Is Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King Canon?

Is Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King Canon? Here's everything we know.

by Matthew Kevin Mitchell
Image: Netflix

Are you wondering if Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King is canon and how it relates to the manga and anime series? This is a fair question since series creator Yuki Tabata is so heavily involved with the project, and it is the first Black Clover movie. Based on statements by Tabata and information provided by the trailer here is the answer.

Is the Black Clover Movie Canon?

No, Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King is not canon. While this original story isn’t canon to the manga, Tabata did supervise the movie, provided original work, and designed the characters, all of which will be shown throughout the movie. While this may be disappointing for fans that wanted more of the official anime, it is my favorite kind of filler because the Tabata couldn’t fit it into the manga for whatever reason but then decided to use alternative media to tell his story still.

To further confirm this, Tabata released a statement (he doesn’t have an official Twitter handle) that he didn’t do this as an original manga story because he wanted fans to enjoy the large-scale and flashy battles between Asta and his powerful enemies that only an animated movie can provide. He further said that the film will be directed by Tanemura and produced by Studio Pierrot.

Related: All Black Clover Filler Episodes – Filler List

This means that the film will take place in the series’ lore but will not affect the plot of the anime or manga. In addition, we can expect it to fit into the timeline but not be responsible for changing any of the characters, story arcs, or plots. Based on the information, the timeline will occur after Volume 23 of the manga’s timeline.

Here is the cast list for Black Clover

  • Conrad Leto: Toshihiko Seki
  • Jester Galandros: Fumiya Takahashi
  • Edward: Houchu Ohtsuka
  • Milly Maxwell: Marie Litoyo
  • Princia: Miyuki Sawashiro
  • Asta: Gakuto Kajiwara
  • Yuno Brinberryall: Nobunaga Shimazaki
  • Julius Novachrono: Toshiyuki Morikawa
  • Noelee Silva: Kana Yki

You can watch Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King on Netflix when it premieres on June 16, 2023.

- This article was updated on September 7th, 2023

About The Author

Matthew Kevin Mitchell has been a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion since 2022. Matthew primarily covers Manga like One Piece, horror movies like Scream, and survival horror games like Dead by Daylight. His favorite moment came during his first press event covering Scream 6 for AotF. He hails from Denver, Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Regis University. When he isn’t scaring himself silly or writing, he loves to play ice hockey, spoil his dog, and drink an unhealthy amount of coffee.