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‘Black Clover’ Manga Joins Digital Weekly Shonen Jump

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Black CloverViz Media’s digital edition of Weekly Shonen Jump is expanding again as a new series has entered the mix with Yuuki Tabata’s Black Clover. The series began back on February 16th, 2015 in Japan and Viz Media will be serializing the series starting in the next issue while also bringing out the previous chapters that they did as part of the Jump Start initiative so fans can get caught up. Three chapters have been released in Japan so far with the fourth debuting next week.

This is the second work from Tabata, who started off with the Hungry Joker series previously. That series came out as a one-shot at first and then went on to produce three volumes before coming to a close in 2013.

Plot concept: Aster and Yuno were abandoned together at the same church, and have been inseparable since. As children, they promised that they would compete against each other to see who would become the next sorcerous emperor. However, as they grew up, some differences between them became plain. Yuno was a genius with magic, with amazing power and control, while Aster could not use magic at all, and tried to make up for his lack by training physically. When they received their grimoires at age 15, Yuno got a spectacular book with a four-leaf-clover (most people receive a three-leaf-clover), while Aster received nothing at all. However, when Yuno was threatened, the truth about Aster’s power was revealed—he received a five-leaf-clover grimoire, a “black clover” book of anti-magic. Now the two friends are heading out in the world, both seeking the same goal!

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