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Berserk Manga Gets Live-Action Promotional Video

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Video commemorates release of manga's 40th volume on Friday

This year's 19th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga is getting a live-action promotional video to commemorate the release of the manga's 40th volume (pictured at right) on Friday.

The official website for the manga will stream the video, and will also stream a making-of video as well as an interview.

Miura launched the manga in 1989, and he most recently resumed the manga on December 22 after it went on hiatus in June 2017. Hakusensha published the manga's 39th compiled volume in Japan in June 2017. Dark Horse Comics released the 39th volume in English on July 11.

Dark Horse Comics revealed on September 20 that it will reprint the series in an embossed hardcover deluxe edition "in Miura's preferred 7x10 format" starting in February 2019.

The manga follows Guts, a superhumanly strong warrior who wields a large sword, as he wanders a dark medieval world filled with demons, corrupt and decadent nobles, and other horrors. Every night, he is assailed by demons, attracted to the curse branded on him after a traumatic event. He makes his way through the world on a quest to slay a former friend turned demon, who took everything away from him.

Hakusensha also published the first novel in the Berserk franchise, Berserk: Flame Dragon Knight, in June 2017. Makoto Fukami wrote the novel, which features an original story focusing on the character Grunbeld. Dark Horse will release the novel in English on April 3, 2019.

The manga inspired three television anime series, an anime film trilogy, and several video games.

Source: Young Animal issue 19

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