Acclaimed British novelist J.K. Rowling has confirmed today that the popular shonen series Black Clover takes place in the Harry Potter universe.
“I’ve yet to actually watch the cartoon or read the comic, but I’ve heard on good authority from my legal team that Black Clover has lifted a variety of core themes and aspects from my works, without my consent,” Rowling explained while speaking from her summer estate – an exact scale replica of Hogwarts castle. “Rather than moving straight to litigation, I have made the executive decision to welcome Black Clover into the Harry Potter universe.”
“My fiction is completely inclusive and is open to everyone, even muggles!” explained Rowling, taking an uncomfortable amount of time to laugh at her own joke.
The revelation comes in wake of a series of other out-of-text comments made by Rowling regarding a number of lore-central characters. This resulted in backlash from fans, who see the author as flippantly shoehorning traits and backstory onto long existing characters in order to seem more inclusive.
“I’m very excited to reveal Asta, the Black Clover protagonist, is secretly a furry, identifying himself with the fursona ‘Chungus Whitepaw’,” Rowling claimed.
She also announced that Julius Novachrono, the Wizard King, had entered an off screen civil union with his advisor, Marx, and had adopted a number of children from the diamond kingdom together.
Series creator Tabata Yuuki indicated that he was unaware that Black Clover had been added into the Harry Potter universe due to his “very strict schedule”, but was glad to hear the series was getting more attention from western audiences. When asked about the allegations of plagiarism, Tabata replied, “I would never in my life steal from something as stupid as Harry Potter. I’ve only taken inspiration from the great literary works of our time – The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Naruto.”