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.