(Japanese: ブラッククローバー, Hepburn: Burakku Kurōbā) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yūki Tabata. The story centers around Asta, a young boy seemingly born without any magic power, something that is unknown in the world he lives in. With his fellow mages from the Black Bulls, Asta plans to become the next Wizard King. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since February 2015, and has been collected into 27 tankōbon volumes as of January 2021.
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 premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo in October 2017.
The series focuses on Asta, a young orphan who was raised from birth after being abandoned at the doorstep of an orphanage in Hage village along with his fellow orphan, Yuno. While everyone is born with the ability to utilize Mana in the form of Magical Power (魔力, Maryoku), Asta is the only exception. He tries to gain magical power through physical training. Conversely, Yuno was born as a prodigy with immense magical power and the talent to control wind magic. Yuno obtains a legendary four-leaf grimoire held by the kingdom’s first Wizard King.
Written and illustrated by Yūki Tabata, Black Clover has been serialized in Shueisha’s manga anthology Weekly Shōnen Jump since February 16, 2015. The manga is Tabata’s second series in Weekly Shōnen Jump: his first series, Hungry Joker, ran in the magazine for 24 chapters from November 12, 2012 to May 13, 2013, before being cancelled.Shueisha has collected its chapters into individual tankōbon volumes. The first volume was published on June 4, 2015.As of January 4, 2021, twenty-seven volumes have been released.
Shueisha began to simulpublish the series in English on the app and website Manga plus in February 2019.
A short original net animation titled Squishy! Black Clover (むぎゅっと！ブラッククローバー, Mugyutto! Burakku Kurōbā), produced by DLE and directed by Tsukasa Nishiyama, began airing on dTV on July 1, 2019. The opening theme song for the short is “POSSIBLE” อ่านต่อ