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Title: Episode 343
Post by: Heiji on December 21, 2015, 08:06:18 AM
Title: Fire Doll


-new anime in 2016. 1st teaser will be out in Comike (29-31 december)
-serie go on hiatus. Back summer 2016
-when she will resume, rythm will be no monthly (like last 6 month) but irregular (like before)
-1st serie tv blu-ray box out 20 april 2016
-About new anime, Miura said "ついに黒ガッツアニメ化。カンムリョウ。". (Finaly, "Black" Guts became anime.).

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Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Mangetsu on December 21, 2015, 09:01:18 AM
Don't know what to think about all of this...

I don't really care for a new anime if im being honest. I will wait for a more detailed information about all of this, before forming my opinion, but my initial reaction is not the greatest.  :azan:

Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Earthlingzing on December 21, 2015, 10:03:49 AM
I like that they're finally going to adapt Black Swordsman, but its sad that the series is going on hiatus so soon. The monthly schedule was good for consistency, wonder why they switched the schedule...
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Patrick on December 21, 2015, 10:14:16 AM
Sad to see it go on hiatus, but I really hope we get to see the Black Swordsman arc animated!
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on December 21, 2015, 11:33:38 AM
-serie go on hiatus. Back summer 2016
-when she will resume, rythm will be no monthly (like last 6 month) but irregular (like before)

:sad:

I don't really care for a new anime if im being honest. I will wait for a more detailed information about all of this, before forming my opinion, but my initial reaction is not the greatest.  :azan:

Yeah... I guess if Miura's more involved with the project it might be less shitty at least.

I like that they're finally going to adapt Black Swordsman
Sad to see it go on hiatus, but I really hope we get to see the Black Swordsman arc animated!

It's not clear whether the Black Swordsman arc will be animated. "Black" Guts could refer to Guts as the Black Swordsman in the Conviction arc (specifically in the Lost Children chapter). Anyway, further anime discussion should take place in the proper section. (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?board=48.0)
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Delta Phi on December 21, 2015, 12:33:21 PM
Well, this is pretty sad news all around. We can only hope this new anime chapter will be better than the last attempt, I guess. Thanks for the info, Heiji, as always.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: jackson_hurley on December 21, 2015, 04:39:00 PM
I hate when one of the only thing that I guessed is coming true :

http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14709.msg235451#msg235451 (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14709.msg235451#msg235451)

 :sad:

Oh well we still have this one for Christmas at least. Hopefully for us, when it'll resume, the breaks won't be to inconsistent.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Mangetsu on December 21, 2015, 04:44:19 PM
I hate when one of the only thing that I guessed is coming true :

http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14709.msg235451#msg235451 (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14709.msg235451#msg235451)

 :sad:

Oh well we still have this one for Christmas at least. Hopefully for us, when it'll resume, the breaks won't be to inconsistent.

Yeah man, it's really frustrating.

With that huge announcement for monthly releases, i thought that it would be for real this time, that we would get a regular release schedule and after 6 months i got used to looking forward to a new berserk episode every month, but i guess it was too good to be true.

This time though i just can't wrap my hand around why Miura would need such a long break again, but i guess we will see in Summer then.

Nonetheless, i will just eagerly look  forward to the new episode and enjoy each and every panel of it, while also waiting for the new volume release  :void:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: jackson_hurley on December 21, 2015, 04:50:18 PM

This time though i just can't wrap my hand around why Miura would need such a long break again, but i guess we will see in Summer then.


Well it might be that he has crazy panels with crazy artwork on it. We are after all entering Skellig so I'm pretty sure we'll be surprise by what we're gonna see soon. Summer will come quick anyway. If we're lucky we,ll get it at the beginning of summer.


Nonetheless, i will just eagerly look  forward to the new episode and enjoy each and every panel of it, while also waiting for the new volume release  :void:


Yup. That will happen on my side, that's for sure. And we have enough material for a volume if I'm not wrong, right?
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Mangetsu on December 21, 2015, 04:56:35 PM
And we have enough material for a volume if I'm not wrong, right?
We do.  :carcus:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: jackson_hurley on December 21, 2015, 04:58:32 PM
We do.  :carcus:

Well there you go! Just having to possibility to get my hands on a new volume will make me happy (while I patiently wait for the episodes) Anyway, let us enjoy this episode. I don't want to complain when I know one is at our door.  :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: RaffoBaffo on December 21, 2015, 05:16:34 PM
Sad about the hiatus [at least it's not a "'till next time"], curious about the Anime

Talking about the Anime:


http://berserk-anime.com/
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Admiral_Yang_Wen-li on December 21, 2015, 05:25:25 PM
Don't really care for an anime, though it'll get more people to start reading the manga.

Really annoyed about the hiatus. We're on the damn island. I was hoping we'd get to somewhere important.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Walter on December 21, 2015, 05:31:04 PM
We're on the damn island. I was hoping we'd get to somewhere important.

Err... mission accomplished?

I'm unmoved by the hiatus. Call it thick skin developed over years. Though, I suppose I had hoped for one more episode before a break, because even though 343 isn't out yet, I have doubts it'll reach a logical breaking point (such as the precipice of Casca's restoration). More likely it will end with them en route to the village this new group of witches (or wizards) guiding them.

Happy to be proven wrong tomorrow though  :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Griffith on December 21, 2015, 05:50:17 PM
I'm unmoved by the hiatus. Call it thick skin developed over years.

Tell me about it. Six months? I can do that standing on my head. I frankly could use a little breather from this monthly schedule; it's been like a rollercoaster. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: jackson_hurley on December 21, 2015, 06:16:49 PM
Tell me about it. Six months? I can do that standing on my head.

Yeah, like I said many times, I'm pretty much use to waiting for series and books to come out, so it won't be a fatal hiatus for me. Of course I'm always excited to get a new episode but what can we do anyway. I'm just glad I know Berserk and get to read it.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Theozilla on December 21, 2015, 06:17:54 PM
While it is sad that the series is going on hiatus again after six months of regular monthly releases, the fact that there is a projected/scheduled return date does provide quite a bit of comfort. As for the eventual new irregular release schedule I wonder if it can be expected to be similar to the release pace of 2008-2012 (which averaged around 8 episodes per year). Anyways, I can't wait to see what episode 343 will entail.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Grail on December 21, 2015, 09:22:05 PM
Tell me about it. Six months? I can do that standing on my head. I frankly could use a little breather from this monthly schedule; it's been like a rollercoaster. :ganishka:

 :ganishka: You're cracking me up, man! I have to say, when I first heard the news this morning, I was surprised by how gutted I was. These six months made me soft!

Yeah, like I said many times, I'm pretty much use to waiting for series and books to come out, so it won't be a fatal hiatus for me.

More like a fetal hiatus, because that's the position I'll be in until 344 comes out. :carcus: ( :judo: )

Anyway, better not to get too ahead of myself. Very much looking forward to the conclusion of the current encounter in 343, and meeting our new witchy (or wizardy?) friends!
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Skeleton on December 21, 2015, 09:35:44 PM
-new anime in 2016. 1st teaser will be out in Comike (29-31 december)
-serie go on hiatus. Back summer 2016
-when she will resume, rythm will be no monthly (like last 6 month) but irregular (like before)

Merry Christmas! :troll:

(Is it too late to get that coal instead? :sad:)
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Spectre on December 22, 2015, 05:01:15 PM
Goddamn, I'm tired of these hiatuses and I have been a Berserk fan for almost a year. I can't imagine how most of you here continue to read this manga and keep such interest in it considering how long you have read it. I don't know, If I am capable of doing that.

On another note, I'm very happy about the anime, it kinda offsets the bad news.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Walter on December 22, 2015, 05:06:34 PM
Goddamn, I'm tired of these hiatuses and I have been a Berserk fan for almost a year. I can't imagine how most of you here continue to read this manga and keep such interest in it considering how long you have read it. I don't know, If I am capable of doing that.

It's pretty simple: Berserk is the best series running, and I'll take it however I can get it. Furthermore, all sentiments of readers aside, What it comes down to is making this release schedule sustainable for Miura. He's creating Berserk at a pace that he can manage. The alternative is lower quality and more stress on him, thus a higher chance that it will suck in the end. He has to consider the final product over things like the transient concerns of fans in the moment.

Like all things when it comes to release dates: Release it when it's done.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Imperator Hanseatic on December 22, 2015, 05:27:34 PM
Personally I'm of the opinion that it's all good as long as we get more Berserk. As people have already been saying, at least we have an estimate for when to expect the next episode this time.  :ubik:

Also, thank you for allowing me onto this forum. I've been a lurker for two years now but I figured since I'm finally with the means to begin (slowly) collecting the material legally that it was time to sign up with the cool kids.  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: jackson_hurley on December 22, 2015, 06:24:19 PM

Also, thank you for allowing me onto this forum. I've been a lurker for two years now but I figured since I'm finally with the means to begin (slowly) collecting the material legally that it was time to sign up with the cool kids.  :ganishka:

Well, better late then never! Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Squiddot on December 23, 2015, 09:29:48 AM
The new episode  seems to have been put up.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on December 23, 2015, 09:38:59 AM
It's... interesting. As I thought the field had more than one trick in stock and, as expected, Schierke eventually just dispelled it. But that fiery golem (Wicker Man reference?) looks like it's using dead souls to power it? They're not exactly like the usual specters but clearly related. I wouldn't have expected to see a witch use that on Skellig. That new witch character is interesting too. Seems to be the senior of the three stooges we've yet to see in full. Hmm.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Squiddot on December 23, 2015, 10:03:26 AM
It's... interesting. As I thought the field had more than one trick in stock and, as expected, Schierke eventually just dispelled it. But that fiery golem (Wicker Man reference?) looks like it's using dead souls to power it? They're not exactly like the usual specters but clearly related. I wouldn't have expected to see a witch use that on Skellig. That new witch character is interesting too. Seems to be the senior of the three stooges we've yet to see in full. Hmm.

That final dispelling shot of the spirits definitely matched the look of the standard evil spirits, albeit with a bit more of a cartoony style. Obviously there's a lot of different explanations for this but the fact that Elfhelm uses dead spirits in such a way is a little disconcerting. I suppose that was what was animating the scarecrows and pumpkins too, which is cool. Those toothy halloween pumpkins brought me right back to the possessed dogs in conviction.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on December 23, 2015, 11:42:18 AM
Here's a summary courtesy of puella, but as usual keep in mind there are bound to be inaccuracies since it's not based on the original Japanese:

Isidro comments that the scythes the scarecrows are using have a long reach, and how that makes it a piece of cake for him to defeat them. Azan curses at them: "damn heaps of straw!" while Roderick orders his men to protect the ladies. The three witches comment on how the group is too strong and won't be stopped by these defenses. One of them asks "the guy in black... is that a giant sword?" while another says that (s)he now thinks (s)he can sense a magical aura coming from the group. Another one says that it's cannot be! Humans coming from outside the island surely must be barbarous. They decide to give them some real trouble, commenting that the field won't be dealt with that easily.

Isidro immediately notices that vines are ensnaring his feet. Puck says that now that he thinks about it, the field can indeed perform such a trick, much to Isidro's anger considering the dire situation he's in. Isidro voices how annoying this is getting while Serpico says it really is like a magic island. Guts adds that despite how this looks, there's still a lot of time left till the harvest festival.
As Isidro lies bound to the floor, Puck remarks that of course it was bound to happen to him if he rolled on the floor.

Azan says it's endless, and Roderick observes that they'll be forced to retreat little by little. Schierke intervenes, telling them it's Ok, and apologizing for keeping them waiting. She dispels the enchantment. She explains: "This field has been enchanted using the power of "Nom" (unsure of the name), the spirit of the land. So I altered that spell a bit, so that it would follow its original function, to "induce a good harvest".

The witches are astonished that the scarecrows were destroyed, and wonder what they should do and whether magic was used. They then receive a mental message telling them: "You can't even do such a thing right!" Meanwhile, Puck savors some much deserved pumpkin, while Roderick is relieved that "the vociferous welcoming is over". But Isidro notices something in the distance, and Guts breaks to them that another welcoming party is on its way. Schierke recognizes it as a wicker man. Something she's read about before. There was an incantation in ancient magic where you would put a living sacrifice in a giant doll and burn them together. The incantation would use that living power.

A new witch appears, telling the others they're really soft. Her name is something like "Molder" but this is absolutely not confirmed and can't be at this point, so please keep that in mind. The witches exclaim that she's brought out something taboo, but she replies that taboos exist to be used during this kind of occasions. She adds that it's not a problem to just keep it as a decoration, but that it's also a waste, and concludes that dolls are made to be played with. She then tells the golem to go and destroy Guts & co. The witches strongly object, calling her an idiot and saying that even the field will be destroyed. But then Guts takes care of business.

I suppose that was what was animating the scarecrows and pumpkins too, which is cool.

No, it's a completely different kind of magic.

Quote
A new witch appears, telling the others they're really soft. Her name is something like "Molder" but this is absolutely not confirmed and can't be at this point, so please keep that in mind.

Regarding the new witch's name, I wonder if it might not be an Arthurian reference, something like "Mordred". Completely random guess though, we'll have to wait until we see the Japanese for it in order to be sure. As for the character herself, I think she'll be a great foil for Schierke. A flamboyant, extrovert girl (her robe doesn't exactly look standard issue) with no regard for rules. It'll be very interesting to see their interactions.

On a side note, I think the wicker man was tapping into a power similar to that of the Blaze Wheel (fire + the eyes + human karma). Cool stuff.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: jackson_hurley on December 23, 2015, 12:50:34 PM
It's... interesting. As I thought the field had more than one trick in stock and, as expected, Schierke eventually just dispelled it. But that fiery golem (Wicker Man reference?) looks like it's using dead souls to power it? They're not exactly like the usual specters but clearly related. I wouldn't have expected to see a witch use that on Skellig. That new witch character is interesting too. Seems to be the senior of the three stooges we've yet to see in full. Hmm.

Very interesting indeed! I like the scene with Isma and the pumpkin. Those teeth on them : wow! And I didn't expect to see a classical witch on a broom. That was priceless for me.

Maybe since the merger, there is a swarm of specters even on Skellig and they used them for their defenses, would that be possible in your opinion?

Could that colored illustration be the new volume cover? Or one of the inside posters?

Do we know when is the... nah nevermind, that has been covered already.  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on December 23, 2015, 01:00:34 PM
Maybe since the merger, there is a swarm of specters even on Skellig and they used them for their defenses, would that be possible in your opinion?

See the summary just above, that explains how it happened. It's an ancient relic that was lying around. The witch used it against the rules because the group had defeated their usual defenses.

Could that colored illustration be the new volume cover? Or one of the inside posters?

It'll probably be one of the posters. It wouldn't make much sense for it to be volume 38's cover. I like it well enough, but it's not blowing me away.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: jackson_hurley on December 23, 2015, 01:06:21 PM
See the summary just above, that explains how it happened. It's an ancient relic that was lying around. The witch used it against the rules because the group had defeated their usual defenses.

It'll probably be one of the posters. It wouldn't make much sense for it to be volume 38's cover. I like it well enough, but it's not blowing me away.

Aw you probably updated your post as I was asking this! Thanks I'll go take a look at it right now.

And yeah for the illustration I'm still betting on my take in the guess the volume cover thread. I think it's a nice one, but not cover material.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on December 23, 2015, 01:47:51 PM
Aw you probably updated your post as I was asking this!

Nah I did like an hour before, but the site had an outage at the same time so... that's probably why.

Anyway, some random observations:

The three witches seem to be two females (one with straight hair that falls over her eyes, the other with a braid) and one chubby male.
I like the shape of the staff the new witch uses. It twirls but in a very different way from Schierke's.
For some unfathomable reason, Guts' move when busting the wicker man from the crotch to the head with his cannon reminded me of the Garbage Pail Kids. :schnoz: (http://www.topps.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/GPK2.jpg)
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Walter on December 23, 2015, 01:52:33 PM
This new character was the star of the episode. Very interested to see how this new, flamboyant witch interacts with Schierke. They're seem like complete opposites.

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I didn't expect to see a classical witch on a broom. That was priceless for me.

Schierke has said some witches are capable of flying I think it was in Vol 28? Either way yeah, neat to finally see that.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Imperator Hanseatic on December 23, 2015, 01:54:26 PM
Thanks to Aaz and Puella as always for their quick work. I'm not quite sure this is a great place for a break, but we've had worse. Who knows? Maybe Miura has a roller coaster in store for us and this actually is the best place for it.

That through-and-through vertical arm-cannon shot though! Magnificent. Anyway, it's a great way to start my holidays. Happy holidays to everyone here as well!
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: jackson_hurley on December 23, 2015, 01:56:15 PM
This new character was the star of the episode. Very interested to see how this new, flamboyant witch interacts with Schierke. They're seem like complete opposites.

Schierke has said some witches are capable of flying I think it was in Vol 28? Either way yeah, neat to finally see that.

I remember that part, I just didn't thought it'd be on a broom. Classic stuff done Miura's style = awesome stuff! (I think Puck even joke with the broom in that volume, can't confirm though because I'm working right now.)


For some unfathomable reason, Guts' move when busting the wicker man from the crotch to the head with his cannon reminded me of the Garbage Pail Kids. :schnoz: (http://www.topps.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/GPK2.jpg)

Haha shit yeah. i forgot about the garbage pail kids! And yeh I noticed the staff too and found nice indeed. I even went back to compare it with Schierke's. I like how we gradually see more details of the three unknown witches so far.

Like you also said, I'm excited to see the interaction with Schierke and "Molder" or whatever her official name is. It might be a new character that'll follow the group at some point (or maybe that's wishfull thinking on my part)
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Bender on December 23, 2015, 02:50:55 PM
There was a lot of good fun in this episode.  We also got to see Guts doing Guts things, leaving everyone slack jawed.   :???:  This break really hurts.

Thanks for the summery.  Just out of curiosity, how many languages can Puella speak/read?  It really is something.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Mangetsu on December 23, 2015, 04:36:28 PM
Thanks for the summary Aaz !

What i liked a lot, is the approach that the witches have towards the group, calling them barbarous reminded me of  Schierke in Vritannis.

The way Guts took out the wicker man was simply badass, nothing more to say here.

I love the way Miura drew the Wicker man's eyes, kinda reminded me of Gigantomachia.

Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Rhombaad on December 23, 2015, 05:03:45 PM
I absolutely loved this episode, from the monstrous pumpkins to the sexy, flamboyant witch riding a broom at the end. Miura never ceases to amaze me.

I loved Isidro tangled in the cute pumpkins, and Puck chowing down on them after the fight. I expected the episode to end midway through the wicker man fight, but Guts took him out quicker than I thought he would. He's getting pretty damn good at this monster-killing business. :guts: It's going to be a long wait until summer, but it's a great cliffhanger to leave off on. The perfect Christmas gift.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Theozilla on December 23, 2015, 06:52:55 PM
This episode was very fun. It was cool seeing a little more character design details to the three junior witches and the older witch had a neat character design as well. The fight with the pumpkins and the wicker man was awesome as well. There was overall just a great sense of magical adventure to this episode.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Skeleton on December 23, 2015, 07:37:16 PM
Absolutely love it!

That pumpkin field is incredible. I love that the pumpkins themselves became "monsters." And I can't wait to see the official translation from the Japanese when it comes to Schierke explaining the field and its spell. The witches twisted the spell so the normally harmless pumpkins and grains become monsters? I hope the Falconians enjoy that bountiful harvest before Schierke and crew return! Also I really enjoyed the fact that the pumpkins and scarecrows returned to pumpkins and bundles of grain after Schierke altered the spell. That was a neat little touch.

That wickerman is so badass. I love how it's a throwback to when pagans/witches were commited to having a good time, much like that haunted/monster tree. Also it's good to see that the Wicker Man was fine after its fight with Prome and Delos. :troll:

I love love LOVE this new witch so far. I like her attitude and her look. (She looks like someone you'd run in to in Portland.) I can't wait to learn more about her and the other witches.

So far Skellig is 10/10, imho. Absolutely love it.

Thank you to Puella and Aaz for the quick summary. I sincerely appreciate your hard work.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Rhombaad on December 23, 2015, 09:22:11 PM
Thank you to Puella and Aaz for the quick summary. I sincerely appreciate your hard work.

Yes, thank you, Aaz and Puella! :ubik:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Walter on December 24, 2015, 01:47:42 AM
(http://skullknight.net/podcast/podcast72.jpg) (http://skullknight.net/podcast/Podcast72.mp3)
Episode 72: Flame Doll (Ep. 343) (http://skullknight.net/podcast/Podcast72.mp3) (1h 28m)

Early holiday release 12.23.15 GET!

A new podcast the same day an episode lands? It's a new record! We cover the big news about the new anime and review the latest episode, where our heroes vandalize a field of pumpkins and scarecrows. We talk about our first new Elfhelm character a witch that could become a foil for Schierke and a new creature from folklore which Miura lends his unique spin to.

Listen after the end of the show for a spoiler-filled Star Wars: Force Awakens talk with Aaz and Griff.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: TheBranded1 on December 24, 2015, 04:19:49 AM
Thanks for the summary Puella and Aaz!
When mentioned by one if the witches that it is taboo,  could it mean this is something that Flora might have known too, but didn't tell Schierke or wasn't there yet to learn it.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: luizao on December 24, 2015, 10:05:13 AM
Wow didn't expect all this stuff the 24th, thank you for everything and good job guys  :ubik:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on December 24, 2015, 11:03:21 AM
By the way, the episode's title is "Flame Doll".

When mentioned by one if the witches that it is taboo,  could it mean this is something that Flora might have known too, but didn't tell Schierke or wasn't there yet to learn it.

Well Schierke does know about it so I'm pretty sure Flora did as well.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Mangetsu on December 24, 2015, 11:40:50 AM
The Berserk page on Young Animal's Website had some small changes. It also features the new painting from this episode and holy shit, it simply looks insane seeing it with this amount of quality. There are also links which will lead you to the website and twitter account of the new anime project.

http://www.younganimal.com/berserk/
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: RaffoBaffo on December 24, 2015, 01:53:15 PM
It also features the new painting from this episode and holy shit, it simply looks insane seeing it with this amount of quality.
(http://i.imgur.com/BLnswI5.png)
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Tripas on December 24, 2015, 03:00:17 PM
Even with the bad news in the air, this episode is as awesome as we could expect. Well, seeing Guts swinging the Dragon Slayer is always awesome.

On the other hand, I have to say that I love how Miura handles the classic folklore and magic themes, keeping it practically unaltered, yet amazing and fitting within the overall lore and story. Simply fantastic. For God's sake, in this episode we even got to see a witch in a broom! As others have already said, the "celtic culture" feeling that has the island is really great.

Oh, and the color page... Nuff said.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on December 28, 2015, 09:39:55 PM
The new witch's name in Japanese is モルダ, so... Molda I guess. I imagine we'll get confirmation of the spelling in volume 39.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Walter on December 30, 2015, 02:21:05 AM
The new witch's name in Japanese is モルダ, so... Molda I guess. I imagine we'll get confirmation of the spelling in volume 39.

Nice! Thanks for that. Wonder if it's Morda, like the village in England. But what's in a name anyway? I'm really looking forward to more from her.

One other thing we learned from this episode: Schierke says the field is enchanted by Gnomes, which are earth elementals the earth equivalent to wind's sylphs, water's undines, fire's salamanders. So, now we know all four!
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Apollyon Necron on December 30, 2015, 03:01:53 AM
The new witch's name in Japanese is モルダ, so... Molda I guess. I imagine we'll get confirmation of the spelling in volume 39.

That's interesting to know!  :guts: Thanks Aazealh :D Molder, Molda, or as Walter has pointed out, Morda, it seems that whatever her final name is, it wont be far from what we have speculated, and thank guys for your thoughts!

Another interesting point that I wanted to point out concerning this episode was something that the witches have pointed out

The three witches seem to imply that witches solely exist on the island, and that could bring out an interesting point on what exactly are the witches (if they're humans with power or more in lines the same race as elfs or mythical entities). I'm interested to see if Flora was originally an inhabitant of the island and if she was, a little more back story with her character and Schierke (as Schierke doesn't know much of the island herself as Puck does).

One could guess that witches are really human, I mean Farnese could learn the abilities to be a witch, but Flora also stated that Schierke was a child from the forest, implying that she doesn't have human parents maybe? Well I guess this is in the realms of speculation and we wont know for sure until Summer perhaps  :troll:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Skeleton on December 30, 2015, 04:22:35 AM
One other thing we learned from this episode: Schierke says the field is enchanted by Gnomes, which are earth elementals the earth equivalent to wind's sylphs, water's undines, fire's salamanders. So, now we know all four!

Gnomes, eh? I like it! :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on December 30, 2015, 10:30:54 AM
Wonder if it's Morda, like the village in England. But what's in a name anyway? I'm really looking forward to more from her.

Morda and Molda are both possible of course, although I don't think any random village played a role in naming the character. Funnily enough, the spelling in Japanese is also close to that of Mulder (モルダー), from the X-Files.

One other thing we learned from this episode: Schierke says the field is enchanted by Gnomes, which are earth elementals the earth equivalent to wind's sylphs, water's undines, fire's salamanders. So, now we know all four!

Yes, although we had already surmised that from the three other names back in volume 24, it's nice to have confirmation.

The three witches seem to imply that witches solely exist on the island, and that could bring out an interesting point on what exactly are the witches (if they're humans with power or more in lines the same race as elfs or mythical entities).

They're just speaking out of ignorance and prejudice; considering themselves to be more civilized. Any human can become a witch, it has nothing to do with being some sort of mythical entity. It has been explained to us at length in the manga, and Farnese is the most obvious example of that fact. There's no mystery here.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Oburi on December 30, 2015, 04:31:48 PM
Morda and Molda are both possible of course, although I don't think any random village played a role in naming the character. Funnily enough, the spelling in Japanese is also close to that of Mulder (モルダー), from the X-Files.


That was my initial thought. Could it be an X-files reference? No shame in that.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on December 30, 2015, 05:40:30 PM
That was my initial thought. Could it be an X-files reference? No shame in that.

Nah I don't think so, otherwise it would be spelled the same. Plus that would be a really puzzling reference since the two have nothing in common.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Head on December 30, 2015, 06:11:31 PM
Hello everyone! Long time lurker here. Finally decided to join up after a recent re-read and getting caught back up after a few years not staying current with the manga.  Thanks for the registration approval, admins. Been enjoying the podcast too.

I had a question about the episode that I haven't seen brought up in the thread:

Does anyone think there may be some negative consequences going forward about how the wicker man was handled? I say this for two reasons. First, because Morda doesn't care that it is supposed to be forbidden and wants to use it anyway.

It's an ancient relic that was lying around. The witch used it against the rules because the group had defeated their usual defenses.

Maybe it's forbidden for a reason, like keeping the spirits contained from the island?  Second, the final panel shows all the spirits flying up like they are released after being trapped inside for however long.

If this is the case, it could be used as a plot device to keep them from wasting too much time on the island with the time flow issue.

Go easy on me Aazealh
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on December 30, 2015, 07:09:31 PM
Hello everyone! Long time lurker here. Finally decided to join up after a recent re-read and getting caught back up after a few years not staying current with the manga.  Thanks for the registration approval, admins. Been enjoying the podcast too.

Hello Head, welcome!

Does anyone think there may be some negative consequences going forward about how the wicker man was handled?

Negative consequences for Molda maybe, but for Guts and friends? No.

Maybe it's forbidden for a reason, like keeping the spirits contained from the island?

No it's forbidden because the wicker man was powered by human sacrifices, so it's inherently an unethical weapon.

Second, the final panel shows all the spirits flying up like they are released after being trapped inside for however long. [...] it could be used as a plot device to keep them from wasting too much time on the island with the time flow issue.

The trapped spirits were indeed released but we can assume they'll just move on. I don't think it will be used as a plot device, first because it's not necessary and second because I don't see how those spirits would pose any problem to them.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Head on December 30, 2015, 07:53:06 PM
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Negative consequences for Molda maybe, but for Guts and friends? No.

I guess I meant moreso to the island in general. I had it in my head leading up that Skellig would be a safe haven for the party once they got there. As we see, that hasn't been the case so far.

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The trapped spirits were indeed released but we can assume they'll just move on. I don't think it will be used as a plot device, first because it's not necessary and second because I don't see how those spirits would pose any problem to them.

That was my concern. That the spirits wouldn't just move on. That they might start to wreak havoc on the island and that the wicker man was not to be used in order to keep them contained. Just speculation.

Something else that occured to me, now that we have confirmation on all four elemental names, I wonder if the inhabitants of the island send the members of the party on their way with a couple more pieces of armor/weapon that are enchanted with undine and gnome powers? Might be cool to see someone like Azan get a gnome-powered weapon.

As far as the hiatus until summer goes, it sucks. I just got back into Berserk and caught myself up after seeing it was back on a regular schedule, wait a month for the newest episode to come out and BAM! Back on hiatus again
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on December 30, 2015, 08:17:05 PM
I had it in my head leading up that Skellig would be a safe haven for the party once they got there. As we see, that hasn't been the case so far.

Well they've encountered the island's defenses. I don't think you can use that to argue that the island is unsafe.

That was my concern. That the spirits wouldn't just move on. That they might start to wreak havoc on the island and that the wicker man was not to be used in order to keep them contained. Just speculation.

I find that really unlikely. I can't imagine that mere specters would be a threat to Elfhelm.

Something else that occured to me, now that we have confirmation on all four elemental names, I wonder if the inhabitants of the island send the members of the party on their way with a couple more pieces of armor/weapon that are enchanted with undine and gnome powers? Might be cool to see someone like Azan get a gnome-powered weapon.

As I mentioned above, the confirmation that the earth elementals are called gnomes isn't really groundbreaking, and I don't see how it ties in with the group getting new equipment. That aside, I certainly do expect new gear to be gained in Elfhelm. As for the specifics, who knows? The idea that Azan might get an earth-based staff which is great is literally decade old speculation. As for undines, I guess they would fit Isma best. Honestly though I hope things are not that cut-and-dry.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Head on December 30, 2015, 09:42:46 PM
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isn't really groundbreaking

Just reiterating Walter's post about it being confirmation. Now that I google it, I see what you mean. It's hard to remember every little thing.

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I don't see how it ties in with the group getting new equipment

Just speculation based on two members of the party already having equipment imbued with 2 other elemental's powers

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decade old speculation

Sorry. I started reading in 2007, and don't think I found this site until a year later maybe? I can't remember.

Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: RaffoBaffo on January 01, 2016, 09:10:53 PM
For the ones who are interested, the Digital Edition of YA n.1 is finally out  :serpico:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on January 01, 2016, 10:00:51 PM
Sorry. I started reading in 2007, and don't think I found this site until a year later maybe? I can't remember.

Oh it's no problem, I was just letting you know that it's something we've long expected.

For the ones who are interested, the Digital Edition of YA n.1 is finally out  :serpico:

Thanks for the reminder! I very much appreciate the fact they included the poster.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Defengar on January 04, 2016, 08:12:45 AM
Hi all, new to the forum as well!

I started reading the manga about 2 years ago, so thankfully I didn't have to deal with the age of boat as much as most around here did. I kind of know how it must have felt though. I've been a big fan of the asoiaf series for much, much longer, and Martin and Miura seem to have some things in common in concern to meeting fan expectations on time tables.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Walter on January 04, 2016, 05:30:04 PM
Hi all, new to the forum as well!
Welcome!

thankfully I didn't have to deal with the age of boat as much as most around here did. I kind of know how it must have felt though.

Some readers tend to exaggerate the length of that portion of the series due to the number of publication breaks (http://www.skullknight.net/images/eps.htm) that occurred during it. As Aazealh noted a few months back (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14797.msg237086#msg237086), the entire sea voyage takes up about 30 episodes in total. The sea god stuff and the mini-flashback sequence were fucking solid, and I think it's pretty demeaning to call that entire span "the age of boat." Afterall, before Guts and Co. left on the Sea Horse, people complained about how long it took them to get TO the ship. Then of course people complained about being ON the ship so long. Next, it'll be how long they've been on the island. At some point you have to reexamine how the story is being told in accordance with misconceptions about duration, particularly since Berserk is released at an irregular, episodic pace.

I've been a big fan of the asoiaf series for much, much longer, and Martin and Miura seem to have some things in common in concern to meeting fan expectations on time tables.

I think you're barking up the wrong tree, man. Many of us have been reading it for more than a decade or more. There's no other series out there like Berserk, so I'm perfectly content to get it however and whenever I can.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on January 04, 2016, 06:22:50 PM
Hi all, new to the forum as well!

I started reading the manga about 2 years ago, so thankfully I didn't have to deal with the age of boat as much as most around here did. I kind of know how it must have felt though.

Hi Defengar, welcome to our community. Walter's already addressed the issue, but for the record I feel like reposting my breakdown of the time the group spent at sea.

They have not been travelling on Roderick's ship for that long. They embarked in volume 32, and arrived at their destination in volume 38. And a big part of those volumes has taken place on Griffith's side. Besides, the events that took place while they were at sea have been pretty damn cool I think. Some great character development, a couple of cool sea battles, and a little horror story on a mysterious, creepy island with a dark secret (that technically did not occur "on the ship").

Anyway, since I'm at it, let me give you the rundown of the episodes featuring Guts in those volumes:

Volume 32: The last episode of this volume is the first one of the group at sea. It focuses on overall character development.
Volume 33: Four episodes with Guts. Two focus on very important character development, and two are a gorgeous sea battle.
Volume 34: No episodes featuring Guts.
Volume 35: Eight episodes with Guts. Three for the sea battle against the Ghost Ship, five on land (exploring the Solitary Island, character development, etc.).
Volume 36: Nine episodes on land (character development, introduction of new elements, fight against the Sea God).
Volume 37: Seven episodes with Guts. Three on land (end of the Sea God battle), three showing a super cool flashback about Guts, one at sea acting as epilogue for the Solitary Island's events and a recap of sorts.
Volume 38: Only the last episode features Guts, and it starts with the group's arrival at Skellig, therefore ending the sea voyage.

So in total, the entire sea trip takes up 30 episodes, which is roughly 3 volumes if you put them back to back. However, if you only count the time they're actually "on the boat" (not counting the island or the flashback), there it's just one single volume. And it'd still be selling Berserk extremely short to pretend amazing things don't take place in every single one of those episodes. They're densely packed with cool stuff to take full advantage of the setting, with the bulk of the actual journey happening off-page. And honestly, it would have been a monumental waste to not feature the sea journey at all (and people would have complained). It also wouldn't have appropriately conveyed its actual length and the distance traveled. Plus the story would have not featured Guts for several volumes. So basically it doesn't hold water.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Defengar on January 04, 2016, 11:58:59 PM
I was more referring to the amount of real life time that it took for the arc to complete, not so much their pace (which I personally had no issue with). I will say however that while I enjoyed it, the boat arc did feel more "filler-ish" than any other to me, which is pretty reminiscent of A Dance With Dragons. Martin was originally going to do a two year time skip and go straight to The Winds of Winter, but eventually decided that to much information would be left unknown to readers (among other things) if that occurred. So he wrote ADWD which took several years... then threw it out and started over again, and several more years passed before it was published and asoiaf fans were left with what was certainly a decent addition to the series, but arguably the most lackluster (generally fans are split between ADWD and A Feast For Crows being "the worst"). Now several years have gone by and there are no solid signs that George is going to be ending his hiatus any time soon, and Miura just started another one of significant length.

And then to boot, Berserk is soon getting what will probably be a lackluster show adaptation, and the upcoming GoT season will probably be the worst one because the show writers have finally passed up the books and are probably not going to come even close to doing the story justice like Martin can.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Mangetsu on January 05, 2016, 02:01:56 AM
I was more referring to the amount of real life time that it took for the arc to complete, not so much their pace (which I personally had no issue with). I will say however that while I enjoyed it, the boat arc did feel more "filler-ish" than any other to me, which is pretty reminiscent of A Dance With Dragons. Martin was originally going to do a two year time skip and go straight to The Winds of Winter, but eventually decided that to much information would be left unknown to readers (among other things) if that occurred. So he wrote ADWD which took several years... then threw it out and started over again, and several more years passed before it was published and asoiaf fans were left with what was certainly a decent addition to the series, but arguably the most lackluster (generally fans are split between ADWD and A Feast For Crows being "the worst"). Now several years have gone by and there are no solid signs that George is going to be ending his hiatus any time soon, and Miura just started another one of significant length.

And then to boot, Berserk is soon getting what will probably be a lackluster show adaptation, and the upcoming GoT season will probably be the worst one because the show writers have finally passed up the books and are probably not going to come even close to doing the story justice like Martin can.

How long it took will have almost no relevance when the series is finished. And mind you, there is no such thing as the ''boat arc''. I also don't see how any of that was filler. Touching upon character interactions, their developments and also displaying the consequence of the world transformation was stuff that we as readers needed to see.

And really what Martin did with his story and how long it took him to do so, again is not important when we talk here about Berserk.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: BlackSwordsman04 on January 06, 2016, 09:04:13 PM
I hope we get a release date for Volume 38 soon!
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Walter on January 07, 2016, 03:00:20 AM
I hope we get a release date for Volume 38 soon!

They're always announced in Young Animal first. Though they generally accompany a Berserk episode. Not gonna happen this time  :sad:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: flagawax on January 15, 2016, 11:01:59 AM
Happy New Year !
Thanks for the summary, this episode concluded the arrive of the Band at Elf Island.
This expeditive battle with the giant, confirm me that Guts is in top form.
Next time we should learn more about this new witches caracters, especially "Molda" ...

By the way, I'm happy to watch Guts in a new anime version. A long time ago, I discovered Berserk trought the anime.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: KnightZel on February 25, 2016, 09:00:14 AM
I was getting sooo pumped and then Miura goes and drops a bomb shell like the hiatus again!
I like that Miura chooses quality over quantity but my god is it frustrating!

Anyways with the bitching out of the way. I would like to say in light of pucks recent tales about his heroism, and his astonishing ability to connect with guts, and the many other mysteries that surround him, we might just be looking at puck becoming our fairy king...I know some might say pretty far fetched, but Puck has shown himself to be very secretive about things that matter, biggest example being the feelings that guts hides within himself that no one, not even Schierke, knows about thus far. So i personally can't wait to see the big reveal there. Moonlight boy, or Puck, or SkullKnight, or someone new alltogether. This is gonna be crazy!

Plus one more step towards Casca's return! I freakin love Casca, So seeing how this story ends is something that will genuinely haunt me until I see what Miura does with it!

Finally the witches! Can't wait to see what role they play. Especially the mischievous one that set the flaming giant on them!

Just so much win, and so many mysterious to be had. Sorry if i'm spazzing out but I'm kinda losing my shit since I don't have anyone else i know irl who's as into berserk as I am. ARHHHHHH!!!!

lol, summer 2016 will be something to remember for sure.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on February 25, 2016, 06:01:48 PM
Anyways with the bitching out of the way. I would like to say in light of pucks recent tales about his heroism, and his astonishing ability to connect with guts, and the many other mysteries that surround him, we might just be looking at puck becoming our fairy king...I know some might say pretty far fetched, but Puck has shown himself to be very secretive about things that matter, biggest example being the feelings that guts hides within himself that no one, not even Schierke, knows about thus far. So i personally can't wait to see the big reveal there. Moonlight boy, or Puck, or SkullKnight, or someone new alltogether. This is gonna be crazy!

I can guarantee you with 100% certainty that the King of the Flower Storm will be a new character. Puck is mischievous and whimsical by nature because he's an elf. As for the Skull Knight and the Moonlight Boy, there really isn't any doubt about who and what they are.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Heiji on June 09, 2016, 08:42:42 AM
Serie will resume june 24 and will be monthly. Cover & lead color for chapter #344.
http://wp.me/p7AOpM-hR (http://wp.me/p7AOpM-hR)
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: RaffoBaffo on June 09, 2016, 09:19:23 AM
Steam Sales + Berserk, best combo ever.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Walter on June 09, 2016, 10:10:50 AM
Serie will resume june 24 and will be monthly. Cover & lead color for chapter #344.
http://wp.me/p7AOpM-hR (http://wp.me/p7AOpM-hR)

Right on schedule  :guts: Thanks for confirmation, Heiji.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Uriel on June 09, 2016, 11:54:28 AM
Here's the official word:

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

This issue will be coming with a 100 Pages of Berserk annex of some sort it looks like. Will definitely try and snag this in 2 weeks!

Edit - hmm upon closer examination the 1st episode is also coming out with this issue. It seems these two episodes might be connected somehow? I dunno exactly how though... maybe Guts' and Puck's meeting?
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Walter on June 09, 2016, 12:28:21 PM

This issue will be coming with a 100 Pages of Berserk annex of some sort it looks like. Will definitely try and snag this in 2 weeks!

If it's anything like the "Character & World" guide (http://aazealh.net/Divers/EpisodePreviews/character-world_large.jpg) they released in 2009 for the 20th anniversary, it won't knock your socks off. But I dunno, maybe it'll be cool this time?  :void:

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Edit - hmm upon closer examination the 1st episode is also coming out with this issue. It seems these two episodes might be connected somehow? I dunno exactly how though...

That doesn't make much sense to me. The first episode of ... what, the anime? It might just be referring to a preview for it. Maybe it means 2 Berserk episodes at once?  :ubik: ...  :judo:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Rhombaad on June 09, 2016, 12:57:27 PM
Serie will resume june 24 and will be monthly. Cover & lead color for chapter #344.
http://wp.me/p7AOpM-hR (http://wp.me/p7AOpM-hR)

Great news! Thanks, Heiji. :serpico:

I'm glad it's resuming on a monthly schedule, too.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Patrick on June 09, 2016, 01:06:47 PM
Serie will resume june 24 and will be monthly. Cover & lead color for chapter #344.
http://wp.me/p7AOpM-hR (http://wp.me/p7AOpM-hR)

Thank you for the confirmation.

Life has been great for me lately, and this just makes it better! I'm so excited!  :ubik:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Delta Phi on June 09, 2016, 01:07:03 PM
Very awesome news! Thanks Heiji! I'm excited for a few months of Berserk.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Mangetsu on June 09, 2016, 01:18:38 PM
ANN article

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2016-06-09/berserk-manga-returns-on-june-24-as-monthly-series/.103024
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Walter on June 09, 2016, 01:23:08 PM
ANN article

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2016-06-09/berserk-manga-returns-on-june-24-as-monthly-series/.103024

"The 13th issue of the magazine will publish a new chapter as well as republish the manga's first chapter"

Ah.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: jackson_hurley on June 09, 2016, 02:06:50 PM
That is awesome news! I'm glad we go back to monthly. Now I hope we get a real real monthly. The break was probably due to the new anime production and maybe build up some new fans? Either way Berserk is back in a couple of weeks and this makes me very happy.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on June 09, 2016, 03:25:40 PM
Very glad to see these news ! Pre-ordered my copy an hour ago.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Tabris on June 09, 2016, 05:06:40 PM
Now this was happy news to wake up to. Hoping to learn more about Morda.

Not to mention the monthly steps towards moments everybody has been waiting absolutely forever for. Damn awesome time to be a Berserk fan.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: MrFlibble on June 09, 2016, 05:32:12 PM
Serie will resume june 24 and will be monthly. Cover & lead color for chapter #344.
http://wp.me/p7AOpM-hR (http://wp.me/p7AOpM-hR)

Can't wait, I'm glad they didn't promise a summer release and publish the episode August 31st or something. Hopefully this monthly schedule will last for as long as possible.


Here's the official word:

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

This issue will be coming with a 100 Pages of Berserk annex of some sort it looks like. Will definitely try and snag this in 2 weeks!

Edit - hmm upon closer examination the 1st episode is also coming out with this issue. It seems these two episodes might be connected somehow? I dunno exactly how though... maybe Guts' and Puck's meeting?

Hope it's good, I'd sell my right arm for a World of Ice and Fire style guide of the Berserk universe.

Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Theozilla on June 09, 2016, 09:46:07 PM
I was simply happy that a new episode was coming out soon, but the added bonus that the series will be on a monthly release again is great news (hope it'll last a little longer than last year's run).
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Uriel on June 09, 2016, 11:20:27 PM
"The 13th issue of the magazine will publish a new chapter as well as republish the manga's first chapter"

Ah.

Glad that cleared things up for you. Manga episodes.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on June 10, 2016, 06:06:14 PM
Edit - hmm upon closer examination the 1st episode is also coming out with this issue. It seems these two episodes might be connected somehow? I dunno exactly how though... maybe Guts' and Puck's meeting?

Yeah, the more intriguing news out of all this is the re-publishing of the first episode of the series. Coupled with the cover redesign of volume 1 to match that of volume 38, it has to make one wonder what's coming. However it could just be because the TV series is going to cover the same material, and presumably won't be doing so exhaustively. A way to let people experience the real Berserk in parallel to the anime. It's happened when the movies were being released too, with special edition releases of the first 14 volumes.

Another thing to note is that "The Black Swordsman" is 90 pages long, so coupled with the supplement, the new episode and all the anime stuff, that's a lot of Berserk. :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Hanma_Baki on June 11, 2016, 01:43:31 PM
Aaahh... Happiness
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: ryOtoha on June 12, 2016, 09:49:14 PM
the more intriguing news out of all this is the re-publishing of the first episode of the series. Coupled with the cover redesign of volume 1 to match that of volume 38, it has to make one wonder what's coming.

The result is very neat and actually works really well in tandem with volume 38. Very cool.  That being said, the redesign artwork wins.

(http://natalie.mu/media/comic/1606/0610/extra/news_xlarge_berserk1.jpg) (http://natalie.mu/media/comic/1606/0610/extra/news_xlarge_berserk38_shin.jpg)

source : http://natalie.mu/comic/news/190407 (http://natalie.mu/comic/news/190407)
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Rhombaad on June 12, 2016, 10:15:31 PM
I can't not see smoke coming out of Guts' head when I look at those covers.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: ryOtoha on June 12, 2016, 11:04:49 PM
I can't not see smoke coming out of Guts' head when I look at those covers.

 :ganishka:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Aazealh on June 12, 2016, 11:16:26 PM
The result is very neat and actually works really well in tandem with volume 38. Very cool.  That being said, the redesign artwork wins.

Thanks, but these aren't new, we've commented on them a while ago. I still think that new cover design sucks, especially because of the smoke. The rest I can live with.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Oburi on June 12, 2016, 11:23:24 PM
I can't not see smoke coming out of Guts' head when I look at those covers.

In the covers defense, Guts does get very, very angry (it is called Berserk, after all). :troll:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Vixen Comics on June 13, 2016, 09:35:35 PM
what happy news to come back to. I can't wait for June 24th! I was thinking the next episode would be some time in July or August, but I'm pleased that it's this month and that it will be resuming a monthly release!  :ubik:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: DANGERDOOOOM on June 14, 2016, 11:28:22 PM
Awesome! Can't wait to reread the death of the Sea God and to see Chicchi again.

It's been ages, Miura, seriously.  :judo:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Walter on June 14, 2016, 11:31:45 PM
Awesome! Can't wait to reread the death of the Sea God and to see Chicchi again.

It's been ages, Miura, seriously.  :judo:

It has been ages, but that's because the episodes you reference have been in Vol 37 since 2013  :ganishka:

Vol 38 will (likely) cover :

- 334: Human City
- 335: Divine Right of Kingship
- 336: Pandemonium
- 337: The Bridge of Separation
- 338: The Dusky Assassin
- 339: Capital City Under the Moonlight
- 340: Combat in the Darkness
- 341: Soaring Escape
- 342: Landing
- 343: Fire Doll
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: DANGERDOOOOM on June 14, 2016, 11:31:57 PM
I'm pleased that it's this month and that it will be resuming a monthly release!  :ubik:

Crossing fingers that it lasts more than 3 months in a row..

It has been ages, but that's because the episodes you reference have been in Vol 37 since 2013  :ganishka:

LOL. Grabbed my copy of 37 and literally face palmed. Guess I'm just rusty :farnese:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: JMP on June 18, 2016, 12:39:46 AM
I am so excited for this! :ubik: So glad the manga will be back and very much looking forward to seeing what will happen next!
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Mangetsu on June 21, 2016, 12:38:56 PM
The new cover of YA  :daiba:
Looks absolutely gorgeous

(https://i.redditmedia.com/KRUHBdTj-ir9k1fQX7AADLzQsxk5uMMk0jl1t-cP63U.jpg?w=576&s=9a66e3a95b75f9e1339b8ea6d3117c00)
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: RaffoBaffo on June 21, 2016, 01:00:40 PM
The future Cover of Vol. 39  :troll:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Squiddot on June 21, 2016, 01:23:34 PM
Looks awesome! And i guess 100 page recap looks like its going to be from Conviction for the new anime viewers. Fair enough its not like we needed another Falconia one after last time.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: The Beast of Darkness on June 21, 2016, 02:56:04 PM
Wow... this artwork looks superb.  :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Hanma_Baki on June 21, 2016, 03:23:52 PM
Wow yeah that's a badass cover. Talk about coming back with a bang!
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: Walter on June 21, 2016, 03:39:36 PM
The future Cover of Vol. 39  :troll:

More likely one of the insert posters for Vol 38.
Title: Re: Episode 343
Post by: ApostleBob on June 21, 2016, 08:37:49 PM
It can't come soon enough!