The Black Clover manga is officially transferring from Weekly Shonen Jump to the Jump GIGA magazine, which releases 4 chapters per year (once every 3 months). The author Yuki Tabata stated that the weekly serialization schedule was difficult due to clashing with his personal circumstances, and they decided to transfer after discussing it with the editorial department for a while. He believes it will allow him to draw the climax of the story better this way, and thanks the fans for their support. The first chapter will release in the December 2023 winter issue of Jump GIGA. The official statement from Shonen Jump editorial department:
Thank you for your continued support of Black Clover. This will be the final chapter in Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump, and it will be moving to Jump GIGA. The continuation of the story is planned to start this winter in Jump GIGA. It will be simultaneously published in English on Manga PLUS by Shueisha and on the Shonen Jump platform. We will share more details in the coming months. We hope you will all continue to support the series through these changes. Thank you!
While the Jump GIGA chapters release once every 3 months, they are naturally a bit longer than those in the Weekly Shonen Jump. We can expect the chapters to be around 50 pages long in the new magazine. The full message from Yuki Tabata:
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 schock 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!
Black Clover by Yuki Tabata has been running in the Weekly Shonen Jump since 2015. The manga entered its final arc in August last year, and chapter 368 will be the final one for the weekly magazine before Black Clover moves to Jump GIGA. It’s available to read on Viz’s Media’s website, MANGA Plus website and the Shonen Jump mobile app in English. It received a 170-episode anime adaptation by Studio Pierrot, which ran from 2017 to 2021. The Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King movie premiered on June 16 and is currently streaming on Netflix. Crunchyroll streams the TV anime, and they describe the story:
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!
Source: Weekly Shonen Magazine, Oricon
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