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New Berserk Anime's 1st Video Teases 2016 Date

posted on 2015-12-29 06:40 EST
Manga to go on hiatus until summer, with series being published irregularly

The official website for the new anime of Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga began streaming the first official teaser promotional video on Tuesday. The same video debuted at NBC Universal's winter Comic Market 89 booth, which runs from December 29 to December 31. The announcement does not note the format of the anime (television, film, original video anime, or another format), but it now lists a 2016 release.

The website also lists the number of hits as "number of sacrifices."

Miura commented in Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine last week that the anime project will depict Guts in his "Black Swordsman" appearance, which is only revealed in parts of the manga that go beyond any previously animated Berserk story, and is only briefly hinted at in the first and last episode of the 1997 television anime series.

The magazine also noted that the 1997 Berserk television anime series will get a newly priced Blu-ray Disc release with the 2012 HD remaster. The new boxset is slated for an April 20 release, and will cost 18,000 yen (about US$148).

In addition, Miura will put his Berserk manga on hiatus, with the next chapter coming in "around" summer next year. The manga will also then be published as an irregular series.

Miura had recently resumed the manga as a monthly series in July, after taking a break from Berserk in early 2014 to publish the six-chapter Gigantomakhia mini-series. Berserk returned to Young Animal in the eighth issue on April 11 last year, but then the manga went on hiatus again in June. It returned again in August, and went on hiatus again in September of last year.

Hakusensha published the 37th compiled book volume of Berserk in Japan in March 2013. Dark Horse Comics published the same volume in North America in December 2013. As of July, the manga has 27 million copies in print in Japan and 8 million copies in print overseas.


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