The first promotional video for the recently announced anime project based on Kentarou Miura’s Berserk manga has been previewed. It is currently an off-cam version of the video that was recently shown at the Comiket 89 event.
In addition, a brand new visual has been revealed for the recently announced anime project based on Kentarou Miura’s Berserkmanga. The visual itself, which features Guts as the Black Swordsman, also reveals that the anime is scheduled for 2016.
The project itself was announced in the recent issue of Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine. Miura comments in the issue that the manga will be on hiatus until Summer next year. He also mentions that the new anime project will depict the Black Swordsman arc. The magazine has also announced that the 1997 TV anime adaptation of the series will be released as a Blu-ray boxset on April 20, 2016. The boxset will retail for ¥18,000 ($148.80).
The anime’s official website was launched earlier and revealed first visual of the project.
The site has also revealed that more information about the project will be revealed on Christmas, with the first promotional video being shown at Comiket 89 – from December 29th till the 31st. The anime’s tagline was also revealed:
Sleepless nights shall begin
Berserk 1997 visual:
Berserk is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Kentaro Miura. Set in a medieval Europe-inspired dark fantasy world, the story centers on the characters of Guts, a lone mercenary, and Griffith, the leader of a mercenary band called the Band of the Hawk. Themes of isolation, camaraderie, and the question of whether humanity is fundamentally good or evil pervade the story, as it explores both the best and worst of human nature. Both the manga and anime are noted for their heavy violence and the sexual content.
Miura premiered a prototype of Berserk in 1988. The first volume of the manga was published on November 26, 1990 by Hakusensha in its Jets Comics collection. In 1992, after the publication of three more volumes, Berserk began serialization in Young Animal. The series was adapted into a twenty-five episode anime series covering the series’ first story arc by Oriental Light and Magic from October 7, 1997 to March 31, 1998. A trilogy of films, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc, were released beginning in 2012.
Berserk synopsis from MAL:
A brave young warrior named Guts fights for his fortune as a mercenary on the front lines. A fated encounter unites Guts with the charismatic and deadly young man named Griffith. Leading the rogue soldiers known as the Band of the Hawk, Griffith wields his formidable force like no other. Driven by a quest for status, the Hawks exert military and social prowess the likes of which have never been seen before. The armies of Midland will quake with fear as Griffith and Guts set off on a path that will bring the world to its knees.
Source: Berserk official website