On the contrary, the timing of this (mostly worthless) news item was likely planned to coincide with Berserk’s return. Makes the biggest media splash.I'm fine with them trying to make more off of Berserk but I wish they would do this a bit later cause it just looks from a glance like a way to benefit from berserk returning which I think wasn't their reason. Oddly the movies were gone were removed from digital services 2-3 months ago.
I'd say it's safe to say there will be no new content?
I imagine theyre just gonna fit the movies for television.
I would say that it is unclear to this moment. Too little details have been revealed, at face value it should be just a random tv broadcast of the trilogy.
There's still no updates, but I noticed a few things that may hint at something more.
1) In the staff list there is a credit for "Memorial Edition Director" to Yuta Sano, who originally worked on CG and storyboards in the trilogy and in the past decade grew a solid career in Studio 4°C as animator and director. The involvement of a new director specifically for this release should indicate at least a minimal amount of change, but it's impossible to say to what extent as of now.
there could be plans for a new adaptation.
I'm not sure what to expect, so I'll just wait and see what will be announced. At first I expected nothing more than a random broadcast, no different than what happens when you turn on the tv and there's a random movie playing. I simply pointed out that since there's staff members brought in specifically for this edition, so it's not what I initially thought. Time will tell what it will be.They have announced exactly what it is they're doing: broadcasting the movie trilogy on TV. They will be recutting it in the process, but I don't think you should expect any notable new material.
It sure is challenging, but it's not impossible. Hellsing Ultimate happened, Chainsaw Man is happening, if there enough will for it, a way will open (but I can't say for the quality).That seems unlikely. First because a new adaptation would be announced separately, and second because it would be challenging to broadcast Guts' adventures as the Black Swordsman on terrestrial television in Japan.
It sure is challenging, but it's not impossible. Hellsing Ultimate happened, Chainsaw Man is happening, if there enough will for it, a way will open (but I can't say for the quality).
For now I would say that we should wait and see what exactly is the nature of Aniplex's involvement, if it's just a distribution thing (that would be odd, since they're an anime and music production company), or if they now hold the rights for a new adaptation.
Honestly with now secretive Japanese people are, I can imagine deals like these happening silently and only being revealed much later. If it is indeed true that Berserk is now on their hands, it could open many possibilities, at least, animation studios and staff-wise. Again, time will tell.
I understand that, I simply think that if the time will come where a brand new adaptation is on the table, they won't necessarily have to stick to cable channels broadcast.I don't think you understand what I'm talking about. Hellsing Ultimate is a series of OVAs and was not broadcast on terrestrial TV channels as far as I know. These have more stringent standards than cable channels.
For me the oddity is that they are involved in the first place, since they were never part of the production of any previous adaptation. As in, Aniplex is such a big company (and always looking for profit from every propriety they touch) that I would be amazed if their involvement were only relegated to the production and distribution of the Memorial Edition of the trilogy and nothing more. Hence my speculation that something might have happened behind the scenes and that there might be more to it. If they simply wanted a one-off tv broadcast of the films, I imagine there could have been tons of other opportunities and distributors.As far as I can tell, Aniplex is handling the production and distribution of the Memorial Edition. They are mentioned on the website because they created the website and are in charge of the project. I don't see why that would be odd either, since they are among other things a distribution company.
I understand that, I simply think that if the time will come where a brand new adaptation is on the table, they won't necessarily have to stick to cable channels broadcast.
For me the oddity is that they are involved in the first place, since they were never part of the production of any previous adaptation. As in, Aniplex is such a big company (and always looking for profit from every propriety they touch) that I would be amazed if their involvement were only relegated to the production and distribution of the Memorial Edition of the trilogy and nothing more.
While I'm not a fan of the film, including such an important and moving scene can definitely only be seen as an improvement. I'm really excited to even just see how this scene is done in a vacuum.
"Hundreds of modified and remastered" are usually almost unnoticeable things like filter adjustments, but sometimes redrawn scenes and art can actually look quite a bit better. While I'm not expecting much on this front, I'm curious to see how substantive they are.
I do admit that I didn't expect it to be different in any way (besides the obvious editing of some scenes to fit in that new format), so any sort of change is cool to me."Bonfire of dreams" scene under the supervision of chief animation director Naoyuki Onda
Now about that... I have no idea what these changes could be. They could be something as subtle as the typical anime fixes where anime studios go back and redraw certain wonky facial expressions, usually for the blu-ray release.Hundreds of existing cuts will be modified and remastered
My brightest expectations for this would be that they can consistently flesh out the story, maybe even adding stuff like Guts' childhood, Casca's flashback, more character interactions, maybe even fixing Skull Knight's introduction, and as for technical adjustments, better editing, fixing the CGI and the awful shaky cam they loved so much and stuff like that. These enhancements would certainly make them much more watchable.
Yuki Kaji also confirmed recording new lines for Judeau so that's surely something more I look forward to, as he was one of the highlights for me.
As for the music, Susumu Hirasawa's involvement is for a new OP and insert song(s), I'm not sure if he could do even some more BGM, that'd be lovely. I'm not overly excited about Shiro Sagisu's music but if he can provide more emotional / dramatic orchestral music that would make me happy. His action music was quite terrible imo, especially with that Special Choir he loves so much.
Also, it has been announced that at the Berserk Exhibition they will also distribute posters from the new key visual and at an Aniplex event they'll distribute a collection of artworks from the trilogy (I suppose the ones in the credits of the third movie, directly adapted from the Miura illustrations for the manga). If I were in Japan I'd love to get these myself.
Now about that... I have no idea what these changes could be. They could be something as subtle as the typical anime fixes where anime studios go back and redraw certain wonky facial expressions, usually for the blu-ray release.
OR, it could be something as major as them drawing scenes that were CG before. (Though I'm leaning way more towards the former).