Over a year after season 4’s conclusion and the initial announcement, we finally have some details on the Black Clover film! Here's the latest on the Black Clover movie's release date, studio, where to watch, trailer and everything you need to know.
What is the Black Clover Movie About, and is it Canon?
News on what the Black Clover movie will cover was heavily guarded until the first full teaser was revealed in October 2022. At that point, it was confirmed that the movie will be called Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King.
According to official releases, the upcoming Black Clover movie will be a standalone, non-canon story related to a previous Wizard King but featuring the main characters from the anime:
Many fans previously believed that the film wouldn't be canon considering how much the anime has covered so far and how this practice is common in other long-running franchises.
Some fans believed the story would take place during Black Clover's time skip. However, it appears that the Black Clover movie will be a form of prequel concerning Conrad Leto, the Wizard King before the series' current incumbent, Julius Novachrono:
In notes accompanying the latest trailer's release, the Black Clover manga's creator Yuki Tabata, supervising the film, referred to it as a "why didn't you do this in the manga" story, hinting that the film won't be too detached from the original series:
It's not yet clear how the story will come together as a prequel while also featuring Asta and Yuno with fairly advanced abilities, according to the trailer. We await an official synopsis, which is usually provided ahead of release.
Black Clover Movie Release Date
The Black Clover movie Sword of the Wizard King will release on March 31, 2023. The film will premiere on Netflix.
Japanese anime movies tend to premiere domestically before being released for international audiences in theatres a few months later. Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King premiering on Netflix is quite unprecedented, especially for a film with this level of anticipation.
If Black Clover followed a similar pattern, the movie would not be available to stream until 2024. however, many fans across the world will be able to watch Sword of the Wizard King from day one!
Where to Watch the Black Clover Movie
Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King will be exclusively premiering on Netflix. It is not yet clear what regions will be able to watch the movie on Netflix, but we can assume most English-speaking regions will be able to access.
In Japan, Sword of the Wizard King is being released in theatres on the same day as Netflix's global distribution. It's not clear whether the movie will be available on Netflix in Japan straight away, and likewise, there is no word yet regarding an international cinema release.
What Studio is Producing the Black Clover Movie?
It has been confirmed that Studio Pierrot, the studio behind the TV series, is also producing the Black Clover movie.
Ayataka Tanemura, who has been Black Clover's director since episode 153, will be directing Sword of the Wizard King. The TV series' composer, Minako Seki, is also on board for the movie.
Not much else is known about the staff involved, but the mangaka, Yuuki Tabata, is officially part of the team as a chief supervisor.
All the main voice actors will reprise their roles for the Black Clover movie, with Asta and Yuno being played by Gakuto Kajiwara and Nobunaga Shimazaki respectively.
Black Clover Movie Trailer
It won't be long until Asta and Yuno come roaring back onto our screens! If any more news on Sword of the Wizard King is announced ahead of it's release, we'll update this page, so stay tuned!
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