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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #125 on: December 27, 2007, 05:39:53 AM »
I don't mind the waiting either. The fact the series has a consistent writer/artist and brings out great quality in his work makes it worth the wait. When you compare his stuff to some of the American comic books over here they can't hold a candle to Miura-sans work. 

How right you are.  At first, waiting between episodes, especially over month long periods, was hard, but it gets easier as time goes on.  As you said, what's important is Miura's consistency and exceptional storytelling.  They really make waiting worth it. :guts:

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« Reply #126 on: December 29, 2007, 12:19:16 PM »
How right you are.  At first, waiting between episodes, especially over month long periods, was hard, but it gets easier as time goes on.  As you said, what's important is Miura's consistency and exceptional storytelling.  They really make waiting worth it. :guts:

But without any date for release can be really worrying, the last time it happen, it was half a year wait...


Anyway what i believe now is Miura is probably trying to plan out a new more powerful enemies following Ganishka i suppose, Some of us here doubt that what come out from the Apostle chamber is not going to be the empowered emperor alone...
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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #127 on: December 29, 2007, 01:47:48 PM »
But without any date for release can be really worrying, the last time it happen, it was half a year wait...

Which was fine for me, because I was in iraq and couldn't read any Berserk.  :guts:

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« Reply #128 on: December 30, 2007, 05:13:45 AM »
So how often is a new episode released? Most of the manga I read has one week, two week or at most, one month updates (and that month takes a WHILE to pass!!!!). Does Berserk take even more time than that? Last time I was prepearing to read it was I think a few months ago and by the time I finished reading it, it was still at 292 :(

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« Reply #129 on: December 30, 2007, 05:53:31 AM »
Last time I was prepearing to read it was I think a few months ago and by the time I finished reading it, it was still at 292 :(

292 just came out at end of november, I don't think that was a few months ago.

Berserk is a fortnight release. It's supposed to be around 2 episodes every months...
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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #130 on: December 30, 2007, 03:04:15 PM »
So how often is a new episode released? Most of the manga I read has one week, two week or at most, one month updates (and that month takes a WHILE to pass!!!!). Does Berserk take even more time than that? Last time I was prepearing to read it was I think a few months ago and by the time I finished reading it, it was still at 292 :(
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BERSERK is serialized in Hakusensha's "Young Animal", a seinen magazine published twice every month.

Miura has taken a number of breaks this year, viewable here:
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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #131 on: January 08, 2008, 10:14:23 AM »
it was half a year wait...

Yeah... 4 month delay for 280 :judo:.  Lol, would be kinda funny if Miura decided to take 8 months to release the next one.
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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #132 on: January 08, 2008, 12:39:52 PM »
Wow, check that out - a 4 month delay for 280!  I hope we won't have to wait that long for another release either - While it's worth the wait, that doesn't make time pass by any faster :judo:

I don't think it'll take as long, that 4 months long break was exceptional and announced in advance. My hopeful self is looking forward to a release on the 25 of this month, or maybe in early February.

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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #133 on: January 08, 2008, 07:42:30 PM »
A lot of manga artists are required to bust out new releases on a regular schedule (one per week or one every other week or something)... I know that Miura used to do the every other week deal, but... Hmm...

How/why can/does he take these long breaks?

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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #134 on: January 08, 2008, 07:45:48 PM »
A lot of manga artists are required to bust out new releases on a regular schedule (one per week or one every other week or something)... I know that Miura used to do the every other week deal, but... Hmm...

How/why can/does he take these long breaks?
Because he's an established mangaka and the main draw to the magazine Berserk is published in (Young Animal). That little factoid aside, we can't know any of the licensing/contractual agreements between him and Hakusensha or Young Animal, but his popularity over more than 10 years is sure to be a key factor in his allowance for breaks.
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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #135 on: January 08, 2008, 07:53:45 PM »
I would guess he has a contract with the publisher for a certain amount of episodes, but like Walter said even if he were to fall short of that number he has such a history with that should a need for a break occur I'm sure they can work it out.

As for other mangaka, it has to be different for each but I think ALL are given breaks so they can develop their story or lay the groundwork for future releases.  Doing a series like this is grueling enough without having to make up the story on a per-episode basis.
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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #136 on: January 08, 2008, 09:00:41 PM »
I know that Miura used to do the every other week deal, but... Hmm... How/why can/does he take these long breaks?

Ahhh, the question that comes back every time there's a break. It just never gets old.

Anyway, it's not like Miura didn't take breaks before (which to be more exact should be counted in number of YA issues skipped and not in weeks). He's just been taking more of them in the past few years (while repeatedly apologizing for it), and we had a couple of really long ones. Usually a reason is provided: it can be to develop the story, create new characters, stuff like that. Or to work on side projects, like volume covers, posters and other similar color illustrations, but also various merchandises (trading card game, video games, sculpted busts of the characters, etc). Those are the "usual" breaks, and while they mean that no episode is published, Miura still works as much as he usually does. He just does other things instead of drawing an episode. That includes the big break that lasted 4 months last year.

Then, there are the exceptional breaks, for example the time he fell ill due to overworking and had to take a rest for a while. Lastly, and that's just my guess, the fact we get more breaks nowadays is also a consequence of 15 years of working pretty much all the time with only very rare vacations. Miura's not 20 years old anymore and he probably wishes to enjoy his life a little more than he has been instead of toiling day in, day out. Not to mention that he should be careful not to excessively exhaust himself again.

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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #137 on: January 08, 2008, 09:21:49 PM »
Honestly I don't see why people keep complain about him taking breaks, he works very hard to give his fans a very well made story. I'd rather he take as many breaks he thinks he should have.


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« Reply #138 on: January 08, 2008, 10:25:32 PM »
         I guess people can't help being impatient.  I mean most episode almost always feel like cliffhangers when they come out especially this one there a lot of suspense then there is the long weeks of waiting. I guess to most people who are used to the weekly Shonen chapter release, Berserk is a real change of pace. But considering the quality of each episode it is well worth the wait.
       I am fine with Miura taking breaks and taking care of his health. I rather have him do that then him over working himself then getting seriously ill because if that happens it would take even longer for episodes to be released, that would really suck.

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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #139 on: January 08, 2008, 11:02:17 PM »
     I rather have him do that then him over working himself then getting seriously ill because if that happens it would take even longer for episodes to be released, that would really suck.
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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #140 on: January 08, 2008, 11:05:47 PM »
lol.  Who's gonna draw the chaptars if hez dead???

I hope he's written everything down!
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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #141 on: January 08, 2008, 11:09:52 PM »
lol.  Who's gonna draw the chaptars if hez dead???

I hope he's written everything down!

I heard Masashi Kishimoto wanted to. (aka Naruto guy)

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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #142 on: January 08, 2008, 11:26:40 PM »
I heard Masashi Kishimoto wanted to. (aka Naruto guy)

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« Reply #143 on: January 08, 2008, 11:52:23 PM »
I heard Masashi Kishimoto wanted to. (aka Naruto guy)

Oh... goody.  Then we can add 100 new characters and make causality some kind of power level-thing.
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« Reply #144 on: January 09, 2008, 12:03:30 AM »
Oh... goody.  Then we can add 100 new characters and make causality some kind of power level-thing.

Don't forget about Guts' ship crash landing on the island that Naruto lives on!

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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #145 on: January 09, 2008, 12:18:34 AM »
E-nuff, guys. E-nuff. 5 posts of shit is just about e-nuff  :void:
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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #146 on: January 09, 2008, 04:29:56 AM »
I didn't have anything to do with it this time!

Well, to be honest the longer the episodes take the better. I can only afford the two volumes(max) of Berserk I have to buy annually anyway :puck:

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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #147 on: January 09, 2008, 04:59:01 AM »
I didn't have anything to do with it this time!

Well, to be honest the longer the episodes take the better. I can only afford the two volumes(max) of Berserk I have to buy annually anyway :puck:

Yes, that is how considerate Miura is.  He knows how poor we are so he releases only when we can afford them beauties.
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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #148 on: January 09, 2008, 11:46:06 AM »
Yes, that is how considerate Miura is.  He knows how poor we are so he releases only when we can afford them beauties.

Not to get TOO hoighty-toighty but they're only like 5-7 bucks each! 200 pages of pure awesome comes at a discount as far as I'm concerned.

the shipping costs make it around 15-20, yea, but still...
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Re: Episode 292
« Reply #149 on: January 09, 2008, 04:17:13 PM »
couldn't a general thread about the release-dates and breaks prevent the last few pages of nearly every recent episode-thread to become a discussion/whining about the long wait?
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