A few days ago we got our first look at a visual for the recently-announced Berserk anime project, which will depict the Black Swordsman Guts leg of the dark fantasy journey. While Kentaro Miura’s manga is on hiatus for a while, the Comiket 89 promo is now up on YouTube and the anime’s official website.
“Sleepless nights shall begin” when the new anime debuts in 2016.
It was revealed in the latest January 2016 issue of Young Animal Magazine that Berserk will be getting a new anime adaptation. The new anime project will adapt Kentarou Miura’s Berserk manga. A new key visual was revealed, and an official website was also launched. The author hints that it will feature Guts in his “Black Swordsman” appearance in the upcoming anime. Currently, the anime project does not indicate what format the adaptation will be, and more details will be revealed at the upcoming Winter Comiket event to be held from December 29–31.
Guts, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces that pursue him and his woman, and also vengeance against the man who branded him as an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his titanic strength, skill, and sword, Guts must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity. Berserk is a dark and brooding story of outrageous swordplay and ominous fate, in the theme of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
The original series started out as a prototype that was drawn by Kentarou Miura in 1988. Afterward, the first manga volume received publication in November 1990 by Hakusensha in its Jets Comics collection. It was later serialized in Young Animal starting in 1992 after the publication of the third volume. The series has been adapted into a TV seriesthat aired from October 7, 1997 to March 31, 1998 for a total of 25 episodes. In addition, the series also receivedseveral film adaptations by Studio 4°C.