Kentaro Miura's "Berserk" manga will go on a break until 2017, the 19th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine announced on Friday. On the good side, the anime is promising more action as "Berserk" season 2 returns in spring next year.
The manga, which had just recently returned from a hiatus in June, was first launched in 1989 and was first made into an animated series in 1997. An animated film trilogy was also released in 2012-2013.
The story features a warrior named Guts, who wields a large sword as he wanders in a world field with monsters, demons and other horrors. He was cursed after suffering from a traumatic event, and as a result demons are attracted to him. He is constantly attacked by demons every night. He travels to the world to find his old friend, now a demon, and take his revenge.
A new "Berserk" animated television series premiered in Japan on July 1. The anime received good reviews and the last episode aired on Sept. 12 hinted that "Berserk" season 2 will be coming in 2017.
The dark fantasy anime's last episode, "Those Who Cling, Those Who Struggle," did a good job in tying the loose ends and introducing the new arc for "Berserk" season 2. Fans are expecting the sequel will feature the unfinished business between Guts, Egg Apostle and God Hand, which was not given much attention in the first season. Farnese, on the other hand, had finally come out to help Guts find demons. Is she finally on the road to become a warrior or does she have other motives in helping Guts?
In the "Berserk" anime, Guts is portrayed as a wandering mercenary who became Griffith's right hand after being defeated by his group, the "Band of Hawk." But a lot of things happened and Guts decided to leave Griffith, earning his hatred in the process.