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Title: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Aazealh on September 19, 2016, 05:32:36 AM
The current status of Berserk's Pre-publication is: On hiatus until December 2017


This thread is devoted to the schedule of the publication (in volume format) and episodic pre-publication (in Young Animal) of Berserk. All such talk should take place in this thread in order to avoid digressions in the individual episode threads. Those threads are reserved for literary discussion of each issue's content.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Heiji on September 20, 2016, 09:26:15 AM
Serie go on hiatus. Back first half of 2017.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Aazealh on September 20, 2016, 09:30:51 AM
Thank you for the information Heiji!

I guess Miura may really go hands-on with the new anime season... and/or wants to take his time for what's coming next in the story.

P.S. I'm thinking of making a dedicated thread for publication announcements so that in the future episode threads can better cater to the episodes themselves.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Khalamir on September 20, 2016, 10:17:37 AM
Does that mean that we won't be seeing 347 this year, or will the Hiatus only start after it's released?
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Hitoshura on September 20, 2016, 10:21:08 AM
Does that mean that we won't be seeing 347 this year, or will the Hiatus only start after it's released?
Hiatus starts after Episode 347.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Mangetsu on September 20, 2016, 10:47:09 AM
Well, im not surprised as i expected this since the end of this first season. Last time the same thing had happened. The new anime had been announced and Berserk went on a break. Not only did it come back alongside the anime, but also a new Volume was released, hence Volume 39 being already confirmed for next year.

Can't say that i like what Hakusensha is doing, because i seriously don't care at all for the anime. It affecting the Mangas shedule is kinda pissing me off if im being honest, but their way of approaching this is pretty understandable viewing it from a marketing standpoint.


Nonethless though, i can't wait for this episode.  :ubik:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: jackson_hurley on September 20, 2016, 12:05:42 PM

I'm thinking of making a dedicated thread for publication announcements so that in the future episode threads can better cater to the episodes themselves.

This could be a good idea.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Squiddot on September 20, 2016, 12:15:58 PM
This is certainly a lot earlier than I anticipated, and it's a shame we won't get episodes till December like last time. But if Aaz is right about taking the time to work with the anime, I can't fault the logic. It seems to be pulling a decent crowd, and it will pay to have the second season be, you know...good.

Last time the same thing had happened. The new anime had been announced and Berserk went on a break. Not only did it come back alongside the anime, but also a new Volume was released, hence Volume 39 being already confirmed for next year.

So the Hakusensha editor is telling Miura, "take you're break now, so by the time this new show comes around we can publish a constant stream of episodes to keep up with it."? Definitely seems possible. But I would think it would be better to start releasing the episodes now. considering that the new viewers have run out of show material and will likely turn to the original source. Either way, i'm not sure how I feel about Miura being suppressed from releasing work by somebody else.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Mangetsu on September 20, 2016, 12:29:50 PM

So the Hakusensha editor is telling Miura, "take you're break now, so by the time this new show comes around we can publish a constant stream of episodes to keep up with it."? Definitely seems possible. But I would think it would be better to start releasing the episodes now. considering that the new viewers have run out of show material and will likely turn to the original source. Either way, i'm not sure how I feel about Miura being suppressed from releasing work by somebody else.

Not quite like that. Generally, when publication goes on a break it does't mean that Miura does. In several interviews he has talked about how he is constantly working, almost never taking holidays and i don't think that he is doing that now either.

He just works at his own pace.When it comes to the publishing part though, it is all in the hands of Hakusensha. From their perspective, launching the Manga alongside the anime makes the most sense. Not only would the magazine carry news about the ongoing anime, but also include the Manga which goes along pretty perfectly. Miura keeps on creating while the Magazine deals with all the other stuff of promoting both the Manga & the Anime. And when it all starts, they have enough episodes to release them on a regular shedule.


Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Cyrus Jong on September 20, 2016, 12:39:27 PM
If this is because Miura needs to plan out the story, draw more pages, refine his art, or whatever else, then I respect it. I'm disappointed that we won't be getting six new episodes like we did last year, but I'll take what we got. It was a great ride while it lasted, and I'll be rubbing my hands in anticipation for when it continues. And hopefully, for when Casca returns. The fact that I'm so eager for more is proof positive that Berserk has not lost its touch.

If this is a decision made by Hakusensha to be used as a marketing stunt for that shit stain they call an anime, then the anime can go fuck itself even harder than it has before. I could ignore it safely enough otherwise, but if it's having any effect on the manga, then I'm always going to feel its sting, regardless of whether or not I actually watch it.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: jackson_hurley on September 20, 2016, 01:41:09 PM

I guess Miura may really go hands-on with the new anime season... and/or wants to take his time for what's coming next in the story.


Both of them could be plausible. The first one I could understand since it was a mess of a season and he might want more say in it?

I'd put my money on the later considering it'll probably touch the curing of Casca and I can image we're gonna be in for a lot of incredible artwork and story, so imo it's for the story. (I rather think that then him working on the next season)
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Walter on September 20, 2016, 01:46:46 PM
It doesn't really matter what the reason for the hiatus is. Personally, I think the consistency of recent releases and the knowledge of when the series will be coming back has been great for fans. My only regret is that I wish we'd gotten a solid 6 episodes this time, like in 2015. That would have helped establish a feeling of confidence about what to expect from the schedule. Four in 2016 is a bit of a bummer, but we've had worse.

Prior to 2015, we would often be in limbo during hiatuses, with no idea how long they would last. Many of us would check every two weeks to see if there was a preview for Berserk's return in Young Animal. That period of uncertainty could last between a month to a year. But now we know when Berserk is coming back, and whether the break is attributed to the anime or Miura's own production schedule is inconsequential.

At least we know that we are not in control of our own destiny.  :void:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: jackson_hurley on September 20, 2016, 01:55:20 PM

At least we know that we are not in control of our own destiny.  :void:

Could it be said that it's controlled by some transcendental entity or law?

But you're right. It's always nice to know when it's gonna resume. I've never been bothered that much by the breaks anyway and I have a feeling we'll always have a schedule similar to the ones we got recently aka between 3 to 6 episode back to back then a tiny break. Works for me.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Rhombaad on September 20, 2016, 02:10:44 PM
I can't help but be disappointed, considering where we are in the story, but like Walter said, at least we know when it's coming back. :serpico:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Aazealh on September 20, 2016, 02:23:42 PM
I can't help but be disappointed, considering where we are in the story, but like Walter said, at least we know when it's coming back. :serpico:

I recommend you to take the view that these hiatuses are what it takes in order for the story to not just meet our highest expectations, but continually surpass them. Each one of these episodes will forever be a masterpiece. When considered on that scale, the six months it'll take for them to come out shouldn't bother us.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: IncantatioN on September 20, 2016, 02:27:46 PM
It's not too long a break which's nice and agree with you Walter ^_^.

Having said that, episode 331 and on up until now has been a treasure of information that I find myself going back to often, re-reading it over and over with puella's translations. This break will personally give me some time to read the last 5 episodes without rushing into em and re-listen their corresponding podcasts.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Delta Phi on September 20, 2016, 03:57:33 PM
Well despite this news, I find myself even more excited about the new episode. I feel like we might get a pretty exciting cliffhanger, or a lot of information to leave us speculating on during the break. And like Griff said at the end of last year, 8(ish) months? No problem! I've felt so spoiled (bad anime aside) these last few months, I almost feel like I need a break myself!
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Grail on September 20, 2016, 04:20:57 PM
I have to echo your sentiments, Delta! While I was initially bummed to find out about the hiatus, I realized that this is an opportunity to review everything from the past several episodes and try to clear up any misconceptions, appreciate more of the detail, and listen to some of the podcasts again (I spent a lot of time trying to talk over Aaz instead of listening to what he was saying :slan: ). There's a lot of info to ruminate on!

The bittersweet thing is that with every crop of new episodes, Berserk comes closer and closer to ending. I think I prefer hiatuses full of speculation and discussion over thinking, "I miss the days when we'd be looking forward to new Berserk!" :sad:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Giovanna on September 20, 2016, 05:26:42 PM
I wanted to suggest such a thread but was afraid of sounding like the annoying guys that only care for that :puck: It's only because I have crap memory and have been busy.

Anyway, thanks!
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Kaladin on September 20, 2016, 06:41:05 PM
We know when it's coming back so I'm happy, time flies. We'll be in 2017 in before we know it.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: N7Paladin on September 20, 2016, 07:23:37 PM
I'm not bothered by the hiatus, I've waited a lot longer for Berserk releases than this, this is nothing. I have very high expectations for when it returns, and I doubt Miura will disappoint.

Here's to hoping Dark Horse drops Volume 38 around the holidays to help hold me over until Berserk returns!
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: jackson_hurley on September 20, 2016, 07:33:38 PM


Here's to hoping Dark Horse drops Volume 38 around the holidays to help hold me over until Berserk returns!

I don't want to burst your holydays bubble but last I checked on dark horse (around 2 weeks ago) no volume 38 was announced before 2017.. Sad, but true so far.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: DANGERDOOOOM on September 20, 2016, 07:45:47 PM
I don't mind this upcoming hiatus. He's given so much these past few months that have exceeded what I thought would happen during this period in time. He was very straight to the point.

I'm happy enough that 347 is coming and could reveal game-changing information for us. This hiatus will give us plenty of time to discuss and theorize, until which I'm sure will be even more amazing plot changing episodes to come soon after.

Berserk 2017 better do well to fill in my Berserk gap. I haven't lost too much hope in it yet. Plus the musou game will be out that time too :guts:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Theozilla on September 20, 2016, 07:47:30 PM
A little sad weren't able to get 6 episodes this year. But like others have said if this what it takes for Miura to maintain (if not improve) the quality of Berserk's story and/or art that's perfectly acceptable. Also having an estimated return date does a lot to make a hiatus much easier to wait through.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: N7Paladin on September 20, 2016, 08:16:06 PM
I don't want to burst your holydays bubble but last I checked on dark horse (around 2 weeks ago) no volume 38 was announced before 2017.. Sad, but true so far.

I figured as much, but one can always hope.  :serpico:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: jackson_hurley on September 20, 2016, 08:23:40 PM
I figured as much, but one can always hope.  :serpico:

Oh that's for sure! I'm pretty much the same even though I know we won't have it this year. hehe
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Tama on September 20, 2016, 09:56:58 PM
I've always been fine with waiting. My feeling is that this is one of my favorite stories I've ever read, and has such high quality that no matter how long Berserk takes to finish, we will have it forever once it's complete. Sometimes it's good to take a break and reflect on recent episodes, theories and speculation.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Rhombaad on September 20, 2016, 10:39:56 PM
I recommend you to take the view that these hiatuses are what it takes in order for the story to not just meet our highest expectations, but continually surpass them. Each one of these episodes will forever be a masterpiece. When considered on that scale, the six months it'll take for them to come out shouldn't bother us.

Oh, I do. Don't get me wrong, I'm just bummed that it's going away for a while again. I'd rather wait than have Miura rush anything.

Besides, I've been following Berserk episodically since 2004, so I'm used to breaks in publication. It just means it's time to re-read the series again. :guts:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Atma on September 21, 2016, 01:36:06 AM
I think Miura just wants to make sure they don't completely fuck up the whole Berserker armor reveal and not some botched, hollow, anticlimactic telling of the story.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Jettatore on September 21, 2016, 02:57:55 PM
Thanks for the info :)

Well, I will wait  for more Berserk in 2017  :guts:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Vixen Comics on September 21, 2016, 03:50:48 PM
more episodes in the early part of 2017 is not a long wait at all. In fact that is much shorter than I expected. What ever time Miura needs to keep wowing us.  :guts: :serpico:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: residentgrigo on September 22, 2016, 04:43:06 PM
The episodes / tankōbon now release to coincide with the anime season(s). Makes sense and the last batch was pronominal. My one hope for 2017 (good to know the return date) are more releases.
Last year had 6. Thatīs a decent number to target. I never had problems with waiting, but enough materiel per year to fill 1 volume would be good for the heath of the series.
We have zero info on what Miura is up to, so speculating is pointless. A certain anime could use his script guidance though. Who knows how long the next period of publication will last too.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Walter on September 22, 2016, 04:48:51 PM
The episodes / tankōbon now release to coincide with the anime season(s). Makes sense and the last batch was pronominal. My one hope for 2017 (good to know the return date) are more releases.

It's possible, but not something we should be stating as a fact at this point.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: residentgrigo on September 22, 2016, 04:54:20 PM
I am just guessing but corporate synergy is everything these days. A plan for a traditional 3rd season would shock me though.
I would update the opening post with your hiatus chart, itīs quite topical and informative if this will be a mega thread. 
http://skullknight.net/images/eps.htm
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Walter on September 22, 2016, 05:18:50 PM
I am just guessing but corporate synergy is everything these days.

It made sense to synchronize all the announcements for the launch of a new show. But I'm not sure it makes as much sense for a second season -- particularly when going on hiatus now and into 2017 guarantees there won't be enough material for Volume 39 by the time of the anime's return. Another hiatus was bound to happen. But just because the second season is planned for "Spring 2017" and Berserk is set to resume in "Early 2017" doesn't mean the two things are related.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Zade on February 03, 2017, 06:56:18 PM
When berserk manga is back in action?
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Aazealh on February 03, 2017, 07:06:29 PM
When berserk manga is back in action?

In the coming months. There has been no update on that front so far.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Hitoshura on March 07, 2017, 09:58:43 AM
The manga is resuming on the next issue. :ubik:

(http://i.imgur.com/TLstTQ2.png)
source: https://twitter.com/earlbox/status/839036860806549504
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Aguirre on March 07, 2017, 10:05:10 AM
The manga is resuming on the next issue. :ubik:

(http://i.imgur.com/TLstTQ2.png)
source: https://twitter.com/earlbox/status/839036860806549504
What does the bubble say, exactly? 'Berserk 100p'? 100 pages? Some type of pull-out supplement?
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Walter on March 07, 2017, 11:16:49 AM
The manga is resuming on the next issue. :ubik:

(http://i.imgur.com/TLstTQ2.png)
source: https://twitter.com/earlbox/status/839036860806549504

To be clear, the next issue is 3/10. But this advertisement is an early leak from that issue, indicating the issue with Berserk will be out 3/24.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: RaffoBaffo on March 07, 2017, 11:20:53 AM
Can't say I'm surprised.
Can definitely say I'm happy  :guts:

What does the bubble say, exactly? 'Berserk 100p'? 100 pages? Some type of pull-out supplement?
Probably a recap, like the last time.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Patrick on March 07, 2017, 12:07:18 PM
I'm so happy!!  :ubik:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: jackson_hurley on March 07, 2017, 12:55:23 PM
Well look at that, a couple of weeks before season 2...  :griffnotevil:

Great news though. The wait... is... almost... over!
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: volatilecurry on March 07, 2017, 02:29:44 PM
I've been saying it'll be March for months. Looks like I was right! Looking forward to it for sure! I'm not expecting Casca's condition to be fully cured here, but we should learn a lot in this episode. At the very least, we dive into Casca's mind and learn about what exactly is going on in there. It'll also expose Schierke and Farnese to the Eclipse in some regard, and that should be an interesting thing to see. We've been waiting so long for this moment and it's finally happening. It's almost surreal.

On another note, the translation for the bubble in the preview supposedly says "Wonderful 100p full volume!!". As others have said, I'm assuming this is going to be a recap leading up to the episode. But in the past, wasn't the recap directly referred to as such? If so, maybe this is something different after all. Could we be so lucky as to get 100 pages of new material? I'm not expecting that at all, but boy would that be grand...
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Rhombaad on March 07, 2017, 02:33:59 PM
The manga is resuming on the next issue. :ubik:

Awesome! Thanks for letting us know, Hitoshura.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: JMP on March 07, 2017, 03:42:58 PM
Well, this just made my day! :ubik:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Grail on March 07, 2017, 06:31:09 PM
Great news! It's actually sooner than I expected, I was banking on April.

I guess it's time for me to review the last few episodes, and wring my hands nervously for what's to come. :magni:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: DANGERDOOOOM on March 07, 2017, 06:51:02 PM
 :ubik:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Jettatore on March 07, 2017, 07:01:08 PM
Awesome! :ubik:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Walter on March 07, 2017, 07:11:07 PM
On another note, the translation for the bubble in the preview supposedly says "Wonderful 100p full volume!!". As others have said, I'm assuming this is going to be a recap leading up to the episode. But in the past, wasn't the recap directly referred to as such? If so, maybe this is something different after all. Could we be so lucky as to get 100 pages of new material? I'm not expecting that at all, but boy would that be grand...

It's almost certainly going to be a recap of some of the manga material that Season 2 will cover. Back when Season 1 premiered, along with Ep 343 YA packed in a separate 100-page book (http://www.skullknight.net/images/berserk-recap1.jpg) that included 4 episodes from vol 16, covering the same bits the first handful of S1 episodes did. So, I'd expect this to cover Ep 179-183. Nothing to get too excited about, except seeing these pages in a larger, magazine-sized format.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: IncantatioN on March 07, 2017, 07:16:04 PM
Fantastic news. I might not be able to get to the episode right when it comes out but I'll hover and check out the podcast that'll drop that weekend :ubik:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Death May Die on March 08, 2017, 08:01:16 AM
I'm so happy!!! Sound the horns, light the beckons, Berserk is back! 😁
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Oburi on March 08, 2017, 03:37:22 PM
Fucking finally!  :ubik: :ubik: :ubik:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: RaffoBaffo on March 09, 2017, 11:23:27 AM
From the ANN article:
"Berserk will be featured on the seventh issue's cover, and the new chapter will feature a color page."
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Hitoshura on March 09, 2017, 01:08:58 PM
From the ANN article:
"Berserk will be featured on the seventh issue's cover, and the new chapter will feature a color page."
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-03-09/kentarou-miura-resumes-berserk-manga-on-march-24/.113178
Link to that article.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Walter on March 14, 2017, 01:24:18 PM
For what it's worth, official confirmation that the series resumes on 3/24 came out today: http://www.younganimal.com/magazine/next.html
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: jackson_hurley on March 14, 2017, 01:28:35 PM
For what it's worth, official confirmation that the series resumes on 3/24 came out today: http://www.younganimal.com/magazine/next.html

Great news! Thx you for the confirmation Walter.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: ApostleBob on March 14, 2017, 01:43:04 PM
I can't wait! We're about to hit another major milestone in Berserks history, and it's set to be surreal and full of nightmare imagery.  There are so many ways Miura can take this.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Sareth on March 14, 2017, 02:07:45 PM
This is exciting. Really looking forward to the 24th.
I caught up on collecting the English volumes during the hiatus so I think I'm going to start on collecting the Japanese volumes and future Young Animal releases.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Jemuller on March 14, 2017, 06:11:21 PM
Is that the right issue?

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-2066303

Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Walter on March 14, 2017, 06:13:10 PM
Is that the right issue?

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-2066303

"Release Date   March 10, 2017"

Nope.

Young Animal does this confusing, stupid thing, where the NEXT issue's date is the one they advertise on the cover. The one you want will probably be labeled April 14.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Jemuller on March 14, 2017, 06:18:01 PM

Nope.

Young Animal does this confusing, stupid thing, where the NEXT issue's date is the one they advertise on the cover.


Oh, really?

Thanks a lot, Walter.

I'll be aware next time!  :guts:
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Sareth on March 14, 2017, 09:05:51 PM
"Release Date   March 10, 2017"

Nope.

Young Animal does this confusing, stupid thing, where the NEXT issue's date is the one they advertise on the cover. The one you want will probably be labeled April 14.

I made that mistake the other day until I saw that the issue was supposed to have a Berserk cover and had to cancel my order :V
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: JMP on March 21, 2017, 04:57:32 AM
It's available for pre-order on CDJapan now! I'm so excited! :ubik:
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-2071324 (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-2071324)
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Sareth on March 21, 2017, 11:49:18 AM
Thanks! Got it ordered.
Title: Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
Post by: Patrick on March 21, 2017, 04:48:02 PM
It's available for pre-order on CDJapan now! I'm so excited! :ubik:
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-2071324 (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-2071324)

Thank you, JMP!

I'm going to order mine right now!