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๐‘๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž: 2017 - 2023
๐†๐ž๐ง๐ซ๐ž: Anime, Animated, Shonen, Action, Fantasy


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Black clover: sword of the wizard king

๐‘๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž: 2023
๐’๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž: Netflix


Couch Loaves! Have you caught this yet? I don't know about you, but I didnโ€™t have as much fun with this as I thought I would. It was extremely dissapointing for how hyped it was, and the animation being really high quality.ย 

As any Shonen nerd knows, itโ€™s been some time since we had anything added to the Black Clover anime series. The anime went on hiatus to produce this movie, as well as give the team some time to catch up on the anime and mangas development. Most recently as of August 2023, Black Clover has left its Shonen Jump slot for one over on Gigas Jump. This movie was supposed to be a huge show out for the seriesโ€ฆ unfortunately despite the high quality of the animation things fell very short of my expectations given how entertaining other movie releases coming out of the anime world over the past couple of years have been. In fact I had to go back and watch the series and see if it was me and I just no longer enoy it. This wasn't the case.ย 

Sword of the Wizard King is detached from both the Anime and Manga storyline and does not seem to have any impact that we are aware of yet which is probably a good thing. In fact, this is extremely common for anime to feature alternate events in this way, with franchises such as Dragon Ball setting a major precedent for this with the Brolly movie being its first canon feature film that wasn't injected into the anime as its own arc. The movies biggest failure is that is comes across as flat and and doesnt develope the characters in any way that matters.ย  Add to that, that the storyline isn't anything to be entrhalled with either, I would argue it would have been a better choice to wrap up the impending Arc with a movie instead of developing an offshoot story that has little value to the franchise overall. Even worse, itโ€™s forced into a limited release being a Netflix special.ย 

It's biggest success? It was very pretty. The animation was what got me through watching the entire thing.ย 

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๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ? ๐–๐ก๐ฒ? (+0)

This was pretty hard to swallow, partially becuase I had high expectartions going in. Shonen can be a pretty generic genre with a lot of it's creativity and fun coming from the charcters, and animation than the stoy it's self. This show especially features a lot of crossover with already existing shonen, having the charcters come across as flat as they did in this was a massive dawback.ย 

๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ข๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐š ๐›๐š๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ž? ๐–๐ก๐ฒ? ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ค๐ž๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ? (+1)

This was really the only big success of the movie, the entire movie was beautiful. The fight scenes were especially crisp. Hopefully this means theres good things to come for the new season.ย 

๐–๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก, ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ? (+0)

At the risk of being repetitive, this dfefinitely could have been better developed in terms of giving the characters more development instead of everyone having a flat character arc. Even the villains were flat.ย 

๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐, ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐›๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ? (+1)

It's alright. I'll give it the point because theres nothing that feels disjointed.ย 

๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ซ๐ž? (+0)

Compared to other releases this certainly is the most stale of them in recent times, with a close second being Dragonball: Super Hero.ย 

๐๐จ๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ: Consistent General Violence, War, Death.ย 
๐‘๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: 2/5

Honestly unless you're a huge fan of the series this is super skipable as long as it doesn't have any impact on the series which remains to be seen. It's rare that something like this would be included later when not alreadyย  included in the manga, but it's not impossible.ย 

Okay for ages 11+

Rye

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