The editorial department of the magazine Young Animal from the publisher Hakusensha and the author Koji Mori released a press release announcing that the manga Berserkby the late Kentarou Miura, will continue its serialization starting with this year’s thirteenth issue of the magazine Young Animalscheduled to be published on June 24. This serialization will publish about six chapters to conclude with the current arc of the work and then a new one will begin.
According to this press release, Koji Mori “knows the Berserk story to the end” due to being Miura’s childhood friend. Mori also promised to “remember as many details as possible when telling the story,” assuring readers that while the narration will be imperfect, he believes that he “can almost tell the story that Miura wanted to convey.” Both Mori and Young Animal’s editing department promised not to “deviate from Mr. Miura’s own words.”
Miura began publishing the manga in 1989 in the magazine Monthly Animal House from the publisher Hakusenshalater moved the work to the magazine Young Animal in 1992. The play inspired a 25-episode animated adaptation released in October 1997 and produced by OLM studios. Subsequently, the series was adapted to anime by GEMBA studios and premiered in July 2016, with 24 episodes.
Synopsis for Berserk
Now marked for death and destined to be haunted by demons until the day he dies, Guts embarks on a journey to defy such a ghastly fate, as waves of beasts relentlessly chase him. Arming his resolve, he takes up the monstrous Dragonslayer Sword and swears revenge on the one responsible, hunting down the very man he once admired and considered a friend. Along the way, he meets some unlikely allies, like a little elf named Puck and Isidro, a young thief looking to learn swordsmanship from the former mercenary. As the ragtag group slowly comes together having decided to join Guts on his quest, they will face incredible danger like they have never experienced before.