Joey and Aki aren't particularly impressed with Black Clover; what do you think?
15 Nov 2017 - 1:23 PM  UPDATED 17 Nov 2017 - 1:48 PM

Listen to why Joey and AkiDearest aren't fans of the Black Clover anime:

Every Monday, YouTubers Joey the Anime Man and Aki Dearest join forces to bring you The Anime Show, an hour that covers what’s hot, what’s not, what’s new and what you should be watching in the world of anime!

In the latest episode, Joey and Aki talk about a new anime show that has been really grinding their gears: Black Clover.

Having premiered last month, Joey and Aki decided to finally watch Black Clover after outlets everywhere started heaping praise on the show as "the next great shonen anime," and they weren't impressed.

Right off the bat, the duo found the main voice actor to be super annoying due to the weird phrasing of certain words and expressions. While they can let this one slide a bit since the voice actor is new to the scene, both Joey and Aki can't overlook the fact that Black Clover feels just like a "greatest hits" compilation of shonen anime tropes, which made it super predictable.

From tropes like the weak and geeky looking character actually being the strongest to cliched storylines (like the "best friend rivalry"), Joey and Aki feels like everything in Black Clover has already been done before (and better) in other shonen anime shows and it is just boring.

Having said that, the duo do say that while older shonen anime fans may not find Black Clover to be anything special, new anime fans will likely find the show to be far more interesting since they haven't been exposed to all the great shonen classics of anime past.


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