On February 7, Fukuoka Prefectural Police arrested a 47-year-old unemployed man from Tokyo on suspicion of using the file-sharing software Share to upload the 37th volume of Kentaro Miura's popular manga Berserk to the internet 10 days after the official release day in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
While Kentaro Miura is preparing to resume the Berserk manga, his more immediate plans focus on serializing short sci-fi romance, set 100 million years in the future, Gigantomaxia. The six chapter work launches with a 44page, color title entry in this year's 23rd issue of Young Animal magazine, on sale in Japan today. Get a look after the jump.
Max Factory previously released a "Black Swordsman" version of Berserk anti-hero Guts in 2012. They're following that with a anime movie inspired "Golden Age" era Band of Hawks version of the character this month. Now, a "Golden Age" version of fellow Hawks mercenary officer Casca is scheduled for April 2014. Get a look after the jump.
So much for that persistent rumor that health issues had put a final nail in Berserk. A leak, purporting to from the next issue of Young Animal, out November 8th, comes with claims that Kentaro Miura is set to debut out a new six chapter series along with the resumption of the hit horror epic. More after the jump.
Happy Halloween! There's good news for fans of terrifying manga as North American publisher Dark Horse has announced that Kentaro Miura's medieval horror epic Berserk is returning to print. Soon, it won't be such an arduous quest to track down missing volumes of the bleak, low epic. More after the jump.
Art of War's latest high quality, high price product inspired by Kentaro Miura's medieval horror epic Berserk is a soft reproduction of the protagonist Guts' oversized sword the "Dragonslayer." The meter long item will be shipping early next year for 18,000yen. Get a look after the jump.
This month, Fields Corporation introduced its new Berserk pachinko machine. Key features include a "Two Heroes Battle System" that allows the player to enjoy their gambling experience as Guts or Griffth. Get a look after the jump.
Viz has geared up for the upcoming home video release of pair of anime movies with English dub trailers for Naruto Shippuden The Movie - The Lost Tower and Berserk - The Golden Age Arc 2 The Battle For Doldrey. While the former is scheduled for September 17th, the latter is around the corner with DVD and Blu-ray due August 6th. Check them out after the jump.
Medicom Toy tends to put a bit of far horizon on their releases of the always high quality. always expensive, Real Action Hero figures. They've now scheduled Evangelion's Mari Makinami Illustrious for March 2014, with the 30cm figure going for 15,000yen. NEO EVA Kai Type-02 Gamma is 40cm foot to shoulder, and goes for 22,000yen. Berserk Band of the Hawk Gutsis 30cm and will sell for 22,000yen in February.
Mari Makinami Illustrious
Sometimes Dark Horse might deserve some of the grief it gets for the long wait between volumes of manga, and sometimes its working with a monthly series that doesn't exactly stick to its schedule. The latter is undoubtedly the case with Berserk. A mere 10 months after the release of volume 36, volume 37 will be arriving this November. More after the jump.