The dark fantasy series has printed over 40 million copies worldwide
15 months after the previous volume, the much-awaited latest 40th volume of Kentaro Miura's dark fantasy manga Berserk is finally released in Japan today on September 28. To promote the release, Young Animal's official YouTube channel has posted a 60-second live-action PV featuring 68-year-old Japanese singer Shigeru Matsuzaki as the protagonist Guts.
While performing as a talented singer almost for 50 years, Matsuzaki, who is 167 cm tall, has been known for his black-tanned skin and considered as Japan's most tanned celebrity. That's probably why the publisher thought he was the best person to portray the "Black Swordsman" in the promotional video and posters.
"Berserk" 40th volume cover
(C)2003 Kentaro Miura, Hakusensha