The Weekly Shonen Jump editorial department announced in the #21/22 combined issue that Yuki Tabata‘s Black Clover manga will go on a hiatus for “about 3 months” starting issue #23. Tabata will be on a break to rest and plan the final arc.
There is no set date for when the manga will resume, indicating that Black Clover could be on a break for an indefinite time.
“Black Clover will be absent starting next issue in order to prepare for its Final Arc. After consulting this matter with Yuki Tabata, it has been decided for the mangaka to take a rest for a certain period of time and then go back to write the continuation of the series.
Due to these circumstances, this break is expected to last about 3 months. We will inform you of more exact details in upcoming issues of Weekly Shonen Jump. We apologize to all readers, who are looking forward to the series, but we hope you all understand. We look forward to your continued support of Black Clover,” wrote the Editorial Department.
Tabata’s comment revealed that even though he wanted the series to continue without a break, after discussing with the Shonen Jump editors it was decided for him to rest and deliver the story at his best form.
“If I were to follow my own feelings, I would have kept drawing without a rest. But after having a thorough discussion with the Editorial Department, and in order for me to draw the manuscripts of the final arc at my best, I will be taking a long break,” commented Black Clover author.
Recently, a leak surfaced online suggesting Black Clover manga will be entering a short hiatus, however, it didn’t mention the manga’s final arc.
In another tweet from @nite_baron it was stated that the manga could be on a hiatus for about 3 months for the author to rest and plan the final saga/act. The final arc will be ranging from 150 to 200 chapters.
In a previous leak, from Weekly Shonen Jump issue #19, released on April 11, it was reported that Tabata has been planning for a break due to plagiarism allegations from Disney.
Black Clover is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yūki Tabata. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since February 2015, with its chapters collected in 32 tankōbon volumes as of April 2022.
The manga was first adapted into an original video animation produced by Xebec Zwei, released in 2017. An anime television series adaptation produced by Pierrot aired in Japan on TV Tokyo from October 2017 to March 2021. An anime film is set to premiere in 2023.
The story follows Asta, a young boy born without any magic power. This is unknown to the world he lives in because seemingly everyone has some sort of magic power. With his fellow mages from the Black Bulls, Asta plans to become the next Wizard King.