Like all good films—ROBOCOP, anyone?—the Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King anime film is getting a novel adaptation. According to the series’ official Twitter account, the novel is set to make its debut on shelves in Japan on June 9.
Black Clover author Yuki Tabata is responsible for the original work, naturally, and is also credited as original character designer and chief supervisor for the novel, which is written by Ataro Kuma with Johnny Onda handling the scenario.
This puts the novel in readers’s hands just a few days before the film’s June 16 premiere, which was changed from its original March 31 plans due to the impact COVID-19 has had on production.
Crunchyroll currently streams the entire Black Clover TV anime and describes the story:
In a world where magic is everything, Asta and Yuno are both found abandoned at a church on the same day. While Yuno is gifted with exceptional magical powers, Asta is the only one in this world without any. At the age of fifteen, both receive grimoires, magic books that amplify their holder’s magic. Asta’s is a rare Grimoire of Anti-Magic that negates and repels his opponent’s spells. Being opposite but good rivals, Yuno and Asta are ready for the hardest of challenges to achieve their common dream: to be the Wizard King. Giving up is never an option!