Berserk, a manga written and illustrated by Kentaro Miura, has just released its 42nd volume in Japan. After Miura’s passing in May 2021, Studio Gaga is now in control of the manga, while Miura’s buddy Koji Mori is in charge of the narrative. 54 was the mangaka’s age.
The 42nd volume of the Berserk manga centers on Guts and Casca’s tranquil days in Elfhelm, which are disturbed by a strange visitor’s arrival. Both the JR Shimbashi Station and the Metro Promenade at Shinjuku Station have special posters up. They’ll remain there through October 1.
Guts, a former mercenary now known as the “Black Swordsman,” is out for revenge. After a tumultuous childhood, he finally finds someone he respects and believes he can trust, only to have everything fall apart when this person takes away everything important to Guts for the purpose of fulfilling his own desires. Now marked for death, Guts becomes condemned to a fate in which he is relentlessly pursued by demonic beings.
Setting out on a dreadful quest riddled with misfortune, Guts, armed with a massive sword and monstrous strength, will let nothing stop him, not even death itself, until he is finally able to take the head of the one who stripped him—and his loved one—of their humanity.
As a draft, the Berserk manga made its debut in 1988. In 1989, Hakuensha’s Monthly Animal House chose to publish it. Until 1992, when it was transferred to Young Animal, it remained in the magazine. With more than 50 million copies in circulation, the work is one of the most popular manga of all time. It was the subject of several anime adaptations, the most recent of which was the 2016–17 two-season LIDEN FILMS series. Along with other game variations, Miura’s artwork was used in a spin-off novel by Makoto Fukami.’