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New Berserk Anime Project In The Works, With Guts As Black Swordsman

Guts in his Black Swordsman armor
Guts in his Black Swordsman armor

When you meet your God tell him “thanks for more Berserk!”

The latest issue of Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine revealed that a new Berserk anime project was greenlit for production. The format hasn’t been announced as of press time.

In the magazine, series creator Kentarou Miura revealed that the new title will feature Guts in his “Black Swordsman” role, which hasn’t appeared in an animated adaptation to date. He also noted that the Berserk manga will go on hiatus, with the next chapter hitting “around” summer 2016. After the hiatus, the Berserk manga will be published as an irregular series.

Berserk began publication in Young Animal in 1989. The series currently spans 35 volumes, with the most recent hitting Japanese retailers in March 2013. As of July, 35 million copies of the series are in print, with 27 million sold in Japan, and 8 million overseas. The series spawned a 25-episode anime series in 1997, as well as a the three-film project, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc.

NBC Universal will host a promotional video for the new Berserk project at the company’s Winter Comiket booth. Comiket will run from December 29 through 31.

Source: Yaraon

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