The creators of Black Clover have not only confirmed season 5 of the anime series, but also a film set to release in 2022.
Unlike the movie, however, season 5 of Black Clover will not be released to the public until around 2024, or even later. The primary reason for the delay is the lack of content available at present in the manga (which is ongoing).
The writer and mangaka, Yūki Tabata, needs time to add on to and possibly complete the Black Clover manga before the anime series can continue. This is also the reason season 4 only contained 16 episodes while previous seasons all had over 50.
Although the idea of waiting 3 more years for the return of the anime may not be the news you were looking for, we will not let you leave empty-handed.
Here is what we currently know about Black Clover season 5.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
Black Clover Season 5 Story and Character Developments
Season 4 closed with viewers learning the truth about the devil within Asta’s grimoire. He was able to freely travel between the underworld and the living world due to his lack of magic. This resulted in his adoption by a woman named Lichita who gave him the name Liebe. This woman is later revealed to be Asta’s biological mother. Unfortunately, Lichita is mortally wounded trying to protect Liebe from a powerful devil named Lucifero.
In addition to learning the devil’s backstory, Asta overwhelms and befriends Liebe. The Clover and Heart Kingdoms begin their attack on the Spade Kingdom in an attempt to protect the barrier between the living world and the underworld. Along with maintaining the integrity of the barrier, the two allied Kingdoms fight to rescue their captured people including Princess Loropechika.
Assuming the series follows the direction of the manga, the battle will likely occur in the 2022 film. After the battle’s conclusion, Asta and Liebe will likely achieve a United Form which will increase their fighting capabilities tremendously. More information on Asta’s mother will likely come to light.
Lastly, some fans believe that the Spade Kingdom will perform a surprise attack and invade the Clover Kingdom before the alliance even has a chance to strike. This would make for quite the interesting plot twist and likely lead to tragedy.
Unfortunately, due to the lack of source material ahead of the anime timeline, most of the above predictions for season 5 of Black Clover are very speculative. Until Tabata releases more chapters, it is nearly impossible to know what lies ahead.
One thing is certain, however. With such an exciting and action-packed finale to season 4, there will certainly be no time for training arcs. Both the film and season 5 of Black Clover should be riddled with battles between the alliance and the Dark Triad of the Spade Kingdom. This will result in some of the most explosive and deadly battles up to this point in the series.