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What happen to BESERK
Topic by: Hluekat
Posted: July 19, 2005 - 5:33 PM PDT
Last Reply: August 12, 2005 - 1:03 PM PDT

author topic: What happen to BESERK
Hluekat
post #1  on July 19, 2005 - 5:33 PM PDT  
Does anyone out there know what happen to Beserk. The series just stop like in the middle of the show. I mean it kind of crude. There is no words about second season or any OVA at all. If any of you anime fans out there feel the pain Beserk gave you. Post it here!
jross3
post #2  on July 19, 2005 - 6:06 PM PDT  
Yes, Berserk... ... yea...
The anime did end abruptly. I think that the next arc of the story was going to be such a sudden and contrasting type of story that the decision was made to end the anime after the Eclipse.

There is more. In fact, there is still no end to the story.
Last time I checked, Kentaro Miura was still publishing new chapters of the Berserk story - and I've heard no rumors of him planning to stop soon.

So, if you like, you can feel free to pick up the Dark Horse version of the manga at your local bookstore (or wherever great anime is sold, as they say). It won't be too long until it gets to the Eclipse, and after that I'm sure we'll soon get to the Black Swordsman and his story...

If you're neither patient nor completely law-abiding you can seek out the scanlated verstions of the manga up to its current point (which is quite a bit past the end of the anime) from the Internet... if you know where to look (I don't).
Battie
post #3  on July 20, 2005 - 9:57 AM PDT  
> On July 19, 2005 - 6:06 PM PDT jross3 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Yes, Berserk... ... yea...
> The anime did end abruptly. I think that the next arc of the story was going to be such a sudden and contrasting type of story that the decision was made to end the anime after the Eclipse.
>
> There is more. In fact, there is still no end to the story.
> Last time I checked, Kentaro Miura was still publishing new chapters of the Berserk story - and I've heard no rumors of him planning to stop soon.
>
> So, if you like, you can feel free to pick up the Dark Horse version of the manga at your local bookstore (or wherever great anime is sold, as they say). It won't be too long until it gets to the Eclipse, and after that I'm sure we'll soon get to the Black Swordsman and his story...
>
> If you're neither patient nor completely law-abiding you can seek out the scanlated verstions of the manga up to its current point (which is quite a bit past the end of the anime) from the Internet... if you know where to look (I don't).
> ---------------------------------

Sure you don't. ;) :P I've got the English mangas up to #7. I'm sure my local comic book store is wondering WHERE I AM so I can pick up my latest TWO COPIES! Hah! I'm so broke, I couldn't walk in there with my head high. :P

I'm also on #7 on Bastard...think two more are out. *sniffle*
aacevedo
post #4  on July 21, 2005 - 1:44 PM PDT  
> On July 19, 2005 - 5:33 PM PDT Hluekat wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Does anyone out there know what happen to Beserk. The series just stop like in the middle of the show. I mean it kind of crude. There is no words about second season or any OVA at all. If any of you anime fans out there feel the pain Beserk gave you. Post it here!
> ---------------------------------


TAKEN FROM "ASK JOHN" ANIMENATION.NET 03/01/05:


At this point, representatives of Media Blasters have been saying for years that there are tentative plans in Japan for an eventual second season of Berserk anime. Two weeks ago at the Katsucon convention, Media Blasters once again stated that more Berserk anime might be produced in Japan someday. To be more precise, Media Blasters recently reported that Berserk creator Kentaro Miura is aware that there's a demand for more Berserk anime and wants to satisfy his fans. But Miura doesn't believe that he's completed enough manga to provide source material for a second anime series yet. Presumably the implication is that when Miura has completed more of the manga, he will allow the production of more Berserk anime based on that manga.

However, the original Berserk anime TV series covers the first 12 volumes of the Berserk manga. The manga series now has 28 volumes available in Japan. Theoretically that should be more than enough source material for a second 26 episode long television series. The fact that no new Berserk animation has been officially announced suggests that there are more factors involved in a potential new series than just the amount of manga that's available. Although anime seems to be quite popular, successful and profitable in America, American sales still only account for a small percentage of the total income that an anime title generates. The original Berserk anime is now nearly eight years old. Multiple generations of anime fans in Japan have probably entered the hobby community since the Berserk anime aired in Japan. The Berserk manga may still be very popular among Japanese readers, but the anime is old, and there are probably many contemporary Japanese fans that aren't familiar with it at all. There are perennial male-oriented battle action anime series in Japan that seem to reappear every few years, such as Vampire Hunter D, St. Seiya and Hokuto no Ken, but it's reasonable to believe that Berserk may not be one of that company. A strong demand for more Berserk anime among American fans may not be enough to encourage more Berserk anime actually being produced. There probably won't be more Berserk anime created unless it has a strong commercial potential in Japan. The manga is very popular in Japan, but that doesn't mean that new anime will be popular in Japan eight or more years after the first anime adaptation.
jross3
post #5  on July 21, 2005 - 2:58 PM PDT  
> On July 21, 2005 - 1:44 PM PDT aacevedo wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> However, the original Berserk anime TV series covers the first 12 volumes of the Berserk manga. The manga series now has 28 volumes available in Japan. Theoretically that should be more than enough source material for a second 26 episode long television series. The fact that no new Berserk animation has been officially announced suggests that there are more factors involved in a potential new series than just the amount of manga that's available.


It're probably more that it will need a conclusive ending than that there's not enough material. The open ending of the first (and only) 26 eps was/is not not everyone's favorite parts of the show....
(however, from the sound of things I've heard, an ending for Berserk might be farther off than an ending for InuYasha...)
Shaky
post #6  on July 23, 2005 - 10:37 PM PDT  
Actually, it's already up to volume 29. After reading it, I'm not surprised they haven't continued. The next section after the anime picks up with Guts running around with faeries (yes, little ones like Tinkerbell that flit around and sprinkle faerie dust), witches (yes, like Wendy the good witch) and lapsed Catholics. The changes are a bit of a shock to the system at first, and I'm guessing the real reason they haven't animated it is the fear that they'll just piss off their fans before anyone gives the continued storyline a chance.

I mean, seeing Guts go from hanging around with all those badasses in the Band of the Hawk to getting scolded by Puck the cute little Faerie would confuse even the most dedicated fan at first. My own first reaction was, "What the hell is this?" It all works really well later, however, when a little band of misfits forms around Guts, Griffith returns, and the crazy Catholics want to put Guts and friends through the Inquisition.
Battie
post #7  on July 25, 2005 - 7:37 PM PDT  
> On July 23, 2005 - 10:37 PM PDT Shaky wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I mean, seeing Guts go from hanging around with all those badasses in the Band of the Hawk to getting scolded by Puck the cute little Faerie would confuse even the most dedicated fan at first. My own first reaction was, "What the hell is this?" It all works really well later, however, when a little band of misfits forms around Guts, Griffith returns, and the crazy Catholics want to put Guts and friends through the Inquisition.
> ---------------------------------

But wasn't he already running around with one naked little fairy? I always wondered if there was a gay undertone in that. >_>
GodEmperorAyato
post #8  on August 8, 2005 - 8:06 PM PDT  
Yep, everyone hates the ending to the anime. You can download scanlations of the manga for volumes 4-28 at http://www.thehawks.org/ or play the dreamcast game if ya want more tho.
Hluekat
post #9  on August 12, 2005 - 1:03 PM PDT  
> On August 8, 2005 - 8:06 PM PDT GodEmperorAyato wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Yep, everyone hates the ending to the anime. You can download scanlations of the manga for volumes 4-28 at http://www.thehawks.org/ or play the dreamcast game if ya want more tho.
> ---------------------------------

Hey thanks for the link man.

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