The high profile show of the moment and marketed that way is the Black Clover anime adaptation and Funimation is getting ready for the first set of the second to arrive. Scheduled for an October 1st, 2019 debut, the twelve-episode set brings us more of the journey and some good extras priced at $54.98. Ahead of the release we now have our first trailer for it. Extras for it include two commentaries, more inside the studio and clover clips as well as the clean opening and closing sequences. The show has Cris George directing based on the scripts from Bonny Clinkenbeard and the main cast includes Dallas Reid as Asta and Micah Solusod as Yuno.
Tatsuya Yoshihara, who recently directed Monster Musume and Long Riders, is on board to direct based on the series composition by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu. Itsuki Takeda is working on the main character designs with Kumiko Tokunaga as the sub-character designer.
The Japanese cast includes Gakuto Kajiwara as Asta, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Yuno, Junichi Suwabe as Yami Sukehiro, Genki Muro as Magna Swing, Ayumu Murase as Luck Voltia, Jun Fukuyama as Finral Roulacase, Nana Mizuki as Vanessa Enoteca, Kana Yūki as Noelle Silva, Satoshi Hino as Gauch Adlai, Kiyono Yasuno as Charmy Pappitson, Kenichirou Matsuda as Gordon Agrippa, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Julius Nova Chrono, Kousuke Toriumi as Nozel Silva, Katsuyuki Konishi as Fuegoleon Vermillion, Yuu Kobayashi as Charlotte Roselei, Daisuke Namikawa as Jack the Ripper, Daisuke Ono as William Vangeance, Asuka Nishi as Mimosa Vermilion, and Takuma Terashima as Klaus Lunette.
The manga comes from Yuki Tabata which began in February 2015 and has thirteen volumes released so far. Viz Media is releasing it here in compiled volumes as well as part of the Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine.
Plot Concept: In a world where magic is everything, Asta and Yuno are both found abandoned at a church on the same day. While Yuno is gifted with exceptional magical powers, Asta is the only one in this world without any. At the age of fifteen, both receive grimoires, magic books that amplify their holder’s magic. Asta’s is a rare Grimoire of Anti-Magic that negates and repels his opponent’s spells. Being opposite but good rivals, Yuno and Asta are ready for the hardest of challenges to achieve their common dream: to be the Wizard King. Giving up is never an option!