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Berserk Gets a Deluxe Edition and Light Novel

Kentaro Miura’s Berserk has outraged, horrified, and delighted readers since 1989, and now the champion of adult fantasy manga is presented in a handsome embossed hardcover edition amassing the first three Berserk volumes in Kentaro Miura’s preferred 7” x 10” format, with further volumes to come to present the entire series in deluxe matching bookshelf collections.

One of the most popular and long-running adult manga series ever published, Berserk has inspired hit anime TV series and feature films, video games, a trading card game, and a wide variety of toys and related products, and is the top selling series in Dark Horse history, with nearly two million copies sold and still going strong.

In addition to the Berserk Deluxe Editions, Dark Horse Manga will publish the Berserk Official Guidebook on September 19, 2018 and on April 3, 2019 the first ever Berserk light novel, Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight, which traces the rise of the warrior Grunbeld from humble beginnings to the all-powerful Apostle who will one day face Guts in mortal combat!

Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1 HC goes on sale February 27, 2019 and is available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop.

Otakon Adds Nobutoshi Canna as a Guest

Voice actor Nobutoshi Canna will be joining the guest roster for Otakon 2018.

Canna has voiced some popular anime characters, including Basara Nekki from Macross 7,
Chulainn/Lancer in the Fate series, Guts in Berserk, Kabuto in Naruto, as well as Gengar and Knuckles.

Otakorp would like to thank Aoni Production Co. for helping to bring Canna to this year’s convention.

Otakon 2018 will be held August 10-12, 2018 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Dark Horse is Releasing the Ultimate Guide to Berserk

No Guts, no glory! Dark Horse Manga has announced the indispensable owner’s manual for Berserk readers with the Berserk Official Guidebook! Still going strong after over twenty-five years in Japan, Berserk is one of the most popular and longest-running seinen series ever published in North America. Dark Horse Manga has sold over 1.5 million translated print editions of creator Kentaro Miura’s Berserk since 2003. The Berserk Official Guidebook will serve as the ultimate authority for the New York Times bestselling series.

Created by Kentaro Miura, Berserk has conquered the worlds of manga and anime, and now this essential roadmap to the sprawling Berserk universe explores the characters, creatures, settings, and stories of Berserk’s first 38 volumes. Profusely illustrated and including never-before-seen art (including an eight-page color section) and author notes, the Berserk Official Guidebook is a comprehensive tour through the epic adventure, shocking horror, and graveyard humor that can be only Berserk!

The Berserk Official Guidebook goes on sale March 14, 2018, is 200 pages paperback, and priced at $14.99.

Dark Horse Acquires the Digital Rights to the Manga Berserk

Celebrating the release of Berserk Volume 38, Dark Horse has announced the acquisition of digital rights to for the full Berserk manga library (Volumes 1–38).

Still going strong after over twenty-five years in Japan, Berserk is one of the most popular and longest-running seinen series ever published in North America, and with over 1.2 million copies sold, Berserk has recently smashed onto the New York Times best-selling manga list. Dark Horse Manga has published print editions of creator Kentaro Miura’s Berserk since 2003.

Berserk Volume 38 brings Guts and company to the isle of Skellig in hopes that elven magic can cure the afflicted Casca, but the cure could come at a deadly cost. Meanwhile, Guts’ Band of the Hawk comrade Rickert journeys to the city of Falconia, the seat of power for Griffith, the resurrected former Hawks commander. But the glittering towers of Falconia cast the darkest of shadows, and a legion of demonic monstrosities dwell in the darkness!

Digitial editions of Berserk Volumes 1–38 are now available to purchase on Digital.Darkhorse.com, Apple’s iBookstore, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Barnes & Noble’s NOOK, Comixology, and Google Play.

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Dark Horse Announces Over 1.2 Million Copies of “Berserk” Manga Sold!

He is Guts, the Black Swordsman, a feared warrior, spoken of in whispers. The bearer of a gigantic sword and an iron hand, he wears the scars of countless battles and tortures. After over three years of anticipation, creator Kentaro Miura has completed the latest volume of the ongoing Berserk saga. Manga mayhem to the extreme is back with a vengeance!

Still going strong after over twenty-five years in Japan and first published in 2003 by Dark Horse Manga, Berserk is one of the most popular and longest-running seinen series ever published in North America, and with over 1.2 million copies sold, Berserk has recently smashed onto the New York Times best-selling manga list.

On July 5, 2017, Berserk Volume 38 brings Guts and company to the isle of Skellig in hopes that elven magic can cure the afflicted Casca, but the cure could come at a deadly cost. Meanwhile, Guts’s Band of the Hawk comrade Rickert journeys to the city of Falconia, the seat of power for Griffith, the resurrected former Hawks commander. But the glittering towers of Falconia cast the darkest of shadows, and a legion of demonic monstrosities dwell in the darkness!

Berserk is Back!

berserk-vol-38After over three years of anticipation by fans, from creator Kentaro Miura comes Berserk Volume 38, a sprawling adult fantasy epic of fierce imagination!

On July 5, Guts the Black Swordsman and company will reach the isle of Skellig in hopes that elven magic can cure the afflicted Casca, but the cure could come at a deadly cost. Meanwhile, Guts’s Band of the Hawk comrade Rickert journeys to the city of Falconia, the seat of power for Griffith, the resurrected former Hawks commander. But the glittering towers of Falconia cast the darkest of shadows, and a legion of demonic monstrosities dwell in the darkness!

This is one of the most popular and longest-running seinen manga series ever published in North America, with over a million copies sold. Berserk has also recently reemerged on the New York Times best-selling manga list!

Berserk 1/8 Scale Resin Model Kits in February

Gecco Corp. has announced that “Berserk 1/8 Scale Resin Model Kit” joins their product lineup. The two big characters from Berserk, Guts and Zodd are recreated as resin model kits with powerful pose and fine details. They will be released in February 2016, and the pre-orders are open at Gecco online store till Dec. 10th, 2015

BERSERK / GUTS Berserker Armor 1/8 Scale Resin Model Kit

Price: US$169.99
Painting is required.
Assembly is required.
Material: Polyurethane resin.
Size: 1/8 scale (31 cm tall)
Pre-order:October 23rd ~ December 10th, 2015
Release: February 2016
Sculpt: Shinya Akao/HEADLONG
(C)Kentarou Miura / Hakusensha

GUTS proudly wears his Berseker Armor and transforms into “Berserk.”

Although this is a small statue at 1/8 scale, the powerful pose of the piece, with his “Dragonslayer” resting on his right shoulder and the intricately detailed cliff base, this work of art is sure impress the most seasoned collector.

All the fine sculptural detail is captured in every piece, making this a true joy to paint.

BERSERK / Nosferatu ZODD  1/8 Scale Resin Model Kit

Price: US$139.99
Painting is required.
Assembly is required.
Material: Polyurethane resin.
Size: 1/8 scale (28 cm tall)
Pre-order:October 23rd ~ December 10th, 2015
Release: February 2016
Sculpt: Shinya Akao/HEADLONG
(C)Kentarou Miura / Hakusensha

The Zodd model kit features a simple yet powerful standing pose capturing his stoic presence.

The sculpture measures in at 1/8 scale but is actually closer in size to many 1/6 scale pieces. Comprised of 10 expertly cast parts this model kit assembles like a dream, allowing you to jump right into painting and building, bringing the kit to life.

Gecco Releases Info on their Berserk/Guts 1/6 scale statue

Gecco has released info about their 1/6 scale statue of Guts, the one-eye and one-armed swordsman from the dark fantasy comic Berserk created by Kentaro Miura. The statue is 1/6 scale and priced at $339.00 and features the character wielding his giant sword that’s almost as big as him! The powerful stance captures the attitude of the character, his giant sword “Dragonslayer” resting on his shoulder. This statue captures the motif of Guts’ fierce battles against the demons in Retribution Arc: Lost Children. His freshly used sword, along with the slain bodies on the base below, create a tense atmosphere.

The revenge story has been adapted into a variety of different media, from TV anime series, to films, trading cards and more. It won the prestigious comics excellence award of 6th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2002.

The statue was sculpted by Shinya Akao with a digital sculpt by Masaki Akao, and painting by Norifumi Dohi.

There are 2 heads included, capturing both “glaring” and “sneering” portraits. “The Brand of Sacrifice” is carved into the back of his neck with all the textures of the gadgets sculpted in exacting detail. Details as subtle as the hidden crossbow in the mantle were sculpted with the greatest of care, making no compromises. The “Apostle Spawn” cruelly slain, liter the base, a far contrast to the adorable “Puck” and “Behelit” hiding inside the swordsman’s pouch helps express the world of Berserk.

The pre-painted statue will be released September 2015.

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