The first video has been released at Comiket for the upcoming 2016 Berserk anime adaptation of Kentarou Miura’s Berserk manga. The new video reintroduces to us the dark world of Berserk and shows off the new gory, impactful 3D and 2D animation. The proejct itself will depict the Black Swordsman arc from the manga.
A brand new Berserk anime project is currently in production for 2016, though the specific nature of the project has not been revealed.
The project itself was announced in the recent issue of Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine. Miura comments in the issue that the manga will be on hiatus until Summer next year. The magazine has also announced that the 1997 TV anime adaptation of the series will be released as a Blu-ray boxset on April 20, 2016. The boxset will retail for ¥18,000 (~ US$148.80).
The anime’s official website was launched earlier and revealed first visual of the project.
The site has also revealed that more information about the project will be revealed on Christmas, with the first promotional video being shown at Comiket 89 – from December 29th till the 31st. The anime’s tagline was also revealed:
Sleepless nights shall begin
Here is the synopsis of the first anime on MAL:
A brave young warrior named Guts fights for his fortune as a mercenary on the front lines. A fated encounter unites Guts with the charismatic and deadly young man named Griffith. Leading the rogue soldiers known as the Band of the Hawk, Griffith wields his formidable force like no other. Driven by a quest for status, the Hawks exert military and social prowess the likes of which have never been seen before. The armies of Midland will quake with fear as Griffith and Guts set off on a path that will bring the world to its knees.
You can visit the project’s website here: http://berserk-anime.com/
And follow the Twitter: @berserk_anime