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Black Clover Episode 138 & 139 : In Zara’s Footsteps, A Witch’s Homecoming

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Welcome back to another fun-filled anime review.
Today we are going to talk about episode 138 and 139 of Black Clover.
Let’s dive in.

Black Clover is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata. It revolves around Asta, a boy residing in the clover kingdom who does not have any magical abilities in a word where that isn’t considered normal. He trains and joins the Black bulls to achieve his aim of becoming the wizard king.

These past episodes have been around the Black Bulls undergoing training for their inevitable fight against the devil of the spade kingdom. They have to achieve level zero to encounter this danger.
Everyone is hard at work and on the pursuit of improvement. These episodes mainly focus on Zora and Vanessa.

Zora reminisces as he travels towards his father’s grave. He reminisces upon a certain incident before Zora’s father became a magic knight. Zara Ideale was the first magic knight from the peasant community accepted as a magic knight. His whole town was proud of him when he made it into the squad.

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He sees that there were already flowers at Zara’s grave and he ventures to find out who cares about him this much to make an offering like this. He finds a boy training by himself. Three boys approach the peasant to pick a fight. He blasts flame magic to intimidate his opponent. A 3 v 1 match wages on between the two but Zora intervenes to stop them in their track.

The boy aspires to be a magic knight like Zara Ideale and join the magic knights. His father approaches and Zora immediately recognizes an uncanny resemblance in him. He was the spitting image of the man who gave his father free flowers one day to show his support.

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The synopsis of this episode is such that even peasants can reach heights if they wish to. Believing in one’s self to attain greatness is what being a magic knight means. The story of Zora and the boy are similar. They believed that peasants cannot be magic knights, but their idol Zara Ideale proves that if you work hard you can achieve anything.

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Ina, the boy wishes he had been born in a normal family, instead of a poor on. This strikes a nerve in Zora and advises him, that it doesn’t matter where you come from, it matters as to how much work you put into achieving your goals.

The rich try to dominate the poor but right always wins. This episode captures the essence of that ideal. After seeing all the vents that transpired, he believes that training with the Black Bulls will be a better fit for him. He wants to show his father that he can reach further heights this way.

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Episode 139 focuses on Vanessa and her journey to improve her powers. Vanessa is one of my favorite characters in Black Clover. She considered herself to be a weak magic knight. After meeting Asta and after the duel in the underwater temple, she learned that she can also be someone strong.

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She fears that she may lose the battle against the devil in the spade kingdom and grows vary of this possibility. She travels to the Witches forest in search of new ways to train herself. She meets with the Queen of Witches to gain knowledge about spells that could protect and enhance the power of the magic knights.

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Vanessa already possesses Rogue, a mystical cat-like creature that can potentially change your fate. The queen senses that she is having the wrong idea about things. She tells her that she can give her power but only on one condition. She has to train two witches, Samantha Kravitz and Elvira Aguirre. Their peers consider them to be weak witches and they don’t have confidence in themselves because of this exact reason.

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Vanessa argues with the Queen that it is impossible to train them but she insists that she has to train them. She understands that these 2 witches are similar as she was when she had the choice of leaving the forest. They were weak but not without potential.

Vanessa seems to be a great teacher. She conveys a great message to the witches. They should use their magic to bring happiness to the world and to protect it. That is what they must strive to do. These words actually makes a great impact on the witches.

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While teaching them she realises, that the correct combinations can create a lasting impact. The same goes for spells. If she can intelligently combine spells, she may be able to enhance their output.

The witches tasked with the mission to drive out magical beasts from the forest prepared. Vanessa creates a big illusion along with the help of the two witches. The animals scared, run away far from the forest. Now their defense mechanism against the devils may work.

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These 2 episodes share a lot of similarities. Both of the Black Bulls members get a glimpse of where their road began. They get insights into how they were and how they are now. The road to success is analyzed through the path taken and the decisions made along the way. They understand what needs to be done on their own. The answer has been in front of them all this time. They just needed a little bit of perspective to see what was really going on. Both of them know this for a matter a fact and they have to be ready for the worst.

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Black Clover Episode 137 : Charmy’s Century Of Hunger, Gordon’s Millenium Of Lonliness

Hello Everyone!
Welcome back to another fun-filled anime review.
Today we will be discussing Black Clover episode 137.
Let’s dive in.

Black Clover is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata. It revolves around Asta, a boy residing in the clover kingdom who does not have any magical abilities in a word where that isn’t considered normal. He trains and joins the Black bulls to achieve his aim of becoming the wizard king.

The training arc episodes continue and show each character’s development throughout the days. In today’s episode, the main focus is on Charmy and Gordon.

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Charmy tries to create food that would enhance the mana of her teammates. The proportion differs and mana overflows from all her teammates. Asta races to stop them. Charmy understands she will need special help to upgrade her skill.

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She approaches for the help of Jamo, a chef that resides at the magic knights headquarters. They before had a run-in when the evil organization “eye of the midnight sun” attacked the capital.

Her new teacher instructs her to train her body first so that she can attain more stamina and she can gain mana to seal away her magic. It is sufficient for her mana to be in control. He then tells her that to achieve an enhancement in mana in her food, she will have to find 3 unknown ingredients.

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She travels far and wide to obtain these ingredients. It wasn’t an easy task but she manages to overcome the obstacles and get it. She makes food along with those ingredients and serves them to her teammates.

They aren’t too excited about the food but Asta insists that everyone try a bite. In that instant, the food starts to mutate and takes over the castle. Finral teleports them outside but the attack continues.

The food has come to life and it is extracting mana from each of them. Yami tells Asta to destroy the food. He is hesitant to do so and comes up with a plan to eat the food instead. He respects his teammates so much that he couldn’t do it. The others join in as well and gobble up the food.

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Asta inadvertently tells Charmy that it was good food but the love that she usually puts into the food wasn’t there. She understands what was missing and goes back into research and development mode.

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I love how Black clover is doing a part by part analysis of all its characters. Their aspiration, the point they have reached, and what improvements are to be made are essentials to a training arc. There is still a lot we do not know about Charmy but this is one step towards that. She is compassionate towards her teammates and that’s all we need to know right about now to love this character.

Gordon is an introverted member of the Black Bulls. His expertise is in poisonous attacks and has been into creepy stuff as well. He was distant from people at the start of the series but after meeting Asta and engaging in a lot of battles his character has evolved a lot. He mixes well with people and he understands them better now.

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He starts doubting his abilities and thinks about what he can do to improve his spells. He challenges Asta to see if he is strong enough or not. Asta easily cancels off his poisonous gas attack and he realizes that something has to change.

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He decides to leave the castle to go train in a forest next to the strong magic region. Mereoleona Vermillion trained in those strong magic regions and Gordon wanted to do the same.

He encounters certain magic creatures who steal his bag of rations away from him. He survives with no food or water for 3 days. He gets into a fight with a Magic beast but his magic does not affect it. He realizes that being alone did not give him the strength to fight, but being with his friends is what did that.

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Protecting his friends who accept who he is the reason why he gets to be strong. To have a purpose in life, that is what this training arc has taught Gordon. He shows love to the magic beast and it gives up its rage and shows Gordon the way out of the forest. He returns to the castle.

The anime has been incorporating these episodes which are not a part of the manga. These are extra episodes we are getting. I find this to be a good thing because the anime was getting too close to the manga chapters. The pacing is good and its a joy to watch a Black Clover episode every week. It never lets you down and you enjoy it. You have to have an open mind about it. 😀

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Black Clover Episode 136 : A Black Deep Sea Story – A Review

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Welcome to your daily servings of anime reviews.
Today we are going to discuss Black Clover episode 136.
Let’s dive in.

Black Clover:

Black Clover is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata. It revolves around who have no magical powers in a world filled with magic. He starts his journey to being the Wizard King along with the help of his teammates in the Black bulls.

A Black Deep Sea Story:

A new week and a new Black Clover episode. Black Clover has recently been releasing training arcs with concern to the devil in the spade kingdom. They have to achieve stronger abilities so that they can take down the devil.

The Black Bulls travel towards Raquey, a beachside destination that is tropical. It is considered a strong magic region and the Black Bulls have come here to train their bodies so that their mana will increase before the fight.

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Noelle is seen training on top of the boulder. She tries to amass the water mana in the sea and train her powers to achieve more focus. She hears a voice that makes her see her mother. I love how Black Clover has been focusing a little bit on Noelle for the past few episodes. Her connection with her mother who passed away is really strong. She wishes to be like her and is adamant to succeed.

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We see all our black bulls members chilling out on the beach. Guache and Gordon read about bodybuilding and what to do to improve that ability. It is so weird to see Gauche not being a sister complexed guy. Yami is clam and enjoys a drink on the beach without doing anything.

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Noelle rushes towards a sound she heard in the middle of dinner. Asta follows her and suddenly a burst of water appears before them. Kahono and Kioto from the Underwater temple had arrived. They request help from the Black bulls to save the temple.

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The Black Bulls arrive at the Underwater temple and they are briefed of the situation. The mana in the water has been out of control and it is originating from a point called void of no return. The sea guardian rests there and he is enraged due to some issue.

Yami refuses to help because it might jeopardize the squad and put them in harm’s way. Noelle steps up and offers to help. She thinks that maybe the devil who killed her mother Megicula is behind this and wants to do whatever she can.

Since the last time Noelle was at the Underwater Temple, she has attained new power and confidence. It is worthy of the title of princess. Her character development is the most prominent from the beginning and it continues to grow. I love how she is evolving as a person.

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Noelle plots a plan to enter and execute the plan safely. She is not that afraid, complex girl who feared her brother’s opinions. She has risen to be accountable for her actions. She proposes to use the sea dragon’s cradle but in a shorter and condensed form. She believes that it will make the defense stronger and much more agile because they will be entering a strong magic region. Since the size of the cradle is small it cannot take everyone. Yami tells them that Noelle, Kaohono, Kioto, and Finral will go.

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They enter the den of the guardian of the sea and they are attacked by mysterious merpeople. Kahono and Kioto go and try to fight the merpeople but they are too strong for them. The Merpeople blow up Noelle’s defense and they are sent in a different direction inside the water.
Noelle realizes that her journey has just begun and she needs to get stronger to find the answers to her questions.

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She controls the water mana inside the den and creates a powerful force field to protect all her friends. It works both as an offense and a defense.

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They move further into the den of the monster where they find the Kraken. He is the gatekeeper to the guardian of the sea. The Kraken starts attacking but Finral who was alert directs its attack against itself. Finral has also come a long way since the last time he was here. He always considered himself beneath himself but he has changed because of Asta and he has become a better fighter now. Black Clover does one thing right over everything. It gives importance to its characters and their evolution from time to time. They try to convey to the readers that the characters do evolve and change.

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Noelle activates her valkyrie armor and takes out the Kraken for a short time so that she can slip past them into the sea guardian’s nest.
The guardian of the sea appears and she is distraught. Kahono and Kiato perform the song and dance to calm the creature down. We see that she was pregnant and a baby is born.

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All the creatures were trying to protect her child. Noelle realizes that the voice she has been hearing was a lullaby sung by the Guardian of the sea. She approaches her and it somehow shows an image of her mother in a chair. Noelle is shocked at this.

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The Guardian of the sea sets everything back to normal. Noelle is touched by the love for the creature’s love for the child and cries at this sight. She understands the values of this world. She thinks maybe her mother also had visited this place before as the guardian of the sea shows her the images. Noelle as a character is starting to look like a real queen, Learning of those wonders and people of this world.

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They return to land are their friends thank them for saving them from imminent danger. A heartwarming scene between Yami brought a sense of happiness to my eyes. He tells him that last time Finral was here he was good for nothing who would hesitate to join a battle but he has come far to where he is now. He has found his fighting style and will strive to achieve his goals further in the future. Black Clover has given me an amazing experience. It is scenes like these that put anime apart from other storytelling media. It resonates with us and makes u want to become a better version of ourselves. The black bulls are trying to do exactly that. Can’t wait for the next episode.

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Black Clover Episode 135: The One Who Has My Heart, My Mind, and Soul – A Review

Hey everyone! Welcome back to another review.
Today I will be covering Black clover episode 135.
This week has been pretty busy and I apologize for not reviewing, all the manga and anime I usually review. I will make it up to you in the coming days. So let’s get started.

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Introduction:

Black Clover is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata. The story revolves around a boy named Asta who does not possess magical abilities, that are considered not normal for his world. He aspires to become the Wizard King along with the help of his Black Bull Mages.

Synopsis :

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Asta is tuckered out from his excruciating workout. Finral approaches Asta with a serious look on his face and explains that he is cursed. Noelle hilariously responds saying ” your just crazy for girl’s attention”. Finral explains that Langris, his brother told him that he is cursed and he is going to be a playboy all his life. Finral wants to be worthy enough so that Ms. Finnes would be happy and appreciate him. Asta agrees to help him out.

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The scene cuts to the Dreavy Hinker, a bar that Asta and Finral had gone for a mixer party long back. We see an old face in the series after a long time. In the last episode we saw Sister Theresa make an appearance and in this episode a girl that Asta met at the orphanage, Rebecca Scarlet appears. She is in awe as to why Asta had invited her and does not want to let her chance go. Noelle is as always jealous of all the girls Asta gets and quietly spies on the mixer party. Joining Asta are Luck and Finral. He tests himself to stay away from talking to any girls at the party to learn how to control his emotions, but it quickly backfires for him, as a girl is interested in him.

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Langris, Finral’s younger brother has also arrived at the bar with Ms. Finness to spy on the antics of Finral. He wants to show Ms. Finness that Finral is a playboy and he can’t control himself in front of women. Nero notices it right away and becomes suspicious of his presence.

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Nero goes to serve more items in a different room and she finds Yami, Gordon, and Magna with Charlotte of the blue Rose knights and its members. Nero expects that it might be a meeting about the devil in the Spade Kingdom. She is so wrong. It was a party. Captain Charlotte has a major crush on Captain Yami and she wishes to tell him that very soon.

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Captain Charlotte is dressed up like a petite flower and she appreciates her team members pushing her towards this relationship. Her main advice-giver on this is Puli Angel who has given countless advice to many members so that they can have a love life of their own. She is like the cupid of the squad.

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Puli quickly realizes how thick-headed Captain Yami is when it comes to love. Puli and the girls regroup in the washroom and advice Captain Charlotte on how she should be more appealing. She advises her to be considerate and serve food to Captain Yami and how she should be a good listener while your loved one talks his heart out. The transition between this scene, showing the other couples out in the bar, and comparing it with this issue is appreciated in this episode.

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Puli also tells her a secret trick to use as well. The intimate ritual of a very nonchalant body touch. The scenes where she is embarrassed so much is really enjoyable.

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We can see Asta and Rebecca making plans to travel after all the devil slaying is done. Noelle is pretty jealous. We also see Gordon and Puli hitting it off and I would like to see where that goes from here. 😀

For all the black clover fans out there. The most shocking thing happened on the table. Yami offered some food to Charlotte. Who knew he could be so considerate?

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Right after this Yami and Charlotte share that Non- Challant body touch which is a sight for sore eyes. Kawaaaiiii !!!! As soon as that she got soo shy she flung herself out of the window. When Yami speculates she might have jumped out the window because his hands were dirty or something. Out of all the people in the room, Gordon says that it may not be what it seems. Talk about character development.

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Captain Charlotte comes barging in through the door and Finral saves her. She is so embarrassed by it she throws him down. Finral almost starts to flirt with her but he controls himself. Ms. Finnes is convinced that he has a kind heart and he is not that bad of a playboy.

At the end of the episode, Rebecca gives Noelle a bit of advice. She says Asta is a bit thick-headed so she should be more direct. I love how they make comparisons between Asta and Noelle = Yami and Charlotte. It’s one of the many reasons to watch this anime.

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My review:

This week’s episode was a joyful one. Even if the episode was filler, I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. Black clover anime is consistent and keeps on going well. I feel the animation has jumped leaps and bounds and it is going pretty well. This episode brought out potential romances that could occur between our characters. It was a slice of life episode that just showed what our favourite mages do in their leisure time. Looking forward to more episodes on the way. Give it a watch. Its a lot of fun.
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Black Clover episode 134: Those who have been gathered- A Review

Hey guys!
I’m back with another review.
Today we are going to cover Black Clover episode 134.

Introduction:

Black Clover is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata. It revolves around Asta, a boy who lives in the Clover kingdom who does not have magic. His journey with the Black bulls and his goal to be the Wizard King is showcased in this series.

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Synopsis:

Mereolena Vermillion comes to the Black bulls hideout and takes Asta and Noelle along with her. She tells them that something urgent has come up and their presence is required there. They are brought to the Vermillion residence where Fuegoleon , Mimosa, and her brother are present there.

Everyone speculates as to why there were brought over there. They suspect that it is to brief them about the devil of the Spade Kingdom.
An old face from the series appears. It’s none other than sister Theressa, Fuegulion, and Mereolena Vermillion’s mentor.

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They held a party for their old tutor and brought everyone so that they can celebrate it with her.

The party soon turns into a storytelling session. The previous endeavors of young vermillion siblings were discussed here. Mereoleona and Fugolion get into an argument and start fighting. Mimose and her brother also get into an argument. All are put to rest by sister Theresa and her wicked powers. She acknowledges the feelings of her pupils and says that she loved what they did for her and the children of the orphanage.

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My review:

This episode was basically filler. A slice of life episode if you will. The anime is catching up really fast with the manga and some fillers are necessary so that the illusion is not ruined. It was a heartwarming episode and a new side of the Vermillions was seen. An embarrassing side to that.

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The thing about this anime is that it is consistent always and keep that consistency always. It was a heartwarming episode that will make you fall in love with the vermillions even more.

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Black Clover – Episode 133 : The Lion Awakens

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How’s it going?
I’m back with another anime review.
Today we will be discussing episode 133 of Black clover. It has been a few excruciating months without our favorite animes but now they are all going to be back in full swing.

Black clover is a fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata. It follows the story of a boy who does not possess magic in a world where it is considered not normal. With the realization that he possesses something more, anti-magic that nullifies magic, our young hero pushes forward into the distance to achieve his goal. to become the Wizard King.

Synopsis:

Ok, let’s dive into the synopsis for today’s episode.

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Mereoleona Vermillion has arrived at the Black Bulls castle and taken some of the members for training to the strong magic region, The Yultim Volcano along with the Crimson Lion Kings.
Mereoleona and Fuegoleon Vermillion explain that they will be training there before facing the devil of the Spade Kingdom.

The times have changed. Instead of reaching the top, they will have to reach the bottom, into the depths of the Yultim Caves. There they stumble into an old dungeon where traces of strong magical objects can be found. The group instructed by the wizard king goes on to search the dungeons for the magical objects.

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This episode revolves around Leo Vermillion and his uncertainty with his powers. He comes to the realization that he might not be powerful enough to handle the pressure of the mission ahead. His face-off with his colleagues alter ego in the last battle rattles him to make him question his abilities.

He encounters the humungous spider and fighting golems activated by its magic. Overwhelmed by the monster’s strength and the entrapment of his dear teammate who he respects so much, he reaches a deep state of focus and puts forth the will to fight and unlocks a new spell. In a great burst of flames, he pulverizes them and retrieves the magical item hence proving that he has a long way to go but that it is just the beginning.

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My review:

After a long wait, the Black clover anime has returned. It’s a show I look forward to watching every week. This episode was a good addition to Leo Vermillions’ evolution and how strong he will get in the future. The passion and flair he demonstrates to save his Vice Captain and in the process to unlock a new spell are tremendous. The Black Bulls, Asta, and everyone are a step closer to reaching a high level since the last couple of battles. A scene in the end in the spring with Noelle and Mereleona demonstrates a wonderful relationship that is occurring between them. I have a feeling that Noelle considers Mereleona as a mother figure and of course wants to know about her biological mother from her.


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