... Well, kind of... For those who don't know, SkullKnight.net is a Berserk fansite. The community over there recently mailed a short set of questions regarding Berserk to Kentarou Miura via Hakusensha. And against all hope and expectation, he actually replied!
For the Q&A, see below. For the original thread itself, click here: (HERE).
Originally Posted by SkullKnight.net
You know, It's a rare occasion indeed when Miura responds to fan mail. I guess I should say, "Congratulations, SkullKnight.net!". Too bad about the artbooks, though. At least there's another season of the anime to look forward to... possibly... =)
thank you spark, this is good medecine.
yay new anime woooo, i want the english voice actors from the first. the outtakes they did were awesome.
i grew to love their voices so i be pissed if different voice.
no more ichigo english voice!!! his everywhere lol
spark can this be considered a omen!
15 hours a day wow >.> i understand why he wants breaks to make up for things in life
Anyway, back on topic. I'm as surprised as you at Miura's daily schedule. I mean, I knew of his heavy workload, but a 15-16 hour day from 14:00 to 07:00? I can barely cope with a 9 to 5! It just goes to show that Miura is still dedicated to Berserk and its many fans, even after all these years.
It's still interesting to me at how averse Miura is to assistants, especially since he requires long breaks to just publish chapters.
And this isn't a confirmation of a new anime perse, but the difference in his answer to new artbook versus new anime is one to take note of.
Last edited by xi0; February 26, 2011 at 11:37 PM.
Just a quick update. SkullKnight.net recently replied to Miura's... reply with another... reply... and... Well, the point is that they included a little gift as a "thank you" to Miura for his response. Take a look:
It's a bookmark that was cross-stitched by a community member's daughter. Cute, eh?
bump wish miura was working his 16 hour shift right about now.
Interesting. Why isn't this thread pinned?
Decent point > xi0
Last edited by xi0; February 26, 2011 at 11:36 PM.
read this ageeeeeees ago...
this interview is ooooooold
people should have read this ages ago
Last edited by masasakia; February 27, 2011 at 07:08 PM. Reason: forgot something
While the interview is old I am guessing it was pinned due to continued relevance. I doubt there is much left to discuss but I would assume new members and new berserk fans will still find the information relevant. Pinning it makes sure it's not lost in among other threads.
Lol, thank you very much for this, I found this early on when I was browsing through the Berserk board, thought it was really cool, but yes it felt sort of forgotten. I found it interesting that Miura does not seem to share much information, and his answers perhaps are not what fans were expecting. Also to this adds that he does not even respond to fan mail at all.
if he works that much why is it taking so long for chapters to get released?
Also, as Kaiten said, the chapters always appear in a bunch rather than spread out all over the year, that's why there's nothing coming right now - instead there will be a time when they'll be published very frequently.
but there is a difference between quality and quantiy (this case time). If you go eat at restaurant you want the cook to spend hours to garnish your food, pick the best of the best ingredients and recook your meal to "perfection" or you want a pretty good meal within decent amount of time?