Black clover is an action, comedy, and magic anime created by Yūki Tabata. Set in a fictional world where magical beings known as wizards live and fight each other, the series follows the adventures of a teenage boy named Asta who aims to become the Wizard King.

Black Clover Plot

Black clover is about Asta, who lost his right arm and left leg due to an attack by the late Demon Lord, wants to become the Wizard King. Asta grew up with no one else but the orphanage where he was raised and was ridiculed for being born without magical powers. After being laughed at again, Asta encountered a young boy named Yuno. Despite the difference in their social status, they became friends after learning that they both have an anti-Magic affinity. Asta decides to join the Black Clover Magic Knights’ training school, Clover Kingdom’s most potent magic academy, which only has ten seats available for each generation. Asta must overcome his weakness and learn how to control his anti-magic powers to achieve his dream of becoming Wizard King.

In the first season, Asta’s close friend Yami Sukehiro is chosen as one of the ten students and will be trained by Magic Knight Captain Julius Novachrono, who used to be a famous knight until he retired due to an injury to his right arm. Besides, there are two other candidates from the Clover Kingdom: Noelle Silva and Gauche Adlai, while three more are from the Re-Estize Kingdom: Luck Volta, Fana, and Licht.

The second season will be about Asta’s tale of rising from the Black Bull squad’s bottom to becoming a Wizard King. Simultaneously, the young Black Clover members must protect their kingdom from an invasion by an enemy organization.

How Much Filler is in Black Clover?

Updated on April, 4 2021

The manga started in June 2012, while the anime began airing in October 2016 and is still going with two seasons and 170 episodes. There are a total of 13% filler episodes in Black Clover with 22 fillers.

Black Clover Filler Guide

Quick Filler & Canon Lists

Canon Episodes

1, 3-7, 10-28, 30-65, 67, 70-81, 83-101, 103-122, 126-130, 132-133, 136-141, 149-170

Filler Episodes

2, 8-9, 29, 66, 68-69, 82, 102, 123-125, 131, 134-135, 142-148

Complete Filler List

#Episode TitleTypeAired
1Asta and YunoCanon10/03/2017
2A Young Man's VowMostly Filler10/10/2017
3To the Royal Capital!Canon10/17/2017
4The Magic Knights Entrance ExamCanon10/24/2017
5The Road to the Wizard KingCanon10/31/2017
6The Black BullsCanon11/07/2017
7Another New MemberCanon11/14/2017
8Go! Go! My First MissionMostly Filler11/21/2017
9BeastsMostly Filler11/28/2017
10GuardiansCanon12/05/2017
11What Happened One Day in the Castle TownCanon12/12/2017
12The Wizard King SawCanon12/19/2017
13The Wizard King Saw, ContinuedCanon12/26/2017
14DungeonCanon01/09/2018
15The Diamond MageCanon01/16/2018
16FriendsCanon01/23/2018
17DestroyerCanon01/30/2018
18Memories of YouCanon02/06/2018
19Destruction and SalvationCanon02/13/2018
20Assembly at the Royal CapitalCanon02/20/2018
21Capital RiotCanon02/27/2018
22Wild Magic DanceCanon03/06/2018
23The King of the Crimson LionsCanon03/13/2018
24BlackoutCanon03/20/2018
25AdversityCanon03/27/2018
26Wounded BeastsCanon04/03/2018
27LightCanon04/10/2018
28The One I've Set My Heart OnCanon04/17/2018
29PathFiller04/24/2018
30The Mirror MageMostly Canon05/01/2018
31Pursuit over the SnowCanon05/08/2018
32Three-Leaf SproutsCanon05/15/2018
33To Help Somebody, SomedayCanon05/22/2018
34Light Magic vs. Dark MagicCanon05/29/2018
35The Light of JudgementCanon06/05/2018
36Three EyesCanon06/12/2018
37The One with No MagicCanon06/19/2018
38The Magic Knight Captains ConferenceCanon06/26/2018
39Three-Leaf SaluteCanon07/03/2018
40A Black Beach StoryCanon07/10/2018
41The Water Girl Grows UpCanon07/17/2018
42The Underwater TempleCanon07/24/2018
43Temple Battle RoyaleCanon07/31/2018
44The Pointlessly Direct Fireball and the Wild LightningCanon08/07/2018
45The Guy Who Doesn't Know When to QuitCanon08/14/2018
46AwakeningCanon08/21/2018
47The Only WeaponCanon08/28/2018
48Despair vs. HopeCanon09/04/2018
49Beyond LimitsCanon09/11/2018
50End of the Battle, End of DespairCanon09/18/2018
51Proof of RightnessCanon09/25/2018
52Whoever's Strongest WinsCanon10/02/2018
53Behind the MaskCanon10/09/2018
54Never AgainCanon10/16/2018
55The Man Named FanzellCanon10/23/2018
56The Man Named Fanzell ContinuedCanon10/30/2018
57InfiltrationCanon11/06/2018
58The Battlefield DecisionCanon11/13/2018
59Flames of HatredCanon11/20/2018
60Defectors' AtonementCanon11/27/2018
61The Promised WorldCanon12/04/2018
62Bettering One AnotherCanon12/11/2018
63Not in the SlightestCanon12/18/2018
64The Red Thread of FateCanon12/25/2018
65I'm HomeCanon01/08/2019
66The Secret of the Eye of the Midnight SunFiller01/15/2019
67A Fun Festival Double DateCanon01/22/2019
68Battle to the Death?! Yami vs. JackFiller01/29/2019
69The Briar Maiden's MelancholyMostly Filler02/05/2019
70Two New StarsCanon02/12/2019
71The Uncrowned, Undefeated LionessCanon02/19/2019
72Saint Elmo's FireCanon02/26/2019
73The Royal Knights Selection TestCanon03/05/2019
74Flower of ResolutionCanon03/12/2019
75Fierce BattleCanon03/19/2019
76Mage XCanon03/26/2019
77Bad BloodCanon04/02/2019
78Peasant TrapCanon04/09/2019
79Mister Delinquent vs. Muscle BrainsCanon04/16/2019
80Special Little Brother vs. Failed Big BrotherCanon04/23/2019
81The Life of a Certain ManCanon04/30/2019
82Clover Clips: The Nightmarish Charmy Special!Filler05/07/2019
83Burn It into YouCanon05/14/2019
84The VictorsCanon05/21/2019
85Together in the BathCanon05/28/2019
86Yami and VangeanceCanon06/04/2019
87Formation of the Royal KnightsCanon06/11/2019
88Storming the Eye of the Midnight Sun's Hideout!!!Canon06/18/2019
89The Black Bull HideoutCanon06/25/2019
90Crazy Magic BattleCanon07/02/2019
91Mereoleona vs. Rhya the DisloyalCanon07/09/2019
92The Wizard King vs. the Leader of the Eye of the Midnight SunCanon07/16/2019
93Julius NovachronoCanon07/23/2019
94New FutureCanon07/30/2019
95ReincarnationCanon08/06/2019
96The Black Bulls Captain vs. the Crimson Wild RoseCanon08/13/2019
97Overwhelming DisadvantageCanon08/20/2019
98The Sleeping LionCanon08/27/2019
99The Desperate Path Toward SurvivalCanon09/03/2019
100We Won't Lose to YouCanon09/10/2019
101The Lives of the Village in the SticksCanon09/17/2019
102Two MiraclesMostly Filler09/24/2019
103Release from MisfortuneCanon10/01/2019
104Lightning of Rage vs. FriendsCanon10/08/2019
105Smiles, TearsCanon10/15/2019
106Path of Revenge, Path of AtonementCanon10/22/2019
107The Battle for Clover CastleCanon10/29/2019
108Battlefield DancerCanon11/05/2019
109Spatial Mage BrothersCanon11/12/2019
110The Raging Bull Joins the Showdown!!Canon11/19/2019
111The Eyes in the MirrorCanon11/26/2019
112Humans Who Can Be TrustedCanon12/03/2019
113Storming the Shadow PalaceCanon12/10/2019
114The Final InvadersCanon12/17/2019
115MastermindCanon12/24/2019
116The Ultimate Natural EnemyCanon01/07/2020
117Breaking the SealCanon01/14/2020
118A Reunion Across Time and SpaceCanon01/21/2020
119The Final AttackCanon01/28/2020
120DawnCanon02/04/2020
121Three ProblemsCanon02/11/2020
122As Pitch Black as It GetsCanon02/18/2020
123Nero Reminisces... Part OneFiller02/25/2020
124Nero Reminisces... Part TwoFiller03/03/2020
125ReturnFiller03/10/2020
126The Blue Rose's ConfessionCanon03/17/2020
127CluesCanon03/24/2020
128To the Heart Kingdom!Canon03/31/2020
129The Devil MegiculaCanon04/07/2020
130The New Magic Knight Squad Captains' MeetingCanon04/14/2020
131A New ResolveFiller04/21/2020
132The Lion AwakensCanon04/28/2020
133The Lion Awakens, ContinuedCanon07/07/2020
134Those Who Have Been GatheredFiller07/14/2020
135The One Who Has My Heart, My Mind, and SoulFiller07/21/2020
136A Black Deep-Sea StoryCanon07/28/2020
137Charmy's Century of Hunger, Gordon's Millennium of LonelinessCanon08/04/2020
138In Zara's FootstepsCanon08/11/2020
139A Witch's HomecomingCanon08/18/2020
140A Favor for JuliusCanon08/25/2020
141The Golden FamilyCanon09/01/2020
142Those RemainingFiller09/08/2020
143The Tilted ScaleFiller09/15/2020
144Those Who Wish to Destroy DevilsFiller09/22/2020
145RescueFiller09/29/2020
146Those Who Worship DevilsFiller10/06/2020
147DeathFiller10/13/2020
148Become the Light That Illuminates the DarknessFiller10/20/2020
149Two Things to Look forCanon10/27/2020
150The Challenge of the MaidensCanon11/03/2020
151Clash! Battle of the Magic Knight Captains!Canon11/10/2020
152To Tomorrow!Canon11/17/2020
153The Chosen OnesCanon11/24/2020
154Vice-Captain Langris VaudeCanon12/01/2020
155The 5 Spirit GuardiansCanon12/08/2020
156Awakening PowerCanon12/15/2020
157The Five-Leaf CloverCanon12/22/2020
158The Beginning of Hope and DespairCanon01/05/2021
159Quiet Lakes and Forest ShadowsCanon01/12/2021
160The Messenger from the Spade KingdomCanon01/19/2021
161Zeno's PowerCanon01/26/2021
162The Great War Breaks OutCanon02/02/2021
163Dante vs. The Captain of the Black BullsCanon02/09/2021
164Battlefield: Heart KingdomCanon02/16/2021
165Water CrusadeCanon02/23/2021
166Captain Yami SukehiroCanon03/02/2021
167Black OathCanon03/09/2021
168Stirrings of the StrongestCanon03/16/2021
169The Devil-Binding RitualCanon03/23/2021
170Faraway FutureCanon03/30/2021

List of filler episodes for Black Clover in chronological order – Learn if it is worth watching

Episode 29: Path

The episode begins with a flashback of Asta and Yuno in the orphanage, where Asta is being scolded by the headmaster for his reckless actions, while Yuno is just watching from the sidelines. The headmaster then asks Yuno to make sure that Asta learns to stay away from danger, because they don’t want to lose another child. The next scene then shows them all grown up, with Asta in the Black Bulls base while Yuno is training outside.

Meanwhile, at an inn in Hage Village, Noelle and Nero are having a drinking session (so technically just Nero), reminiscing about their time in the Black Bulls and missing it. After some time though, Noelle starts asking Nero why he didn’t go back to see his family. Nero then reveals that he has a family but chose to leave them behind because he was ashamed of what happened to him as a child – that his mother was killed by bandits while she was out looking for food for him and his father went crazy after seeing her death – so he can’t face them and doesn’t want them getting involved with him either. After hearing this story, Noelle tells Nero that she understands his feelings, but that doesn’t mean that he should just give up on his family.

The episode is a filler. It explains how Asta and Yuno are famous/infamous around the Clover Kingdom, and it shows us how they were seen by their fellow villagers in the orphanage. This filler episode also lets us see some of the relationship between Noelle and Nero, as well as some of the interactions between Noelle and Gordon. As for why this is a filler episode, it’s pretty obvious: they didn’t add any new information to the main plot, which was why Asta and Yuno are in the Black Bulls in the first place. Also, in this episode, we see that Gordon has a secret. This secret is also related to Asta, but this will be revealed next week.

Episode 66: The Eye of the Midnight Sun’s Secret

The Royal Knights of Black Bull have a difficult time fighting against the group that attacked Nairn because they have magic that allows them to move at incredible speeds. To make matters worse, a group of people who were previously unable to fight due to their lack of magic are now able to use magic thanks to mysterious rings that were given to them by an unknown benefactor.

All Might is also seen fighting against one of these new magic users, and he has a difficult time dealing with her because she always dodges his attacks. Meanwhile, Asta and Yuno wonder why they lost control of their magic during their fight at Nairn and just why are they being hunted?

Finally, Jack Rakan arrives in the Seabed Temple in order to destroy it while all its inhabitants are trying to protect it. However, Jack Rakan is not convinced that he should do this because there might be some good people inside too.

As if on cue, Asta and Yuno arrive accompanied by various members from the Black Bulls who attempt to stop Jack Rakan. However, the Black Bull members are easily defeated by Jack Rakan, who proceeds to continue his attack.

This episode is a filler episode. As the Black Clover anime moves towards the end of the season, it has already covered most of the major plot points and is now focusing on recapping what happened in the future episodes. This can be seen in how this episode shows clips from previous episodes, similar to a montage or recap, while also adding commentary to show what will happen in later episodes.

Episode 68: Battle to the Death?! Yami VS Jack

The episode begins with Yami and Jack playing a board game. After Yami wins, Jack becomes angry and casts a spell that transforms Yami into a dog, which is common in this series. The spell also prevents Yami from using his magic, which gives Jack the upper hand.

Jack gloats at Yami for losing the game. However, he loses his cool when Noelle arrives and begins to cry about Asta. She asks why Asta didn’t come to the Star Festival since he has been training so hard everyday, but she doesn’t receive any answers.

When Noelle leaves, Jack decides to capture her by casting a spell on her that turns her into a piece for their board game. He then tells her that if she ever wants to see Asta again then she should just lose the game against him in eight turns or less. Meanwhile, Noelle is sitting next to Licht who has lost his voice after inhaling too many smoke bombs during his fight with another mage. He explains that his opponent was using one of the strongest spells in their arsenal and that he would have died if it wasn’t for Asta and Yami saving him at the last second.

Well, it’s a short story (somewhere around 10 minutes long) that isn’t really connected to the main plot at all. Furthermore, the majority of the episode is spent on a side character that most of us don’t really care about. Asta and Noelle don’t even have any appearances in this episode!

The best part of this episode is probably when Yami finally gets free from Jack’s spell and kicks some ass. Jack was never likable, so Yami just beating him up is cute. I like that he made sure to apologize to Noelle first before leaving. The worst part of this episode is definitely when Noelle calls out Asta in front of everyone, saying how she doesn’t want him to be her friend anymore because she hasn’t been able to make any friends yet! I’m usually pretty good at suspending my disbelief, but a six-year-old girl asking her friend to stop being friends with her? That’s just a little too much for me.

This is a filler episode, all right. It’s great that the anime staff are taking a short break from the main plot, but it does feel like they’re stretching out a simple premise to make this into an episode. The animation isn’t even that good compared to the usual quality for this series. But hey, at least we get to see Yami punch Jack in the face!

Episode 82: Petit Clover! The Nightmarish Charmy SP!

Charmy, one of the new characters introduced in this season, is a young kid who is always hungry. She wanders off to get more food after the tournament has ended, and eats a hallucinogenic mushroom. She then suffers a series of nightmares based on Petit Clover shorts, including a couple of them that were already featured during the main plot earlier in the season.

This is filler because it takes place outside of the main story arc and doesn’t contribute to it in any way. Filler episodes are side stories that are usually not important to the main plot and take place outside of it. Filler is typically used to pad out seasons or give viewers time to rest between arcs or seasons.

Episode 123: Nero Reminisces… Part One

The episode starts with the narration of Secre Swallowtail being tested by Commandant Alexei to become a member of the Black Bull squad. He is put through various trials, and the final one, a race against another candidate, Manko. However, it’s revealed that Manko is actually Secre’s closest friend at the time.

As they run and reach the finish line hand-in-hand, Secre stops and tells Manko that he can’t make it without him. He then insists that they both go back to their home country, but Manko refuses to leave his best friend behind.

Instead of going back home with Secre, Manko decides to stay with him at the base of Black Bull. As they wait for someone to come pick them up from the base, Secre asks why he didn’t want to go back home with him.

Manko reveals that he’s been preparing for this day ever since he witnessed his parents die in front of him as a little boy. To protect himself from more harm and death in his life, he trained his body as well as his mind in order to become a strong mage.

Secre is then told that Manko has always been following his every move. Secre is shocked because he’s never noticed his friend spying on him.

The episode opens with a recap of the events so far, and a brief discussion on the history of Secre Swallowtail. However, there’s nothing else to be said about this episode. It’s a filler.

Episode 124: Nero Reminisces… Part Two

Secre Swallowtail tells the story of how the Elf Tribe was reincarnated into the Black Bull base.

The Elf Tribe moved into a village, where a young thieving boy named “Gale” lived. He stole from the rich and gave to the poor, which he did as even though his family was poor, they had an abundance of food. However one day, he attempted to steal from Secre Swallowtail’s house. She caught him in the act and confronted him with two Elves, one of which look exactly like Asta, while the other has horns like Noelle’s.

Secre then took Gale home and gave him food and money to help his family. Gale felt guilty about stealing from her and decided that he needed to repay her somehow, so he went out to find work in order to give her money back.

While Gale was out looking for work, Secre’s house caught on fire. While she was enjoying some time with her children she noticed smoke coming from somewhere inside her home but thought little of it at first until she noticed it coming from her room with her children inside it. She ran in there to save them but couldn’t due to there being too much smoke.

This is a filler episode because it’s not part of the main plot and it doesn’t advance the plot of Black Clover.

This filler episode is mostly intended for character development purposes, to showcase how Secre manages to still have a positive attitude despite losing her entire family.