Miura “Abandons Berserk for New Manga”


Berserk fans have been decrying Kentaro Miura’s decision to abandon Berserk yet again, this time to release an entirely new manga.

The all-new Miura-penned Gigantomakhia will begin serialisation in volume 23 of Young Animal, and is his first new work in 20 years.


The title itself is an “SF romance” set 100 million years in the future, but other than it boasting his gorgeous art few other details have emerged.

Although it marks yet another hiatus, Berserk is promised to resume after Makia finishes its 202 page serialisation – 6 volumes later.

Fans are not happy about this to say the least – although some are inclined to be more understanding:

“What is going to happen to Berserk!?”

“What the… not again.”

“He’s abandoned Berserk fans yet again, the bastard!”

“What is this guy playing at!”

“He’s just taking a break to freshen himself up.”

“It is necessary for these long-running mangaka to take a break with works of a different hue. But you take more than enough breaks, Miura…”

“We get that he wants to try something new. But he should at least make sure he sketches out its future.”

“He needs to make better use of assistants, he must have been stocking up this for ages in advance of its publication.”

“At least finish Berserk before starting new projects!”

“I expect Berserk will not be resuming in a timely fashion, he’ll be wanting to redraw vast sections of the Gigantomakhia tankobon…”

“It’ll be delayed until after the new IdolMaster…”

“This will be like what happened with Battle Angel Alita’s mangaka.”

“Pretty obvious the only part of the story Miura ever had thought out was until Griffith’s transformation.”

“Who would have thought over 10 years after the anime he’d still not have finished this?”

“I think the anime was the problem. With all the money he got from that he probably had no financial incentive to keep things going. I hope Shingeki doesn’t turn out like this!”

“It’s the beginning of the end. Berserk is stuck in a rut and after this finishes up in a year will die a quick death I’m thinking.”

“I read this manga after leaving it for 10 years thinking it would have advanced the story and I found it was still in the same damn place…”

“You would get bored writing the same manga for 20 years. Hopefully he’ll come out of this refreshed.”

“Is he bored of Berserk or just unable to work out how to move it forward?”

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    Comment by Naoe
    16:58 08/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    But then the New Idolmaster 2 game will come out, and then he'll go hiatus again . lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:56 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's no new im@s2. Its a new im@s, while its the 3rd major release it has no number next to it.

    This infomercial is brought to you by 72 productions

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    very unfortunate since there simply is no manga like berserk in terms of story and world

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Every author has this block that when their rhythm is destroyed, they end up wandering on other stories that pops into their head. Just let him be until he wants to return to his old one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:38 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess he doesn't want to do it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    who else besides you does exactly know how you interpret your unclearness?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:13 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    > you does exactly know how you


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:23 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i am not here to give you suggesstion how to interpret you sentences

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:14 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    and who understands you if i may ask... ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:12 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    annoyed that i dared to talk?

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    Comment by DieHardjagged
    07:56 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dunno, i still think Claymore is a good replacement to read.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Only comparable was Blade of the immortal, but that had it's stupid ending some time ago...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:32 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It's "its".

    Comment by WEL
    06:20 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I don't know what manga you're reading but after the anime's arc everything went down the crapper. It's like the guy is mixing up Perter Pan, Lords of the Rings and Super Sentai into a huge mass of fail.

    I would have abandoned the manga too after ruining it like that. That shit can't be fixed. Doesn't even feels like Berserk anymore. More like some crappy shonnen copying Fairy Tail.

    Don't read, spoilers below:

    Griffith had a talked with "god" where he was told to be the chosen one to lead the human race to prosperity. He finally has his own nation, he was reincarnated as a human, the people love him, etc.

    The world was transformed and now demons and humans coexist together (some in peace, other demons are still like animals). Guts is the only one with a grudge against Griffith at this point. This story is stuck. He fucked it up unless he pulls off a Naruto on us and all of a sudden they (Griffith and Guts) work together again to battle the God Hand demons or whatever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:54 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    How could it copy fairy tail when it came first? Also, magic is used sparingly in Berserk as only a few people use it.
    For me the Golden Age arc was ok but I hated the fact that Casca kept bitchin' at Guts most of the time. The succeeding arcs were better for me since they added the more fantasy elements. Except the sea-god arc which I hated. :)
    You calling it a huge mass of fail just because you didn't like it is makes you look like childish.

    Also, how in the world did he fuck it up with the world transfiguration. It introduced made the world more interesting. I wanted to see how people would cope with monsters running a muck. This event reminded me of when Kefka became God and messed up the ff6 world. And they aren't stuck. They have a goal and are coming to it. And that scenario you gave in which he'd kishi it up is the only way he'd actually ruin it. :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 11/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, I pray to god(hand^-^) that miura doesn't take any direction form kishimoto & naruto, that would be the worst possible decision.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:33 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


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    Comment by Chen-04
    07:48 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except this new Griffith and the God Hand guy the old Griffith turned into(?) are somehow two different characters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:41 26/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or route #3, which is similar to the real world, any man who sells his soul to the devil will only create temporary peace upon the backs of an entire people. He's fleshed it out pretty decently, Griffith creates fake peace, just like America and Europe. On the surface it looks like the world is doing better but reality can only be seen by walking the streets. Kind of like how white people think they brought about peace but in reality they were the ones who started the hatred and destruction

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:45 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Seriously! when the hell is that bastard going to finish this manga!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    he will finish the last page on his death bed...

    actually cut that, they will still be on the way to elfheim.

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    Comment by cats2
    17:04 08/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    The only real question is if you die before Miura dies, not the silly notion of berserk "finishing".

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:27 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's not; he'll die of cancer before it ever sees completion. Berserk = Guin Saga

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:02 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least Guin Saga is starting up again, too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:37 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    my eyeeeeeeeeeeees look at that ugly mug.
    argh i can't stand looking at it

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:33 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    He ought to just finish up Berserk.
    Have Guts kill the fuck out of everyone.
    Bam! Done.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:15 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yay! Another which on Miura won't work!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still better than legends like Masamune Shirow, The bastard never finished a single serialization, best ever done was "4 of 7 volumes".

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:28 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man , guessing the bastard got Writers Block, he could of at least stopped when Guts got to Elf Island then gone on a break. But if his new Manga is nearly as masterful as Berserk it will be great.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:00 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Beacuse Berserk is close to the end, he wants to develop a new product before he lose his popularity

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:39 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    He may stop the manga in one volume... or open another arc, and it will take some time i guess.

    There's so much to do on berserk universe, Guts, Casca, Elf Island, the mysterious child, Griffith part...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:49 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    HA! We need to remember that Guyver still exists.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:29 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why Araki is the best mangaka. He never gets bored with Jojo, but he never lets it stagnate either.

    He also never ages.

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    Comment by electricmole
    21:59 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gigantomakia?! What's this? A SnK rip-off? Just because Titans are the "in-thing" right now, he decides to abandon Berserk and cash in on the new craze? What the hell? Just conclude Berserk already!!! I'm sick and tired of waiting. This is what happens when an author doesn't really have an ending in mind...the manga gets too messed up...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    18:44 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is going to become another Robert "Ops I dragged things out so long I died before finishing the series! Trololol" Jordan fail,

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    Comment by RaspberryKisses
    18:49 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i hope his new manga is super moe just to piss of berserk fans even more.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I hope moe anime ceases to exist so people can leave their parents basements

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:03 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    With that title, Attack on Titan suddenly came to mind.

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    Comment by Gradius
    04:47 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Decision came after they took too much radioactivity from Fukushima. RIP Japan!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    /remembers HxH and laughs

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:12 11/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hiatus X Hiatus? Oh I remember that manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently, some fans decided to continue Miura's work by going berserk themselves at this news.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:58 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That 'sf romance' mc is one ugly fuck, could muira self insert any harder?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:00 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Berserk lost it's way a LONG time ago. Hopefully after this little hiatus, it'll get back to it's intense story and not all this shit with fairies and magic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:19 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    High School of The Dead, Berserk, and Hunter X Hunter. If sickness is that big of a damn issue, why not cancel it? And don't give me "It is for the fans OR it is too successful to cancel" crap. You got long time fans growing older and not giving zero fcks about any of the new shit put out by the same manga artist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:23 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    At this point I was expecting him to draw an Idolm@ster doujinshi.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:21 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hopefully It won't become like Beet the Vandel Buster but who knows at this point. Gawd why did they just leave BTVB like that! But hasn't Berserk been seriously off course for a long time now. Nothings getting resolved.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I, and several other Berserk fans that I know found this update to be more of as a blessing than anything else, as it is essentially also an announcement that he is intending to continue Berserk after it. With Miura's health issues, whatever they are, I didn't expect any more releases.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 08/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think anything health related was ever confirmed and was just a rumour. The fact that Miura is known to be completely immune against contact with the outside world and interviews didn't help much with that. Considering this update, those rumours now sound more and more unlikely.

    But I agree, this update is indeed a blessing.

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