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Title: Volume 40 release
Post by: Heiji on July 12, 2018, 07:56:07 AM
40th volume will be out september 28.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on July 12, 2018, 10:37:08 AM
40th volume will be out september 28.

Thanks! That either bodes well for episodic releases the next two months (Aug-Sept), or this will be the shortest volume ever.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Heiji on July 12, 2018, 11:28:49 AM
No chapter 27/07 in Young Animal.

(http://thumbs2.imagebam.com/a8/fb/26/77a81c917973244.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/77a81c917973244)
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: no name on July 12, 2018, 11:43:05 AM
I really hope that on 24.8 and on 28.9 a new episodes will drop
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: jackson_hurley on July 12, 2018, 11:51:14 AM
Thank you for the heads up. I do am wondering if we'll get a 6 episodes volume or a 7 episodes.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Aazealh on July 12, 2018, 12:08:32 PM
Thank you for the heads up. I do am wondering if we'll get a 6 episodes volume or a 7 episodes.

Six episodes would be really really short. It would only amount to 131 pages of content, versus 172 pages for volume 39 (with 8 episodes). For reference volume 35 had 196 pages of content with 9 episodes, and volume 34 had 216 pages of material with 10 episodes.

I guess seven episodes is doable, but this trend is starting to get annoying. The number of pages can't just keep going down indefinitely. I also don't see why the release date can't just be in November if September is too tight.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on July 12, 2018, 01:16:44 PM
I also don't see why the release date can't just be in November if September is too tight.

Or perhaps in 2019 once there are enough episodes. That'd be prudent, and in keeping with the past. But, I think that in 2016, Miura and Hakusensha came to an agreement to start publishing a volume a year, for better or worse. And this year it seems like we'll get the short end of that promise, unless there really are plans to publish 2 more eps ahead of Sept 28, which seems unlikely at this point.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: jackson_hurley on July 12, 2018, 02:41:59 PM
Six episodes would be really really short. It would only amount to 131 pages of content, versus 172 pages for volume 39 (with 8 episodes). For reference volume 35 had 196 pages of content with 9 episodes, and volume 34 had 216 pages of material with 10 episodes.

I guess seven episodes is doable, but this trend is starting to get annoying. The number of pages can't just keep going down indefinitely. I also don't see why the release date can't just be in November if September is too tight.

I know. 6 episodes would be of course way to short of content I agree. I thought about that because last year they announced volume 39 at the same time as an episode and we wondered at some point if the said episode would be included in the volume and it was not the case.

That's why I was wondering if we would get a 6 or 7 episodes since there would need to have 2 more episodes to make it at least 8.

November would have made more sense in my opinion.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: berserk_prime on July 12, 2018, 04:26:07 PM
40th volume will be out september 28.

Where did you get this info? Could you please share your source?
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: B- on July 13, 2018, 04:28:17 PM
Hi, I do not know what to think if a volume comes out with only 6 chapters  :???:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on July 13, 2018, 04:31:32 PM
Where did you get this info? Could you please share your source?

Questioning the source is always valid. And while I can't point you to wherever Heiji got his info, there are always leaks on stuff like this from Young Animal, usually on Japanese forums like 2ch and social media. Also, Heiji has accurately provided those to us consistently for a long time now, just check his post history.

Hi, I do not know what to think if a volume comes out with only 6 chapters  :???:

Well, it hasn't happened yet, and we're still 2 potential releases away from Sept 28.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: jackson_hurley on July 13, 2018, 05:30:47 PM
Well I think it's time then to play the guessing game:

Will it be a 6, a 7 or an 8 episode long?

I wish for the latter.

But the real guessing game is this one :

What's the cover gonna be?

Last time I tried it (for volume 38) I miserably failed my prediction.

The cover is gonna be the broken Casca doll. Or maybe an "hommage" to the Eclipse but the dream version (maybe the spiky mountain? Nah)

(I just hope we won't get the classic Guts vs monster or something of the likes)

Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: B- on July 13, 2018, 05:41:40 PM
Ok, my turn ! the cover will be on Casca and only her !

I really hope that casca will be on the cover, she deserves it  :slan:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: jackson_hurley on July 13, 2018, 05:45:33 PM
Ok, my turn ! the cover will be on Casca and only her !

I really hope that casca will be on the cover, she deserves it  :slan:

I'd like that too at some point. She deserves it and it's been a while we had her on a cover.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on July 13, 2018, 07:05:45 PM
But the real guessing game is this one :

What's the cover gonna be? (I just hope we won't get the classic Guts vs monster or something of the likes)

I think I said so before, but I'd put my money on Dream-Dog-Guts firing the cannon from its mouth. But I'd much prefer something about Casca. Perhaps revisiting Vol 20's cover, like Miura did between Vol 1-27.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: jackson_hurley on July 13, 2018, 07:47:50 PM
I think I said so before, but I'd put my money on Dream-Dog-Guts firing the cannon from its mouth. But I'd much prefer something about Casca. Perhaps revisiting Vol 20's cover, like Miura did between Vol 1-27.

True, I think you did mentionned that a while back. It'd be neat but I still wish for a Casca-esque cover or something related to her healing.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: NCHaskew on July 14, 2018, 03:44:44 AM
True, I think you did mentionned that a while back. It'd be neat but I still wish for a Casca-esque cover or something related to her healing.

I'm gonna cheat and steal Walter's answer, but say the volume that contains the next episode with Guts and Casca will have a Casca cover.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Aazealh on July 14, 2018, 11:12:20 AM
If a single volume in Berserk's publication history deserves to have Casca on the cover, it's this one. I think seeing her as she opens her eyes, lucid at last, would be amazing. Having her in her elfin princess dress would also be great.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: BiQ-- on July 14, 2018, 11:21:39 AM
The only way I could --barely-- stomach NOT having Casca on vol 40 cover is if first actual exchange of words between Guts and Casca happens in vol 41 - which, by the way things are going now, seems likely. Then, vol 41 absolutely has to have Casca in focus.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Patrick on July 14, 2018, 12:19:18 PM
Thank you for the info Heiji!
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: jackson_hurley on July 14, 2018, 02:40:08 PM
I think seeing her as she opens her eyes, lucid at last, would be amazing.

That. I haven't even thought of that scene but oh yes, that'd be very very fine with me.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Grail on July 14, 2018, 06:00:45 PM
If a single volume in Berserk's publication history deserves to have Casca on the cover, it's this one. I think seeing her as she opens her eyes, lucid at last, would be amazing. Having her in her elfin princess dress would also be great.

Very much agreed! And it makes sense from the sales perspective as well. Any casual Berserk fan would see that on the shelf and just have to pick it up! :ubik:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Heiji on July 24, 2018, 06:41:56 AM
Volume can preorder on Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%99%E3%83%AB%E3%82%BB%E3%83%AB%E3%82%AF-40-%E3%83%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%E3%82%A2%E3%83%8B%E3%83%9E%E3%83%AB%E3%82%B3%E3%83%9F%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9-%E4%B8%89%E6%B5%A6%E5%BB%BA%E5%A4%AA%E9%83%8E/dp/4592144406/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1532417988&sr=1-5&refinements=p_45%3A9%2Cp_46%3Aduring%2Cp_47%3A2018%2Cp_n_binding_browse-bin%3A86137051%7C86138051%7C86141051%7C86140051%7C86139051%2Cp_lbr_publishers_browse-bin%3A%E7%99%BD%E6%B3%89%E7%A4%BE)
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: jackson_hurley on July 24, 2018, 12:04:34 PM
Volume can preorder on Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%99%E3%83%AB%E3%82%BB%E3%83%AB%E3%82%AF-40-%E3%83%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%E3%82%A2%E3%83%8B%E3%83%9E%E3%83%AB%E3%82%B3%E3%83%9F%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9-%E4%B8%89%E6%B5%A6%E5%BB%BA%E5%A4%AA%E9%83%8E/dp/4592144406/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1532417988&sr=1-5&refinements=p_45%3A9%2Cp_46%3Aduring%2Cp_47%3A2018%2Cp_n_binding_browse-bin%3A86137051%7C86138051%7C86141051%7C86140051%7C86139051%2Cp_lbr_publishers_browse-bin%3A%E7%99%BD%E6%B3%89%E7%A4%BE)

Sweet! Unfortunately for me it'll have to wait a bit. I've got to sterilize my cats and it's gonna cost me a lot.  :judo:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: NCHaskew on July 24, 2018, 09:58:05 PM
Volume can preorder on Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%99%E3%83%AB%E3%82%BB%E3%83%AB%E3%82%AF-40-%E3%83%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%E3%82%A2%E3%83%8B%E3%83%9E%E3%83%AB%E3%82%B3%E3%83%9F%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9-%E4%B8%89%E6%B5%A6%E5%BB%BA%E5%A4%AA%E9%83%8E/dp/4592144406/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1532417988&sr=1-5&refinements=p_45%3A9%2Cp_46%3Aduring%2Cp_47%3A2018%2Cp_n_binding_browse-bin%3A86137051%7C86138051%7C86141051%7C86140051%7C86139051%2Cp_lbr_publishers_browse-bin%3A%E7%99%BD%E6%B3%89%E7%A4%BE)

Wow! I legitimately was unsure if there'd be enough chapters. I just got my DH copy of 39 and, whoo boy, I was struck by how thin it was  :isidro:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Mangetsu on August 02, 2018, 05:38:38 PM
According to Amazon the volume will have 180 pages.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Aazealh on August 02, 2018, 05:43:02 PM
According to Amazon the volume will have 180 pages.

That sounds like there will only be one more episode in the volume (so... seven episodes total). For reference volume 39 has 196 pages.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: jackson_hurley on August 02, 2018, 05:49:34 PM
That sounds like there will only be one more episode in the volume (so... seven episodes total). For reference volume 39 has 196 pages.

Damn, looks like we might get after all the shortest volume in the series so far. You think they're trying to go for a volume a year no matter what like Walter speculated a while ago in this thread?

I'm not sure what I prefer, a stuffier volume but not every year or a volume with whatever amount of épisodes they can get their hands on...

All I can say for sure is that I need my Berserk fix! haha

Thoughts/preferences guys?
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Mangetsu on August 02, 2018, 05:51:41 PM
That sounds like there will only be one more episode in the volume (so... seven episodes total). For reference volume 39 has 196 pages.

Yep, pretty sure it will be only one more episode unfortunately. When i saw 180 pages i thought 2 more episode for a moment, but forgot about all the empty+information pages.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on August 02, 2018, 06:04:51 PM
Damn, looks like we might get after all the shortest volume in the series so far. You think they're trying to go for a volume a year no matter what like Walter speculated a while ago in this thread?

v38 (2016): 9 eps; v39 (2017): 8 eps; v40 (2018): 7 eps — sure seems that way to me.

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I'm not sure what I prefer, a stuffier volume but not every year or a volume with whatever amount of épisodes they can get their hands on...

I'd prefer consistently sized volumes, personally. The episodic run isn't as important as the lasting experience, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: jackson_hurley on August 02, 2018, 06:35:29 PM
I'd prefer consistently sized volumes, personally. The episodic run isn't as important as the lasting experience, in my opinion.

Very true imo. And to be honest, I don't mind the wait anyway. F*** the impatient ones. The results are always awesome too.

It kinda sucks (at some point) that they seem to go in that direction. (I like stability in my bookshelf. Vol 28, or was it 30 I don't remember, always stand out a lot in my shelf with the paper change for one volume. But thats just me being picky I think hah)

Though I wonder if it'll alternate between 7 to 8 ep per volume with that kind of release schedule.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: berserk_prime on August 02, 2018, 07:11:54 PM
I wouldn't want to jinx it, but, to me, it seems like they're trying to release a volume this year, because Miura is going to take a longer hiatus again. Perhaps until the beginning of 2019
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Sareth on August 02, 2018, 07:16:44 PM
I'm not sure what I prefer, a stuffier volume but not every year or a volume with whatever amount of épisodes they can get their hands on...

I'm not a fan of volumes getting scrawnier for the sake of making a yearly release, I'd much prefer waiting for a consistent value.

But anyway, sounds like 357 will come August 24.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on August 02, 2018, 07:17:03 PM
I wouldn't want to jinx it, but, to me, it seems like they're trying to release a volume this year, because Miura is going to take a longer hiatus again. Perhaps until the beginning of 2019

Baseless speculation.

But anyway, sounds like 357 will come August 24.

Yep, seems that way.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: berserk_prime on August 02, 2018, 07:24:29 PM
Baseless speculation.

I hate the idea of this being anything close to reality myself. I guess, just have to wait and hope for the best
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Heiji on August 24, 2018, 07:57:21 AM
Cover out :
https://okachi.fr/couverture-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/
https://twitter.com/okachifrance/status/1032914581923004416
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Khalamir on August 24, 2018, 08:45:47 AM
I was hoping for Casca being the focus, but I like the cover nonetheless. Maybe next volume.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Zeke on August 24, 2018, 08:49:03 AM
Cover out :
https://okachi.fr/couverture-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/
https://twitter.com/okachifrance/status/1032914581923004416

Not the Casca cover everyone was hoping for but regardless, I'm impressed; the coloring is really cool, it makes the characters look as if they were sculpted from clay.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Sareth on August 24, 2018, 10:32:01 AM
I'm happy it's something other than Guts or Griffith.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Nothingwillbewong on August 24, 2018, 10:35:46 AM
It looks amazing and ethereal, this makes me much happier artistic wise than a Casca cover probably would
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: B- on August 24, 2018, 10:42:42 AM
Chibi Casca is here, in the farnèse's collar.  :farnese:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Sangue Blu on August 24, 2018, 10:54:37 AM
Cover looks great. Hopefully Casca is on one of the posters.  :SK:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Keratos on August 24, 2018, 10:56:02 AM
That's honestly the best Digital Illustration by Miura till now :ubik:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Gobolatula on August 24, 2018, 10:56:38 AM
Fucking love it.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Nothingwillbewong on August 24, 2018, 01:16:46 PM
Very happy about the textured brushes also, in the other digital paintings he seemed to be using more of a default rounded brush for everything. Not surprising it didn't take long for Miura to master the medium
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on August 24, 2018, 01:39:33 PM
Wow, such a striking design! This is the best cover design Miura's done in years. 

I'm very pleased that he went for a stylized cover, and it's in keeping with the atmosphere of that dream world. Too bad about Casca, but good eyes on pointing out the sprite, B. I wouldn't have noticed at this low resolution.  Miura really has grown quite a bit with the digital medium since vol 38, when it became evident. This art appears to be a good marriage between his traditional line work and the enhancements that digital can offer.

Now bring on the posters  :daiba:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Aazealh on August 24, 2018, 03:47:33 PM
Looks great, I love it. Making it all grey is a genius move. Honestly I'd hang on my wall.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: IncantatioN on August 24, 2018, 03:50:23 PM
Thanks Heiji! So unique, setting itself apart from the rest of the covers in terms of the color palette. Reminds me of the look you'd find on unpainted statues/ kits.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Griffith on August 24, 2018, 05:05:42 PM
This is indeed a great cover for a segment that prominently plays like a David Lynch nightmare sequence:

(https://okachi.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/berserk-40.jpg)

"This is the water and this is the well. Drink full and descend.
The horse is the white of the eyes, and dark within."


Got a light? (https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7aDeUCKiKlQREsMw/source.gif) :beast:


It also reminds me of some of the more abstract slice-of-life covers from the teen volumes, and it even compliments and enhances that funky frame. I wonder if Miura is subconsciously influenced not to have it clash with his work? :ganishka:



Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: MrFlibble on August 24, 2018, 07:46:19 PM
Absolutely beautiful, it was kind of hard to notice at first, but having Casca's entire dream take place in black and white was an interesting touch. I really hope Miura keeps doing plot relevant covers.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: SleepersWake on August 25, 2018, 06:46:29 AM
I really dig the frame with its strong imagery of duality. The dove-like bird in the centre of the top border presumably represents the Falcon of Light, soaring ascendant among the clouds. Looks like it's mirrored by a bat-like creature under the words at the bottom, possibly a representation of Femto. The top pillars are the crest of the new band of the Falcon (I think) and a Beherit, possibly representing the light facade in contrast to the dark truth of the neo-Falcons. The base of the right pillar obviously represents Skull Knight and the left could be the Godhand or maybe even Void specifically given his opposition to SK and his close association with the brand - or maybe just the curse of the brand. Not sure about that one. In any case, interesting and evocative.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on August 26, 2018, 12:04:51 AM
I really dig the frame with its strong imagery of duality.

That frame is actually something that has been added to all volumes (retroactively) starting with Volume 38. Here's our discussion of it back in 2016: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14960.msg239711#msg239711
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Keratos on August 26, 2018, 09:49:09 AM
That frame is actually something that has been added to all volumes (retroactively) starting with Volume 38. Here's our discussion of it back in 2016: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14960.msg239711#msg239711
Hmm, looks like you really weren't digging it then, do you still have the same opinion about it? I persoanally really liked the change, but i can see why you thought that it looks a bit "cheap". Thankfully for the people that do not like it, Dark Horse doesn't add that in the English Volumes. (But it still has the same low quality blood splatter behind the Logo, which has been bugging me for years)
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Aazealh on August 26, 2018, 10:48:21 AM
do you still have the same opinion about it?

Yes. It wasn't an improvement.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: SleepersWake on August 26, 2018, 08:28:01 PM
That frame is actually something that has been added to all volumes (retroactively) starting with Volume 38. Here's our discussion of it back in 2016: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14960.msg239711#msg239711

Well I feel really foolish now :farnese: I was wondering why nobody was discussing it. Thanks for linking the prior discussion. In the context that it's used on every volume, I get why people like it less than I initially did - I thought it was making a thematic statement pertinent to the particular volume.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Heiji on September 13, 2018, 01:02:14 AM
The 40th volume of Kentarô MIURA's Berserk manga will be released on September 28. On this occasion, there will be one (or more?) project around this outing. More information will be provided in the 19th issue of the Young Animal (Hakusensha), which will also be released on September 28.

https://okachi.fr/projet-autour-de-la-sortie-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on September 13, 2018, 01:04:09 AM
there will be one (or more?) project around this outing. More information will be provided in the 19th issue of the Young Animal (Hakusensha), which will also be released on September 28.

https://okachi.fr/projet-autour-de-la-sortie-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/

Well that's exciting! Thanks for the update. Fingers crossed for a new artbook  :ubik: ...  ( :judo: )
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Aazealh on September 13, 2018, 05:19:45 AM
Fingers crossed for a new artbook  :ubik: ...  ( :judo: )

I don't dare to hope... :sad:
Mostly I pray it's not something horrible (I may have light novel PTSD). :magni:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Cyrus Jong on September 13, 2018, 07:40:35 AM
The 40th volume of Kentarô MIURA's Berserk manga will be released on September 28. On this occasion, there will be one (or more?) project around this outing. More information will be provided in the 19th issue of the Young Animal (Hakusensha), which will also be released on September 28.

https://okachi.fr/projet-autour-de-la-sortie-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/

I think a big fat apology for the anime, the Musou game, and the light novel would be a worthy Berserk project in and of itself. As would an assurance that the people responsible for greenlighting them have been sacked, but I guess I can't get too greedy.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: RaffoBaffo on September 13, 2018, 10:37:54 AM
(I may have visual novel PTSD). :magni:
Oh, youre still optimist.
Remember:
(https://image.ibb.co/jNxyqU/Berserk_The_Story_Continues.jpg)


EDIT
A Concept Artist at Playground Games has posted this:
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/onbGJ

EDIT2:
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-07-30-playground-games-hires-bioware-ea-motive-and-rocksteady-talent-for-upcoming-rpg
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on September 13, 2018, 12:40:21 PM
A Concept Artist at Playground Games has posted this:
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/onbGJ

EDIT2:
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-07-30-playground-games-hires-bioware-ea-motive-and-rocksteady-talent-for-upcoming-rpg
+ A few more: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/b9wgE / https://www.artstation.com/artwork/QAJK4

For conversation, the gist of the above: A studio called Playground Games is staffing up, grabbing some people from recognizable game studios (BioWare, Rocksteady Games, Ninja Theory, and Guerrilla Games) for a new, "open-world action RPG" that's so far an untitled project. Yesterday, a Playground artist dropped a few of these concept art images into his portfolio, along with the comment: "For 'The Berserk Project' I’m working on with fellow artist Sean Ray". So I looked up Sean Ray on Twitter, and ended up finding his page (http://sean-ray.co.uk/), showing a bunch of more artwork along with this: "Berserk Fan art work done for a talk given at Industry workshop "what if Guillermo Del Toro was making a Netflix series done with a budget of Game Of Thrones. Work done by me and Conar Cross! more to come ...."

That seems to sink it, to me. This sounds like a one-and-done collaboration project between artists who both clearly love Berserk and share some coincidental connection to Playground games. I will also add that I think it would be somewhat strange to staff up from such recognizable studios just for a licensed game. With few exceptions, licensed games are rarely given to the big boys. Usually studios would rather invest in an original property they can own, control, and milk for all its worth rather than one with a series of draconian strings attached.

On this occasion, there will be one (or more?) project around this outing. More information will be provided in the 19th issue of the Young Animal (Hakusensha), which will also be released on September 28.

https://okachi.fr/projet-autour-de-la-sortie-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/

Maybe we'll learn more then. That announcement could also sink this possibility completely  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Franz on September 26, 2018, 12:10:16 AM
On average, what's the time between the Japanese release and a translated, Dark Horse release in English?
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on September 26, 2018, 12:12:33 AM
On average, what's the time between the Japanese release and a translated, Dark Horse release in English?

Around one year, normally.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Franz on September 26, 2018, 02:27:26 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/wKKWfiF.png)

...

See you in another 12 years!  :puck:  I guess I can revisit the Hawk of the Millennium Arc and onward (I'm about sick of the Golden Age Arc), and contribute more here.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Heiji on September 26, 2018, 02:50:27 AM
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Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Gobolatula on September 26, 2018, 04:36:15 AM
My God Casca looks so lovely!

I love that Guts Dog vs Griffith Bird painting too. The colors are nice and moody.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Aazealh on September 26, 2018, 11:56:10 AM
Great posters. Love both of them!
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: jackson_hurley on September 26, 2018, 12:04:10 PM
Sweet we have a Casca poster. And what a poster! I really dig the other one too. Time to clear some space on my credit card and get that volume!
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: MrFlibble on September 26, 2018, 12:58:46 PM
Really like the Phantom Femto poster, but I must say, not a fan of the Casca one, her lips look off.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Griffith on September 26, 2018, 03:10:48 PM
I dig the sepia toned dream poster but am in the Casca looks a little weird there camp (just not my ideal of Casca), though they should have also updated her picture on the info page to reflect her change. =)

(https://i.pinimg.com/600x315/c3/2d/63/c32d63ad2baab40dc3e7c9c4fc61cc29.jpg)
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Bleac on September 26, 2018, 07:55:00 PM
The Casca piece has beautiful colors, and I especially like how well drawn her hands are. As Makoto Yukimura said once in an interview "Hands are the most expressive part of a character, after the face". It's a good painting, but one thing that feels a bit off to me is the pronounced digital influence; not that I have anything against digital, but in this case, I feel like there's a visible discrepancy between the pastel colors and theme the painting is trying to convey and the almost gaudy digital highlights. I think the other one does a slightly better job at incorporating the digital medium, but aside from that they both look amazing.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Heiji on September 27, 2018, 05:02:38 AM
The 40th volume of Kentarô MIURA's Berserk manga will be released on September 28. On this occasion, there will be one (or more?) project around this outing. More information will be provided in the 19th issue of the Young Animal (Hakusensha), which will also be released on September 28.

https://okachi.fr/projet-autour-de-la-sortie-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/

Will be a live PV.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: RaffoBaffo on September 27, 2018, 09:57:44 AM
Will be a live PV.
There will be a PV of the Project(s?), or the PV is the Project?
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Heiji on September 27, 2018, 10:31:54 AM
Live pv (with real actor) its project. Will be out tomorrow on Berserk official site.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on September 27, 2018, 10:36:25 AM
Live pv (with real actor) its project. Will be out tomorrow on Berserk official site.

Normally I'd say thanks for the info. But all this does is make me worry.  :magni:

Because it's a PV, maybe that's all it amounts to -- a live action commercial promoting the vol 40 release.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Aazealh on September 27, 2018, 11:36:49 AM
Because it's a PV, maybe that's all it amounts to -- a live action commercial promoting the vol 40 release.

Given the little money they've spent on the anime, I don't think they'd be insane enough to attempt a low budget live action adaptation.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Sareth on September 27, 2018, 11:33:25 PM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/48c7202562289af5dafacaa4178b4c53/tumblr_pfpzxuFrwn1sjroblo1_540.jpg)

I was hoping it would be something cool  :judo:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Heiji on September 28, 2018, 12:00:11 AM
PV out.
https://okachi.fr/un-clip-live-pour-feter-la-sortie-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Sareth on September 28, 2018, 12:04:18 AM
Wooooowww, that was cringy  :magni:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Arles on September 28, 2018, 12:14:50 AM
PV out.
https://okachi.fr/un-clip-live-pour-feter-la-sortie-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/

Here's what I think is an interview with the actor:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NvwmdkFbMU

And some backstage shots:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6OCLDcsHms
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Mangetsu on September 28, 2018, 12:39:01 AM
Glad this was only a promotional video, even though it was bad  :troll:

Better than getting a new novel.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Heiji on September 28, 2018, 01:29:00 AM
And otherwise, no preview page for the 41st volume in 40th volume.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Aazealh on September 28, 2018, 01:36:56 AM
PV out.
https://okachi.fr/un-clip-live-pour-feter-la-sortie-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/

Hahaha wow, Jesus Christ, this is really bad. So much it's almost comical. Hakusensha really needs to cool it with these dumb projects.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Griffith on September 28, 2018, 01:46:01 AM


I DID
10,000 POSTS
AT SK.NET
AND ALL I GOT
WAS THIS LOUSY
PROMO VIDEO


(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/goodblow.jpg)

I'm out! *mic drop*

-Griffith

P.S. I'm not out. :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on September 28, 2018, 01:51:33 AM
In context of Hakusensha putting out something (anything, apparently) small-scale to promote vol 40's release, I'm okay with it, I even laughed a little. In the same way I'm okay with those goddamned pachinko machines for being hilariously bad, there's something endearingly cheesy about this.

After all, what if that video ended with: Coming to Netflix 2019  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Griffith on September 28, 2018, 01:54:13 AM
In context of Hakusensha putting out something (anything, apparently) small-scale to promote vol 40's release. I'm okay with it. In the same way I'm okay with those goddamned pachinko machines for being hilariously bad, there's something endearingly cheesy about this.

After all, what if that video ended with: Coming to Netflix 2019  :ganishka:

First you defended DH volumes, then the guidebook, even the novel, and now THIS!? You've been broken, man! :guts:

This just goes to show how bad Berserk fans get treated outside of the manga and, like, statues, I guess. These are our expectations! Why can't we just get the regular decent merchandise the fans of any shitty series can take for granted? Why does it always have to be downright AWFUL!? :judo:




Also:

(https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/55829643/its-over-10000.jpg)

Ok, done with that now. :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on September 28, 2018, 02:08:37 AM
I mean, it's just an ad. The only difference between this dumb thing and every other low budget video they've made to promote Berserk is that we were given expectations for it (PROJECT!) Instead of it just dropping, and us derisively laughing and moving on.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Griffith on September 28, 2018, 02:37:29 AM
I know it's just a dumb video, and I actually kind of like it too, weird as it is, especially the print images surprisingly (maybe cause they remind me of our bad Photoshops (https://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=7747.0) =), and that's all it would amount to if it wasn't the cherry on top of other all too real disappointments. It'd just be nice to get some genuinely kickass, or just up to par, Berserk stuff once again instead of this fucking around (it's not funny when everything not produced directly by Miura is bad). I sure miss the nostalgic days of the merely underwhelming '97 anime, respectably authentic Dreamcast game, and actually awesome artbooks (even the postcard one =). Now we just have to basically be numb to this shit and that's really too bad.

BTW, back to the video, what's the big idea behind it? Like who is that guy? Is he some old Japanese action star or manly actor? Is this like if they'd cast Arnold in the part or something? Or is it just the guy is old and it's stupid and... that's the joke (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xECUrlnXCqk)? :???:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Bleac on September 28, 2018, 09:57:14 AM
I've just seen this on Twitter a minute ago and came straight here, knew you guys had probably massacred it already. I must say, even with the heavy editing, it's embarrassingly bad. Do Japanese people really like this stuff?

(https://i.imgur.com/lbklOd2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k42b3hF.jpg)
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: RaffoBaffo on September 28, 2018, 10:05:10 AM
I expected nothing less from Japanese advertisements.
Now I want a video of Old Man Guts vs Segata Sanshiro.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on September 28, 2018, 10:13:32 AM
I know it's just a dumb video, and I actually kind of like it too, weird as it is, especially the print images surprisingly (maybe cause they remind me of our bad Photoshops (https://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=7747.0) =),

It's funny that you mention that, because I look at this thing and just feel it's like one of our many April Fool's Day pranks. Elaborate, but ultimately just a flash-in-the-pan gag. Again, I think the reason this one feels off is because they hyped its release.

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It'd just be nice to get some genuinely kickass, or just up to par, Berserk stuff once again instead of this fucking around (it's not funny when everything not produced directly by Miura is bad). I sure miss the nostalgic days of the merely underwhelming '97 anime, respectably authentic Dreamcast game, and actually awesome artbooks (even the postcard one =). Now we just have to basically be numb to this shit and that's really too bad.

I think the last decent product they licensed with Berserk's name on it was the PS2 game, and even that wasn't great. I'd chalk it up to the people handling the property at Hakusensha not caring or not having a good eye for quality. I've become accustomed to just settling for pointing to the manga as the only thing that really matters. As we often say, Roseanne was good enough to stand on its own, she didn't need an animated series (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe1PkOUihBQ).

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BTW, back to the video, what's the big idea behind it? Like who is that guy? Is he some old Japanese action star or manly actor? Is this like if they'd cast Arnold in the part or something? Or is it just the guy is old and it's stupid and... that's the joke (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xECUrlnXCqk)? :???:

It's Shigeru Matsuzaki, a famous singer. I guess the intent is : Berserk is old and so is he, haha.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: no name on September 28, 2018, 02:00:18 PM
the digital volumen is out. https://www.hakusensha-e.net/top?id=16824#
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: ApostleBob on September 28, 2018, 02:44:15 PM
Wow, this PV looks goofy as hell. Some really weird choices here. The specters are... giant CGI skulls?

Life has apparently been so hard on Guts that he aged into a 60-year-old man. Lol.

Oh well, I guess I'm glad the series is getting some attention. At least it's not a trailer for a live action show like this.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on September 28, 2018, 03:24:38 PM
the digital volumen is out. https://www.hakusensha-e.net/top?id=16824#

Thanks! I flipped through the preview and noticed a confirmation of our name spelling for Danan.  :ubik:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Franz on September 28, 2018, 05:41:23 PM
Man, all that kinda makes me ashamed for enjoying Berserk. The weight of the world really did a number on ol' Guts, when he clearly should be enjoying retirement at age 57.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Sareth on September 28, 2018, 05:54:41 PM

BTW, back to the video, what's the big idea behind it? Like who is that guy? Is he some old Japanese action star or manly actor? Is this like if they'd cast Arnold in the part or something? Or is it just the guy is old and it's stupid and... that's the joke (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xECUrlnXCqk)? :???:

It's funny that you mention that, because I look at this thing and just feel it's like one of our many April Fool's Day pranks. Elaborate, but It's Shigeru Matsuzaki, a famous singer. I guess the intent is : Berserk is old and so is he, haha.

He's called the Black Singer in Japan because of his dark tan, and the two images Bleac posted emphasize 黒 black. That's the joke, the Black Singer as the Black Swordsman.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on September 28, 2018, 08:22:45 PM
He's called the Black Singer in Japan

Ahh that explains it. Thanks!
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Aazealh on September 29, 2018, 03:11:54 AM
Thanks! I flipped through the preview and noticed a confirmation of our name spelling for Danan.  :ubik:

Nice! Another victory! Not gonna lie: I enjoy being right. :badbone:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: no name on October 04, 2018, 10:10:10 AM
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-10-03/japanese-comic-ranking-september-24-30/.137655
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on October 04, 2018, 12:28:32 PM
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-10-03/japanese-comic-ranking-september-24-30/.137655

 :ubik: They don't say NUMBA WAN FANTASHII KOMIKU for nothing.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Aazealh on October 04, 2018, 02:19:10 PM
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-10-03/japanese-comic-ranking-september-24-30/.137655

(http://www.skullknight.net/forum/Themes/Recall_20/images/post/thumbup.gif)

:ubik: They don't say NUMBA WAN FANTASHII KOMIKU for nothing.

Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: no name on November 09, 2018, 11:35:02 AM
Miura changed the double spread from chapter 354, dog guts got his leg not back.https://i.imgur.com/E3x8Aub.jpg
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Keratos on November 09, 2018, 09:39:45 PM
Miura changed the double spread from chapter 354, dog guts got his leg not back.https://i.imgur.com/E3x8Aub.jpg

Ohh Nice! I was really wondering if it really was a mistake, to be honest if he didn't change it, i would still think that it had a deeper meaning or something :ganishka:
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on November 10, 2018, 12:03:25 PM
Miura changed the double spread from chapter 354, dog guts got his leg not back.https://i.imgur.com/E3x8Aub.jpg

Good eyes. I remember when that happened, I had no idea what to make of it. You can even hear my confusion on the podcast  :ganishka: Glad it was a mistake though, and not some inexplicable narrative decision.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Keratos on November 12, 2018, 09:17:52 AM
Miura also edited a page in Episode 352, i didn't even notice that originally it was the wrong leg. (I also included the page he edited in Episode 354.) https://imgur.com/a/osMfVKs
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: ApostleBob on November 12, 2018, 07:26:39 PM
Good eyes on this stuff. I missed the leg detail.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Sareth on November 14, 2018, 02:05:42 AM
Miura also edited a page in Episode 352, i didn't even notice that originally it was the wrong leg. (I also included the page he edited in Episode 354.) https://imgur.com/a/osMfVKs

I remember noticing that it was the wrong leg when that episode came out. But then forgot and never checked for the correction
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Pedro-kun on November 15, 2018, 06:41:51 AM
Does the volume release use a higher quality ink? It looks so much better than the magazine release.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Aazealh on November 15, 2018, 07:32:23 AM
Does the volume release use a higher quality ink? It looks so much better than the magazine release.

The paper is of a much higher quality, couldn't tell you about the ink.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: NCHaskew on November 23, 2018, 12:28:52 AM
I remember noticing that it was the wrong leg when that episode came out. But then forgot and never checked for the correction

I'm new to reading the episodes as they come out in Young Animal--is that a common thing, edits being made between magazine release and volume release? Or is this an inordinate amount?
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Sareth on November 23, 2018, 02:25:01 AM
I'm new to reading the episodes as they come out in Young Animal--is that a common thing, edits being made between magazine release and volume release? Or is this an inordinate amount?

I'm pretty sure that every volume has at least one change. Art touch ups and continuity fixes are pretty common.

Volume 38: Fixed continuity mistake with Griffith's gauntlet https://imgur.com/a/1UOBxJw

Volume 39: Made Guts' neck less thicc https://imgur.com/a/2oWzQ

Rarer changes that have occurred are things like modified dialogue, rearranged episode placement, new pages inserted, a removed page, and one episode removed entirely.
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Walter on November 23, 2018, 05:50:41 PM
I'm new to reading the episodes as they come out in Young Animal--is that a common thing, edits being made between magazine release and volume release? Or is this an inordinate amount?

Not uncommon, but also not in every volume. I can only think of a handful of significant changes that were made. Most of them are artwork corrections for inconsistencies, like you've already seen. However, one change was big enough to start a whole theory (Moonlight Boy, see Volume 28 below).

Here are the ones I could remember off the top of my head:

Volume 5: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14516.msg232805#msg232805
Volume 13: Ep 83 removed, you probably already know all about that at this point though.
Volume 21: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14060.0
Volume 28:  http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=4321.msg118658#msg118658
Title: Re: Volume 40 release
Post by: Tabris on November 24, 2018, 11:27:33 AM
Thanks for posting those!

I find these things genuinely interesting.

It's also nice to be reminded he's human now and then and can make mistakes instead of being some unseen Manga god named Miura that pops amazing content into existence every now and then in a conveniently sequential manner.

Could be just me though.