Published on August 16th, 2022
Black Clover season 4 answered many of our previous questions, like what is the source of Asta’s magic? Who is the demon inside Asta? And explained many things outside of the Clover Kingdom. It also left us with many new questions, hopefully, answered in the upcoming season. As a consequence, Fans cannot wait for the Black Clover season 5 release date.
Black Clover is unarguably one of the best and most popular shonen. It is a surprise some people still haven’t watched or read it. If you are one of the anime-only watchers, don’t worry, as we will not spoil anything for you, but we might discuss some plot of the upcoming content. Here is everything we know about Black Clover season 5.
Why Was Black Clover Anime Cancelled?
The main reason behind the Black Clover anime cancellation was the lack of source material. The anime series was quickly catching up to the manga chapters, and after that, there would have been nothing left to adapt.
The Black Clover anime series has been adapted to chapter 272 of the manga. The manga series has 333 chapters published, so, having 60 chapters is not enough material for Black Clover anime to return.
Black Clover Animation Problem: Many fans have criticized that the quality significantly declined in anime for a long time. There have been many instances of this, and it becomes annoying when a critical fight occurs.
The main reason behind the low quality of animation in Black Clover is the lack of time to refine the episode. Studio Pierrot works on a tight schedule as the anime series is released weekly, and the animators don’t get enough time to properly animate the episodes. Boruto series is also suffering from the same problem.
The production committee might have wanted to improve the quality before releasing any more episodes of Black Clover.
What Happened In Season 4?
Black Clover season 4 reminded us why this anime is so good. It brought many fans together, and each episode brought up many discussions.
We saw the beautiful interactions between Liebe and Lichita. Liebe was revealed to be the demon inside Asta, and Lichita is Asta’s mother. She sacrificed her life to protect Liebe, who always called her by her name, despite her adopting him as a son. Only in the final moments of Lichita that Liebe calls her “mother.” All in all, you can say that this season made us cry a lot.
Also Read: Who is the time devil in Black Clover?
We also saw some pure-evil characters, Dark Triad, and were left with a big cliffhanger. If we talked about all the plot lines, this would turn into a discussion thread, so let’s not waste our time and get straight into the Black Clover season 5 details!
Is Black Clover Season 5 Confirmed?
This is important because, unlike other shows, we are still not 100% sure there will even be a season 5. There is no official information from Shueisha or Studio Pierrot regarding the Black Clover Season 5 confirmation. It was previously announced that the manga would go on a 3-month hiatus so that Yuki Tabata, the creator of Black Clover, has enough time to finish the final arc. They are giving their all to prioritize quality.
Due to that hiatus, we had no chapters for three months, and it was only on 1st August that we got to chapter 332. Considering how the anime requires a lot of source material (the manga), it makes sense we haven’t had any news on season 5. Moreover, a movie is also in the works, further adding workload to the animators. They could be taking it slow to ensure that everything comes out perfectly, and that’s a good thing.
We are now descending into the final arc, so maybe after the movie, we finally get some news regarding the continuation of the anime.
When Can We Expect Season 5?
At the moment, we can only assume with the bit of information we have. So far, it seems like it will take some time, and we can only be hopeful of getting an announcement after the movie.
Black Clover’s author’s focus on perfecting the final arc has put the anime on hold. Although it is not officially on a hiatus, the situation is not different from one. Since the movie is set to release in 2023, the announcement can come later that year. It will then likely come out in Mid 2024.
Official Updates on the Movie
A few months ago, we also got the trailer for the Black Clover movie, and the official website of the anime series confirmed that the film will release in 2023.
As of now, it’s not officially confirmed that the movie would be an anime original story or cover the upcoming Spaid Kingdom Raid Arc from the manga. The movie will most likely be an original anime movie during the time skip. The reason is that Asta’s arm is not corrupted in the trailer. His arm was corrupted during his fight with Dante in season 4. However, his arm is in excellent condition here, so the movie would probably be used to fill the gaps in anime.
Will We Get Black Clover Season 5 After the Movie?
As there are still no confirmations on the Black Clover season 5 release date, we have to wait for the movie to be released. Since the manga is reaching its conclusion with the final arc underway, we will likely get the anime once the manga has concluded.
We mentioned that Black Clover suffers from staff issues. Hopefully, Studio Pierrot will invest much more into the new season when the manga and the movie get a good enough reception.
Black Clover Season 5 Release Date
Nothing official yet, but Black Clover season 5 is expected to release in 2024. Hopefully, the Black Clover Season 5 release date should be announced after the movie’s release in cinemas.
We are assuming it to be the summer or fall of 2024 because the movie will be released in 2023, and by then, the manga should be almost completed. The Black Clover series may even be finished, making it the perfect time to announce a new season or continuation of the series without interruption.
It also depends on how much Studio Pierrot can handle, they are working on Boruto as well, and an additional workload can affect both animes’ quality.
Three major factors that are responsible for an anime series getting a new season are Source Material, Profitability, and the Popularity of the series. Let us dive deep into both of these factors, and analyze the chances of Black Clover season 5.
Black Clover Season 5 Source Material
Black Clover anime has progressed faster than some other notable titles due to having no interruptions. It got its unofficial hiatus at episode 170. So far, the anime has covered 27 volumes(some pages of chapter 272), and volumes 28-32 are still waiting to be adapted into anime.
We can say that the anime has some source material, but those five volumes make a bit over 60 chapters, which honestly is not enough. The anime must wait for more chapters if it wants to bring out uninterrupted episodes without having rushed quality.
Even in the manga, many of the questions that anime watchers have after Black Clover Season 4 are unanswered. That’s even more reason for us to wait.
Black Clover Popularity
Black Clover is one of the most popular anime and manga, which can be seen in the numbers. It was ranked 3rd on the “Nationwide Bookstore Employees’ Recommended Comics” by Honya Club in 2016. The trailer for the movie received 1.1 million views and a lot of praise for the animation quality.
As mentioned above, Black Clover Manga has received a great reception, and with Black Clover Season 4, the anime also reached the top of the charts for some time. If you check the episode list on IMDB, most episodes have over nine ratings, with some getting even 9.8/10.
Moreover, the 13th OP of Black Clover “Grandeur” by Snow Man ranked 1st in its first week by selling over 800k copies. It ranked high consecutively for 47 weeks.
The anime has an 8.12 rating on MyAnimeList. The last episode aired on 30th March 2021; since then, it has lost its position as one of the most popular anime. Surely when Black Clover Season 5 comes out, it will regain that position.
Were Black Clover’s Previous Seasons Profitable?
As of January 2022, the manga has over 17 million copies in circulation, which will only grow now that the hiatus is over. In January 2021, the anime was revealed to be the most watched anime series on Crunchyroll throughout 2020. It was watched in 87 countries and territories. Moreover, Asta and Yami’s fight with Dante was listed as the 6th best anime fight of 2021.
The manga has made significant sales, and the fact that a movie is in the works tells enough that they are doing well in sales. They commence a project like that when an anime receives good popularity and sales. Season 4 undoubtedly boosted their numbers for them to do that.
Black Clover Season 5 Plot
Black Clover Season 5 will resume the Spade Kingdom Raid Arc. The anime covered the beginning of the arc in episodes 168-170.
Asta must learn how to control his demon and surpass his limits beyond everything. Asta and the allies must face the worst of the Spade Kingdom and defeat the dark triad. Will he be successful in rescuing Captain Yami Sukehiro? Or will they meet their demise at the hands of the devil-possessed enemies? We will find out more in the upcoming season.
If we look at the different factors, Black Clover should have enough source material very soon, their sales are also doing great, and with a movie on the way, the Black Clover future is looking brighter than ever. So, the Black Clover season 5 release date has a high potential of being announced after the movie.
If you cannot wait for Black Clover Season 5, you can read the manga since the hiatus is finally over. In the meantime, keep an eye out for any announcements on the official Twitter account, regarding the new season because, who knows, they might end up surprising us.