We, as manga readers, often forget about the hardships that mangakas go through to provide us with the content we desire.
Being a mangaka is a grueling job with rigid deadlines and new chapters every week. This often makes the mangaka hide their personal dilemmas and carry on with work.
Yuki Tabata, the famed author and illustrator behind the manga series Black Clover has had a hard year. Finally, Tabata seems to have taken a break from the manga and the release of Black Clover’s chapter 254 will be delayed. Chapter 254 will be released on June 21 instead of 14th.
Tabata has clearly been unwell for the past few months. Tabata wrote an author’s note where he said that he had been passing out for no apparent reason for quite some time, it might have been due to low blood pressure. He had to keep the Black Clover chapters shorter than usual due to this physical condition.
In the May issue of Black Clover manga, Tabata wrote a short note mourning the loss of a loved one.
His father-in-law had passed away, and Tabata being close to him was heartbroken.
Thus this delay was much needed on the part of Tabata. Fans might have to wait for chapter 254, but they have shown full support towards the mangaka to get his life back on track. Chapter 253 of Black Clover will be officially released on June 7.
Fans know that the well-being of Tabata comes first. Even the quality of the chapters depends on the physical and mental wellbeing of the author. So, we wish sensei to take things easy for now and come back when things are back to normal.
About Black Clover
Black Clover is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yūki Tabata. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since February 16, 2015.
The story centers around Asta, a young boy seemingly born without any magic power, something that is unknown in the world he lives in. With his fellow mages from the Black Bulls, Asta plans to become the next Wizard King.