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Black Clover manga will resume later this month

the digital service VIZ Manga listed that the next chapter of the manga written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata, black cloverIt will be published on July 31. This coincides with the publication of this year’s thirty-fifth edition of the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jumpscheduled for next August 1 in Japan.

It should be remembered that the manga went on indefinite hiatus at the end of April this year, prior to the start of its last plot arc. In the official statement, it was reported that it was decided that the author would take a break for a certain period of time and then come back to write the continuation of the series. The author then added:

  • If I followed my own feelings, I would have kept drawing relentlessly. But after thoroughly discussing it with the Editorial Department, and in order to draw the manuscripts of the final arc as well as possible, I will take a long break. I feel sorry for all the readers who look forward to the series every week. Black Clover will be even more exciting and I will put all my strength and spirit back to finish it properly, so I hope you can wait until then.

Tabata began publication of the manga in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in February 2015. The play inspired a 170-episode anime adaptation produced by Studio Pierrotunder the direction of Tatsuya Yoshihara Y Ayataka Tanemura and scripts written by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu Y Hatsuo Narareleased in October 2017. The production of a feature film is confirmed and its premiere is scheduled for the year 2023 in Japan.

Synopsis for Black Clover

Asta and Yuno were dumped at the same church on the same day. Raised together as children, they came to know the “Wizard King”, a title given to the strongest wizard in the kingdom, and vowed to compete with each other to see who could become the next Wizard King. However, as they grew older the great difference between them became apparent. While Yuno is able to wield magic with amazing power and control, Asta cannot use magic at all, and desperately tries to awaken his powers by physically training.

When they turn 15, Yuno receives a spectacular Grimoire with a four-leaf clover, while Asta receives nothing. However, soon after, Yuno is attacked by a person named Lebuty, whose main goal is to get hold of Yuno’s Grimoire. Though hopeless and on the brink of defeat, Asta finds the strength to survive upon hearing Yuno’s voice, and unleashing his inner emotions, he receives a five-leaf clover grimoire, a “Black Clover” that grants him enough power to overcome the threat. Now they both have a chance to become Wizard King!

Font: VIZ Manga via WSJ Manga

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