Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Dec 12, 2022, that Black Clover manga will be on a hiatus for two weeks due to production circumstances.
Black Clover manga chapter 346, which was originally due on Dec 12, 2022 (Japan) will now release on Dec 26, 2022 in combined issue 5 & 6 of the magazine.
The manga had also taken a 2 week break in November, due to author Yuki Tabata’s illness.
Black Clover manga is currently on its final arc. It had previously taken a 3 month break from issue #23 for Tabata to prepare for the final arc.
Black Clover is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shonen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump since February 2015, with its chapters collected in 33 tankobon volumes as of November 2022.
An anime television series adaptation produced by Pierrot aired in Japan on TV Tokyo from October 2017 to March 2021. An anime film, titled Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King, is set to premiere in Japanese theaters on March 31, 2023, and will also be distributed worldwide on Netflix.
In North America, the manga is licensed for English release by Viz Media.
MAL describes the plot of the manga as follows:
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 his. 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.