10 Best Should-Watch Anime Like Black Clover

Black Clover is an ongoing and incredibly popular shounen TV series. The manga was illustrated and written by Yūki Tabata.

The anime focuses on Asta, a young orphan who lived in an orphanage from his birth along with his fellow orphan, Yuno. The two consider each other rivals but deeply care for each other and dream of becoming “the Wizard King”, the title awarded to the strongest mage of the Kingdom.

Despite being raised together Yuno wields amazing magic power from a young age whilst Asta is not able to utilize his Mana in the form of Magical Power. The fact that Yuno has such talent and Asta is basically considered “useless” in the all magic word would probably make one give up – but not Asta – he never gives in and follows rough physical training every single day.

Motivated by their mutual desire to become the next Wizard King, they embark on a journey to become Magic Knights.

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These are 10 Best Should-Watch Anime Like Black Clover.


 

10. Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen, Supernatural
  • Episodes: 24

Why it’s similar

The Seven Deadly Sins and Black Clover are shounen set in a world filled with magic and fantasy.

If you enjoy adventure, friendship themes, and joyful but also serious atmosphere look no further.

The main characters are knights and wield powerful demonic powers. 

Synopsis

Junichi Hashiba is desperate to find himself a girlfriend. He seems to be out of luck until his friends force him into confessing to the gal, Yame Yukana.

Surprisingly, she agrees to be his girlfriend despite knowing that he might want to be with her only to lose his virginity. It doesn’t stop with the beautiful gal – Junichi keeps getting attention from many female acquaintances.

Check also: 7 Awesome Anime Like Nanatsu no Taizai

 

9. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

  • Genres: Action, Military, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen
  • Episodes: 64

Why it’s similar

FMA and Black Clover are both excellent action-packed shounen series.

They feature a great cast of characters with interesting abilities along with comedy, tragedy, and the main character who does not give in and is trying his best to achieve his goals.

Synopsis

The story centers around an alchemist prodigy, Edward Elric, who is trying to find a way how to restore his brother’s physical body which disappeared after a failed transmutation.

 

8. Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Scientific Index)

  • Genres: Action, Magic, Sci-Fi, Super Power
  • Episodes: 24

Why it’s similar

In a world filled with sci-fi induced powers and magic exists a main character who is deemed worthless because of having no magical power. Instead, he has the power to nullify magical powers.

Synopsis

A Certain Magical Index is set in a world where supernatural abilities are a reality. Individuals who possess special powers acquired via science are called Espers. Those Espers who gain their abilities without the aid of special scientific instruments, whether at birth or otherwise, are referred to as Gemstones. Others, known as Sorcerers, gain their powers upon mastering the power of magic, either from obtaining knowledge from different mythologies or by using mystical artifacts, though the existence of sorcerers is a secret to the public. While Sorcerers align themselves with different beliefs, Espers are aligned with scientific institutions. This leads to a power struggle between the magic and science factions for control of the world.

(Source: Wikipedia)

 

7. One Piece

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen
  • Episodes: 936, ongoing

Why it’s similar

Both series are great ongoing shounen titles with a solid storyline, exciting fight scenes, and a lot of focus on friendship and scenes that touch people emotionally.

They feature a main character who is a naive and kind-hearted person with a goal to become someone important (The Wizard King/ The Pirate King) while refusing to give up no matter what.

Synopsis

Gol D. Roger was known as the “Pirate King,” the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and execution of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the existence of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece—which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame—and quite possibly the pinnacle of glory and the title of the Pirate King.

Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate ransacking villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder: the thought of an exciting adventure that leads him to intriguing people and ultimately, the promised treasure. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach the most coveted of all fortunes—One Piece.

(Source: MAL)

 

6. Hunter x Hunter

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen, Super Power
  • Episodes: 148

Why it’s similar

They are both long-running shounen series with impressive fighting scenes and lots of unique powers to discover and like about each character.

Gon and Asta are your typical shounen protagonists (naive, silly, kind) with a dream to achieve. They have that one main cool friend who is talented right off the start.

The plot in both starts with an exam (to become a hunter/ magic knight).

Synopsis

Hunter x Hunter is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by one and only Yoshihiro Togashi. 

The story centers around Gon and his friends, particularly his best friend, Killua, who had used to be a childhood assassin before he took the hunter exam. Both Killua and Gon eventually become licensed Hunters – a title that has its own perks which can help you track beasts, individuals, or treasures easily.

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5. Ao no Exorcist

  • Genres: Action, Demons, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural
  • Episodes: 25

Why it’s similar

Both series are a typical shounen set in a world with magic. They feature two brothers/ childhood friends raised like brothers by a priest. One brother is more composed and loved by everyone, the other (main character) is happy but despised with a demon ability. 

Synopsis

Ao no Exorcist follows Rin Okumura who appears to be an ordinary, somewhat troublesome teenager—that is until one day he is ambushed by demons. His world turns upside down when he discovers that he is, in fact, the very son of Satan and that his demon father wishes for him to return so they can conquer Assiah together.

Not wanting to join the king of Gehenna, Rin decides to begin training to become an exorcist so that he can fight to defend Assiah alongside his brother Yukio.

(Source: MyAnimeList)

 

4. Fairy Tail

  • Genres: Magic, Adventure, Comedy, Shounen, Fantasy, Action
  • Episodes: 175

Why it’s similar

Both of these anime are long-running shounen set in a magical world where mages (or magic knights) join a guild/ squad and work together.

You can expect a lot of amazing fights, and themes of rivalry, friendship, and high ideals.

The main characters have very similar personalities (cheerful, determined, silly, never give up on anyone) and wield mysterious powers.

Synopsis

The anime is set in the mystical land of Fiore, where magic exists as an essential part of everyday life. Many magical guilds are disposing of magic from dark guilds to warm-hearted guilds like Fairy Tail. Fairy Tail is well-known for its unity, strength, and high spirit. Members of the guilds take on job requests and fulfill missions together for the money.

Lucy Heartfilia is a young mage searching for celestial gate keys, and her dream is to become a proper wizard by joining Fairy Tail, a famous guild. In the twist of events, she runs into Natsu and gets saved by him after being kidnapped, and shortly after she finds out that he is a member of Fairy Tail. Lucy’s dream becomes the truth: she joins Fairy Tail and develops a friendship with many members of the guild, becoming a true family that fights the evil in the world with their magical abilities.

See also: Is it a bad thing to be a typical shounen protagonist?

 

3. Bleach

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Super Power, Supernatural, Shounen
  • Episodes: 366

Why it’s similar

Both are shounen anime that is long-running with a lot of cool battle scenes, comedic but also darker elements, and interesting powers. 

Asta and Ichigo (Bleach) have dark abilities and will do anything to protect their friends.

Synopsis

Ichigo Kurosaki is a high schooler who lives in Karakura town. He has been able to see ghosts and hollows since he was a child. One day, he meets a Soul Reaper an after an unexpected turn of events, he becomes a Soul Reaper himself.

With the newly discovered power of the Soul Reaper, he can protect the town from hollows.

2. Boku no Hero Academia

  • Genres: Comedy, Superpower, Action, School, Shounen
  • Episodes: 13

Why it’s similar

If you like Black Clover, you will like Boku No Hero Academia as well. Izuku (Boku No Hero Academia) and Asta (Black Clover) have many things in common (both are underdogs with no power at the beginning, train hard, gets the strongest power, have unbelievably high goals).

Both anime share similar humor and ideals. 

Synopsis

Izuku Midoriya is a young boy who is well-known as the boy without the Quirk (a special power which is fairly common). He idolizes and adores pro heroes, extremely strong individuals with the most powerful Quirks who protect the cities and their citizens from villains.

Despite being “useless” and weak, he made a lifechanging decision – he will become a pro hero no matter what.

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1. Naruto

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Super Power, Martial Arts, Shounen
  • Episodes: 220

Why it’s similar

These two anime are like brothers. They are made by the same studio and center around an underdog teenager who wears a headband and is raised like an orphan.

The protagonists are both loud, silly with a kind heart, and a “never give up” attitude. They are both resented because of the demonic power they have and misunderstandings that come with that. Even though they could be bitter about that, they stay cheerful and train a lot to achieve their dreams – to become the Hokage (Naruto)/ to become the Wizard King (Asta).

Synopsis

The anime is set in the world of ninjas and follows the story of Uzumaki Naruto, a young aspiring ninja who is determined to become a Hokage (basically a leader) of his village to get acknowledged and accepted by others.

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Misaka

Hi, my name is Mia and I'm the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I love anime, games, and esports (I am also a bit weird). My passion for anime sparked when I was about 7 (Phantom Thief Jeanne, hello!) and has never stopped.

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