The future of Berserk manga is still unclear, it has been confirmed that at least one more volume of the manga will be released later this year.
When Kentaro Miura passed away earlier this year, the future of author Berserk’s iconic fantasy manga became uncertain. While many questions about the series remain, it has been confirmed that at least one more volume of Miura will be released.
According to the series’ official Japanese Twitter account, Volume 41 of Berserk will be released in Japan on December 24 in two versions: a standard edition and a special edition that will also include a play CD and a B5 canvas illustration. The illustrations will feature original artwork created by Miura before his death.
待望の最新刊！ 『ベルセルク』41巻 通常版・キャンバスアート＆ドラマＣＤ付き特装版、12月24日（金）発売決定!!
画像は、特装版のキャンバスアート！タテ23.9cm×ヨコ18.7cm（B5判変型）※サイズは多少変わる場合がございます#三浦建太郎 #ベルセルク #Berserk pic.twitter.com/xDX4lgFnsW
— (@berserk_project) September 5, 2021
Berserk considered by many to be one of the most influential dark fantasy of all time. Many manga authors have cited it as one of the main influences, including Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan), Kazue Kato (Blue Exorcist), Makoto Yukimura (Vinland Saga), and Yana Toboso (Black Butler). Furthermore, veteran screenwriter and editor Kazushi Shimada thinks that series like Jujutsu Kaisen, Fullmetal Alchemist and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba would not exist without Berserk.
Miura’s classic manga was first published in 1989 in Hakusensha’s Monthly Animal House magazine. In 1992, the Berserk manga moved to Young Animal magazine, the manga has been published ever since. Miura died unexpectedly in May 2021 from an acute aortic dissection. Young Animal announced that the manga’s 364th chapter, the first to be published since Miura’s death, will appear in the September 10 issue; however, it remains unclear whether this new chapter is an unreleased work by Miura, or written by another author.
Young Animals have yet to announce their plans for the future of the Berserk series.