Black clover arcs: An Episode, Season, and Season-Filler Primer

Black clover arcs is a top-rated program despite relying heavily on the tropes of the genre of Shonen anime. Since Black Clover is a series that keeps going, this page will be updated in the future to include new chapters.

In Yuuki Tabata’s Black Clover, a youthful and enthusiastic kid named Asta dreams of becoming the Magic Emperor one day. Tabata also provided the artwork for the narrative. However, Asta has no magical ability whatsoever. In contrast to Asta, Yuno is a childhood friend who has a lot of magical power and the same goal as Asta.

Both Yuno and Asta put forth effort toward their objectives, but in different ways; Yuno practises magic while Asta works out intensely to activate his latent magical abilities.

The day finally comes when children are given their own grimoire, and Yuno, who has been endowed with exceptional magical abilities, is given one depicting a four-leaf clover. Only the best skilled magicians are given this grimoire, and legend has it that the fourth leaf in the clover brings good fortune.

Unlike Yuno, who receives a white grimoire with four leaves, Asta gets a black one with five, and the “devil” is supposed to be housed in the fifth leaf. Asta may call out weapons that can slay any magical foe with this “anti-magic” grimoire.

It should be noted that there are some small spoilers in this article. Just a few hints, I swear I won’t give away the plot!

Black clover arcs An Episode, Season, and Season-Filler Primer

Black Clover Story Arcs So Far:

At a glance, the story arcs in Black Clover are as follow:

  • Magic Knights Entrance Arc
  • Dungeon Exploration Arc
  • Royal Capital Assault Arc
  • Eye of the Midnight Sun Encounter Arc
  • Seabed Temple Arc
  • Witches’ Forest Arc
  • Royal Knights Arc
  • Elf Reincarnation Arc
  • Heart Kingdom Joint Struggle Arc
  • Spade Kingdom Raid Arc

Black Clover Arcs In Detail

Spade Kingdom Raid Arc

  • Chapters 261 and Ongoing (Volumes 26, 27, 28, 29 and more)
  • Seasons 167-70

The Clover and Heart Kingdom prepares to launch an assault on the Dark Triad after their commanders and princess were kidnapped by the latter.

The Black Bulls’ Vice-Captain shows up, and he has a plan to assist Asta grow in power by taming the demon in his grimoire.

Anime is now on hiatus, thus this is just a few episodes. As soon as the anime returns to broadcast, the Spade Kingdom arc will commence.

Heart Kingdom Joint Struggle Arc

  • Book Two Hundred and Twenty-Nine to Book Two Hundred and Sixty (Volumes 24-26)
  • from episode 158 through 167

The tale focusing on the Elves has come to a dramatic finale, and the plot will now shift to focus on the demons, the Heart Kingdom, and the Spade Kingdom.

Since the Clover and Heart kingdoms have formed an alliance, many Clover Kingdom mages have travelled to the Heart Kingdom to join Asta. There, the magicians hone their skills via rigorous training in order to one day face off against the Spade Kingdom and its devilish ruler.

While the magicians are plotting an invasion of the Spade Kingdom, the Dark Triad of the Spade Kingdom has decided to launch simultaneous attacks on many targets. Dante launches an assault on the Black Bulls’ stronghold, while Vanica takes aim at the Heart Kingdom and Zenon targets the Golden Dawn’s stronghold.

Elf Reincarnation Arc

  • Discs 147228 (Volumes 16-23)
  • Seasons 94-157.

The Eye of the Midnight Sun tale reaches its dramatic finale with this, the longest arc to date. The Magic Emperor demonstrates his magical prowess and explains why he deserves to rule the Clover Kingdom.

The Royal Knights unit has been assembled, and the assault on the Eye of the Midnight Sun headquarters has begun. Wars break out on many fronts, and although the wizards on both sides are formidable, the outcome is not what the Royal Knights had hoped for.

The Elf tribe is reborn when the Eye of the Midnight Sun utilises all the magic stones they have gathered to perform a ritual. Worse worse, many Elven souls are reborn as humans in the bodies of numerous Royal Knights.

Royal Knights Arc

  • Sections 102–146 (Volumes 12-16)
  • To 93rd episode

Finally, Black Clover joins the ranks of other shonen anime with the tournament arc, which pits Magic Knights from the Clover Kingdom against one another for a spot in the Royal Knights.

The Magic Emperor and Clover Realm King have agreed to assemble a team of the most powerful magicians in their kingdom to become the Royal Knights. In order to choose new team members, a competition is organised.

Featuring the formidable Mereoleona Vermillion in her role as Captain of the Royal Knights, this arc is one of the longest and most action-packed in the Black Clover series.

Witches’ Forest Arc

  • Sections 74–101 (Books 9–12):
  • Episodes 51–65

Asta’s damaged arm from their combat at the Seabed Temple with Vetto is irreparable even with the most potent healing magic. Upon hearing this, the team immediately sets out to find a remedy.

In an effort to save Asta’s arm, Vanessa travels to the Witches’ Forest in search of the Queen Witch. But the monarch has little interest in assisting her, so things don’t proceed as planned.

It’s safe to say that the Queen isn’t the nicest person in the world, and she only makes decisions that are in her own self-interest. So, she resolves to aid Asta so that he and his companions may fight off the wizards from Diamond Kingdom after sensing their presence in her forest with the Black Bull members.

Seabed Temple Arc

  • Books 57-73 (Volumes 7-9)
  • Seasons 40–50

The Magic Emperor has given the Black Bulls team a unique task to retrieve many magic stones that the Eye of the Midnight Sun needs for their grand scheme. Before it falls into the wrong hands, they need to go to the Seabed Temple and rescue the mystical stone.

This is easier said than done, however, since the temple’s high priest has arranged for his men to play a game with the magic knights in exchange for the stone.

An unannounced visitor shows up while the games are in progress. The game is interrupted when Vetto, one of the most powerful wizards in the Eye of the Midnight Sun, shows there and confronts the Black Bulls and the temple’s soldiers while sending his minions in search of the stone.

The Black Bulls’ knights get together to take down an enemy whose magical might exceeds that of even their leader.

Eye of the Midnight Sun Encounter Arc

  • Discs 5-7, Chapters 38-56,
  • Episodes 28-39

This plot arc features a cameo by a key nemesis of the show, leading to one of the greatest duels in the series.

It is up to Asta and Gauche to save the children of Nairn village from the clutches of the Eye of the Midnight Sun.

Asta and Gauche make some progress against the kidnappers, but then Licht, the head of the Eye of the Midnight Sun, shows there, and he easily overwhelms them. As a struggle between Licht and Yami, wielders of light and black magic, rages on, the crew is saved just in time by their commander.

Royal Capital Assault Arc

Midnight Sun Encounter Plot

  • Chapters 38–56, Volumes 5–7,
  • Episodes 28–39

This plot arc is remarkable because it has a cameo by a key adversary of the show, which leads to one of the finest duels in the series.

Asta and Gauche must save the children of Nairn village from the clutches of the Eye of the Midnight Sun.

But just as Asta and Gauche are getting the upper hand in their fight against the kidnappers, Licht, the commander of the Eye of the Midnight Sun, shows in and easily dispatches them both. Luckily, their commander shows there in time to rescue them, and a struggle between Licht and Yami, users of light and evil magic, starts.

Dungeon Exploration Arc

  • Sections 11-21 (Volumes 2-3)
  • Volumes 14–19

Along the frontier between the Diamond Kingdom and the Clover Kingdom, a new dungeon has appeared. Asta, Noelle, and Luck have been tasked with venturing inside the dungeon and retrieving its loot. At the same time, Yuno is also on a mission, this time alongside comrades Klaus and Mimosa.

Due to the dungeon’s location on the border between the Clover and Diamond Kingdoms, it also houses a number of wizards from the Diamond Kingdom.

Conflict is inevitable as Magic Knights from both kingdoms attempt to take the dungeon’s riches for their own.

Both Asta and Yuno grow in strength and ability throughout this arc, and they also engage in their first really life-or-death combat during this time.

Magic Knights Entrance Arc

  • Sections 1-10 (Volumes 1-2)
  • Discs 1-13

Being the very first part of the narrative, it might take some effort to get into this section. And to be very forthright, the first few episodes will take some getting used to since the main character is just too darn noisy.

Asta and Yuno are seen developing at an orphanage, getting their grimoires, and eventually taking the Magic Knight admission tests. As luck would have it, Yuno is accepted into the “Golden Dawn,” one of the top magic teams, while Asta is placed in the “Black Bulls,” the worst team.

How Can I Catch Up on the Anime Series Black Clover?

Black Clover is now available on many streaming services. The dubbed version is available alongside the original Japanese with subtitles on these streaming services. The following are the many channels on which the programme is now available:

Episodes that aren’t directly related to the plot aren’t particularly many in Black Clover. However, there are a few mixed episodes that have both canon and filler material, including a few anime-canon episodes.

An outline of the episodes follows:

episodes 1, 4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 31, 54, 57, 70, 81, 83, 101, 103, 122, 126, 129, 158, 170 are considered canon.

Episodes 29, 66, 68, 82, 123, 124, 125, 131, 134, 135, and 148 are all filler.

Episodes 2, 8, 9, 30, 69, and 102 are a mix of canon and filler.

Canon Episodes of Anime: 3, 13, 55–56, 130, 132–133, 136–141, 149–157

The “filler” episodes are optional to see, however the “canon” and “anime canon” episodes are required viewing.

You may also choose to see the “mixed” episodes. To avoid missing any crucial narrative aspects or foreshadowing, it’s best to watch every episode in order.

Conclusion

The compilation of all the Black Clover arcs in this article is now complete. Since the anime has finally caught up to the most recent chapters of the manga, it is now on hiatus.

I have no doubt that the anime will return and we will once again see our beloved characters in action as soon as enough chapters have been covered.

You may think the programme shouldn’t have gone on hiatus, but in the long run, it will be beneficial since there will be no unnecessary episodes. When the new episodes begin broadcasting, they might pick up exactly where the previous ones left off.

If you really must know what happens next, then let’s either rewatch the episode or dive into the manga in the meanwhile. This decision is entirely up to you.

Decide for yourself whether you should read the manga or watch the anime. Leave your thoughts and comments on this post down below!

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