Manga launched in 2015, inspired 170-episode TV anime, upcoming March 2023 anime film
Shueisha‘s preview of the cover for the upcoming 33rd compiled book volume of Yūki Tabata‘s Black Clover manga reveals that the manga has 18 million copies in circulation worldwide, including print and digital copies. The 33rd volume will ship on Friday.
Tabata launched Black Clover in Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2015. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally and in print, and Shueisha‘s MANGA Plus service is also publishing the manga digitally. The manga had more than 15 million copies in circulation worldwide as of May 2021.
The manga went on hiatus for a planned three months in late April so that Tabata could prepare for the “final arc” of the manga (the wording used could also be translated as “final saga”). The manga returned on August 1.
The manga’s anime adaptation premiered in Japan in October 2017. The show was originally listed with 51 episodes, but it continued into a new season with episode 52 in October 2018, and continued on again into a new season in October 2019. The show went on hiatus starting in April 2020 due to COVID-19, and resumed in July 2020 with episode 133. The show aired its 170th and final episode in March 2021.