Jump. Gone are the days of Slam Dunk, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Rurouni Kenshin, but these new artists are paving a new way into the future.
With Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia, Daisuke Ashihara’s World Trigger, and Yūto Tsukuda/Shun Saeki/Yuki Morisaki’s Food Wars! at the forefront of the serialisation’s battalion it’s hard to deny that we’ve reached another great generation of Manga production. One not mentioned, but one just as popular as those listed is Yuki Tabata’s Black Clover. A Fantasy Manga reminiscent of many others, Black Clover quickly gained quite the fanbase across the world. It’s heavy-handed but well-written combination of Shonen tropes makes it an instantly-likable series, so it’s no surprise that something of it’s kind swiftly rose to the top of the Weekly Shonen Jump popularity polls.
Across the weekend, revealed at the Jump Special Anime Festa, the official website for the Black Clover Manga as updated to now feature a short promotional video showcasing the one-off Anime episode which has been adapted from the series’ source material by Studio Xebec. The DVD featuring the full episode is to be distributed alongside the release of the Manga’s eleventh volume and will cover the events of the first chapter that sees protagonist Asta awaken his anti-magic abilities.
Alongside this, it was also revealed that the series is set to get a full Anime adaptation starting sometime within the new year. Unfortunately the studio set to adapt this incredible Manga is none other than Studio Pierrot which, for those of you who follow Shonen Jump Manga and the Anime adaptations that are born from them, is notorious for producing less-than-desirable Anime. Still, we wont know anything until it is released, and we also cannot judge it based on the quality of the promotional video that I have attached to this article considering that, well…it comes from a different studio.
No other pieces of information have been revealed at this point in time, meaning that the Black Clover Anime is still in a mysterious state. We know that it is coming, and we know that it will arrive in 2017, as far as production staff or cast goes, we know nothing. Until then though, enjoy the video, and keep supporting the Manga!