Karandi and I reviewed Black Clover episode 3 over at 100 Word Anime. Follow the link below to read the full review there.
The third week of the Autumn anime season and Weekend Otaku and I are sharing our thoughts on the third episode of Black Clover. If you missed it last week, here is our post on episode 2. Karandi’s Review: I really don’t want to harp on about Asta’s voice and yet as I reflect on […]
I want to give the series the benefit of the doubt and not jump the gun in saying “it’s generic” but…
It’s been 3 episodes already and I’m not hooked yet. I’m of the opinion that this show might be a good starter kit to those who haven’t been exposed to shounen battle series before or for those who love the genre to pieces. Otherwise the series is sticking to the basics in a boring fashion that isn’t innovative in the slightest.
The series has yet to pick up and my patience is running thin.
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I think that’s a pretty good way to put it: “shounen battle starter kit.” If I hadn’t gone through Naruto, Bleach, and a season of Fairy Tail, I might be a lot more excited about this. Really, I don’t think I’m the target audience for that kind of thing anymore, much as I try to hold onto parallel interests like superheroes and fighting games.
At 51 episodes (that’s what I’m hearing so far) Black Clover going to take its time setting up. Compare to other 4-cour shounen series though, like Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) or Soul Eater. The first had a pretty great opening arc before getting to the “origin” story. The second had the main characters already in action before the story actually picks up. Black Clover instead goes the Naruto route which is fine if you have something like the Land of Waves arc coming up (and have 100+ eps to work with), but at its current rate Black Clover might be doing “intro” for half the cour.