In a long and very thoughtful explanation from people at Hakusensha, the manga’s publisher, it’s clear that the Berserk manga will continue on via Studio Gaga and Kouji Mori, the latter being a childhood friend of Miura.
Studio Gaga was a manga production studio founded by Miura and was done so that his assistants could be included in his works under an official collective name. This effectively means that the same people that helped Miura make Berserk, will be the same team continuing it.
In addition, Kouji Mori is the only person that Miura explained the whole of Berserk’s story to, including its ending.
Mori also explains via the same article over at Hakusensha, that he thought of writing an article to explain the end of the story to fans of Berserk but felt that was insufficient, hence the continuation of the manga.
Normally, I would be against finishing off a dead author’s work like this, but in this instance, it feels like the right thing to do. Not only because the manga will be continued by Miura’s assistants but also because Mori was close friends with Miura and knows how the story should end.
Here’s hoping this new team can deliver from where Miura tragically left off.
Read my Forbes blog here.