Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tell me what, Tell me what, Tell me what you want

Looks like the beloved classic Berserk is getting a new anime project. Sankaku Complex reports (the site is NSFW) that the latest volume of the manga includes a note simply saying that "a new anime project has begun."

Rumors have been flying around about a new season of the Berserk for the longest time. I've spoken with folks at Media Blasters who would have been more than happy to put up a pile of cash to make it happen, but it just dragged on. Apparently there were some leaked images in 2009 (Sankaku Complex - again, the site's NSFW) that not only looked nice but apparently hinted at some involvement from Studio 4C, which would be a dream come true for me.

The Japanese website for Young Animal has a number of very suggestive dates: 9.30, 10.1, 10.2, 10.4 & 10.5. The English phrase "commercial film" makes me wonder if this anime project is (or will include) a movie.

Few details. Lots of possibilities. I guess we'll have to see what happens over the next few days, but I'm pretty excited.

Just remember: put your glasses on, nothing will be wrong.

Pretty much all gleaned from Sankaku Complex (links above) and a pointer by a friend


  1. I could easily spend all day filling the comments section with quotes from those songs, so let's just pretend I did and save me the trouble.

  2. I consider it a testament to my self-control that I only put two in the actual post & title itself.

    And that I didn't engrish them up for authenticity's sake.

  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lihPs4BoDvo
    A few seconds of trailer and bad singing. Hopefully it will avoid the bargain basement budget of the original.
    I think that particular event is from volume...22 or so? Suggesting they'll be skipping the dark, rapey years and...dooming themselves to another series without a fucking ending, since the manga has been steadfastly refusing to go anywhere for years.

  4. An, on schedule, the web site updated with the first clip: http://www.younganimal.com/berserk/cm/index.html

    Looks like what you'd linked to, doc, but with a bit more at the end, showing the Griffith/Guts fight.

    I wonder how much territory they're re-treading. I hope they don't waste too much time. I wouldn't want more than a recap movie to preface and launch a new TV series or something.

  5. Also, wow, this was our 500th post. Although only technically, since Derek has a whole bunch of stuff from his old blog he retconned in.