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'Berserk' Returns from Hiatus

by Sakana-san
Apr 13, 10:57 AM | 54 Comments
The eighth 2019 issue of Young Animal announced on Friday that Kentarou Miura's fantasy manga Berserk will resume serialization in the magazine's combined ninth and tenth issue on April 26. The manga entered hiatus in August last year.

The manga has been serialized in Young Animal since 1989, and Hakusensha printed the 40th volume on September 28. The manga has received multiple anime adaptations, including a 25-episode TV anime in 1997 by studio OLM, a theatrical trilogy by Studio 4°C, and a 2016 anime with 3DCG visuals produced by Millepensee and GEMBA, which continued in Spring 2017.

Dark Horse licensed the manga in English and published the 39th volume on July 24 last year. Crunchyroll licensed the latest anime adaptation for North American distribution, and released the first season in January 2018.

Source: Young Animal

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it was on hiatus? it is not yearly manga? one short chapter every years? xD Next hiatus is very close. heh.

Apr 19, 4:12 PM by barthes8

Mirai said:
I don't even read this but I won't lie when I saw the word 'Berserk' in the news section for a moment I was scared they're making another shitty cgi anime adaption for it.


Glad I wasn't the only one.

Apr 19, 10:39 AM by Stripes

Hunter x Hunter, this is your cue.

Apr 18, 11:29 AM by malvarez1

crescensXG said:
Welcome back, pacing of hell!

As long as Berserk generates money, it will certainly continue. The loss in quality over the time is unprecedented, and the indifference on the mangaka's part towards his own series is quite evident.


I think this is kind of an unfair statement, Miura's art is insanely detailed so he definitely wouldn't spend so much time and effort on drawing something he's indifferent about. I hate hiatuses as much as the next person but I understand that he has his own personal life, being a mangaka is really time-consuming and he's been writing Berserk for 20+ years so if taking breaks is what it takes for him to keep it going then I'm just glad he still writes it.

As for the loss in quality, I think it might have to do with him incorporating elements he finds interesting at different points in his life into his main work (e.g. magical elements, pirates etc etc), given that Berserk has become a life project for him. Not saying I love all his choices obviously lol, I just think this is a plausible explanation.

Apr 15, 2:49 PM by Danae

All in all nice but, just give me blood, gore, killings and slaying monsters, that's what Berserk it's all about. When will the action return? that's my question.

Apr 15, 3:11 AM by Catalano

HAAAAAAA nice joke.
Berserk and any words that imply coming back dont go together and are comical.

Apr 15, 12:19 AM by Valloo

Welcome back, pacing of hell!

As long as Berserk generates money, it will certainly continue. The loss in quality over the time is unprecedented, and the indifference on the mangaka's part towards his own series is quite evident.

FMmatron said:
[...]That said, days of Berserk greatness are long gone.

Yep. Almost two decades. ;)

Apr 14, 10:59 PM by crescensXG

We could just copy paste the same news report for every time this has happened over the years

Apr 14, 3:03 PM by HaXXspetten

lezerman said:
dipperdolphin said:
It's already known they are having a wedding. From ep 337, Bridge of Parting.

my bad, i didn't remember.
No worries! Can’t blame you as it’s been a while.

Apr 14, 1:17 PM by dipperdolphin

dipperdolphin said:
lezerman said:

Why would he marry her? would he gain anything at all(since this is the motivation for all his actions)
It's already known they are having a wedding. From ep 337, Bridge of Parting.

my bad, i didn't remember.

Apr 14, 1:13 PM by lezerman

lezerman said:
dipperdolphin said:
Chapter 365 until now has switched focus to Griffith, so I presume it's building up to the marriage scene between him and Charlotte.

Why would he marry her? would he gain anything at all(since this is the motivation for all his actions)
It's already known they are having a wedding. From ep 337, Bridge of Parting.

Apr 14, 11:38 AM by dipperdolphin

dipperdolphin said:
Nick-Knight said:
The story looks so uninteresting on the latest chapters.
Chapter 365 until now has switched focus to Griffith, so I presume it's building up to the marriage scene between him and Charlotte.

Why would he marry her? would he gain anything at all(since this is the motivation for all his actions)

Apr 14, 11:38 AM by lezerman

Nick-Knight said:
The story looks so uninteresting on the latest chapters.
Chapter 365 until now has switched focus to Griffith, so I presume it's building up to the marriage scene between him and Charlotte. The past few chapters, in all honesty, could have been combined into one as they don't advance the story much. However, the art is great. I would not say that the story looks uninteresting in any breadth of imagination.

We have the cliffhanger of what happened with Casca and her recovery, which I am sure many are looking forward to. However, it's also interesting to see what is going on in the current world, where time is going at a faster pace than on the elf island. I think that the story is still interesting - the buildup to Charlotte marrying Griffith, and more importantly (at the moment), seeing the tactics that Griffith is using on the battlefield.

I find it very interesting to see how eagerly people accepted the monsters on the battlefield, despite them being horrific and still dangerous to humans. Personally, I would like to see where they go, and more development on Griffiths aspect. In addition to this, it's interesting to see how many monsters are fighting instead of humans. I wonder if Griffith will allow them to live with human society after the war is finished.

Certainly not an uninteresting story - we get to see what is going on in the 'real' world.

Apr 14, 11:03 AM by dipperdolphin

The story looks so uninteresting on the latest chapters.

Apr 14, 9:38 AM by Nick-Knight

Daphi said:
madarchod said:
Just end this and HxH already

Also Detective conan and ippo

All 4 of them are dragging on for many years


its why i stopped reading ippo conan and hxh
and why i never started reading berserk xD
And you probably won't as it most likely will never end lol

It's sad to think some people will have died waiting for the next chapter, especially in the boat hiatus...

Apr 14, 9:01 AM by dipperdolphin

madarchod said:
Just end this and HxH already

Also Detective conan and ippo

All 4 of them are dragging on for many years


its why i stopped reading ippo conan and hxh
and why i never started reading berserk xD

Apr 14, 7:20 AM by Daphi

Not as excited, but at least it's a sign of life. Looking forward to returning to Casca.

Apr 14, 7:08 AM by dipperdolphin

Noice, I'm looking forward to the next Hiatus, roughly, in the next few days. Now this is a lost cause to me. HxH and Berserk will never finish.

Apr 14, 7:06 AM by Skana


at this point I'm only interested in Miura finishing the manga, it does not matter if it's a good or bad ending, only interested in having it finished once and for all

Apr 14, 5:08 AM by RayReynolds

But for how long? T_T

Apr 14, 2:24 AM by fancyjasper

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