In September, it was said that Dark Horse were working on releasing Berserk‘s 38th volume in English. That promise has come to fruition after more than three years since their release of volume 37. The latest collection of Kentaro Miura’s manga will be on shelves from July 5th, but is now available to pre-order from Amazon.
Here’s everything Dark Horse had to say in their announcement:
After over three years of anticipation by fans, from creator Kentaro Miura (Giganto Maxia, Japan, King of Wolves) comes Berserk Volume 38, a sprawling adult fantasy epic of fierce imagination!
On July 5, Guts the Black Swordsman and company will reach the isle of Skellig in hopes that elven magic can cure the afflicted Casca, but the cure could come at a deadly cost. Meanwhile, Guts’s Band of the Hawk comrade Rickert journeys to the city of Falconia, the seat of power for Griffith, the resurrected former Hawks commander. But the glittering towers of Falconia cast the darkest of shadows, and a legion of demonic monstrosities dwell in the darkness!
This is one of the most popular and longest-running seinen manga series ever published in North America. Berserk has also recently reemerged on the New York Times best-selling manga list!
Last year, Dark Horse reprinted Berserk
volumes 2, 5, 6, 12, and 14, which were all mysteriously hard for fans to get their hands on. As it happens they came out just in time for Halloween, hitting shelves on October 24th. To coincide with the Japanese release of volume 38 in June, Berserk
was brought back
from hiatus for a short time. But as of December the manga was put back on extended hiatus
until “around” summer 2017. When it does return, the series will continue on an irregular basis.