The most recent issue of Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine has revealed that a new anime project based on Kentarou Miura’s Berserk manga is currently in production. The new anime itself will feature main protagonist Guts in his Black Swordsman attire.
In addition, the anime’s official website has officially launched, revealing the 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
The issue of Young Animal also had comments from Miura, who mentions that the manga will be on hiatus until Summer next year. He also mentions that the new series will depict the Black Swordsman arc. 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).
Berserk is a dark fantasy manga written and illustrated by Kentaro Miura, that began in 1989. The manga is being serialized in Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine, where a total of 37 volumes have been published to date. The series was adapted into a TV anime series in 1997 for 25 episodes, being directed by Naohito Takahashi (Danball Senki W, Steel Angel Kurumi) and animated by OLM, Inc. (Pokémon, Inazuma Eleven). The manga also received an anime movie trilogy from 2012 under Berserk: The Golden Age Arc. The films were directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka (Gunbuster and Giant Robo Animation Director) and produced by Studio 4°C (Tweeny Witches, Harmony).
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.
A brand new Berserk anime project is currently in production, though the specific nature of the project has not been revealed. Further information will be revealed on December 25th and at Comiket 89.
Source Article – Anime News Network
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