In a turn of events fitting the manga’s status, the Dai Berserk Ten, a Berserk Exhibition planned for this weekend has been delayed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The event, a celebration of the long-running Berserk manga, was supposed to kick off January 30th at Ikebukuro Sunshine City in Tokyo, but has been postponed due to the recently declared State of Emergency there.
The organizers have tweeted that they would be refunding all tickets for the Berserk Exhibition, and would have to purchase new tickets when they announce a new date.
Guests can apply for refunds from now until February 28th. They can settle these refunds at Lawsons, where they could previously purchase the tickets.
The Dai Berserk Ten exhibition is the first independent exhibition for the Berserk manga. Fans had crowdfunded for the exhibition to feature a life-sized statue of Zodd The Immortal. The campaign raised 13,542,000 Yen, absolutely crushing its previous 10 Million Yen goal.
Berserk is the long-running manga by acclaimed artist and writer Kentaro Miura. It’s been a mainstay in Japanese pop culture, with several anime adaptations. However, one of the more unsavory parts of its reputation is the manga’s tendency to go on hiatus, often for long periods at a time.