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Black Clover is very close to completion

A leak of the next issue of the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump confirmed that the manga written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata, Black Cloverhas reached his plot climax. Let’s remember that this term is used to indicate that a manga is extremely close to ending, since it is close to the conclusion of its final battle. This usually indicates that there are only a few chapters left to publish, but the amount varies depending on the manga.

However, this wasn’t really a surprise considering the recent developments in the manga. What really surprised was the confirmation that the manga will stop serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine after the edition of the next August 21, and will move to the Shonen JUMP Giga. this magazine published only four times a yearso we would be having a new chapter of Black Clover approximately every three months. How long will it take then to finish the manga?

Black Clover

Tabata began publishing 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 and Ayataka Tanemura and scripts written by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu and Hatsuo Narareleased in October 2017. It was followed by the original film “Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King” in June 2023, and a leak claims that the anime’s return is in production.

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 against each other to see who could become the next Wizard King. However, as they grew older the vast difference between them became apparent. While Yuno is able to wield magic with amazing power and control, Asta is unable to use magic at all, desperately trying 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. Although hopeless and on the verge of defeat, Asta finds the strength to survive upon hearing Yuno’s voice, and unleashing his inner emotions he receives a Grimoire of a five-leaf clover, a “Black Clover” that grants him enough power to overcome the threat. Now they both have a chance to become the Wizard King!

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