It was revealed in the latest January 2016 issue of Young Animal Magazine that Berserk will be getting a new anime adaptation. The new anime project will adapt Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga. A new key visual was revealed, and an official website was also launched. The author hints that it will feature Guts in his "Black Swordsman" appearance in the upcoming anime. Currently, the anime project does not indicate what format the adaptation will be, and more details will be revealed at the upcoming Winter Comiket event to be held from December 29–31.
Guts, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces that pursue him and his woman, and also vengeance against the man who branded him as an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his titanic strength, skill, and sword, Guts must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity. Berserk is a dark and brooding story of outrageous swordplay and ominous fate, in the theme of Shakespeare's Macbeth.
The original series started out as a prototype that was drawn by Kentarou Miura in 1988. Afterward, the first manga volume received publication in November 1990 by Hakusensha in its Jets Comics collection. It was later serialized in Young Animal starting in 1992 after the publication of the third volume. The series has been adapted into a TV series that aired from October 7, 1997 to March 31, 1998 for a total of 25 episodes. In addition, the series also received severalfilmadaptations by Studio 4°C.