Black Clover Manga fans are very excited to read the next chapter to see what will happen to Vanica but they will need to wait a bit longer than usual as the Black Clover chapter 278 has been delayed.

In the latest chapter, Yuno successfully defended Zenon by piercing a huge hole through his torso. Meanwhile, Blue Rose Captain Charlotte, who is determined to rescue Yami, has unleashed a new form of her, using the red rose curse of hers to her own benefit against the battle against Vanica. The next chapter most likely will focus on Dante facing off against Nacht and Jack, the very two guys who hate Yami the most.

Now with that all being said, today in this manga guide, we will discuss the Black Clover chapter 278 where we have included every single important thing that you need to know about the upcoming chapter such as its release date, possible plot points, and the official sources through which you can read the latest chapter legally and for free in your country.

Besides that, we will also talk about the leaked Black Clover 278 raw scans and spoilers. So without any further delay, let’s begin.

Is Black Clover on break this week?

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Yes, all the Jump titles including Black Clover, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Dr. Stone are on a two-week break due to a planned holiday at Shueisha’s editorial office. The break is taken due to the ongoing holiday season in Japan. The break will also give Yuki Tabata and his hardworking assistants to take some time off their work and spent some quality time with loved ones.

Black clover chapter 278 Release Date, Timing and Countdown

As for the record, Black Clover is published under Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump, the most popular and oldest manga publishing magazine in Japan.

The magazine follows a very strict schedule where a new chapter comes out every week Sunday. The last chapter of Black Clover was published in the combined issue #5/6.

Now under any normal circumstances, Black Clover chapter 278 would have been out by January 11 as per the schedule but due to a two-week delay, it is now scheduled to release on January 17, 2021, at 12:00 am JST. Do note that this is the date when the official translations by VIZ will be released. As for the Black Clover 278 raws, they will be leaked by Thursday, January 14, and fan translations by January 15.

Release Time

As for our international audience, here is when the chapter will be available to read for free on VIZ and Mangaplus to read for free:

  • Pacific Time: 8 AM on January 17th
  • Central Time: 10 AM on January 17th
  • Eastern Time: 11 AM on January 17th
  • British Summer Time: 4 PM on January 17th
  • Germany (Berlin) Time: 5 PM on January 17th
  • India Standard Time: 8: 30 PM on January 17th
  • Australia Central Time: 12: 30 AM on January 18th

We also have added this live countdown which will help you know the exact time left before the next chapter comes out.

Black Clover Chapter 278 Raw Scans Spoilers Leaks

  • Black Clover 278 Raw and spoilers leaked Status: Not Available Yet

As of writing, the raw scans and spoilers Chapter 278 haven’t come out yet. Raw scans for Black Clover manga usually start surfacing on net 2-3 before the official release date. So we are Black Clover ch. 278 raw scans to be available by January 14, 2021.

As for the spoilers for Black Clover chapter 278, they will be available once the raw scans are verified and translated.

Update: It seems like the leaks itself also has been delayed. The raw scans are now expected to release on Friday, January 15.

We will keep an eye out for them and upload the spoilers as soon as they are available. Meanwhile, for the latest updates and information check out its official subreddit at r/BlackClover.

Now before moving ahead let us have a quick recap of previous chapter and take look at some highlights.

Black Clover chapter 277 Quick Recap and Highlights

Vanica comments about how she heard that their was intruders but is disappointed that neither of them is Noelle. Vanica tells Charlotte and Rill to shows her if they are worthy of having fun with her.

Charlotte thinks about how for the last year, she has been studying the Heart Kingdom’s Mana Method while performing her captain duties. She also thinks about how she was wrong about how she had taken control of the curse to use at her own means. Charlotte thinks about how the curse was a shackle that restrained her magic but was able to find a new way to use her magic with the mastery of the Mana Method.

Charlotte thinks about how everything that has happened to her, is nourishment for her magic. Charlotte says that she is now able to use both her blue and Red roses, and uses her Queen of Briar spell to defeat the generals. Charlotte thinks about how she will save Yami and show him how strong she had become. Rill sees this and thinks about how Charlotte was able to become a captain without using her true power.

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Vanica gets excited and activates her devil power while proclaiming that she had found the best opponent ever. Charlotte says that she is not going to fight her and wraps Vanica in her briar. 

Charlotte explains how Vanica let this happen to her, which Vanica replies to not be like that and that they will have the best fight ever. Charlotte says that ridiculous women like her are not her thing, and that her punishment is to die without getting her wish while wrapping her completely in briar.

Black Clover Chapter 278 Discussion, Theories, Predictions & Discussion

  • Dante Vs. Jack and Nacht: as the way things are proceeding, where clover knights are facing off against Dark Triad one at a time, the next most chapter likely will feature Nacht and Jack fighting Dante. Dante’s face wasn’t shown properly which means he is packing a big surprise for all of us. Maybe a power upgrade or even stronger devil possession.
  • Zenon Vs. Yuno and Langris: Yuno’s fight against Zenon will continue in the upcoming chapter where Zenon in response to Yuno’s new form will also reveal a new form in which his devil will take full control of his body.
  • Vanica Vs. Rill and Charlotte: either Tabata will show us the next fight between Dante and Nacht, Jack, or will continue the one Vanica. There is no way a Dark Triad leader will lose this easily when she still haven’t used half of her devil powers. Moreover, Noelle still hasn’t taken avenged her mother so there is more to see from Vanica yet.
  • The Huge Demon: even though Mereoleona has defeated the legendary demon, there are still many questions regarding him, such as what he was doing below the castle and how he even got there first of all? Who created him and what happened to the human inside him. These questions give the impression there is more story to the demon than just being a fodder enemy to show Mereoleona’s recent growth. Some fans are suggesting that the demon was Yuno’s father.

Where to read chapter 277 online?

You can read Black Clover 276 officially in two different ways. You can either read it on Viz media’s official website which is an official partner with Shonen Jump for English subbing or you can read the latest chapter on the Manga Plus app and website.

Else you can also download Viz Media’s official Shonen Jump app on your Android and IOS device. Mangaplus also offers its chapters in Espanol/Spanish.

For now, Viz Media only offers the first three and latest three chapters for free but you can buy their shonen jump subscription which only costs about $1.99 a month and offers more than 10,000 manga chapters from popular titles such as My hero academia, One Punch man and much more.

We insist you read the chapter through official sources instead of illegal and unofficial sites if you truly wish to support Yuki Tabata and his team for their continuous hard work even in these hard times.