As any ardent follower of anime would tell you, the wait between seasons can feel like a lifetime. “Black Clover” enthusiasts are feeling this acutely, having been left in suspense since the conclusion of its fourth season in 2021. Now, with the manga powering ahead, a question lingers: When will the beloved show grace our screens again?
The Reason Behind the Hiatus
“Black Clover” took a bow in 2021 primarily because the anime caught up with its manga counterpart. However, the story arc continued to evolve in the written format, leaving a trove of tales ready for animation. Despite this, Studio Pierrot, the powerhouse behind the anime’s creation, has remained mum about the show’s possible revival.
Yet, given the popularity of “Black Clover” and the recent launch of the spin-off film on Netflix, it’s hard to imagine that news of a fifth season isn’t on the horizon.
Speculating the Return
Though official word is scarce, the film “Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King” hints at a promising future for the anime series. Whispers among the community even suggest a potential 2024 release date, but for now, these remain mere whispers.
Cast Predictions for the Anticipated Season
If and when the fifth season gets its green light, fans can reasonably expect to see their favorite characters back in action:
- Asta voiced by Gakuto Kajiwara (JP) and Dallas Reid (EN)
- Yuno brought to life by Nobunaga Shimazaki (JP) and Micah Solusod (EN)
- Noelle Silva by Kana Yūki (JP) and Jill Harris (EN)
Plot Points to Ponder
“Black Clover” S4 concluded around chapter 272 of Yūki Tabata’s manga. In the time since, almost 92 additional chapters have graced the pages. Historically, the anime has adapted roughly two manga chapters per episode. So, if patterns hold, we’ll likely see a culmination of the Spade Kingdom saga and an impending face-off against the Dark Triad.
Remember the end of season four? Asta’s rejection of the underworld’s diktats and his alliance with Liebe were central themes. Concurrently, Noelle and the Black Bulls were on a quest for empowerment, gearing up for a clash with the Spade Kingdom.
Trailers and Teasers
Since there’s no official announcement about season five yet, fans are devoid of trailers. However, the spin-off film provides a sneak peek into what the studio’s latest work might resemble. Although the movie explores an independent storyline, it has ample references to previous arcs.
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Where to Watch
Anime aficionados can re-binge the first four seasons of “Black Clover” on Crunchyroll. For those intrigued by the recent spin-off, “Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King” can be found on Netflix.