Black Clover (season 2)

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Black Clover (season 2)
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Cover of the sixth Blu-ray volume of the second season released in Japan on April 26, 2019
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes51[1]
Release
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original releaseOctober 2, 2018 (2018-10-02) –
present (present)
Season chronology
List of Black Clover episodes

The second season of the Black Clover anime TV series was directed by Tatsuya Yoshihara and produced by Pierrot.[2] Like the rest of the series, it follows the adventures of Asta and the Black Bulls from Yuki Tabata's Black Clover manga series. The season adapts Tabata's manga from the rest of the 9th volume onward, with the exception of episodes 55 and 56 (which adapt Tabata and Johnny Onda's light novel, The Book of the Black Bulls). The first 14 episodes focus on the Black Bulls as they enter the Forest of Witches and help heal Asta's arms, which were injured from his battle with the Eye of the Midnight Sun.

The season premiered on October 2, 2018, on TV Tokyo in Japan,[3] and is scheduled to be released in five DVD and Blu-ray compilations, each consisting of eight to eleven episodes, by Avex Pictures between April 26, 2019, and January 31, 2020.[4][1] Both Crunchyroll and Funimation licensed the series for an English release, with Crunchyroll simulcasting the second season,[5] and Funimation producing a North American SimulDub broadcast.[6] Funimation's adaptation premiered on January 13, 2019, on Adult Swim.[7]

The second season uses eight pieces of theme music: four opening themes and four ending themes. For the first 13 episodes, the opening and ending themes are "Reckless" (ガムシャラ, Gamushara) and "Heaven and Earth" (天上天下, Tenjō Tenge), both performed by Miyuna.[8][9] The second opening and ending themes, used for episodes 65 to 76, are "Scribble Page" (落書きペイジ, Rakugaki Peiji) by Kankaku Piero[10] and "My Song My Days" by Solidemo with Sakura men.[11][12] The third opening theme, used for episodes 77 to 94, are "JUSTadICE" by Seiko Ōmori and the ending theme used for episodes 77 to 89, are "The Path of Blooming Flowers" (花が咲く道, Hana ga Saku Michi) by The Charm Park.[13] The fourth opening theme used for episodes 95 onward is "Sky & Blue" by Girlfriend and the ending theme used for episodes 90 onward is "Against All Gods" by M-Flo.[14]

Episode list[edit]

No. Adult Swim's Toonami English title[a] / Japanese translated title[b]
Original Japanese title
Original airdate (Japan)[15] Original airdate (U.S.)
52"Whoever's Strongest Wins"
Transcription: "Tsuyoi Hōga Katsu" (Japanese: 強い方が勝つ)
October 2, 2018 (2018-10-02)January 13, 2019
Broccos prepares to fight Yuno, but Ragus insists on fighting instead. Yuno's wind arrows, made more powerful by Bell's magic, destroy Ragus’ lightning arrows. Yagos encases himself in a giant snail made of mucus and begins draining magic from injured mages. The Golden Dawn's vice-captain Langris Vaude, Finral's younger brother who also uses portal magic, teleports away part of Yagos' snail along with his right arm. Vangeance uses his magic to grow tree roots over the entire area. Lotus realises the roots drain the magic of whoever touches them and tries to warn the Generals, but Broccos and Ragus are too busy arguing. Vangeance activates his World Tree Magic, the Great Mistilteinn Tree, which grows over the whole area and ensnares the Diamond Kingdom mages. Yami and the Bulls arrive in Kiten. Yami orders Charmy, Asta and Finral to help the citizens while he finds Vangeance. Ragus and Yuno begin dueling, but Yuno is far superior in skill and power and impales Ragus with a wind trident, defeating him. Yuno meets with Asta and surprises Finral by greeting Asta warmly, something Finral cannot understand as his rivalry with his brother was far from friendly. Mimosa offers to heal Asta's broken arms. He insists Mimosa help everyone else first. Broccos attempts to kill Vangeance but is defeated instantly. Lotus attempts to sneak up on Vangeance hidden inside his smoke but is prevented from attacking by Yami. Rather than fight, Lotus retrieves Broccos and retreats. Yami confronts Vangeance and asks him to remove his mask.
53"Behind the Mask"
Transcription: "Kamen no Oku" (Japanese: 仮面の奥)
October 9, 2018 (2018-10-09)January 20, 2019
Finral meets his younger brother Langris. When Langris mocks Finral, Asta revealing his role in defeating Vetto. Langris is attacked by Yagos using civilians as a human shield. Langris, who does not care about civilians, prepares to attack until Asta stops him. Using Charmy’s Cotton sheep as a springboard, Asta lunges at Yagos and uses Finral's portals to manoeuvre while holding his sword in his teeth to spare his arms. First, he nullifies Yagos' mucus, freeing the hostages, and then knocks Yagos into a wall. Finral finally confronts his younger brother and promises the Black Bulls will surpass the Golden Dawn. Vangeance eventually agrees to remove his mask as he knows Yami believes he is Licht even though he and the Midnight Sun leader use different types of magic. Removing his mask reveals that it conceals a birthmark covering the top half of his face. In a flashback, Vangeance is frequently abused by his foster parents because of his face. Eventually, Julius creates his mask while urging him to join the Magic Knights. In the present, Yami accepts that Vangeance is not Licht and leaves. Yuno clashes with Langris over his attitude towards Asta and professes his willingness to surpass Langris by becoming captain of the Golden Dawn. The Wizard King believes the invasion was a ruse to allow the Diamond Kingdom to search for something.
54"Never Again"
Transcription: "Mōnidoto" (Japanese: もう二度と)
October 16, 2018 (2018-10-16)January 27, 2019
Yami drags Asta to Owen, a Healer, who gives him bad news, overheard by Finral. Yami reveals the Bulls have earned so many stars they have gone from negative 30 stars to zero stars, and they have a party. When Asta says he is tired, Noelle and the others become suspicious as he has never said he was tired before. Finral reveals that Vetto infected Asta's arms with Ancient Curse Magic, which crushed his bones. The curse prevents them healing and Owen was unable to help. Asta is crippled and can never use his arms again. As the Bulls search for Asta to make him feel better they find him shouting that he will train until he can fight without his arms. All the Bulls are proud of him. Meanwhile, Vanessa thinks that she might know of a magic that can save his arms. The next morning Asta realizes that most of the Bulls left secretly to search for ways to heal him: Luck and Magna search a dungeon in the Forsaken Realm, Gauche and Gordon are researching curses in the King's Library, Charmy and Grey are gathering exotic potion ingredients in the wild, and Vanessa disappears. Noelle has Finral take her to the home of a red-haired man, but quickly attacks him when she sees him naked.
55"The Man Named Fanzell"
Transcription: "Fanzeru to Yū otoko" (Japanese: ファンゼルという男)
October 23, 2018 (2018-10-23)February 3, 2019
The man reveals himself as a swordsman named Fanzell Kruger. In a flashback, Asta sees him being chased by a giant boar during his training and rescues him. Fanzell trains Asta in swordsmanship while he is waiting for a friend to arrive. He ranks him among the top two students. Eventually, Mariella, one of Fanzell's students, arrives at his home. Having searched for Fanzell's missing fiancé, Dominante Code, Mariella suggests that she is presumed dead. Fanzell recalls he and Dominante were Diamond Kingdom warriors but were separated by assassins after they defected from the army, so Fanzell hid while Mariella searched for Dominante. That evening, Mariella lures Fanzell into a trap and tells him that since his other students were killed, Mariella joined the Diamond Kingdom as an assassin. Mariella plans to bring him back so he can help with the experiments that created Mars. However, Asta helps Fanzell force the assassins to retreat, which gives him a new reason to live and continue searching for Dominante. With Asta's training complete, he and Fanzell go their separate ways.
56"The Man Named Fanzell Continued"
Transcription: "Zoku Fanzeru to Yū otoko" (Japanese: 続・ファンゼルという男)
October 30, 2018 (2018-10-30)February 10, 2019
In another flashback, Fanzell arrives at the Bulls headquarters, where Noelle confirms that the wand in his possession was crafted by Dominante proving that she is still alive. However, the headquarters are attacked by Diamond Kingdom assassins led by Mariella and Galleo, their commander. The Black Bulls effortlessly defeat Galleo and the assassins. Fanzell, Asta and Noelle are teleported by Finral to the Black Market where they find Dominante, who punishes Fanzell for taking so long to find her. Mariella arrives and reveals that meeting Asta made her realise she had also grown tired of working for the Diamond Kingdom. She had the assassins attack the Bulls, knowing the Bulls would defeat them. She offers to be imprisoned for her crimes, but they are interrupted by Galleo who escaped the Bulls and heard everything Mariella said. He attempts to kill her but is easily defeated by Asta and Fanzell. Fanzell, Dominante, and Mariella become friends again and decide to leave together, saying goodbye to the Bulls. In the present, Noelle and Finral tell Fanzell, Dominante, and Mariella about Asta's arms. Dominante tells them the only magic she knows of that might help belongs to the Witch Queen. Meanwhile, in the Forest of Witches, Vanessa enters the Queen's manor.
57"Infiltration"
Transcription: "Sen'nyū" (Japanese: 潜入)
November 6, 2018 (2018-11-06)February 17, 2019
Dominante explains the Forest of Witches is a country whose inhabitants are all women possessing powerful magic. She warns that any woman who leaves the forest like she and Vanessa are considered criminals. Noelle, Dominante, Finral, Fanzell, and Mariella retrieve Asta and travel to the forest. Meanwhile, the Witch Queen is disappointed that Vanessa failed to control destiny through her thread magic. Vanessa offers to return to the Forest in return for the spell to heal Asta but is easily knocked out. Dominante explains the Witch Queen can sense anyone entering the forest, so she gives everybody invisibility cloaks to prevent the Queen from sensing them. Fanzell loses his cloak, inadvertently causing the mages to be discovered. Left with no choice, the mages flee to the Queen's manor, where Asta tries rescuing Vanessa but the Queen thwarts him, revealing that the Witches are her daughters, including Vanessa. Using a magic crystal that can see the future, the Queen tells the group of their impending deaths, but she realizes that the Eye of the Midnight Sun, led by Fana the Hatred, has already invaded the forest to exact revenge on the Bulls for injuring Licht and killing Vetto.
58"The Battlefield Decision" / "Battlefield Decision"
Transcription: "Senjō no Ketsudan" (Japanese: 戦場の決断)
November 13, 2018 (2018-11-13)February 24, 2019
Using her Salamander, Fana burns the forest while the Witch Queen observes that the Diamond Kingdom army, including Mars and Ladros of the Eight Shining Generals, is also invading it. Asta refuses the Queen's offer, as it would cost Vanessa her freedom. Using the Demon Dweller Sword, Asta attempts to heal himself, but his anti-magic fails to remove the curse. He still refuses to accept his fate, which reminds Vanessa of her first meeting with Yami. Offered by Noelle to heal Asta's arms in exchange for the Bulls defeating the invaders, the Queen accepts this and, using her magical blood, heals Asta. Unknown to the seven, she secretly plans to steal both Vanessa and Asta's anti-magic for herself. Fanzell intends to fight the Diamond Kingdom as he must defeat Mars and Ladross. Fana destroys the giant Golem guarding the Forest. Shidan, her subordinate, captures the witches to use as slaves, but Asta easily defeats Shidan and his soldiers. Fana tries killing Asta to avenge Vetto, but Asta reflects Salamander's fireball back at her. Asta, Vanessa and Finral join forces to fight Fana.
59"Flames of Hatred"
Transcription: "Zōo no Honō" (Japanese: 憎悪の炎)
November 20, 2018 (2018-11-20)March 3, 2019
Vanessa doubts they can win as Salamander is one of the Four Great Spirits. Unable to understand Fana's hatred and Vetto's despair, Asta insists on talking instead of fighting. In a flashback, a human mage, who desires peace between elves and humans with Licht, marries a human woman who conceives his half-elven child. The elves assume the mage has betrayed them when they were massacred by humans. In the present, Fana summons a third eye on her forehead, causing Salamander to grow much larger and starts using Crystal Magic. Her fire grows so hot neither Vanessa’s strings nor Finral’s portal can get near her. With her shield temporarily down, Noelle extinguishes Salamander's flames with her Sea Dragon's Roar technique. Asta realises Fana's magic is familiar and asks about her relationship with Mars, but is unsuccessful. Vanessa and Finral use their magic to have Asta stab Salamander in the chest.
60"Defectors' Atonement"
Transcription: "Rihan-sha no Shokuzai" (Japanese: 離反者の贖罪)
November 27, 2018 (2018-11-27)March 10, 2019
Fanzell confronts Mars and Ladros, who reveal they seek the Witch Queen to cure the Diamond King of a terminal illness. Fanzell, Mariella and Dominante join forces with the other mages to fight the Diamond army. Fanzell tries fighting Ladros, but Ladros reveals his surgically modified body can absorb other people's magic. He uses Fanzell's wind magic to destroy part of the forest, killing many witches and even his own soldiers. Fanzell is injured keeping Dominante safe. Ladros rejects Fanzell's belief that magic should be used to protect others and tries killing Dominante; however, she is rescued by Mars, who has changed since his earlier defeat and has decided to continue to follow Fanzell's teachings. Mariella injures Ladros, but he absorbs her ice magic and Mars' crystal magic. Mars explains they can defeat Ladros with anti-magic. He and Fanzell throw Ladros in Asta's direction. Asta unsuccessfully pleads with Fana to surrender so she can return to her family and friends.
61"The Promised World"
Transcription: "Yakusoku no Sekai" (Japanese: 約束の世界)
December 4, 2018 (2018-12-04)March 17, 2019
As Fanzell and Mars fly towards Asta, he deflects Fana's fireball at Ladros, who attempts to absorb it but is easily defeated. Mars immediately realises that Fana is his childhood friend, who was seemingly killed as part of the Diamond Kingdom's human experiments. Fana's memories of Mars cause her to activate a self-destruct spell. Mars willingly lets himself be injured as penance for killing Fana, until Asta tells him if Fana really is his childhood friend he should save her instead of letting himself be killed. Mars begins to continuously use Flame Healing magic to instantly heal their burns caused by Fana. Together, they reach Fana and Asta nullifies the self-destruct spell causing Salamander to disappear. Mars then embraces Fana before she can attack again, apologising for almost killing her and leaving her behind. This causes Fana's childhood memories of Mars to overlap her memories of the elven village, resulting in the third eye disappearing. They are finally happily reunited.
62"Bettering One Another" / "Those Who Boost Each Other Up"
Transcription: "Takame Au Sonzai" (Japanese: 高め合う存在)
December 11, 2018 (2018-12-11)March 24, 2019
Following Fana's defeat, she reveals that she survived her gambit of having Mars kill her for his freedom. She was eventually found by Licht after being discarded by the Diamond Kingdom, revealing that her body was controlled by another who was also named Fana. When the group is attacked by Ladros, Fana finds that magic has also disappeared with the possessing spirit. Asta engages in a duel with Ladros which results in Asta draining his magic by stabbing his sword through Ladros's chest. Asta refuses to let Ladros mock his friends, as they all support each other and make each other stronger. He attempts to defeat Ladros but he captures Fana to force Salamander to reappear, absorbing the spirit to increase his strength as he subjects Asta to a barrage of fireballs. Meanwhile, the Witch Queen uses her magic to awaken Asta's true self.
63"Not in the Slightest"
Transcription: "Nandemonai" (Japanese: 何でも無い)
December 18, 2018 (2018-12-18)March 31, 2019
Asta awakens with one half of his body glowing with black magic. He and Ladros duel fiercely while the Witch Queen reveals Asta normally only releases a little anti-magic at a time. With her blood inside him, however, the anti-magic pours out uncontrollably and will eventually turn him into an anti-magic demon. Asta destroys Ladros' implanted magic stones to defeat him. When Asta reveals his intentions to help the injured and demands Ladros heal quickly so he can apologize to everyone for his actions, Ladros accepts defeat. With the black magic disappeared, Asta decides he wants to master the devil's power. However, the Witch Queen seizes control of Asta's body with her Blood Control technique, since she cannot use his anti-magic sword herself, and traps everyone else. To test her new power, she has Asta kill everyone.
64"The Red Thread of Fate"
Transcription: "Unmei no Akai Ito" (Japanese: 運命の赤い糸)
December 25, 2018 (2018-12-25)April 7, 2019
Asta tries killing Noelle, but he instinctively stops. Meanwhile, the Queen tells Vanessa that her escape and eventual return to the forest was predestined. Enraged by this revelation, and, after remembering her past life with the Bulls, Vanessa finally awakens her Grimoire's most powerful thread magic, a red cat formed from the Red Thread of Fate, which has the power to alter destiny itself. The cat touches Asta just as he decapitates Noelle, but time is quickly reversed, and Noelle survives. The Queen tries killing both Finral and the cat, to no effect. Hoping to steal Vanessa's ability to alter fate for herself, the Queen attempts to kill her, but is easily defeated. Vanessa explains that the cat will only protect her and those she considers family; therefore the Queen can never control fate.
65"I'm Home"
Transcription: "Tadaima" (Japanese: ただいま)
January 8, 2019 (2019-01-08)April 14, 2019
Having realized that Vanessa wanted to spread happiness towards others with her thread magic, the Queen accepts defeat and heals everyone. In the aftermath, the Queen gives her earring to Asta, explaining that it is actually a magic stone originally belonging to Elves who were massacred by humans several years ago. The Third Eye that the Midnight Sun possess is forbidden magic only Elves can perform, as was the Great Demon defeated by the first Wizard King, which was summoned by the Elves' leader. She further reveals Asta's anti-magic swords are the remnants of the swords wielded by the Elves' leader. Mars returns to the Diamond Kingdom intending to use the Witch Queen's Blood Control to control the king, shut down the military's experiments and make the Diamond Kingdom peaceful. Ladros decides to help him. The Bulls return to their headquarters and give the stone to Yami. They also find that the other Bulls have returned from their various quests to find the cure for Asta's arms. Luck and Magna have grown far more powerful by defeating a dungeon; Gordon and Gauche have become nerds after spending too long in the King's Library; and Charmy and Grey have become infested with mushroom spores from the forests. The Bulls celebrate their victory.
66"The Secret of the Eye of the Midnight Sun" / "The Eye of the Midnight Sun's Secret"
Transcription: "Byakuya no Magan no Himitsu" (Japanese: 白夜の魔眼のひみつ)
January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)April 21, 2019
A recap episode, detailing the activities of the Eye of the Midnight Sun is narrated by Klaus Lunette to Yuno and Mimosa as part of a study session. It covers the attack on the Royal Capital, the battle at the cave at Nean, and the battle at the Underwater Temple. It emphasizes that the Eye of the Midnight Sun is after the magic stones, which is why they attacked Fuegoleon. At the end, Yami gives the magic stone retrieved from the Witch's Forest to Julius Novochrono. Julius says that he knows where the hideout of the Eye of the Midnight Sun is, but also says that they are getting ready for a battle again. Two of the magic stones are now with the Wizard King, and one (unknown to all) is at the Black Bulls' headquarters.
67"A Fun Festival Double Date"
Transcription: "Tanoshī o Matsuri Daburu Dēto" (Japanese: 楽しいお祭りWデート)
January 22, 2019 (2019-01-22)April 28, 2019
The Star Festival is approaching during which the Wizard King will reveal which Magic Knight squad has earned the most stars. Asta invites Kahono and Kiato to the festival and gives them a vial of the Witch Queen's blood, restoring Kiato's leg and Kahono's voice. Kiato is still in love with Noelle while Kahono, seeing that Noelle is failing to profess her feelings for Asta, clings to Asta, hoping to make Noelle jealous enough to confess. When this fails, she takes them to a haunted house to scare Noelle into Asta's arms. But this also fails when Sekke, who was using the haunted house to impress women, is mistaken by Asta for one of Rades Spiritos zombies. Kahono asks Asta what he thinks of Noelle, but before he answers, they reunite a lost child with her mother. Noelle uses her status as a royal to shame the other nearby nobles for their arrogance. Asta decides that he likes Noelle a lot. Kahono hopes Noelle will finally tell Asta she likes him too but is disappointed when Noelle hits him. Yami engages in a duel with the Green Mantis Captain, Jack the Ripper.
68"Battle to the Death?! Yami vs. Jack"
Transcription: "Shitō!? Yami Bāsasu Jakku" (Japanese: 死闘!? ヤミVSジャック)
January 29, 2019 (2019-01-29)May 5, 2019
Noelle finds Asta working at a grilled squid stall with Yami who is competing against Jack the Ripper and Sekke who are working at a grilled meat stall. Neither stall is attracting customers. Yami and Jack resort to increasingly childish games before deciding to duel instead. Yami has Finral teleport everybody to the cave where the Bulls first fought Licht. Disguising himself as an elderly man, the Wizard King follows to observe. As they duel Yami almost uses Dark Cloaked Dimension Slash which he used to kill Vetto. Sekke and the Bulls worry that either Jack or Yami might die. The Wizard King freezes everybody with time magic, casts a spell that causes Yami and Jack's pants to fall, and then unfreezes them. With their underwear exposed Yami and Jack call it a draw and return to their stalls. Noelle, having heard Sekke claim that only close friends can fight so seriously, tells Asta she would not mind fighting him, though Asta misses the point entirely. Yami and Jack get in another fight and when Asta tries to intervene he is thrown into the air again. When he lands, he spots a beautiful woman he feels he has seen somewhere before.
69"The Briar Maiden's Melancholy"
Transcription: "Ibara Otome no Yūutsu" (Japanese: 荊乙女の憂鬱)
February 5, 2019 (2019-02-05)May 12, 2019
An arrogant nobleman, Baron Balmain, tries to force the woman to be his partner but she defeats him with Thorn Magic, revealing herself to be Charlotte Rosary, Captain of the Blue Roses. Charlotte is embarrassed when Yami sees her in a dress instead of her captain's uniform. Vanessa arrives and the two women instinctively develop a jealous rivalry over Yami. Vanessa challenges Charlotte to a duel, but to avoid a fight Finral turns the duel into a cosplay contest. The cosplay contest ends in a draw after Charlotte becomes embarrassed and scares away the audience. Vanessa challenges her to a drinking contest, but as Vanessa is already drunk, she passes out quickly. In a flashback, an 18-year-old Charlotte loses control of her powers and despite her efforts in breaking the curse, she almost destroys an entire city until Yami rescues her; the curse is broken as a result. In the present, Yami assures Charlotte she can ask others for help and then finishes her drink for her. The "indirect kiss" embarrasses Charlotte so much she passes out as well and the drinking contest is declared a draw. The ceremony to announce the squad's achievements begins; only captains Yami and Charlotte are now late.
70"Two New Stars"
Transcription: "Futatsu no Shinsei" (Japanese: 二つの新星)
February 12, 2019 (2019-02-12)May 19, 2019
The Wizard King announces the Golden Dawn has come in first place and to everybody's surprise the Black Bulls have risen from last to second place. The crowd begins to accuse the Bulls of cheating until Kahono, Kiato and Rebecca defend them. Yami throws Asta onto the stage next to Yuno. Sekke attempts to mock them by revealing their origins as peasants, but they display their powers, impressing the crowd. The Silver Eagles are outraged they scored less than Noelle did. The Clover King arrives and announces he has located the Midnight Sun's hideout and is forming a squad of Royal Knights to destroy them. This earns him some of the crowd's respect until Asta asks why the King can choose the Royal Knights when he has personally done nothing to help the Kingdom. The King sentences Asta and Yuno to death, forcing the Wizard King to intervene. The Wizard King warns Asta and Yuno the Royal Knight exam will be extremely difficult for rookies like themselves. Asta and Yuno witness the Crimson Lions' new leader, Mereoleona Vermillion, punishing her squad for only making it to fifth place.
71"The Uncrowned, Undefeated Lioness"
Transcription: "Mukan Muhai no Onna Shishi" (Japanese: 無冠無敗の女獅子)
February 19, 2019 (2019-02-19)May 26, 2019
Mereoleona is the violent older sister of Fuegoleon. Leo and Asta immediately admire her intensity. She announces she is taking the Lions on Hot Spring Training and insists Asta and Yuno also come along. Leo advises them to obey as Mereoleona is the Uncrowned Undefeated Lioness even stronger than Fuegoleon. Elsewhere Mereoleona finds Yami in a bar. She captures him, Charlotte, and Charlotte's subordinate, Sol Marron, and Noelle, announcing they all need training. The Wizard King, disguised as a bartender, watches them leave. The hot spring turns out to be on top of the constantly erupting Yultim Volcano, set above a well of powerful mana. Despite the dangerous levels of heat everyone races to the top using their own magic to protect themselves from it. Yami realises this is the point of Mereoleona's training. Noelle becomes more determined after Mereoleona compliments her on how much she has become like her mother. Asta finds that as the heat is natural, not magical, his swords are useless, and he nearly passes out. Mereoleona warns him that ascending the volcano without magic is impossible and advises him to quit, but Asta is determined to get to the top with his strength alone.
72"Saint Elmo's Fire"
Transcription: "Sento Erumo no Hi" (Japanese: セントエルモの火)
February 26, 2019 (2019-02-26)June 2, 2019
Asta realises his usual tactics will not work and decides to try the power of the anti-magic demon. By using Ki detection on himself, Asta senses the anti-magic energy within his sword and succeeds in increasing the anti-magic in his body, causing half his body to become covered in black magic. However, as he cannot yet control the black magic, it pulls him wildly into the air. The other magic knights are blocked by a lava monster, but Asta flies straight through its chest and continues upwards, even passing Yuno. Mereoleona punches him to stop his uncontrolled flight. Asta is happy he has finally used his power. Mereoleona orders everybody to get in the hot spring together. This causes outrage among the men and women until Sol puts up a mud wall to provide separate bathing areas. Mereoleona reveals to Noelle that her mother, Acier Silva, was nicknamed Steel Warrior Princess, and Mereoleona never once defeated her. Mereoleona orders Noelle the opportunity to surpass her mother in her own way. Meanwhile Yami demands the men partake in the tradition of peeping at the women, passing it off as a male-only training exercise. Sol responds by raising the wall even higher while the Crimson Lions try desperately to climb it. Asta refuses to peep out of loyalty to Sister Lily.
73"The Royal Knights Selection Test"
Transcription: "Roiyaru Naitsu Senbatsu Shiken" (Japanese: 王撰騎士団 (ロイヤルナイツ)選抜試験)
March 5, 2019 (2019-03-05)June 9, 2019
Xerx Lugner, vice-captain of the Purple Orcas, arrives for the Royal Knight exam and immediately bullies an elderly woman. For this he is brutally defeated by Zora Ideale who steals his Purple Orca robe. Noelle's brother, Solid, attempts to make her nervous by telling her to leave before she embarrasses herself, but having received encouragement from Mereoleona at the hot springs, she stands up to him. The Clover King announces the exam will consist of team battles. Each team must destroy a crystal held by an opposing team whilst defending their own crystal. The aim is to find teams that can cooperate with other teams, as they would if they had to face the Midnight Sun in battle. Asta finds himself teamed with Mimosa and Xerx, though Xerx's place is taken by Zora who claims to be Xerx. Since no one has ever actually seen Xerx they cannot prove he is lying. With all the teams identified they are teleported to the exam battlefield where Noelle realises her first battle will be against Solid's team. The Wizard King announces the first battle will be Asta's team against a team of three unknown magic knights.
74"Flower of Resolution"
Transcription: "Chikai no Hana" (Japanese: 誓いの花)
March 12, 2019 (2019-03-12)June 16, 2019
As Asta, Mimosa and Zora discuss strategy their crystal is attacked by the enemy team, Rick Cornell of the Coral Peacocks, Forti Griss of the Crimson Lions and Curtis Wolne of the Silver Eagles. Asta and Mimosa realise that Zora has gone to sleep. Mimosa suggests they move towards the enemy so Asta can destroy their crystal directly. Mimosa attacks with her flower cannon magic forcing the enemy team to defend their crystal. They split up and Asta rushes towards Curtis who has his team's crystal, but Rick and Forti surround Mimosa to attack their crystal while Asta is caught by a paralysis trap. As they all attack Mimosa their spells are absorbed by more trap spells, magnified and reflected back towards them, defeating them instantly. While Mimosa heals Asta it is revealed that the traps were Zora's ash magic and with the enemy incapacitated Zora destroys their crystal while humiliating Curtis. Asta's team are declared the winners. The next team to fight is Sol, Magna and Kirsch Vermillion of the Coral Peacocks, Mimosa's embarrassing and egotistical older brother.
75"Fierce Battle"
Transcription: "Gekisen" (Japanese: 激戦)
March 19, 2019 (2019-03-19)June 23, 2019
Kirsch mocks Asta's attempts to overcome his lack of magic with strength training. As Kirsch's team begin their duel Asta asks why Zora is taking the exam, as earlier he said he had another more important goal, but is unsuccessful. Despite being a narcissist, Kirsch expertly shows Sol and Magna how to better utilise their spells in combat and they win the match. Finral is teamed with Leopold of the Crimson Lions and Hamon of the Golden Dawn and they easily win their match with Finral teleporting Leopold and Hamon around the battlefield like he learned to do with Asta. Finral's brother, Langris, is teamed with Sekke and Flagil Tormenta of the Aqua Deer's, but Langris wins the match mostly by himself, using his spatial magic to simply slice their opponents crystal in half before mocking Finral's magic as inferior to his own. Finral vows not to lose the exam against Langris.
76"Mage X"
Transcription: "Madō-shi Ekkusu" (Japanese: 魔道士 (エックス))
March 26, 2019 (2019-03-26)June 30, 2019
Finral worries he made a mistake by challenging his brother. As round 5 of the exam begins one of the participants calling himself Mage X is revealed to be Rill Boismortier, Captain of the Aqua Deer's. He is accompanied by Walter, the overdramatic and incredibly fast butler to the Boismortier family who is happy Rill befriended Asta. As the duel starts Rill is quickly captured by the opposing team. Walter remembers that Rill was never able to create the paintings he wanted to so his magic ran out of control, frequently destroying the family castle and driving his mother to despair. After accidentally injuring Walter, he suggests Rill join the magic knights so he could create beautiful art in battle, eventually becoming the youngest captain in history. Rill finally reveals his ultimate magic, to use any type of magic simply by painting it, and defeats the enemy team by painting spells they were weak against. In the next match Luck is teamed with Klaus and Puli Angel from the Blue Roses. Klaus worries that their opposing team contains Rob Vitesse, a wind magic user from the Silver Eagles.
77"Bad Blood"
Transcription: "In'nen" (Japanese: 因縁)
April 2, 2019 (2019-04-02)July 7, 2019
Klaus and Luck demonstrate how their skills have improved and after a short fight they are victorious as Luck defeats Rob with a powerful lightning kick that also destroys the crystal. Noelle is teamed with Yuno and En Ringard from the Green Praying Mantises. The instant the match begins Solid is determined to defeat and mock Noelle. Taking advantage of this Noelle moves to attack Solid's crystal knowing he will be unable to resist chasing her. Yuno faces Alecdora Sandler, a fellow Golden Dawn member who hates Yuno for becoming Vangeance's favourite despite being a peasant. Solid's teammate Dmitri Brint is immobilised by En's Mushroom magic. Noelle faces Solid alone and though Solid scratches her face she realises that his water magic no longer frightens her. Yuno easily defeats Alecdora without any help from Sylph. Meanwhile, Noelle finally destroys Solid's crystal with her Sea Dragon's Roar, knocking him out.
78"Peasant Trap"
Transcription: "Gemin no Wana" (Japanese: 下民 (げみん)の罠)
April 9, 2019 (2019-04-09)July 14, 2019
Much to the irritation of both the Clover King and Solid, Asta and Yuno have made it through the first round. For the second round Asta's team face Kirsch's team. Zora looks forward to his chance to humiliate a royal. Asta confronts Zora about his cheating, but Zora points out he has not technically broken any rules. Kirsch covers the entire battlefield in a storm of flower petal illusion magic. Asta uses the Anti-magic demons power to perform a new move, Black Hurricane, which erases the petals, nullifies Kirsch's illusions and even nullifies all Zora's traps. Zora is irritated until Asta tells him he never cared about his tactics; he only wanted them to work as a team. Zora has a flashback to his father and decides to cooperate by revealing how his magic works. Kirsch is furious his beautiful spell was ruined by Asta’s peasant magic, and abandons Magna and Sol to attack alone. Asta tries to draw him into Zora's new traps but Kirsch avoids them with detection magic. He begins to attack Asta but suddenly falls into a pit Zora dug by hand, so as to avoid it being discovered by Kirsch’s detection magic. Asta then knocks the furious Kirsch unconscious and thanks Zora for working as a team.
79"Mister Delinquent vs. Muscle Brains"
Transcription: "Yankī Senpai Bāsasu Kin'niku Baka" (Japanese: ヤンキー先輩VS筋肉バカ)
April 16, 2019 (2019-04-16)July 21, 2019
Sol hides their crystal inside her golem and traps Mimosa. Magna attacks with a new fireball Asta is unable to deflect. Kirsch dreams of a starving peasant child he saw stealing and felt only disgust. Sol remembers when she was almost kidnapped by bandits and a boy who had promised to protect her was too scared to fight, and she was saved by Captain Charlotte instead. Sol berates Kirsch for fighting only for selfish reasons. Asta begins to anticipate Magna's attacks and Zora casts a trap that knocks Magna unconscious. Kirsch tries to unleash his full power on Asta but is caught in another trap and knocked out by Asta again. Sol finds her golem has been infiltrated by Mimosa's plants, allowing Asta to destroy the crystal. Zora points out where Sol, Magna and Kirsch need improvements. Mimosa recalls the starving child being fed by another starving child which made her realise that a peasant's difficult life can sometimes make them the kindest people. She congratulates Kirsch on acknowledging Asta's peasant strength and claims he has never looked more beautiful to her. Kirsch admits to himself that watching Asta duel with Magna was beautiful in its own way. The Clover King is furious a royal was defeated by a peasant. The next match is to be Finral's team against Langris' team.
80"Special Little Brother vs. Failed Big Brother"
Transcription: "Yūtōsei no Otōto Bāsasu Fudeki no Ani" (Japanese: 優等生の弟VS不出来の兄)
April 23, 2019 (2019-04-23)July 28, 2019
Langris recalls how his parents doted on him and arranged for him to marry a noble lady named Finnes Calmreich, whereas Finral was neglected. Langris was enraged to find Finnes preferred the weaker Finral instead of him. Langris attacks Finral's crystal, expecting to defeat Finral easily but is shocked when Finral cancels his attack. Finral explains that when two different spatial spells collide the mana currents cancel each other out. Leopold and Hamon attack the enemy crystal and duel with Flagil. Finral teleports Sekke away to the Black Bulls base where he is punished by Yami for disturbing him on the toilet. Enraged that Finral dare stand up to him Langris prepares his most powerful attack spell. Finral, who always regretted not being closer to Langris, begs him to stop. Further enraged at Finral's attempt to act like an older brother Langris attacks and though Finral tries to fight back his crystal is destroyed and parts of his body are violently teleported away. Langris' team are declared the winners. Langris recalls that while his parents loved him for being powerful everyone else loved Finral for being kind. Unable to handle his rage Langris prepares to attack and murder the unconscious Finral, but is stopped when Asta and the Bulls furiously storm onto the battlefield to defend Finral.
81"The Life of a Certain Man"
Transcription: "Aru Hitori no Otoko no Ikikata" (Japanese: ある一人の男の生き方)
April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)August 4, 2019
The Wizard King intervenes while Finral's wounds are treated. Asta insults Langris' behaviour as unworthy of a magic knight. Langris requests the Wizard King allow him to fight the Bulls for their semi-final match, then attacks Asta. The Wizard King intervenes with his Time Magic and decides to allow the fight on condition it is fought by exam rules using their normal teams. Many people notice that Langris is not acting like himself. A flashback shows that the Wizard King suspects a magic knight might be a traitor without even realising it and is using the exam to identify the unwitting knight. Langris abandons his teammates and attacks Asta, demanding that he admit Finral is weak and Langris is a true knight. Asta loses body parts but keeps fighting with help from Mimosa's healing magic. Knowing he cannot use his demon power again Asta manoeuvres Langris into Zora's trap. Zora remembers his father, a magic knight who was murdered by his own squad for being a peasant. Zora then took on the character of a doll his father gave him, a warrior who protected the country in secret, and became a vigilante specialising in punishing magic knights who abused their powers.
82"Clover Clips: The Nightmarish Charmy Special!" / "Petit Clover! The Nightmarish Charmy SP!"
Transcription: "Puchitto Kurōbā! Akumu no Chāmī SP!" (Japanese: プチット・クローバー!悪夢のチャーミーSP!)
May 7, 2019 (2019-05-07)August 11, 2019
As Asta and Zora battle Langris. Charmy wanders into the forest, seeking exotic ingredients to cook something tasty for Yuno and the Wizard King. After sampling a toxic mushroom she passes out and she and her sheep chefs begin to experience vivid hallucinations in the form of short 30 second sketches that feature members of the Black Bulls and other Black Clover characters in their Chibi forms. Charmy eventually awakens and, realising she has been dreaming the whole time, resumes her search for exotic ingredients. Back on the battlefield Zora prepares to punish Langris for failing to uphold the ideals of an honourable magic knight.
83"Burn It Into You"
Transcription: "Ima, Yakitsukeru" (Japanese: 今、焼き付ける)
May 14, 2019 (2019-05-14)August 18, 2019
Langris manages to send several spatial attacks past Zora's trap, but Zora reveals he had inscribed a trap onto his own body and Langris' spells are reflected back at him. Langris survives using even more powerful magic while Zora is left exhausted. Langris boasts of his superiority and attacks the weakened Zora but has his spells nullified by Asta in his demon form. Asta admits he admires Langris' abilities but has no respect for his forgetting that the exam was supposed to be about working together. Langris tries killing Asta but is knocked out, causing his crystal to be destroyed. At the same moment Asta's own crystal falls apart and their match is declared a draw. As always Zora both mocks and gives advice to everyone, including himself for not trusting his teammates. Asta passes out surrounded by all the magic knights who agree they must work together. The next match is Luck's team against Captain Rill's. Luck, Klaus and Puli combine their magic into a super-fast lightning arrow, but Rill redirects it, destroying their crystal instantly. In the next match Yuno beats the opposing team by himself without help from Noelle or En. Julius announces that the final match will be Yuno, Noelle and En versus Captain Rill's team.
84"The Victors"
Transcription: "Shōsha" (Japanese: 勝者)
May 21, 2019 (2019-05-21)August 25, 2019[16]
Yuno and Rill prepare to fight. Asta is upset he missed his chance to duel Yuno in the final match. Yuno and Rill begin their duel while Rill's teammates duel Noelle and En. Yuno is unable to get past Rill's defences. As Rill is a squad captain Yuno decides to use a spell he was saving for his duel with Asta. Combining his battle experience with his vast amount of mana Yuno merges himself with Sylph. Using the full power of Sylph Yuno attacks Rill, and though Rill manages to block Yuno's spell his crystal is destroyed. Julius determines that Rill used so much power he accidentally blew up his own crystal, resulting in victory for Yuno's team. Julius announces that based on their performance during the exam he will select between 10 and 20 knights to become Royal Knights. Julius determines that Langris was being secretly manipulated by the Midnight Sun, but remains suspicious that something else is going on. Despite feeling upset, Asta swears to Yuno that he will catch up to him one day. Zora is later confronted by Julius, who reveals he knew Zora's father, Zara, and that he created the star system to memorialize Zara. Julius also reveals his intention of making Zora a Royal Knight, but advises the youth to wear his Black Bull robes from now on.
85"Together in the Bath"
Transcription: "Hadaka no Tsukiai" (Japanese: 裸の付き合い)
May 28, 2019 (2019-05-28)
Having failed to face Yuno in a duel, Asta becomes depressed and unresponsive to the Bulls efforts to cheer him up. The other Bulls are all nervous about the exam results and excited to find out which of them has been chosen as a Royal Knight. To snap them all out of their odd behavior, Yami orders them to participate in a team bath. While in the bath, Yami reminisces about his past when he first joined the Aqua Deers when the Magic Knight Squad was known as the Grey Deers under the command of Julius Novachrono. Accepting a job to protect a village's harvest from bandits in exchange for food, Yami finds himself overwhelmed by the bandits' numbers until he received add from his fellow Grey Deer member William Vangeance. Yami and Vangeance managed to capture all the bandits but their leader, the two deciding to become rivals from that day on.
86"Yami and Vangeance"
Transcription: "Yami to Vanjansu" (Japanese: ヤミとヴァンジャンス)
June 4, 2019 (2019-06-04)
Yami continues his story to Asta, telling him of how he and Vangeance were vice-captains after their former captain Julius became the current Wizard King. Julius sends Yami and Vangeance to deal with bandits being led by traitors within the Magic Knights. Vangeance spread false rumors to trick the bandits into raiding two villages, one overseen by himself and the other by Yami. The bandits attacked Yami's village with Yami finding the bandit leader that escaped him years ago among them, easily defeating him despite the bandit possessing a powerful staff. But Yami is trapped by two traitorous Magic Knights, Goht of the Crimson Lions and Mohl of the Silver Eagles. They attempted to kill Yami to cover up their crimes, but Yami was rescued by Vangeance and they defeat the traitors. After their promotion to Squad Captains, Yami forms the Black Bulls to take in various misfits while Vangeance established the Golden Dawn to accept the nobles' exceptionally strong mages. Asta fails to see the moral of Yami's story, to never quit no matter how many times Yuno beats him, and is punished for being an idiot. Asta regains his former spirit and joins the other Bulls in waiting for the exam results before Mereoleona makes a sudden and violent arrival.
87"Formation of the Royal Knights"
Transcription: "Roiyaru Naitsu Kessei" (Japanese: 王撰騎士団 (ロイヤルナイツ)結成)
June 11, 2019 (2019-06-11)
Mereoleona kidnaps Asta, Noelle and Luck, revealing they and one other member of their group have all passed the exam and are now Royal Knights. Mereoleona takes them to the oath ceremony to meet their fellow Royal Knights, including Yuno, Klaus, Mimosa, Kirch, Nils Ragus, En Ringard, Puli Angel, Rill Boismortier, Fragil Tormenta, Hamon Caseus. Mereoleona announces herself as their captain before Zora arrives in Black Bull robes, revealing that he was a vigilante until Yami brought him into the Black Bulls after defeating him. Mereoleona provides everybody with new Royal Knight Robes while revealing that several other Royal Knight members like Nozel were only accepted despite failing the exam as their magic is needed to facing the Midnight Sun, who are based in a floating dungeon located in the Gravito Stones area. Inside the dungeon, Rhya dreams of a moment from his past as an elf where Licht married a human named Tetia, the half-elf child they conceived meant to be a bridge between their peoples.
88"Storming the Eye of the Midnight Sun's Hideout!!!"
Transcription: "Byakuya no Magan Ajito Totsunyū" (Japanese: 白夜の魔眼アジト 突入!!!)
June 18, 2019 (2019-06-18)
Asta and Noelle visit Leopold in hospital where Fuegoleon is still in a coma. Having both received encouragement from Fuegoleon Asta and Noelle swear to defeat the Midnight Sun on his behalf. Asta shares his confusion with Noelle about something Vetto said about not being able to forgive humans. Klaus warns them to be vigilant against the Midnight Sun's spies, though as they leave a shadow attaches itself to Asta and follows them. Klaus worries that despite being the strongest knights in the kingdom; most of the Royal Knights are also some of the worst troublemakers, such as Luck and Zora. The shadow attempts to spy on Mereoleona but she spots and exposes it as a spy whom she captures and interrogates. She decides they will attack the Midnight Sun in the morning rather than in three days, though Zora suspects she always intended to do so. To infiltrate the Midnight Sun's hideout they split into teams with orders to reach the centre by any means necessary. Mereoleona teams up with Asta and Zora. As the battle begins Rhya decides to join the battle, activating the Third Eye in his forehead while secretly revealing Licht is not in the hideout but is somewhere else entirely.
89"The Black Bull Hideout" / "The Black Bulls' Hideout"
Transcription: "Kuro no Bōgyū Ajito" (Japanese: 黒の暴牛アジト)
June 25, 2019 (2019-06-25)
Yami is summoned to the Golden Dawn so Captain Vangeance can apologise for Langris injuring Finral. Vanessa leaves to visit Finral, Magna leaves to train alone and Charmy leaves to search for new ingredients. Gauche, Grey and Gordon remain behind. Gauche becomes interested in why all the rooms keep rearranging and recalls stories Charmy and Vanessa told of seeing a ghost. The base is suddenly attacked by zombies summoned by Rades Spirito, along with Sally and Valtos. Gauche destroys the zombies before learning from Sally that Licht has forbidden them from killing him. Sally reinforces one of the zombies, making it more powerful, but it is destroyed by Gordon's poison magic. She tries to attack with her gel salamander, but Grey uses transformation magic to turn the gel to crystal, which Gauche shatters. Rades summons a new zombie, No. 0 Mikael Caesar, which is made from the corpses of two squad captains and uses both Wind and Plant magic. Zombies swarm into the base, infuriating Grey and Gordon, who consider the base to be their real home, and they both speak loudly and clearly for the first time that they will protect it. An alarm suddenly sounds from the base which violently rearranges itself in response to being invaded, revealing a mage with long, light blue hair concealed inside, who demands to know what is going on.
90"Crazy Magic Battle"
Transcription: "Muchakucha na Mahōsen" (Japanese: ムチャクチャな魔法戦)
July 2, 2019 (2019-07-02)
The mage, who has complete control of the building, reveals he knows all the Bulls names and Gauche realises he must have been living there secretly for years. The mage explains he suffers from an illness rendering him only able to survive by siphoning magic from others. Years ago Yami allowed him to secretly siphon small amounts of magic from the squad’s members in return for the use of his home as the Bulls base. The mage finally introduces himself as Henry Legolant, the owner of the Black Bulls hideout. Valtos locates the stone Asta found after defeating Heath Grice; meanwhile Henry rearranges the base into a giant Minotaur, the Raging Black Bull. Henry reveals that after Asta accidentally found his room and started visiting him regularly he started thinking of the Bulls as his friends. Henry dons his own Black Bull robe and begins beating Mikael Caesar. Sally summons a giant gel salamander which overpowers the Minotaur. Gauche creates dozens of Grey clones who transform the gel into plants which are destroyed by Gordon’s poison. With the stone in hand Valtos, Sally and Rades retreat. Henry reveals he has run out of magic and cannot turn the Minotaur back into their base. Valtos takes the stone to Licht hiding under the giant demon skull and he returns it to the stone tablet, revealing only two stones are still required which Licht plans to retrieve personally.
91"Mereoleona vs. Raia the Disloyal"
Transcription: "Mereoreona Bāsasu Fujitsu no Raia" (Japanese: メレオレオナVS (バーサス)不実のライア)
July 9, 2019 (2019-07-09)
Yuno learns from a defeated mage that the Midnight Sun is planning to be reborn into their true forms. Asta encounters a clone of himself causing confusion, until Mereoleona sets them both on fire, exposing Rhya as capable of using Copy magic to recreate the spells of other mages. He attempts to use Yami's Darkness magic but Mereoleona sets his spell on fire then punches him in the face. Elsewhere, Mereoleona’s brother, Fuegoleon, appears to almost awaken from his coma. Mereoleona's power proves to be a match for Rhya's multiple magic's, even with his third eye activated. Zora reveals that Mereoleona spends most of her time living in the wilderness and has grown impossibly powerful by absorbing nature's magic. Furious, Rhya summons a copy of Asta's Demon Slayer Sword, but it is easily destroyed by Mereoleona as it was merely a copy of the sword and contained no Anti Magic. Mereoleona reveals she can use a powerful ability, Mana Zone, to completely control all the magic within a defined space, and annihilates Rhya, shocking Asta who knows from experience how powerful members of the Third Eye are. Elsewhere, Yuno's skill leads Mimosa to suspect Yuno is also capable of using Mana Zone. They follow the sound of a powerful heartbeat and find a mage floating within a sphere of light.
92"The Wizard King vs. the Leader of the Eye of the Midnight Sun"
Transcription: "Mahōtei Bāsasu Byakuya no Magan Tōshu" (Japanese: 魔法帝VS (バーサス)白夜の魔眼頭首)
July 16, 2019 (2019-07-16)
Yami is revealed to be at Golden Dawn headquarters still waiting for Vangeance. Vangeance meets the Wizard King in secret and thanks him for all he has done for him since Vangeance was a child. He then expresses regret that he cannot choose between Julius and his lifelong partner and has opted instead to let Julius and his partner decide for him. Vangeance then transforms, his facial scars disappearing as he becomes Licht, the leader of the Eye of the Midnight Sun. Julius, who had always harboured suspicions about Vangeance, is shocked to learn Vangeance had two souls within his body, one of them an elf. Licht explains that after the massacre of his people his goal is no longer peace, but the eradication of all humans, for which they need the last two magic stones in Julius' possession. They duel, Licht's Light magic against Julius' Time magic. Julius is wounded leading Licht to believe victory will be easy, until Julius reveals the true nature of his time magic, along with a minor ability to sense the future, is to steal the future time of his opponents for his own use, and heals his wounds by reversing time on himself. Julius explains his goal is a future free from discrimination and he plans to keep on living until his goal is realised. Licht attacks again but finds himself overpowered as Julius easily predicts each of his moves.
93"Julius Novachrono"
Transcription: "Yuriusu Novakurono" (Japanese: ユリウス・ノヴァクロノ)
July 23, 2019 (2019-07-23)
Marx, the Wizard King's advisor, sends word to every squad captain, ordering them to help the Wizard King. Licht's spells cause massive damage to the city, yet Julius holds back so as not to injure Vangeance's body. Julius reveals his Grimoire, which is so large with so many pages it has no cover, just an endless circle of pages around a central spine. Licht comes to believe that as he had planned to unbalance the world by eradicating humans, fate itself conspired to restore balance by creating Julius as the embodiment of order. Licht casts a spell powerful enough to completely wipe out the entire country. Julius recalls his youth as a magic knight, searching for his life's purpose, until he met Zara, Zora's father, who taught him that a true knight should serve the people. After Zara was murdered Julius grew disgusted at the way the class system kept both nobles and commoners from reaching their potential. He decided to become the Wizard King so he could help make the world a better place through the efforts of knights like Asta, Yuno and Noelle. Refusing to give in Julius uses all his accumulated time to reverse the entire country back a few seconds, saving everybody but leaving himself open to Licht who stabs him in the heart. Yami arrives too late to stop him and draws his sword in preparation to kill both Licht and Vangeance.
94"New Future"
Transcription: "Atarashii Mirai" (Japanese: 新しい未来)
July 30, 2019 (2019-07-30)
Yami attacks but is too late to stop Licht retrieving the stones and disappearing through a portal. Rhya activates his self-destruct spell to kill Mereoleona. Asta, having seen the same spell used by Vetto and Fana, nullifies it. Asta demands to know why the Midnight Sun hates humans when they themselves appear human. He also insists on trying to understand the Midnight Suns motives and making peace with them, echoing the Wizard Kings wishes. Rhya realises Asta sounds exactly like Licht used to. Julius realises that Licht had enough power by himself to kill everyone in the kingdom; therefore the stones must have another purpose. Julius entrusts his dream of a better world to Yami and all the other magic knights before finally dying. Yuno approaches the mage, who has the ears of an elf. He also notices another black sword nearby. Licht betrays Rades, Sally and Valtos, revealing his total contempt for their human greed and selfishness and also that the stones will not grant them greater magic power but will in fact use them as sacrifices to fuel the resurrection. As he places the stones in the tablet light covers the entire kingdom. Rhya reveals the resurrection has begun as he transforms into an elf. The elf in the sphere of light suddenly awakens while Yuno also begins to transform into an elf.
95"Reincarnation"
Transcription: "Tensei" (Japanese: 転生)
August 6, 2019 (2019-08-06)
Hundreds of years ago a young Licht receives his four leaf Grimoire. Patry, a younger elf, asks Licht about rumours that humans are planning to attack their village but Licht assures him there can be peace. Licht saves a human woman named Tetia and meets her brother, a Light magic user who also possesses a four leaf Grimoire. He suggests combining elven magic with human magic tools to create a peaceful elven/human society. Licht and Tetia eventually fall in love, conceive a child and plan to marry. On the day of the wedding the elves are murdered by a Light magic spell, leading Patry to believe Tetia's brother was the murderer. As Patry dies he sees a distraught Licht cast a forbidden reincarnation spell. Patry awakens centuries later in the body of William Vangeance and realises he is the only one who fully reincarnated. He retrieves a four leaf Grimoire and uses it to reincarnate Rhya, Fana and Vetto into suitable human bodies while passing himself off as the real Licht. To resurrect the entire elven race Patry began his search for all the magic stones stolen from the elven village. In the present Patry sacrifices Sally, Rades and Valtos to fuel the resurrection spell while Yuno completes his transformation into an elf.
96"The Black Bulls Captain vs. the Crimson Wild Rose"
Transcription: "Kuro no Bōgyū Danchō Bāsasu Shinku no Nobara" (Japanese: 黒の暴牛団長VS (バーサス)真紅の野薔薇)
August 13, 2019 (2019-08-13)
The Midnight Sun members all begin to disintegrate as they too are sacrificed to fuel the resurrection. All over the Clover Kingdom humans begin to transform as the souls of the elves are reincarnated into their bodies, including most of the Royal Knights. Patry declares that the extinction of humans has begun as the reincarnated elves begin their attack. Yami is confronted by two elves in the bodies of Owen and Marx but he manages to knock both elves unconscious. He is suddenly attacked by the elf possessed Charlotte whose blue roses have turned red. As they fight the elf still acts and moves like Charlotte and Yami realises the resurrection had removed all the lingering effects of her childhood curse and the elf is now using Charlottes full magical power as it was meant to be. Sol arrives to save Charlotte but is eventually convinced by Yami to leave with the Wizard King’s body. Yami angrily confronts Charlotte for allowing an elf to control her. The elf responds with one of Charlotte’s most powerful spells. Yami, knowing the spell could completely destroy the city, uses his Dark Cloaked Dimension Slash to try and stop it. Back in the Midnight Sun’s base Noelle and Kirsch prepare to fight two possessed Royal Knights, one of whom is Luck.
97"Overwhelming Disadvantage"
Transcription: "Attō-teki Ressei" (Japanese: 圧倒的劣勢)
August 20, 2019 (2019-08-20)

Home releases[edit]

Japanese[edit]

In Japan, Avex Pictures is releasing the second season of the anime on DVD and Blu-ray in five "chapter" volumes, with the sixth volume scheduled to be released on April 6, 2019,[4] and the tenth volume scheduled for release on January 31, 2020.[1]

Avex Pictures (Japan, Region 2 / A)
Chapter. Episodes Release date Ref.
VI 52–63 April 26, 2019 [4]
VII 64–72 July 26, 2019 [17]
VIII 73–82 September 27, 2019 [18]
IX 83–90 November 29, 2019 [19]
X 91–102 January 31, 2020 [1]

English[edit]

In North America, Funimation will release the series on Blu-ray and DVD combination sets. The first volume is scheduled for release on October 1, 2019.[20]

Funimation (North America, Region 1, 2, 4 / A, B)
Volume Episodes Release date
North America British Isles Australasia
Season Two Part One 52–63 October 1, 2019[20] TBA TBA

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Adult Swim uses Funimation's English title.
  2. ^ If there is one title; it is taken from Funimation and Crunchyroll. As the second title is taken from Crunchyroll.

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