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Black Clover by Yuki Tabata (Weekly Shonen Jump)

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  1. Rica_Patin True Patrician

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    Black Clover by Yuki Tabata (mangaka of Hungry Joker).
    Runs in Weekly Shonen Jump.

     
  2. Rax Red Regalia of Fire

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    If it's like Hungry Joker then Ima read it :quite
     
  3. Rica_Patin True Patrician

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    Hungry Joker was awful.
     
  4. Rax Red Regalia of Fire

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    I really liked the way the powers were set up.


    And the sound hammer dude was really cool.
     
  5. Rica_Patin True Patrician

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    Eh, it had nice art and panelwork but the writing was just atrocious.
     
  6. Rax Red Regalia of Fire

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    I didn't care about the writing.

    I was aware it was gonna get canceled early.

    But the way they got their abilities was really good.
     
  7. Vandal Savage Game Theory Administrator

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    You beat me to it. :rotfl

    Maybe his writing and artwork (I didn't like the art that much) improved a bit compared to when Hungry Joker was serialized. I'm keeping my expectations fairly low because I was just not impressed at all with his last offering.
     
  8. Rax Red Regalia of Fire

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    But the cool power system...! :catsad
     
  9. Rica_Patin True Patrician

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    Wasn't even original.
     
  10. Rax Red Regalia of Fire

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    I LIKED THE WAY HE HAD SET UP, YOU COCK :stfu
     
  11. Rica_Patin True Patrician

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  12. Palm Siberia Ice Queen

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    Spoiler:
    So like Naruto the MC wants to be the very best like no one ever was and the world is full of magic and wizards. It's like Naruto combined with Fairy Tail hopefully it manages to stand out more with the next chapters >_>
     
  13. OS The Entity

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    What's funny is that naruto was apparently supposed to be about wizards. Whom hitch makes sense considering their fighting style was more like battle mages than ninjas
     
  14. Palm Siberia Ice Queen

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    Well around the late 90's Harry Potter came out so :nonon

    I think BC is late to this genre of magic with Magi sort of and Fairy Tail being two shounen that took such an idea.
     
  15. OS The Entity

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    Oh, I'm also hearing from fornever world that the hungry joker one shot was pretty good but it seemed like in the official release that they took away some of his ideas.
     
  16. rajin Looking for a translator

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    wow naruto look-alike being a loud mouth . let's see how far this series goes
     
  17. Rica_Patin True Patrician

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    Chapter 1 scanlated
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  18. TeenRyu Pure Blood Dragon

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    Give it 5 chapters, so far, generic start? I can't hate characters like this, but I've been wanting more characters who's the smart type like Deku and Negi
     
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    That's one powerful sword Aster has got there. Of course, it wouldn't mean anything if Aster himself wasn't physically strong. Makes me wonder if there's an upper limit to what magic that sword can negate.
     
  20. Rica_Patin True Patrician

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    Chapter 2 scanlated
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  21. Xiammes mooderator Super Moderator

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    So we have One Piece with Wizards and now Naruto with Wizards, when are we getting Bleach with Wizards?
     
  22. Stilzkin Active Member

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    This series is getting some hate due to how generic it is but it isn't so bad.

    I think people are forgetting that rivals existed before Naruto, as did cheerfully dumb protagonists. This feels more like another FT than another Naruto. FT itself felt like a lot of other series but this still feels like someone grafting stuff from FT than a series with the same influences as FT.

    I like the main character's ability, it reminds me of Mx0. If this were like Naruto I would expect the author would attempt to do tactical fights and this series would be like an action oriented Mx0. Sadly that isn't the way this series is likely to go.

    I think it's interesting to see that a series like this is now outdated.
     
  23. rajin Looking for a translator

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    That was curious. What happened there?
     
  25. Catalyst75 Well-Known Member

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    Oh my. That's who that man was.
     
  26. scaramanga Member

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    This manga is more Naruto than Naruto.
     
  27. Rica_Patin True Patrician

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    The mangaka is one of the most unoriginal hacks I've ever seen.
    This manga is literally just a more poorly written (which is shockingly possible) merge and ripoff of Naruto and Fairy Tail.
     
  28. MysticBlade The one and only truth

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    It's a naruto ripo,f? I can tell by that alone you haven't read the series properly. :skullrouge

    How is it like nardo?

    The only comparisons to be made are that the protagonist looks some what similar to nardo.

    Him saying he's going to be the emperor king is more in line with luffy wanting to become the pirate king. Zatch aswell :geg

    The power structure is more in line with zatch bell (spell books).
    The magic theme and scenery are more in line with fairy tail....

    The only thing that gives off anything remotely nardo related is how the emperor king dealt with the giant monster with 3 eyes. I guess anything that has a high regarded leader beating a 3 eye beast is a nardo ripoff......

    That's just stupid, Kaguya☻isn't the first 3 eye demon in fiction, Neither the 9 tail fox.

    And all that has nothing to do with the emperor king killing an unknown beasts. They're completely different.

    Black clover is more of a carbon clone of zatch bell than anything.

    Zatch wanted to become king of the momotos or however the fuck you pronounce that. They used spell books to use attacks the same as zatch aswell.

    Anyone claiming this is like naruto haven't probably read zatch bell or just a hater.

    I'm not saying this series is great or anything, hell I wouldn't be surprised if it get axed in the coming weeks. Just that anyone claiming it's a nardo ripoff needs to clearly back off cuz it isn't.
     
  29. Rica_Patin True Patrician

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    ...Is this a troll post?
     
  30. MysticBlade The one and only truth

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    How is it a naruto ripoff? Oh, I'll wait. ....
     
  31. Lucaniel non serviam

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    which one is that?
     
  32. MysticBlade The one and only truth

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    I'm really liking this series. Asta, Noelle, and Magna are interesting characters. The world setting is really awesome, the powers, fights, and everything else shown so far have been exciting.

    It's really, really HARD to get a series this awesome come around. = _= Don't wish it away, we might not get another good series for a long, LONG time, and once Bleach is over, there will be almost no super-powered fighting mangas AT ALL. : I The more mangas like Black Clover that stick around, the BETTER.

    By the way, that part when all the people got their grimoires and were getting picked by the different magic knight groups was EPIC. Especially that part where Asta's rival had all groups raise their hand, while Asta initially had no hands raised for him at all until the Black Bulls guy stepped in.

    Plus, the batch of series this came with were all really good, strangely enough. UBS, Kagamigami, Roggy, I can only hope those series get moved to another magazine instead of getting the scrap heap. Waste of series and characters when something good gets canceled I must say.
     
  34. Badalight JOJO

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    What...?

    :oh
     
  35. luffy no haki Stronger than all

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    it?s fine so far, very generic yes, a ton of cliche yes, typical loser character, yes but it?s entertaining at least.
     
  36. OS The Entity

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    I caught up. It's good as a formulaic shounen.
     
  37. Harbour I stole all bitches.

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    Well, it looks like the crazy mix of Naruto, early FT with Shanks of OP and zanpakuto from Bleach, but still it looks interesting. At least magiс and orders done better than FT-ones. The cigarette dude and hot chick are fine. Lets see if mangaka prepare a good plot. That will define everything.
     
  38. Yakushi Kabuto Socks Activate! Shape of a Retired Smod

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    I only read the first four chapters but I'm finding it really enjoyable. One of the more entertaining series I've decided to give a go lately. I find how straightforward it is to be charming. I have high hopes for this. I'm a sucker for rivals who aren't assholes. :p
     
  39. Evolution I am The Edge

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    It's kinda like a darker FT so far, the MC reminds me of a Natsu and Naruto Combo.
    It's interesting though, I want to read more of it.
     
  40. MysticBlade The one and only truth

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    Finally caught up, and it's pretty entertaining at that. Looking forward to this one.
     
  41. rajin Looking for a translator

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    Colour Cover Page

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  42. Rica_Patin True Patrician

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    Chapter 12 is out and HOW CAN HE KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH THIS!?
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    You'd have to be blind to not recognize the mass plagiarism of every popular series out there in this shitstain of a series.

    The exposition continues to be a nightmare as well.
    At least the new character revealed at the end seems interesting. First time after a chapter in this series that I'm actually curious about what happens next.
     
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    Lyunette looks like Kimizuki (OnS) have joined the Mimawarigumi (Gintama) :)
     
  44. Rica_Patin True Patrician

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    Chapter 13 is out.
    Still shit, but lightning kid and smoke guy are pretty neat characters.
     
  45. Geomancer Member

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    a battle heavy chapter with a lot of exposition & not a lot of fighting, lets hope that changes next week


    Tabata got fed up with being accused of ripping off Naruto manga, so he decided to rip off Naruto's fillers

    IIRC there was once some dude in a filler arcs that can wear lighting as an armor he was 1 of the 7 mist swordsmen

    & in another filler arc the was some girl that can specialize in Diamond jitsu, she was trying to capture the 3 tailed beast or something
     
  46. Rica_Patin True Patrician

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    Rack was abused by his family as a kid, so he always have a creepy smile

    I never saw that before

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  48. Sinoka I hate myself

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    Chrollo from Hunter x Hunter?
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  49. NW Sekigan Kingu

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    Thought this manga's name was "Black Cover" for so long :skully
     
  50. OS The Entity

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    ah, now i know. The mc reminds me of the guy from Haikyuu and so does his friend/rival. Mainly in design. But the outburst reminds me of haikyuu guy
     

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