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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 353
« on: January 24, 2018, 02:14:30 PM »
Referring to ep 350:

No, not really. It's obviously Guts, as Farnese and Schierke point out at the end of the episode. And even without that, really, it's pretty clear given the memories we've been shown.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: July 13, 2017, 06:56:05 PM »
I'm ambivalent to the idea of Grunbeld becoming an anti hero apostle that saved his people, part of being an apostle is severing your ties to humanity, apostles don't help people. After all, how does Grunbeld feel about flooding his old homeland with hordes of monsters?

Well, like the rest of Griffith's generals, Grunbeld is more morally ambiguous compared to your typical apostle.

Assuming this is an accurate synopsis, of course.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: June 19, 2017, 07:09:55 PM »
But it does. A group of "professionals" is getting paid for an increasingly bad work that carries the name of Berserk on it. A name that didn't have an adaptation for years - and that means an eager audience for anything you throw at them. And it worked, partially. For me this is shite from the very first teaser up to the last scene, except for the 2D scenes.

The first teaser trailer killed any hopes I had for this series, but even then I never expected it to be quite this bad.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: June 11, 2017, 10:55:47 AM »
Who's the target audience? That's what I'd like to know. Most Berserk fans hate it, and I can't see this attracting many newcomers like the '97 anime & GA trilogy did.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: June 10, 2017, 10:09:57 AM »
It's just appalling. I have no idea why this low-rent garbage was even made. Why a minority of fans continue to cut it slack, I'll never know. It's an insult to Miura's work that this thing exists. I mean, the Golden Age trilogy movies were deeply flawed but at least it had some big names (Studio 4c, Warner Bros.) behind it. We've gone from that to something that looks like a fan project done in Flash.

I don't watch much modern anime but is there anything comparable to this animation "style"? 

Anime Asylum / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: June 05, 2017, 01:44:53 PM »

"I have waited 20 years for this" - normal YT commentary on Berserk 2017.

Zodd moves like an animatronic from Chuck-E-Cheese.

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: January 01, 2016, 01:03:29 PM »
Who currently owns the rights to animate Berserk? And if it's no longer Studio 4C, does that mean Miura would need to personally sign this off or what?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 341
« on: November 03, 2015, 06:41:04 PM »
Been having a debate with someone recently about the Moonlight Boy. He's convinced that the boy is the Elf King or an emissary thereof. The crux of his argument rests on taking Schierke's word as gospel, and how the boy only turned up once Guts & friends started for Elfhelm. He doesn't seem to answer WHY the Elf King or one of his messengers would take the form of a mute little boy with Guts & Casca's characteristics or why it only appears during a full moon. Furthermore, what would be the point of this from a plot standpoint? The Moonlight Boy's entire character is surrounded in mystery. If it just turns out to be from Elfhelm... so what? 

Character Cove / Re: Casca's misadventure with Femto
« on: September 06, 2015, 08:28:30 AM »
Incidentally, my problem with THAT scene is a continuity one. In the Black Swordsman Arc, Guts' brand was bleeding profusely just from standing mere feet away from Femto. Casca was about as close as it gets to a member of the God Hand, her brand should've been practically pissing out blood but that wasn't the case.

The feature certainly isn't meant to replace leaving feedback on posts. It's just another way to let people who are otherwise too shy to post express their gratitude or spite for what someone is contributing.

I never said it was. It's that systems like this are easily corrupted and devolve into popularity contests.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: October 03, 2014, 02:08:18 PM »
But... he has retained many elements of his old self. Femto is not a completely different being from Griffith. He was born from him. Also, "Eclipse" and "Occultation ceremony" refer to the same event.

Occultation Incarnation Ceremony. That's what I SAID.

:???: For all intents and purposes, the Griffith currently standing in the garden is Femto. When we say Femto was incarnated into a new Griffith, it means Femto, who existed as an immaterial being, became a being of flesh. He acquired a corporeal form, a living and breathing body. One that coincidentally looks exactly like his former one did, before he became a member of the God Hand. So it's really not a matter of Femto affecting Griffith like a puppeteer or Griffith being pre-programmed like an automaton. Femto came down to the world at the end of volume 21. Femto walks among men. And he's calling himself Griffith.

That's what I intimated originally, that Femto is simply putting on an act. Because the bearing and manner of Femto & Neo-Griffith are expressly different. It's interesting that you believe it to be that simple. I would like to see this explored further on here. I believe this was something Griff (ze SK member) was getting at earlier, as to whether Neo-Griffith really is just Femto in a different skin, or whether it's a little (or much) more complex than that. I'm not really in the position to take a stance either way and defer to the authorities.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: October 01, 2014, 07:29:19 PM »
But that Griffith was reborn with the power of a member of the God Hand. He was reborn as Femto. You're confusing the notions of "rebirth" and "incarnation".

Nah, I know the difference between the two. I was merely entertaining the idea of Griffith retaining his original self, or elements thereof, whether it was during the Eclipse or the Occultation ceremony. 

Something I'd be interested to know people's take on, is whether Femto is essentially affecting Neo-Griffith, or whether Neo-Griffith is 'programmed' to act this way? I'm guessing that because he can seemingly switch to Femto mode at will, that would be suggest the former. However, Femto obviously doesn't have complete control over his new form because of the demon child's instincts - and the as yet unrevealed nature of the Moonlight kid.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Favorite Arc
« on: October 01, 2014, 07:03:53 PM »
There are seven votes as of this moment. It's pretty on par with the others.

It was six when I posted.  :ganishka:

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Favorite Arc
« on: October 01, 2014, 06:20:39 PM »
Surprised at the lack of Black Swordsman votes.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: October 01, 2014, 12:49:42 PM »
Well I think that's a tall order. What old personality are you referring to exactly? Because the change Griffith underwent wasn't only through his rebirth as Femto. His fall as a mortal man had already changed him as well, which is part of why he chose to sacrifice them.

I don't need to tell you that Griffith's feelings for Guts were extremely complicated right up to the moment he uttered "I sacrifice...", as captured in that final expression of his. If THIS Griffith had been reborn, albeit with the all the powers of a God Hand, there's no guessing how he would feel about Rickert's outburst. But that Griffith is long gone, and what we've got now is Femto wearing Griffith's mask, which while convincing to most people, cannot fool those who knew him best. I was thinking out loud, s'all, and not making any kind of commentary on the scene in and of itself.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: September 29, 2014, 07:44:19 PM »
It's hard to compare since the old Griffith never stood in a similar position. I mean not only does he deserve Rickert's anger (a fact he's knowledged on the Hill of Swords), but he's also in such a powerful position that this kind of affront, as you put it, is rather meaningless. So I think it's a lot easier for him to forgive something like this now than it would have been back when he was still vying for power as a man.

That's true, Aaz. I was trying to imagine a scenario wherein Griffith had achieved his dream at the expense of the Falcons but retained his old personality. I do think that in either case Griffith would've kept up appearances as the magnanimous ruler before his subjects instead of having Rickert sent to the gallows. However, it would be difficult to call Griffith's mental state if his previous feelings for Guts & Casca had been leftover. Granted, Neo-Griffith has a connection to the pair of them but we all know that's the demon child's instincts, not his own ego.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: September 29, 2014, 04:03:43 PM »
I wonder how the old Griffith would've reacted to Rickert's affront? My guess is probably not much differently.

Site & Forum News / Re: Karma Unleashed: Give Props or Disapproval for Posts
« on: September 28, 2014, 09:23:20 PM »
Pretty common feature on most forums these days. Surprised something like this wasn't installed sooner but I assumed it was because reasons. I'm not a huge fan of this kind of thing, as it has a tendency to be abused. If I have anything worth saying about a post, I'll do it in the time-honoured tradition, but hey that's just me. 

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: September 28, 2014, 05:01:14 PM »
Rickert keeps that pimp hand strong. I knew he'd stand his ground and give Griffith what for... :schnoz:

Got to love Miura for subverting everyone's expectations once again. Who honestly saw that one coming? Serves us all right for doubting the little guy! And it was made all the sweeter by Charlotte, Locus & the rest of Griffith's groupies watching on.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 336
« on: August 15, 2014, 07:58:13 PM »
Hey, Walter.

Bakiraka or Tapasa are still the most likely candidates to pull off an infiltration to the palace. As for it being "reckless," Im sure they planned out the attack. And it's not as if a few guards are a challenge for the Tapasa.

The guards aren't a match for them, no, but the Apostles on the other hand? I get the impression that Silat & co. would be more likely to lay low for awhile and watch how things unfold before making any sudden moves. Locus didn't seem at all fazed by the prospect of there being an intruder in their midst, either. Does he know or sense who it is?

If it's not them, then it could be something unknown. But Rakshas makes almost zero sense to me... Why would he even need to infiltrate anything at all...?

When we don't know Rakshas's true motive, or the complete limits of Falconia, there's only guesswork as to what he's up to. You could well be right and it'll turn out to be the Bakiraka, it's perfectly deductive, it just seemed a little too predictable at this stage.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 336
« on: August 15, 2014, 06:57:04 PM »
For one, I don't think the Bakiraka would be reckless enough to invade Griffith's headquarters. Seems too suicidal for them, when Silat usually cautions against that kind of behaviour. And secondly, we're told that the guards were "unconscious", not slain. Doesn't necessarily mean that the intruder isn't serious, I know, but there's no reason for them not to be killed if this is indeed a real threat and leads me to believe it's Rakshas up to something. As for what that something IS, I haven't a clue. He's a mystery to us all.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 336
« on: August 15, 2014, 05:05:45 PM »
So who are your bets on for the interloper in Falconia?

I'm guessing it'll be something anticlimactic like Rakshas causing mischief rather than an actual enemy of Griffith.

Speculation Nation / Re: Griffith's face after the torture
« on: August 11, 2014, 07:23:12 PM »
Here's the other pic IncantatioN was referring to (if you care for it):

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 336
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:37:02 PM »
Hey, Walter. Thanks.

I don't think he has some grand evil scheme regarding Rickert. Though Griffith might not yet know the full extent of his abilities, he could certainly be put to work outfitting humans with machinery to defend against magical creatures (like, say, that mounted crossbow repeater he created). I see him filling a role as a kind of new age inventor moving forward.

Moving forward, I can definitely see that being Rickert's role in the new world. It's just the, imo, undue attention that Griffith has toward Rickert that intrigues me. Lest we forget that Griffith had his eye on Rickert even before the advent of Falconia. Although his chief reason for being there was obviously to meet Guts, he still offered Rickert a return to the Falcons.

I think that would have the opposite effect, honestly. Also, those souls have long since joined the vortex and lost their individuality. Unless you think the whole thing is a show Griffith created?

Yeah, I had considered that, viz. the Vortex, and I think the latter would certainly fit with the whole theme of illusion and deception that embodies Falconia & the Age of Darkness. I could picture a scenario where Rickert broaches the subject of the Eclipse, Griffith makes no apology for his actions and gives the usual spiel about following his (or rather 'their') dream. Rickert will obviously still be plagued by doubts after what Guts told him, until Griffith remarks "Don't take my word for it, ask them yourself", whereupon Judeau, Pippin & Corkus et al. come floating out of the ether with smiles on their faces, proclaiming they died with no regrets. Rickert breaks down into tears and becomes putty in Griffith's hands.

Or not.  :ganishka:

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