Following the tragic news of Kentaro Miura’s passing at age 54, fans around the world are wondering what will happen to his hit franchise, Berserk.
On May 6th, 2021, the legendary manga artist Kentaro Miura passed away aged 54. Immediately, the outpouring of love, tributes and respect for his work flooded social media.
Miura’s legacy series, Berserk, is arguably one of the most influential manga series in the world. However, following his passing, many fans are confused as to what will happen to his beloved Berserk series.
What will happen to Berserk?
- At the time of writing, it appears that the Berserk manga will not be continued, following the passing of Kentaro Miura, but there is hope that an assistant to the series will continue Miura’s work.
After more than 363 chapters and 30 years of work, the legendary artist passed away aged 54.
In terms of the Berserk manga, the series had only just completed its most recent arc (Elf Island, Fantasia Arc) and had already set up the next.
There are rumours circulating social media that Miura had already written a draft for how the next chapter/the series, in general, would have ended, but these have not been confirmed by credible sources.
Following the news about Miura’s passing, many fans were sceptical that another artist could continue the Berserk storyline. However, a long-time assistant to Miura put out a cryptic tweet on May 20th, saying “Yeah, I’ll do my best.”
At the time of writing, it is unclear whether this is specifically referencing the continuation of Berserk.
This article will be updated as soon as more information on this story is revealed.
What will happen to the Berserk anime?
At the time of writing, season 3 of the 2016 Berserk anime adaptation has not been officially confirmed.
The anime is approximately halfway through the Falcon of the Millennium Empire Arc, meaning there is plenty of source material left for another season.
Whilst there is a possibility that Miura’s passing can kickstart the anime’s production once again, fans will just have to wait and see what the future holds for the Berserk series.
This article will be updated as soon as more information is revealed.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]