Black Clover is a new generation Shonen anime that premiered in Fall 2017 to a large audience. The show’s popularity increased as it became available in more countries, and it is now one of the most-streamed anime on the planet. The series was directed by Tatsuya Yoshihara and produced by Pierro.
The story follows two orphans (Yuno and Asta) who were abandoned in a church on the outskirts of the clover kingdom. Asta was born without magic in a world where magic is everything, and he is desperately attempting to awaken his abilities through physical fitness. Yuno, on the other hand, was endowed with exceptional magical abilities as well as the ability to control them. They were brought up as brothers and learned of the “Wizard King,” a title was given to the kingdom’s strongest mage, and vowed to compete for the role of the next wizard king. In the clover kingdom, there is an organization of mages known as the Order of the Magic Knight (Mahō Kishi-dan) who act as the country’s protectors. This party is led by the wizard king (mahoutei).
The Magic Knights are divided into nine (9) squads, each of which is led by a Magic Knight with authority as the squad’s captain. Each squad has its own emblem that relates to the squad’s name, as well as signature robes that allow members of one squad to be easily distinguished from members of another.
Furthermore, the squads are ranked based on their performance and the number of stars they have earned. The squads are classified below in order of their rank, along with their captain and voice actors. Quite a lot of viewers are fascinated by the show’s voice actors, as they provided the show with a wide range of voice parts and unique catchphrases. From Asta’s mada mada expression, to Zekke’s buhha catchphrase, to Rill’s unusual laughter, and so on.
This article will focus on the voice actors for each of the magic knight captains, so we’ll get straight to it, both their Japanese and English voice actors will be reviewed.
Golden Dawn (William Vangeance)
Daisuke Ono, a Japanese voice actor, and singer provided the Japanese voiceover for the character William vengeance. He has worked in the industry for many years and has accomplished a lot, He won the 4th and 9th Seiyu Awards for best lead actor for his role as Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler and Jotaro Kujo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Daisuke pretty much covered the role by remaining calm, subtle, and speaking only when necessary. He voiced the true character of a noble knight, commanding extreme loyalty from his men as he did with other notable characters such as Erwin Smith in Attack on Titans and Arthur Auguste Angel in Blue Exorcist, which is almost like a trademark for him. He has also starred in other notable anime such as Kuroko no Basket as Shintaro Midorima, Durarara as Shizuo Heiwajima, Nanatsu no Taiza (Seven deadly sins) as Drole, Bleach, Horimiya, the list goes on and on since he is a top-tier actor.
The English voice-over was done by Josh Grelle, an American scriptwriter, as well as a top-tier voice actor who has starred in a variety of shows. Among them are Attack on Titans as Armin Arlert, My Hero Academia as Fumikage Tokoyami, Yuri on Ice as Yuri Katsuki, and so on. He was fantastic throughout the role of William Vengeance.
Black Bulls (Yami Sukehiro)
Junichi Suwabe, a Japanese singer as well as a formidable voice actor from Tokyo, provided the Japanese voice-over for the character Yami Sukehiro. He was named Best Supporting Actor at the 7th Seiyu Awards for his role as Seiji Matoba in Natsume Yjin-ch Shi.
Yami is typically known for making death threats at the drop of a hat as well as being an uncouth, careless, and lazy character. Nonetheless, he is a powerful and well-respected Magic Knight who is unbiased.
Junichi did an excellent job of highlighting all of these traits in a fun and nostalgic way. He has starred in other notable anime such as Bleach as Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez, Jujutsu Kaisen as Sukuna, Kuroko’s Basketball as Daiki Aomine, Black Butler, Full Metal Alchemist, One Piece and so on.
The English voice-over was provided by Christopher Robin Sabat, an American ADR director and top-tier voice actor. He did an incredible job of bringing the character to life. Two of his most well-known roles are Alex Louis Armstrong in Full metal Alchemist and Zoro in One Piece. Thanks to his deep and gritty voice, he is mostly casted as tough male characters.
Silver Eagles (Nozel Silva)
Nozel Silva’s voice-over was presented by Kousuke Toriumi, a talented Japanese voice actor who accurately portrayed the characteristics of a nobleman as Nozel Silva comes from a royal family. He’s notorious for being an arrogant man who thinks he’s better than anyone else; he looks down on commoners and peasants, Nevertheless, he takes his position as a Magic Knight very seriously and he’s highly regarded.
He has starred in other notable anime such as Naruto as Kiba Inuzuka, Haikyū!! as Kiyoomi Sakusa, One Punch Man as Flashy Flash, Bleach as Szayel Apport Grantz, Fairy Tail and so on.
Ricco Fajardo, a talented American voice actor from San Jose, provided the English voice-over. He is best known for his roles as Itona Horibe in Assassination Classroom, Taiju Oki in DR. STONE Mirio Togata in My Hero Academia and several others.
Blue Rose (Charlotte Roselei)
Charlotte was voiced by Yu Kobayashi, a former model, singer, and talented Japanese voice actress. Yu’s voice is ideal for the role, as the character is quiet, composed and cold. However, she feels uneasy around Yami Sukehiro, the captain of the Black Bull, because she has a crush on him.
One of her most known roles is Sasha Braus in Attack on Titan. She has also starred in other notable anime such as Gin Tama as Ayame Sarutobi, Steins; Gate as Luka Urushibara, and several others.
Colleen Smith Clinkenbeard is an American voice actress, ADR director, line producer, and scriptwriter that provided the English voice-over for Charlotte. She is a top-tier actor, having appeared in a variety of shows. She did an excellent job of maintaining Charlotte Roselei’s cool all through the show. Two of her most known roles are Riza Hawkeye in Full metal Alchemist and Princess Hibana in Fire Force. She has also starred in other notable anime such as one piece, my hero the academia, and several others.
Crimson Lions (Fuegoleon Vermillion)
Fuegoleon Vermilion was voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi, a top-tier Japanese voice actor from Wakayama who has been in the industry for many years. He is popularly known for voicing strong characters, and he did an excellent job with Fuegoleon, capturing his traits with his voice as a calm, polite nobleman with great leadership skills. Two of his most known roles are Diavolo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind and Bulat in Akame ga kill. He has also starred in other remarkable anime such as Fairy Tail as Laxus Dreyar, One Punch Man as Tanktop Master, Bleach, Demon slayer, and several others.
Fuegoleon English voice-over was provided by John Michael Tatum, an American ADR director, scriptwriter, and talented voice actor. He has provided voices for a number of English anime series and video games such as One Piece, Soul Eater, and several others.
Green Mantis (Jack the Ripper)
Daisuke Namikawa, a top-tier Japanese actor and voice actor, provided the Japanese voiceover of Jack the Ripper. He started acting as a child and is sometimes confused with Daisuke Hirakawa seeing as their names sound similar. He is well-known for his roles as a young character as well as a villain, such as Hisoka Morrow in Hunter X Hunter, Ulquiorra Cifer in Bleach, Choso in Jujutsu Kaisen and Dr. Genus in One Punch Man.
He played an excellent role as Jack the Ripper by bringing his personality traits of being a bloodthirsty and savage man to the role, He was well known for his devious laughter. He has featured in notable anime such as Boruto: Naruto Next Generations as Momoshiki Ootsutsuki, Violet Evergarden as Gilbert Bougainvillea, and several others.
Justin Ryan Cook is an American voice actor, line producer, ADR director, and audio engineer that provided the English voice-over for jack the reaper. He has starred in remarkable anime such as My Hero Academia, Fruits Basket, and several others.
Coral Peacock (Dorothy Unsworth)
Mariya Ise is a Japanese actress, voice actress, and narrator who provided Dorothy’s Japanese voice-over. Mariya didn’t do much because her character (Dorothy) was always sleeping. She is seen sleeping the majority of the time, if not all, whether it’s during important meetings or even fights. She is always sleeping Because of her Dream Magic; it is a requirement for her magic because it is based on dreams and a dream world.
Mariya is best known for her role in Hunter Hunter as Killua Zoldyck. As a female voice actress, she did an incredible job voicing a male character who happens to be one of everyone’s favorite characters in Hunter X Hunter. Same as her role in Kakegurui as Midari Ikishima, portraying the role of a psychotic compulsive gambler. She has also starred in other notable anime such as: The promised neverland as Ray, Fairy tale as Levy McGarden, Nanatsu no taiza as Guila and several others.
Jad Brennon Saxton is an American voice actress that provided the English voice-over for Dorothy Unsworth, she’s best known for her role as Koneko Tojo in High School DxD. she has also starred in other notable anime such as: Food wars, fire force, and several others.
Purple Orca (Kaiser Granvorka)
Kenichirou Matsuda is a talented Japanese voice actor who provided the voice-over for both Kaiser Granvorka and Gordon Agrippa. He’s transitioning between two characters and doing a fantastic job of it. Kaiser Granvorka is calm yet humble captain of the purple orca, and Kenichirou did an excellent job of conveying that role with his voice.
He has also starred in other notable anime such as Naruto as Jei, Kihou, and Monga, as well as Nanatsu no Taiza as Marmas and Taizoo. He is a supporter voice actor who is doing his best in the industry.
The English voice-over was done by Mark Stoddard, an American voice actor working with FUNimation entertainment. He is best known for his role as Inspector Joseph Meguire in Case Closed.
Aqua Deer (Rill Boismortier)
Natsuki Hanae is a Japanese voice actor who provided Rill’s Japanese voice-over. He did an incredible job conveying the role of a young, funny, and friendly character who is obsessed with art. He is well known for his unusual laughter, He has the best laugh in the anime, the laugh is quite odd but catchy and pleasing at the same time.
He’s best known for his role in Demon slayer as the main character Tanjiro Kamado also in Tokyo ghoul as Ken Kaneki. He has also starred in other notable anime such as: Your Lie in April, Noragami, Food Wars, and several others.
Derik snow, an American actor and voice actor provided the English voiceover for Rill. He has also starred in other notable anime such as Classroom of the elite, Assassination classroom, and several others.
That is the official list of the nine (9)captains, though one was left out: Mereoleona Vermillion. For a time, she acted as captain. When her brother, Fuegoleon Vermillion, became unable to fight, she was appointed the captain for Crimson Lions that makes her the 10th squad captain.
Junko Minagawa is a long-time Japanese singer and voice actress who did an excellent job portraying the role of a strong, hostile, wild, and short-tempered character. The voiceover is perfectly suited to the character. She’s best known for her role in Akatsuki no Yona as Yun and Cornelia Li Britannia in Code Geass and has also starred in other notable anime such as: The prince of tennis, Sailor Moon Crystal, 7-seeds, and several others.
Monica Jean Rial, is an American voice actress and writer, that provided the English voice-over for Mereoleona. She has also starred in other notable anime such as: Soul Eater, One-piece, Full metal alchemist Brotherhood.
In all, all the above-listed voice actors evidently brought in their A+ games as their acts are being regarded as creative masterpieces as they have been regarded by fans all over as depicting great qualities of understanding human behavior, outstanding charisma, great vocal energy, creativity, and inspirational vision.