One of the most brilliant shonen anime, Black Clover, faced unfortunate cancellation after running for four seasons comprising 170 episodes.
Although the anime had won over fans worldwide, eventually, it met a lack of content as the manga is still ongoing.
Apart from the series episodes, it also has one OVA, one special, and one ONA that provide more insight into the daily lives of our favorites!
Often criticized as a copy of many shonen classics, this anime has shown that, given time, it has not only grown to the likes of its fans and also has become one of the top-selling manga of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump.
It indeed has incorporated all the elements that make popular Shonen popular, but this makes Black Clover an entertaining ride.
If you love Shonen, then look no further than Black Clover since it has every single element that made you love the genre in the first place!
1. Release Order
I. TV Series
- Black Clover (2017- 2021)
- Season 1 (2017-18)
- Season 2 (2018-19)
- Season 3 (2019-20)
- Season 4 (2020-21)
- Black Clover: Jump Festa 2016 Special (2016)
- Black Clover: Jump Festa 2018 Special (also known as Black Clover: The All Magic Knights Thanksgiving Festa) (2018)
- Mugyutto! Black Clover (also known as, Squishy! Black Clover) (2019)
2. Chronological Order
- Black Clover: Jump Festa 2016 Special (OVA)
- Black Clover: Jump Festa 2018 Special (Special)
- Black Clover
- Mugyutto! Black Clover (ONA)
To fully dive into the twist and turns of Black Clover, I recommend you follow the chronological order.
Although the specials, OVAs, and the ONA are primarily promotional episodes, you can skip it and move on with the actual anime series.
Black Clover manga has been running for a long time now and has summed up quite a few arcs; the anime is doing an even better job of taking the manga content as the Black Clover anime has a lot fewer filler episodes than you’d expect!
4. How Much Time Will It Take To Watch?
A total of 66 hours and 55 minutes is needed to complete everything in this franchise, i.e., approximately three days of complete entertainment.
This includes all the TV series, OVAs, and specials.
Here’s a quick list of each installment and their run time in order of their release:
- Black Clover: Jump Festa 2016 Special – 27 minutes
- Black Clover – 3910 minutes
- Black Clover: Jump Festa 2018 Special – 23 minutes
- Mugyutto! Black Clover – 56 minutes
5. Where to Watch Black Clover with Subtitles or Dubbed?
Currently, Black Clover is streaming on a handful of platforms, with some of them offering both the preference of watching with subtitles or the dubbed version.
Let me give you the list of the streaming platforms –
- Hulu: Subtitles and Dubbed
- Crunchyroll: Subtitles
- Funimation: Subtitles and Dubbed
Netflix, however, is not streaming any seasons of Black Clover.
6. Can You Download and Watch Black Clover Offline?
Yes, all of the streaming platforms mentioned have the option for downloading and watching your favorite show anytime you want.
In Funimation, you must have either a Premium Plus subscription ($7.99 pm) or a Premium Plus Ultra subscription ($ 99.99 pm).
Get subscribed to either one of these subscription packages and have an unlimited bundle of entertainment with not just Black Clover but also with many other anime.
Crunchyroll also provides the viewers the download option only if they have a Mega Fan subscription ($9.99 per month) or an Ultimate Fan subscription ($14.99 per month).
Hulu also has plans for its subscribers to download and watch shows offline. The Hulu(No Ads) ($ 11.99 pm) and Hulu (No Ads) and Live TV ($70.99 pm) plans are the two currently running plans to download and watch anything anytime.
7. 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; and his foster brother Yuno who received the rare four-leaf grimoire and has more magic power than most people! With his fellow mages from the Black Bulls, Asta plans to become the next Wizard King.