Joined: Aug 2015
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.
(+) Pictures of his current workspace
Joined: Nov 2014
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.