The Black Clover, a fantasy anime based on Yuki Tabata’s manga collection, captured the hearts of the fans for four seasons straight. However, the fourth season closed on a promise of an “important announcement,” and it kept fans of the show on the hook for a long time.
The show stood out from the crowd with its absorbing plot, interesting magic theme, and compelling main characters. It is a story about the underdog Asta, who is born in a world of witchcraft and wizardry, devoid of magic. He and his childhood friend Yuno, who is a powerful wind magician, try to overcome the odds and become the Wizard King.
What Happened With the Show
The story of this anime is captivating, and it gained a huge fan base over the course of years. In February 2023, it was announced that the Black Clover would end its broadcast at episode 170 on March 30, 2023, followed by an important announcement that left quite the impression.
Allegedly, the anime has reached the point where 10% of episodes are fillers, so the show creators decided to give the manga a chance to get ahead to get sufficient content to work with and avoid filler. That being said, the doors for season five are not shut just yet, and in this article, we are going to discuss about everything we know about it so far.
What Is the Release Date for Black Clover Season 5?
Since Black Clover debuted on TV screens in 2017, it has been moving at a very impressive pace and has given us 170 episodes so far. The first two seasons aired in quick succession from 2017 to 2018, and each consisted of a whopping 51 episodes. Season 3 aired in 2019, and in April 2020, the show stopped airing due to a COVID-19 pandemic, which was the case with numerous shows at that point in time.
The Studio Pierrot, also known for the seemingly never-ending Naruto franchise, ran the rest of Black Clover episodes until March 2023. At this point, the show creators announced that, for now, the series was over. However, they also said that we should expect another “important announcement” soon, which was very cryptic yet enticing.
Details of season 5 have not been imminent so far, but it looks like the important announcement referred to the upcoming Black Clover movie, which was revealed on March 28. There is no official release for that either, and speculations claim that it is likely that it will be set for release sometime in 2023.
This means that season 5 will likely have to wait until later in 2023 at the earliest. So even though there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding this project, the hope remains alive that we will see season 5 sooner rather than later. In the meantime, let us see the potential cast for it.
Who Is in the Cast of Black Clover Season 5?
The pair of protagonists, Asta and Yuno, was amazingly portrayed throughout the series by voice actors Gakuto Kajiwara and Nobunaga Shimazaki. Their portrayal of the main characters was loyal and engaging, so it is safe to say they are both likely to return in the upcoming movie and much-anticipated season five.
Noelle Silva, voice acted by Kana Yuki, is also a character that will almost certainly return to the cast crew. This is likely since Noelle Silva is a potential love interest for Asta, and her deeply held feelings are yet to be fully expressed.
Without revealing too much for those who did not watch the show yet, we are pretty sure that we are about to see more from Asta’s edgy companion Leibe in season five as well. This means more screentime for two voice actors – Kenichiro Matsuda and Nobuhiko Okamoto.
Every fan of this series and manga knows just how many characters are involved within the story. When you combine this with an enticing and rich story, the casting possibilities are almost infinite. With that said, let us check what storyline we should expect in the upcoming season.
What is the plot of Black Clover Season 5?
Since Black Clover is based on rich and extensive manga, one should definitely expect plenty of material in the upcoming movie and anime series. Manga is still in production, so the plot options for both the movie and the show are wide open at this point.
With that said, there are plenty of options and potential story-wise due to a recent revelation of Asta’s biological mother. It is one of the cliffhangers that season four left behind. Some allies of Asta and Yumi, like princess Loropechika, are still held captive and require a rescue, while the heroes are on the brink of war with The Spade Kingdom.
When Asta opened the barrier at the close of the last season, the possibilities of the conflict between the devils and the living world became very high, so there is a lot to look forward to in this exciting anime. The heroes’ quest to become the Wizard King is something that is bound to continue, and the Clover Kingdom still requires defending in myriad magical ways.
One thing that was widely speculated is that the conflict between The Clover and The Heart Kingdom is almost certain, and it may start in the upcoming movie. This is likely the truth since it is the current plot arc in the original manga series, and the conclusion is not yet disclosed.
Given all the facts we know so far, Black Clover season 5 may have somewhere between 12 and 25 episodes, as most anime shows do these days. One thing is certain – it promises to be even more exciting and engaging than in previous seasons.
While the Black Clover Season 5 release date is not yet officially announced, and the plot seems to be unknown, there was a lot of excitement recently, and there are certain speculations on the direction the show might head to.
So, have patience, rewatch the released seasons, and wait for manga since there are many exciting stories yet to come. Given the fact that show creators are in no rush to release something new, it means that they are working on quality improvements and are waiting for more source material from the manga. As soon as the new news regarding this popular anime pops out, we will surely cover it, so stay tuned!