20 Anime Like Black Clover You Must See

Based on the manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata, ‘Black Clover’ is an action-comedy anime produced by Studio Pierrot. The series revolves around Asta and Yuno, two young boys who were abandoned as a kid at a church on the same day. They grow up together, and when the duo comes to know about the title of Wizard King- the greatest mage in the world they decide to compete for it. The show captures the adventurous journey of the two friends as they embrace the ups and downs of life. So, if you like this show and wish to watch somewhat similar anime, then we have a few recommendations for you. Some of these series like ‘Black Clover’ is available on Funimation, Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.

20. Chainsaw Man (2022 -)

MAPPA’s ‘Chainsaw Man’ follows Denji, a bankrupt young adult who is forced to pay the debt owed by his late father. Because of his poor conditions, he can barely afford the basic necessities of life and the only thing that gives him happiness is spending time with his pet dog, the chainsaw devil Pochita. Unfortunately, he eventually gets betrayed by a yakuza member and gets killed. Just when it seems all hope is lost, Pochita fuses with his body and gives Denji another chance at life after making a contract with him. This marks the beginning of a new journey for Denji as he finally gets to live the life he always desired. While ‘Chainsaw Man’ has few similarities with ‘Black Clover’ when it comes to the premise, anime fans who wish to watch another action-packed Shounen series where the protagonist suddenly acquires immense powers will definitely enjoy the former as well.

19. Mashle: Magic and Muscles (2023 -)

Mash Burnedead was born in a fantastical world where a distinctive mark on people’s faces serves as an identification of people’s magical powers. In order to keep society pure, people who do not possess magic are tragically killed. Since Mash is also the unlucky few born without powers, he lives an isolated life with his father. While his life is mostly relaxed, things go south when someone learns the truth about him and threatens to expose him if he does not join the magic academy and earn the prestigious title of Divine Visionary. Mash of ‘Mashle: Magic and Muscles’ is quite like Asta as he too does not possess any magical powers. Despite such a huge disadvantage, he also trains himself and eventually surpasses his physical limits. Like ‘Black Clove,’ ‘Mashle: Magic and Muscles’ also explores similar themes like friendship and teamwork.

18. Shaman King (2021 – 2022)

In a world of extraordinary individuals known as Shamans, a prestigious tournament known as the Shaman King Fight is organized once every five hundred years to find the new Shaman King. Those who win get the chance to shape the world by calling upon the Great Spirit and using his immense powers as they see fit. You Asakura, a Shaman-in-training, is one of many such powerful individuals who is determined to take the coveted title for himself with the help of the ghost of a six-hundred-year-old samurai named Amidamaru. But his journey is not going to be an easy one as many like him are also coming for the title of the Shaman King. Just like ‘Black Clover,’ ‘Shaman King’ follows a young aspiring protagonist trying to be the best he can be. Both the shows have a diverse cast of characters and the anime focuses primarily on action and adventure.

17. KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! (2023)

‘KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!’ follows a young mage named Megumin who hails from the Crimson Demon Village, a respected community of mages. Unlike others, she plans to learn Explosion magic, a rare power that utilizes one’s mana entirely for a large-scale attack. Although she enrolls in the prestigious academy for Crimson Demon magic users, she refuses to learn any other skill and is fixated on her goal. While Asta is determined to become the Wizard King, Megumin from ‘KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!’ is focused on mastering a specific kind of magic to earn the title of greatest explosion wizard of all time. Both shows follow young characters who are dedicated to a well-defined goal and are willing to go to any lengths to achieve it. If you are interested in watching an action-packed anime, then you will probably enjoy ‘KonoSuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World!’

16. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (2021)

A shut-in who aspired to do something heroic once in life dies tragically in an accident. While it may seem like the end of the road for him, he somehow gets reborn as Rudeus with all his memories intact. Now that he is in an alternate world where magic is real, he uses his past experiences to his advantage and vows to live a more fulfilling life this time. Although ‘Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation’ has a lot of differences in the premise when compared with ‘Black Clove,’ the former is still a great watch for fans who are simply looking for a magic anime, with a strong protagonist.

15. Blue Period (2021)

Yatora Yaguchi is a decent student who gets good grades but has always struggled with the question of the true purpose of his life. Surrounded by unmotivated friends, he also does not have the desire to seek a challenge that could turn things around for him. One day, he is mesmerized by a beautiful view of Shibuya, and in order to express his deep feelings, picks up a paintbrush to convey his thoughts on the canvas. This turns out to be an enlightening moment in Yatora’s life who then turns his attention to getting the program of his choice at the competitive Tokyo University of the Arts not realizing that he faces an uphill struggle against students who both have more technical knowledge and experience than him. ‘Blue Period’ is surely not a Shounen series, so what qualifies it to be on this list? Well, ‘Black Clover’ fans who wish to watch an anime that inspires personal growth and self-discovery and has a young protagonist struggling to find their place in the world like Asta, will probably like ‘Blue Period.’ Both shows have an uplifting tone to their storytelling and are generally quite positive.

14. Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun (2019 -)

Although Iruma Suzuki has worked hard to support his greedy parents, they eventually decide to sell him to demon Sullivan when offered a lucrative deal. Naturally, Iruma is scared for himself but it turns out that Sullivan is kind to him and interestingly loves to pamper him. But now that he is disguising himself as a demon, Iruma has to attend the demon school Bablys where he must keep a low profile if he wants to stay alive. ‘Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun’ follows a weak protagonist who slowly acquires powers against all odds and starts to gain popularity for it. Furthermore, the show is filled with action-packed fight sequences all of which are quite exciting to watch. Interestingly, the show also uses magic in several instances as an important part of its power system. For these reasons, we believe ‘Black Clover’ fans will probably enjoy watching ‘Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun.’

13. UQ Holder! (2017)

Touta Konoe lives in a village and leads a secluded life away from people. After discovering magic, everything changes in the world. But the change is not necessarily good, and a huge upset disrupting the balance of the world takes place. Touta does not know anything about all this since he lives away from society and spends time with his teacher, who can use magic, and a group of friends. But in a world where everything is disrupted, no one can live ignorantly, and soon his peaceful life is disturbed. A bounty hunter who comes to attack his teacher mortally wounds Touta. He survives and learns that he is now a vampire.

12. Konjiki no Gash Bell!! (2003)

If you enjoy watching ‘Black Clover’ and want something similar to invest your time in, then you should definitely check out ‘Konjiki no Gash Bell!!’. In the fantasy world of the anime, demons must find human masters on Earth and fight other demons until only one emerges as the true victor. Takamine Kiyomaro is an ordinary guy who doesn’t care about the world, but when Gash, a little demon, suddenly arrives in his care, his life changes for the better. He learns the value of friendship and takes care of Gash as his master as the latter embarks on various battles.

11. Magi The Labyrinth of Magic (2012 – 2014)

‘Magi, The Labyrinth of Magic’ is an entertaining action-adventure anime that deals with magic. The show is partially inspired by the popular tales in the Arabian Nights collection. Labyrinths are mysterious places that contain great amounts of treasure in them. If one can conquer it, they can have all the wealth they need. The Magi are a rare class of magicians who have created these labyrinths. They are known to guide certain individuals to these places and help them build kingdoms. Djinns rule over the labyrinths and one who conquers them gets to use the former’s immense powers.

Aladdin is a normal magician who has the ability to summon a djinn with his flute. He embarks on a journey to explore the world, during which he meets Alibaba. After an incident, the duo starts seeking the nearest labyrinth, which eventually ends up changing their lives forever.

10. Ao no Exorcist (2011 – 2012)

Do you enjoy supernatural themes in anime? Are you looking for an anime similar to ‘Black Clover,’ which also has a satisfying supernatural theme? Then ‘Ao no Exorcist’ might be the anime that you should definitely check out. The show introduces viewers to a fantasy world where demons and humans exist in parallel worlds. A demon can only enter the world of humans by possessing the latter. But someone like the demon king needs a powerful vessel; that is why he makes sure of having offspring.

Rin Okumura finds out that he is the son of Satan after being ambushed by a bunch of demons. Later, after his adoptive father is killed while protecting him, Rin decides to become an exorcist to be able to fight Satan rather than join hands with him.

9. Boku no Hero Academia (2017 -)

The general premise of ‘Black Clover’ is a bit cliché which is why you will find so many similar anime spanning across multiple genres. ‘Boku no Hero Academia’ is a superhero anime that has several similarities with the show. Quirks are special abilities that humans have acquired after years of evolution. Nowadays, quirks are so common that rarely a person is quirkless. But Midoriya Izuku is an unfortunate boy who is born quirkless, making it impossible for him to become a superhero like his idol All Might. But after a chance encounter with him, he learns that the latter’s quirk is something that can be passed on. Thus, Midoriya begins to train so that he can finally get a quirk and be able to join UA High, a hero academy.

8. Soul Eater (2008 – 2009)

Let’s come back to the supernatural theme with the next anime on this list, ‘Soul Eater.’ It is an entertaining piece of work that has a total of 51 episodes, with each episode being 24 minutes in length. The anime revolves around the students of the Death Meister Academy and their adventures. The academy is an institute that aims to raise quality death scythes for shinigami to use in battles against evil beings. But the scythes are not made from any metal or similar stuff; rather, they are special humans who have the ability to transform into weapons after the consumption of 99 evil souls along with the soul of a witch. The show follows the daily lives of a group of students in the academy, including the son of Lord Death himself.

7. Fairy Tail (2009 – 2019)

If you want to invest your time in a long-shounen fantasy anime similar to ‘Black Clover,’ then go for ‘Fairy Tail.’ It is one of the best fantasy anime out there, which deals with lots of magic. The anime is set in the land of Fiore, where magic is pretty commonplace and is used in almost everything. Various mages band together and form guilds that take on tasks. One of the most famous guilds is the Fairy Tail guild, whose members are like a family and have great skills as a mage.

Lucy Heartfilia is a young mage who wants to join the Fairy Tail Guild. But she becomes the victim of a kidnapping attempt after an encounter with a man who tricks her. Luckily, Natsu Dragneel saves Lucy and offers her to join the guild, which marks the beginning of her adventures with the Fairy Tail.

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6. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (2007 – 2008)

Let’s now look at an anime from the mecha genre. ‘Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann’ is one of the most entertaining mecha anime. It has an interesting storyline, great characters, and beautiful artwork and visuals. The surface of Earth has become inhabitable. So, humans have started to live underneath it and have built underground villages. Nowadays, stories about the surface of the Earth are nothing short of a fable. Simon and Kamina are two boys who have adventurous spirits. They want to venture out to the surface of the Earth. One day while excavating, they stumble upon an ancient mecha which they call Lagann. Fortunately for them, this mecha helps them fend off a surprise attack from the surface. After the incident, the surface lies in plain view, and the duo, along with a gun-wielding friend, ventures out to explore the surface of Earth.

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5. Hunter x Hunter (2011 -)

‘Hunter x Hunter’ is one of the best action-adventure anime of all time. Hunter is one of the most respected and highest paying professions in the world of ‘Hunter x Hunter.’ Gon’s father is a hunter who left his son to pursue his dreams. Taking inspiration from his father, Gon decides to become a hunter himself and go on an adventure to look for him. But a professional hunter is quite hard to find, and becoming one is also not easy. He needs to take a difficult test. During his adventures, he meets several individuals who become his friends, especially a boy named Killua who has great skills, is not a knucklehead like Gon and hails from a family of assassins.

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4. Naruto (2002 – 2007)

If you are an anime fan, then you have definitely heard of ‘Naruto’ if you have not already seen it. But the sheer volume of the series puts many people off. The story of ‘Naruto’ revolves around ninjas, especially the titular protagonist. He is a knucklehead kid who doesn’t seem to possess any skills and keeps causing trouble. But his dreams are big as he wants to be one of the greatest ninjas and become the Hokage of his village.

When he was born, the nine-tailed fox demon attacked his village. To save the village, the Fourth Hokage sealed the demon into the baby Naruto. However, the Hokage wanted Naruto to be seen as a hero, but people generally avoided and ridiculed him. But with his bulldog determination, Naruto embarks on a journey to change the history of his world.

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3. Bleach (2004 – 2012)

The story of ‘Bleach’ revolves around a teenage boy named Ichigo who has the ability to see spirits. This may look like a weird ability, but it has high implications later on. Ichigo has high spiritual energy, which gives him the above ability. One day he encounters a shinigami trying to defeat a huge monster, later known to be a Hollow, but the shinigami gets hurt. To protect his family from danger, Ichigo accepts the shinigami’s offer and takes her powers to defeat the Hollow. The shinigami turns out to be Rukia Kuchiki, and having lost her power, she cannot continue her job and stays with Ichigo instructing and training him to defeat these monsters who feed on people’s souls.

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2. Nanatsu no Taizai (2014 – 2021)

Let’s jump back to the genre of fantasy and magic for the next anime on our list, ‘Nanatsu no Taizai.’ In this anime, the Holy Knights of Britannia are really powerful and use their magic to protect the entire empire and its kingdoms. But it seems that a fraction of these knights who are identified as the seven deadly sins allegedly decide to betray the Knights and attempt a coup to overthrow the king of Liones. But they are defeated by the Holy Knights though rumors persist of their survival. Years later, the Holy Knights overthrew the king of Liones and became the rulers themselves. Princess Elizabeth, the third princess of the kingdom, decides to search for the sins so that she can regain her kingdom from the clutches of the tyrannous Holy Knights.

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1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009 – 2010)

‘Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood’ is one of the best anime ever made. It revolves around two brothers, Edward and Alphonse, who have the ability to use alchemy. They desperately want to bring back their dead mother. But human transmutation is forbidden in alchemy and for very good reasons. However, the boys still try and end up facing the consequences. Edward loses his right hand, and Alphonse loses his body. It is only after sacrificing his right leg that Edward is able to seal the soul of his brother in a suit of armor.

After the incident, the brothers set out on a journey to find the fabled philosopher’s stone which will enable them to perform human transmutation without any side effects, and thus they will be able to gain their bodies back. But will they remain human enough when they finally find it?

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