Yuki Tabata’s Black Clover manga is officially gearing up for its endgame. The author and the Weekly Shonen Jump editorial department hopped on the magazine’s official website to announce that they’ve made a joint decision to put the manga on hiatus for the next three months while Tabata cooks up the manuscript for the final arc of the long-running manga.
Here’s what Yuki Tabata said about the break:
“My intention was to continue to draw [Black Clover] without taking a break, but after consulting with the editorial department, we have decided to take an extended break so that I can properly prepare the final manuscript for the last arc of the series.
I sincerely apologize to all the readers who have been reading the series every week, but I will be back with my full energy to make the finale of Black Clover exciting, so please wait for me until then!”
As of right now the “three months” aspect of the break is an estimate, and an official date will be announced later. The break begins in next week’s issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.
In the meantime, a brand new anime film is on the way to screens in Japan in 2023, and a mobile game is due out sometime this year. Here’s how Crunchyroll describes the TV anime adaptation:
In a world where magic is everything, Asta and Yuno are both found abandoned at a church on the same day. While Yuno is gifted with exceptional magical powers, Asta is the only one in this world without any. At the age of fifteen, both receive grimoires, magic books that amplify their holder’s magic. Asta’s is a rare Grimoire of Anti-Magic that negates and repels his opponent’s spells. Being opposite but good rivals, Yuno and Asta are ready for the hardest of challenges to achieve their common dream: to be the Wizard King. Giving up is never an option!