Asta and Yuno are two orphans raised by the church in a world where magic is everything. Asta has aspirations of becoming the Magic King despite having no magical affinity and considers Yuno his rival.
Simple and shounen enough, right?
It’s exactly as it sounds. There wasn’t particularly anything striking about the first episode, nor anything too bad. The visuals are average at best, though it’s a improvement from the usual stuff by Studio Pierrot (If you don’t count stuff like Letter Bee).
We don’t get to know much about Yuno other than the fact he is stoic, strong and loves and respects Asta a lot, which leads him to ignore Asta in order to acknowledge Asta’s will. Huh, that sounds complicated.
There is the usual stock standard side villain who is meant to anger the protagonist and reveal his hidden powers- a demon in this case.
I only have one complain. Can protagonists for once in their life not screech like a monkey to get their point across? Every other word that came out of Asta’s mouth were loud, almost melodical screams and while partial fault lies in the inexperience of the voice actor, Asta himself isn’t exactly a likable character at the moment. However, I’ll give him credit for trying his best, enough to learn the physical aspect of fighting on his own, and not sitting around waiting for power to fall into his lap.