Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King

2023 [JAPANESE]

Action / Adventure / Animation / Fantasy / Sci-Fi

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 86% · 7 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 96% · 1K ratings
IMDb Rating 7.4/10 10 7922 7.9K

Top cast

Steve Blum as Edward
Christopher Sabat as Yami Sukihiro
J. Michael Tatum as Fuegoleon Vermillion / Additional Voices
Ray Chase as Gimodero / Additional Voices
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1.02 GB
1280*720
Japanese 2.0
NR
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23.976 fps
1 hr 53 min
Seeds 28
2.09 GB
1920*1080
Japanese 5.1
NR
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1 hr 53 min
Seeds 34

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by tanelschwoll 6 / 10

Exactly what you'd expect

It's a black clover non-canon movie, so you get pretty much exactly what you'd expect.

The movie's story is pretty mediocre. It doesnt really create any major plot holes and is self contained, but it doesn't do anything good either. It is just very basic, with quite a bit of bland and stupid dialogue, but it at least doesn't hurt to watch.

The action is what you should really come for. The movie starts with a battle, and pretty much continues with them all the way through. Powerscaling wise, some of them are a more than a bit questionable, but personally, I didn't find it distracting from the fun you get in return.

Lastly, the animation is decent enough. It's a movie, so of course a lot of the fights will look pretty good, but don't expect anything mind-numbingly amazing. There is quite a bit of CGI used in this movie (especially for backgrounds), but it's still okay, and it doesnt affect the major fights. I'd say the animation isn't at the level of the best black clover episodes, but it is definitely very enjoyable. Again, compared to other modern anime movies, it's pretty okay.

Overall, this movie is fun to watch if you go into it without expecting a deep, compelling story or fights reaching new heights in the industry. You will not be blown away, but it's good fun.

Reviewed by melonhulkhead 6 / 10

Awful movie but great anime movie (if that makes any sense)

I would just like to clarify that I absolutely love Black Clover and it's easily one of the best modern shonen anime.

After watching so many non-canon anime movies I've accepted that none are gonna be anywhere near masterpieces. However, this movie does do a very good job at purely giving fans amazing action sequences, but that's about it. I'm not joking when I say this but the only thing this movie has are fights. THAT IS IT. Sure most are very fun and have gorgeous animation but oh my days it gets so repetitive. I'm struggling to properly structure these sentences together because I honestly don't have any other positives to say about this movie except from the fights and...the fights? Did you know there are fights in this movie? Really? Well guess what: there are fights in this movie! Character development? Nah not needed. An interesting original story? Nope. Well characterised villains with emotional backstories and a great motive? Absolutely not. Emotion? No. EMOTION??? No. Even the dialogue is poorly written and unbelievably repetitive. The characters just say the same things over and over and over AND OVER AGAIN. For example:

"I must destroy the country!" "No don't do it!" "But I must!" "No you can't!" "Nobody can stop me!" "Yes I will!" "I'm about the kill everyone!" "I'm gonna stop you!"

You see what I mean? This is literally every single interaction between a hero and a villain outside of like one conversation near the end (and it has nothing to do with the main plot). Even the dialogue between other characters have no depth and is just words that everyone has already said. I can't even give any other examples because all you have to do is think of the most basic script and you've got Black Clover Sword Of The Wizard King. I'm just shocked that a movie with this much hype and this many characters can have such a lackluster...well, everything. At least with the My Hero Academia movies there's actual interesting new characters and have emotional heights that hit (a matter of fact, as I'm writing this I've just realised this movie is basically MHA Heroes Rising just with different characters and without the emotion). This movie just has mindless fights that (whilst look very cool) have little emotional depth. Even smaller things like the comedy was basically no existent and the music was underwhelming. This is Black Clover which is known to consistently have some of the best anime songs in the modern anime scene.

Incase you couldn't tell, this movie has no emotion (outside of visual hype) which I find is absolutely crucial when considering if a movie is a masterpiece or not. I thought maybe the villains would get some well thought out backstories that make you feel some sort of sympathy or anger for/towards them but no and instead we're left to imagine for ourselves why each of them have the EXACT same goal and why we should actually care. Sure they all have cool powers and, again, well animated fast paced fights but that's just it. And what's worse is that Asta has nothing new going on. His goal is the exact same and says the same things he does in all 170 episodes of the show. Nothing in this movie influenced any part of his character even for a short period of time adding little to no investment and EMOTION.

The one thing I will say though is that this is the first Black Clover movie so I guess it's understandable that the plot is the most basic it can get. I'm just concerned that this is all non canon shonen anime movies will be from now on which is just sad. I know they technically can't do anything that would impact the main story but still I just want something. This is why you add new characters and give them some sort of development or an interesting relationship with the main characters even if its really predictable. One Piece Red introduced Uta who wasn't the greatest character in the One Piece universe but still had enough depth and relations to other characters for the audience to be invested in. This movie basically just had "Asta but evil" with no intriguing conflict aswell as 3 filler villains who...existed I guess.

So if you love cool fights that look visually amazing, you will love this movie and I'm happy for you. But if you focus on literally anything else then you probably won't have a good time and I'm so sorry for you. I'm getting the feeling that most people who have given this movie a 10/10 are probably just biased for Black Clover. Like I said I absolutely love the show but I'm not delusional enough to say that this movie was basically perfect. I'm giving it a 6 since as a spin-off anime movie it's absolutely amazing but just as a movie that requires people to consciously engage in, it's awful. If the characters were given better development or emotion then this would be way higher but since it lacked any of that I just can't do it.

Reviewed by Dahman-97 8 / 10

Don't bother what others think about this movie

Sum... This movie is packed with great animation and somewhat good storyline. Feels a bit rushed though hence i gave it 8/10.

I watched this movie after finishing last season 2 weeks ago, i didn't read the reviews and didn't bother my self to check i just wanted to chillax and and entertain my self. I can really say that i was surprised!

Firstly... great animation and effects! I was shocked that this movie had this level of good frames and animation. It felt as if i was watching a Disney / Pixar grade film. Everything exceeded my expectations to be honest. Don't listen to what other say about this movie. Feels sad when i can really see and feel that theres been good amount of work put into this move and still some rate it 1 or 3 stars. Like what the hell at least appreciate the load of work put into this somewhat masterpiece! I Really enjoyed this movie and would highly recommend it to those who fished the series of at the last season.

Secondly... The choice of music was super and really felt what the producers wanted us to feel when watching the movie. My eyes ? got a little blurry, if you know what i mean . The only thing I didn't like was how they introduced the new characters! Everything happens fast in the beginning and I struggled to know who is the enemy and what their motive was. They didn't get enough time and had little to no backstory at all, that made it difficult for me to fully grasp the whole conflict and situation. In the end it was a bit more clear as I progressed through the end but still wasn't enough i think. That's why i rate it a 7.5 - 8 stars.

Watch it and I promise you will enjoy it and don't bother with the low rating, most of them are either haters or really just grumpy party killers / Karen's who doesn't care or appreciate others hard work.?

Can't wait for the next season.

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