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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 90
« on: September 11, 2017, 02:15:31 AM »
I was not expecting the special guest. :ganishka:

Loved the episode.  Really clear and concise explanations.  For the most part I had most of this figured out but you guys explained it so well that my understanding of some of these topics is even better now.  Nice work.

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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 39 release
« on: June 27, 2017, 09:59:49 PM »
Just so it's clear, most of the background faces or art that doesn't have much added value is drawn by assistants and not Miura himself. And the difference between his work and that of his assistants is typically quite easy to spot.

Even when dealing with Guts and the rest of the main cast?  It's only a couple of instances, but it just stuck out because for majority of the time, there is detail when it can fit.

Although the line work looks much better in the volume, it is clearly obvious that Miura has been using much thicker lines for his characters.

To me this is a bit silly.  The thickness of the lines on a characters face varies from panel to panel, just like they always have.  I grabbed a few volumes off the shelf to find a comparison, opened volume 33, and right there on the first page is a similar profile of Guts.  The lines of his neck, jaw, nose, ear, and parts of his cheek are pretty much the same compared to the panel from volume 38. 

Again, this isn't a big deal at all and I'm sure you all noticed as well but they stuck out like a sore thumb.

I did not notice this while reading episodically, and I can't say I would have if I was even reading it in the volume.  A director I work with often uses a phrase that I believe applies here.  "If they are paying attention to that, I lost them."

It is interesting to see him recompose art to use again.  I wonder if this will be a common thing.

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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 39 release
« on: June 27, 2017, 03:17:59 PM »
That's disappointing, I was hoping that a lot of the wonkiness from 344-347 would be fixed.

My volume came the other day and I really don't see any "wonkiness".  I really think people are making a big deal over nothing.  All the art work in the issues of Young Animal has always looked fine to me.  It is these weird scans that people are seeing that are different.  Going on and on about line thickness and traced panels is asinine.

The volume looks great and the digital painting of all the elves looks fantastic.  He really has mastered a new skill.  Maybe this is part of the reason why releases have slowed down, he wanted to learn how to draw/paint another way.

The style Miura draws some things may have changed over the last few years, but that is nothing new.  Also they may be using different tools to create some of the backgrounds and tones, but this is nothing drastic.  If you want to criticize his work, I think you can comment on the already mentioned cover art.  If you really want to get nit picky there are a few panels where there are some blank faces on characters, and the only reason they stand out is because he usually takes the time to add those tiny details in.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 26, 2017, 09:04:11 PM »
I have to agree with Griff, let's not waste any more time pondering the hypotheticals of a stupid comment.

Fair enough.  I just find myself trying to think of something similar in another work that does not involve the main character fighting a bizarro version of himself in some boring, repetitive way.  The fact that he just slammed it and did not bother to back up his opinion with anything of substance is really all we need.

As far as what will happen in the future, I wonder if the child will show up to help? I think something has to happen to protect them from what they are about to see and feel from Casca's point of view.  These events destroyed her and she was no push over.  If these two were to go through the same with out help, I cant imagine they would come out any better.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 25, 2017, 05:01:40 PM »
I have seen better examples of that in other work of art.

Care to expand on this?  I'm interested.

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 86
« on: May 28, 2017, 09:15:13 AM »
As always I enjoyed the podcast.

I thought the discussion on how the creatures in Casca's dream are her trying to prevent them from piecing her back together was interesting.  Keep it up.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 347
« on: September 27, 2016, 09:56:25 PM »
My copy of the Guide Book came in today.  Neat stuff.

I don't think I saw anyone else mention it, but there is also a 12 page interview with Miura inside.  I hope we get a translation from Dark Horse.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 345
« on: July 22, 2016, 09:42:34 PM »
"It can't be!! The man I've respected, the 100 man slayer, the strongest man of the Band of the Falcon! You're also an acquaintance of his, Guts?! Awesome, please introduce him to me!"

Too funny.  Thanks for the summery.  I am really looking forward to a complete translation. 


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Podcast / Re: SPECIAL: Berserk (2016) Anime Impressions - Episode 1
« on: July 08, 2016, 08:15:44 AM »
I agree with what Walter said.  This first episode is nothing to celebrate, but you have to at least give it a couple of episodes to get started.  The part that worked in that episode was the stuff that came from The Brand episode.  It was the only part of that episode that was not a mish mash of random things.  Hopefully as they start to tell the story things will come together and improve.

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Berserk Anime / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: June 10, 2016, 03:32:01 PM »
Yeah that's one of the things I was disappointed. He looks like a jelly fish...

I want to say that the distorted demon child is from Guts' dream in the Black Swordsman Arc.  We even see a shot of Guts running through what looks like a tunnel with out any armor on.  What I can't figure out is if we are seeing a reflection of Guts because he is missing the wrong eye.

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Berserk Anime / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: June 10, 2016, 03:02:11 PM »
I'm doing my best to remain positive, but I cant help but notice that Guts' arm is fine and that he does not have his hand wrapped around the dragon slayer while fighting the HIC's.

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 74
« on: April 07, 2016, 02:57:34 AM »
I like the idea of a podcast about the video games.  I am more familiar with the Dreamcast game than the PS2 one.

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Berserk Merchandise / Re: (gecco) headlong guts kit painted
« on: March 21, 2016, 02:57:13 PM »
Looks cool.  I wish I had the ability to paint these.

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Berserk Anime / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: February 05, 2016, 06:01:09 AM »
Why wouldn't it be? For reference, this is the Twitter profile picture of the official Berserk anime account:



You better not get your hopes up.

His arm looks so weird in that image.  I can't figure out the perspective but it just looks off. 

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 72
« on: December 27, 2015, 04:45:04 AM »
Thank's for the podcast.  it got me through my flight.

As for Star Wars, I have to agree with how you guys described it.  I haven't looked at the thread here but my short review is that it was good because it reminded me so much of episode 4, and it was bad because it reminded me so much of episode 4.  Hopefully they go somewhere new with the next ones. 

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 343
« 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.

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Berserk Anime / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: December 21, 2015, 04:51:27 PM »
Just continuing the trend from the movies.

If that is the scene from volume 14 in the old wind mill, there are so many little things wrong with it.  It's the movies all over again.   :schierke:

I guess there is always hope, but I'm not holding my breath.

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 71
« on: December 14, 2015, 09:15:54 PM »
He just managed to "tap" into it thanks to his powers (possibly helped by/if he had a similar dream himself).

I always assumed the child also had a similar dream and that is how he knew the details.  He has a large role to play at the tower just like the others.

Also, I never really paid any particular attention to the name of the temple before.  Albion possibly being the name of the wise man from the story is a cool little detail.

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 70
« on: November 30, 2015, 04:11:28 PM »
I like the thought about Puck only having been gone for a few hours and picking up on the island right where he left off.  :ganishka:

It's always good to hear Berserk talk.  Thanks again.

What did everyone think of this? Liked it / Didn't like it / Didn't notice?

It worked.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 342
« on: November 24, 2015, 03:45:30 PM »
Years of speculation on why Puck left his home and it's because he fell asleep on a seagull who then dropped him on a ship when Puck pissed on it.  :ganishka: What can you say besides, that's so Puck.

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 68
« on: November 19, 2015, 05:43:50 AM »
You guys need a sound board or something so you can just push a button and we all get to hear Aazeahl say "fucking furries man" over and over again.    :ganishka:

I'm late but good show as always.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 339
« on: August 26, 2015, 10:00:00 PM »
Rakshas fluid movement in his cloak comes off like air/smoke.  I can see the connection, but it was a joke.  Just not as much of a joke as lost.   :iva:

Kills people.  Makes weird noises.

A laundry monster.

 :ganishka:

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 339
« on: August 26, 2015, 07:31:10 PM »
Not sure I see the connection, guys.



Just a joke. 

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 339
« on: August 26, 2015, 05:42:04 PM »
:rickert:

Shadow Monster!  :iva:

But seriously, a cool episode.  The fight was so dynamic but the text at the bottom of that page is in a terrible place.  It took me a minute to figure out what happened there.  Someone was not paying attention when they decided to place that information right there.  I hope things work out for Rickert and Erika.  I think Rickert's skills will fit well with the Bakiraka.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 339
« on: August 26, 2015, 05:20:32 PM »
Rakshas is the smoke monster from Lost  :rakshas:

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