Berserk Manga Gets New Chapter on August 23
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This official website for Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine revealed on Thursday that Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga will have a new chapter in the magazine's 17th issue on August 23. The new chapter will have a color opening page.
The manga last serialized a chapter on April 26 after an eight-month hiatus.
Miura launched the manga in 1989, and Hakusensha released the manga's 40th compiled book volume last September. Dark Horse Comics will release the 40th volume in English in October.
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 released the novel in English on April 17.
The manga has inspired three television anime series, an anime film trilogy, and several video games.
Source: Young Animal