This year’s 19th issue of Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine is announcing on Friday that Kentarou Miura’s Berserk manga will go on hiatus until early 2017. The manga had just returned as a monthly series in June from an earlier hiatus.
The manga follows Guts, a superhumanly strong warrior who wields a large sword, as he wanders a dark medieval world filled with demons, corrupt and decadent nobles, and other horrors. Every night, he is assailed by demons, attracted to the curse branded on him after a traumatic event. He makes his way through the world on a quest to slay a former friend turned demon, who took everything away from him.
Berserk’s previous return on June 24 coincided with the release of the manga’s 38th volume (seen right). akusensha published the 37th compiled book volume of Berserk in Japan in March 2013. Dark Horse Comics published the same volume in North America in December 2013.
The manga launched in 1989, and was adapted into a television anime series in 1997, as well as an anime film trilogy from 2012 to 2013. A new television anime series premiered in Japan on July 1, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. The anime’s next arc will premiere in spring 2017.