Viz Media Launches Fantasy Series ‘Black Clover’

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New Title Straight From The Pages Of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Debuts As Its Own Print And Digital Series This Summer

(Press Release) San Francisco, CA, June 22, 2016– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premiere company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers a brand new fantasy action adventure about a young boy’s quest to master his newly-gained magical powers with the launch of the manga series, BLACK CLOVER.

BlackClover-GN01Created by Yuki Tabata, BLACK CLOVER has been thrilling readers in the pages of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP since 2015 and is available in print and digital editions under the Shonen Jump imprint with a rating of ‘T’ for Teens. Print editions carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. BLACK CLOVER digital volumes are available via VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology and Google Play. Future volumes of the ongoing series will be published in English on a bi-monthly basis.

In BLACK CLOVER, Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem–he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure–Asta will never give up!

“BLACK CLOVER offers an exciting story packed with magic, adventure and a cast of memorable characters that manga readers are going to love,” says Alexis Kirsch, Editor. “Born without any magical abilities, Asta is a hero readers will root for as he fights against the odds to fulfill his dreams.”

Manga creator Yuki Tabata received his big break in the 2011 Shonen Jump Golden Future Cup with his winning entry, Hungry Joker. He began the magical fantasy series BLACK CLOVER in 2015.

For additional information on BLACK CLOVER and other manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

Robert Prentice