On Friday, Shueisha made a noteworthy announcement: Yūki Tabata’s acclaimed manga, Black Clover, is set to make its debut on the stage with an exciting adaptation called Black Clover the Stage.
The theatrical production is scheduled to take place at Theater 1010 in Tokyo, running from September 14th to 18th, and later at Kanagawa Arts Theatre in Kanagawa, from September 22nd to 24th.
Naohiro Ise is directing and writing the play, and Kenta Nitta is in charge of stage combat. The play stars:
- Naoki Takeshi as Yuno
- Haruto Sakuraba as Yami Sukehiro
- Yuuka Kato as Mimosa Vermillion
- Arisa Komiya as Noelle Silva
- Kōsuke Maiguma as Magna Swing
- Keisuke Ueda as Asta
- Shōta Takasaki as Mars
- Junpei Mitsui as Luck Voltia
- Shuji Kikuchi as Klaus Lunettes
- Norihide Mantani as Lotus Whomalt
Tabata introduced Black Clover to the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2015. The manga is published both in digital and print formats by Viz Media, while Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service also offers digital publication of the series.
The anime adaptation of the manga debuted in Japan in October 2017, initially slated for 51 episodes. However, it surpassed expectations and extended into a new season from October 2018. The captivating journey continued with another season in October 2019. Unfortunately, the series faced an unexpected interruption in April 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19. Thankfully, it made a triumphant return in July 2020 with episode 133. Finally, in March 2021, the show reached its grand finale, marking the airing of its 170th and ultimate episode.
Crunchyroll aired the series in Japanese with English subs, while Funimation streamed the English dubbed version. The anime premiered on Adult Swim’s Toonami block in Dec 2017.
The Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King (Black Clover: Mahо̄tei no Ken) movie released in Japan on June 16 and simultaneously landed on Netflix globally.