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From ANN:

Guts, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces attracted to him and his woman because of a demonic mark on their necks, and also vengeance against the man who branded him as an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his titanic strength gained from a harsh childhood lived with mercenaries, a gigantic sword, and an iron prosthetic left hand, Guts must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity.

Warning: This manga is for mature audiences only, since it has sexual content and graphic violence (gore, blood, rape, etc). Definitely not for the weak hearted.

The 1988 Prototype chapter won a prize at the Comi Manga School Miura attended and the main series won the Tezuka Osamu Award for Excellence in 2002.


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Associated Names
Berserk Max

Groups Scanlating
Band of The Hawks

Latest Release(s)
c.354 by Evil Genius & MangaStream 24 days ago
c.354 by /a/nonymous 26 days ago
c.353 by Evil Genius & MangaStream about 1 month ago
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Status in Country of Origin
39 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 and skips to Vol 3, Ch 09 (1997) / Vol 3, Chap 09 (2012) / Vol 18, Chap 134 (2016)
Ends at Vol 13, Chap 102 (1997) / Vol 13, Chap 107 (2012) / Vol 29, Chap 264 (2017)

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Berserk by J
Berserk by canucks

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (2686 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.97 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 28th 2018, 10:56am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Animal House (Hakusensha)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Dark Horse (38 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #169 increased(+6)
Monthly Pos #53 (No change)
3 Month Pos #64 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #48 increased(+18)
Year Pos #74 (No change)

List Stats
On 8920 reading lists
On 1569 wish lists
On 237 unfinished lists
On 644 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Berserk anime vs manga about 1 month ago
First god hand to be killed about 1 month ago
Berserk to resume from hiatus soon 3 months ago
Berserk got adapted by an Finish Power Metal band 5 months ago
"Berserk" Manga Schedules Latest Hiatus! 9 months ago

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by Anonymous
December 30th, 2005, 10:55am
title says it all.
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Very good, but could be better.   
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by Tsuki-san
December 26th, 2005, 6:02pm
This manga is someting that you really should read. The art is very, very good. I'm quite fond of the dark style, but I don't know that much about drawing, so I'll leave it to that.

The story is great, but there are a few things that really bothers me, stuffs that drag the whole manga down a few steps.

The characters are all nice, in their own way. Some may be a bit stereotypical, but that's good in a way too, I guess. Still, could help with less stereotypes.

I really like this manga, but there's alot that drags it down. The good parts are really good, while the bad parts are really bad.
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two words   
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by Anonymous
December 12th, 2005, 5:18pm
two words:best ever
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simply the best   
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by Anonymous
December 6th, 2005, 7:43am
The best manga, 1000/1000
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Damn Good   
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by Ido_Alpha_Omega
November 30th, 2005, 8:23pm
What sets this manga apart from others is the connectivity between episodes. While some manga focus on a few characters that reappear from time to time to do their own thing, Berserk manages to intertwine the stories of a few key characters on "both" (there's really more than just two sides) sides of the struggles present within its pages. The artwork has steadily increased in quality and Miura manages to make the reader both love the badassness of Guts and despise the wickedness of Griffith more and more as the story progresses. I find that the bits of comedy interspersed within the manga keep it from becoming too serious and melodramatic. While bordering on antics at times, the humor is mainly referential and/or dark.
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by Anonymous
November 25th, 2005, 1:43pm
You know,this is the onli manga that I ever red from the beginning until the last page,and it wasn't enough,I want more :)
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best manga ever   
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by Gatin
November 19th, 2005, 6:04am
the best manga ever
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A masterpiece   
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by Anonymous
November 14th, 2005, 6:11pm
Perfect manga in every aspect.
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The best I've read so far..   
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by Uchiha
November 12th, 2005, 4:32pm
This one is just too awesome.The storyline, the heroes, the artwork everything is just to unique and cool.This one is a MUST read.
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by Anonymous
November 2nd, 2005, 10:38am
one of the best in every aspect, great storyline, character development, art, action, cool looking creatures and scenery. it has gore, and lots of it, but its not used in a way that it is its only redeeming quality, it adds to all. basically this is a must, unless u like sports manga, or gay stuff like pokemon
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