black clover just wrapped up one of its most ambitious arcs yet, and the manga still has more to do before it ends. Last week, reports surfaced that the series would be taking a hiatus before the launch from creator Yuki Tabata. black cloverThe final arc of, and fans held their breath waiting for an update. And now it looks like those rumors have been confirmed by the creator himself.

The update came courtesy of Shounen jump while the magazine has just released its last issue in Japan. Viz Media then translated a letter included in Tabata’s issue, so you can read the artist’s pledge below:

“I personally wanted to continue without taking a break, but after discussing it with the editorial staff, we decided to take a long break to give me more time to create the final arc. I apologize to those who have looking forward to reading new chapters every week. But I plan to do my best to make black clover as good as possible and give it an appropriate conclusion. So I would appreciate if you could just wait a little longer.”

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As you can see, Tabata doesn’t take the break of her own accord. The artist would be fine to continue with his usual publishing schedule, but the editors of Shounen jump convinced Tabata to give himself a break. After all, black clover just wrapped up one of its most intensive arcs yet, and expectations for the manga‘s final act are high. Tabata could use some time to refocus before Asta’s final journey begins, and he’s going to get it.

According to the editorial staff, this break will last about three months if all goes as planned. black clover will return to Shounen jump early August, and when it does, its final arc will begin. So if you need to catch up on the manga before then, well, you have a few weeks to read it all!

What would you like to see from black cloverthe final arc? How do you find Tabata’s work so far? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.