When Does Black Clover Season 5 Release?

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Black Clover has been one of the most popular anime series since it began airing in 2017. Over the last four years, there have been 170 episodes adapted from the manga series of the same name.

The show follows Asta, a child born into the world of magic, who seemingly has no magical ability. As the show progresses, we learn more about his past and the secret strength that lies within.

With its fast start, Black Clover has slowed down dramatically over the past year due to the same pandemic delays that have inflicted many anime studios. This break has left fans wondering when can we’ll see a fifth season of the show.

Well, we’ve got some sad news for Black Clover fans: right now there isn’t a release date for its fifth season. With this cliffhanger conclusion to its fourth season and fan anticipation, there’s certainly more than enough justification to make  a fifth season. But right now there isn’t a clear timeline for when that could be.

It isn’t all grim for Black Clover fans though, as the studio behind the show, Studio Pierrot, has revealed that a movie based on the series will be coming in the near future. Similarly, there isn’t a date for this, but we expect it to launch sometime in 2022. That means that, if the series is to come back, it will take place after the aforementioned film.

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Taking a long break isn’t the worst thing for the Black Clover anime. The show was quickly catching up to the still-unfolding story in the manga. During the break before season five, there will be plenty of new manga material ready to be adapted for the screen.

For new fans to the series, this means there is plenty of time to catch up with the show’s current four seasons. And for anime fans who are up to date, the option is there to read ahead and find out what is to come through the Black Clover manga series.