Book Reviews

Review: Black Clover #1 by Yuki Tabata

Quite peculiar, but I couldn’t find this particular cover anywhere on the web, so I took a picture myself. Even more strange, I did a reverse tin eye image search of this and only saw variants of this, all in another language. I wonder what the chance of me getting a rare variant cover? Anyone have any ideas? Let me know in the comments.

That sword is hitting me in the face! I appreciate the black and white art inside better than the colored, water color-ish version of art here.


( Extracted from Amazon )

In a world of magic, Asta, a boy with anti-magic powers, will do whatever it takes to become the Wizard King!

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!


I first heard of Black Clover from a friend talking about the Japanimation ( most of the time it’s better than Afghanistanimation ) series. He raved about it. I tried the anime show, but stopped because of the high-pitched yelling that probably got on my girlfriend’s nerves more than mine.