The Black Clover manga is set to return on December 25, 2023, with a new 28-page chapter. The first 368 chapters are currently available to read on both the official Shonen Jump and Manga PLUS apps. The series will make its long-awaited return after moving from Weekly Shonen Jump to its sister magazine Jump GIGA, which releases four chapters per year (or once per three months). Series creator Yuki Tabata explained that the move was to improve the situation for himself as work deadlines and family health scenarios began to clash with each other. Tabata released an official statement on the move which you can read below:
We’re moving to Jump GIGA! As Black Clover has continued, I have found that I have started to struggle with the weekly manga creation schedule. After multiple discussions with the editorial department, it has been decided that I will move the series to Jump GIGA. I know this sudden decision may be a shock to many of my readers. I’m so sorry for not being able to end the series in Weekly Shonen Jump. But I believe that in GIGA, I will be able to end the series in a manner that matches my current drawing pace and is much better for my health. There is still much that I want to draw and much that I must draw, so please look forward to it. I will do my best to conclude Black Clover in the most satisfying way possible. I know I am making you wait a little bit, but I promise to return to GIGA in the winter in a powered-up form, so please look forward to reading about Asta’s next adventure. Thank you for everything! – Yuki Tabata
The manga first began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine back in 2015 and has since released a total of 35 volumes. No release date has been announced for Volume 36. The Black Clover manga currently has over 19 million copies in circulation as of December 2023.
VIZ Media licenses the series in English and describes the plot of Black Clover as such:
Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem—he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure—Asta will never give up!
Thumbnail: Black Clover Mobile Official X (Formerly Twitter)
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump Issue #1 2024
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