Top Ten Current Problems with Black Clover

Black Clover was a manga that was really hyped up for an anime. However, the anime had so much backlash that I had to investigate. I'm not surprised that people were let down by Black Clover. The manga is better and the anime doesn't do justice. Studio Pierrot (they made Naruto, Bleach, Tokyo Ghoul etc.) are known to have some hits and miss with their work. But they really seemed to miss the mark on this one. I will put down the current problems with Black Clover and let the chips fall where they may. And remember this is just my opinion.

The Top Ten

1 Slow Pacing Slow Pacing

This anime has a typical shounen slow pacing where it takes so many episodes before something happens. However, many people have the three episode rule. By episode three of Black Clover, not much happens. It's doing this to keep pace with the slow release of the manga but in the end it ruins the show. Kind of how this happened with the Big Four. - RoseRedFlower

2 Very Cliche Very Cliche

Black Clover suffers because it's utterly generic. It's a mix of Fairy Tail with it's magic and the characters seemed straight off of Naruto. The main character even has a similar feature like Deku from Boku No Hero Academia. Where he doesn't have any magic but has one super power to stop all other powers. Unlike Boku no Hero Academia which worked off of cliches and improved on what worked, Black Clover doesn't. It feels like someone went out of there way to make Black Clover so generic and it really suffers for it. - RoseRedFlower

That's my biggest problem. It's not original enough to stand on its own. - HoneyClover

And he's trying to be the wizard king which is a ripoff of one piece because monkey d luffy wants to be king of the pirates - BoyGenius234

3 Filler Filler

The filler they add into this anime is ridiculous. The manga flowed a lot better and made it easy to read. But it seems at every turn of the anime we have to have some lengthy flashback that wasn't even included in the manga. Which had a sixteen minute flashback that lasted only two pages in the manga. Even the beginning of Naruto didn't do that and this was just by episode 2! - RoseRedFlower

4 Studio Pierrot Doesn't Know How to Handle Black Clover Properly Studio Pierrot Doesn't Know How to Handle Black Clover Properly

I mentioned how Studio Pierrot has hit or miss works. Well that's because they wanted this to be the next Naruto series. But times have changed and not many people watch television anime. We watch it through seasonal runs. It gives plenty of time to flesh out the story, make the characters interesting and releases a good schedule. They're relying too much on how anime back on the early 2000's worked. Where you can slack on animation and add filler. Instead of waiting for the manga to continue after some time like with Attack on Titan. - RoseRedFlower

5 Long Unfunny Jokes Long Unfunny Jokes

We're supposed to laugh at how Asta is treated by the priest and the nun who he wants to marry. However, these jokes go on for way too long. Which makes watching each episode slow. - RoseRedFlower

This whole anime is unfunny.

6 Asta Yelling Asta Yelling

I'm sure everyone knows it by now but Asta's voice is awful. His voice actor had never done anything previously and it really shows. I know voice actors had to start somewhere but does he seriously have to shout every single line? - RoseRedFlower

The main reason why I dropped it - StupidUsername12

7 Animation is Mediocre Animation is Mediocre

There's sometimes when the animation looks very nice but it's very generic when the characters are still. They don't move their body around a lot, the characters in the forefront look frozen, the characters in the back look stiff (even though some of them should be moving) and there's some bad CG in there. - RoseRedFlower

8 Yuno is the Only Likable Character Yuno is the Only Likable Character

For me he seems to be the only decent character in the show. Which is sad that only one out of thirty characters is interesting. I was afraid he would be just the run of the mill mysterious cool guy like Sasuke, Vegeta, Seto Kaiba etc. But compared to the other character he's alright. - RoseRedFlower

9 Supporting Characters Aren't Likable Supporting Characters Aren't Likable

Other than the fact that the Clover Kingdom isn't a very nice place, the people in the kingdom don't seem very nice. The nun who hits Asta all the time has always hit Asta. Even when Asta was a little kid she hit him. The priest constantly shuns Asta and praises Yuno. Yet we're supposed to find this charming? - RoseRedFlower

10 Asta is Overpowered Like Naruto and Yunno is Underrated Like Sasuke

The Contenders

11 Bad Voice Acting Bad Voice Acting

The voice acting in general isn't very good. Seems like most of them just did their lines in one go and didn't bother trying again. I'm sure they'll improve over time but the voice acting left a bad impression on the first few episodes. - RoseRedFlower

12 Bad CGI
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