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Berserk Volume 1

Part of Berserk

Illustrated by Kentaro Miura
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Paperback
$14.99 US
5.09"W x 7.23"H x 0.69"D   (12.9 x 18.4 x 1.8 cm) | 7 oz (193 g) | 36 per carton
On sale Nov 04, 2003 | 224 Pages | 978-1-59307-020-5
Sales rights: World
MILLIONS OF COPIES SOLD: Meet the relentless swordsman, Guts, in this first entry in the New York Times bestselling adult fantasy-horror manga!

Guts is the Black Swordsman, a feared warrior spoken of only in whispers. Bearer of a gigantic sword, an iron hand, and the scars of countless battles and tortures, his flesh is also indelibly marked with The Brand, an unholy symbol that draws the forces of darkness to him and dooms him as their sacrifice. 

But Guts won't take his fate lying down; he'll cut a crimson swath of carnage through the ranks of the damned—and anyone else foolish enough to oppose him! Accompanied by Puck the Elf, more an annoyance than a companion, Guts relentlessly follows a dark, bloodstained path that leads only to death...or vengeance.

Created by Kentaro Miura, Berserk is manga mayhem to the extreme—harrowing, violent, and horrifying—and the wellspring for the internationally popular anime series. Not for the squeamish or the easily offended, Berserk asks for no quarter—and offers none!
While attending college at Nihon University, in 1988, Kentaro Miura debuted a 48-page manga known as Berserk Prototype, an introduction to the current Berserk fantasy world. It went on to win Miura a prize from the Comi Manga School. In 1989, after receiving a doctorate degree, Kentarou started a project titled King of Wolves based on a script by Buronson, writer of Hokuto no Ken (Fist Of The North Star).

In 1990, the first volume Berserk was released with a relatively limited success. Miura again collaborated with Buronson on manga entitled Japan. Miura's fame grew after Berserk began "The Golden Age" story arc and the huge success of this masterpiece made of him one of the most prominent contemporary manga artists.

In 1997, Miura supervised the production of 25 anime episodes of Berserk that aired in the same year on NTV.

The series has also spawned a whole host of merchandise, both official and fan made, ranging from statues and action figures, to key rings, video games, and a trading card game. In 2002, Kentaro Miura received the second place in the Tezuka Osamu (Astro Boy) Cultural Prize of Excellence for Berserk. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan. View titles by Kentaro Miura
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About

MILLIONS OF COPIES SOLD: Meet the relentless swordsman, Guts, in this first entry in the New York Times bestselling adult fantasy-horror manga!

Guts is the Black Swordsman, a feared warrior spoken of only in whispers. Bearer of a gigantic sword, an iron hand, and the scars of countless battles and tortures, his flesh is also indelibly marked with The Brand, an unholy symbol that draws the forces of darkness to him and dooms him as their sacrifice. 

But Guts won't take his fate lying down; he'll cut a crimson swath of carnage through the ranks of the damned—and anyone else foolish enough to oppose him! Accompanied by Puck the Elf, more an annoyance than a companion, Guts relentlessly follows a dark, bloodstained path that leads only to death...or vengeance.

Created by Kentaro Miura, Berserk is manga mayhem to the extreme—harrowing, violent, and horrifying—and the wellspring for the internationally popular anime series. Not for the squeamish or the easily offended, Berserk asks for no quarter—and offers none!

Author

While attending college at Nihon University, in 1988, Kentaro Miura debuted a 48-page manga known as Berserk Prototype, an introduction to the current Berserk fantasy world. It went on to win Miura a prize from the Comi Manga School. In 1989, after receiving a doctorate degree, Kentarou started a project titled King of Wolves based on a script by Buronson, writer of Hokuto no Ken (Fist Of The North Star).

In 1990, the first volume Berserk was released with a relatively limited success. Miura again collaborated with Buronson on manga entitled Japan. Miura's fame grew after Berserk began "The Golden Age" story arc and the huge success of this masterpiece made of him one of the most prominent contemporary manga artists.

In 1997, Miura supervised the production of 25 anime episodes of Berserk that aired in the same year on NTV.

The series has also spawned a whole host of merchandise, both official and fan made, ranging from statues and action figures, to key rings, video games, and a trading card game. In 2002, Kentaro Miura received the second place in the Tezuka Osamu (Astro Boy) Cultural Prize of Excellence for Berserk. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan. View titles by Kentaro Miura

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Available for sale exclusive:
•     Algeria
•     Angola
•     Australia
•     Benin
•     Botswana
•     Burkina Faso
•     Burundi
•     Cameroon
•     Canada
•     Cape Verde
•     Chad
•     Comoro Is.
•     Congo
•     Dem. Rep. Congo
•     Denmark
•     Djibouti
•     Egypt
•     Equatorial Gui.
•     Eritrea
•     Estonia
•     Ethiopia
•     Finland
•     Gabon
•     Gambia
•     Ghana
•     Guam
•     Guinea Republic
•     Iceland
•     India
•     Ireland
•     Ivory Coast
•     Japan
•     Kenya
•     Latvia
•     Lesotho
•     Liberia
•     Libya
•     Lithuania
•     Madagascar
•     Malawi
•     Mali
•     Mauritania
•     Mauritius
•     Minor Outl.Ins.
•     Morocco
•     Mozambique
•     Namibia
•     Netherlands
•     New Zealand
•     Niger
•     Nigeria
•     North Mariana
•     Norway
•     Pakistan
•     Philippines
•     Puerto Rico
•     Rwanda
•     Samoa,American
•     SaoTome Princip
•     Senegal
•     Seychelles
•     Sierra Leone
•     Singapore
•     Somalia
•     South Africa
•     South Sudan
•     Sudan
•     Swaziland
•     Sweden
•     Tanzania
•     Togo
•     Tunisia
•     US Virgin Is.
•     USA
•     Uganda
•     United Kingdom
•     Zambia

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•     Aland Islands
•     Albania
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•     Antarctica
•     Antigua/Barbuda
•     Argentina
•     Armenia
•     Aruba
•     Austria
•     Azerbaijan
•     Bahamas
•     Bahrain
•     Bangladesh
•     Barbados
•     Belarus
•     Belgium
•     Belize
•     Bermuda
•     Bhutan
•     Bolivia
•     Bonaire, Saba
•     Bosnia Herzeg.
•     Bouvet Island
•     Brazil
•     Brit.Ind.Oc.Ter
•     Brit.Virgin Is.
•     Brunei
•     Bulgaria
•     Cambodia
•     Cayman Islands
•     Centr.Afr.Rep.
•     Chile
•     China
•     Christmas Islnd
•     Cocos Islands
•     Colombia
•     Cook Islands
•     Costa Rica
•     Croatia
•     Cuba
•     Curacao
•     Cyprus
•     Czech Republic
•     Dominica
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•     Ecuador
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•     Georgia
•     Germany
•     Gibraltar
•     Greece
•     Greenland
•     Grenada
•     Guadeloupe
•     Guatemala
•     Guernsey
•     Guinea-Bissau
•     Guyana
•     Haiti
•     Heard/McDon.Isl
•     Honduras
•     Hong Kong
•     Hungary
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•     Iran
•     Iraq
•     Isle of Man
•     Israel
•     Italy
•     Jamaica
•     Jersey
•     Jordan
•     Kazakhstan
•     Kiribati
•     Kuwait
•     Kyrgyzstan
•     Laos
•     Lebanon
•     Liechtenstein
•     Luxembourg
•     Macau
•     Macedonia
•     Malaysia
•     Maldives
•     Malta
•     Marshall island
•     Martinique
•     Mayotte
•     Mexico
•     Micronesia
•     Moldavia
•     Monaco
•     Mongolia
•     Montenegro
•     Montserrat
•     Myanmar
•     Nauru
•     Nepal
•     New Caledonia
•     Nicaragua
•     Niue
•     Norfolk Island
•     North Korea
•     Oman
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•     Peru
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•     Poland
•     Portugal
•     Qatar
•     Reunion Island
•     Romania
•     Russian Fed.
•     S. Sandwich Ins
•     Saint Martin
•     San Marino
•     Saudi Arabia
•     Serbia
•     Sint Maarten
•     Slovakia
•     Slovenia
•     Solomon Islands
•     South Korea
•     Spain
•     Sri Lanka
•     St Barthelemy
•     St. Helena
•     St. Lucia
•     St. Vincent
•     St.Chr.,Nevis
•     St.Pier,Miquel.
•     Sth Terr. Franc
•     Suriname
•     Svalbard
•     Switzerland
•     Syria
•     Tadschikistan
•     Taiwan
•     Thailand
•     Timor-Leste
•     Tokelau Islands
•     Tonga
•     Trinidad,Tobago
•     Turkey
•     Turkmenistan
•     Turks&Caicos Is
•     Tuvalu
•     Ukraine
•     Unit.Arab Emir.
•     Uruguay
•     Uzbekistan
•     Vanuatu
•     Vatican City
•     Venezuela
•     Vietnam
•     Wallis,Futuna
•     West Saharan
•     Western Samoa
•     Yemen
•     Zimbabwe