After a two-week hiatus, Black Clover is back and better than ever! For fans of the series, these two weeks have been a painful wait, especially after chapter 343’s shocking cliffhanger. But not to worry the series is back, and with it come answers to just how screwed the Land of Sun truly is!
So without wasting a second longer let’s get right into this chapter 344’s spoilers and more! As usual, we’ve got everything you need to know and more about this week’s chapter just below! Let’s get into it!
Chapter 343 Recap
Before we jump into spoilers for chapter 344 let’s do a quick recap of what went down in the most recent chapter of the series, titled, ‘Black On Black.’ Be sure to read the chapter yourself, you can find it for free, and officially down below!
The chapter starts off where chapter 342 left our two heroes, about to get into an intense brawl. Ichika quickly proves how serious she is about this fight when activates her most powerful form. Dark Yojutsu: Dark-Cloaked Black Warrior! Asta responds to this by immediately activating his devil union form and trying to sever Ichika’s magic using his anti-magic.
However, Ichika fully expects this and decides to follow up with a physical attack. Landing the hit Ichika, one of the most powerful fighters of the strange new continent continues this attack with a downward strike. This time summoning Demon Detroyer Asta successfully cancels out Ichika’s attack, leaving the two still for a second. Understanding that they are matched in terms of magic and skills they both decide to finish this with Zetten.
However, at the last second before the two forces clash Ichika feints, landing a kick right in Asta’s face. Condemning Asta for trying to use the Zetten against her of all people. As she and Asta reset Ichika scolds the mage, telling him he has no resolution, conviction, or even skill. Staring each other down the two rush at each other one last time, both ready to use Zetten.
Once again the two fighters are interrupted before they can actually land their attacks. This time by the arrival of Ryuya. Immediately Ichika apologizes for her actions, something Ryuya tells her is quite alright. Asta on the other hand seems dazed, during that last exchange he felt he had almost had a breakthrough with his Zetten “form” or “style.”
Asta comments that with just a little bit more time he can fully master the Zetten technique. However, it seems time is up because as Ryuya notes with his clairvoyance, Lucius’s Paladins have touched down in the Land of the Sun.
Chapter 344 Spoilers
Now that we are all caught up, let’s dive right into chapter 344. Warning, however, some raws for the upcoming chapter are already out, so there are confirmed spoilers below; you have been warned.
The chapter seems to start off with a flashback of Lucius Zogratis talking with none other than Morris the mastermind behind the Dark Triad’s plans. Reaching out Lucius heals all of Morris’ injuries, growing an entire arm and leg, however, he doesn’t stop there. Lucius has, as he promised, also begun to revive his siblings the Dark Triad. At this point Lucius is essentially playing god, I mean he has a throne chair with a giant cross on it and is reviving people.
However, it seems that Lucius does have some limits as he tells Sister Lily that he can’t move from his throne while reviving his siblings. So he isn’t all-powerful, yet. Seeing as how he’s stuck to this chair for the time being he sends Lily and two other paladins to the Land of Sun, to sort some things out. As he puts it “the future is starting to shake, in a way unfavourable to us.” Clearly whatever Asta’s been up to in this new land is working as Lucius has been alerted of its general existence with his foresight!
Tasked with her mission, Sister Lily takes one other Paladin, Heath Grice, a revived Eye of the Midnight Sun member and one of the first enemies Asta took down. When the two of them arrive in the Land of Sun they are shocked to see an empty village and no sign of life. Perhaps Ryuya had warned the people of the village and had them relocated. While hovering over the town, Heath turns around and destroys what looks to be a shrine or seal of sorts, freeing a five-headed dragon of myths.
As of right now, it’s unclear why he did this or if it was knowingly but we hope to learn more once the official chapter drops. With the summoning of this five-headed dragon also comes the arrival of the Ryuzen Seven! Only it’s just five of them… The five of them stand on a rooftop nearby the advancing forces swearing to defeat them. Amongst the five is a new member who certainly looks interesting.
As we soon learn the last two members of the Ryuzen Seven are not present because they have been tasked with something else. Training Asta! That’s right even with the Paladins attacking, Asta’s training will continue! This time with two new members of the Ryuzen Seven. One seems to be a musclehead just like Asta, calling himself the strongest while the other seems to be the quiet but powerful type, sitting under a nearby tree.
Whatever the case all these new characters seem rather interesting and leave us with what’s next for Asta and his training! In the final panel of the chapter, the muscle head Ryuzen tells Asta to prepare himself since he’ll be going up against the most powerful member of the Ryuzen Seven.
Is he truly the strongest or is he bluffing? And will the Ryuzen Seven pull through against two paladins and a five-headed dragon? We’ll just have to wait till next week to find out in the pages of chapter 345!
Black Clover chapter 344 is expected to release on Sunday, November 27th, 2022. As of the writing of this article, there have been no announced delays to the upcoming chapter.
Meaning that the official English release of Black Clover will most likely stick to the schedule and release as usual.
Where To Read
You can read Black Clover officially and for free on both Viz Media and Manga Plus. Of course, you can also read the series through the recently launched Manga Plus app. Please try to read the series officially, as this supports both the author and allows them to create more stories.
Let us know what you think of this week’s chapter in the comments below. For more news about everything anime and manga, visit our main Anime Senpai page! We have new articles daily, so check them out!
We will be back next week with even more Black Clover content so stay tuned till then!