While the future of the series remains uncertain, fans are feeling emotional with the release of Kentaro Miura’s final Berserk chapter.
The seemingly final chapter of author Kentaro Miura’s Berserk was released in Japan on September 10, and fans are both grieving at being able to end the series, while also expressing their gratitude for the series. with Miura and his work.
Chapter 364 of Berserk was released in Japan, and fans have been reacting to what could be the finale of the long-running fantasy series. The chapter was published in Young Animal Issue 18, along with a commemorative booklet that includes messages from fans and other manga creators who have been moved by Miura’s work. The new release is said to be the final chapter to be completed by Miura himself before his sudden death in May 2021 following an acute aortic surgery.
Berserk chapter 364 final page by Kentaro Miura.
Though Studio Gaga still has the possibility to continue the series, this could also be the final chapter of Berserk. I’m grateful to be able to read this masterpiece. #ThankYouMiura pic.twitter.com/gxmMLoqGLR
— Gilang Gifari (@gilanggifari02) September 9, 2021
And with this Berserk Chapter 364 is out, the final chapter Miura worked on.
The future of the series is unknown going forward but if this is where it ends this last chapter seems to be a good place. While part of me wishes their apprentice would continue I’m content with this. pic.twitter.com/PXF0camoCY
— Illy Does Vrtra (@IllyXIV) September 9, 2021
Just read the berserk chapter and I’m not okay man???? Those last 3 pages broke me… I can’t believe this is the end but I’m so extremely happy that I got too experience this absolute masterpiece. Thank you Miura sensei for creating my favorite piece of art and fiction… pic.twitter.com/0px96IUhFx
— Raven (@DireRavennn) September 9, 2021
While fans are still divided on the topic of whether the series should continue or not, the general consensus on Chapter 364 is that, if it is indeed the final chapter of the series, it is an ending. A fitting and emotional ending to Guts’ long journey.
While publisher Hakusensha says there is “no announcement” to make at this point regarding the future of the series, rumors continue to persist that the manga could continue under a new author, possibly is one of Miura’s assistants. Fan reaction to this possible continuation has remained mixed: some wanted to see a clearer ending to Guts and Casca’s story, while most considered Berserk the work of an artist, and the series simply wouldn’t be the same without Miura’s intricate artwork and his unique vision driving the story.
Young Animal also announced that it will be republishing Ou-Roh , the manga that Miura worked on just a few months before Berserk premiered. Miura created the artwork for the series, written by Buronson, the creator of the influential Fist of the North Star.