Jaimini's Box

Black Clover

Author: TABATA Yuuki
Artist: TABATA Yuuki
Synopsis: Aster and Juno were abandoned together as babies in baskets at the same church on the same day, and have been inseparable since. As children, they promised that they would compete against each other to see who would become the next Wizard King. However, as they grew up, some differences between them became plain. Juno was a quiet genius with magic, with amazing power and control, while Aster could not use magic at all. In a country where magic is everything and athletic ability is nothing, Aster tried every day to provoke even the simplest magic out of himself with physical training and loud proclamations of his will.

At age 15 during the group ceremony where three-leaf-clover grimoires of different designs float down to each person, Juno receives a spectacular book with the legendary four-leaf clover, while Aster (just as amazing to the people around them) received nothing at all. Later, however, when Juno was surprised and trapped by a fallen magic knight, the truth about Aster's power and determination was revealed—a dark-covered, obscurely patterned grimoire broke out of the ceremony tower and came before him! This "black clover" book of anti-magic had a five-leaf clover on the cover, even though Aster himself did not see it as it lit up briefly just that one time while he defended his friend.

Now the two friends, the four-leaf-clover genius and the no-talent with the hidden black clover, are heading out in the world, competing for the same goal...
by Jaimini's~Box~, 2016.02.09
by Jaimini's~Box~, 2015.09.19