While not canon as per the events of the manga, the new film Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King remains highly anticipated. Mangaka Yuki Tabata’s statements suggest that the film will be a unique work of anime. He talks about how the movie’s plot can make viewers ask why that specific plot thread wasn’t present in the original manga. However, the mangaka had good reason to do so, as it might not have fit into the original timeline back then.
Thankfully, we got a new anime-original film set to restore the hype for the Black Clover story instead. Fans can now relax knowing that the Clover Kingdom will be visited again this summer. Since Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King won’t have a theatrical release, the eagerly awaited film will soon be available on streaming services. As such, the movie will make its global launch only on Netflix on Friday, June 16.
Although not canon, Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King is set to tie into an important aspect of the story
Despite not being manga canon, Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King may nevertheless be connected to the series through original anime storylines that make reference to the movie’s events. The release date of Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King was originally scheduled for March 16, 2023, but it was postponed because of COVID-19 production issues.
In October 2022, we received our first glance at Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King. Asta declares in the film’s concluding moments, “Persistence is my magic!” The protagonist’s journey from an adolescent with a poor reputation for his loud cries to a self-assured, likeable hero has been filled with crucial conflicts, camaraderie, and the general desire to excel. Soon after, a second trailer for the movie was released, this one featured even more action scenes.
Here I Stand by Treasure, a wonderful song, is featured in the trailer. The evil wizard kings are first revealed to us in the second character trailer. Conrad Leto is likely one of them and is meant to have a significant role in the plot. However, the only thing we know about Conrad to date, is that the people of the Clover Kingdom adored him dearly – whether that is a truth, or a simple fact left to be subverted, is yet to be seen.
Netflix defines the plot of the new film as:
“As a lionhearted boy who can’t wield magic strives for the title of Wizard King, four banished Wizard Kings of yore return to crush the Clover Kingdom.”
Cast and crew for Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King
Ayataka Tanemura has directed the film, while the screenplay has been written by Ai Orii and Johnny Onda. In charge of the storyboard, are Ayataka Tanemura, Isuta and Tatsuya Yoshihara. The unit directors are Takahiro Enokida and Tatsuya Yoshihara. Minako Seki has performed the music for the film, while Itsuko Takeda has been in charge of the character design. Last, but definitely not least, the brilliant animation is a testament to the amazing directorial skills of Kurika Yamagata and Yuka Katsuya.
Studio Pierrot has returned and is in charge of the production quality whereas Michael Schnieder has been dubbed as the dubbing director. Meanwhile, the Japanese cast features several old faces returning for long time viewers of the Black Clover anime (which itself can be viewed on Netflix too) while newer voices have joined the fray as well. That is hardly surprising, as the upcoming conflict will feature never-before seen characters from the Clover Kingdom’s past such as Jester Galandros and Leto himself.
The main cast of Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King includes:
Gakuto Kajiwara is set to play Asta
Nobunaga Shimazaki is set to play Yuno
Kana Yūki is set to play Noelle Silva
Junichi Suwabe is set to play Yami Sukehiro
Ayumu Murase is set to play Luck Voltia
Daisuke Ono is set to play William Vangeance
Fumiya Takahashi is set to play Jester Galandros
Genki Muro is set to play Magna Swing
Hikaru Midorikawa is set to play Zora Ideale
Hiro Shimono is set to play Nacht Faust
Houchu Ohtsuka is set to play Edward
Jun Fukuyama is set to play Finral Roulacase
Junichi Suwabe is set to play Yami Sukehiro
Katsuyuki Konishi is set to play Fuegoleon Vermillion
Kenn is set to play Leopold Vermillion
Kiyono Yasuno is set to play Charmy Pappitson
Kousuke Toriumi is set to play Nozel Silva
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They will be joined by:
Marie Iitoyo is set to play Milly Maxwell
Minami Takahashi is set to play Grey
Mitsuki Saiga is set to play Henry Legolant
Miyuki Sawashiro is set to play Princia
Nana Mizuki is set to play Vanessa Enoteca
Nobuhiko Okamoto is set to play Liebe
Toshihiko Seki is set to play Conrad Leto
Toshiyuki Morikawa is set to play Julius Nova Chrono
Yū Kobayashi is set to play Charlotte Roselei
Asuka Nishi is set to play Mimosa Vermillion
Aya Uchida is set to play Sylph
Daisuke Namikawa is set to play Jack the Ripper
Kenichirō Matsuda is set to play Gordon Agrippa, Kaiser Granvorka
Mariya Ise is set to play Dorothy Unsworth
Minami Tsuda is set to play Sally
Natsuki Hanae is set to play Rill Boismortier
Ryota Ohsaka is set to play Sekke Bronzazza
Satoshi Hino is set to play Gauche Adla
Syu Hikari is set to play Lumiere Silvamillion Clover
Takuma Terashima is set to play Klaus Lunette
Yoshitaka Yamaya is set to play Marx Francois
What are your expectations from the movie and whom are you most excited to see the most? Asta’s return will definitely be a great idea, don’t you think? What about Yami, Noelle and the rest? Let us know down below in the comments – and definitely feel free to share if you have come upon any details you think we missed!