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Publication Order of Berserk Books

Berserk, Vol. 1 (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 2 (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 3 (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 4 (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 5 (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 6 (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 7 (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 8 (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 9 (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 10 (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 11 (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 12 (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 13 (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 14 (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 15 (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 16 (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 17 (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 18 (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 19 (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 20 (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 21 (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 22 (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 23 (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 24 (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 25 (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 26 (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 27 (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 28 (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 29 (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 30 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 31 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 32 (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 33 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 34 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 35 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 36 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 37 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 38 (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Official Guidebook (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 39 (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk, Vol. 40 (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Volume 41 (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Berserk Deluxe Edition Books

Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1 (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 2 (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 3 (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 4 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 5 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 6 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 7 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 8 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 9 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 10 (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 11 (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 12 (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 13 (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 14 (With: Duane Johnson) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight Books

Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight (With: Makoto Fukami) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Kentarou Miura is a fantasy and manga author from Japan that is best known for his “Berserk” series of novels.

The author was born in Japan’s Chiba City in 1966 and wrote “Miuranger,” his first manga when he was just 10. The work was published in the school publication and ended up having more than 40 volumes.

In 1977, Miura created “Ken e no Michi,” his second manga, in which he for the first time made use of Indian ink. In 1979 as a middle schooler, he significantly improved his drawing techniques as he became more professional.

In 1982, he worked with friends to publish his first dojinshi. In the same year, Miura started attending an artistic curriculum at his school. It was here that they would start publishing their works in a range of fan-produced magazines and school booklets.

In 1985, Miura sent an application to Nihon University art college and was granted admission for his work “Futanabi.” It was this work that later on got a nomination in “Shonen Magazine.”

He went on to publish several other mangas but had to leave the company and stop writing when he had a disagreement with one of the editors.

In 1988, he got back into the limelight when he published “Berserk Prototype,” a 48-page manga that introduced his most popular “Berserk” fantasy world. The work would win the Comi Manga School prize.

After he earned his doctorate, Kentarou launched the “King of Wolves” project which he based on the work “Hokuto no Ken” by Buronson. The work would then get published in issues 5 and 7 of the Japanese “Animal House” monthly magazine.

In 1990, he wrote a sequel to “Ourou” that he titled “The Legend of the Wolf King.” He also published the first volume of “Berserk” as a solo author and had some limited success. He then worked with Buronson to publish a standalone tankobon in “Young Animal House.”

Kentarou really came into his own in 1992 when “Berserk” was made into a serial published in “Young Animal.” He became one of the most prominent authors of manga fiction when “The Golden Age” story arc became a blockbuster work.

It was during this time that Kentarou decided to fully dedicate himself to writing “Berserk.” However, he has asserted that he will be working on other manga stories in the future.

Kentarou Miura was the supervisor of the production of more than two dozen anime episodes in 1997 that were aired on NTV. Supplemental materials and a range of art books that were derived from the “Berserk” mangas were also released during this time.

In 1999, the author made several contributions to “Sword of the Berserk,” a Dreamcast video game. He was also involved in the adaptation of “Berserk Millenium Falcon Arc” into a video game.

From that time on, the “Berserk” manga series has spawned more than 34 titles and the author is showing no signs of slowing down. The series is also the inspiration for much fan-made and official merchandise that ranges from video games, keyrings, action figures, statues, and even a trading card game.
In 2002, Kentarou Miura placed second for the work “Berserk,” which was nominated for the Osamu Tzuka Culture Award for Excellence. Miura was also the designer for the “Vocaloid Kamui Gakupo,” where he mixed in the voice of the Japanese actor and singer Gackt.

The popular mangaka passed on at 2.48 pm on May 6, 2021, after getting an acute aortic dissection.

“Berserk Vol 1” by Kentarou Miura is the story of Guts, a vagabond severely traumatized by suffering who wanders the world getting into all manner of battles in the hope of finding meaning in his life. The only trusted companion he has is his sword and his lust for vengeance.

On the other hand, is a charismatic mercenary named Griffith, whose dream is to end a century-old war and found his own kingdom. But what his enemies and comrades do not know is that he is not the perfect hero, but just a flawed human being.

When the two men meet, their indomitable wills clash, resulting in an earth-shattering conflict. The work is a grimdark epic that comes with heartbreaking drama, stomach-churning horror, and some very compelling protagonists.

It also has a terrifying even if fascinating sense of metaphysical world-building. The gratuitously brutal, dark, depressing, and shocking fantasy is also rich with philosophical depth and human emotion as the characters persevere horrifying psychological trauma and unimaginable suffering.

Kentarou Miura’s “Berserk Vol 2” continues from where the first of the series left off. Guts learns that the evil Count is worse than first believed. The count is using his paranormal powers to turn a vanquished guard captain into the Black Swordsman in order to take on Guts.

Meanwhile, Puck who is the pint-sized sidekick to Guts is kidnapped and offered to the Count’s daughter. She is a sweet little girl imprisoned in a gilded cage by her very own father.

Guts is determined to defeat the evil man and in doing so get back Puck. But first, he will need to assault a castle and take on the invincible demon guard. When he finally attacks Guts, the Black Swordsman comes face to face with the true form of the unholy Count.

Even with his massive sword, he may not have enough to beat the demonic monstrosity. This is one of the darker volumes in the series with sexual as well as child abuse combined with hurt, tragedy, betrayal, indifference, despair, and hatred.

The author writes in his early child-like art style that has a strong emphasis on emotions and is somewhat unintentionally grotesque.

“Berserk Vol 3” by Kentarou Miura Guts has become a monster and we get a backstory of how he became that way. Resigned to ending up in Hell he has lost his identity as he is consumed in a spiral of misery.

Even though he has become a horrible person there are times when he does some good things and shows he still has human emotions. He saved Theresa who was falling to her death but when she vows to kill him he cannot help but cry bitterly.

He has recently been contemplating how much of a monster he has become as he gradually lost his humanity. He has managed to make Theresa another monster just like his father.

This is a true masterpiece that showcases a twisted man who can commit some disgusting actions but still retain some emotional distance to critique his actions.

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