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

My problem is also that this anime is on Pierrot hands. I was never a fan of that studio only the fact how bad they are in introducing story and such for example:
If you read the manga you kinda get keeped in the dark. there is no one who tells you whats going on or more like you can try to figure out but you can't be sure but by Pierrot they spoil you to the death. as in the manga the Wizard King fought against those wizard who kidnapped Asta. well in the manga a white figure of light came and took his underlings back while in the anime you have a clear view in all characters face in the boss gets right introduced to the show. its like ruining a plot in porpouse bcs you already know what going to happen and who it is. Pierrot done that couple of times already. ruining the plot same goes for tokyo Ghoul and Bleach. as we are dumb to figure things by our own out or more likely we shouldn't and get a simply story as possible. the fight scene are awful and feel like they screenshoot ...more

2 Very Cliche Very Cliche

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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

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

Goddammit this is why this studio wont be one of the best, should had let ufotable handle it

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

4 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

5 Asta Yelling Asta Yelling

Honestly, I find his character extremely annoying, I found Naruto annoying and Asta is basically a more exaggerated and less developed version of Naruto.

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

6 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.

7 Animation is Mediocre Animation is Mediocre

The only problem I actually have with Black Clover's anime. Even though I hate Yuno..

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 Terrible Animation

"The studio really need to work on their animations. Honestly, if you were to look at the latest episode which is Black Clover animations, it doesn't flow. Basically, stiff and it only has few points of views when looking at it.

Episode 38 literally looks like it was rushed, the animation (especially after watching the captains fight of ep.37) is not good enough for this point in the series? Maybe they had a strike and the sound department drew it instead. It's dissapointing because I'm genuinly enjoying the series otherwise.

Episode 63 reveals finally the transformation. But with an animation like naruto vs. pain.
The best scene with the worst animation...I fought to watch that...

9 Yuno is the Only Likable Character Yuno is the Only Likable Character

He's the most annoying character. What are you on about?

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

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

The Contenders

11 Bad CGI
12 Gordon Doesn't Get Enough Screentime

This poor boi

13 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

14 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

15 Flawed Magic/Power System

The magic system makes no sense with no clear or defined set of rules the magic system is supposed to be classified as hard but gives no distinction between what a mage can or can't do is the flame magic destructive or meant to heal how is colour magic a sub sect of any of the elemental magic if all magic has some connection to the five basic elements you can't just insert anything infront
Of the word magic without give an explanation and Hope's it sticks.

So far in the anime (ep 50) the power system is very generic and almost flawed. New spells just pop up when the plot needs it. Mage just gets emotional or some trigger and boom! New spell! What is with the "types" of magic too. We just saw mosquito magic... like what is that?! I'm all for elemental magic, but seriously... mosquitos? I would have hated to get that grimoire.

16 Bad Character Relationships

Everyone seems to constantly refer to attached as amazing or their savior there are 2 flashbacks in episode 50 doing this

17 The Plot is all over the place
18 Try Hard Characterization

A lot of running tsunderes and liking the main characters which doesn't even seem well-done because of the fact it is sometimes out of place or just seems to run too long

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