Netflix, on their official YouTube anime channel, released the first four minutes of the upcoming Black Clover movie. Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King movie is set to release on June 16, 2023, on Netflix.
The film’s first four minutes show the fight between the previous Wizard King and the captains of that era, including Julius, Yami, and others. The clip has been praised by fans, many of who commented that this is the best that Black Clover anime has ever looked.
What’s Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King film about?
The film focuses on Conrad Leto, a respected wizard King before Julius. However, he was sealed away alongside the national treasure “The imperial sword” by Julius. The film will focus on his revival and his objective to rule over the Kingdom.
Conrad Leto wants to use The Imperial Sword to resurrect the three most powerful previous wizard kings, including “Edward Avalanche,” “Princia Funnybunny,” and “Jester Garandaros” so that they can help him rule over the country.
Julius is not in the picture to stop this formidable foe, so the duty now lies on Asta and Black Bulls to defeat Conrad Leto and save the kingdom.
Is Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King Sequel to anime?
Black Clover Sword of the Wizard King film takes place during the first time skip. It is not a direct sequel to the anime.
Is the movie canon? Yes, Black Clover Sword of the Wizard King is canon to anime. However, it will not change the story in the anime and manga. The manga creator, Yuki Tabata, is overseeing the movie’s storyline.
It’s not revealed whether the movie storyline will be mentioned in the manga. So the film is not manga canon.
To put it simply, the new characters that will be introduced in the film will be canon in the Black Clover universe. However, it is highly unlikely that either the story or the new characters will ever be mentioned again.
Should You Watch This Film?
According to the original manga creator, after watching this film, fans will ask why you didn’t include this story in the manga. Looks like the author has high expectations from the story of Black Clover Sword of the Wizard King. He further said that there will large scale flashy battles in the film.
Moreover, after watching the first four minutes of the movie, its clear to everyone that Studio Pierrot has stepped up from the animation quality that’s shown in the anime. So Black Clover fans will not want to miss out on the action scenes.
Many fans believe that if the movie succeeds, it will incentivize Studio Pierrot to bring back the original anime series quickly. The most upvoted comment on YouTube for the 4-minute video clip is, “everyone, support this movie as much as you can; we need black clover to release new episodes as soon as they can! let’s show them how much love we have for this beautiful show”.
Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King Release Time
Black Clover Sword of the Wizard King film is set to release on June 16 at 12:00 AM Pacific Time. Fans do not have to bother to go to theaters to watch the film, as Netflix will be streaming the movie to worldwide fans at the exact time.
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For the international audience, here is the exact release time for the film:
- Central Time: 2:00 AM
- Pacific Time: 12:00 AM
- British Time: 8:00 AM
- Indian Time: 12:30 PM
Black Clover Sword of the Wizard King will be 1 hour and 52 minutes long. The director Ayataka Tanemura that previously worked on Black Clover anime, will be returning to direct the film.
Even though Black Clover anime is available on Crunchyroll, the upcoming Sword of the Wizard King will not be released on Crunchyroll, as the streaming giant, Netflix, has the streaming rights for the film.
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