With the recent release of Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King, a lot of people are wondering where they can watch this anime film online.
Fortunately, we can help you find where to stream the movie. But first, what is Sword of the Wizard King, and how does it fit into the Black Clover story?
Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King Basics
Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King is the first film based upon the shonen manga and TV anime series Black Clover.
Like a lot of anime-based films, the movie is not canon to the manga. If you are familiar with the Black Clover characters and story, you should understand the movie.
However, the movie’s plot does not feature any story from the manga. The creators of Black Clover have stated that the movie tells an original story. According to reports, Black Clover manga creator Yuki Tabata has described it as a “why didn’t you do this” story.
When Does The Movie Happen?
Many websites agree that Sword of the Wizard King takes place during the timeskip after the Elf Reincarnation Arc in the manga. (It’s one of those “hero training” timeskips found in a lot of shonen stories.)
This places the film in the middle of Season 4, before the beginning of the upcoming Season 5.
If you’re unfamiliar with the series, Black Clover features Asta, a teenage boy with no magic in a world filled with it. However, Asta develops other abilities. These include Anti-Magic, which allows him to cancel out magic. Asta’s ultimate goal is become the wizard king.
The film’s main villain is the rebellious Wizard King Conrad Leto, who seeks to destroy the Clover Kingdom.
Black Clover Release Dates
The Black Clover manga has run in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since 2015. The manga has inspired spin-off manga, novels, and an anime series. Additional adaptations include an Original Video Animation (OVA), an Original Net Animation, and various video games.
The TV anime series started in 2017. There have been 170 episodes so far. Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King was released on June 16, 2023.
List of Places to Watch Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King
- Crunchyroll (sort of)
- Other Options?
Note: All of the places mentioned are legal, licensed websites. You will find no pirate sites here.
Where to Watch Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King Online
Netflix has Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King in most places around the world. If you’re in an area where you can’t get Netflix, you may need a good VPN, such as NordVPN. Here’s how a VPN can help:
How to Watch Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King Anywhere in the World
This method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets.
- Purchase (or start a free trial) of a VPN. I can confirm that NordVPN works for this purpose.
- In the settings, choose United States as your location.
- Fire up the VPN and wait for it to do its magic
- Once you’re connected, navigate to Netflix (browser or app)
- Search “Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King” in the Netflix search bar and you should see the anime pop up.
Enjoy! Please note that if your Netflix library doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the Netflix cache first and try again.
To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Netflix -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your web browser.
I’ve had no trouble using this method and I still use NordVPN to watch anime from various Netflix country libraries daily.
- A lot of good anime and non-anime content
- Some shows are geo-locked
Price: Basic with ads, $6.99/ month. Basic: $9.99/ month. Standard: $15.49/ month. Premium: $19.99.
Language options: Audio in Japanese, English, French, Latin American Spanish, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, European Spanish, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Thai, and Turkish. Subtitles in English, Latin American Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, European Spanish, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, European Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
If you have a Roku player, you can use it to watch Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King. You will need a Netflix subscription to do it this way. So, it’s not a workaround to watch the film without Netflix.
However, millions use Roku to stream all sorts of video content, including anime. Roku offers a variety of streaming devices, from portable sticks to smart TVs.
- A popular way to stream content on TV, rather than a computer
- Compatible with Netflix and other streaming services
- Not designed for VPNs
Price: Ranges from $29.99 for a Roku Express to $1499.99 for a Smart Roku TV
Language options: Same as Netflix (see above)
Crunchyroll doesn’t have the Black Clover movie. But, if you’re unfamiliar with the series, or if you need a refresher on the story so far, you may want to watch the anime series.
Netflix has the series in some places, but not in the U.S. For U.S. viewers, you will want Crunchyroll.
Crunchyroll also has the chibi, comedic spin-off, Squishy! Black Clover.
- A lot of anime
- Includes the spin-off series
- May be geo-locked in some areas
Price: Free, limited viewing allowed for some shows. $7.99 for “fan” level; $9.99 for “mega fan”; and $14.99 for “ultimate fan.”
Language options: Audio in Japanese and English. Subtitles in English, German, Latin American Spanish, European Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Arabic.
Netflix doesn’t believe in movie theaters. It prefers to stick with home viewing.
So it seems unlikely that Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King will ever appear in theaters outside of Japan.
That might also explain why Anime Expo (July 1-4 in Los Angeles) has a booth for the Black Clover mobile game, but not the movie.
If you’re in Japan, a limited number of movie theaters are showing the movie. These screenings are only in Japanese, but they do come with freebies.
- Full-size screen
- Only in Japan
- Limited times
Price: Depends on the theater
I hope this article helps you find where to watch the movie, no matter where you are.