The new season of Berserk is coming next. It will go back to the animation style that it used before. The creators have made a lot of hints about a sequel. What will happen in this next season? Let’s find out!
Berserk is one of the best anime manga franchises in the world. The story of Berserk started to be written in 1989. Berserk is a popular anime and manga for people. Two different but good anime series have come out so far. One was released in 1997, and the other came out last year. A movie came out (or will come out) this year based on an arc from the manga called “Golden Age.”
Berserk Season 3: Renewed
The 2016 anime adaptation of the show received heavy criticism because its animation style was different. But it still managed to get a lot of fans from around the world. And it helped increase sales for the producers, too. So, even though the series is top-rated, the studio may not cancel it soon.
The creators of the anime have already confirmed that it will come back. They said, “The story continues.” The Berserk Season 3 has not been announced yet by GEMBA and Millepensee. But they both said that the message at the end of Season 2 is a confirmation too.
The third season of this anime was on a break for three years. Nothing new has come out since the second season. Fans suspect that the delay could have been caused by bad reviews from last year’s Berserk anime. It was criticized by manga and 1997 anime fans because it had bad animation and lazy visuals. This could have made the producers not want to make it anymore, which would be disappointing for fans looking forward to it because they love the series and 1997 anime.
However, the animation style of Berserk Season 3 will likely go back to the 1997 version. The first two seasons of 2016 used 3D computer graphics for animation. But anime director Shin Itagaki insisted on taking Berserk manga’s high detailed animation style with a 3D/2D hybrid. However, the final scene of Berserk 2017 (Season 2) was switched back to 2D animation, which fans liked. So it is likely that studios will continue with 2D animation in the upcoming sequel.
Berserk Season 3: Premiere?
The Berserk anime is not new. It has not been updated since 2017. People think that it will come back when the manga has a new book out. The money for the anime comes from the manga sales, so they need to wait until a new one is out. This means that most of their sales happen when a new volume of manga or LN is published. The Berserk anime helped sell volumes 38, 39, and 40 (which were published in 2016, 2017, and 2018). The 2012 movie also helped sell volumes 36 and 37, published in 2011 and 2013.
There is no new manga volume since 2018. Kentaro Miura, the mangaka of Berserk, has taken breaks in-between volumes. He usually only takes a break for 2 or 3 years, so Volume 41 will probably come out this year (2019). So Season 3 of Berserk might air a few months before or after the Volume is released.
Berserk Season 3: Plot
The Berserk manga has been running for over 30 years. The manga has been published in 40 volumes so far, as of 2020. But the anime adaptations have only covered half of what the manga has. The 2012 movies continued the plot from the 1997 anime series and covered the Golden Age Arc. Whereas the 2016 adaptation was a sequel to those movies, but it skipped The Lost Children Arc. The 2017 second season ended with Volume 25, chapter 301 (Chapter 301).
There are more than enough volumes of Berserk to make another season. They will probably cover the Falcon Of The Millenium Empire story and maybe the Fantasia arc.
Berserk Season 3: Release Date
Anime episodes might not release until Volume 41 of the manga comes out. The manga volume will probably come out this year or in 2021. As a result, the date for Berserk Season 3 might be in 2021 or early 2022. But we don’t know if the pandemic will affect the production of Berserk Season 3. We will update you as soon as we find out more information on it.