Fans have been treated to a fresh glimpse of the newest Berserk anime adaptation.

Produced by Studio Eclypse, Berserk: The Black Swordsman stands as a fan-driven endeavor, determined to do justice to the manga's narrative. Diverging from the recent anime adaptation, this project exclusively employs 2D animation. It is set to adapt the "Black Swordsman" story arc, a segment that was previously only partially explored in the initial Berserk anime from 1997 before transitioning to a different storyline.

Berserk' tiene un nuevo anime en marcha, pero no de la forma que  esperábamos (ni que nos gustaría)

A trailer further showcasing the project's progress is also expected to be released in early 2024, though a more concrete date has not been provided. Despite not being an official anime project, Berserk: The Black Swordsman is widely being considered as the third Berserk anime. The previous two Berserk anime series were released in 1997 and 2016, respectively, with only the first of adapting small parts of the "Black Swordsman" story arc. Not only does the new series have to more faithfully adapt this story, but it must also overcome the negative reception of the second anime adaptation.

 

The Berserk manga was created in 1989 by Kentaro Miura, who passed away in 2021. Still being produced by a new creative team, the series has remained incredibly popular, amassing over 40 collected tankobon manga volumes to date and selling over 60 million copies, making it one of the best-selling manga of all time. It's also seen as a quintessential example of 1980s/1990s "grimdark" fantasy anime, with works such as Bastard!! being contemporaries in this regard.