The Black Clover film officially went into production at the end of March 2021. Pic credit: Studio Pierrot

The Black Clover film’s release date is reportedly 2023. The film first officially went into production in early 2021.

The Black Clover movie story summary has not yet been released. It’s uncertain whether the film will adapt a canon manga storyline or feature an original anime story, though the latter seems more likely as Black Clover season 5 is supposed to pick up the story again in the Spade Kingdom war arc.

The first announcement of the film was made through a preview of the Black Clover movie trailer released on March 28, 2021.

“Jump’s magical combat fantasy manga Black Clover, the number one anime in 87 countries and regions, is finally getting its first film adaptation!” the Black Clover trailer mentioned. “To celebrate the filming, a special PV featuring Mr. Hiroki Tabata has been released! Challenge and victory. The boy’s story just keeps getting bigger!”

Based on the history of the series, it is likely that an actual Black Clover movie trailer featuring the film’s new story will be shown at Jump Festa 2023, which will take place in December 2022.

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A key visual for the Black Clover movie was released within days of its initial announcement. In addition, the announcement in Weekly Shonen Jump was accompanied by art celebrating the 6th anniversary. Unfortunately, the key visual for the Black Clover movie gave no hints about the story. Photo credit: Studio Pierrot

On March 9, 2022, scanned copies of an upcoming manga magazine leaked. The pages revealed the Black Clover 2023 movie release date.

The time frame also makes sense based on the confirmed information about the studio’s production schedule.

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This page of the magazine revealed the release time of the Black Clover movie in 2023, in addition to information about the game. Pic credit: Weekly Shonen Jump

Supposedly, the Black Clover movie will be produced by animation studio Pierrot, who are known for Naruto, Naruto Shippuden and then its sequel, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

Studio Pierrot also animated the Tokyo Ghoul anime series and the 2020 Akudama Drive anime. The Kingdom season 3 anime returned in 2021 after being delayed by COVID-19.

As for 2022, the release date of Kingdom Season 4 and the release date of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War are both in 2022. Both anime projects are major commitments as the TV shows will be multiple courses.

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During Jump Festa 2022, a new commemorative visual for Yuno was released to combine with the previous Black Clover film visual for Asta. Jump Festa 2022 took place on December 18 and 19, 2021. Pic credit: Studio Pierrot

The staff for the Black Clover movie is currently unknown. For the anime TV series, director Tatsuya Yoshihara was replaced by Ayataka Tanemura from episode 153 onwards. Series composer Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Is The Order A Rabbit?) was replaced by Kanichi Katou.

Artist Itsuko Takeda is the character designer. Composer Minako Seki makes the music.

Only anime audiences should be careful watching the Black Clover movie teaser trailer. It shows brief flashes of story events from the most recent manga chapters.
  • Updated March 9, 2022: Added Black Clover 2023 rumor.
  • Updated December 19, 2021: Added Black Clover movie Yuno visual.
  • Updated March 30, 2021: Added Black Clover 170 announcement video.
  • Updated March 29, 2021: Added Black Clover movie key visual.

This article provides all that is known about the Black Clover Movie and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors and analysis. In the meantime, let’s get into what is known for sure.

As the anime TV series quickly caught up with the manga, it became necessary to take a broadcast break or resort to filler arcs. It’s rare for anime fans to enjoy filler, let alone when filler is inserted in the middle of a major storyline.

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One of the poster spreads released in Weekly Shonen Jump. Pic credit: Weekly Shonen Jump

Black Clover 2023 Movie Release Date: Is Spring/Summer 2023 Likely?

As of the latest update, Weekly Shonen Jump, Shueisha, Studio Pierrot, or any other company involved in the production of the anime have not officially confirmed the exact release date of the Black Clover movie.

Production of a movie sequel has been announced, but no movie project title or exact timetable for its theater premiere in Japan.

The Black Clover film announcement was made by Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on March 28, 2021. Shueisha has stated that it will reveal more information about the film project at a later date.

Once the news is officially confirmed, this article will be updated with the relevant information.

In the meantime, it’s possible to speculate about when the Black Clover movie’s premiere date in Japanese theaters will happen in the future.

The anime production committee is probably hoping to replicate the crazy box office success of the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie. November-December and May-July are generally considered the best timing for a tentpole movie to have a shot at a blockbuster premiere, while January and February are considered the “dump months” for bad movies.

In comparison, the release date of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie has already been announced for the winter and that movie was announced just days before the Black Clover movie.

Since the timeframe for the Black Clover movie’s release date was not initially specified by the magazine’s March 2022 announcement, the movie will likely be slated for Spring/Summer 2023.

Crunchyroll’s Black Clover Movie USA Release Date Prediction

Funimation’s Black Clover English dub has been a Simuldub. In early March 2022, Sony announced that Funimation content would be merged into the Crunchyroll streaming app. It is uncertain whether the Funimation brand will be phased out completely or whether Funimation Films will still be used to market theatrical releases to avoid confusion with the streaming platform.

Therefore, it is likely but not yet confirmed that Crunchyroll or FUNimation Films will be involved in the release date of the Black Clover movie USA and the dubbed version of the movie.

Typically, FUNimation Films releases dubbed versions of anime movies within a month of the Japanese premiere. Therefore, the US release date of the Black Clover movie is predicted to be mid-2023.

Black Clover Anime TV Show Announcement Likely in 2023?

In early February 2021, the official website for the anime series announced that the release date of Black Clover Episode 170 will mark the end of the TV show. On March 30, 2021, the final episode made a “major announcement” about the future of the anime series, which turned out to be the Black Clover movie.

The March 30 announcement of Black Clover at the end of Black Clover Episode 170 was just an animated version of the main visual released for the Black Clover movie.

Until now, it is unknown if the Black Clover season 5 anime TV series will be released at a future date.

Until now, the anime TV series Black Clover has released new seasons every year without major interruptions. (Unless you count the interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but that’s a special case.)

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The announcement of the Black Clover movie was made by Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 17, 2021 on March 28, 2021. Pic credit: Weekly Shonen Jump

Black Clover Episode 170: Distant Future ended by adapting manga Chapter 272. Story summary:

“Because of the spell Night used, now the devil who gave Asta the power has shown up. In order to master the power of the devil, Asta must force the devil to give in after fighting and defeating him. Suddenly Asta does something really crazy.

Meanwhile, Yuno, Noelle and the others try to gain even more power to take revenge on the Dark Triad. To get back Yami and those who have been taken, to save the world from the threat of the devils, a new story now begins!”

When the Black Clover movie announcement was initially made, the manga was only up to Black Clover 287. On March 9, 2022, the manga was up to Black Clover 326.

Hopefully in 2023 there will be an announcement about the continuation of the Black Clover TV show. Stay tuned!

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