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Berserk is not as irregular iirc as people always say. Normally, there is about 4 months between releases, and we usually get 3-4 chapters Miura has piled up over the months. He manages a volume of content (roughly 10 chapters) a year usually.
Irregular pacing compared to the street date of the magazine. While it isn't consistently released the same time of the year, he is pretty "regular" about releasing a volume's worth of content a year. That is true, indeed.
I agree with miyamoto on this one, he usually release pretty often compared to the 24 issues a year the magazine has. Since 2011, he's released at least 6 chapters a year except between 2013~14 where he didn't appear in print (longest break since 2011 by the way).
I mean the breaks Berserk has are nothing compared to that certain shounen that takes breaks of 1~2 years after 10-20 chapters, like the mangaka is catching up what he released weekly in month...
Well the irregularity is simply that, he does not follow the magazine schedules. He goes on hiatus so often, for various reasons, most of which are not stated, playing games, lol?
The current "break" or "hiatus" is out of the ordinary, so I guess it fits in. I remember searching once, but how were things when Berserk started in it's magazine? I think it was pretty regular for a few years and then this started happening?
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Also for horror seinen and horror manga in general I think fans:
Check some of these out.^^
Miura wasn't exactly an established author when he started Berserk. He had a couple 1-volume series as an artist with Buronson as writer, but other than that, nothing noteworthy.
I agree with that, my comment was not trying to contradict your statement about Miura, more like saying that it's possible for an established author to work only when they want to. I think a guy like Hitoshi Iwaaki can be an example of this.
Well that's the problem then? They establish themselves and they can do things like these long hiatuses. Personally i understand everything about how difficult the job can be, but some authors have it way more easy than others when it comes to breaks and absence form the magazine, Miura is an example. And Gary I think skullknight had some info on this, I dunno where to dig to find how regular Berserk was and for how many years but I think it's there.^^
Doraku, are you a fan of horror's? I find most horror difficult to get into and read them for curiosity sake and probably the art which is in most of them fantastic. Horror is perhaps in manga considered just like in some movies a second rate genre since they say it's quite easy to write one since most tropes are already established an authors are just reusing them.
Yeah, I'm a horror fan in general ^^ It''s pretty difficult for me to post any logical reason why I'd love it as a genre , I guess I just like creepy things, ghosts, mysteries.. and for some reason, Horror manga art style fit for my personal likings.
For example Hideout was a great horror without going too deep into some things ... Dragonhead was also nice but it was a bit over the line at times.
Otherwise mystery and horror go well, but we are not looking at scooby doo types of ghosts in horror manga.
Horror stories, particularly those with "screams and yelling when something pops out of nowhere" dont seem to fit me though I do read some once in a while.