Exciting news for all you Berserk fans out there! The 18th issue of Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine recently dropped a bombshell – Kentarou Miura’s legendary manga, Berserk, is embarking on a brand-new adventure with its latest chapter! And the best part? You won’t have to wait too long to dive into it because the next issue, featuring this fresh arc, is slated for release on September 22.
Now, I know the wait has felt like an eternity since we last got a taste of Berserk, which happened in the 11th issue earlier this year on May 26. But fret not! The manga’s 42nd compiled book volume is set to hit the shelves in Japan on September 29. It’s a long-awaited treat for fans who’ve been itching to see what’s next in store for Guts and his companions.
However, as we all know, Berserk’s creator, Kentarou Miura, tragically passed away on May 6, 2021, leaving behind an indelible legacy. The manga understandably went on hiatus after his untimely departure, but hope rekindled when it resumed in Young Animal magazine in June 2022.
Do you know that Season 3 of Tokyo Revengers is coming? This means that fans can get ready to jump back into the world of time travel and gang fighting. We’ve all been waiting for this moment with bated breath, and now we finally have a date:
Now, here’s a fascinating tidbit – the manga has undergone a slight transformation in its production credits. While Miura’s studio, Studio Gaga, has always been at the heart of Berserk’s creation, the torch is now being carried forward by a talented team of his assistants and apprentices. They’re the ones putting their passion into the art and storytelling we all love.
Plus, there’s a special someone who’s been instrumental in preserving Miura’s vision. Kouji Mori, a close childhood friend of Miura, has been supervising the manga’s development. They shared an incredible bond and often collaborated on Berserk’s intricate plot details. In fact, Mori mentioned in June 2022 that he knows the story of Berserk all the way to its epic conclusion.
To top it all off, if you’re curious about the final chapters Miura had crafted for the series, you’ll find them in the 41st volume of Berserk. It made its debut in Japan back in December 2021, and Dark Horse Comics brought it to English-speaking fans in November 2022.
So, mark your calendars for September 22 because the world of Berserk is about to take us on another unforgettable journey, thanks to the dedication of Miura’s team and the enduring legacy of this beloved manga. Guts and his epic adventures await!