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Title: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Walter on March 11, 2014, 10:56:05 AM
The long-awaited return of Berserk will happen in Young Animal #8, due out April 11.

First reported by forum member LOicos:

Resume in Young Animal #08 (11/04).
From Young Animal #06 (14/03).

And was subsequently reported by ANN, which included a confirmation image:
Look like info is out :
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-10/berserk-manga-slated-to-resume-on-april-11

The last episode of Berserk to be released was 333 in December 2012. Miura then took his longest break in the series history--1 year, 3 months--during which he published the 6-issue miniseries Gigantomakhia (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14106.0), which ended in February. An additional bonus episode is due out on March 14.

This is a historic occasion for Berserk fans.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Rhombaad on March 11, 2014, 11:44:31 AM
Woohoo! :ubik: Thanks for the info, Walter!
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: IcePuck on March 11, 2014, 11:50:49 AM
Whoa. I hope that was the longest break ever.

Time to get wasted and GO BERSERK!!!
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Antonius Block on March 11, 2014, 12:23:25 PM
This is great news! One day before my birthday  :ubik:

Thank you Walter!
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: JoeZeon on March 11, 2014, 12:25:01 PM
Joe wake up!! Berserk is back!!!!!!!!

ME
(http://i.imgur.com/xzElFLu.jpg)

Great way to start off dead week, thanks for the update Walter.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Dar Klink on March 11, 2014, 02:53:34 PM
Amazing way to start off a week that also started with finishing True Detective and Stick of Truth and getting Dark Souls 2.

I think I really have to brush myself up on the last few episodes or maybe even volumes. I was not giving them full attention until I knew I had more Berserk coming soon. Might as well reread completely again since you guys are doing the podcast reread.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: IncantatioN on March 11, 2014, 04:14:06 PM
Thanks for the news LOicos and Walter. Equally excited to read the last episode of Gigantomakhia as well (fingers crossed we get to read more in the years to come).

I think I really have to brush myself up on the last few episodes or maybe even volumes. I was not giving them full attention until I knew I had more Berserk coming soon. Might as well reread completely again since you guys are doing the podcast reread.

Definitely rewarding to read those early volumes and listen to the podcast. In my experience I have missed on picking a thing or two in those early volumes and the podcasts have given me more info and a better understanding of those events. We're incredibly fortunate to have the likes of Walter, Griffith and Aaz share their perspectives on that level.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Alucroas on March 11, 2014, 07:42:18 PM
Just a day before my birthday...
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Deci on March 11, 2014, 08:01:13 PM
this is awesome news!!!

/sings ~waiting so long, soo long~~

 :ubik: :ubik: :ubik:
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Bramwell on March 11, 2014, 08:41:14 PM
Huzzah! April is shaping up nicely. New berserk, new Game of thrones and Elder scrolls online. Thanks Walter.  :ubik:
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Oburi on March 11, 2014, 09:59:34 PM
Just a day before my birthday...

This is great news! One day before my birthday  :ubik:

Me too  :serpico:

Great news!
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Doc on March 11, 2014, 10:43:52 PM
Ber...serk?
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Hanma_Baki on March 12, 2014, 12:17:41 AM
Feels so good to finally read this thread!

Such a warm fuzzy feeling inside :serpico:
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Tama on March 12, 2014, 12:41:00 AM
Yay! Can't wait to see what Miura's got in store for us this year. :)
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Rezin on March 12, 2014, 02:43:56 AM
Very exciting news. I can hardly believe that the wait is almost over.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Walter on March 12, 2014, 03:46:27 AM
It almost seems like a question that tempts fate, given all that we've been through as fans over the past 3 years, but what do you guys expect to see for Berserk in 2014?

Will we make it to Skellig? (I start conservative)
See the Elf King?
Find out more about Puck?
Will the Skull Knight be there?
Will we get a hint about the resolution to Casca's troubles?
See Rickert and Griffith have a chat?
Find out an inkling of what the God Hand are up to in this new world?
Introduce a new member of the group?

Personally, I think we'll get as far as the Elf King this year. That would be nice, anyway. There's still so much to accomplish at Elfhelm, I imagine Miura is going to take his time with it. And the same can be said of Falconia. It's such a loaded circumstance, rife with possibilities.

As we've reiterated time and again on the podcast, we're at the precipice of huge developments in the series. It's only a matter of when we'll begin seeing them unfold. Here's hoping we get a glimpse at some big stuff this year!
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Hanma_Baki on March 12, 2014, 05:35:15 AM
Im really anxious to see all those points you listed unfold, but especially the Rickert and Griffith and the God Hand one.

And yeah, theres so much happening and so much to explore, the possibilities are theoretically/seemingly limitless.. Thats gotta be a pretty daunting yet invigorating commitment for Miura sensei. I hope he wont burn himself out.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Maxwell on March 12, 2014, 06:11:50 AM
First off thanks for the info LOicos & Walter! I'm pretty pumped to see what Miura has in store for us. I'm equally excited for that bonus episode of Gigantomakhia as well.

what do you guys expect to see for Berserk in 2014?

I actually agree with you Walter that we'll get to the Elf King this year. Obviously we'll see inside Falconia, but how much? I'm thinking a couple episodes. I'm not sure if we'll see the chat with Rickert and Griffith just yet, i feel like Griffith is gonna be too busy to chat with him or there'll just be something in the way for them to not have that kind of chat quite yet.

Maybe after a beautiful yet small tour of Falconia, Raban will take Rickert to reunite with his old leader and "friend". Rickert will ask him about what happened but before Griffith can answer Charlotte walks in.. maybe even with the Pontiff, and Griffith will tell Rickert that they'll delay that chat for later and that's where we'll cut to Guts & Co. reaching Skellig.  :guts:

I also think we'll learn a little more about Puck. I see the crew arriving and everyone in Elfhelm reacting to Puck's return like "Oh god he's back.. *sigh*" :puck:
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Ben on March 12, 2014, 09:57:21 AM
I'm going to make a few surprise predictions/things I hope to see in 2014, in keeping with Walter's itemized questions.
1.  Finally, we see Skellig, but the peace doesn't last long because Falconia's forces are on the way.
2.  With the help of the Elf King, Casca regains herself, Farnese and Casca both have to confront their new roles and relationship with Guts.
3.  Rickert at first is ambivalent about what to do in regard to Griffith, until he realizes staying in Falconia means pitting himself against Guts & co.
4.  I'm not predicting a new group member, but very possibly the demise of a group member.  Sooner or later we're going to get a darker arc, and I don't think the God Hand (well, at least Slan  :slan: ) are going to let Guts' suffering end anytime soon. 
5.  Isidro will continue being the most underrated character who people aren't mentioning enough!  I also hope/predict his relationship with Guts, and the parallel with Guts' relationship to Gambino, is explored more in depth.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Devilwoman on March 12, 2014, 12:00:31 PM
OMG*nerdgasm*
All hail Miura. Finally after so many time...I'm so happy I could cry right now.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Arles on March 12, 2014, 12:58:53 PM
I'm going to make a few surprise predictions/things I hope to see in 2014, in keeping with Walter's itemized questions.
1.  Finally, we see Skellig, but the peace doesn't last long because Falconia's forces are on the way.
2.  With the help of the Elf King, Casca regains herself, Farnese and Casca both have to confront their new roles and relationship with Guts.
3.  Rickert at first is ambivalent about what to do in regard to Griffith, until he realizes staying in Falconia means pitting himself against Guts & co.
4.  I'm not predicting a new group member, but very possibly the demise of a group member.  Sooner or later we're going to get a darker arc, and I don't think the God Hand (well, at least Slan  :slan: ) are going to let Guts' suffering end anytime soon. 
5.  Isidro will continue being the most underrated character who people aren't mentioning enough!  I also hope/predict his relationship with Guts, and the parallel with Guts' relationship to Gambino, is explored more in depth.

Those are good points, though I also hope to hear and see more of Silat. He's had a very privileged point of view of some of the most significant events in the story, and I'd love to see how things will move forward for him: either choosing a faction or remaining aside watching things develop.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Vodnak on March 12, 2014, 05:32:19 PM
It almost seems like a question that tempts fate, given all that we've been through as fans over the past 3 years, but what do you guys expect to see for Berserk in 2014?

Will we make it to Skellig? (I start conservative)
See the Elf King?
Find out more about Puck?
Will the Skull Knight be there?
Will we get a hint about the resolution to Casca's troubles?
See Rickert and Griffith have a chat?
Find out an inkling of what the God Hand are up to in this new world?
Introduce a new member of the group?

Personally, I think we'll get as far as the Elf King this year. That would be nice, anyway. There's still so much to accomplish at Elfhelm, I imagine Miura is going to take his time with it. And the same can be said of Falconia. It's such a loaded circumstance, rife with possibilities.

As we've reiterated time and again on the podcast, we're at the precipice of huge developments in the series. It's only a matter of when we'll begin seeing them unfold. Here's hoping we get a glimpse at some big stuff this year!

So call it wishful thinking on my part, but I'm eager to see it all. Let's get to the end of that list by the end of 2014? Unlikely. But... I hope.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Bender on March 12, 2014, 05:46:52 PM
It almost seems like a question that tempts fate, given all that we've been through as fans over the past 3 years, but what do you guys expect to see for Berserk in 2014?

Yeah, these types of predictions the last few years never seemed to end well.  I'm just thankful that the end of this Berserk dry spell is in sight.  There are so many things to look forward to and each new episode brings us closer.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Hanma_Baki on March 12, 2014, 11:15:17 PM
Those are good points, though I also hope to hear and see more of Silat. He's had a very privileged point of view of some of the most significant events in the story, and I'd love to see how things will move forward for him: either choosing a faction or remaining aside watching things develop.

Yeah I wanna see more Silat too. Something about him having been in the manga ever since the Golden Age is really intriguing to me somehow.

Its kinda too early to make speculations about it, but could perhaps be a potential addition to the team down the line? ...I take it Im not the only one thats been toying with the idea. Then we got those exotic Tapasa as well. They got an interesting visual design, granted they´re not exactly at the center of the plot but I hope we´ll get some more of them too anyway.

1.  Finally, we see Skellig, but the peace doesn't last long because Falconia's forces are on the way.

I always pictured a (/the inevetable) battle taking place in the regions of Falconia, but who knows. Would be interesting to see Skellig having some threat(s) from the result of the merging, time for another fairytale entrance perhaps? 

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With the help of the Elf King, Casca regains herself

I bet this is Miura´s biggest challenge at this point. Im not even trying to predict anything here, I know I wont be able to figure out whats gonna happen anyway. Im not very eager for him to rush this particular process though, he can take all the time he wants with this, Im sure we´ll get something epic in the end, but I dont predict to see this go down already this year. Im more eager to see the world at this point.

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Rickert at first is ambivalent about what to do in regard to Griffith

Rickert will definitely be interesting to follow, I have no idea what Miuras got in store for us here, but I cant wait to find out. Also Im fiending to see some more Apostles, had nothing special in mind though, just some neat cameo would be nice.

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I'm not predicting a new group member, but very possibly the demise of a group member.

I´ve thought about this before too a lot. The more I imagine it I think it´d play such a big part in relation to the rest of the story´s elements, its gotta be the right time and fit the circumstances with the drama the story requires/can handle at this stage. I definitely wouldnt mind the arc getting darker but for some reason I dont think we´ll see a death anytime soon imo.

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I also hope/predict his relationship with Guts, and the parallel with Guts' relationship to Gambino, is explored more in depth.

Yeah I´d like to see some more development on this too. Perhaps it sounds cheesy in theory like this but would be nice to get another page like the one with the old BotF and the new group but with Gambino/Guts and Guts/Isidro. More like a positive kinda glimpse than the melancholy you felt back then...or something...idk.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Walter on March 13, 2014, 03:09:26 AM
1.  Finally, we see Skellig, but the peace doesn't last long because Falconia's forces are on the way.

Many have predicted such a thing for  years,  but to me this has always seemed like a shortsighted view of the possibilities awaiting on Skellig. Sure, eventually these two forces are likely to come into conflict, but let's not rule out that there are likely many other stories to be told on the island itself before we get to the giant war of good versus evil. Personally, that unknown factor is what excites me about Skellig--not the known quantity of an impending conflict.

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2.  With the help of the Elf King, Casca regains herself, Farnese and Casca both have to confront their new roles and relationship with Guts.

Don't forget Schierke, but of course she's mostly reconciled her relationship. Quite a different thing with Farnese, since her feelings have seemingly only intensified. She'd better not break Roderick's heart  :puck:

But that's just the sideshow--what her restoration will mean for Guts and their child is the big lingering question, to me.

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3.  Rickert at first is ambivalent about what to do in regard to Griffith, until he realizes staying in Falconia means pitting himself against Guts & co.

Shouldn't take too long to reach that conclusion... Maybe a few panels? More likely his decision will rest on how best to keep Erica safe.

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4.  I'm not predicting a new group member, but very possibly the demise of a group member.  Sooner or later we're going to get a darker arc, and I don't think the God Hand (well, at least Slan  :slan: ) are going to let Guts' suffering end anytime soon.

Calling for a major character to arbitrarily die without precedent sounds a little morbid to me. And the way you've worded this makes it sound like the God Hand are actively hunting Guts down just to torture him, which just isn't the case. Guts was in Slan's realm when she manifested.

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5.  Isidro will continue being the most underrated character who people aren't mentioning enough!  I also hope/predict his relationship with Guts, and the parallel with Guts' relationship to Gambino, is explored more in depth.

Honestly, I'm not sure there's much left to tell regarding that parallel. Guts has long since distinguished himself from his father-figure. He isn't a cruel master like Gambino. So unless Guts gets drunk and tries to assault Isidro in his tent, I think those parallels are done. But more scenes with Guts and Isidro training? Sounds awesome.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: ZODDOII on March 13, 2014, 03:33:33 AM
OMG~ thanks for the good news!!  :slan: :slan: :slan: :slan: :isidro: :slan: :slan: :slan: :slan: :slan: :troll:
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Ben on March 13, 2014, 06:25:03 AM
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Calling for a major character to arbitrarily die without precedent sounds a little morbid to me. And the way you've worded this makes it sound like the God Hand are actively hunting Guts down just to torture him, which just isn't the case. Guts was in Slan's realm when she manifested.

I may be wrong Walter, but I just have a feeling we will see some fairly epic battles involving Guts and his crew.  Given the sense of realism the series has tried to create, sooner or later there are bound to be casualties.  Unless people think that Guts is going to go it alone and take revenge on Griffith (or just give up on that altogether, and we've seen the last of The Beast).  So I guess on some level it is morbid, but so was a lot of early Berserk (the Eclipse in particular).  My hunch is that the internal dilemma of protecting the people he cares about and seeking revenge is going to play out in rather dramatic fashion, and Guts has had a tendency of trying to rationalize what he should do and what he wants (as in the Black Swordsman arc).  I wonder if he won't rationalize that he can protect the people he cares about, while taking them with him on his journey to seek out Griffith.  I'm also not too clear on what the God Hand's ability to effect the world is now, but I have to believe that even they are very interested in the abilities of those in Skellig.  So it seems to me that Guts is setting himself up to find that thing he thought he had lost (again), in this new band and Casca, only to possibly throw it all away (again).  I think it all hinges on Casca when/if she regains herself.  Maybe Guts won't make the same mistake, we shall see said the blind man.

EDIT:  *Just picking up on the "without precedent" part, I think the precedent I was trying to reference (albeit not as well as I wanted) was the original Band of the Hawk.  Guts could once again find that thing he lost, but will he lose it again just as he lost Judo, Pippin, etc?  So I'm seeing a parallell here that you don't agree with or don't expect to play out, I think.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Walter on March 13, 2014, 12:05:51 PM
I may be wrong Walter, but I just have a feeling we will see some fairly epic battles involving Guts and his crew.  Given the sense of realism the series has tried to create, sooner or later there are bound to be casualties.  Unless people think that Guts is going to go it alone and take revenge on Griffith (or just give up on that altogether, and we've seen the last of The Beast).

Maybe you forgot that we started this conversation by limiting the speculation to things that were likely to happen _this year_. You said so in your initial post, but now you're posting somewhat end-game speculations. That's why I was critical of them.

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EDIT:  *Just picking up on the "without precedent" part, I think the precedent I was trying to reference (albeit not as well as I wanted) was the original Band of the Hawk.  Guts could once again find that thing he lost, but will he lose it again just as he lost Judo, Pippin, etc?  So I'm seeing a parallell here that you don't agree with or don't expect to play out, I think.

By without precedent, I meant there is currently no immediate threat that I think could bring about the demise of someone in the group. And by morbid I meant that without context or specifics, simply positing that you think someone will die eventually in the series isn't very meaningful.

Big picture? Of course there's a threat. The Beast even hints about one or many of them dying like in the Eclipse, and then would swallow Guts completely. But do you really foresee that happening in Episodes 334-339, or whatever we're expected to get in the remainder of this year?
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Doc on March 13, 2014, 05:09:50 PM
Hope we get to see Skellig before inner-Falconia. I'm sure Griffith's domain is going to be striking but we've been ♫waiting so long♫ to reach this damn island! Also, I expect that to begin with, most of the Falconia stuff is going to be Rickert doing an =o face at everything he sees whilst everyone sings Griffith's praises. Skellig is a complete mystery to us all.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Walter on March 13, 2014, 06:22:53 PM
Hope we get to see Skellig before inner-Falconia. I'm sure Griffith's domain is going to be striking but we've been ♫waiting so long♫ to reach this damn island! Also, I expect that to begin with, most of the Falconia stuff is going to be Rickert doing an =o face at everything he sees whilst everyone sings Griffith's praises. Skellig is a complete mystery to us all.

It's likely that the next episode will be a continuation of 333, given that we've seen a small slice of it in the preview at the end of Volume 37 (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=13738.msg220260#msg220260).  That being said, by this point Miura could easily have restructured things, and when 334 arrives it will return to Guts' side of things.

Both options are great, in my opinion. And either way, we'll know soon enough.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: jackson_hurley on March 13, 2014, 07:37:40 PM
And either way, we'll know soon enough.

No! Soon enough is too long. I want to know now!

Joke aside I think we'll get a couple of episodes on Falconia. Well at least one for sure. Then I would not be surprise to see the story switching on the boat again. And humm my take is they'll get to Elfhelm after maybe a couple more episodes on the water. I didn't get my crash by storm though, sooooo maybe they'll crash! nah for real I don't think my wish of a storm is gonna come to reality since the boat has already had some damage in their last adventure, so I doubt Miura will "break" the ship again. So yeah Elfhelm by the end of the year.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: KnightZel on March 15, 2014, 11:46:28 PM
Now all I gotta ask myself is what I should celebrate with! I actually can't wait to see this new episode, there's been far too much speculation about what's going to happen in 334...now we finally get to see!!!!!!
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Deci on March 17, 2014, 07:57:39 AM
If I had to pick between seeing Skellig or Falconia I'd pick Falconia personally. I would also hope we continue to follow Rickert and Erica, I can easily see these two having a phenomenal story-telling perspective. Miura technically started it as far back as right before the Eclipse! :)
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Walter on March 25, 2014, 08:43:00 PM
I didn't notice it until today when reviewing the actual magazine, but the ending text in the bonus episode of Gigantomakhia does mention Falconia, Rickert and Erica. So, odds are high that's what 334 will be.

Sorry I didn't notice it until today...
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Mangetsu on March 25, 2014, 09:02:36 PM
I didn't notice it until today when reviewing the actual magazine, but the ending text in the bonus episode of Gigantomakhia does mention Falconia, Rickert and Erica. So, odds are high that's what 334 will be.

Sorry I didn't notice it until today...

you don't have to apologize Walter, since many of us expected this, becuase of the previous previews
Man i am so excited, this will be the first episode  that i will read since i am caught up to the manga damn... :ubik:
Maybe we will see something like the ship arriving at Skellig ? I know Miura usually doesnt do this but this would be an good chance to speed up the pace for an moment  :SK:
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: jackalj on March 25, 2014, 10:03:21 PM
I'm wondering Will they arrive at skellig? Or are they first going to YS to find information about skellig?
I can't really remember what the plan was of guts & Co. So this Will mean I will have to reread the manga tomorrow.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: jackson_hurley on March 25, 2014, 11:40:07 PM
I'm wondering Will they arrive at skellig? Or are they first going to YS to find information about skellig?
I can't really remember what the plan was of guts & Co. So this Will mean I will have to reread the manga tomorrow.

I don't think they will stop at Ys(?) Roderick is giving them a lift directly to Skellig Island. Now my question is, next time we see them on the ship, will they arrive or more shit is gonna happen before they reach it.

Btw thank you Walter for pointing out the info about 334.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Walter on March 26, 2014, 12:08:37 AM
I'm wondering Will they arrive at skellig? Or are they first going to YS to find information about skellig?
I can't really remember what the plan was of guts & Co. So this Will mean I will have to reread the manga tomorrow.

No need for that. Skellig is their destination.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Deci on March 26, 2014, 10:26:50 AM
Now my question is, next time we see them on the ship, will they arrive or more shit is gonna happen before they reach it.

I think the merrow escort makes it a pretty safe bet the rest of the journey should be smooth. The circumstances of their arrival might be interesting though. As in, will it be like parking at any other island and rowing the rest of the way in? Will they be 'tractored', perhaps magically? Maybe go into a mist and navigation go wild, then open up on Elfhelm?

However doubtful it'd be cool if Skellig was like, an island floating in the sky, maybe making their arrival even more bizarre. I guess I'm thinking something like Neverland in Peter Pan.  :serpico: Could be cool.

One thing I feel like for sure is, that Elfhelm exists in the astral world, I believe it was all but confirmed as it's historically very difficult to find, like Flora's mansion. Anyway, I'm sure Hanafubuku Oh will have some say in their arrival, perhaps Schierke was right to some degree, even if the Moonlight Boy isn't him, he could be guiding or present to some extent.

(edit: Sorry about errors I was really tired from work when I wrote this.  :iva: )
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Walter on March 26, 2014, 12:26:46 PM
One thing I feel like for sure is, that Elfhelm exists in a magical dimension of some sort, I believe it was all but confirmed as it's historically very difficult to find, like Flora's mansion.

Magical dimension...? You mean the astral world?

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Anyway, I'm sure Hanafubuku Oh will have some say in their arrival,

I realize that's what Dark Horse chose for his name, but it's really quite a stupid choice. It's not a translation, it's a transliteration of the Japanese. May as well call Guts the KUROI KENSHI (Black Swordsman), and refer to the Dragon Slayer a DAI KEN (big sword). Hanafubuku Oh isn't his name--it's translated as the King of Flower Storm. Or if you want a more generic term, he's the Elf King. I think Hanafubuku became popular because people didn't like saying King of Flower Storm.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: jackson_hurley on March 26, 2014, 04:21:30 PM
I think the merrow escort makes it a pretty safe bet the rest of the journey should be smooth. The circumstances of their arrival might be interesting though. As in, will it be like parking at any other island and rowing the rest of the way in? Will they be 'tractored', perhaps magically? Maybe go into a mist and navigation go wild, then open up on Elfhelm?


yeah I forgot about the merrows escorting them, slipped my mind. I'm wondering if Skellig is a rather big island, with Elfhelm situated like in the middle or something...

I realize that's what Dark Horse chose for his name, but it's really quite a stupid choice. It's not a translation, it's a transliteration of the Japanese. May as well call Guts the KUROI KENSHI (Black Swordsman), and refer to the Dragon Slayer a DAI KEN (big sword). Hanafubuku Oh isn't his name--it's translated as the King of Flower Storm. Or if you want a more generic term, he's the Elf King. I think Hanafubuku became popular because people didn't like saying King of Flower Storm.

That sucks to learn. I would have prefer to read the real translation rather then the transliteration. Didn't they do something weird with Skullknight's sword too? Oh no if I'm not wrong they just fucked up the translation for that sword...
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Walter on March 26, 2014, 04:35:56 PM
That sucks to learn. I would have prefer to read the real translation rather then the transliteration. Didn't they do something weird with Skullknight's sword too? Oh no if I'm not wrong they just fucked up the translation for that sword...
Dark Horse calls the technique "The Sword of Actuation."
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: jackson_hurley on March 26, 2014, 05:27:47 PM
Dark Horse calls the technique "The Sword of Actuation."

Is it accurate? Wasn't it supposed to be "the sword of resonance"? I like to know the real stuff and this is the best place to get it.  :guts: (then I'll stop being off topic promise!)
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Aazealh on March 26, 2014, 06:43:32 PM
Wasn't it supposed to be "the sword of resonance"?

No, no wasn't. The name of the technique in Japanese is "Yobimizu no Tsurugi". "Tsurugi" means a sword with a double edge. The word "Yobimizu" is a reference to what the beherits are called earlier in the manga (in volume 13): "Ikai e no Yobimizu". That roughly translates as "drops of primed water leading to another world". The basic meaning of the word by itself would be to "prime a pump" in the dictionary, although Miura used a different kanji in the name (呼び水 -> 喚び水) with a "yo" furigana.

The end result is that there's no elegant way to accurately translate it in English, but one thing's for sure: "resonance" is definitely not proper. "Actuation" is not too bad, but it's also not perfect. The word is supposed to both convey the act of calling (with a lot of nuance in how it can be interpreted: summoning, awakening, even a reference to the beherits' cry) and to have a direct connotation to water, which isn't the case here. In the end, given that it's meant to relate to beherits, I just call it the beherit sword. Simple, efficient.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Hanma_Baki on March 26, 2014, 07:53:44 PM
I didn't notice it until today when reviewing the actual magazine, but the ending text in the bonus episode of Gigantomakhia does mention Falconia, Rickert and Erica. So, odds are high that's what 334 will be.

Beautiful! Just what I was the most eager to see. Thanks!
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Benin on March 28, 2014, 01:59:49 AM
Excellent, glad I just completed my manga collection today with the arrival of Volume 16. Hopefully the new episode will be out before I reach Vol. 37 as it will give me more to devour.  :iva:
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: jackson_hurley on March 28, 2014, 02:38:05 AM
Excellent, glad I just completed my manga collection today with the arrival of Volume 16. Hopefully the new episode will be out before I reach Vol. 37 as it will give me more to devour.  :iva:

Yeah I'm debating as to wether I should start a rereading session before the next episode, but it's kinda coming soon.

I'm wondering if the episode will start with Rickert and Erica already inside of Falconia or if we're gonna get their reaction at the gates? Small detail I know haha
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Walter on March 28, 2014, 02:38:20 AM
The official YA preview for the next issue is up.

http://www.younganimal.com/magazine/next.html

The text mentions Rickert. Have we seen that shot of Guts before...? There's apparently some special Berserk bookmark that will come with the magazine? Maybe? Having trouble translating all of the text due to the ridiculously small image... If that's the case, I'll scan mine when it arrives.

Hey, maybe it'll be fashioned after the bookmark we sent Miura back in '09 (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9513.msg171292#msg171292)!    :puck: :guts: :griffnotevil: :schierke: :badbone: :void: :zodd:
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: ApostleBob on March 28, 2014, 04:08:05 AM
Really looking forward to a peek inside Falconia.  It's a pretty huge turning point for the series.  My bet is on everything feeling utopian for now like a fairy tale kingdom. Maybe we'll even see the God Hand in human forms. Doubt it though. I feel like next couple episodes really are going to determine where the series goes in a big way.  Can't wait.

BTW, I love the bookmark Walter. 
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Mangetsu on March 28, 2014, 07:40:15 AM
is there anything about an colour page   :serpico: ?
Thancks
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Rhombaad on March 28, 2014, 10:52:01 AM
Have we seen that shot of Guts before...?

We have. It was a color page included with one of the episodes a while back. If I'm not mistaken, it was during the tentacle fight on the Sea Horse. I don't remember the specific episode, though.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Gobolatula on March 28, 2014, 12:19:43 PM
Have we seen that shot of Guts before...?
Yeah, we've seen that one before. Unfortunately I can't remember where it came from though.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Bender on March 29, 2014, 12:26:37 AM
Have we seen that shot of Guts before...?

It was the cover of an extra book that came with Young Animal a while ago.

(http://i.imgur.com/Jk0fbsFl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/Jk0fbsF.jpg)
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Walter on March 29, 2014, 01:09:45 AM
Thanks! Just one more reason we really need Miura to organize additional art books... There's so much uncollected material at this point, it's crazy.  :azan:
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: jackson_hurley on March 29, 2014, 01:35:49 AM
Thanks! Just one more reason we really need Miura to organize additional art books... There's so much uncollected material at this point, it's crazy.  :azan:

You guys should do a like button for posts like this!  :schnoz:

But I agree with Walter, we need a new artbook! We can still wish it right?
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Walter on April 01, 2014, 02:06:30 PM
Took a pic of the ad for next issue. Nothing new, but now I can actually read the preview text.

(http://skullknight.net/images/334-preview.jpg)

Paraphrase: Rickert has arrived at Falconia. What will he find there?!

It also announces a Berserk/March Lion bookmark coming in that issue. Wonder what art it will have? Hopefully something new.

is there anything about an colour page   :serpico: ?
Thancks

Nope.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: jackson_hurley on April 01, 2014, 03:53:47 PM

Paraphrase: Rickert has arrived at Falconia. What will he find there?!


What indeed?! Thanx Walter. Can't wait to see Rickert's face once inside Falconia. This is gonna be priceless, with him being one of my favorite side characters.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Deci on April 01, 2014, 04:38:45 PM
What indeed?! Thanx Walter. Can't wait to see Rickert's face once inside Falconia. This is gonna be priceless, with him being one of my favorite side characters.

Let's hope he becomes a main character, I could certainly see him taking over for Griffith and the Bank of the Hawk's perspective now that Falconia is a reality. Rickert is easily one of my top favorites, I'm more interested in his and Erica's development than I am everyone outside of the obvious Guts/Casca. Which is weird because I normally loathe children in my stories.

I also hope we see more of Laban and Owen. My hunch is Rickert will continue on with them, though I wouldn't mind him running into Sonia or Mule as well. It seems to fit. I'd also like to see Minister Foss. I almost feel nostalgic, like we're going to maybe get a piece of those Golden Age politics again, except this time Griffith is king.  :griffnotevil:

10 more days!
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: jackson_hurley on April 01, 2014, 05:06:22 PM
Let's hope he becomes a main character, I could certainly see him taking over for Griffith and the Bank of the Hawk's perspective now that Falconia is a reality. Rickert is easily one of my top favorites, I'm more interested in his and Erica's development than I am everyone outside of the obvious Guts/Casca. Which is weird because I normally loathe children in my stories.

I also hope we see more of Laban and Owen. My hunch is Rickert will continue on with them, though I wouldn't mind him running into Sonia or Mule as well. It seems to fit. I'd also like to see Minister Foss. I almost feel nostalgic, like we're going to maybe get a piece of those Golden Age politics again, except this time Griffith is king.  :griffnotevil:

10 more days!

yes. A little bit like when we saw the resistance for the first time in Windham and the part with the revelations where we see Raban, always got me excited. So yeah it'd be nice to see Rickert meet Owen and the likes.(I know he's with Raban right now so I didn't mention him)

And now that you mention it, I'd really like him to meet Mule and Sonia. It'd be an interesting meeting imo.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Mangetsu on April 01, 2014, 05:20:28 PM
Thancks Walter !! I hope that this episode will be longer then the previous episode
For example the last episode had 18 pages and i would really like to see something like maybe 21-23 page
i am excited for the encounter beetwen Griffith and Rickert, but i still have this big question in my head
What will Rickert do ? On the one hand, he particulary cant hate griffith because he didnt experienced the eclipse by his own eyes, but on the other hand he has in my opinion not the strength and power to travel by his own
Ad i cant image that he will leave Erica by her own at Falconia
But i am really interested in seeing the way miura will show us the thoughts of Rickert in Falconia, because he heard what Griffith has done to the Band of the Haw at the Eclipse
while the citizens are seeing Griffith as their saviour  :griffnotevil: etc. 
Daamn Man i am so excited


Do you know any sites where i can order the next issue of young animal ?
Thancks
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Walter on April 01, 2014, 06:19:21 PM
I could certainly see him taking over for Griffith and the Bank of the Hawk's perspective now that Falconia is a reality.

I don't think the others necessarily need to be removed in terms of perspective. Adding Rickert to the mix certainly provides an interesting context the others don't have, since he knows about the true nature of apostles (and fulfilling a possibility we've been talking about here for almost 3 year (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=12921.0)s).  But that doesn't mean Raban, Owen and Foss, or any other characters that rear their heads in Falconia, also wouldn't be valuable.

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Which is weird because I normally loathe children in my stories.

That's... a weird thing to say.

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I also hope we see more of Laban and Owen. My hunch is Rickert will continue on with them, though I wouldn't mind him running into Sonia or Mule as well. It seems to fit. I'd also like to see Minister Foss.

I get it. Basically, you'd also like to see the rest of the cast.  :void:

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I almost feel nostalgic, like we're going to maybe get a piece of those Golden Age politics again, except this time Griffith is king.  :griffnotevil:

Could be, but it wouldn't make a lot of sense to have the same kind of court intrigue, given the complete control Griffith must be exerting--blessed by the people as a hero, the princess as a lover, and the pontiff as a savior. He's essentially eliminated political strife. A better question is are there those in Falconia who who don't fall in line (and what are there reasons for not doing so?). It would definitely be neat to see if a downtrodden element of society exists within Falconia.

Thancks Walter !! I hope that this episode will be longer then the previous episode
For example the last episode had 18 pages and i would really like to see something like maybe 21-23 page

I imagine it will be.

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What will Rickert do ? On the one hand, he particulary cant hate griffith because he didnt experienced the eclipse by his own eyes, but on the other hand he has in my opinion not the strength and power to travel by his own  Ad i cant image that he will leave Erica by her own at Falconia

Yep. Regardless of his reservations, pretty sure it's going to come down to ensuring Erica's safety.

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Do you know any sites where i can order the next issue of young animal ?

I subscribe to it through Kinokuniya books in New York (http://www.kinokuniya.com/us/). If you're local to New York City, you can visit there yourself and pick up the latest magazine. Otherwise, a 6-month subscription costs about $180, shipped--and that's the minimum order that they'll fulfill. If you're interested in setting that up, call  here (415) 673-7431 and tell them you'd like to subscribe to Young Animal, a magazine published by Hakusensha.

And if you want the next issue, I'd call today and let them know you'd like that subscription to start immediately.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2014, 06:58:00 PM
For example the last episode had 18 pages and i would really like to see something like maybe 21-23 page

The last episode had 21 pages. The three episodes before that had 24 pages each.

Could be, but it wouldn't make a lot of sense to have the same kind of court intrigue, given the complete control Griffith must be exerting--blessed by the people as a hero, the princess as a lover, and the pontiff as a savior. He's essentially eliminated political strife.

Beyond that, he has a supernatural grasp over the city that is pretty much insubvertible. It reminds me of Locus' words in episode 291: "This kind of trifle affairs that goes on in this world, it is meaningless already."
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Mangetsu on April 01, 2014, 07:58:32 PM
I have to thanck you Walter, but i am living in Austria, so it shouldn't work for me unfortunately.
I still will search for an Site from where i can order the issues. I am sure that i will find one  :guts:

Btw sorry Aaz, i mistakenly count the double page spreads as only one  :magni:
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Gummyskull on April 01, 2014, 09:14:14 PM
I'm so excited I can't even put it into words! There is a Kinokuniya in Oregon where I live, I'm going to have to find out if they stock YA there. Subscribing is out of my budget so buying issue to issue is my only option right now.  :judo:
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2014, 09:49:22 PM
I'm so excited I can't even put it into words! There is a Kinokuniya in Oregon where I live, I'm going to have to find out if they stock YA there. Subscribing is out of my budget so buying issue to issue is my only option right now.  :judo:

That's the best option if the store's close to you anyway. That way you only get the issues with Berserk!
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: jackson_hurley on April 01, 2014, 10:51:21 PM
I wish I could do that here in montreal, but I don't know any shop that could get them. Damn it!
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Truder on April 02, 2014, 03:54:33 AM
There's a place somewhat nearby (half hour drive) where I can buy YA, but sometimes when I would drive out to get a copy I cant tell if the issue has sold out or they have simply not arrived to the store yet. Im definitely going to check out the store 3 times next week if I have to. :femto:
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: RanShi on April 02, 2014, 08:33:04 PM
Praise Miura.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Deci on April 02, 2014, 10:56:55 PM
There's a place somewhat nearby (half hour drive) where I can buy YA, but sometimes when I would drive out to get a copy I cant tell if the issue has sold out or they have simply not arrived to the store yet. Im definitely going to check out the store 3 times next week if I have to. :femto:

If they definitely receive the magazine you could probably just reserve a copy that way it'll be waiting for you when you arrive.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Heiji on April 07, 2014, 01:21:02 PM
One episode this friday but after next episode will be in Young Animal #11 (23/05).
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Aazealh on April 07, 2014, 01:59:23 PM
One episode this friday but after next episode will be in Young Animal #11 (23/05).

I'm guessing a last Falconia episode this week, then a cut to Elfhelm. Makes sense for maximum teasing.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: Walter on April 07, 2014, 02:00:00 PM
One episode this friday but after next episode will be in Young Animal #11 (23/05).

Interesting that he seemingly didn't stockpile the episodes. I'm optimistically hoping he's setting a new pace by skipping 2 issues after coming back from a long break.

I'm guessing a last Falconia episode this week, then a cut to Elfhelm. Makes sense for maximum teasing.

A narrative break would be consistent, historically.
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: jackson_hurley on April 07, 2014, 03:53:58 PM
Interesting that he seemingly didn't stockpile the episodes. I'm optimistically hoping he's setting a new pace by skipping 2 issues after coming back from a long break.


You mean like a release every month? or more like 1 every 2 months? i would not mind either option. less stress for the master imo then a release every 2 weeks. Either way, soon it's gonna be Berserk time with an awesome episode.

I'm guessing a last Falconia episode this week, then a cut to Elfhelm. Makes sense for maximum teasing.

yeah I thought it could go that direction at some point. Makes sense as you say.


oh and I forgot to say thanx for the heads up with the next next release LOIcos
Title: Re: Berserk Resumes April 11
Post by: flagawax on April 08, 2014, 01:11:03 PM
Praise Miura.

+1

Hi,

Thanks for the news.
Very intresting hopes in this topic, nice share.