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Title: Episode 352
Post by: Walter on December 06, 2017, 02:54:09 AM
https://imgur.com/rNXsRLX

Series resumes Dec 22.

Attached text reads: キャスカの記憶の欠片つなぐ旅いよいよ最後欠片が...?! (roughly translating to finding Casca's final memory piece.)

Source: 2ch (http://nozomi.2ch.sc/test/read.cgi/comic/1511389634/399), which also indicates a color page (or color cover) will be included.

Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: buttonmasher on December 06, 2017, 03:10:03 AM
Merry Christmas to us
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Sareth on December 06, 2017, 03:11:10 AM
Neat, I guessed the date right.  :ubik:

Just gotta wait a little while longer but Ill have the second half of Pygmalio to read in the mean time.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Kaladin on December 06, 2017, 03:16:51 AM
Best Christmas present
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Cyrus Jong on December 06, 2017, 03:32:47 AM
It's gonna' be a merry Christmas Eve Eve Eve this year!
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Theozilla on December 06, 2017, 03:42:56 AM
Awesome, nice to see the continued trend of the manga returning the first month of the season its scheduled to return!
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Fancypantaloons on December 06, 2017, 03:46:33 AM
We'll finish this year the right way
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Skeleton on December 06, 2017, 10:50:36 AM
Fantastic news!
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: MrFlibble on December 06, 2017, 11:32:08 AM
Whoop tee doo Berserk: in ColourTM!

I hope it gets a decent volume print, whatever it is.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: jackson_hurley on December 06, 2017, 11:49:15 AM
I don't know what's worse for the wait ; knowing when it's coming or not knowing and have it as a surprise?!  :serpico:

Either way, this one is gonna be a mind blaster I'm sure.

Thx for the heads up Walter.

Soon the time for discussions will resume.  :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: DarkAdin on December 06, 2017, 12:02:34 PM
Damn this forum should be on fire at this point. Do we truly realize that Casca's problem is about to reach an answer? Isn't this December going to be the most magical one of the last few years? I've waited years for this. I can feel the faith grow within me once again and the hype is fucking real
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Patrick on December 06, 2017, 01:55:33 PM
Thank you Miura!!!  :ubik:

Merry Christmas to us!
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Oburi on December 06, 2017, 02:14:36 PM
Finally! Can't wait. Merry Christmas indeed.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: RaffoBaffo on December 06, 2017, 03:05:35 PM
A Merry Christmas indeed  :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Rhombaad on December 06, 2017, 03:10:59 PM
Awesome. :SK:
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: DANGERDOOOOM on December 06, 2017, 06:15:33 PM
No words can express my feelings. Love you, Miura.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: MiyamotoPuck on December 06, 2017, 07:34:58 PM
Yes! Great news!! :ubik:
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: SpaceyLauss on December 06, 2017, 09:25:03 PM
Such delightful news!  :guts: What a great way to end the year.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Jettatore on December 06, 2017, 09:55:28 PM
Thanks for the info!

What a great gift for the end of the year  :serpico:
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Gobolatula on December 07, 2017, 03:01:36 AM
 (http://gobolatula.com/ithurts/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/troll1.gif) Merry Berserkmas everybody! (http://gobolatula.com/ithurts/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/troll1.gif)
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Yoshinoya on December 07, 2017, 10:06:17 AM
long time lurker, this news make me come out of my shell, and congrats to us all! :SK:
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Walter on December 07, 2017, 03:54:54 PM
Damn this forum should be on fire at this point. Do we truly realize that Casca's problem is about to reach an answer? Isn't this December going to be the most magical one of the last few years? I've waited years for this. I can feel the faith grow within me once again and the hype is fucking real

Well that's because most of us have already had that conversation back in June or so. I don't expect 352 to be the last episode in the dream world, either. The final memory fragment is that barbed thing we saw on the last page of 351, so they'll have to get past its defenses and then endure Casca's most painful memory. And THEN whatever happens once they've assembled all of the fragments.

The Preview of the Next YA is officially out:

Nice, thanks Raffo.

Someone pointed out a trend for the recent hiatuses. The past 3 have been exactly 26 weeks long. That's the most predictable Berserk has been in years.

Here's the full release list that I maintain on SKnet: http://skullknight.net/images/eps.htm
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: JMP on December 07, 2017, 07:24:21 PM
 :guts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfPg5LjGYz8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfPg5LjGYz8)  :ubik:
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: ApostleBob on December 08, 2017, 04:48:49 PM
It's just around the corner...

I doubt we're gonna see Casca healed without some type of final mental resistance that goes on for a few episodes. That said, it's an opportunity for Miura to get really creative with representing the trauma Griffith left on her. I'm expecting heartbreak and nightmare fuel.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Gobolatula on December 12, 2017, 04:06:07 PM
It's just around the corner...
(http://www.gobolatula.com/nextfriday.jpg)



My only regret in life is that I didn't post this image last week:
(http://www.gobolatula.com/fridayafternext.jpg)
Oh well.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Femto777 on December 18, 2017, 09:01:46 AM
I had a dream about a week ago that the new Berserk episode came out and it was great except that it was some what spoiled by the simultaneous announcement of berserk TV series 2018.  :magni:

 Hope this one's not prophetic.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Sareth on December 18, 2017, 11:25:56 AM
Heres the pre-order for the next Young Animal

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-2175923?s_ssid=e4378c5a37b3176137
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: jackson_hurley on December 18, 2017, 11:59:59 AM
Heres the pre-order for the next Young Animal


Thx you Sareth for the heads up. I've just pre-ordered mine! My own Christmas gift to myself!
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: IncantatioN on December 18, 2017, 06:19:05 PM
Heres the pre-order for the next Young Animal

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-2175923?s_ssid=e4378c5a37b3176137

Thanks mate, pre-ordered!
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Sareth on December 19, 2017, 02:29:49 PM
Leaks are out

LINK REMOVED

I couldn't resist and did a quick skim


Oh shit, it's getting intense. The monsters are straight up Eclipse apostles now, and the Falcon of Darkness has appeared...
I though Schierke was out of familiars? But she throws them all out at once.
Farnese brought the Berserker armor and Sylph cloak over from her dream. I remember someone tossing out that idea a while back when stone Mozgus appeared in 351.


Next episode January 26
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: themorningmoon on December 19, 2017, 02:49:04 PM
The imgur link has the pages way out of order (or at least it did when I looked, and it kind of spoiled something for me). Here they are in order: LINK REMOVED
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Sareth on December 19, 2017, 02:53:24 PM
The imgur link has the pages way out of order (or at least it did when I looked, and it kind of spoiled something for me). Here they are in order: LINK REMOVED

I didn't link the source because it won't display for me
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: jackson_hurley on December 19, 2017, 02:54:27 PM
Holy **** I did not expect that! Awesome tease! Can't wait to get my copy. Again, thank you Sareth for the heads up.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: themorningmoon on December 19, 2017, 02:59:42 PM
I didn't link the source because it won't display for me
In order to get the site to work, you have to disable AdBlock, I think. It didn't show me any ads, though, so I've just disabled it for that domain. Worth it, IMO, to see these pages in order! I got the Beast of Dogness spoiled for me when I used the Imgur link.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Sareth on December 19, 2017, 03:04:56 PM
In order to get the site to work, you have to disable AdBlock, I think. It didn't show me any ads, though, so I've just disabled it for that domain. Worth it, IMO, to see these pages in order! I got the Beast of Dogness spoiled for me when I used the Imgur link.

Ah, alright
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: DarkAdin on December 19, 2017, 03:12:53 PM
Damn, son
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Aazealh on December 19, 2017, 03:17:23 PM
Interesting that Miura would choose to have these representations of Griffith and Guts face off inside Casca's mind. I guess from her perspective they represent her trauma versus her desire to get over it.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: DANGERDOOOOM on December 19, 2017, 03:18:36 PM
We're about to have Dream :beast: fight the Dream :femto:

Nice
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Griffith on December 19, 2017, 03:20:55 PM
HOLE-EEE SHIT! :isidro: :isidro: :isidro:

Loving pretty much everything here, and no wonder it's all pretty badass and symbolic of other badass things of import from the series.The Black Femto Penis Hawk of Death, Magic Serpico Carpet to the rescue, Guts dog reliving the eclipse (and The Count's there!) and turning Berserk Armor Dog... which they did not summon! :ganishka: Looks like we've got a friend/foe situation here once Beast Dog kills Femto and everything bad and all that's left are our favorite gals, Casca included. Or... maybe Beast Dog loses and Casca saves the day as we've been wondering. I guess it depends on what it's going to take to "activate her," but it would be cool if she was an active participant in her fight to come back (I mean, it's all her fight in her head/soul anyway, so it doesn't necessarily matter how it plays out, but it would be cool to watch her slay Griff Penis Dragon =).
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: themorningmoon on December 19, 2017, 03:30:21 PM
Interesting that Miura would choose to have these representations of Griffith and Guts face off inside Casca's mind. I guess from her perspective they represent her trauma versus her desire to get over it.
Indeed! The next episode is going to be crucial.

Or... maybe Beast Dog loses and Casca saves the day as we've been wondering. I guess it depends on what it's going to take to "activate her," but it would be cool if she was an active participant in her fight to come back (I mean, it's all her fight in her head/soul anyway, so it doesn't necessarily matter how it plays out, but it would be cool to watch her slay Griff Penis Dragon =).

I would LOVE this. I really want Casca to show some agency in her recovery. But whatever happens, I trust Miura.  :serpico:
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Walter on December 19, 2017, 03:34:45 PM
Intense stuff. The depiction of Femto/bird's head, wow.  :femto: I also really love the V style of the mouth opening.

Looks like we've got a friend/foe situation here once Beast Dog kills Femto and everything bad and all that's left are our favorite gals, Casca included.

That's a good point. But time after time, there's one character who's always showed up to resolve that threat. The question is, does it make sense for him to manifest here?  Alternately, I suppose some aspect of Casca could quell the Beast. Would make sense symbolically, if not practically. But we're in a dream world, afterall, so maybe that's all that matters.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Aazealh on December 19, 2017, 03:59:06 PM
Looks like we've got a friend/foe situation here once Beast Dog kills Femto and everything bad and all that's left are our favorite gals, Casca included.

I don't know man, I feel like that'd be kinda lame given that this whole nightmare is about what happened at the Eclipse, that the dog is a figment of Casca's imagination and the armor something Farnese brought from her own dream. Would be making this situation about something it isn't, know what I mean?
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: MrFlibble on December 19, 2017, 04:12:04 PM
I'm still holding out hope little sprite Casca will have something to do, all around, good stuff.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Aazealh on December 19, 2017, 04:15:56 PM
I'm still holding out hope little sprite Casca will have something to do

I'm sure that it will, but that'll most certainly be after the fight is over. I expect it's what will spark life back into the Casca manikin once all the pieces are in place.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Griffith on December 19, 2017, 04:46:13 PM
I don't know man, I feel like that'd be kinda lame given that this whole nightmare is about what happened at the Eclipse, that the dog is a figment of Casca's imagination and the armor something Farnese brought from her own dream. Would be making this situation about something it isn't, know what I mean?

Yeah, I see your point, and this was just riffing off the top of my head, but my logic was that since it doesn't seem to be a "closed system" and they brought "the Beast" into it, and it's something they in fact deal with regularly, that can make it a factor. Of course, that raises a bunch of questions because it's not REALLY the Beast, etc, but we don't know precisely yet how all this can play off one another. Maybe it's just going to do right by them like all the other spell powers, but maybe it's also the exception and that's the point (as far as it's concerned anyway since the point is Casca). I mean, I can't help but think of the Beast being dangerous to them when I see it, particularly in a dream setting after Serpico was just referenced and it coming from Farnese... that might just be my own association after Serpico's vision during their duel, but it connected those synapses in my brain. Anyway, however it turns out, I'm assuming Miura WON'T make it lame even if my BSing is. =)
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Aazealh on December 19, 2017, 04:57:25 PM
Anyway, however it turns out, I'm assuming Miura WON'T make it lame even if my BSing is. =)

Haha, no, it's logical to bring it up given how these situations with the armor have worked before, but I'd be seriously disappointed if it ended up like that. I think this might all be moot though, as what the girls need first and foremost is to reach the fragment. If they can get to it then it might not really matter whether the monsters are "dead" or not (or what the dog is doing), for they'll cease to exist as their function (guarding the fragment) will be over.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Aazealh on December 19, 2017, 05:19:00 PM
Here is a summary based on the Korean text, courtesy of puella. All the usual cautiousness regarding its accuracy applies.

The episode title is "Main culprit" or "instigator", meaning the one responsible for Casca's current state. It's a reference to something Schierke says in episode 350.

Farnese and Schierke comment that this is the last fragment. Farnese tells the Sprite to cheer up, as they only have a small thing left to do. As they see the dark falcon, Schierke says it is the protector of the last fragment, and is probably the most powerful being there... the king of the monsters. Farnese notices that the dog barks vociferously just as Schierke sees that the bird is turning back towards them. Schierke then realizes that her fetishes are back in her bag, they've respawned. She launches a golem and asks it to protect them, but to no avail. Farnese comments on what a monster that thing is. She then sees that the torn parts of the scenery are reforming into something else. Schierkes recognizes these shapes, it's what she saw before in Guts' memory.

Farnese feels just how deeply scared the little Casca sprite is. Schierke guesses that this monster is the main culprit, the thing that shattered Casca's mind. It's an embodiment of fear itself. Schierke calls all of her fetishes to help. She says that they must break through at all cost to reach the fragment. Farnese sees that the bird is attacking them again, this time from the side. As it rips the coffin and the dog away, Schierke comments that if the two drop from that height... the worst will happen. She wishes she had a fetish that can control the wind. Upon hearing that, Farnese has an idea, and she pulls out Serpico's Sylph cloak. The cloak gets going but comments, in Serpico's typical tone, that Lady Farnese is treating it roughly. Schierke recognizes that the cloak was among the clothes Farnese was washing in her dream. Meanwhile, the weight of the coffin and the dog is too much for the cloak, and the bird is attacking again. It sends the dog flying away. As for the coffin, it's surrounded by thorns that have reformed around it. Schierke comments that they can't get to it like that. And then suddenly the armor bursts out.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: jackson_hurley on December 19, 2017, 05:49:36 PM
Once again thank you Aaz and Puella for the summary! Great stuff as always.  :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Gobolatula on December 19, 2017, 06:05:32 PM
Thank you Puella and Aaz for the summary!

This episode was incredibly intense. I loved it. I'm so happy that Berserk is back!  :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: JMP on December 19, 2017, 06:49:13 PM
I'm still holding out hope little sprite Casca will have something to do, all around, good stuff.
I think it would be cool if the sprite, perhaps seeing her friends in serious danger, gained the courage to try and retrieve the last fragment herself. Something like that would symbolize to me that Casca had a true desire to come back now.  :ubik: I'm so excited!!! :guts: This is awesome! Thank you for the summary, Puella and Aazealh!
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Kaladin on December 19, 2017, 07:47:07 PM
Thank you for the summary Puella! very exciting episode!
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Cyrus Jong on December 19, 2017, 07:47:40 PM
 :isidro: Holy shit, I actually predicted something (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=15336.msg248303#msg248303). Farnese brought the whole gang from her dream with her, the Sylph Cloak and Berserker have come out, and things have indeed gotten very cool. And scary. Two different manifestations of Guts dreamed up by two different people now effectively merged into a single manifestation. Wonder if Danaan's ever seen something like that? Guts-Dog is looking especially badass in any case, and it's gonna' be awesome to watch him go toe-to-talon against Nightmare!Femto amidst all this chaos.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: MrFlibble on December 19, 2017, 09:08:40 PM
I think it would be cool if the sprite, perhaps seeing her friends in serious danger, gained the courage to try and retrieve the last fragment herself. Something like that would symbolize to me that Casca had a true desire to come back now.  :ubik: I'm so excited!!! :guts: This is awesome! Thank you for the summary, Puella and Aazealh!

I was thinking something more along the lines of little Casca transforms into larger short haired super Casca to take down the big bird, but that would be stupid.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: JMP on December 20, 2017, 02:41:10 PM
I was thinking something more along the lines of little Casca transforms into larger short haired super Casca to take down the big bird, but that would be stupid.
I don't think that's stupid. It's all just guessing, anyway. :carcus: However Miura handles this situation I'm sure it will be satisfying! :guts:
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: ApostleBob on December 20, 2017, 02:44:00 PM
Thanks Puella and Aaz!
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Menosgade on December 20, 2017, 04:57:13 PM
Leaks are out

https://m.imgur.com/a/OEklB

Mouse hand trembling and slowly going towards the link

Half of my brain: Must....not....look...

Other half: !!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Mangetsu on December 20, 2017, 07:31:08 PM
Miuras comment in japanese (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRg6TsJUEAADuAW.jpg)
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Walter on December 20, 2017, 09:30:30 PM
Thanks Mangetsu, looks like Miura is raving about figures.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Aazealh on December 21, 2017, 08:40:53 AM
looks like Miura is raving about figures.

Yep. He specifically talks about S.I.C. Shōwa Rider figures and the Hulkbuster from Hot Toys. Unfortunately there's a kanji that's too small to read in that picture so I can't post the full comment for now.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Johnny Apples on December 21, 2017, 11:24:39 PM
An excellent episode, as always. It really got me stoked and wanting to see what's gonna happen next   :guts:

After re-reading episode 352, there's one thing I realized about the Femto Falcon monster that initially escaped my attention - he doesn't just wants to "protect" the last remaining piece. Its true aim is to destroy the near-complete Casca doll altogether and undo all the hard work and progress that Schierke and Farnese had accomplished so far. Moreover, I wouldn't be surprised if the falcon monster wants to kill the mini-Casca sprite as well, and wipe out what little remains of Casca's sanity.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: flagawax on December 22, 2017, 08:49:58 AM
Hi,

Thanks Sareth, Aaz & Puella. It's another great episode.

that the dog is a figment of Casca's imagination and the armor something Farnese brought from her own dream.

The explain of the Armor ... I didn't remember the begin of their dreams ... I've read again thoses episodes about Farnese dream ... the washing moment ... epic ... I hope Miura doesn't forgot the DragonSlayer ...

.. Merry Christmas ...
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Aazealh on December 22, 2017, 08:20:52 PM
Natalie.mu (https://natalie.mu/comic/news/262263) has an article about the latest issue of Young Animal that contains a pretty interesting tidbit: 今後は隔号で連載されていく。

What this translates to is that "from now on, Berserk will be published serially in every other issue [of Young Animal]." Obviously I think we need to be very cautious until we get direct confirmation from YA, but what this implies is a return to a regular publication for the series.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: jackson_hurley on December 22, 2017, 09:21:57 PM
Natalie.mu (https://natalie.mu/comic/news/262263) has an article about the latest issue of Young Animal that contains a pretty interesting tidbit: 今後は隔号で連載されていく。

What this translates to is that "from now on, Berserk will be published serially in every other issue [of Young Animal]." Obviously I think we need to be very cautious until we get direct confirmation from YA, but what this implies is a return to a regular publication for the series.

Well that could be a mind blowing news! We'll have to wait and see as you said but I think this would make more then a few happy!  :serpico:

Thx Aaz.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Walter on December 22, 2017, 10:16:00 PM
I noticed this morning that Japanese readers were enthused about an alleged increase in releases, so this is what they meant. But ya know... I feel like we've been through this before. I'll be all for it if true, but it's hard not to be skeptical after more than 10 years of sporadic releases.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: jackson_hurley on December 23, 2017, 01:37:06 AM
I noticed this morning that Japanese readers were enthused about an alleged increase in releases, so this is what they meant. But ya know... I feel like we've been through this before. I'll be all for it if true, but it's hard not to be skeptical after more than 10 years of sporadic releases.

Well, the way I see it, we seem to be getting a 4-5 episodes in a row then a break then a 4-5 episodes... But they seem to keep announcing it as becoming a rela regular monthly series.

Now I don't mind that formula since it's pretty much what seems to be working for the moment. I'm just glad we can have a few episode in a row.

Though I'm wondering if since the anime is done if it will have some kind of impact on the production as in maybe getting more episode then 4-5 consecutives ones?
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Griffith on December 23, 2017, 01:44:16 AM
On the one hand it seems too good to be true and I worry after 8-10 issues we'll be back to the bad ole days of extended, indefinite breaks, but if true, it telks me Miura is gearing up to plow on through to the end ASAP, which is an exciting prospect.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Bender on December 23, 2017, 02:55:20 AM
Well, the way I see it, we seem to be getting a 4-5 episodes in a row then a break then a 4-5 episodes... But they seem to keep announcing it as becoming a rela regular monthly series.

Yeah I can't help but feel that we have heard this all before.  At least we know that we will be getting a few episodes in a row and hope for something more consistent in the long run.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Kaladin on December 23, 2017, 04:34:48 AM
Strange that Natalie is the one to make this announcement and not YA. Did YA give the old "Berserk will be published monthly..." statement recently or no? This could just be Natalie wording that same announcement differently. As long as i get one volume per year I'm a happy camper, but if it takes longer it's understandable, can't rush greatness. This is potentially great news but I'm not gonna hype myself up until we get further confirmation like Aaz said.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Aazealh on December 23, 2017, 07:57:31 AM
Strange that Natalie is the one to make this announcement and not YA. Did YA give the old "Berserk will be published monthly..." statement recently or no?

Natalie obviously got the news from Young Animal's latest issue, which is why they posted this on the day the magazine was released. Like I said, we will know for sure when we get the magazine ourselves, but the fact Natalie wrote a news story based on it leads me to believe it's important.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Mangetsu on December 23, 2017, 10:32:14 AM
Thats great news. I hope that it won't be like that time when the series came back around the Rickert era, where we got the anime announcment at the end of a 6 episode run. I still can imagine them doing one more season, but i hope they finally gave up on it.

  One the episode itself, i love how the hawk of darkness is towering above them. Seems just unbeatable. Looks like as if the Dragonslayer will make it's appearance soon too
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: BiQ-- on December 23, 2017, 10:56:35 AM
Looking at this episode, I'm having hard time to keep in mind we haven't even got to the actual memory shard and the accompanying vision yet!  :magni: yikes!
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Sareth on December 23, 2017, 11:00:44 AM
Looks like as if the Dragonslayer will make it's appearance soon too

I wanna see Berserker doggo Guts swinging the Dragonslayer with his mouth like Sif

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/darksouls/images/a/a6/Sif-Spin.gif/revision/latest?cb=20141026040239)
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: MrFlibble on December 23, 2017, 11:45:10 AM
I'm a little confused, is Berserk still being published monthly?
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Walter on December 23, 2017, 11:50:34 AM
I'm a little confused, is Berserk still being published monthly?

Yes, but this news could signal an end to hiatuses.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: RaffoBaffo on December 23, 2017, 12:55:56 PM
Strange that Natalie is the one to make this announcement and not YA.
It's written on the color page of the Episode.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Aazealh on December 23, 2017, 02:00:10 PM
It's written on the color page of the Episode.

Oh yeah, it's those big kanji on the right, didn't even think to check. Well... that's pretty inconclusive. Could really just mean that we're getting a few episodes in a row before another long hiatus... I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Branded Struggler on December 23, 2017, 10:01:03 PM
The ending of this episode is insane! Can't wait for the 26th of January!
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: DANGERDOOOOM on December 24, 2017, 03:33:31 AM
I wanna see Berserker doggo Guts swinging the Dragonslayer with his mouth like Sif

If he can do it in actuality, I don't see why not :guts:

(https://i.imgur.com/m4ZhcJo.png?1)
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Mage on December 24, 2017, 03:11:34 PM
Intense stuff. The depiction of Femto/bird's head, wow.  :femto: I also really love the V style of the mouth opening.

That's a good point. But time after time, there's one character who's always showed up to resolve that threat. The question is, does it make sense for him to manifest here? 

I hope it does, actually, not so much to mollify Guts-dog, but because I hope that underlying Casca's motherly instincts, there is a deeper connection or attachment to her lost son that the fragment/return to sanity will add clarity (and more questions) to. The final shard's container resembles the womb/chamber of the eclipse, but with Femto already flying around, I wonder if it'll depict the corruption of her fetus more than her own violation.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Walter on December 24, 2017, 04:06:03 PM
Good point! The egg shape of the barbs around the final fragment always struck me as strange, given that Casca wasn't conscious during Femto's "hatching" or emergence at the Eclipse. But it could also just be a protective shape, period.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Zade on December 25, 2017, 12:12:12 AM
Where can I see the summary of puella?
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Walter on December 25, 2017, 12:37:48 AM
Where can I see the summary of puella?

Page 2 of this thread...? http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=15418.msg250232#msg250232
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Kaladin on December 29, 2017, 11:28:20 AM
Digital YA is out.
https://www.hakusensha-e.net/top?id=14473
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: m on December 30, 2017, 10:45:09 AM
Digital YA is out.
https://www.hakusensha-e.net/top?id=14473

Thanks for the heads-up!

As I bought this issue, I was a bit surprised that this issue is the seventeenth I've bought this way already. I didn't realize it's been that many!
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: puella on January 07, 2018, 12:27:04 AM
Miura's comment:
As for my figure shelf*, it was filled with S.I.C. Shwa Rider in the blink of an eye. Finished with a Hot Toys Hulkbuster. \(^o^)/

*It usually refers to two or more shelves on the wall in Japanese.
Title: Re: Episode 352
Post by: Walter on January 22, 2018, 02:53:19 PM
Miura's comment:
As for my figure shelf*, it was filled with S.I.C. Shwa Rider in the blink of an eye. Finished with a Hot Toys Hulkbuster. \(^o^)/

*It usually refers to two or more shelves on the wall in Japanese.

Thanks as always, Puella! I said so on the SkullKast, but it's just so weird for me to think of Miura admiring an Avengers figure (he watches the same movies I do?!) That being said, the "Hot Toys" Hulkbuster statue is indeed pretty sweet (https://www.sideshowtoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/19243094_10154614864722344_4483938022022960881_o.jpg) (and $999.99). If he has an eye for quality, it makes me wonder what he thinks of Berserk's legacy of statues/figures, and why they stuck with Art of War for so long...

We'll have 353 in just a few days (hours maybe). Needless to say, we're at the climax of the corridor of dreams sequence, and this next episode could be a whirlwind.

We've been talking about how Miura would portray the trauma of the Eclipse ever since the possibility of exploring Casca's mental world was introduced. And between 351-352, we got well, most of it. But I wonder how Miura will portray the rape itself. That has to be the fragment. The other memory fragments were shown exclusively from Casca's perspective (which is awesome). Aaz said so on the podcast, and I agree: I have a hard time imagining any other visual image for Miura to use for that scene but Casca making eye contact with Guts, pinned down and bleeding ("Don't look").  It would perfectly convey Guts' and Casca's trauma to Schierke and Farnese. That being said ... I'm not sure I want to see Miura draw that heart-wrenching scene again. Afterall, revisiting the Bonfire of Dreams sequence effortlessly summoned old emotions in me and many other readers. So for this next one ... I'm kind of mentally preparing myself for it.

I feel pretty silly at this point, because for years my biggest criticism of how Miura has told his story has been Guts keeping his companions in the dark for so long, not opening up about his history. But it's clear now that Miura was waiting for the right vehicle to convey that traumatic information. For a variety of reasons, Guts simply recounting his sordid past over a campfire chat would be a huge missed opportunity. It would also make Casca's side of the story effectively secondary. But with the corridor of dreams, he introduced a truly novel way to fulfill that need AND restore Casca's mind AND show Farnese and Schierke experiencing those moments, while growing and truly understanding these characters in a way that a simple information dump never could. Having these key memories come alive, able to convey feelings to the witnesses, is a step ahead of even time travel (without the messy side effects). Furthermore, it recontextualizes those memories with where these characters are now, setting the stage for whatever Miura does with them next.

So I suppose this is a long-winded way of apologizing for thinking Miura was going about it the wrong way all this time  :farnese: