"Berserk" Anime's Adaptation From 2D Concept Art To 3D Character Design Showcased - Plus End Theme Announced

Here's a look at Abe Hisashi's work and how it went from 2D concept art to 3D character design

This summer's Berserk anime has introduced Nagi Yanagi (Bakemonogatari, Jormungand) as the end theme performer for the new TV anime adaptation of Kentaro Miura's fantasy horror manga. Her "Meimoku no Kanata (Beyond the Nominal)" will be released August 31st.

 

A schedule for the series July 8th debut on MBS, TBS and CBC has also been listed.

 

 

 

And, for more on the anticipated anime, there's a look at Abe Hisashi's work and how it went from 2D concept art to 3D character design.

 

These are designs based off the character design concepts, which the CG models will adhere to. It includes cast additions with Guts' duty-bound persuer Farnese, seemingly easygoing Serpico and the young Isidro.

 

Farnese (CV Yōko Hikasa)

From Berserk home manga magazine Young Animal

The gallant form of Farnese in armor. Her tense expression, born from her duty of pursuing Guts, is portrayed accurately.

2D Concept (Rough character profiles by Abe Hisashi, the character designer for the anime. The 3D designs will be based off these.)

2D Concept


3D Designs 

 (Designs based off the character design concepts, which the CG models will adhere to.)



Serpico (Kazuyuki Okitsu):

 (Designs based off the character design concepts, which the CG models will adhere to.)

2D Concept


3D Design



Puck (CV Kaoru Mizuhara):

Puck has gotten even cuter for the anime. Of course, there's concept art for chestnut Puck, too.


2D Concept


3D Design



Isidro (CV  Hiro Shimono):

In the concept art, he has childish and expressive poses and expressions. It will be great to see how he's animated.


2D Concept


3D Design

 

 

 

Shin Itagaki (Ben-To, mastermind of the Teekyu anime) helms the LIDEN FILMS production with Psycho-Pass' Makoto Fukami in charge of writing series composition. The Golden Age anime movies' leads reprise their roles.

 

Series staff

Director: Shin Itagaki
Series configuration: Makoto Fukami
Series configuration assistant: Takashi Yamashita
Main Character Design: Hisashi Abe
Music: Shirō Sagisu 
Insert song: Susumu Hirasawa

Opening Theme:  9mm Parabellum Bullet 
Production: LIDEN FILMS
Animation production: GEMBA / millepensee

 

Anime Official Home Page (JP): berserk-anime.com
Anime Official Twitter (JP): @berserk_anime
Manga Official Home Page (JP): www.younganimal.com/berserk-anime
Manga Official Twitter (JP): @berserk_project


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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