That's exactly what I meant in my previous post in this topic but expressed with my rusted English.A major x factor beyond general art style and story that's not being as widely considered is Miura's storyboarding, fight choreography and direction. Unlike plot points, there's really no way for them to recreate this as he was one of the best in the business, so even if they try aping his style or straight up plagiarize elements from earlier fights it's definitely going to be more run-of-the-mill. Hell, just the framing of shots and people's faces I would expect to be more generic... Miura even did the storyboarding for Duranki, so this would be something his assistants had the least practice at. We'll at least get a look at all these elements, including action, in this first episode.
That makes me wonder, will the author’s comments for Berserk going forward be from Kouji Mori or Studio Gaga, or both?In Young Animal #12, which is the issue where the announcement of Berserk's resumption was published, Mori's author comment is: ガガの皆さん、編集部と共にしっかりゃっていきます。よろしくお願い致します。
It translates to: "I will work hard together with the editorial department and everyone at (Studio) Gaga. Thank you in advance for your support."
Also, I somewhat disagree on how GoT unfolded, or unraveled. While it did immediately go downhill when they ran out of source material, the show was still fine for a couple of seasons, the sixth season having some series highpoints the books have yet to put together. When it went to shit is after those guys burned out as showrunners of such a demanding production and basically started doing half seasons and trying to cop out with big screen spectacle instead of the slow burn characterization that brung them to the dance.
Hard disagree. While I would certainly take that over nothing at all, a series of plot points are not the same thing as a story. Take the greatest story ever written and distill it to a wiki summary and tell me if it has even a shred of impact.I would prefer it much more if Mori would write everything he remembers in a special issue accompanied with illustrations. The main reason is that I would prefer to fill in the gaps and recreate the scenes in my mind with my own fantasy based on Miura's key points, than see someone else's interpretation based on Miura's key points.
Mori is also a mangaka and a storyteller, yeah, but that doesn't necessarily mean that he is a good fit for Berserk, we'll find out soon enough.
It still won't be Berserk for me, that's why I choose to call it "continuation project" personally
Over the past year, long before this project was announced, I had a thought I found funny that such an endeavor should be called: ベルセルク擬き. That's how Guts calls the pseudo-apostles he encounters during the condemnation arc (like the goat and Mozgus). Of course it could never really be called that, as that's a rather pejorative term.
The question is not whether or not this is "Miura's Berserk." It's not. The question is really what will be the most satisfying and impactful way to tell the parts of the story that Miura didn't get to.@Frogacuda Well, it's really a matter of personal preferences. It's pretty subjective and I expect it to be even more devisive as soon as we get the actual episodes. Getting a continuation under these circumstances seems to be a good thing, no doubt about that, but I still would prefer a detailed text with illustrations overall. Manga is the medium for Berserk, sure, but it was Miura's heart and soul, and that's the way I fell in love with it. Mori is also a mangaka and a storyteller, yeah, but that doesn't necessarily mean that he is a good fit for Berserk, we'll find out soon enough. It takes more than just knowing what Miura had in store for the future of the series. Berserk officialy ended with episode 364, but the news we got have me curious and excited. It still won't be Berserk for me, that's why I choose to call it "continuation project" personally, but I try to remain hopeful about the outcome of their decision to keep going.
I'm not too worried about how fleshed out things will be, or about the small moments. The first letter, from the editorial department, made mention of his talks with his team. While Mori said he won't be fleshing anything out himself or going beyond what Miura told him, he never said anything about Studio Gaga in that regard. His role as a supervisor leads me to believe he'll be writing certain episodes, or portions of episodes, while Studio Gaga will fill in some of the empty space, so we can get the smaller moments while also never deviating from Miura's overall plan.
Also, when it comes to the art, if Miura really was less hands-on with Duranki past its first episode as we were led to believe, then I'm not too worried about the art aspect either. If the manticore in Duranki's last episode is anything to go off of, they're plenty skilled enough, even if not quite at Miura's level (I'm sure over time they'll reach a much more comparable level though).
The question is not whether or not this is "Miura's Berserk." It's not. The question is really what will be the most satisfying and impactful way to tell the parts of the story that Miura didn't get to.
A text summary, or a light novel, or anything else is not going to be any more of a "real" version. They'd be bad. At best a coda to imagine what could have been, but stripped of any emotional impact or satisfaction.
The only real way forward is to let the people who know the material as best as anyone still living to tell the story as best they can. That's all this is.
Another possible interpretation is that he means the broader strokes, like he says he won't try to do chapters that he didn't discuss or can't recall, he will stick to the core plot line. Which does not mean that he won't flesh it out in terms of adding scenes or dialog or smaller beats in the story, just that he will stick to the major plot beats he knows.What you're proposing doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Whether with Mori, his staff or the editorial department, Miura couldn't possibly have revealed the rest of Berserk's story in minute details. In fact it's a given that many of the finer details are thing he would have come up with as he drew each episode. Moreover, if by saying he'll stick to what Miura told him and won't be fleshing things out himself, Mori just means that other people will be filling it in instead, it has no value except as an abdication of his own responsability (and then why be credited as "supervisor" instead of "writing consultant"?).
So I don't believe that's the correct way of interpreting his words (or those of YA's staff, who also said the team would only do what Miura told them about). But if it turns out to be the case, then I think that would warrant being worried about faithfulness. I get the compulsion to be as optimistic as possible, but we realistically aren't going to be getting 10 volumes of "almost the same thing Miura would have done". Something has been lost that can't be regained or compensated for. That's just how it is.
Another possible interpretation is that he means the broader strokes, like he says he won't try to do chapters that he didn't discuss or can't recall, he will stick to the core plot line. Which does not mean that he won't flesh it out in terms of adding scenes or dialog or smaller beats in the story, just that he will stick to the major plot beats he knows.
Do you think they might add comments from Mori and Studio Gaga about what is from what Miura left, or to show some sketches left by K.Miura ( when there are some) to demonstrate where they departed from to create characters and episodes in the volume ?
It's something I would appreciate to have as a bonus but It can also be compiled in some sort of future book about Miura/Berserk.
Miura storyboarded, wrote, drafted the episodes (pencil drawings) and did final touches on the manga. Basically meaning that the assistants inked drawings that Miura had done, and also added tones, while Miura then added final touches as well to bring the art together. Basically he still did more than majority of the series.Was Duranki drawn by Miura or other people? I cant find specific info about this. Maybe this would be example of what we should expect from new Berserk.
Was Duranki drawn by Miura or other people? I cant find specific info about this. Maybe this would be example of what we should expect from new Berserk.