It’s a pretty common trope in shonen anime for the hero to have a potential romantic partner whose relationship with them develops as the series progresses. After all, what heroic story is complete if the guy doesn’t get the girl in the end? When it comes to Asta and Noelle, however, Asta’s English voice actor beat the character to the punch. In 2018, Dallas Reid (Asta) announced his engagement to Jill Harris (Noelle) via Twitter, and it wasn’t long before fans on Reddit made the connection between them and their characters.
“Time to let the manga artist know so he can make it canon,” wrote u/Grumpy-Moogle. “[Yuuki] Tabata better get an invite to the wedding!” replied the original poster, u/Unknownsage.
The most humorous thing about the situation, however, is that in the actual story of “Black Clover,” Asta and Noelle are only potential partners. Noelle bears an unrequited sense of love for Asta, who is often too oblivious or obsessed with the nun who raised him, Sister Lily, to truly notice her attempts to get his attention. In the end, however, the two characters share a real connection and the potential to become something more, which is why fans can’t help but freak out when they see Reid and Harris together.