Miura to resume Berserk after his 6-chapter mini series


gigantomachiaKentaro Miura is supposedly starting a 6-chapter original manga mini-series titled, Gigantomachia. The story is set in a world 100 million years in the future and it’ll begin with a 44-page chapter with a color opening page.

In Greek mythology, Gigantomachia was the symbolic struggle between the cosmic order of the Olympians led by Zeus and the nether forces of Chaos led by the giant AlcyoneusHeracles fought on the side of Olympians, who defeated the Giants in accordance with Hera‘s prophecy that the gods’ victory would not be accomplished without the participation of the son of a mortal mother. Pallene was regarded as the Giants’ home ground during the Gigantomachy; their leader Alcyoneus could not be defeated in his homeland, so Heracles picked him up and carried him over the border out of Pallene, and slaughtered him there. The attempt of the Giants Otus and Ephialtes to storm Olympus by piling Mount Ossa upon Mount Pelion is linked with the Gigantomachy in some sources, and treated as a separate, adolescent attack upon the power of Zeus in others.

After the Titanomachy, the goddess Gaia, seeking revenge, brought forth the Giants, including Enceladus and Porphyrion, telling them to “take arms against the great gods”. Hesiod describes them as “glittering in their armour, with long spears in their hands.” They could only be defeated by a god and a hero working together.

Source: ANN, Wikipedia

 

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Oda Takes 1-Week Break Due to Illness


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The editorial department for Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Wednesday that the One Piece manga will be taking a week off because creator Eiichiro Oda has come down with a sudden illness.

This year’s 16th issue of the magazine, which will ship on Monday, will not include One Piece. However, the editorial department was unable to make the correction in time, and so the manga will still be listed in the issue’s table of contents. The staff apologized to readers, and added that the manga will return in the following issue on March 25.

Source: ANN

NY Comic Con to Screen Mass Effect, 1st Berserk Film


The official schedule for New York Comic Con lists that the event will screen both the Mass Effect: Paragon Lost animated film and the first Berserk film, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King.

The game developer Electronic Arts and its subsidiary BioWare, the North American distributor FUNimation Entertainment, and the anime studio Production I.G are partnering with T.O. Entertainment to produce the Mass Effect: Paragon Lostfilm.

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost will serve as a prequel to the Mass Effect 3 role-playing game, which Electronic Arts released on the PC and PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. According to Funimation, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost “follows the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega. Vega leads an elite Special Forces squad into battle against a mysterious alien threat known as The Collectors. Stationed at a colony in a remote star system, Vega and his soldiers must protect the civilians from a ruthless invasion determined to capture the population for unknown purposes.” Funimation streamed an 85-second English-dubbed trailer for the film earlier this month. Funimation will release the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on December 28.

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KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple Manga Gets 3rd Video Anime


 

The websites of Shogakukan‘s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine and manga creator Shun Matsuena announced on Wednesday that Matsuena’s KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple manga will bundle its third original video anime (OVA) on November 16. The 49th manga volume will include the third original anime DVD, which will feature the attractive assassin Christopher Eclair as the enemy.

More information about the third OVA will be provided in future issues of the magazine and its website. The first OVA was bundled with the 46th manga volume on March 14, and the second OVA was bundledwith the 47th manga volume in May.

The manga already inspired a television anime series that Funimationreleased in North America.

[Source: ANN]