Kentaro Miura’s Berserk manga returned this spring with the anime. Then again, it left again with the anime. Then Young Animal, out on June 23rd, revealed the start of the latest hiatus from Episode 351, scheduled to run until winter. Well, we now know when “winter” is coming. An early look at Young Animal is now revealing that the manga returns December 22nd.
For those of you unfamiliar with Berserk, the series tells the story of Guts, an immensely strong warrior who is known for his massive sword. Guts lives his days fighting in a demon-infested medieval world where corrupt nobles rule. The hero is plagued by demon assailants thanks to a curse he had branded on him, and Guts continues to fight in order to keep a vow. The man promised to slay a former friend of his who became a demon and ripped away Guts’ former life.
Berserk has had a few anime adaptations over the years as the first began in 1997. The franchise got a makeover in 2016 from GEMBA and Millepensee as the second adaptation covered the manga’s ‘Conviction’ arc. The series was tentatively praised for its writing, but Berserk’s shoddy CGI failed to impress longtime fans. If you want to know more about the anime, you can read its official synopsis below:
“Spurred by the flame raging in his heart, the Black Swordsman Guts continues his seemingly endless quest for revenge. Standing in his path are heinous outlaws, delusional evil spirits, and a devout child of god. Even as it chips away at his life, Guts continues to fight his enemies, who wield repulsive and inhuman power, with nary but his body and sword—his strength as a human. What lies at the end of his travels? The answer is shrouded in the “night.” Strain your eyes and stare into the dark!”
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