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Offline Heiji

Volume 40 release
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:56:07 AM »
40th volume will be out september 28.

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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 11:28:49 AM »
No chapter 27/07 in Young Animal.


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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 11:43:05 AM »
I really hope that on 24.8 and on 28.9 a new episodes will drop

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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #8 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?

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« Reply #9 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  :???:

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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #11 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)


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« Reply #12 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:

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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #15 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.

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« Reply #16 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.

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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2018, 12:19:18 PM »
Thank you for the info Heiji!

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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: Volume 40 release
« Reply #21 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:

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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2018, 06:41:56 AM »
Volume can preorder on Amazon

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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2018, 12:04:34 PM »
Volume can preorder on Amazon

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:

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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2018, 09:58:05 PM »
Volume can preorder on Amazon

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: