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That aside, I don't believe there's anything "inevitable" about the story "becoming extremely dark again". I don't think it's going to happen, and I don't think the series as a whole was ever as "extremely dark" as some would like to believe.

You are right, I guess I was exaggerating a bit when I said it would be inevitable that the story would go back to being "extremely dark" at some point. Overall, the tone of the series has never changed to such a degree that I could make the claim that it would "go back" to a way that it used to be. And when I used the word "extremely" I more so meant relative to most other stories. Berserk is dark but extremely might be a bit of a dramatic thing to say when you are just evaluating the series itself.

Millenium Falcon Arc>>

But to answer your question
Berserk never went downhill after the golden Age, it got even Better
Art Wise, Writing Wise and Plot Wise
Miura improved throughout the Series in many Aspect's, nobody can deny that
The world Builduing was amazing after Guts Flashback ended, and Miura introduced many many new amazing Plot points in to the Series including Religion
We got amazing Scenes like the reincarnation of Griffith, Hill of Swords, the Berserker Armor and the list goes on

Most of the Berserk reader's love the golden age arc so much because most of them got into Berserk, because of the Original Anime
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Yeah, all of what you said makes sense.

I know this has probably been answered before but I couldn't find the thread. Can someone explain to me why people say the Golden Age Arc is the pinnacle of Berserk's storyline? I've seen people even go as far as saying it starts to suck after it.  I thought the arc was amazing but I actually like the Mozgus arc better. Aside from just jumping on the bandwagon and letting other people's opinions influence their appreciation of the story, do they just not understand the purpose for certain changes in the dynamic of the story? I know a lot of people say it is too lighthearted now that schierke and isidro are on the team, but I think it's pretty inevitable that the story is going to become extremely dark again. Overall, I just don't understand these people's complaints...

Oh yeah, I forgot all about the change from the 1 week schedule to the monthly schedule. That change was definitely for the better.

Thanks for the recommendation. It's been mentioned on the forum a number of times. I've never gotten into it, but picked up on some things through osmosis.

While the art is definitely good, I think it's an overstatement to say it's on the same level as Berserk's. Of course, I'm hardly an impartial observer  :void:

No problem! I guess what I meant is it is in the same ball park as Berserk's art.  I think Miura does panoramic scenes and large battlefields better than anyone and overall I  think I appreciate his art more, but there are definitely times and aspects of Makoto Yukimura's art that I think gives Miura a run for his money. Yukimura's attention to detail is excellent, but the area he excels in is definitely facial detail and hyper-realism in this regard. Like Berserk, the art gets better as volumes pass and Yukimura further develops his artistic style. I would show you a picture but I wouldn't want to spoil anything in case you ever decide to check it out. Anyways, don't worry about all the praise I am giving it, Berserk is still my favorite series.  :ganishka:  Vinland Saga is a close second though, and Vagabond is right on its heels.

There are only a few series I have read in my life that I believe come anywhere close the quality of Berserk. Vagabond is one, and the other is called Vinland Saga. It is a historical manga like Vagabond, which focuses on the lifestyle of vikings, rise of Cnut the Great to power and the politics related, and the development of the protagonist  from being a young boy that is living and driven solely by revenge to a man with dreams of creating a land with peace. If you enjoy or know European history you will get extra enjoyment from this series. I must add that it is extremely brutal and gore-filled at times because it has to authentically convey how things were  back then. For example, village pillaging and the murder of children and women will occasionally be seen, but I think an avid Berserk reader can handle this sort of thing. A lot of the tones it gives off will remind you of Berserk, only more historical and without the supernatural elements. The art is also at the same level as that of Berserk and Vagabond.

I HIGHLY recommend anyone that found what I said above interesting to give the story a chance. I wouldn't recommend it if I didn't think a lot of you would enjoy it. The story has recently been serialized in English volume format (4 volumes are currently out and they are all hardcover books), so if you want to get into it now you can easily stock up on them. French versions were serialized a while before the English, so Aaz can take his pick at whichever he wants.

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 50
« on: August 18, 2014, 10:37:30 PM »
Awesome podcast, and congrats on number 50. Also, I don't know if anyone else feels the same way, but one episode that sticks out to me is the one where Guts teams up with Zodd and rides him to pierce through Ganishka. I'm not sure if it is my favorite episode but it definitely stands out.

Podcast / Re: The FloraCast: Women's Berserk discussion
« on: July 16, 2014, 06:23:00 AM »
Hello everybody, I am a new forum member. Well, I have been lurking and listening to the podcasts for about 2 years but let's forget about that lol. Anyway, I wanted to say I loved the podcast and the way you tackled feminism and its role in the story.  It really gave me a different perspective on Berserk as a whole. Although I probably should have, I never took as in depth of a look into the story from a female perspective as you all did, and it was interesting seeing you do it :).

One of my requests for a future podcast would be discussing an element of a topic that has been touched on quite heavily. As you know, people have already theorized plenty as to how Casca will react to getting her memory back, but whenever I see people theorizing about this the topic it always turns to how she will feel toward Guts (in particular how she will feel about him almost losing himself to his hellhound and coming close to raping her)  and Griffith. However, I have rarely seen anybody  talking about how she will react to the idea of having had a child with Guts,  the thought of the child being corrupted by Griffith during the rape, and especially the notion of it still existing within Griffith's reincarnated body. I may be wrong but I doubt that before the eclipse she knew she was pregnant because I don't think enough time had passed from when they had sex for her to have noticed many changes in her body. It's been a while since I read that arc but I don't think it could have been too much of a time gap. Also, what kind of internal conflicts do you expect Casca to deal with when she reflects on these things? There obviously isn't anything she could have done to prevent the corruption of the baby, but do you think she will still feel partially responsible and ashamed for, at least in her mind, allowing the child to be corrupted? Will this affect her relationship with Guts in a major way. I don't believe that she is going to just stay at Elfhelm while Guts goes after Griffith, but maybe initially she will feel unworthy to travel with him as a result of such shame and they will have to overcome this obstacle for their own relationship and to make it grow stronger. And, also, will the idea of having her child within Griffith's new body make it initially hard to act against him out of maternal duty and motherly instincts?

I look forward to the next podcast and whatever you all decide to discuss. I'm sure the FloraCast will only get better in time. Walter, Aazealh, and Griffith better watch out because now the SkullKast has competition  :ganishka:

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