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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 23, 2017, 10:32:14 AM »
Thats great news. I hope that it won't be like that time when the series came back around the Rickert era, where we got the anime announcment at the end of a 6 episode run. I still can imagine them doing one more season, but i hope they finally gave up on it.

  One the episode itself, i love how the hawk of darkness is towering above them. Seems just unbeatable. Looks like as if the Dragonslayer will make it's appearance soon too

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 20, 2017, 07:31:08 PM »
Miuras comment in japanese

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
« on: December 04, 2017, 05:45:42 PM »
Some better pictures. The femto one is pretty awsome.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: New photo of Kentaro Miura
« on: November 14, 2017, 05:07:46 PM »
My man. What a nice picture

Vagabond / Re: Vagabond Statue
« on: June 28, 2017, 06:06:16 PM »
There is also this absolutely amazing sculpt of Musashi

More here

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 39 release
« on: June 27, 2017, 05:38:37 PM »
My volume came the other day and I really don't see any "wonkiness".  I really think people are making a big deal over nothing.  All the art work in the issues of Young Animal has always looked fine to me.  It is these weird scans that people are seeing that are different.  Going on and on about line thickness and traced panels is asinine.

The volume looks great and the digital painting of all the elves looks fantastic.  He really has mastered a new skill.  Maybe this is part of the reason why releases have slowed down, he wanted to learn how to draw/paint another way.

The style Miura draws some things may have changed over the last few years, but that is nothing new.  Also they may be using different tools to create some of the backgrounds and tones, but this is nothing drastic.  If you want to criticize his work, I think you can comment on the already mentioned cover art.  If you really want to get nit picky there are a few panels where there are some blank faces on characters, and the only reason they stand out is because he usually takes the time to add those tiny details in.

Although the line work looks much better in the volume, it is clearly obvious that Miura has been using much thicker lines for his characters. This could well just come from him drawing on his tablet, but all in all compared to the way he used to draw faces, i don't think it looks great in some of the episodes that we have in this volume. The best example i have would be this panel from episode 347.

Unfortunately we don't know the extent of Miuras digital work. If he has fully transitioned by now, i would love to see him experimenting more with the lines that tablets offer.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: June 23, 2017, 09:34:16 PM »
Sucks that it's in this context, but those are my favorite illustrations Miura has produced in a long time. So beautiful.

I agree man. I love the raw hatching. It's looks dirty, but in a very good way. The drawn horses look so good

Berserk Anime / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: June 23, 2017, 01:53:27 PM »
Pretty sure that the a new season will be announced for winter.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: June 23, 2017, 01:43:17 PM »
These are the illustrations from the novel.

Credits go to Ryu Osaka

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: June 22, 2017, 05:28:50 PM »
Seems to be the first 2 pages of the novel

One of the illustrations and a small description about the content in japanese

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 39 release
« on: June 22, 2017, 05:27:27 PM »
Here is a clearer look on the new Volume cover

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:55:56 AM »
Seriously though, who would have ever thought that there would be a scenario in which farnese makes use of Mozgus  :ganishka:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 20, 2017, 09:07:05 PM »
Immense episode. I love of all of this. Crazy to think that Elfhelm started on a very lighthearted note, and although we all knew that this kind of stuff was coming, in the big picture it creates a very well balanced atmosphere for this section. Those penis monsters  remind me a lot of Hr. Giger designs for ''sexual'' stuff. Love the inclusion of Mozgus a lot too! Very clever use for it. Im also glad that Miura still did his own thing, instead of using the big hand for the depiction of the eclipse.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 20, 2017, 02:09:43 PM »

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 20, 2017, 11:14:17 AM »
Looks kinda like a brain, may be the time when Void handed out the sacrifical marks?

Berserk Anime / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: June 16, 2017, 08:35:01 PM »
Being honest i don't care at this point anymore. Whatever way they chose to end this pile of dogshit, just let the next episode be the last. That's all i want.

Im moreso interested into how YA will keep on releasing the Manga in the future considering that the series always came back at the start of a new season.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: June 15, 2017, 08:31:06 AM »

This won't do shit

Berserk Anime / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: June 10, 2017, 07:56:56 AM »
Hopefully this is the last season of any Berserk anime ever.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserkian artifacts in museums
« on: June 06, 2017, 09:07:48 PM »
Not from a museum, but this reminded me a lot of Ganishka.

This is from a place called Matsusaka which is located in the Mie prefecture.

Other pics from that place

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 350
« on: May 23, 2017, 04:12:59 PM »
Fucking amazing.


Berserk has reached several new audiences with the release of the latest anime series seasons this year and last, so are there any plans to bundle volumes into omnibus releases for collectors to get a fresh start?

Not at the moment—there is still excitement around the individual volumes (which are still coming out in Japan), and in a sense, the material is fresher than ever, with tons of new readers making the foray into Berserk. Furthermore, both the creator and licensor are pleased with the current format and releases, which is incredibly important to us as licensees of the work.

Why do you think the Berserk story resonates so much with fans?Why do you think the Berserk story resonates so much with fans?

The Berserk world is every bit as rich and complex as that of A Game of Thrones, and while the material is often horrific and genuinely disturbing, there is real human emotion and a generous serving of humor. The more you read, the deeper you are drawn in. Kentaro Miura’s imagination is boundless, and the series never fails to surprise. It really is an astonishing accomplishment.

If you were going to recommend additional Dark Horse titles for fans interested in Berserk, what would they be?

It’s difficult to compare anything to Berserk, but I’d suggest Gantz, another very adult and very disturbing series that is filled with imagination and heart. And Gantz is also one of the most spectacularly realistic works of comics illustration I’ve ever seen. You really believe everything you see—and some of it you’ll wish you could un-see!

Does the amount of widely disseminated Berserk scans from fans tend to affect the sales of the Berserk volumes?

We’re selling more now than we ever have, so while scanlations likely have some impact on sales, a lot of readers are buying our Berserk volumes. That said, I believe that most people who read scanlations aren’t going to pay for the books anyway, so those aren’t really lost sales, and some who check out the scanlations become fans of the series and start buying the books.

How long of a lead time do you have between when volumes of Berserk are published in Japan and translating them for Western audiences?

Depends on a lot of factors too boring to go into. We get them out as soon as is practical; things as small as someone being out for a week with wisdom tooth surgery on top of Golden Week vacation in Japan can delay negotiations, and there are a bunch of other elements, such as solicitation with our distributor, translation, etc. 

Since the additional Berserk series and video games have released in the last few months, have you seen an uptick in manga sales?

Absolutely. And, actually, it has recently dethroned Lone Wolf & Cub as DH’s best-selling title (not just among manga, but across all titles and volumes), and in terms of units sold commercially—that is, via “normal” channels, not a special bulk pack-in ordered by a specific client—it is our historical bestseller.

Do you typically see more sales from later parts of the series or near the beginning with fans just getting into the franchise in general?

Generally, there’d be series attrition with any longer title, but this is one of those special titles (like Gantz or Lone Wolf & Cub) that remain steady across the board.

Were sales of the manga steady despite the four-year gap between volume 37 and volume 38?

Yes, surprisingly. However, Miura-sensei released Giganto Maxia, also published by DH and released a while back, which seemed to tide over the fans during the long wait.
Thanks to Dark Horse Comics and Michael Gombos for the interview!

The one of the party is so good ahhhhh

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
« on: May 03, 2017, 05:29:14 PM »
By the sculptor of the upcoming Femto statue  :femto:

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 39 release
« on: April 28, 2017, 11:23:42 AM »
Absolutely love this cover! The last one was a disappointment for me, but this one is incredible  :ubik:

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