Kentaro Miura’s epic fantasy adventure manga Berserk is getting a new edition that contains the first three volumes in one oversized 7” x 10” deluxe hardcover. Berserk Deluxe Editon volume 1 is nearly 700 pages that introduce the first few chapters of Miura story that started in 1989. Berserk follows the story of Guts, a legendary mercenary feared by humans and demons alike. Branded with a cursed symbol, Guts travels across the land to fight evil and reach his goal of defeating the God Hand, a group of demons that cause chaos and destruction. With a giant sword and a weaponized arm, he journeys a realm filled with corruption and villainy, unleashing his rage against his foes. Good or bad, Guts fights for his own reason, and if people value their lives, they will stay out of his way!
Kentaro Miura tells an amazing story of ultraviolence and vengeance as Guts encounters dangerous situations that result in tons of limbs flying off. Act aggressive towards Guts, expect an arrow and a sword swing coming for your head. Guts, a troubled warrior with a past filled with hate and sorrow, is not a savior. His quest to reach the God Hand pits him against evil forces that he gladly takes on, but he fights only for himself. Using any means to get an advantage in a fight, he’s not looking to be the morality correct.
Berserk explodes with extreme horror and violence in each chapter. Miura does not hold back the gore in intense action sequences where Guts’ slices and dices into people. Guts is incredibility strong and skilled with a sword, cleaving his enemies into chunks. From armed soldiers to horrific demonic beings, Guts gives into his ferocity across many blood drench panels. The villains are treacherous and murderous, and it’s their actions that fuel Guts raise his sword towards them.
For nearly twenty years, Kentaro Miura has been publishing chapters of his story, leading Guts to thrilling adventures. This volume 1 is a great start for readers to dive into the epic story and begin building up their collection set of the multi-volume series. Berserk fans will definitely seek this beautiful hardcover for their selves and manga fans looking for a mature fantasy epic should take a look.