news culture Naruto in the Harry Potter universe: this anime is making a cinematic return to Netflix!
The weekend of December 17-18 was held the Jump Festa 2023. This annual meeting was an opportunity for all fans of Japanese animation to discover the anime that will enrich a year 2023 already announced. exceptional. Fans of Shonen and magic were able to witness the return of a cult series… Black Clover.
- Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King
- Naruto x Harry Potter
Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King
With 170 episodes broadcast between October 2017 and March 2021 on TXN (TV Tokyo), the Black Clover animated series continues in 2023 with a first animated film. Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King, directed by Ayataka Tanemura, already present as director on the animated series alongside Tatsuya Yoshihara, will be released on March 31 in Japan in cinemas and simultaneously on Netflix exclusively outside the borders Japanese. French Netflix subscribers will therefore be able to discover the rest of the adventures of Asta and his allies on the SVOD service hit with the red N.
This feature film follows the events told in the main animated series and focuses on the arrival of the former “Emperor-Mage”. Conrad Leto of his real name then appears in the heart of the kingdom of Clover with the mythical sword of the emperor-mage in his hand. Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King can count on the combined talents of Johnny Otoda and Ai Orii on the screenplay, Itsuko Takeda on the character design, and Minako Seki on the music. Yuki Tabata, the manga author, even supervised the film and provided the original character designs. An announcement that could reassure fans.
Naruto x Harry Potter
Black Clover is originally a manga written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata, and published in February 2015 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump, the Japanese publishing house which, among other things, organizes the direct “Jump Festa”. Still in progress, the paper work currently has 33 bound volumes also called tankobon for a total of 331 chapters. Note that the film Sword of the Wizard King takes place after the events told in the anime and offers viewers a story never seen before, whether on the small or big screen.
Yuki Tabata’s manga was often, and still is today, compared to Naruto, and it must be said that the similarities are legion. Beyond the structure inherent in the shonens published in the “Jump”, Asta’s character shares a number of commonalities with his ninja alter ego, starting with his “big mouth” side and a supposed lack of talent… before seeing them shine and become respected figures in their respective universes. Between a “Japanese-style” hero’s quest and a magical universe reminiscent in certain aspects of JK Rowling’s famous literary saga by the name of Harry Potter, Black Clover manages to merge genres and themes.