Sunday, September 4, 2016

Manga Review: Black Clover, Volume 2, by Yuki Tabata

Rating (Out of 5): ~3-3.5
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Volumes: 7+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 3.

Goodreads Synopsis:

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!

On the orders of the Wizard King, Asta and his allies head to a mysterious dungeon to retrieve a powerful relic. However, when mages from a rival country show up, this mission turns into an all-out battle. Can Asta lead his team to victory?


Asta and his teammates are finishing up a battle as this volume starts, and they do much better than anyone expected of a bunch of misfits. And because of this, their leader gives them a difficult job in a newly discovered dungeon.
The dungeon has some interesting challenges for them, plus they’re competing to reach the prize first. Asta runs into Yuno here, and even though they’re rivals, they’re also friends. They know how to fight for each other and to fight each other when they have to, and they inspire the other to work even harder. It’s an interesting change of events as the volume ends.
There’s also a very cheesy moment with one of Asta’s teammates here, and it was done very over the top and even rushed, even if I do like the sentiment. 
I do like the cast of characters here. Luck is very interesting, and I like Noelle and her hard shell. This is an interesting series, and I don’t mind it even if I don’t love it.

 A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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