A dedicated fan initiative, “Berserk: The Black Swordsman,” has emerged with the ambitious goal of creating a 2D animated adaptation that faithfully captures the essence of Kentaro Miura’s revered Berserk manga series.
Despite its iconic status, Berserk has yet to receive an anime adaptation that does justice to its legacy. Previous attempts, including Studio OLM’s 1997 series, Studio 4C’s “Berserk Golden Age Arc” film trilogy, and the 2016 CGI-animated seasons by studios GEMBA and Millepensee, fell short of meeting fan expectations.
The fan project, “Berserk: The Black Swordsman,” spearheaded by the newly-formed Studio Eclypse, aims to rectify this by delivering a 2D animated adaptation of Berserk’s overlooked narratives, beginning from the beginning. This fan-driven endeavor is backed by Mark Rymer, a prominent YouTuber known for animating manga panels, and also known for contributing to the fan-made manga “Attack on Titan no Requiem.”
While a release date for “Berserk: The Black Swordsman” remains unconfirmed, it’s important to note that this project is undertaken by dedicated fans without formal funding. Consequently, further updates may take some time.
Regarding the legal aspect, creating fan-made works is a common practice within various fandoms, including anime and manga. However, monetizing these fan creations raises potential legal concerns, and it remains uncertain how this project will navigate those boundaries in the context of the Berserk franchise.
Ultimately, “Berserk: The Black Swordsman” reflects the enduring passion of Berserk fans to see a faithful and immersive anime adaptation that pays proper homage to the remarkable world created by Kentaro Miura.
Source: Anime Senpai