I just read the first volume of Black Clover. I'd like to know if the rest is worth it. My opinion of it wasn't very high as of now.
Pros: Good art, good paneling, good pacing. At a macro level, you can see this was written by someone who has some experience with manga. Asta's optimism is very palpable, his sword's abilities are potientially interesting. The grimoire aesthetic is cool, so are the capes.
Cons: I hate the character designs. I hate that all of the characters (besides Asta, they're all one-note and it seems the author will abuse their gimmicks a lot). I also wish Asta wasn't so naively good-guy, specially with Noelle, the younger kid at the church, and people who look down on him. Asta's motivation is generic and vague. A lot of things are generic, actually. The setting is uninteresting. What the fuck was Noelle's sudden change of character.
tl;dr It's surprisingly solid but I've read so much similar stuff I'm having trouble caring for it and I would like to know if it gets more original. Thanks in advance, BChads.