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Yūki Tabata's Black Clover Manga Gets TV Anime by Studio Pierrot (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga inspired event anime last month by XEBEC

The Black Clover stage event at Jump Festa announced on Sunday that Yūki Tabata's Black Clover manga is getting a television anime series by Studio Pierrot.

Ryōtarō Okiayu hosted the event with Tabata and idol Honoka Akimoto (a Black Clover fan) as guests. The combined second and third 2017 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine had teased on Monday that the manga would have a "super important announcement" at the stage event.

The event also revealed some images of Tabata's office space.

Tabata also gave a live drawing demonstration during the event.

Tabata began the series in Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2015. Viz Media publishes the Black Clover manga in North America digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and also in print. The company describes the story:

SHONEN JUMP's breakaway hit of 2015, a fantasy action-adventure about mastering magical powers. Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem – he can't use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can't use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing's for sure – Asta will never give up!

The manga inspired an event anime that debuted at the Jump Special Anime Festa on November 27 and December 4, and will get a DVD release bundled with the manga's 11th volume on May 2. XEBEC animated the episode, which adapts the manga's first chapter and stars Shun Horie (Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation's Seiya Urisaka) as Asta and Sōma Saitō (Haikyu!!'s Tadashi Yamaguchi) as Yuno.

Update: While Viz Media's Weekly Shonen Jump Twitter account had originally stated that the anime would air in 2017, the Twitter account later redacted the statement and said the anime "doesn't have a date yet."

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