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Black Clover Episode #120 Anime Review

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Ladies, gentlemen, and everyone in between, the battle is finally over.
© Yūki Tabata / Shueisha · TV Tokyo · Black Clover Production Committee

“Dawn”

What They Say:
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!

The Review:
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Is it over? Did they win? It’s been a long week of waiting! Black Clover fans will finally get the answers they seek. The devil can’t believe this is happening! How could he lose? As he’s bewildered, another devil shows up!? Who the hell is this other devil? Apparently, we don’t need to know. He’s only here to mock the other one as he dies. To rub salt into the wound, he also calls him a loser. And then the devil dies. The other one disappears. What was that all about? Will we ever see that other devil again? I don’t have the answers to those questions. What I do know is that THEY DID IT! THEY WON! IT’S OVER Y’ALL!!! Cue the Final Fantasy victory theme! DUDUDU-DUU-DU-DU-DU-DU-DUUUU! Yes, I actually played it after this scene. Don’t judge me.

Alright, I think I’ve gotten that out of my system. CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON! Okay, now I’ve got it all out of my system. But seriously, it’s time to celebrate, right? Well, no. While the devil has been defeated, his magic is still running rampant. It’s still continuing to devour the area. The Shadow Palace is also crumbling. This isn’t good news at all. Everyone that is scattered throughout the Shadow Palace is trying to escape the magic but it eventually catches up to them and devours them. Is this how it ends? That would suck. But don’t worry, Valtos and Rades saved everyone!? Huh, I wasn’t expecting that. Looks like they want to atone for their sins and this is a step in the right direction I’d say. Also, Yami saved himself because he’s a badass. Lumiere can’t help but admire all the different kinds of magic in today’s world. He believes that the Clover Kingdom is in good hands. Alright, enough messing around. They have to get the heck out of there! And they do.

Nozel remarks that it isn’t over just yet. Reincarnated elves are still attacking humans all over the kingdom. Oh yeah, I forgot about them. Well, how are they going to stop all of them? Mereoleona suggests knocking them all out. Yami comments that she’s more dangerous than everyone put together. I agree, she’s awesome. Patry suggests giving control back to William so that he can use his world tree magic and gather the magic and life force from everyone all over the kingdom. I dunno, I’m kind of digging Mereoleona’s plan more. Anyway, in order to bring out William, Asta needs to use his Demon-Destroyer Sword on Patry. It’s probably not enough to atone for what he’s done, but it should help save everyone. Asta uses his sword on Patry and brings back William. He also wishes to atone for his mistakes. He was weak. William blames himself for this happening. If only he had believed in Julius or the future he should’ve protected. He needs to be the one that ends this battle once and for all. Licht combines his magic with William’s world tree magic to lure the connected souls to the world tree and tie them together. Combo Spell: Demon-Dweller Sword Spirit Light Tree!

Asta is instructed to use his sword on the tree which he does. The world tree goes black before glowing brilliantly. The souls of the elves begin to leave the bodies of the humans. They’re finally free! It’s quite a beautiful sight. The souls of Raia, Fana, and Vetto aren’t going anywhere though. Their souls are bound to their bodies after their second reincarnation. Licht asks them to continue living in this world for the sake of all the elves. Randomly, I just have to point out that Fana is STILL topless after all this time. How many episodes ago did that happen!? Someone give her a shirt or something already! Anyway, Licht also says goodbye to Lumiere. He’s glad that they were able to catch a glimpse of the future that they’d hoped for. We also discover that the elf inside Yuno was Licht’s unborn child!? That’s crazy! Licht felt like he got to fight alongside his own son and thanks Yuno. Asta tries to give Licht back his grimoire but he refuses. It belongs to Asta now and he hopes it serves him well. The souls of the elves finally disappear. Now it’s over.

Or is it? Out of nowhere, Rades uses his Wraith Magic: Soul Abductor spell! He drags Patry’s soul back and puts it into the body that Licht was previously using. Yup, Patry is back. What the heck is Rades doing? He yells that he won’t let Patry just disappear and live happily ever after. He’s never going to forgive him! He wants him to keep thinking about all the humans he’s trampled, including himself. You know what? I actually think that’s a fitting punishment for Patry. He can spend the rest of this life atoning for his sins. At least he’s not alone! He’s got Raia, Fana, and Vetto. Oh, and William! Patry falls over but William catches him! He never thought he’d see the day where he could touch him. Patry is still his closet friend and he shares his sin. There’s so much he wants to discuss with him but he has something to do first. He asks Yami to take him to Julius.

NOW it’s truly over. Right? Okay, good. Asta is just now feeling the pain accumulated during the fight. Noelle and Mimosa are attending to him which I found adorable. Secré starts teasing him a bit and Noelle starts getting jealous. Also, she makes one of the funniest faces I’ve ever seen her make. It was great. As for Lumiere, it seems his time is almost up. He doesn’t have the magic to keep his body together anymore. He asks Secré to watch over their futures for him. I swear that she was about to confess her love to him but Lumiere interrupts her. Secré is willing to perish with him but he doesn’t want that. He doesn’t want to see her potential wasted. He’s looking forward to futures beyond this one. He wants to see the Magic Knights and the Clover Kingdom that she’ll protect. Lumiere got to meet his own descendants. He’s more than satisfied! Secré is crying at this point. She tells him that she was happy to serve him all this time. Lumiere thanks her for waiting five hundred years for him and then crumbles to pieces in her hand. Dangit, who let those onion ninjas in here!? I’m getting tired of those guys. Making my eyes all watery and stuff.

The episode ends with Yami taking William to the location of Julius’s body. However, they discover that it’s missing! What the heck? They sense familiar magic and turn around to see…Julius!? He’s alive!? And he’s a kid!?!?!?

In Summary:
Ladies, gentlemen, and everyone in between, the battle is finally over. They won! They did it! It has been quite the emotional rollercoaster, huh? What a ride! The devil is gone. The elves can finally rest in peace. The humans have their bodies back. Licht and Lumiere can finally rest in peace and entrust the future to everyone. Secré is sticking around to watch over everyone. Julius is still alive! And he’s a kid! I’m sure it has something to do with his time magic but he’s got some explaining to do in the next episode. All in all, this was a satisfying ending to this arc. So, what’s next for Black Clover? I don’t know but I can’t wait to find out!

Grade: A-

Streamed By: Crunchyroll, VRV

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