Black Clover episode 4 review
Look, guys, I don’t want to say Black Clover is bad. But let’s face it, this has pretty much every cliche from every shonen ever. Asta wants to be the Wizard King, or the King of the Pirates from One Piece or the next Hokage from Naruto. Asta now has to go through an exam, like Hunter x Hunter or Naruto again. He’s got a big freaking sword, like InuYasha or Bleach. And he’s got himself a rival, like any shonen you want to pick.
All these cliches add up to a mixed bag. In some ways, I like the show, but I feel like I’ve already seen it 10 times. When Black Clover finally decides to differentiate itself from other anime – no integrals, please – then I’ll start treating it seriously. For now, however, it’s just so generic that there’s no reason to seriously review it.
Character of the episode: Asta
Episode rating (out of four stars): **