When Kentaro Miura handed away earlier this yr, the way forward for his iconic fantasy manga Berserk grew to become unsure. Whereas many questions on the sequence nonetheless stay, it has been confirmed that at the very least another quantity by Miura shall be launched.
In keeping with the sequence’ official Japanese Twitter account, Quantity 41 of Berserk shall be launched in Japan on Dec. 24 in two editions: a typical launch, and a particular version will even embody a drama CD and a B5-sized canvas illustration. The illustration will characteristic authentic art work created by Miura earlier than his loss of life.
— ベルセルク公式ツイッター (@berserk_project) September 5, 2021
Berserk is taken into account by many to be one of the influential darkish fantasies of all time. Many manga authors have cited it as certainly one of their main influences, together with Hajime Isayama (Assault on Titan), Kazue Kato (Blue Exorcist), Makoto Yukimura (Vinland Saga) and Yana Toboso (Black Butler). Furthermore, veteran author and editor Kazushi Shimada argued that sequence like Jujutsu Kaisen, Fullmetal Alchemist and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba wouldn’t exist if not for Berserk.
Miura’s traditional manga was first revealed in 1989 in Hakusensha’s now-defunct journal Month-to-month Animal Home. In 1992, Berserk moved to the semimonthly journal Younger Animal, the place it has been revealed ever since. Miura handed away unexpectedly in Might 2021 attributable to an acute aortic dissection. Younger Animal introduced that the manga’s 364th chapter, the primary to be revealed since Miura’s loss of life, will seem in its Sept. 10 concern; nonetheless, it’s unclear if this new chapter is unreleased work by Miura, or penned by one other creator.
Younger Animal has but to announce their plans for the future of Berserk sequence.