Black clover is undoubtedly one of the most entertaining action shonen anime of modern times. The manga of Black Clover is going on a whole next level. Keeping a few animation mess-ups aside, Black Clover has gained an enormous fan following among shonen watchers. So we have decided to put together a list of the top 15 anime & manga like black clover. Many Black Clover fans would already know the similar anime & manga, so this list of for those who are new to the Black Clover franchise.
For those of you who don’t know about Black Clover, the story is set up in a world where everyone can use magic and it flows in all living organisms. The world is full of strong magic users and 4 major kingdoms. Our protagonist Asta doesn’t have even a single drop of magic while his childhood friend Yuno is gifted with strong magic by birth. While Yuno gets very strong magic, Asta gets a sword that possesses anti-magic abilities. This is a story of 2 boys who were abandoned outside a church to become Wizard King (Strongest Mage in Kingdom).
15. One Piece
- Episode No. – 970 +
- Season No. – 20 (Most Probably More in Future)
There used to a pirate named Gol D. Roger. With his gained wealth, fame, and power he earned the title of Pirate King. When he was captured and about to be executed, he revealed that his treasure called One Piece was hidden somewhere on the Grand Line. This made everyone set out to search and discover One Piece’s treasure, but no one found the location of Gol D. Roger’s treasure, and the Grand Line was too dangerous a place to overcome. Twenty-two years after Gol D. Roger’s death, a boy named Monkey D. Luffy decided to become a pirate and search for Gol D. Roger’s treasure to become the next Pirate King.
First things first is that crew of Luffy is very similar to Black Bulls from Black Clover. Every character has some unusual traits, to begin with. Asta is as much as determined & Idiotic as Luffy. The sense of family is embedded among the crew be it Strawhats or Black Bulls.
14. The Seven Deadly Sins
- Episode No. – 89
- Season No. – 3 (4th Upcoming)
The Seven Deadly Sins were once a group of knights in the Britannia region, who disbanded after they allegedly conspired to overthrow the Kingdom of Liones. Their supposed defeat came at the hands of the Holy Knights, but rumors persisted that they were still alive. Ten years later, the Holy Knights staged a coup and captured the king, becoming the new and tyrannical rulers of the kingdom. The third princess, Elizabeth, sets out on a journey to find the Seven Deadly Sins and enlist her help in reclaiming the kingdom.
The anime follows a similar track to Black Clover. The setting of the anime and the concept of Demons, Elves, and many other Demi-Human species are prevalent in both series. We can see the influence of similar types of magic and devils/demons in both the series be it The 7 Deadly Sins or Black Clover.
13. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Episode No. – 64
- Season No. – 1
An incurable disease took the life of Edward’s mother, leading to 2 brothers left alone. With the power of “alchemy”, they use taboo knowledge of alchemy to resurrect her from being dead. The whole process failed, and as a toll for using this type of alchemy, older brother Edward Elric loses his left leg while younger brother Alphonse Elric loses his entire body. To save his brother, Edward sacrifices his right arm and can place his brother’s soul in armor. With the help of a family friend, Edward receives metal members, “automail,” to replace the ones he lost. With that, Edward vows to seek out the Philosopher’s Stone to return the brothers to their original bodies, even if it means becoming a “State Alchemist”, one who uses his alchemy for the army.
12. Hunter X Hunter
- Episode No. – 148
- Season No. – 6
Gon Freecss is a boy who lives on Whale Island. He learns from “Hunter” Kite that his father, who was told he was dead, is still alive somewhere as a superior “Hunter”, risking his life to search for unknown items such as hidden treasures, curiosities, exotic living creatures. , etc. Gon decides to become a professional hunter and leaves the island. To become a hunter, he must pass the hunter exam, where he meets and befriends three other applicants: Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua. Can Gon overcome this formidable obstacle, the hunter exam, to become “the best hunter in the world” and finally meet his father? Becoming a Hunter is pretty similar to becoming a magic knight in Black Clover.
- Episode No. – 24
- Season No. – 2
Guts, a former mercenary now known as the “Black Swordsman,” is out for revenge. After a turbulent childhood, he finally found a man he believed he respected and trusted, but when he robbed everything important to Guts to satisfy his desires. Only everything collapsed. Guts, now marked with death, will be blamed for his relentless pursuit of fate due to the presence of the devil. Embarking on a horrifying quest full of misery, Guts is armed with a huge sword and a huge force, and he cannot be stopped until he can finally deprive him of his head. A loved one of their humanity.
10. Soul Eater
- Episode No. – 51
- Season No. – 1
Death City is home to the famous Death Weapon Meister Academy, a technical academy headed by the Shinigami, Lord Death himself. Their mission: to raise “Death Scythes” for the Shinigamis to manage against the many evils of their fantasy world. These scythes of death, however, are not made of physical weapons; rather, they are born to human hybrids who have the ability to transform their bodies into Demonic Weapons, and only after having consumed the souls of 99 evil beings and the soul of a witch. Soul Eater Evans, a Demon Scythe who only seems to care about what he’s cool about, aspires to become a Death Scythe with the help of his dexterous wielder, or meister, Maka Albarn.
The contrasting duo work and study alongside impulsive Black ☆ Star and his affectionate weapon Tsubaki, as well as Shinigami’s own son Death the Kid, an obsessive-compulsive dual wielder of twin pistols Patty and Liz. Soul Eater follows these Shibusen students as they go on missions to collect souls and protect the city from the threats of the world as they work together under the laughing sun to become more solid in mind, body, and soul.
9. Demon Slayer
- Episode No. – 26
- Season No. – 1 (2nd Season After Movie)
Tanjiro Kamado is a kind-hearted and intelligent boy who lives with his family in the mountains. After the death of his father, he has become the sole source of income for his family, making trips to the nearby town to sell charcoal. Everything changes when he comes home one day to discover that his family has been attacked and killed by a demon. Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the only survivors of the incident, and Nezuko was transformed into a demon, but he still shows surprising signs of human emotion and thought. After an encounter with Giyū Tomioka, a demon slayer, Tanjiro is recruited by Giyū to also become a demon slayer and begins his quest to help his sister become human again and avenge the deaths of the rest of her family.
8. UQ Holder!
- Episode No. – 12
- Season No. – 1
Negi Springfield’s grandson Tōta Konoe aspires to leave his village and live life in the city of Shin-Tokyo, which has a tower structure that rises into space. When he is mortally wounded by a bounty hunter who pursues the life of his guardian Yukihime, he discovers that Yukihime has turned him into an immortal vampire, who is actually a 700-year-old vampire wizard, Evangeline A.K. McDowell. Picking up another boy named Kuromaru on the way, they go to a place on the outskirts of Shin-Tokyo where Yukihime leads a secret society of immortals called UQ Holder.
- Episode No. – 42
- Season No. – 2 ( 3rd Rumors)
In the world of Pompo Hills, a race of monsters called Nemeses falls from the sky. These creatures pollute everything they touch. People who survive their contact become cursed, but they also gain the ability to wield the magical power known as “Fantasy”, thus becoming Sorcerers. Seth, the protagonist of Radiant, is a 15-year-old boy who has survived an attack by Nemesis. He dreams of defeating all the Nemesis and bringing peace between the Sorcerers and the rest of humanity. To do so, he has to find the place where the Nemesis, the legendary Radiant, came from and destroy it. He and other wizards travel the region in search of Radiant while avoiding the Inquisition, an organization opposed to the Wizards.
6. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
- Episode No. – 25
- Season No. – 3
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic depicts a fantasy middle-aged world, where slavery is very common and people are born to live and die unequal. Suddenly, mysterious tall towers called “Dungeons” appear. Anyone who is able to conquer a Dungeon becomes very powerful and as rich as a king, perhaps even more so, so even a commoner can become a king. The series centers on a commoner named Alibaba, who has great desires. But to change the cruel world and make his wishes come true, he will have to conquer one of the dungeons, which could cost him his life. Will he be able to do it and discover the secrets behind the dungeons that appear all over the world?
The Magi anime like very similar to Black Clover, as the whole world around the anime and environment of people interaction is like Black Clover. Major differnce being Black Clover world is based in Europe and Magic is inspired from Middle East. Magic is core for both stories.
5. My Hero Academia
- Episode No. – 88 +
- Season No. – 4 ( 5th is Upcoming)
“Boku no Hero Academia” is a superhero genre anime. Peculiarities are special abilities that humans have acquired after years of evolution. They give humans superhuman abilities. Today quirks are so common that rarely is a person lacking quirks. But Midoriya Izuku is an unfortunate being who has no quirks, preventing her from becoming a superhero like his All Might idol. But after a chance encounter with his idol, he learns that the latter’s quirk is something that can be passed on. Thus, Midoriya begins training so that he can finally get a whim and join UA High, an academy of heroes.
Basically, both Asta and Izuku have the same story as they want to become just like their Idols and protect their loved ones, But they both don’t have the powers to do so, but most of the people in that world setting already has them, you can say magic or quirks both of them are common among people. Asta and Izuku get some extraordinary power after a near-death experience. The powers they have gained make them unique from the rest of their world. My hero academia is also like Black Clover in many ways.
4. Blue Exorcist
- Episode No. – 37
- Season No. – 2
Humans and demons coexist in an awkward balance. One day, Satan breaks that balance when he wants to capture the homeland of humans. Rin Okumura is a normal teenager by all means except for one secret: he actually is the son of Satan. When Satan rises up and kills Rin’s foster father, Rin immediately vows to destroy Satan, no matter what. To do so, he joins an academy that trains exorcists. Along with his brother Yukio, Rin works hard so that one day he can become an exorcist strong enough to defeat Satan forever.
Both in Blue exorcist and Black Clover demons exist and our protagonist be is Rin or Asta both are fighting them. The academy in blue exorcist gives you a vibe of Black Bulls from Black Clover.
- Episode No. – 366
- Season No. – 16 (Continuation 2022)
In Bleach, high school student Ichigo Kurosaki’s life is turned upside down when his family is killed by a corrupt spirit, known as the Hollow. While protecting the family from him, Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki is seriously injured. She offers her powers to Ichigo, who she accepts and transforms into a Soul Reaper. Now, Ichigo has the power to hunt down every Hollow that crosses his path. He also befriends other people who have been wronged by Hollows, each with his own powers and abilities.
Bleach and Black Clover both have an organization with different squads. Each squad is having a strong captain and a vice-captain. Both our protagonists Ichigo and Asta both have some usual strengths compared to other fighters in the series. Another absurd similarity is an oversized sword.
- Episode No. – 220
- Season No. – 5
- Continuation – Naruto: Shippuden & Boruto
On the day of Naruto Uzumaki’s birth, Konoha village was attacked by the 9-tailed fox demon. To protect Naruto’s father from the village, the fourth Hokage sacrificed his life and sealed the demon in his newborn son. 13 years later, Naruto graduates from the ninja academy and becomes a shinobi with the goal of being the Hokage of the village. Joining him is his rival Sasuke Uchiha, who attempts to gain the power to avenge his clan after they were killed by his older brother, Itachi. And Sakura Haruno is Naruto’s love interest who of course loves his rival Sasuke from him. But when Itachi returns to the village after Chunnin’s exams and Sasuke proves to be powerless against him. Sasuke will fall to the villain Orochimaru to gain power. Naruto must do everything in his power to prevent his friend from getting lost in the dark, even if it means losing himself.
Many fans get offended when someone compares Black Clover to Naruto. While they have a fair share of differences, they do have many similarities. Naruto & Asta both have a difficult childhood, a goal to achieve to prove their worth. Their ability to work hard and protect their comrades and loved ones. A friend like Sasuke & Yuno respectively.
1. Fairy Tail
- Episode No. – 328
- Season No. – 9
Lucy, a fugitive celestial mage, finds herself under the curse of a magical spell. Natsu Dragneel, a Dragon Slayer, and her partner Happy swoop in to save her from being sold on the black market. Causing massive property damage is a Fairy Tail specialty, as Lucy will soon discover when she joins the magical guild. Lucy soon meets Gray and Erza, both are also wizards in Fairy Tail, Gray is an ice wizard with a cool personality and a special “hobby”. Erza, on the other hand, is a wizard with Requip magic, allowing her to change armor and weapons at any time. Through bows of all kinds, Fairy Tail sticks together.
According to me, Fairy Tail is undoubtedly one is of the most similar anime like Black Clover. Be it the world in which the story is set in, the character interactions, fights, organizational structures. Both of the worlds have magic in them. While Fairy Tail has magic guilds, Black Clover has magic knights squads.
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