'Berserk' Manga Series Will Continue Without Creator Kentaro Miura

‘Berserk’ Manga To Continue Despite Death of Creator Kentaro Miura Last Year

It has slightly more than a year since the sudden passing of Berserk creator Kentaro Miura at the age of 54, and while fans mourned his death, many also had the question if the manga series will continue in his absence. The answer has been revealed now, and the good news is that yes, the Berserk manga series will be continuing.

It will return in the form of six chapters of the current run, before a new arc starts. These new entries will be credited as “Original work by Kentaro Miura, Manga by Studio Gaga, Supervised by Kouji Mori”, with the numbering remaining in the same order as older chapters.

As shared via official statements and through social media, the Berserk manga team have said that the team will “resume the serialization of Berserk” using Miura’s comments and sketches as a starting point.

“We believe that this policy, although imperfect, is the best way to deliver the Berserk that Mr. Miura envisioned to everyone as faithfully as possible.”

Mori, the manga artist who is also Miura’s best friend, will be key to the whole process. This is particularly pertinent as he is the only one who has discussed the full plot with the creator, and is also aware of how the story of the Berserk manga would end.

“I will recall the details as much as possible and tell the story. Also, I will only write the episodes that Miura talked to me about. I will not flesh it out. I will not write episodes that I don’t remember clearly. I will only write the lines and stories that Miura described to me. Of course, it will not be perfect. Still, I think I can almost tell the story that Miura wanted to tell,” Mori shared.

This might not be the way fans would wanna see the Berserk manga continue, but it is still something. It also follows the good news that the Hunter x Hunter manga series is continuing as well.