Producer Tamashii Nations has revealed stunning new Berserk characters that showcase Guts and Griffith’s unique armor and weapons.
Available for pre-order on Sideshow, the highly detailed Guts figurine is a little over 6 inches tall and comes with interchangeable face and hand options. This item also includes a variety of swordsman weapons such as cannons, knives and of course the Dragon Slayer, and it retails for $100.
Retailing for $145, the Griffith figure depicts the leader of the Falcon Band Reincarnated wearing ornate armor and wielding his elegant sword. Like the Guts figurine, it comes with several interchangeable options. Both items are expected to begin shipping later this year.
About Berserk by Kentaro Miura
Created by the late Kentaro Miura, the ongoing Berserk manga first appeared in the now defunct Monthly Animal House magazine before moving to Hakusensha’s Young Anime in 1992, where it continued to be serialized. Posted many times to this day. After the original mangaka unexpectedly passed away in 2021, Studio Gaga took over the series’ artwork, with Kouji Mori taking over the writing. The story follows Guts, a lone mercenary on a journey of revenge; He travels the world to slay monsters, driven by a thirst for revenge against Griffith, his old friend and commander.
Together with Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyu!! and Rumiko Takahashi’s Ranma ½, Berserk is one of the best-selling manga of all time with over 50 million copies sold worldwide. Miura’s masterpiece has also inspired many other notable mangakas, including Attack on Titan’s Hajime Isayama, Black Clover’s Yūki Tabata, and Vinland Saga’s Makoto Yukimura. Furthermore, Adi Shankar and Adam Deats, respectively presenters and assistant directors on Netflix’s animated adaptation of Castlevania, cited Berserk as one of the main inspirations for the award-winning series. Surname.
Berserk fans not only show their love and appreciation for Miura’s work by purchasing copies of comic books or expensive collectibles; they also celebrate the story and its characters by creating impressive examples of cosplay. Notably, one Instagram user shared their gender-swapped version of Griffith. The outfit recreates one of the future king’s outfits from the “Golden Age” story arc. Likewise, CutCosplay uploaded photos of their interpretation of Guts in the brutal Berserker Armor. According to the cosplayer, the multi-work project took them about 8 months to complete.
Berserk comics are distributed in North America by Dark Horse Comics. The most recent animated adaptation of Miura’s story by Liden Films (After School Dice Club) is available to stream on Crunchyroll.
Source: Sideshow