How Asta's Zetten Works
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With the newest manga chapters, Black Clover is getting ready to thrust Asta back into the center of the action, and it has been unveiled how the series’ main protagonist Asta’s newly learned Zetten power functions.

Asta finds himself unexpectedly transported to the Land of the Sun and seeking to master a new form of technique that could potentially tip the scales back in Asta’s favor after losing to Lucius Zogratis at the beginning of the last arc of the series. He’s been trying to figure it out for the previous few chapters, but he’s finally discovered the solution.

Asta stated that he had learned how to use his Zetten after successfully rescuing Ichika at the end of the previous chapter. It turns out the key to his strategy is to use Zetten as a counter, much as the anti-magic techniques he had already employed in his fights up to this point. It’s a skill that complements his fighting style, making sure to wait until the ideal moment to attack.

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Zetten operates differently depending on a fighter’s magical might, as we have seen via the Ryuzen Seven’s battles in the manga’s recent chapters. The Ryuzen Seven’s Mushogatake reveals that Asta was able to figure out the secret of his method. After witnessing it in action, he adds that Asta didn’t actually defeat the adversary, but rather simply sliced through their power. Regardless of how powerful a spell from an enemy might be, Asta can break through it with his anti-magic.

Well, it is, in essence, the perfect counterattack because, if he waits until the opposition performs their spell, he may move rapidly to cut them down and ensure his victory. The question now is whether Asta can continue to use this power against foes who will get much stronger and difficult from this point on. It might be the strategy that aids Asta in eventually defeating Lucius and the other Paladins.

Black Clover is a Japanese manga series created by the famous Yūki Tabata. Black Clover has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since February 2015, with its chapters gathered in 32 tankōbon volumes as of April 2022.

In North America, the manga is authorized for English delivery by Viz Media, while the anime series is authorized by Crunchyroll and Funimation.

Black Clover anime TV arrangement variation created by Pierrot debuted in Japan on TV Tokyo in October 2017.

The story bases on Asta, a little fellow apparently conceived with no sorcery power, something that is obscure on the planet he lives in. With his individual mages from the Black Bulls, Asta plans to turn into the following Wizard King.

You can watch the Black Clover anime by following the link on Crunchyroll!

You can read the Black Clover manga by following the link on Viz Media!

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