Black Clover, by Yuki Tabata, is one of the hottest mangas these days, so much so that Black Clover is believed to be the part of New Big Three along with My Hero Academia and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
The manga took some time off from its battle-mode chapters and gave us a lot of information in chapter 263. Now that we know it will take seven days for the Tree of Qlipoth to fully open, and our mages have a week to save Yami and William.
Although this was not the best part of the chapter, in chapter 263, Nacht also claims that he will make Asta the ultimate warrior because anti-magic can make that possible. These words coming from a man of his stature have so much gravity than any other speculation.
I thought about it and I have some speculations and theories about how chapter 264 would go. Wanna know? Let’s begin.
Chapter 264 Predictions
Chapter 263 ended with Nacht unofficially declaring war preparations against the Spade Kingdom. In the next chapter, we will finally get to see Clover Kingdom’s plan of action on the subject of Yami and William’s rescue.
One of the most interesting and enjoyable chapters, apart from the ones with goosebump-level fights, are the ones with major preparations, training, and team formations!!! We will get to see who all will participate in the Spade war and their potential positions.
I. Noelle & Heart Kingdom
The entirety of Black Clover fandom definitely wants to see what will happen in the Heart Kingdom. Will the most prosperous and secluded kingdom be destroyed, and that too by the hands of a devil host?
Well, that does seem pretty unlikely in a Tabata-universe. This means there might be a way for Noelle, Luck, Mimosa, Gaja, and the other mages in the Heart Kingdom to stop Vanica’s magic, ‘The Exploding Life,’ from blowing up.
Even though it’s pretty obvious, how they are going to pull it off will definitely be worth reading.
II. Asta’s Training with Nacht!
Asta can nullify the magic around him. This power can be used in the clash against the Dark Triad and their army. If used and manifested correctly, this power can give the magic knights a considerable boost.
The gate of the Underworld will open in three days from the current chapter’s events. Nacht plans to make an elite team with Asta as its core member and then strike the Spade Kingdom.
Asta had previously taught himself to fly. Thus, with an instructor this time, the heights he can reach is immeasurable. Even though time is short, Asta might be able to achieve the Stage Zero of Mages.
III. Expected Battle Plan…
The Magic knights will most probably form an infiltration group and a group to bear the brunt of head-on attacks. The ones who will most likely infiltrate the Dark Triad’s treading place are Asta, Yuno Nacht, Noelle and Mimosa. Nacht has already been a spy in the Spade kingdom and thus he knows his way around.
If they want to attempt a stealth attack, a small yet powerful group is the best. Asta’s Anti-Magic power is, of course, a strongpoint. Yuno with his wind, spirit and creation magic will be an obvious addition to the team.
Noelle might temporarily inherit Undine. All the captains, vice-captains, members of the Black Bulls, Mereleona, and the Crimson Lion squad are all possible allies in this situation. The allies will be in the attack or defense group.
IV. Boss Battle
The expected matchups in the final battle is likely to be:
Noelle and Lolopechka against Vanica. We all know about the grudge that Noelle holds against Vanica. Lolopechka may get rescued and they both might team up again to fight her.
Yami, Asta, and Nacht against Lucifero. Dante has already been defeated and he holds little power without Lucifero now. Thus the main powerful villain is now Lucifero.
Yuno and William against Zenon. Yuno and William have been previously defeated by Zenon. It is thus clear that this matchup is inevitable.
Chapter 264 Release Date & Scans
Chapter 264 of the Black Clover manga will be released on Sunday, Sep 13, 2020 at 9:30 am PDT. The chapter title has not been leaked yet.
It is published under Shonen Jump magazine, a weekly magazine that comes out every Sunday. Black Clover manga is not on a break and will be released on time.
Raw scans for the Chapter 264 of the Black Clover manga have not yet been released.
These scans usually surface on the net 2-3 days before the weekly release day, i.e., Sunday. The scans will probably be released by September 10, so be sure to check back!
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Chapter 263 Recap
Chapter 263 of the Black Clover manga, titled “Page 263: Shadow Intel,” came out last week and included a lovely cover spread for the popularity poll results won by Asta.
The chapter starts with Nacht and Asta entering the Captain’s conference – Nacht orders his Devil’s, Guimero’s, four bodies to force all the captains into sitting down. While everyone is outraged by a devil host’s appearance, Julius Novachrono reveals that he’s the vice-captain of Black bulls.
Nacht reveals the inner workings of the Tree of Qlipoth – it has seven levels and is guarded by ten devils in total. The deeper you go, the stronger the devils become. It will take seven days for the gate to open and unleash the strongest devil – Lucifero.
William and Yami will also get to live until the seventh day. Nacth asks everyone to gather every strong Magic Knight they can think of and begin the war against the Spade Kingdon. In the meantime, the vice-captain will train and make Asta the ultimate warrior ’cause anti-magic has the ability to do so!
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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.