• Spade Kingdom unveils its next target
  • Asta appears after training with Gaja
  • "Black Clover" Episode 158 is airing Tuesday

The first episode of 2021 introduces a new arc as Clover Kingdom battles against the Spade Kingdom. Returning after a break, "Black Clover" Episode 158 will kick-start the Clover Kingdom vs. Spade Kingdom arc. The upcoming episode is titled "The Beginning of Hope and Despair."

The Spade Kingdom warriors are ready to invade Heart and Clover Kingdoms. "Black Clover" Episode 158 will reveal how the Spade Kingdom's soldiers are stealing magic from the folks in the fortress of Candelo.

In the meantime, Asta appears in the zone of formidable demons. He has been training extremely hard and it will be interesting to see him unleash his anti-magic devil during the battle against the Spade Kingdom.

"After conquering the Diamond Kingdom, The Spade Kingdom begins its invasion of the Clover and Heart Kingdoms. The soldiers of the Spade Kingdom have been forcibly stealing magic from the people in the fortress of Candelo, which is going through a zone of powerful demons. It is there that Asta, who has grown spectacularly through special training with the Spirit Guardian, appears. Meanwhile, Luck Voltia of the Black Bulls and Leopold Vermillion of the Crimson Lion head to see the Princess of the Heart Kingdom, Lolopechka," the synopsis for "Black Clover" Episode 158 read, as tweeted by BCspoiler.

In the previous episode, Gaja asks Asta about his past and how he acquired his grimoire. Asta shares his life story and reveals how he became a Black Bulls member. Gaja continues to test Asta's strength by launching various kinds of attacks. Toward the end of the episode, Gaja witnesses Asta's anti-magic devil.

The anime series is getting new opening and ending themes to celebrate the upcoming arc. The opening theme, titled "Grandeur," by Snow Man and the ending theme, named "Beautiful," by Treasure will premiere in "Black Clover" Episode 158.

Yui Ogura as Vanica Zogratis, Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Zenon Zogratis and Rikiya Koyama as Dante Zogratis join the existing cast members.

Fans can watch "Black Clover" Episode 158 online on Crunchyroll. The episode will stream in Japanese with English subtitles. "Black Clover" Episode 158 is scheduled to air Tuesday.

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