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Black Clover vol. 5 by Yuki Tabata (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

February 20, 2017 by  



If you love action, humor and a manga series that features a good number of characters (similar to “Shonen Jump” titles such as “Bleach”, “Naruto”, “Dragon Ball Z” and “One Piece”), Yuki Tabata’s “Black Clover” is highly recommended! Featuring an action-packed fifth volume as the Wizard King must take on a group of terrorists responsible for attacking the Magic Knights.

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MANGA TITLE: Black Clover vol. 5

STORY AND ART BY: Yuki Tabata

FIRST PUBLISHED IN JAPAN: Shueisha

PUBLISHED IN USA BY: Shonen Jump

RATED: T for Teen

Available on February 7, 2017


With Asta captured and Fuegoleon defeated, the Clover Kingdom tries to recover from the attack by the Eye of the Midnight Sun. Meanwhile, the greatest mage in the kingdom launches his own counterattack. Can the Wizard King take these terrorists out before they do any more harm?


Asta has been captured by the terrorists of the Eye of the Midnight Sun and Fuegoleon has been defeated.  Can the Wizard King save Asta from the terrorists?

And what happens when Gauche (who has a sister complex for his younger sister Marie) gets jealous of Marie treating Asta so kindly?  Can he overcome his jealousy?

And who has kidnapped all the children from a nearby village?

Find out what happens in vol. 5 of Yuki Tabata’s hit manga series, “Black Clover”!

What is “Black Clover” about?

In 2015, Yuki Tabata made his debut with the manga series “Black Clover”.

Serialized in Shueisha’s “Weekly Shonen Jump”, with a total of seven volumes published in Japan (as of August 2016), the first volume is available in the US courtesy of Viz Media.

“Black Clover” revolves around two orphans, Asta and Yuno.

Yuno is the wielder of the four-leaf grimoire and has the power of wind-based magic and has great potential.

Meanwhile, no one sees Asta as one with potential as he has no magic powers at all and he talks about one day becoming the Wizard King, which makes many people laugh.

But Asta uses his fighting prowess and physical strength in order to make him stronger and he is determined. One day, a grimoire shows up for Asta during a battle and he immediately becomes the wielder of the five-leaf clover grimoire.

But because he is not a magic wielder, he is seen as the lowest of the magic knights.

As Yuno becomes a member of the Golden Dawn Squad, Asta is assigned to Yami Sukehiro’s Black Bull Squad, known as the worst squad of the Magic Knights.

How will Asta do on missions with his team of misfits?

In vol. 5, Asta has been kidnapped by the terrorists who have attacked the Magic Knights.  And with many of the powerful knights defeated, especially the powerful Fuegelon, the Wizard King must take on the terrorists alone.

Meanwhile, can Asta and Gauche team up and defeat an enemy who has been luring children to their hideout?  Considering that Gauche goes mad when anyone gets close to his younger sister Marie and thus he hates Asta, these two will need to find a way to work together.


With the fifth volume of “Black Clover”, Asta has been kidnapped by terrorists and with chaos in the village after the attack on the Magic Knights, everyone is starting to rebuild, regroup and recuperate.

But with no one powerful enough to take on the terrorists, the Wizard King decides to take on them alone.

Meanwhile, we get a humorous storyline involving the crazy Gauche, a man with a sister complex.  And sure enough, when his little sister Marie starts hanging out with Asta, Gauche loses it big time!

As children including Marie are taken by an unknown group, can Asta and Gauche work together and rescue Marie and the children?

As far as Tabata’s character designs and artwork for “Black Clover”, Yuki has a pretty cool style of character designs and I found his art style unique, fresh and great to see.

He definitely manages to fit a lot into a panel. And the fact that the art is by him and he writes the stories, it’s going to be interesting to see how far he’ll take this series. Definitely a mangaka with plenty of potential and a series that can really become a long-lasting manga series.

Featuring an action-packed and hilarious fifth volume as we get to see the Wizard King in action and also seeing an unusual collaboration between Asta and Gauche.

Overall, if you love action, humor and a manga series that features a good number of characters (similar to “Shonen Jump” titles such as “Bleach”, “Naruto”, “Dragon Ball Z” and “One Piece”), Yuki Tabata’s “Black Clover” is highly recommended!

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