On Tuesday, Studio Eclypse announced its new fan initiative to create a new Berserk 2D anime project.
The studio announced their Berserk: The Black Swordsman anime project via a teaser.
In the announcement, the studio shared that their goal is to create the true 2D Berserk anime that the series deserves, starting from the beginning.
Over the years, there have been three anime adaptations of Berserk by various studios.
The first was in 1997 by Studio OLM, but after only 25 episodes, the series ended abruptly, leaving many open ends to the series and many questions unanswered.
Later in 2012, Studio 4C released a film trilogy titled Berserk Golden Age Arc, employing a combination of 2D and 3D CGI.
However, this adaptation failed to do justice as it omitted many significant scenes.
The most recent attempt was by Studio GEMBA and Millepenee in 2016. The studio utilized full 3D CGI to produce two seasons, each comprising 12 episodes.
However, the studio failed to capture the fans with its 3D CGI, with many scenes feeling underwhelming.
Studio Eclipse is a studio established by fans passionate about creating fan-made anime based on Attack on Titan no Requiem.
Attack on Titan no Requiem is a popular fan-made manga that explores an alternative ending to Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga.
The studio initially created AoTnoRequiem animation, and now they are taking on the task of creating a fan-made Berserk anime.
To create Berserk: The Black Swordsman, the studio has teamed up with Mark Rymer, a popular YouTuber who animates manga panels on his channels.
Source: Studio Eclypse Twitter