For months, the Magic Knights have been training for the upcoming war with the Spade Kingdom and the devil Megicula. Asta and Noelle Silva are training especially hard after being inspired by the recent battle between the Captains. Finral Roulacase, along with Gordon Agrippa and Yami Sukehiro calls out to them, letting them know it is time to go to the annual Magic Knights Entrance Exam. Finral opens a portal to the Royal Capital and the five of them, along with Secre Swallowtail in her bird form, go through.
The town was as busy as ever, which is a good sign, as it means the town is mostly recovered from the attack. Asta thanks Yami for letting them come along, though Yami claims that he only let them come so Asta would stop pestering him about it. Asta wants to return to where his journey started on the one year anniversary of the day he became a Magic Knight.
Magic Knight hopefuls are walking into the coliseum one by one, the locals wishing them luck. There are fewer applications than usual since some parts of the kingdom are still rebuilding.
Yami goes to join the other Captains and tells Asta and Noelle not to cause trouble. Asta notes that they were down in the arena just a year prior and Noelle notes that anyone in the crowd below could become the newest member of the Black Bulls. Noelle thinks it would be nice to have a protégé wanting to be just like her. Asta is suddenly attacked by a flock of Anti-birds.
Nozel Silva comes across Noelle. She tells him that Asta though it might be helpful to revisit their roots before the upcoming war. Noelle remembers last years exam, when Nozel stopped her from participating because her placement had already been decided. Noelle now knows that her brother was trying to protect her. Noelle tells Nozel that she wondered why she was placed in the Black Bulls, but she now realizes that it is a perfect fit for her, and the squad mates she worked with have become like family. Nozel is proud of how much Noelle has grown and he knows she has the potential to grow even more.
The Captains arrive at their seats, scaring away the Anti-birds. William Vangeance steps forward and commends the applicants for wanting to become Magic Knights. William announces that even if they fail today's exam, their journey is not over, and they can retake the exam the next year, as many times as they desire. William uses his Magic Tree Descent to give the examinees magic broomsticks. William announces that the exam will now begin.
As the applicants are trying to fly on their broomsticks, Asta and Noelle remember last years exam, where Asta was completely unable to get off the ground or preform any of the tests. Noelle says she was sure Asta would fail. Noelles reminisces about how Yami took a liking to him and all the adventures and battles he had gone through since then. Asta tells Noelle that she is awesome for how much she has improved her control of her immense magic and developed a number of amazing new spells, such as her Valkyrie Dress.
They realize that they will probably have to face greater trials in the future and resolve to get stronger.
Yuno is watching the exam as well, much to Sylphs boredom. Asta runs up to Yuno and they get into one of their usual arguments. Asta and Yuno remember the promise they made when they were young, to one day become the Magic Emperor.
After the exam has concluded, Asta and Noelle meet up with Finral, Gordon, and Captain Yami. Yami ended up not recruiting any new members. There was one applicant who interested him, but he was recruited by another squad. The Black Bulls return to their base for a party to celebrate the one year anniversary of Asta and Noelle joining the squad.
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