Berserk Manga Resumes After 8-Month Hiatus
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's eighth issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Friday that Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga will return from hiatus in the combined ninth and 10th issues on April 26. The new chapter will have a color opening page.
Miura last published a new chapter for the manga in August.
Miura launched the manga in 1989, and Hakusensha released the manga's 40th compiled book volume last September. Dark Horse Comics released the 39th volume in English on July 11.
Dark Horse Comics is reprinting the series in an embossed hardcover deluxe edition "in Miura's preferred 7x10 format." The first of these new releases shipped on February 27.
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 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 17.
The manga has inspired three television anime series, an anime film trilogy, and several video games.
Sources: Young Animal issue 8, magazine's website