Status of Berserk's Pre-publication

Fantastic news. I might not be able to get to the episode right when it comes out but I'll hover and check out the podcast that'll drop that weekend :ubik:
 

RaffoBaffo

Ex-Newser of the late Berserk Chronicles
From the ANN article:
"Berserk will be featured on the seventh issue's cover, and the new chapter will feature a color page."
 
RaffoBaffo said:
From the ANN article:
"Berserk will be featured on the seventh issue's cover, and the new chapter will feature a color page."
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-03-09/kentarou-miura-resumes-berserk-manga-on-march-24/.113178
Link to that article.
 

Walter

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For what it's worth, official confirmation that the series resumes on 3/24 came out today: http://www.younganimal.com/magazine/next.html
 

jackson_hurley

even the horses are cut in half!
Walter said:
For what it's worth, official confirmation that the series resumes on 3/24 came out today: http://www.younganimal.com/magazine/next.html
Great news! Thx you for the confirmation Walter.
 
I can't wait! We're about to hit another major milestone in Berserks history, and it's set to be surreal and full of nightmare imagery. There are so many ways Miura can take this.
 
This is exciting. Really looking forward to the 24th.
I caught up on collecting the English volumes during the hiatus so I think I'm going to start on collecting the Japanese volumes and future Young Animal releases.
 

Walter

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Jemuller said:
Is that the right issue?

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-2066303
"Release Date March 10, 2017"

Nope.

Young Animal does this confusing, stupid thing, where the NEXT issue's date is the one they advertise on the cover. The one you want will probably be labeled April 14.
 
Walter said:
"Release Date March 10, 2017"

Nope.

Young Animal does this confusing, stupid thing, where the NEXT issue's date is the one they advertise on the cover. The one you want will probably be labeled April 14.
I made that mistake the other day until I saw that the issue was supposed to have a Berserk cover and had to cancel my order :V
 
Not to jinx it (and know that I am furiously knocking on wood while I type this), but it seems like the trend starting around 2015 is having 6 months of monthly release followed by 6 months of hiatus. Do you think we'll get another summer/fall hiatus and resume for winter/spring, or do you think it'll go on longer? Or shorter? I get the feeling (again, knock on wood) that some kind of light has flicked on in Miura since they got off the boat--because since the group got to elf island, the pacing and writing have been soooo on point. At the very least, I think we're past the era of egregiously long hiatuses.
May be a moot point for discussion, but I'm curious what anyone else thinks.
 
I (and many others) noticed that the end of 355 doesn't have a specific date for the next episode. I've heard it both ways--that it means a hiatus, that it's happened before and monthly release still happened. So, assuming there will be another episode next month, when and where would we hear about it?
 
http://www.younganimal.com/magazine/next.html

Unfortunately, because the way the weeks in the month are laid out, we wont find out till the 13th.
 

Walter

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Bender is correct, we'll know for sure by the 13th, in the preview for what would be the next monthly release of Berserk. However...

I actually dug deep on this after all the chatter about whether or not there'd be a hiatus. Conclusion: Probably. But the publisher (Hakusensha) has been very inconsistent with their messaging around this stuff. And what gave me pause initially about 355 is that for the past several years they've been really good about messaging the return dates. You'll see what I mean below in a second.

Long story short, if an episode ends with just 次回に つづく (continues next time) + no date, it does generally mean that a hiatus will follow.

See for yourselves -- here's the wording for every episode going back to 330, 6 years ago: https://pastebin.com/jGgZHgJ6

I also went even further back to verify this trend, and 318 had the same wording before a break, as did 297, 279 etc. It seems to me that 次回に つづく is language they use when the publisher really doesn't know anything. Otherwise they'll put ベルセルク つづく + a date.
 

jackson_hurley

even the horses are cut in half!
My guess is that it's gonna pick up again in sept to december to have 4 more episodes. Than have vol 40 out in march or june 2019. That's my guess. We'll see with time anyway.
 

Walter

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jackson_hurley said:
My guess is that it's gonna pick up again in sept to december to have 4 more episodes. Than have vol 40 out in march or june 2019. That's my guess. We'll see with time anyway.
Yeah, I think it'll be back sometime in 2018. Miura still has time to release the remaining 3 episodes required to publish Vol 40 before December, making the third year in a row he's had a volume.
 

jackson_hurley

even the horses are cut in half!
Walter said:
Yeah, I think it'll be back sometime in 2018. Miura still has time to release the remaining 3 episodes required to publish Vol 40 before December, making the third year in a row he's had a volume.
That's true, there is only 3 episodes left to make a volume. I tought it was 4 left!

Do you think future volumes will stay at 8 episodes per volume for a while or it'll come back to 9 episodes like the last few (except 38 wich I tnk had only 8ep in it)?
 
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