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Anime Asylum / Re: Castlevania showrunner wants to animate Berserk
« on: March 14, 2019, 05:18:12 PM »
I'm of the opinion that Berserk is radioactive.  Each adaptation has created problems for any possible successor.  Short sighted writing has left giant holes in the story and continuity.  A huge chunk of Berserk has been done poorly. 

A faithful adaptation requires ignoring everything that has come before but that must seem insane to investors.  At this point it would take a miracle to put together an adaptation that doesn't suck regardless of who is at the helm.

One of the main problems with adapting Bersek is that it's a very interconnected story, remove one innocuous peice and you leave yourself a miriad of problems later down the line, such as the ninties adaptation that removed Skull Knight entirely, which meant there was nobody to rescue Guts, Rickert and Casca

Even the 2016 series which was innitialy praised for finally moving on from the Golden Age arc, had to compensate with rushed flashbacks.

I'd say the ideal option for an adaptation is to do an offshoot story seperate from the manga, like Sword of Berserk.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 04, 2019, 04:49:23 PM »
I got NieR Automata today. It crashed my PS4 within a few minutes  :rickert:
I had that problem, every time an elk tackled me the game would crash.

Podcast / Re: SkullKast: Episode 98 - Nosferatu Zodd
« on: February 04, 2019, 09:00:35 PM »
I wonder who his sacrifice was, maybe a qt barbarian GF, or his pet lion. It would be an interesting look into an otherwise secluded character.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: January 25, 2019, 10:20:32 PM »
I never thought I'd find it harder to deal with zombies than the cerberus in any Resi game, their reflexes and durability make them a lot more threatening than in older games when you could stroll past them.

 Also Mr X is a friggin nightmare in this game, since he can follow you almost anywhere and downing him only stuns him instead of making him retreat. However, the game seems exceptionally generous given how much ammunition I've been wasting.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: 2019 new year card
« on: January 08, 2019, 03:45:03 PM »
Miura's digital painting skills are improving.

Site & Forum News / Re: BERSERK emoticons!
« on: January 02, 2019, 06:55:32 PM »
Which character would be most suited to represent \_(ツ)_/ ?

Maybe Void because long arms? But he doesn't have facial expressions.

Speculation Nation / Re: Why use the demon baby's body as a vessel?
« on: December 11, 2018, 02:09:20 PM »
Uhh, the third one, Griffith had no say, the fact of the matter is that, as planned by the big heart in the sky, the Demon Boy was always going to be Griffith's adopted form.

I just thought of something. If Griffith knocks up the princess the kid would be Griffith's son or daughter and Guts grandkid. Birthday parties would be a lot of fun.

Oh god.. can Griffith give birth to demons? I-is he going to have an army of demon children?   :griffnotevil: :griffnotevil: :griffnotevil: :griffnotevil: :griffnotevil:

My problems are more to do with preference than any plot errors or weak story structure, but I don't really like the Berserker armour, I understand its role in the story, to give Guts a boost in strength against foes that progressively increase in power, he starts off fighting a cobra apostle and ends in a one on one fight with an island sized catfish, however every time it's used the focus always seems to drift away from the fight itself, and focuses on how Guts will supersede the armours curse this time round. I don't feel the same sense of danger when he's fighting in his berserker form, creatures literally devour him and he just slices them open like its nothing, it's not like the days where a mite man posed more of a threat to Guts' life.

I also believe things are far too easy for the Griffith side, for obvious reasons, Miura can't focus too much on Griffith, in fact we only ever get one 1st person POV from him in the entire arc, and given his role in the story, he himself cannot be harmed, but I struggle to care much about his fights with the Kushan army, or the astral world. No matter how outnumbered they are, the war demons are still more powerful and better organised than any foe they've come across, the only exception I can think of are their two fights with Ganishka, where the spooky thundercloud actually manages to inflict some apostle casualties.

Speculation Nation / Re: What would happen if a Godhand member where to die
« on: November 29, 2018, 11:02:19 PM »
I'm hoping when a God Hand dies an event similar to an aposlte death occurs, but on a much larger scale, like a black hole of specters pulling in everything in the vicinity, I dunno. I'd love to see Griffiths tortured remains afterward, but as other posters have said, Griffiths old body disintergrated so the chances of that happening are slim to none.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 19, 2018, 10:39:06 AM »
Been playing FOTNS: City of Paradise. I'm not sure how I feel about fusing Yakuza game mechanics with the brutal world of Fist of the North Star, Kenshiro never seemed the type of person to be constrained by societal norms, especially since Houkuto Shinken makes him godlike.

Anime Asylum / Re: Castlevania showrunner wants to animate Berserk
« on: November 17, 2018, 10:30:32 AM »
You'd need the budget of a small nation to give the Milenium Empire arc the quality it deserves.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases "Deluxe" Berserk Edition
« on: October 20, 2018, 08:41:37 AM »
If it was a couple years from now or a few years ago I'd be happy but Berserk's been on a bad losing streak. It's gotten hard to be optimistic about anything. It's ownership doesn't understand the material or the target audience which has caused vast amounts of damage. At least it's not Dune where it's been the author's own son trashing the franchise.

Last year master editions of Blame! by Tsutomo Nihei were released. It is excellent. The art looks great the translations are as good as it gets and it's a good size you can see all the detail.  There aren't any bonuses or new drawings except for the new character designs from the anime but I can live with that. The important part is they nailed the material and fixed (many) earlier mistakes.

Those new Blame! Translations are terrible IMO, they spell Kill as Kyurri, they embelish the text with swear words, and apparentley they screwed up the final battle between Killy Sanakan and the huge safeguard. At least we got high quality scans though.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Berserk's Future Release Schedule Approximation
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:00:24 PM »
The sacred chickens tell me Berserk will be finished in 20 years, including a 10 year Hiatus to direct the Gigantomachia trilogy and the Japan PS5 game.  :puck: :puck: :puck:

Speculation Nation / Re: Death
« on: October 13, 2018, 04:33:23 PM »
I mean if Griffith is gonna die im 100% sure  its going to be guts that does it.
Also I don't know if I can add/change an option I'm deeply sorry I would have added an option of Griffith tripping down a stair case and dying :schnoz: but I cant

Not to worry , I voted for Moonboy destroying him. Come to think of it, given his extraordinary abilities, and his warrior genes from Guts and Casca, the Moonlight boy will be one of the most powerful characters in Berserk once he comes of age.

Speculation Nation / Re: Death
« on: October 13, 2018, 10:35:55 AM »
Can I vote for Griffith dying in a non Guts related way?

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 40 release
« on: September 26, 2018, 12:58:46 PM »
Really like the Phantom Femto poster, but I must say, not a fan of the Casca one, her lips look off.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases "Deluxe" Berserk Edition
« on: September 19, 2018, 03:18:59 PM »
Deluxe Editions coming February 2019

This is great , I own one of the anime promotional re prints of Guts fight with Zodd, it looks amazing in its original size. I also hope the early painted pages get reprinted in colour.

Podcast / Re: SkullKast: Episode 97
« on: August 31, 2018, 07:24:06 PM »
I should have expected that opening joke.

We salute you, our half inflated dark lord!  :griffnotevil:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 25, 2018, 06:55:38 PM »
It surprised me how quickly the plot has moved in the Griffith POV, he has already wiped out most of the astral creatures in the east of his territory, it still makes me wonder if his war demons can keep up with this expansion, missions against the Kushan are one thing, but fighting the population of evil mythical creatures is another, what if they run into a creature on the level of the Sea God or a Kundalini, no doubt Griffith would need to replenish his casualties.. somehow :void: , come to think of it, how are the Falcons meant to deal with specters?.

Still, this is a masterful strategy, by flooding the world with monsters and exterminating them, it allows Griffith to morally annex the entire world. I also wonder if there are any reality altering consequences to what he's doing, I can't imaigne that the astral planes on an existential level, wont be affected by having entire ecosystems wiped out, wiping out polytheism in the physical world led to an overabundance of evil spirits and negative energy, what happens when the same thing happens to this new world?.

Either way this would be an interesting opportunity to expand into other countries, perhaps even other continents, it's wishful thinking, but I think it would be a waste to focus only on Europe if the entire planet has been inflicted with astral creatures.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 40 release
« on: August 24, 2018, 07:46:19 PM »
Absolutely beautiful, it was kind of hard to notice at first, but having Casca's entire dream take place in black and white was an interesting touch. I really hope Miura keeps doing plot relevant covers.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 23, 2018, 05:41:48 PM »
So, Griffith and his army can quickly cover long distances using this method. It reminds me of the warrens from the Malazan series.

And I'm probably getting way ahead of myself here, but I wonder if we'll not only see existing stone circles being used like this, but also new ones built from scratch. Being able to have these structures wherever you want would be extremely useful.

I agree with this, also there are many examples of "astral gates" dotted around the world of Berserk, Godo's mine, the misty valley, the foundations of the church in Enoch. They even bring it up during the exposition on volume 39. I wouldn't be suprised if the God Hand utilise all kinds of former shrines and sacred grounds.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 22, 2018, 11:24:38 AM »
  At long last, Grunbeld from the side!

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 21, 2018, 03:44:47 PM »
Fast travel unlocked. :griffnotevil:

Elfhelm on red alert, wicker men on standby. :puck:

As others have said, this revelation solves a lot of logistical problems Griffith may face. E.g how does one send an invasion force through a world inhabited by powerful monsters to Elfhelm. And how can Griffith expand Falconia's borders without spreading his war demons thin, now we discover he can launch attacks to practically anywhere. We may even see what has become of Vritannis.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 19, 2018, 03:06:19 PM »
Ohh, i think that i didn't use the right words... I know that it will be a Griffith episode and i have no problem with that, i just want the fight to be over so that we can see Griffith talk and probably find out more about his plans.

That's likely, the highlights of the battle are over. The least that will probably happen now is the war demons will mop up survivng giants.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Dark Horse Releasing Berserk Guidebook
« on: August 18, 2018, 07:40:32 PM »
Lot of time to wait for Grunbeld's energy levels.

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