Volume 42 of Berserk Now Out in Japan
The 42nd volume of Kentaro Miura’s critically acclaimed manga, Berserk, is now out in Japan. Studio Gaga is now in charge of the manga, while Miura’s friend Koji Mori is supervising the story, following Miura’s passing in May of 2021. The mangaka was 54.
The 42nd volume of Berserk manga focuses on Guts and Casca’s peaceful days at Elfhelm, which are broken up by the arrival of a mysterious person. Special posters have been put up in the Shinjuku Station’s Metro Promenade and the JR Shimbashi Station. They will stay there until October 1:
The Berserk manga debuted in 1988, as a draft and was picked by Hakuensha’s Monthly Animal House in 1989. It stayed in the magazine until 1992 when it moved to Young Animal. The work is one of the best-selling manga of all time, with over 50 million copies in circulation. It was the subject of multiple anime adaptations, with the most recent one being the two-season LIDEN FILMS series that aired in 2016/17. Multiple game versions also exist, along with art books and a spin-off novel by Makoto Fukami, which featured Miura’s art.
Dark Horse is publishing the Berserk manga in English and describes the plot as:
His name is Guts, the Black Swordsman, a feared warrior spoken of only in whispers. Bearer of a gigantic sword, an iron hand, and the scars of countless battles and tortures, his flesh is also indelibly marked with The Brand, an unholy symbol that draws the forces of darkness to him and dooms him as their sacrifice. But Guts won’t take his fate lying down; he’ll cut a crimson swath of carnage through the ranks of the damned — and anyone else foolish enough to oppose him! Accompanied by Puck the Elf, more an annoyance than a companion, Guts relentlessly follows a dark, bloodstained path that leads only to death…or vengeance. Created by Kentaro Miura, Berserk is manga mayhem to the extreme — violent, horrifying, and mercilessly funny — and the wellspring for the internationally popular anime series. Not for the squeamish or the easily offended, Berserk asks for no quarter — and offers none!
Miura also illustrated Buronson’s (real name Yoshiyuki Okamura) 1992 manga, titled Japan. This manga is now available in an electronic version for the first time ever.
Source: Comic Natalie
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