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Sep 11, 4:23 PM

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New interview with Miura about Duranki and Berserk.

-Duranki is made under Miura's Studio Gaga. For the series, he is credited as writer and producer.

-For Duranki, assistants are taking care of the inking. As writer & producer, he right now he makes the storyboard, sketch the draft, quality checking and final adjustments. (like "Art Director" in anime production)

-Three assistants on-site, one remote.

-For Berserk, he draws all the characters and background. Assistants are only in charge of tones, buildings, background soldiers or far-off scenery. Recently he started having them draw the ground too.

-He is usually fast with storyboarding, so he doesn't think this new series will affect Berserk production. Main bottleneck is the art, because he tries to draw everything by himself.

-He hopes to use Duranki as an opportunity to improve his assistants' skills so that he will be more comfortable offloading more of Berserk work to his assistants too. Potentially speeding up Berserk releases.

-Eventually, his goal is to only do the storyboard and final adjustments for Duranki and let his assistants do the rest.

-Duranki turned into a series when he shared one of his ideas for a new manga to his editor.

-Originally Duranki was actually a isekai time travel manga, but scrapped the isekai approach because it was too prevalent and went with straight fantasy/mythology.

-His manga production is now fully digital. Made the switch around 2015 when Rakshas revealed his true identity.

-He knows he has an unhealthy obsessed with drawing every little details. Believes it's simply because he loves the old, "Baroque Period" of manga like Akira and Fist of the North Star that had really dense and detailed art.

-Quite happy with using digital to draw. He gets to zoom into stuff and obsess over each little pixel. His editor tries to stop him whenever he goes that far.

-Never felt bored making Berserk. Always tries to do new themes. Making manga is fun.

-Berserk is currently in the later stages of its overall story. Lot of shocking things coming up after the current arc.

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(+) Pictures of his current workspace




 
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Sep 12, 5:13 AM

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Great info! Thanks
 
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Sounds like he is rushing berserk if he is starting to work on another series even if he is just doing the writing portion. I hope he is done writing for berserk at least. With the chapters available now for Duranki the artists and assistants work looks great.
 
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whats this new manga of his called Duranki? i cannot find it here on MAL
 
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ExillustX said:
Lot of shocking things coming up after the current arc.

This has me curious.
 
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Zoldra0 said:
ExillustX said:
Lot of shocking things coming up after the current arc.

This has me curious.

Same, I hope nothing bad happens to our boy Guts..
 
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thanks for the post, would have missed this otherwise.
 
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It definitely seems like a good idea to use Duranki as way to get his assistants to build up and develop their skills so he can eventually give them more work on Berserk.
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Somewhere in this room is a massive idolmaster collection.

 
Sep 13, 10:44 AM

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I think most of that could be considered good news ahaha.
 
Sep 13, 11:29 AM

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Zoldra0 said:
ExillustX said:
Lot of shocking things coming up after the current arc.

This has me curious.

Same here, hoping this will be a well thought conclusion to this arc and not just some random ideas he came up with to keep the series going.
 
Sep 13, 11:38 PM
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That means how many years we will have to wait?
 
Sep 14, 5:33 AM
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I belive Berserk lost quality story wise.It reminds me of One Piece but the only good character is Guts
 
Sep 14, 5:34 AM
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So that is why the series is worse when it comes to story
 
Sep 14, 11:22 AM

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Aw he's so passionate about his work. Looking forward to seeing what the shocking things he's referring to happening in Berserk will be. Hopefully they'll be nice shocks...
 
Sep 17, 11:12 PM

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Shocking things? Like what? Puck eating an ice cream? I just wanna return to the good old days with blood and gore and violence and monsters.
"Even if there's a wide world and stories
beyond the main focus, I don't think
it's necessary to end with the protagonist having
been involved in everything." - Yagi Norihiro
 
Sep 18, 11:25 AM
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I knew that he was a maniac for the details but I was always concerned that the slowness of the release was also du to boredom so I'm happy to read that he's not. ^^ Thanks for sharing !
 
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Duranki is good, already read two chapters, main character is pretty interesting so that's a fair deal for me, however Berserk is priority in my manga watch and I care only about its quality - something that was a big let down in episode 358 but much better in 359.
 
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I'll be honest. I don't give a shit about any of his other series. I just hope he doesn't pawn off more Berserk character backstories to other people like he did with Grunbeld. That smut was atrocious.
 
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