Hit anime Berserk to return in July 2016!
Back in 1997, an anime series aired that had the anime scene talking. It featured blood and gore, sword and mayhem set in a European-type Medieval setting. It was called Berserk, based on the Berserk manga of Kentarō Miura. (The manga has over 40 Million copies in print worldwide!) The original anime series had a total run of 25 episodes. Only the first episode was derived from the Black Swordsman Arc of the manga while the other 24 episodes were from Golden Age Arc.
Then in 2012, they did a remake of the anime into three movies. The first two were a recap of the anime series and the third went beyond the original anime series.
The overall plot of Berserk is about Guts being recruited into a mercenary group called the Band of the Hawk whose purpose is to help its leader, Griffith, acquire his own county and noble title, even though he is not noble born. It deals with their friendship and ‘hateship’ and is a powerful story worth watching.
In December, a mysterious teaser has been revealed on the Official Berserk website and yesterday they spilled the beans and announced that indeed a new anime series is on its way and it will premiere in July, so Berserk Fanatiks draw a circle on your calendar because Guts is back to swing his sword in glorious battle! The anime’s title will be ‘Berserk’ of course.
Apparently the new series will follow Guts in his “Black Swordsman” persona, which was explored somewhat in the manga but only briefly touched upon by the original 1997 anime, especially in its first and last episode.
Interesting Facts about Kentarō Miura, creator of Berserk
He was born in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, in 1966 and he is left-handed.
In 1976, at age 10, Miura made his first manga, entitled Miuranger, that was published for his classmates in a school publication; the manga ended up spanning 40 volumes.
In 1977, he created his second manga called Ken e no michi (The Way to the Sword), using India ink for the first time.
Soon other manga series followed: Futanabi and Noa, then in 1988, created a 48-page manga known as Berserk Prototype, as an introduction to the current Berserk fantasy world. In 1990, the 10th issue of Animal House featured the first volume of the solo project Berserk, but Miura’s fame grew after Berserk was serialized in Young Animal in 1992 with the release of “The Golden Age” story arc. The series became a huge success. At the moment, Miura dedicates himself solely to be working on Berserk. He has indicated, however, that he intends to publish more manga titles in the future.
Miura also provided the design for the Vocaloid Kamui Gakupo, whose voice is taken from the Japanese singer and actor, Gackt.
Here is the official anime teaser. Give it a watch by following this link: http://bit.ly/Berserk-2016-teaser
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