Black Clover Season 5 Release Date Predictions: When Will Black Clover Episode 171 Come Out?

Black Clover Season 5 has finally got an update from Pierrot Studio, as the fans of the series are eager to know its release date.

Black Clover hit the scene in 2017 and has become one of the most popular Anime in recent times. At 170 episodes and four seasons old, Black clover has gained strong support and fandom from the anime community. Produced by Pierrot Studio and is based on the writing of Yūki Tabata and follows the story of the Asta and Yuno.

Two orphans were born in the Clover Kingdom, where everyone can wield some form of magic through magical books called Grimoire. Asta s inability to use magic and Yuno being a child prodigy who will become the next Wizard King make the central plot point of the series.

What is the Black Clover Season 5 Release Date?

What is the Black Clover Season 5 Release Date
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Black Clover last aired on 10th October 2021, with Season 4 finishing off at only 16 episodes, the shortest to date. It is very unlike Pierrot Studio, as they have released back-to-back seasons of the show, with Season 3 having 52 episodes. Since then, the series has been on a long-term break. 

Many false rumors have been going around stating that the series has been canceled. These rumors have enraged many fans who have been waiting eagerly for Black Clover Season 5. Let’s answer these burning questions and settle the facts from the false for good.

For starters, these rumors have been put to rest as the show’s creators have confirmed that Black Clover Season 5 is under pre-production, and the completion date is expected to be around late 2022. Secondly, the debut for the new season is likely to be mid- 2023.

When will Black Clover Movie Release?

When will Black Clover Movie Release
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All big anime franchises have quite a few movies as part of their original run. The new season renewal also brings good news for Black Clover fans as the show is also said to release its first movie. This announcement was made by a small teaser trailer back in March 2022 before the finale of Season 4. The untitled movie’s release date is not confirmed, but it is expected to release either in late 2021 or early 2022.

The new movie will possibly delve deeper into the Spade Kingdom Arc with our characters preparing for the battle against The Dark Triad. The stakes could not be higher with Zenon taking away the Black Bull’s Captain Yami. The movie possibly will also show the new powers of Asta after his Devil Binding Ritual with the Devil, Leibe.

UPDATE: Black Clover movie is officially titled as Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King and it will release on 31st March 2023. You can watch the latest Black Clover movie trailer below:

Black Clover Season 5 Manga Update and News 

Black Clover Season 5 Manga Update and News
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The Black Clover manga has been published weekly on Weekly Shonen Jump since 2015. Series writer and Illustrator Yūki Tabata said in April 2022 that he would take a three-month break to prepare the finish for the final arc. 

Also, in one of the interviews four years back, he said he would like Black Clover to match the long-running Naruto series, which is over 700 chapters long. Although this could be just a dream as his health conditions haven’t been good since then and could signal the wrapping up of the series, which would indicate the end could be anywhere around 2024.

Black Clover Season 5 Characters, Cast & Anime Staff

Black Clover Season 5 Characters, Cast & Anime Staff
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Black Clover Season 5 will be directed by Tanemura Ayataka while Matsushita Ikuko will be the chief animation director. The character designer will be Takeda Itsuko and music is composed by Seki Minako. The main character voice cast will be the same as from the past seasons which are:

  Character    Voice Cast
AstaGakuto Kajiwara
YunoNobunaga Shimazaki
Yami SukehiroJunichi Suwabe
Noelle SilvaKana yuki
Luck VoltiaAyumu Murase  
Julius NovachronoToshiyuki Morikawa  
Leopold VermillionKenn
William VangeanceDaisuke Ono
ZagredShōtaro Morikubo  

Black Clover Season 5 Manga-Anime Balancing Dilemma

What is the Black Clover Season 5 Release Date
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As mentioned previously, Pierrot Studio, till Season 4, was producing back-to-back instalments of the show. In 2019, Yūki Tabata had already written 200 chapters, which is remarkable considering the show premiered in 2017. This work meant the anime creators had ample material to produce manga canon over time.

The first and second seasons ran for 51 episodes, while seasons three and four had 52 and 16 episodes.

They released within one month of the airing of the last, which maintained the hook and excitement for the fans of Black Clover. Off late, the Anime is quickly catching up to the manga. Pierrot Studio also is involved in making the new Bleach season 17, expected to air in fall 2022.

The pandemic also meant a delay in the production schedule as Episode 133 was delayed.Considering all these factors, the anime creators probably will take seasonal breaks, which will give Tabata sufficient time to write the chapters. It’s also possible creators can wait for Tabata to finish Saga 1 so Black Clover season 5 can end in accordance with the final chapter of the manga.

Black Clover Season 5 Expectations and Predictions

Black Clover Season 5 Expectations and Predictions
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Pierrot studio is quite noticed for its filler episodes, especially with series like Naruto. Fans were disappointed in Season 4 when the Anime canon, Heart Kingdom Training Arc, ran only for six episodes.The manga has a lead of only 49 chapters over the Anime, with 278 already written by Tabata. This means the Anime would have caught up with the manga by episode 183, and that’s about three chapters per episode.

The Arc 10 of Black Clover will focus mainly on the war, and with the indefinite breaks both the creator and writer have taken, its expected Black Clover Season 5 will be mostly anime canon. The Spade Kingdom Arc should bring a lot of characters into prominence. Asta s’ new powers and Yuno finding out about his royalty heritage sure changes the show’s dynamics.

The newly formed Clover-Heart kingdom alliance to fight against the Devil will be the climax of Black Clover Season 5. The Dark Triad was introduced with Dante, Zenon, and Vanica, and all of them are capable of using 40% of the Devil’s powers.

Season 5 promises more action in which this trio continues on their goal to bring Advent of Tree of Qliphoth for the Devils to come back to the living world.

The Devils capture team Captains Yami, Vangence, and Princess Loropechika, and it remains to be seen how the rescue arc pans out.

Finally, there is a suspicion that the Spade Kingdom could plan a surprise attack even before the Alliance starts to design one.

Conclusion

Black Clover Season 5 Expectations and Predictions
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The announcement of Black Clover Season 5 has pleased its fans. Releasing the movie before the new season is a good plan as it should bring a lot of fans back who were left saddened by the long break. Also, the war is coming next, and it’s undoubtedly going to be exciting. Black Clover made it to Funimation’s 100 best anime of the 2010s a list; the expectations are sky-high.

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