Volume 40 release

I really dig the frame with its strong imagery of duality. The dove-like bird in the centre of the top border presumably represents the Falcon of Light, soaring ascendant among the clouds. Looks like it's mirrored by a bat-like creature under the words at the bottom, possibly a representation of Femto. The top pillars are the crest of the new band of the Falcon (I think) and a Beherit, possibly representing the light facade in contrast to the dark truth of the neo-Falcons. The base of the right pillar obviously represents Skull Knight and the left could be the Godhand or maybe even Void specifically given his opposition to SK and his close association with the brand - or maybe just the curse of the brand. Not sure about that one. In any case, interesting and evocative.
 

Walter

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SleepersWake said:
I really dig the frame with its strong imagery of duality.
That frame is actually something that has been added to all volumes (retroactively) starting with Volume 38. Here's our discussion of it back in 2016: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14960.msg239711#msg239711
 
Walter said:
That frame is actually something that has been added to all volumes (retroactively) starting with Volume 38. Here's our discussion of it back in 2016: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14960.msg239711#msg239711
Hmm, looks like you really weren't digging it then, do you still have the same opinion about it? I persoanally really liked the change, but i can see why you thought that it looks a bit "cheap". Thankfully for the people that do not like it, Dark Horse doesn't add that in the English Volumes. (But it still has the same low quality blood splatter behind the Logo, which has been bugging me for years)
 
Walter said:
That frame is actually something that has been added to all volumes (retroactively) starting with Volume 38. Here's our discussion of it back in 2016: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14960.msg239711#msg239711
Well I feel really foolish now :farnese: I was wondering why nobody was discussing it. Thanks for linking the prior discussion. In the context that it's used on every volume, I get why people like it less than I initially did - I thought it was making a thematic statement pertinent to the particular volume.
 
The 40th volume of Kentarô MIURA's Berserk manga will be released on September 28. On this occasion, there will be one (or more?) project around this outing. More information will be provided in the 19th issue of the Young Animal (Hakusensha), which will also be released on September 28.

https://okachi.fr/projet-autour-de-la-sortie-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/
 

Walter

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Heiji said:
there will be one (or more?) project around this outing. More information will be provided in the 19th issue of the Young Animal (Hakusensha), which will also be released on September 28.

https://okachi.fr/projet-autour-de-la-sortie-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/
Well that's exciting! Thanks for the update. Fingers crossed for a new artbook :ubik: ... ( :judo: )
 
Heiji said:
The 40th volume of Kentarô MIURA's Berserk manga will be released on September 28. On this occasion, there will be one (or more?) project around this outing. More information will be provided in the 19th issue of the Young Animal (Hakusensha), which will also be released on September 28.

https://okachi.fr/projet-autour-de-la-sortie-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/
I think a big fat apology for the anime, the Musou game, and the light novel would be a worthy Berserk project in and of itself. As would an assurance that the people responsible for greenlighting them have been sacked, but I guess I can't get too greedy.
 

RaffoBaffo

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Aazealh said:
(I may have visual novel PTSD). :magni:
Oh, youre still optimist.
Remember:



EDIT
A Concept Artist at Playground Games has posted this:
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/onbGJ

EDIT2:
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-07-30-playground-games-hires-bioware-ea-motive-and-rocksteady-talent-for-upcoming-rpg
 

Walter

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RaffoBaffo said:
A Concept Artist at Playground Games has posted this:
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/onbGJ

EDIT2:
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-07-30-playground-games-hires-bioware-ea-motive-and-rocksteady-talent-for-upcoming-rpg
+ A few more: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/b9wgE / https://www.artstation.com/artwork/QAJK4

For conversation, the gist of the above: A studio called Playground Games is staffing up, grabbing some people from recognizable game studios (BioWare, Rocksteady Games, Ninja Theory, and Guerrilla Games) for a new, "open-world action RPG" that's so far an untitled project. Yesterday, a Playground artist dropped a few of these concept art images into his portfolio, along with the comment: "For 'The Berserk Project' I’m working on with fellow artist Sean Ray". So I looked up Sean Ray on Twitter, and ended up finding his page, showing a bunch of more artwork along with this: "Berserk Fan art work done for a talk given at Industry workshop "what if Guillermo Del Toro was making a Netflix series done with a budget of Game Of Thrones. Work done by me and Conar Cross! more to come ...."

That seems to sink it, to me. This sounds like a one-and-done collaboration project between artists who both clearly love Berserk and share some coincidental connection to Playground games. I will also add that I think it would be somewhat strange to staff up from such recognizable studios just for a licensed game. With few exceptions, licensed games are rarely given to the big boys. Usually studios would rather invest in an original property they can own, control, and milk for all its worth rather than one with a series of draconian strings attached.

Heiji said:
On this occasion, there will be one (or more?) project around this outing. More information will be provided in the 19th issue of the Young Animal (Hakusensha), which will also be released on September 28.

https://okachi.fr/projet-autour-de-la-sortie-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/
Maybe we'll learn more then. That announcement could also sink this possibility completely :ganishka:
 

Franz

It's a dolphin.


...

See you in another 12 years! :puck: I guess I can revisit the Hawk of the Millennium Arc and onward (I'm about sick of the Golden Age Arc), and contribute more here.
 

jackson_hurley

even the horses are cut in half!
Sweet we have a Casca poster. And what a poster! I really dig the other one too. Time to clear some space on my credit card and get that volume!
 

Griffith

My posts are better.
I dig the sepia toned dream poster but am in the Casca looks a little weird there camp (just not my ideal of Casca), though they should have also updated her picture on the info page to reflect her change. =)

 

ahf248

Don't forget your poison arrows.
The Casca piece has beautiful colors, and I especially like how well drawn her hands are. As Makoto Yukimura said once in an interview "Hands are the most expressive part of a character, after the face". It's a good painting, but one thing that feels a bit off to me is the pronounced digital influence; not that I have anything against digital, but in this case, I feel like there's a visible discrepancy between the pastel colors and theme the painting is trying to convey and the almost gaudy digital highlights. I think the other one does a slightly better job at incorporating the digital medium, but aside from that they both look amazing.
 
Heiji said:
The 40th volume of Kentarô MIURA's Berserk manga will be released on September 28. On this occasion, there will be one (or more?) project around this outing. More information will be provided in the 19th issue of the Young Animal (Hakusensha), which will also be released on September 28.

https://okachi.fr/projet-autour-de-la-sortie-du-40e-volume-relie-de-berserk/
Will be a live PV.
 

Walter

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Heiji said:
Live pv (with real actor) its project. Will be out tomorrow on Berserk official site.
Normally I'd say thanks for the info. But all this does is make me worry. :magni:

Because it's a PV, maybe that's all it amounts to -- a live action commercial promoting the vol 40 release.
 
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