Black Clover Manga Leaves Weekly Shonen Jump, Transfers to Jump GIGA Magazine
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.
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.
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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