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Title: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on January 13, 2012, 09:14:30 AM
Title: 声連(サイレン) - Siren




Berserk will be featured in YA #3, which will be released on January 27. It'll be on the cover and there'll be a poster as well (something by Miura on one side, something by Studio 4C on the other).
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Joe Chip on January 13, 2012, 10:55:29 AM
Great news, thank you Aazealh.
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Gobolatula on January 13, 2012, 12:56:37 PM
Berserk will be featured in YA #3, which will be released on January 27. It'll be on the cover and there'll be a poster as well (something by Miura on one side, something by Studio 4C on the other).
WELP! Time to renew my Young Animal subscription! This is the best news ever. Holy shit. How long will it have been since the last one?
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Johnstantine on January 13, 2012, 01:29:01 PM
WELP! Time to renew my Young Animal subscription! This is the best news ever. Holy shit. How long will it have been since the last one?

About four months.
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Walter on January 13, 2012, 01:55:48 PM
About four months.

More specifically, 18 weeks. (http://skullknight.net/images/eps.html) Which places it among the longest of Miura's breaks.

I'll be very happy to see Berserk return. It's been lonely without it ... Now it's time to wrap up the sea god and move on to the chapter's namesake!   :daiba:
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Johnstantine on January 13, 2012, 02:24:24 PM
I'll be very happy to see Berserk return. It's been lonely without it ... Now it's time to wrap up the sea god and move on to the chapter's namesake!   :daiba:

It's been, what, 12 years since they started their quest to Elfhelm?
Title: Episode 326
Post by: IncantatioN on January 13, 2012, 02:29:49 PM
Good news Aaz, thanks for sharing.

WELP! Time to renew my Young Animal subscription!
Ditto!
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Walter on January 13, 2012, 02:39:10 PM
It's been, what, 12 years since they started their quest to Elfhelm?
Please just do the homework yourself instead of guessing. It's now twice today you've done this... The journey to Elfhelm officially began in Episode 183, inside Volume 22, published in Dec. 2001. Which would mean it's been just over 10 years.
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Oburi on January 13, 2012, 05:00:02 PM


I'll be very happy to see Berserk return. It's been lonely without it ... Now it's time to wrap up the sea god and move on to the chapter's namesake!   :daiba:
 (http://skullknight.net/images/eps.html)

Amen!
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Truder on January 13, 2012, 06:19:23 PM
Now it's time to wrap up the sea god and move on to the chapter's namesake!   :daiba:
sounds good!
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Rhombaad on January 13, 2012, 11:33:54 PM
That's great news! :ubik: I was lamenting about how much I missed Berserk just the other day.
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Julalien on January 14, 2012, 05:41:09 PM
Fantastic news! I can't wait to see the continuation of Guts' battle with the Sea God. Seems like the 'tide' of the battle had turned by the end of episode 325. Perhaps enough so to give Guts the chance he needs to finally land a hit!

Thank you for the news Aazealh!
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Gill on January 14, 2012, 06:17:18 PM
Yeeeahh! I just had a strange feeling today like "isn't it new-episode-time?"
Thanks, glad to hear the news and finally we have an exact date to wait for!
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Walter on January 20, 2012, 07:21:31 AM
In case anyone missed it, a production page of the upcoming episode was revealed on a live stream promoting the Berserk Saga Project (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=12735.msg205796#msg205796). Here's some screens I took of the stream:

(http://skullknight.net/images/promo20.jpg)
(http://skullknight.net/images/promo21.jpg)
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Gobolatula on January 20, 2012, 07:25:55 AM
That armor is FUCKING him UP. We keep moving more and more into "scary" territory with the Berserker Armor. I almost wish Guts would ditch that thing and fight without it so he could stay healthier! Then again, if he didn't have it, his enemies would probably be damaging him a great deal more.
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Joe Chip on January 20, 2012, 07:45:50 AM
Amazing, thank you again Walter. So Guts is able to stand up, maybe he gets to strike the heart on this Episode.
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on January 20, 2012, 07:57:47 AM
I almost wish Guts would ditch that thing and fight without it so he could stay healthier! Then again, if he didn't have it, his enemies would probably be damaging him a great deal more.

He'd probably be dead actually. Not so cool either way!

So Guts is able to stand up, maybe he gets to strike the heart on this Episode.

Yeah I think with the Merrows' help he should be able to get to the damn thing this time.
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Oburi on January 20, 2012, 08:06:06 AM
Holy hell that's intense. So happy a new episode is coming out. Thanks Walter.
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Skeleton on January 20, 2012, 09:34:56 AM
Wow, that looks so incredible!  I both love and hate these amazing shots when the armor is "repairing" him.  I love them because it's so cool to see the musculature and bones of Guts and how the armor interacts with them.  Miura truly is a master of his craft.  I hate them though because, when we see them, it usually means Guts is taking some serious damage.

Thank you so much, Walter!
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Truder on January 20, 2012, 10:35:18 AM
It feels like its been forever since we saw Guts with the whited out eye. I know we saw his eye like this in a recent episode, but this one really looks "right". it reminds me of one of my favorite images. When guts was at the edge of his limit during the lost children arc.
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af243/Truder7/Untitled-16.jpg)
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Rhombaad on January 20, 2012, 10:06:02 PM
Thanks for posting those screenshots, Walter! Man, taking the armor off isn't going to be pretty this time around (not that it ever is).
Title: Episode 326
Post by: Chaos on January 20, 2012, 11:26:11 PM
Seeing Guts leaking blood like that, I can't help but wonder if this is gonna be the second known case where the wearer is going to keep fighting until there is no more blood left in his body. I certainly hope not!  :SK:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Death May Die on January 21, 2012, 02:06:08 AM
 :isidro: Wow, pretty intense.

That is the actual scale Miura draws correct? I believe a long while back Aaz mentioned that the panels are much bigger than even YA's pages. http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10185.0 (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10185.0)

You think that's the original panel she/he's holding?
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: jackson_hurley on January 21, 2012, 07:01:12 AM
I.m pretty sure it is and it makes pretty much sense imo.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on January 21, 2012, 09:20:07 AM
That is the actual scale Miura draws correct? I believe a long while back Aaz mentioned that the panels are much bigger than even YA's pages.http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10185.0 (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10185.0)

You think thats the original panel she/he's holding?

Yes to all your questions. :slan:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: jackalj on January 21, 2012, 10:02:53 AM
Didn't Miura say in the interview he did roughly a page per day?... So now with this long break I hope he built up a buffer of new episodes. If Miura even does that, since there might be some pages redrawn, some pages will take longer then others ofcourse.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on January 25, 2012, 10:40:07 AM
This episode's title is "Siren" (more exactly it is "Seiren", which is the Greek spelling).
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Skeleton on January 25, 2012, 10:48:41 AM
Wow! Guts is such a badass!  :guts:

And is the Sea God "vomiting" out everything (ships, etc) it had eaten?  If so, I guess Guts is leaving the Sea God faster than I thought.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: RaWManiac on January 25, 2012, 10:53:00 AM
Wow! Guts is such a badass!  :guts:

And is the Sea God "vomiting" out all everything (ships, etc) it had eaten?  If so, I guess Guts is leaving the Sea God faster than I thought.

It seems so. but i don't think that the sea god is defeated just yet
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Joe Chip on January 25, 2012, 10:57:04 AM
Woah thx Aaz. I love how the eyes on the heart look so scared when Guts pierces through them. Is that Schierke on the last panel ? Isn't she with Guts anymore ?
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: RaffoBaffo on January 25, 2012, 11:48:37 AM
Regarding Episode 327?
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Sarcomere on January 25, 2012, 12:00:38 PM
I just knew staying up late tonight was a good idea.  Heartstrike! It's so satisfying. 

Wow! Guts is such a badass!  :guts:

And is the Sea God "vomiting" out everything (ships, etc) it had eaten?  If so, I guess Guts is leaving the Sea God faster than I thought.
Hmm but Guts isn't in the Sea God's stomach.  He might not get barfed out  :judo:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Gobolatula on January 25, 2012, 12:21:49 PM
Is that Schierke on the last panel ? Isn't she with Guts anymore ?
Yeah, that's her. I'm guessing she got forced out again. She's worried about Guts."Guts-san... Guts-san ga..."
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on January 25, 2012, 12:24:21 PM
And is the Sea God "vomiting" out everything (ships, etc) it had eaten?

Yup.

It seems so. but i don't think that the sea god is defeated just yet

Actually it seems it'll be dead by the end of the episode.

I love how the eyes on the heart look so scared when Guts pierces through them. Is that Schierke on the last panel ? Isn't she with Guts anymore ?

She woke up.

Regarding Episode 327?

It's in the next issue (#4, to be released on February 10).
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: IncantatioN on January 25, 2012, 04:57:32 PM
Can't wait to read it in it's entirety when I pick up the mag tomorrow (hopefully).

It's in the next issue (#4, to be released on February 10).

Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: pupuce on January 25, 2012, 07:50:02 PM
Yeah I think Guts is still in the Sea God and it'll be a serious problem to get out without Schierke.
(sorry for my bad english  :judo:)
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: D-Scape on January 25, 2012, 08:35:10 PM
Seems like we've got an awesome episode. In the third image the Sea God looks like a gigantic evil pacman. :troll:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: jackalj on January 25, 2012, 08:37:35 PM
Maybe Guts will get 'spit out' by the massive blood flow coming out of the Sea God's mouth? Can't wait till the episode is translated!
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Walter on January 25, 2012, 08:39:00 PM
Maybe Guts will get 'spit out' by the massive blood flow coming out of the Sea God's mouth? Can't wait till the episode is translated!
I don't think that would necessarily be a good thing... He'd sink like a stone in the armor.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Truder on January 25, 2012, 08:48:52 PM
I don't think that would necessarily be a good thing... He'd sink like a stone in the armor.
Plus we're not sure in what condition he might be in. He could of passed out or turned back into the berserker since Schierke left him.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Walter on January 25, 2012, 08:52:10 PM
Plus were not sure in what condition he might be in. He could of passed out or turned back into the berserker since Schierke left him.
If so, this will be the third time his child has a chance to save him.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on January 25, 2012, 08:55:59 PM
I don't think that would necessarily be a good thing... He'd sink like a stone in the armor.

As far as I'm concerned there are two options: either he's saved by the Merrows or by the Moonlight Boy.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Johnstantine on January 25, 2012, 09:22:49 PM
As far as I'm concerned there are two options: either he's saved by the Merrows or by the Moonlight Boy.

Or both  :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Gaahl on January 25, 2012, 10:29:26 PM
Is that Isma and her mom flying over the Sea God in the third picture? That would an incredible jump, if they flung themselves out of the water to that height.
Also, Guts seems to be able to control his armor to such a degree as to have it pick him up and strike at the heart, or am I misreading the panels? Maybe Schierke was forced back into her own body during that maneuver?
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Walter on January 25, 2012, 11:04:54 PM
Is that Isma and her mom flying over the Sea God in the third picture? That would an incredible jump, if they flung themselves out of the water to that height.
The perspective confused me too, but I really don't think they leapt 500 feet in the air. It will probably make more sense when we can see the full page. Possibly just a perspective change.

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Also, Guts seems to be able to control his armor to such a degree as to have it pick him up and strike at the heart, or am I misreading the panels? Maybe Schierke was forced back into her own body during that maneuver?
A wave of force was holding Guts back in the last two episodes. But the heart stopped beating as a result of the merrow's singing. It gave him the opening he needed to strike at the heart, as we expected.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Death May Die on January 25, 2012, 11:10:36 PM
I wonder how might Guts greet the merrows when this is all over? Does he still lash out against everything other worldly? Actually I take that back, he's willing to go see the elfs, so I believe he is at least willing to be among creatures peacefully.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: ryOtoha on January 26, 2012, 05:24:54 AM
Since Guts collapsed, giving all he had in his last reflex, i don't think he'll be able to thanks his savior(s). Maybe I'm wrong but that's the way I see it.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on January 26, 2012, 01:08:05 PM
Click here for a picture of this YA issue's cover. (http://p.twimg.com/AkEwOazCIAI7E8O.jpg:large) It's got a very "classic" look to it. Reminds me of the good old times. :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Walter on January 26, 2012, 01:22:34 PM
Click here for a picture of this YA issue's cover. (http://p.twimg.com/AkEwOazCIAI7E8O.jpg:large) It's got a very "classic" look to it. Reminds me of the good old times. :guts:
Wow, nice! A modern take on the Golden Age era for these two characters. Very nostalgic.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Rhombaad on January 26, 2012, 02:06:58 PM
I saw that this morning on the Berserk Twitter feed. It put a big smile on my face. :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Shadow8 on January 26, 2012, 02:21:23 PM
There is also this:
https://p.twimg.com/AkEyy61CAAEcLa7.jpg:large
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on January 26, 2012, 02:24:24 PM
There is also this:
https://p.twimg.com/AkEyy61CAAEcLa7.jpg:large

Those are nothing new.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Shadow8 on January 26, 2012, 02:28:50 PM
Those are nothing new.

This is the last images from  berserk_project on twitter.It comes to the latest issue YA
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on January 26, 2012, 07:01:54 PM
This is the last images from  berserk_project on twitter.It comes to the latest issue YA

These aren't new illustrations.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Oburi on January 26, 2012, 09:30:22 PM
Click here for a picture of this YA issue's cover. (http://p.twimg.com/AkEwOazCIAI7E8O.jpg:large) It's got a very "classic" look to it. Reminds me of the good old times. :guts:

Now THAT is friggin awesome. I logged in today and played the full AI song for the first time and then opened this image while that was playing.

Shivers down the spine. I even held back some manly tears.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Truder on January 27, 2012, 01:03:46 AM
Click here for a picture of this YA issue's cover. (http://p.twimg.com/AkEwOazCIAI7E8O.jpg:large) It's got a very "classic" look to it. Reminds me of the good old times. :guts:
That looks so fucking good...  :judo:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Buy Berserk! on January 27, 2012, 01:15:50 AM
 :beast:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Gobolatula on January 27, 2012, 01:25:14 AM
Wow. I get to read a new Berserk episode right after a long run. What a rush.

Man oh man, this is such a great episode. The tear hitting Guts' face, the beast, the anger, everything was right on point. Guts' face right before he springs back into action is fucking spectacular. I want a poster of that. I am dying to know what's being said. Especially what Schierke yells at Guts while she's crying. Probably something like "Wake up dummy!"
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Truder on January 27, 2012, 01:37:26 AM
Amazing episode!
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Skeleton on January 27, 2012, 01:49:52 AM
Man I love that grin on Guts' face at the top of page 9!  :guts:

And I'm more confused than ever before about the Sea God's physiology.  So the Sea God's body was "inflated" this entire time?  Like a puffer fish, a swim bladder or a balloon?
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Oburi on January 27, 2012, 01:50:13 AM
Daaaamn. Looks like the Sea God is finished after all. Seeing something so big go down is insane. But what happened to Guts? Has he lost control to the beast and still inside that thing? Is he gonna carve his way out the top of it's head as it's sinking into the ocean or is the moonlight boy going to save him. Notice in that last panel everyone is there except the moonlight boy. Casca was holding him just a moment ago.

But yea Schierke's tears hitting Guts was the best thing ever.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Walter on January 27, 2012, 01:52:02 AM
Man I love that grin on Guts' face at the top of page 9!  :guts:
He is telling the Beast: "You haven't stopped biting have you"  :guts:

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And I'm more confused than ever before about the Sea God's physiology.  So the Sea God's body was "inflated" this entire time?  Like a puffer fish, a swim bladder or a balloon?
What makes you say that? Because it's vomiting up pieces of ships?
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Chaos on January 27, 2012, 02:03:01 AM
What makes you say that? Because it's vomiting up pieces of ships?

Might be a different reason, but I kinda had the same impression because on Page 21, it appears as if it's beginning to deflate/ become distorted in some way? Maybe I'm just seeing things.

Now let's see how he gets out  :guts:

Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Truder on January 27, 2012, 02:05:47 AM
it appears as if it's beginning to deflate/ become distorted in some way?
That's what I thought too.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: IncantatioN on January 27, 2012, 02:12:46 AM
Guts' face on that game thing looks pretty bad. Cracking episode. Guts needs saving and fast I assume. It'll be hard for a normal human to go get him, the Sea God's massive.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Truder on January 27, 2012, 02:17:58 AM
Guts' face on that game thing looks pretty bad.
I don't think that he is meant to be Guts. I'm guessing they are just displaying those armors for the upcoming game Dragons Dogma.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Walter on January 27, 2012, 02:23:22 AM
Might be a different reason, but I kinda had the same impression because on Page 21, it appears as if it's beginning to deflate/ become distorted in some way? Maybe I'm just seeing things.
Ah, yeah. I see it clearly now. I just haven't had a chance to look at the ep in detail yet. My bad.

Working on a basic, basic translation of what Guts tells the Beast, but the further I get in, the more it seems self-evident. He's asking the Beast to help get him back on his feet, basically. Though Guts, as always, uses some colorful wording, so I don't have the skills to give a specific wording. But from what I can see, he's asking it to pierce him to his bones in order to help him feel less numb.

Also, once Guts is back on his feet, he's still blind and needs guidance from Schierke in order to strike at the heart. I'm beginning to think there's more at work here than just the damage sustained by the wave attack. Guts might have suffered some permanent injuries here. Won't know until he gets back to the ship, of course.

Last words from Schierke, "Guts is in grave danger."

I don't think that he is meant to be Guts. I'm guessing they are just displaying those armors for the upcoming game Dragons Dogma.

That's also my conclusion. It's just armors/skins based on Berserk, not necessarily full character models. It'd be more obvious if we could see the face behind "Griffith's" helm there.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Skeleton on January 27, 2012, 02:35:19 AM
He is telling the Beast: "You haven't stopped biting have you"  :guts:

That is too cool!  :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Cronus on January 27, 2012, 03:03:02 AM
The chat with the beast is probably the scene that caught me the most.  Almost as if he's antagonizing the beast - can't recall seeing that before, and Guts essentially telling him to do whatever it takes to get him up is interesting too.  In a way it seems he may have taken steps to 'master' what the armor can do.  Too bad he's on the verge of death again!

Great return episode all in all.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: IncantatioN on January 27, 2012, 03:42:52 AM
I don't think that he is meant to be Guts. I'm guessing they are just displaying those armors for the upcoming game Dragons Dogma.
That's also my conclusion. It's just armors/skins based on Berserk, not necessarily full character models. It'd be more obvious if we could see the face behind "Griffith's" helm there.
Thanks for clarifying guys.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Griffith on January 27, 2012, 03:43:40 AM
The chat with the beast is probably the scene that caught me the most.  Almost as if he's antagonizing the beast - can't recall seeing that before, and Guts essentially telling him to do whatever it takes to get him up is interesting too.  In a way it seems he may have taken steps to 'master' what the armor can do. Too bad he's on the verge of death again!

It reminds me of when Guts said he was the one holding the bridle, but that was about dominance, which usually characterizes their antagonistic relationship. I can't recall such voluntary cooperation between the two before, particularly coming from Guts' direction, urging on the Beast when normally the Beast is the one making the overtures (who's mastering who then?). Anyway, I doubt this new-found unity with the Beast/armor, plus Guts' condition (looks worse than ever) bodes well for him as far as his senses, voice, or *gulp* warmth are concerned. :SK:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: pupuce on January 27, 2012, 04:23:06 AM
the sea god is finally dead.
applause to Guts the century man slayer and  god killer  :ubik:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Walter on January 27, 2012, 05:09:28 AM
Small detail I got while transcribing the episode: The merrows don't paralyze the heart with their song. The song's reverberations actually counteract the waves being produced by the  heart, canceling its attack out. Pretty awesome!  :ubik:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Death May Die on January 27, 2012, 05:43:01 AM
That was the sea god? Guts fought apostles tougher than that. Heheheheh  :ganishka: Very good episode. Thanks for providing again, this place is the best.  :serpico:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Joe Chip on January 27, 2012, 06:39:13 AM
Amazing episode thanks guys. I've been reading some previous comments so i can answer some questions that i had. So far so good, but i want to ask something else. On page 14-15 around the dragonslayer, is that the dark aura Schierke was seeing on volume 24, or is it just some part of his cape ?
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: ApostleBob on January 27, 2012, 06:54:39 AM
This just made my day.  What a great death for the Sea God.  Looks like Guts has some swimming to do.  Hope he can dog paddle. :beast:

That was the sea god? Guts fought apostles tougher than that. Heheheheh  :ganishka: Very good episode. Thanks for providing again, this place is the best.  :serpico:

I hear you, but at the same time a strait up brawl with the Sea God would be ridiculous.  Guts is very aware of his human limitations and his enemies overestimation of their own abilities.  Guts has always been tricky like that.  I think he exploited the Sea God quite well and not without massive injuries.

On an even brighter note, we can also look forward to Elfhelm in the near future (after they rescue Guts and treat him of course.)
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Slime_Beherit on January 27, 2012, 07:30:40 AM

Also, once Guts is back on his feet, he's still blind and needs guidance from Schierke in order to strike at the heart.
Last words from Schierke, "Guts is in grave danger."
 

unless  :beast: decides to be his seeing eye dog, then Guts is gonna need some rescuing.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Truder on January 27, 2012, 08:40:37 AM
On page 14-15 around the dragonslayer, is that the dark aura Schierke was seeing on volume 24, or is it just some part of his cape ?
All I see is the cape around the Dragon Slayer and blood from the previous enemies on the blade.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Joe Chip on January 27, 2012, 11:20:05 AM
All I see is the cape around the Dragon Slayer and blood from the previous enemies on the blade.
You are right, i was a bit confused at first.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: D-Scape on January 27, 2012, 12:07:13 PM
That's some immense puke. You know your health bar is low when you're spewing up blood with whole ships in it!

That was the sea god? Guts fought apostles tougher than that. Heheheheh
I'd say he had the advantage of a strategy that would have been impossible on other enemies like Zodd etc. In this case fighting the enemy head-on would have been impossible, so instead he took opportunity of its giant size that allowed him to "sneak in".

I think the Sea God was one terrifying opponent. Its mere heartbeat was enough to floor Guts.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on January 27, 2012, 12:54:47 PM
And I'm more confused than ever before about the Sea God's physiology.  So the Sea God's body was "inflated" this entire time?  Like a puffer fish, a swim bladder or a balloon?

Like a mollusc, which is what inspired its design. Not having a backbone (if any bone at all), upon death its massive body would naturally collapse to some extent.

Daaaamn. Looks like the Sea God is finished after all.

Told ya. (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=13064.msg206001#msg206001)

But what happened to Guts? Has he lost control to the beast and still inside that thing?

Doesn't look like he lost control to me, at least not from what we're shown. But he was engulfed into the blood spewing from the heart anyway, so he's in trouble regardless.

The chat with the beast is probably the scene that caught me the most.  Almost as if he's antagonizing the beast - can't recall seeing that before, and Guts essentially telling him to do whatever it takes to get him up is interesting too.  In a way it seems he may have taken steps to 'master' what the armor can do.  Too bad he's on the verge of death again!
It reminds me of when Guts said he was the one holding the bridle, but that was about dominance, which usually characterizes their antagonistic relationship. I can't recall such voluntary cooperation between the two before, particularly coming from Guts' direction, urging on the Beast when normally the Beast is the one making the overtures (who's mastering who then?). Anyway, I doubt this new-found unity with the Beast/armor, plus Guts' condition (looks worse than ever) bodes well for him as far as his senses, voice, or *gulp* warmth are concerned. :SK:

I actually don't think it's that antagonistic given the usual "relationship" between them. Rather it's closer to some form of cooperation, like Griff said. But I'm not sure how much of it is Guts speaking and how much is the Beast (when it comes down to it, it's Guts talking to himself). That's still a first though (reminds me of what Flora told him on the subject "so long ago"). It's also the second time Guts shows some sort of mastery over the armor. The first was by restraining the Beast of Darkness and so stopping himself from attacking his friends despite the armor's influence. This time, he's using the armor's power (the bone piercing and such) but while staying conscious (the black fluid isn't covering his face). That's pretty amazing.

It also shows how complex this whole thing all is. Guts managed to trigger a specific function of the armor and then attacked the Sea God in the good old "strength of will" fashion we've known and loved since the very beginning of the series (see the characteristic "white eye" effect). Now the big question is whether he did lose consciousness after that (when Schierke left him) or not. The armor could also have been deactivated.

That was the sea god? Guts fought apostles tougher than that. Heheheheh  :ganishka:

No he didn't.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Death May Die on January 27, 2012, 02:12:51 PM
No he didn't.

You thinking this is his toughest opponent yet?  :???:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Walter on January 27, 2012, 02:15:39 PM
That was the sea god? Guts fought apostles tougher than that. Heheheheh  :ganishka: Very good episode. Thanks for providing again, this place is the best.  :serpico:
You thinking this is his toughest opponent yet?  :???:
Has Guts ever needed an army of sea people to help him kill an apostle before?

I'm truly amazed at how underwhelmed you are. It's baffling.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on January 27, 2012, 02:16:57 PM
You thinking this is his toughest opponent yet?

What fight against an apostle has been tougher?
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Proj2501 on January 27, 2012, 02:26:41 PM
DMD. Remember when we first see Guts encountering Femto? He could barely take a step toward him. His brand spurted blood and Guts was downed. This was without the Armor.

Now, Guts clad in the Armor couldn't even approach the heart. If he wasn't wearing the Armor, had Schierke with him or received the aid of all those merrows, this would've been the end of the road for him.

Just because this battle wasn't the most 'elaborate' in terms of Gut showcasing how skillful he is with his sword, doesn't mean the stakes here weren't the highest they've been for him.

I also think if you were to read this in trade form all at once, you'd get a different feel of how this battle encounter is supposed to be digested.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on January 27, 2012, 02:39:56 PM
Now, Guts clad in the Armor couldn't even approach the heart. If he wasn't wearing the Armor, had Schierke with him or received the aid of all those merrows, this would've been the end of the road for him.

Without the Berserk's armor and Schierke he would have never been able to get anywhere close to the heart to begin with. He also wouldn't have been able to fend off the "beard" in the village before that.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Konketsuji on January 27, 2012, 05:17:13 PM
Truly magnificent! Nothing's better than a Berserk Episode in the end of a workweek. And that teaser in the end, oh, I want play this game so bad, just three more months...
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Death May Die on January 27, 2012, 10:04:08 PM
Has Guts ever needed an army of sea people to help him kill an apostle before?

I'm truly amazed at how underwhelmed you are. It's baffling.

DMD. Remember when we first see Guts encountering Femto? He could barely take a step toward him. His brand spurted blood and Guts was downed. This was without the Armor.

Now, Guts clad in the Armor couldn't even approach the heart. If he wasn't wearing the Armor, had Schierke with him or received the aid of all those merrows, this would've been the end of the road for him.

Just because this battle wasn't the most 'elaborate' in terms of Gut showcasing how skillful he is with his sword, doesn't mean the stakes here weren't the highest they've been for him.

I also think if you were to read this in trade form all at once, you'd get a different feel of how this battle encounter is supposed to be digested.


Oh no lol, you guys are mistaking me. I'm not underplaying whats going on. I was doing a take on Oblivion's "I've fought mud crabs more fierce than you!" I'm sorry if I came off otherwise. I am totally blown away by this episode!  :casca:



What fight against an apostle has been tougher?

I wanted ya to elaborate on the Sea God compared to everything these thus far after seeing this episode is all. I was going to compare its difficulty Sea God difficulty to Grunberd. But you are right, thinking about it there isn't any comparison. Especially in size, and number. I just remember what the armor did to Guts by the time that fight was over with Grunberd. Guts was a pin cousin.


Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: IncantatioN on January 27, 2012, 11:49:19 PM
For those who have their issues on the way, you're in for a treat! For anyone who needs an incentive to purchase the issue, I hope this'll help you decide and say YES :zodd:!

Poster included ... 1 poster, 2 different faces ... it's obvious which one I'm going to put up ... the difference in art quality/ style/ everything is massive, incomparable ...

Placed the manga (top right) to get an idea on the size :isidro:

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee500/Piraancantation/OneSide-1.jpg)

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee500/Piraancantation/OtherSide-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Death May Die on January 27, 2012, 11:51:53 PM
 :isidro: I think I'm going to invest.  :void:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Shadow8 on January 28, 2012, 12:00:53 AM
Are you going to frame the poster? I prefer the first poster
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: IncantatioN on January 28, 2012, 12:08:08 AM
Yep, I'll go frame-hunting next weekend. I'll most probably take down the 2 fan-art Berserk posters (that I picked up at Otakon '10) I have in the living room and place Miura's drawn poster face in that spot.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Walter on January 28, 2012, 01:58:39 AM
Wow, hahaha, the comparison between posters there does absolutely no favors to the Studio 4C artists  :ganishka: Looks great, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Oburi on January 28, 2012, 03:31:29 AM
Can someone get an extra issue for me and send it to me? I'll pay you whatever you want plus a little extra  :slan:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: JezzaX on January 28, 2012, 07:13:27 AM
I went to go order this issue of Young Animal, but Nippon Export is under construction, is there anywhere else anyone can recommend?
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on January 28, 2012, 09:03:58 AM
Can someone get an extra issue for me and send it to me? I'll pay you whatever you want plus a little extra  :slan:

The issue is hard to find in Japan, was already out of stock in many places yesterday. I had to get mine mail-ordered, so unfortunately I can't help you. And while we're on the topic, the first two issues of the "Young Animal Remix" edition that accompanies the movie's release were out of stock on amazon.co.jp on day one as well. I guess that shows that people are getting excited about Berserk these days. :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Smith on January 28, 2012, 09:06:29 AM
Amazing episode  :guts:

What fight against an apostle has been tougher?


I would say the fight with Ganishka was probably just as tough, without Zodd flying abilities, there is no way Guts could touch him as well...
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on January 28, 2012, 11:09:31 AM
I would say the fight with Ganishka was probably just as tough, without Zodd flying abilities, there is no way Guts could touch him as well...

Ganishka was hard to get to, but there was hardly any fight at all as far as Guts is concerned.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Oburi on January 28, 2012, 02:00:08 PM
The issue is hard to find in Japan, was already out of stock in many places yesterday. I had to get mine mail-ordered, so unfortunately I can't help you. And while we're on the topic, the first two issues of the "Young Animal Remix" edition that accompanies the movie's release were out of stock on amazon.co.jp on day one as well. I guess that shows that people are getting excited about Berserk these days. :guts:

Ah, well I bought the poster on ebay for close to $100 anyway. Hopefully, it'll be worth that and more someday. I'm a sucker for Berserk posters man.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: IncantatioN on January 28, 2012, 03:27:08 PM
And while we're on the topic, the first two issues of the "Young Animal Remix" edition that accompanies the movie's release were out of stock on amazon.co.jp on day one as well. I guess that shows that people are getting excited about Berserk these days. :guts:
That's amazing news. Pre-ordered all 6 a while ago and the first 2 will be shipped next week. It means old fans (who already own the original volumes) and new fans are buying the Remix volumes, or at least I'd like to think that!
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Death May Die on January 30, 2012, 08:24:13 AM
I managed to get the poster in Japan for $31.00 USD. (Comes with Bandana/Banner as well.) I feel pretty damn lucky considering the other poster prices are going for around $70.00 USD. Will also hopefully be subscribing to YA in a few weeks when I get more Berserk funds.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn242/diehighfly05/KGrHqVhkE8lHZEESJBPJVK5Qd60_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: IncantatioN on January 30, 2012, 01:34:10 PM
Cool score dude. My YA issue came without the flag.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: JezzaX on January 30, 2012, 07:08:46 PM
That's a great find. I signed up for a 6 month subscription to Young Animal over the weekend via Jpbooks.co.uk. I'm hoping mine comes with similar goodies if they can track it down.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Truder on February 05, 2012, 11:52:19 AM
Yes! I was able to get my hands on this issue! :guts:

(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af243/Truder7/IMAG2524.jpg)
and it came with this beautiful poster (will frame later):
(http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af243/Truder7/IMAG2526.jpg)

I would have really been bummed out if I had missed out on this poster. I was lucky to have gotten the last magazine they had! :ubik:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on February 05, 2012, 11:54:34 AM
Nice! Congrats to all those who got their hands on one. :SK:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: voodoo_sh on February 05, 2012, 03:51:47 PM
Just finished reading 326 ep., I think Miura makes Guts suffer too much in the last few volumes... no good. Cant watch this anymore
Because he is using berserk armor he has lost thousand liters of blood already and had all bones broken... c'mon man thats too much Guts  already is an invalid!
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Death May Die on February 05, 2012, 08:14:20 PM
Just finished reading 326 ep., I think Miura makes Guts suffer too much in the last few volumes... no good. Cant watch this anymore
Because he is using berserk armor he has lost thousand liters of blood already and had all bones broken... c'mon man thats too much Guts  already is an invalid!

Before you know it Guts is going to starting looking like SkullKnight.  :SK:  :troll:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on February 05, 2012, 08:17:03 PM
Just finished reading 326 ep., I think Miura makes Guts suffer too much in the last few volumes... no good. Cant watch this anymore

Well the man was going up against a "god". It wasn't supposed to be a walk in the park.
 
Because he is using berserk armor he has lost thousand liters of blood already and had all bones broken... c'mon man thats too much Guts  already is an invalid!

Aren't you exaggerating a litttttle bit here? And he's not in that state because of the Berserk's armor either, it's what the heart did to him.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Madam President on February 05, 2012, 08:29:36 PM
I managed to get the poster in Japan for $31.00 USD. (Comes with Bandana/Banner as well.) I feel pretty damn lucky considering the other poster prices are going for around $70.00 USD. Will also hopefully be subscribing to YA in a few weeks when I get more Berserk funds.

Nice catch!! How large is the flag? I'd imagine the length wouldn't be as large as the poster's. Time to go hit ebay..


Oh, man! 326 was delicious! I can't wait to see how Guts will get outta this cluster fuck! :beast:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Jaze1618 on February 06, 2012, 07:08:15 AM
Anyone think Schierke might bet trying to say that Guts is dead at the end of this episode? As in the Berserk Armor finally consumed his body, like it did it's previous owner?

Many people seem to think that she is just going to say that he is still inside. And she certainly may, but that just seems way too predictable and Miura has never been one to deliver work that I could ever predict.

Whatever she has to say about Guts. I am excitingly expecting the unexspected, obviously it could be anything.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Gaahl on February 06, 2012, 07:40:02 AM
Anyone think Schierke might bet trying to say that Guts is dead at the end of this episode? As in the Berserk Armor finally consumed his body, like it did it's previous owner?

Many people seem to think that she is just going to say that he is still inside. And she certainly may, but that just seems way too predictable and Miura has never been one to deliver work that I could ever predict.

Whatever she has to say about Guts. I am excitingly expecting the unexspected, obviously it could be anything.

Wasn't she saying something along the lines of "Guts is in grave danger!"? *Skips a few pages back*, yes, at least that's what Walter said 2 pages back.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Aazealh on February 06, 2012, 07:54:25 AM
Anyone think Schierke might bet trying to say that Guts is dead at the end of this episode? As in the Berserk Armor finally consumed his body, like it did it's previous owner?

I certainly don't think so myself.

Many people seem to think that she is just going to say that he is still inside. And she certainly may, but that just seems way too predictable and Miura has never been one to deliver work that I could ever predict.

Well in this case it's we do know that he's still inside though (and being carried away by a hemorrhage). And since the others have no idea what's been going on, it's warranted for Schierke to explain it to them.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: ApostleBob on February 06, 2012, 04:12:43 PM
It's nothing new, but I love how Guts essentially wills himself past his injuries.  This used to be just the beast taking over (as I see it), but now I think he's actually in control.  I love it.   :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Draculoid on February 06, 2012, 06:38:08 PM
@Jaze: Well she might not be saying he's dead but the danger is certainly GRAVE. I mean...he's pretty much completely out of strength in a sinking Sea God. Either he's getting saved or the Beast is gonna be carving his way through that thing in order to survive. Maybe leaving Guts Berserk again with no enemies in site after escaping, leading the the climax of this part of the chapter? For some reason as climactic as the Sea God fight was, I'm still holding out for a LITTLE more mythology as far as the group/the beast/the moonlight boy/skull Knight goes.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Uriel on February 07, 2012, 06:36:52 PM
The scene with Guts embracing the Beast was a fantastic scene. Seriously hoping to see the Chapter progress a little more...
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: perros on February 09, 2012, 10:40:54 AM
Got my poster today! Incidentally, where could I subscribe to YA from here in Scotland?
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: JezzaX on February 09, 2012, 11:07:53 AM
Got my poster today! Incidentally, where could I subscribe to YA from here in Scotland?

Www.jpbooks.co.uk is who I've set mine up with only last week. I shall be getting tomorrows issue today according to them. With postage etc it's about 120 for 6 months (12 issues). You get a bigger discount the longer your subscription. They're reputable as well, since they're part of a three storey department store in London.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Walter on February 09, 2012, 04:25:44 PM
Still no preview or summary of Ep 327 circulating on the japanese boards, but there is this enigmatic picture posted earlier today presumably from the new ep: (click) (http://skullknight.net/images/kutabaru.jpg)

It's a slang phrase that means to die or "kick the bucket." (http://jisho.org/words?jap=%E3%81%8F%E3%81%9F%E3%81%B0%E3%82%8B&origin=%E3%81%8F%E3%81%9F%E3%81%B0%E3%82%8Bkayo&eng=&dict=edict)

Could be Guts contemplating death. Just a guess. A lot of the posts over on 2ch seem to be focused on Guts being close to death. But we'll know more in a bit.
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: JezzaX on February 09, 2012, 04:45:51 PM
Mine is sitting at home waiting for me. I would gladly post pictures but I'm out for a business meal  :mozgus:
Title: Re: Episode 326
Post by: Chrono on February 11, 2012, 03:48:34 PM
Still waiting on my poster  :sad:

My frame is lonely right now