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Manga 'Berserk' to Resume After a New Short Manga of Six Chapters

by symbv
Nov 4, 2013 2:03 AM | 118 Comments
According to the latest issue of manga magazine Young Animal, Miura Kentarou is going to write a short manga named "Gigantomakhia", which will be serialized in the next 6 issues of Young Animal. The name is drawn from Greek mythology and is about an epic war between forces led by Zeus and nether forces led by giant Alcyoneus. After that, he will restart the manga "Berserk" which has been in hiatus since end of 2012.

Source: Scan of Young Animal, Natalie

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I'll believe this all when it comes out again. As long as it's somewhat regularly released I'm happy. Better than no Berserk!

Nov 26, 2013 3:03 PM by antonnn

Miura pls :(

Nov 22, 2013 1:12 PM by BatoKusanagi

Welll, Gigantomakhia is out and in the mangaka notes typically found at the end of the magazine/TOC Miura said: "It's not like I stopped working on Berserk."

So there you have it from the man himself, this is just a short detour.

Nov 22, 2013 9:14 AM by Nidhoeggr

*FANGIRLING*

Nov 18, 2013 3:27 PM by Sourire

ssjokg said:
Han-yuu said:
mangaUncle said:
i am working on a Berserk project, but not the mangga. Miura san is a busy person, the mangga is not the only thing in his life. believe me, it takes a lot of time to make his artwork, just look at the details and the quality of the art. just be patient. i did not even know about Berserk until I got myself involved in this project some months before. I was addicted and I am waiting just like everybody.

Is it some kind of official project?
It is the "try hard fan" project.

http://i.imgur.com/9x7Frq0.jpg

mangaUncle said:
Han-yuu said:
mangaUncle said:
i am working on a Berserk project, but not the mangga. Miura san is a busy person, the mangga is not the only thing in his life. believe me, it takes a lot of time to make his artwork, just look at the details and the quality of the art. just be patient. i did not even know about Berserk until I got myself involved in this project some months before. I was addicted and I am waiting just like everybody.

Is it some kind of official project?


yes, it is. unfortunately, i cannot tell you much about it until maybe 7 more months. i do not usually think about the projects that come in but i was intrigued by the mystery of the characters. i had to know them in one way or the other so i had to do my research.

it was when researching about the behelit and skull knight that i decide that the work is too deep for a wiki article to educate me. so i had to read the manga.

Well, peoples are interested in the manga or story which can continue in any format than anything else. Let me guess to make happy all these lost souls. "It's a huge collaboration in art and story ideas. 7 months and Miura-sensei will start releasing 1 chapter every 15 days for 10 years straight (include some Biweekly breaks).

Nov 18, 2013 12:50 PM by Han-yuu

Han-yuu said:
mangaUncle said:
i am working on a Berserk project, but not the mangga. Miura san is a busy person, the mangga is not the only thing in his life. believe me, it takes a lot of time to make his artwork, just look at the details and the quality of the art. just be patient. i did not even know about Berserk until I got myself involved in this project some months before. I was addicted and I am waiting just like everybody.

Is it some kind of official project?


yes, it is. unfortunately, i cannot tell you much about it until maybe 7 more months. i do not usually think about the projects that come in but i was intrigued by the mystery of the characters. i had to know them in one way or the other so i had to do my research.

it was when researching about the behelit and skull knight that i decide that the work is too deep for a wiki article to educate me. so i had to read the manga.

Nov 18, 2013 6:46 AM by mangaUncle

Han-yuu said:
mangaUncle said:
i am working on a Berserk project, but not the mangga. Miura san is a busy person, the mangga is not the only thing in his life. believe me, it takes a lot of time to make his artwork, just look at the details and the quality of the art. just be patient. i did not even know about Berserk until I got myself involved in this project some months before. I was addicted and I am waiting just like everybody.

Is it some kind of official project?
It is the "try hard fan" project.

Nov 17, 2013 11:35 AM by ssjokg

mangaUncle said:
i am working on a Berserk project, but not the mangga. Miura san is a busy person, the mangga is not the only thing in his life. believe me, it takes a lot of time to make his artwork, just look at the details and the quality of the art. just be patient. i did not even know about Berserk until I got myself involved in this project some months before. I was addicted and I am waiting just like everybody.

Is it some kind of official project?

Nov 17, 2013 11:29 AM by Han-yuu

i am working on a Berserk project, but not the mangga. Miura san is a busy person, the mangga is not the only thing in his life. believe me, it takes a lot of time to make his artwork, just look at the details and the quality of the art. just be patient. i did not even know about Berserk until I got myself involved in this project some months before. I was addicted and I am waiting just like everybody.

Nov 17, 2013 8:47 AM by mangaUncle

I am definitely eager for Berserk more than anything, but his new series looks interesting.
I'll definitely read it.

Nov 13, 2013 6:37 PM by b4

Progeusz said:
What are you talking about? There's plenty to do. We have to see the full glory of Falconia, learn how it works, discover its dark secrets. There's Caska and her brain damage, there should be something else at Elfhelm too. Remember about the Godhand, we still don't know much about them.
Calm down and think about it rationally. Berserk should last easily 100+ chapters more for it to not be disappointing in the end. There's no way to end it well in like 30 chapters.

But first, we have to get off the god damn boat.
The only way I can see it ending in our lifetimes is if Miura outsources the manga to someone else.

Nov 8, 2013 10:10 AM by gilgamesh310

Progeusz said:
What are you talking about? There's plenty to do. We have to see the full glory of Falconia, learn how it works, discover its dark secrets. There's Caska and her brain damage, there should be something else at Elfhelm too. Remember about the Godhand, we still don't know much about them.
Calm down and think about it rationally. Berserk should last easily 100+ chapters more for it to not be disappointing in the end. There's no way to end it well in like 30 chapters.

But first, we have to get off the god damn boat.

Exactly that and it isnt just one or two chapters but entire arcs.
Did we need two volumes of random fights so that Guts can realize that Casca being cured may not be what she wants or that Schierke and Farnese care about him?
Why not just focus on the main plot(since long ago)?
This isnt One Piece where every new island has some new mystery which is part of Luffy's grand adventure.

Nov 8, 2013 1:52 AM by ssjokg

What are you talking about? There's plenty to do. We have to see the full glory of Falconia, learn how it works, discover its dark secrets. There's Caska and her brain damage, there should be something else at Elfhelm too. Remember about the Godhand, we still don't know much about them.
Calm down and think about it rationally. Berserk should last easily 100+ chapters more for it to not be disappointing in the end. There's no way to end it well in like 30 chapters.

But first, we have to get off the god damn boat.

Nov 8, 2013 1:39 AM by Progeusz

HATUL said:
ssjokg said:
HATUL said:
ssjokg said:

But it will happen.With that pace it will happen.And just because it will be a bad ending it doesnt mean it will be bad story wise.

You can speculate, but neither of us know what will happen. He might even pass the manga on to someone else, like with Guin Saga. Who knows..
And a good conclusion is an essential part of any story. So yes, a bad ending is a terrible thing story wise.
Just to give you an example, what is the most memorable thing about Romeo and Juliet?

They die?And a Happy ending isnt always the only type of good ending.

And when do they die? In the ending.. And you missed the point. Whether the ending will be happy or sad is not the subject (though a happy ending would seem silly in Berserk, obviously). The subject is whether or not it will leave anything open and render things pointless and if it would just come out of nowhere. Which I would mind very much and you wouldn't mind for some reason..

Yeah makes sense.Because instead of focusing on the story it is better to go around with pointless enemies like the last arcs we had which contributed a lot to the main plot.Because Guts' "realization" couldnt happen without all that shit right?.
If he stops that shit then he wont need 200 chapters to end it.

Nov 7, 2013 12:11 PM by ssjokg

ssjokg said:
HATUL said:
ssjokg said:

But it will happen.With that pace it will happen.And just because it will be a bad ending it doesnt mean it will be bad story wise.

You can speculate, but neither of us know what will happen. He might even pass the manga on to someone else, like with Guin Saga. Who knows..
And a good conclusion is an essential part of any story. So yes, a bad ending is a terrible thing story wise.
Just to give you an example, what is the most memorable thing about Romeo and Juliet?

They die?And a Happy ending isnt always the only type of good ending.

And when do they die? In the ending.. And you missed the point. Whether the ending will be happy or sad is not the subject (though a happy ending would seem silly in Berserk, obviously). The subject is whether or not it will leave anything open and render things pointless and if it would just come out of nowhere. Which I would mind very much and you wouldn't mind for some reason..

Nov 7, 2013 12:02 PM by Hatul

HATUL said:
ssjokg said:

But it will happen.With that pace it will happen.And just because it will be a bad ending it doesnt mean it will be bad story wise.

You can speculate, but neither of us know what will happen. He might even pass the manga on to someone else, like with Guin Saga. Who knows..
And a good conclusion is an essential part of any story. So yes, a bad ending is a terrible thing story wise.
Just to give you an example, what is the most memorable thing about Romeo and Juliet?

They die?And a Happy ending isnt always the only type of good ending.

Nov 7, 2013 11:51 AM by ssjokg

ssjokg said:

But it will happen.With that pace it will happen.And just because it will be a bad ending it doesnt mean it will be bad story wise.

You can speculate, but neither of us know what will happen. He might even pass the manga on to someone else, like with Guin Saga. Who knows..
And a good conclusion is an essential part of any story. So yes, a bad ending is a terrible thing story wise.
Just to give you an example, what is the most memorable thing about Romeo and Juliet?

Nov 7, 2013 11:28 AM by Hatul

Finally :) Im not the kind that is happy by waiting...

Nov 7, 2013 10:02 AM by Slogty

Nidhoeggr said:
It's quite obvious what he spend his time on, Han-yuu: instead of waiting 3 months, releasing 3 chapters and then go back to three months of drawing he just stocked up and releases a bunch of them, starting 22th November. Sure, he should have communicated that but it is obvious he was working the entire time and still is quite dedicated.
Unlike Togashi, who even stopped fixing his scribbles in recent volumes or the author of Bastard!! who publishes one chapter every 2 years to then disappear without giving reasons at all.
Imho they should just announce a permanent hiatus and let Miura finish an entire arc before publishing these chapters in one go. But then again, the status of Berserk being an active publication might be of importance to the publisher as well.

And sadly, the Idolm@ster stuff is taken seriously because most people are dumb and naive.

Well, I'm quite intrigued to read his next work as well as i hope he stocked up Berserk chapters just like you said. If he can keep up one chapter a month for some good time. I would be really satisfied.

Nov 7, 2013 1:10 AM by Han-yuu

It's quite obvious what he spend his time on, Han-yuu: instead of waiting 3 months, releasing 3 chapters and then go back to three months of drawing he just stocked up and releases a bunch of them, starting 22th November. Sure, he should have communicated that but it is obvious he was working the entire time and still is quite dedicated.
Unlike Togashi, who even stopped fixing his scribbles in recent volumes or the author of Bastard!! who publishes one chapter every 2 years to then disappear without giving reasons at all.
Imho they should just announce a permanent hiatus and let Miura finish an entire arc before publishing these chapters in one go. But then again, the status of Berserk being an active publication might be of importance to the publisher as well.

And sadly, the Idolm@ster stuff is taken seriously because most people are dumb and naive.

Nov 7, 2013 12:49 AM by Nidhoeggr

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