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The 17th issue of Weekly Shounen Jump of 2021 announced an anime movie for Yuuki Tabata's Black Clover manga on Monday. A special promo commemorating the announcement was posted by the magazine's official YouTube. The manga's special website also revealed a teaser visual (pictured above).

In a world full of magic, Asta—an orphan who is overly loud and energetic—possesses none whatsoever. Despite this, he dreams of becoming the Wizard King, a title bestowed upon the strongest mage in the Clover Kingdom. Possessing the same aspiration, Asta's childhood friend and rival Yuno has been blessed with the ability to control powerful wind magic. Even with this overwhelming gap between them, hoping to somehow awaken his magical abilities and catch up to Yuno, Asta trains his body relentlessly every day.

In the Clover Kingdom, once a person turns 15 years old, it is time for them to receive their Grimoire, an item allowing its wielder to use their magic to its full capacity. At the ceremony, Yuno obtains a Grimoire with a legendary four-leaf clover, indicating the exceptional strength of its wielder, while Asta pointlessly waits for him. Feeling dejected, yet unwilling to give up, Asta sees Yuno caught by a mage who is trying to steal Yuno's special Grimoire. Despite being completely overpowered by Yuno's captor, Asta's will to keep fighting rewards him with his very own Grimoire—one with an unheard-of black five-leaf clover. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Tabata began serializing the action fantasy manga in Weekly Shounen Jump in February 2015, after publishing a one-shot in May 2014 in Shounen Jump NEXT!. Shueisha published the 27th volume on January 4, with the 28th volume planned for release on April 2. Black Clover has a cumulative 11 million copies of its volumes in circulation as last November.

VIZ Media simulpublishes the manga in English on its Shounen Jump platform and shipped the 24th volume on January 5. The 25th volume is scheduled for a May 4 release. Shueisha's Manga Plus platform also simulpublishes the series in English.

Studio Pierrot adapted the manga into a television anime adaptation that began airing in Fall 2017. The anime series is set to end with its 170th episode on March 30 after a three and half years run. Crunchyroll is simulcasting the show with subtitles, while Funimation is streaming an English dub.

Xebec produced an original video anime for the Jump Festa 2016 in November that year.

Special PV

Source: Weekly Shounen Jump official Twitter, Manga special site

Black Clover Movie on MAL
Modified by DatRandomDude, Mar 28, 7:52 PM

Mar 28, 12:48 PM

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Mar 28, 1:04 PM

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Finally Black Clover with consistent quality, even if only for a movie.
Mar 28, 1:12 PM
SHSL Good Luck

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You can't call yourself a popular WSJ battle shounen series unless you get yourself an anime movie, lol. But I'm glad BC's getting a movie since it's kinda long overdue at this point.
Mar 28, 1:16 PM
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If i were to read the manga right after episode 170, on what chapter should i start reading?
Mar 28, 1:19 PM

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I am ready for more. Hopefully we dont need to wait long for the tv series long

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Mar 28, 1:27 PM

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Let’s go, probable after this they will go seasonal. This might adapt the remaking story of the spade kingdom arc.
Mar 28, 2:18 PM

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Well I expected something like this but I am still glad it really happened.
Mar 28, 2:36 PM

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I don't watch Black Clover.

But congrats to you guys.

It seems pretty exciting. Have fun watching y'all.
Mar 28, 2:37 PM

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Yes more and more movie will keep coming.
Mar 28, 2:52 PM

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I have no idea if this will be anime-original or finish the arc.
Mar 28, 5:23 PM
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Mar 28, 6:18 PM
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If i were to read the manga right after episode 170, on what chapter should i start reading?
After 170 you will probably start at chapter 272 or 273
Mar 28, 7:20 PM
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If i were to read the manga right after episode 170, on what chapter should i start reading?

episode 170 will most certainly feature mangas 268, 269 and 270, so you would need to start at manga 271
Mar 29, 12:01 AM

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More movies incoming!
Mar 29, 1:45 AM

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yay. yawn. snore. unless Crunchy or Funi gets it on the theatrical release date like 'Burn The Witch' i won't see it for 6-12 months after it hits Japanese theaters. hardly anybody in the West... unless a Press Only disk is pirated... or somebody films a cam-rip... will see this until the DVD/BR release is bought by a fanslator and it shows up online amongst the 'grey web' anime streaming sites. sometime after it hits stores in Japan, Funimation will probably get ahold of the masters and some theaters in North America will have limited showings. just like Funi is doing with the Violet Evergarden movie that got delayed by the KyoAni fire. let's just all hope that the Black Clover movie doesn't go the route of 'Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Fine' the Saekano Finale Movie that concluded the 2 season long TV series. the movie released in theaters Oct 2019. the BR release wasn't until Sep 2020.
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Mar 29, 7:09 AM
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What'll it even adapt?
Mar 29, 8:38 AM
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Long overdue but it’s finally here. Let’s see how far Studio Pierrot will take this (in terms of animation, in particular).
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Mar 29, 10:20 AM
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I hope the animation is not trash
Mar 29, 10:55 AM
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I am so excited! I hope they really take their time on the animation! Some of the animations in the anime were clean and some were not so good, but I think they will give us what we want. I am wondering if the content and story will be from the manga or will be a new original story. If that is the case, I wonder if it will be canon or not. Either way, it should be good.
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hopefully it doesn't take an entire eon like with the Demon Slayer Movie