Appreciate all the info. It's fair to say I definitely wasn't up to date with all of those developments.That could create short-term delays overall as things get situated. Ultimately though, this expansion is a way for Miura to shape Studio Gaga into a more efficient production model. So that means good things for Berserk. We're just in a drought for now.
Ultimately, however, I've lost interest in speculating the reason for the delays. Can't say it is out of Berserk's nature to be this slow with releases.
But its sad how our hope keep going down month by month. I believed that 2020 would be the year for Berserk since Duranki was announced and due to the last two chapters, i really believed that Berserk will rise again, but my hope isn't the same now.
The one thing i would look out for is the next release of Duranki. I speculated a bit on it but i feel like the next 2 episodes should give us a glimpse on the planned length of the series. As it stands now, it could very well end with one volume, similar to Gigantomakhia, or they might could go beyond that depending on how the studio plans to balance their workload.
Obviously the most hopeful and optimal situation would be for Duranki to be one volume, and use the experience the Assistants got over the last year inking the series to Berserk and maybe achieve a similar, or even slightly better release schedule.
don't know why you're so intent on believing Duranki will be a one volume affair. Miura is going through the trouble of hiring new assistants so his studio can work on both titles. He said as much when Duranki started, and rearranged the working space so 7 assistants could work together. It wouldn't make sense to do so if it was going to be a short-lived title.
i simply don't think that 2 additional assistants make it a game changer for the studio
In 2019 a total of 2 Berserk episodes have released and none thus far 3 months into the new year.