On the 6th of May 2021, legendary manga artist Kentaro Miura, best known for Berserk, passed away at the age of 54. Immediately the internet flooded with fans expressing their love, gratitude, and grief. After the manga artist’s death, Berserk remains unfinished. But can it be finished?
Here is what we know so far.
Will Berserk Ever End?
So far, there is no confirmation as to whether or not Berserk will have a conventional ending. While several plot threads remain unresolved, some fans suggest Chapter 363 works well as the last one published. The closure is achieved not only through the story’s memorable characters, but also in its production design and music.
The recent chapter may have been a rare peaceful one, but the question of its ending remains on everyone’s mind. Guts’ words at the end might give you goosebumps if read retrospectively: “Who will write this series going forward?” The chapter ends with the appearance of Moonlight Boy, hinting that there is a new beginning yet to The following chapter does have an eerie beauty to it that could work better as the ending than other ones.
Sadly, many of these beloved works have been discontinued and this is not always an unfortunate event. For some fans, it would feel wrong to continue the series without Kentaro Miura as he devoted years of his life to creating this world, plot, and characters. We’ll miss what he had to offer, but it’s important to celebrate it while we have the chance.
Who Will Pick Up Berserk?
It is not yet clear if the manga will have a sequel or an ending.
However, on May 21, 2021, one of Miura’s assistants tweeted something along the lines of Yeah I will do my best to fans interpreting this tweet as a promise.
After all, the very best we can do now is to honor his memory by cherishing what parts of his work are already with us.