"Royal Knights Selection Exam"王撰騎士団ロイヤルナイツ選抜試験 Roiyaru Naitsu Senbatsu Shiken」 is the 13th volume of Yūki Tabata's Black Clover.


"Asta and Yuno enter the fierce competition to choose members of a new elite squad called the Royal Knights. But with all the strongest mages of the Clover Kingdom as their rivals, do they even stand a chance?"

Author's Note

"A little while ago, when they held the character popularity poll, I got a Black Bull robe bouquet addressed to Luck. Incredible workmanship! That battle maniac is one lucky guy. Thank you so much!!"

List of Chapters

Extra Pages

Character Profiles: Solid Silva and Kirsch Vermillion

Results of the first popularity poll

Another six transformations for Charmy Pappitson: Christmas Tree Charmy, Ninja Charmy, Lion Dance Charmy, Foot Soldier Charmy, Samba Charmy, and Buddha Charmy (these designs were reused in Episode 77's Petit Clover)

The Assorted Questions Brigade No.1

  • Julius Novachrono made William Vangeance's mask himself, and William has continued wearing it and reinforced it with magic.
  • Yami Sukehiro wears a torn squad robe because it looks cooler that way.
  • The children who had their magic extracted by Baro have all fully recovered.

The Assorted Questions Brigade No.2

  • The Magic Knight Captains are ranked by their intelligence.
  • Characters are ranked, best and worst, on their ability to drink alcohol.

Collectible Card

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Claiming to be vice-captain of the Purple Orcas, Xerx Lugner, he is irreverent and rude to everyone, friend or foe.

Magic Attribute: Ash Magic
Magic: 300
Affiliation: ???
Type: Trap

Leaves: 3
Power: 2/5
Magical: 2/5
Wisdom: 4/5
Stamina: 2/5
Vitality: 2/5


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