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Manga Review: Black Clover, Vol 21

Hey all, Dani here.

Welcome back to the second part of Manga Monday here on my blog. This time I’m talking about a new release manga, part of one of my favorite series…though I am like a whole season behind on the anime. I will catch up though, because I really enjoy the characters and the story for this one.

Anyway, I still have a lot more work to get done today, so let’s just go ahead and jump into the review.

Oh, I guess first I should say that I was given the opportunity to read this manga a little bit early thanks to VIZ Media LLC and NetGalley, so thank you to both companies for the chance to dive into the newest volume of a favorite series a few days early. That access did not affect my rating or review in any way.

Okay, now we can jump into the review.

Black Clover Vol 21

Book Details

Format: Paperback

Pages: 200

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

Publication Date: June 2, 2020

ISBN: 1974714764 (ISBN13: 9781974714766)


Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem—he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure—Asta will never give up!

With Asta and Yuno now in the Shadow Palace, the time has finally come to settle the grudge with the elves that has lasted hundreds of years. However, when the true dark force behind everything makes his appearance, the entire direction of the battle will shift dramatically!

My Thoughts

Rating: 5 stars

Oh man. So much happened in this volume, and I don’t know what I can really say without it being too spoiler-y. So I guess I’ll say: Yuno. Asta. Nero. Devil. Wizard King. Wow.

Haha, that is pretty fun because it really is just a bunch of character names. But what we learn in this one makes this story arc even more crazy and amazing. I’m actually really looking forward to watching this play out in the anime. I really need to get myself caught up. It’ll be pretty great.

We learn not only some about the more recent past involving the whole human/elf conflict, but we also learn more about the conflict between the world and the devil that was taken down by the boy who became the first Wizard King. So it was a volume of some pretty interesting revelations.

Actually because of being caught up on this series and having to wait between volumes, plus reading so many other books in between volumes, sometimes it is difficult for me to remember all of the smaller detail threads and plot strands for this series. But that just tells me that I need to sit down some weekend and just do a binge re-read of the entire series. Because that sounds fun too. Or, I need to buy the anime on Blu-Ray/DVD and re-watch it all. Either option is acceptable.

Where to Get a Copy

You can pick up your own copy of this book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or from your local indie bookstore through IndieBound .

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