Monday, November 20, 2017

Manga Review: Black Clover, Volume 8, by Yuki Tabata

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: August 2017
Volumes: 13+
Spoilers?: No.
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Volume: 1. 5. 9.

Goodreads Synopsis:

 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!

As Asta and the Black Bulls continue their search for the magic stone in the Underwater temple, they are blindsided by Vetto of the Eye of the Midnight Sun. Can the rowdy Black Bulls work together to take down this fearsome foe?


We're in the middle of a big battle as we start the volume. It actually looks a bit like a massacre. This beast of a man is fighting and killing people, and of course Asta and his team are working to defeat him. They're fighting hard, no matter what is thrown at them.
Asta's unrelentless power, how he never gives up no matter how beat up he gets, is ridiculous. And rather unbelievable, honestly. It reminds me a bit of Ganta from Deadman Wonderland, which is not particularly good. Asta isn't as annoying as him, but he is more unrealistic/unbelievable. Asta should literally be unable to move, and yet he keeps fighting.
This volume was full of fighting, and it was just meh for me. This series is a bit more iffy and weak to me, than others like it.

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

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