I think this solution is the lesser evil.
Honestly from how much respect they have for Miura and the fact they know it's not going to be exactly as he would have intended, I think the decision to make it a direct continuation could've been from the higher ups of Hakusensha.I would have preferred this continuation to be treated as a separate series of sorts with a slightly different name just to make it clear that this is not Miura's Berserk going forward
I am actually very happy about this. I always though that 364 ending was too much of a cliffhanger for it to be final so I was always hoping they would announce something like this. I just want to know where things will be going from here and I 100% trust Miuras assistant because obviously Miura trusted him aswell.
I doubt any of us could say anything to Koji Mori that he doesn't know already. In fact he likely knows much more about the manga than we do or ever will. But if I were to say anything I'd say what their message said, which is to make decisions based on if "Mr. Miura said so".I have a question for you guys that I do think warrants some pondering. If you could, based on all your long years and experience as a reader of berserk, tell the new people helming the series something to guide them and stay on a path you believe to be the right one (or as close to right as they can, considering Miura's passing) for Berserk, what would it be?
I have a question for you guys that I do think warrants some pondering. If you could, based on all your long years and experience as a reader of berserk, tell the new people helming the series something to guide them and stay on a path you believe to be the right one (or as close to right as they can, considering Miura's passing) for Berserk, what would it be?
Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in.Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in.youtu.be
Continuing to call it just Berserk is the right move too. Something like Berserk: Legacy, or Berserk X would just invite ideas outside what Miura had visioned. Doubtful the studio will want to do that.
I have to be honest, when I first heard these news my first thought wasn't excitement. It gave me an overwhelmingly nauseous and fearful feeling. But all the positiveness I have for it, is that Koji Mori seems to be the main person involved in it's direction. That does not mean it will be any good or even not terrible but I trust his intentions and think that something that is done out of love for such a dear friend can never be a terrible mistake and without some sort of merit.Mori's mission statement was pretty much it, which is encouraging. At the same time, it's kind of like someone telling you how they'd theoretically do the impossible in a credible sounding way... it's still a lot easier said than done! The proof will be in the pudding, they can go in with the best intentions and everything can just look and feel completely off about the art and story, OR, it could be ok, acceptable, and best case, feel authentic, like we're being given genuine information from Miura via an intermediary. We'll see, it's a tall order, and I'll be reading with that in mind. I won't be expecting it to be seamless, but I also won't stick my head in the sand and give a thumbs up if it's just not cutting it. Part of me can't even believe I'm discussing this and wishes I wasn't. This better be good.
"If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it’s that you can [continue the life's work of] anyone."