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Anime Asylum / Re: Berserk Saga Project News
« on: June 29, 2012, 08:12:21 AM »
That's a pretty stupid line of thought. If they wanted to do the Millennium Falcon arc, they would have done it in the first place instead of releasing an inferior, truncated rehash of the Golden Age arc.

Let me put it another way; the producers may have followed and liked the manga (thus wanting to make a film adaption) but got impatient once they went back to the early volumes and realized (coming fresh out of the Millennium Falcon) that "oh yeah, the early volumes were like this huh," and simply decided to cut anything that they deemed non-relevant to the contemporary Berserk arc. I mean, that's stupid, but that's the impression I'm left with. A lot of people think the first Black Swordsman volumes have a somewhat different flavor from the rest of the story/manga, so it wouldn't surprise me if STUDIO 4C felt the same and skipped it all together, yeah, like you said.

They weren't ever planning on doing those first volumes, they cut it out because they thought it was expendable (like the scenes they're cutting from the Golden Age) not because they wanted to do it chronologically. Though maybe they will adapt some of it now that Miura expressed a wish that they'd do so. I'm not holding my breath though.

Anime Asylum / Re: Berserk Saga Project News
« on: June 28, 2012, 06:47:54 AM »
The impression I get from the movies, and what I suspected from the start, is that STUDIO 4C are more interested in/fans of the more recent/contemporary Berserk volumes (i.e. Millenium Falcon, etc) and that's why they put in Farnese, Serpico, Isidro, Schierke, etc in the opening credits and have the cameos in Movie 2. And also why they won't cut out Silat. (I know they cut out Foss, but he didn't really add much in his appearance in Millenium Falcon).

So that might be why they're rushing the early volumes to get to that part faster. They probably don't think scenes like Zodd throwing his sword or the bonfire of dreams, etc, had any lasting impact that are relevant to the contemporary volumes, and the heavy use of bombastic music and action distinctly gives the impression they think the Golden Age is too "boring" and slow that they somehow feel the need to spice it up - projecting their boredom onto the audience. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the director only became a fan of Berserk recently. Older fans of the series, most of whom probably regard the early volumes as the best, wouldn't treat the much praised Golden Age arc this way.

I think they're in a hurry to get to the Millenium Falcon arc and perhaps slow down there. But I suspect they would make the Black Swordsman arc even more abridged than these movies considering Casca and Griffith aren't in it much. Heck, if Miura felt he had to state that he would like to see Black Swordsman next he might've been nervous that they'd actually skip it, which wouldn't surprise me if they did. I mean Black Swordsman is something that naturally should be next, not something that Miura should have to be consulted about, or feel he has to state.

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 1
« on: February 07, 2012, 04:00:41 PM »
Great idea you got here. Was fun to listen to. Especially since I don't have time or feel like reading everything on the forum, it's nice to get a summary of things this way.

Anime Asylum / Re: Content Censorship in the Berserk Saga Project
« on: February 07, 2012, 03:51:23 PM »
that was fucking hilarious  :ubik:

What was? That panel in the manga, or his comment?  :serpico:

Anime Asylum / Re: Berserk Saga Project News
« on: October 06, 2011, 11:19:13 AM »
Interesting. I wonder who they'll replace Void and Slan's VA with...

Anime Asylum / Re: Berserk Film Trailer (Black Swordsman Remix)
« on: July 21, 2011, 09:14:49 AM »
This is the trailer I wanted to see.

Anime Asylum / Re: Casualties of a Berserk Adaptation
« on: July 20, 2011, 08:29:12 PM »
What a terrible misrepresentation of the series.

Think of it as me just trying to make the point across to the lowest common denominator.  :griffnotevil:

I've heard people throw around the phrase "monster slaying" in variations to describe the Berserk manga more than once. The old anime seemed to upset the balance of the Berserk world for a lot of casual fans discovering Berserk through the anime.

Anime Asylum / Re: Casualties of a Berserk Adaptation
« on: July 20, 2011, 07:04:27 PM »
They're going to need Wyald for the transition to what Berserk is mainly about; Ruthless apostles and Apostle slaying. Especially if they skip the Black Swordsman arc and jump straight into the past. To even water it down would be a bad decision, unless they plan to water everything down, but then it wouldn't be BERSERK! The gore, the ugly demons and the sex/rape are going to have to appear at some point, so they really should introduce it as soon as possible. Otherwise they risk alienating newcomers between the theatrical movies and the follow up OVAs (if they plan to go about it that way). Heck, there are even fans of the '97 anime that don't like the manga because it's all about "Monster hunting."

Any bad decision they might make wouldn't surprise me, but they did say "The Berserk Saga Project aims to include all the original episodes of the spectacular series."

Not sure what exactly they are referring to, but Wyald did appear in several "episodes", even an entire volume of the manga. But I sure hope they're not referring to the episodes of the '97 anime. If they're going to skip an arc we didn't even see in '97 then they might as well not do this at all.

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk animation project confirmed
« on: July 19, 2011, 10:07:42 AM »
Please remember, this movie is part of a trilogy, so the duel between Guts and Griffith won't happen until the 2nd movie.

What if that scene is at the beginning of the first movie, and then the rest of the movie is a flashback showing what lead up to that point? What if they forgot that Guts had his sword broken, because they began with that scene and then they were to lazy to fix it?

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk animation project confirmed
« on: July 16, 2011, 04:49:57 PM »
Perhaps they are beginning with the Golden Age arc for the cinematic releases because it is not as dark and contains less violence, sex and rape than other story arcs. So in order to be "faithful to the manga" and not tone it down or censor it, they postpone as much of that stuff as possible for the OVAs?

If that's the case, and they show it chronologically, then perhaps it'll be possible to make a fan-edit of the material that simply places everything in the order of the manga. Heck, even without an edit it might be possible to just watch a later OVA release of the early Black Swordsman arc before watching the Golden Age if they don't start mixing it up too much.

Don't have much else to comment on this. Need to see the first movie before I make up my mind about this thing. So far it looks okay I guess, but I'm honestly too tired of the Golden Age stuff to care much right now. Maybe that will change though.

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk animation project confirmed
« on: January 06, 2011, 10:32:08 AM »
If this movie/movie series will adapt the manga from beginning to end, then I don't really like the approach they've taken with the trailers. They don't show anything from the manga's first volumes.

I really want the same Japanese voice actors they had in the anime, although I could do without Casca's voice actor. It just wont be the same without Atsuko Tanaka for Slan. She has a really sexy voice IMO. :slan:

The Japanese are very good with continuity. Unless any of the old VAs have passed away, I'm sure they'll all return in the new film(s).

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Other Miura art?
« on: June 12, 2010, 09:45:55 AM »
Not sure this belongs here, and possibly this has been asked before... but does anyone know how Miura applies grayscale to his manga panel artwork? I don't know anything about creating comicbooks so that's why I ask.

Also, small details like the poison dripping into the drink in vol 8 page 101 is very neat. I assume that's painted with acrylic or water color or something, perhaps this detail was even in color before it was printed in black and white?

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: TV Series: Lost
« on: May 12, 2010, 11:50:01 AM »
'I've made it so you can't hurt each other'


You guys actually liked Battlestar Galactica that much? It was entertaining enough, but it could've become one of the best Sci-Fi shows in history with some actual planning ahead and thought. I could barely stand the last two season of it.

They came up with a load of cool ideas, but just suddenly plopped them in as they went along, and had no idea where to go with them, by the writers own admission. They jumped the shark over and over and over again as the series went on, and relied on Deus Ex Machina ever more heavily, the latter serving as pathetic resolutions to the former as well.

And now LOST is going in that direction as well. Sigh.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: TV Series: Lost
« on: February 24, 2010, 02:40:44 PM »
By the way, I instantly thought the one coming to the island was Desmond. What do you guys think?

Maybe Widmore? I mean they have to get him on that Island somehow, or else are they just going to forget about him?

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: TV Series: Lost
« on: February 24, 2010, 02:00:10 PM »
This episode was okay. Maybe it's because my expectations are at an all time low but somehow I was able to enjoy it for the characters. Something about Jack's flash(sideway?) felt like watching an older episode of Lost... you know, before all the bullshit began.

Just wondering who David's mother was?

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: TV Series: Lost
« on: February 10, 2010, 01:51:05 PM »
I'm surprised there even was someone waiting to adopt Claire's baby. Way to kill the mystery of that psychic back in Season 1 where it was implied he just wanted her on the plane/island. So Miles can speak with ghosts, but the psychic mystery was just something mundane? What kind of motivation did he have for setting Claire up with these adoptive morons anyway if he was just a fraud? It's all become shit now, and three episodes into the final season we get an episode that was borderline unwatchable...

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: TV Series: Lost
« on: February 03, 2010, 01:25:17 PM »
My first impression was that the scenes of the plane landing is a parallel timeline of sorts, but I don't understand what the point of it is. When Charlie was dying in the plane toilet I thought they were going to show us that everyone's fates would've been far worse had the plane never crashed, but then Jack immediately revives him so now I'm just confused and honestly, a bit bored. I'm not even waiting for it to make sense, but at least I would like to be entertained.

Speculation Nation / Re: How did SK know Guts was born from a corpse?
« on: January 28, 2010, 10:28:21 AM »
Somehow I get the feeling that SK is much older than Zodd though, so I imagine his fundamental motivation might be to take Void down, while Zodd and SK have a rivalry more similar to that of Zodd and Guts. It's been awhile since I read Berserk though so it might be time to go through my old volumes again.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: TV Series: Lost
« on: January 27, 2010, 10:43:47 AM »
The Lost producers have really done a bang-up job of undermining fan confidence. I agree that the only thing left is to just laugh at it all.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: TV Series: Lost
« on: January 27, 2010, 10:01:44 AM »
More Lost parody:

That vid reminds me of how ridiculous this show has become. After last season I'm dreading this one. I bet we won't get a single answer to any of those questions, or any of the hundred ones we'll get this season. At best we'll get: "The smoke monster? It really is a monster that is made out of smoke !!1"  :troll:

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« on: September 09, 2009, 08:11:58 AM »
My copy of Dark Horse Volume 1 has the correct spelling:

I bought my Volume 1 in 2005 so that seems to have been fixed for a while.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: TV Series: Lost
« on: May 16, 2009, 09:13:42 AM »
I'm kind of glad they went with the Good vs Bad, Black vs White thing. It's the kind of stuff I used to speculate back during the first three seasons. I said the Others were the good guys, and they were. They had just been manipulated by that guy in black who had been posing as Jacob. Apparently the final season will be alot like Season one. Well, I certainly hope so. This whole time-travel thing just wasn't the show I expected as I reflect back on it.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 303
« on: May 06, 2009, 09:06:21 AM »
Looks like Ganishka's mother commited suicide after he killed his brother. Or did he push her over? Man, his background looks messed up. Glad it wasn't just a one panel thing. Also, does Daiba have a Beherit too or is it a flashback and he's the one who gave it to Ganishka? Probably the latter.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: RED DWARF (British sci-fi/sitcom series)
« on: May 05, 2009, 10:21:18 PM »
It could have been trimmed a little, I agree. It didn't have the pace of old RD. It was also not as funny as RD at it's peak, but I didn't expect it to be. In a way this wasn't your usual RD episode; it was a 'special'. I thought the actors did great for their age though but they really should make a final series to wrap it all up before they do get to old.

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