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Manga Mausoleum / Newish translation site
« on: January 09, 2002, 08:32:09 PM »

For those of you that may not know, there is a newish translation site at:

Not a lot here at present, but the translations seem quite good - that is, right the vast majority of the time.



Manga Mausoleum / Re: Vol3, chpt 4, and Vol 4
« on: November 28, 2001, 11:10:16 PM »

For the final chapter from volume 3 try my site:

As for volume 4, to the best of my knowledge this volume has not been translated.


Manga Mausoleum / Re: are you all skippin volumes or is it just me?
« on: February 16, 2002, 09:03:02 PM »

I think Wuwei is referring to translations...maybe.

Anyway, if you are referring to translations, efforts have tended to concentrate on those parts of the manga that were not covered in the anime, or were significantly different.  Thus, 1-3 and 13+ is where the majority of the effort has been going.

One last thing, the translations are the products of considerable effort - to the best of my knowledge none of the translators that have worked on Berserk could be said to be fluent in both English and Japanese ... excluding, of course, Ranemaka's sensei.

Hope that helps,


PS  Should add that unless Yong decides to keep going, there's unlikely to be even reasonable English translations for volumes 7-11 anytime soon.

Site & Forum News / Re: Biggest Change Ever...
« on: November 01, 2001, 08:40:53 PM »

The puritans closed the thatres in 1642.

'Paradise Lost' was first published in 1667.


Site & Forum News / Re: Biggest Change Ever...
« on: November 01, 2001, 08:36:50 PM »

Just in case you don't, 'Paradise Lost', was written by John Milton and first published in 1642.  It is one of _the_ classic pieces of English literature.

Who knows, perhaps good Paradise sees himself as Milton saw forlorn Satan!  There is, afterall, certainly something devilish about the way he uses smiley faces and ...


Current Episodes / Re: Episode 193
« on: January 03, 2002, 11:11:26 PM »

<Even valued women like the princess are just symbols of status for men to pursue.>

A personification of the very castle or kingdom itself, you could say.  Beyond that, Kenoh-sama, you're comments were spot on, and certainly worth the read.


Current Episodes / Re: Episode 193
« on: January 03, 2002, 12:51:13 AM »

Puella, whilst I think you're being a bit harsh on Casca, I do agree that Luca was a wonderful character - smart, strong, and caring, amongst other things.  I for one wouldn't mind seeing her, or someone like her, back in the story.


Current Episodes / Re: Episode 193
« on: January 01, 2002, 06:21:06 PM »

The only problem is, with what Guts will be up against, I'm not sure that even that arsenal would be enough.

The fey folk seem to be a counterpart to God Hand and the malign spirits of the dead.  At the very least, they seem to have some degree of influence over the last mentioned - warding wise.  Will be interesting to see if they can't do 'something nice' for Guts.


Current Episodes / Re: Episode 193
« on: December 31, 2001, 07:43:05 PM »

I might be jumping the gun a bit here, but is there any chance that Guts and Co might pick up a few pals or abilities in Alfheim!?

The above being said, I can't help but think that by the time Guts returns Griffiths greater Midland will be a reality.  Leaving Griffith's apostle as regional governors.  If so, it should make things a little easier for Guts' band.

All too hard to tell at this early stage, really.


Current Episodes / Re: Episode 196
« on: February 23, 2002, 08:27:18 AM »
Hi Guys,

Slightly off topic, but I was wondering whether 'Elfhelm' or 'Elfhelm' are 'official', for lack of a better word?

Oh, and if not, I'd be inclined to rely on THE PROSE EDDA and go for Alfheim (or Elfhelm) myself.


Current Episodes / Re: Episode 197
« on: March 09, 2002, 11:11:58 PM »

<"Watashi wa anata ni wa shinde itadakitai to omotte imasu"

He's saying that he'd prefer to have Guts dead, I believe... not that he wants to die for Guts. ^_^ >

Literally, it'd be something along the lines of:
"I am thing that I want to receive the favour (from you) of your death."

The above being said, I'd probably translate the offending line as "I'm thinking I'd rather you were dead." So, pretty much what Master Graywords suggested.

No doubt Olivier, or Ranemaka or Cronus perhaps, will enlighten us if we're all wrong.


Current Episodes / Re: Episode 199
« on: April 16, 2002, 08:32:04 AM »

<it's not by mean, but i would like to precise that fantasy and fantastic are not the same : fantastic is about strange events in a normal world, with fantasy the décor is modeled too.>

Nah!  This is just an example of steps that were taken in the 20th Century to continually sub-classify streams of fiction.  Fantasy, science-fiction, dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, lost world, science-fantasy, high fantasy, low fantasy etc - once they were all fantasy (much earlier 'Romances'), featured in the pages of magazines such as FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES etc.  Now, you're not writing fantasy unless there's dwarves, elves and dragons.  

To hell with the barriers, I say.  



Current Episodes / Re: Episode 199
« on: April 15, 2002, 12:21:11 PM »

As as been mentioned previously, Berserk has always been a fantasy.  The issue, if there is one, seems to be over just what sort of fantasy Berserk is.  

On my own web-site, I describe Berserk as a 'dark' fantasy, which is probably as good as description as any; though I doubt whether it is necessary or desirable to sub-classify the fantastic.  Anyway, despite the perceived changes, I can't see that I would now go back and change that description.  Elves, trolls, dragons etc are not necessarily bright, fluffy or lame.  In fact, the first two mentioned feature prominantly in Poul Anderson's classic THE BROKEN SWORD, and there's not too many darker tales than that.  Besides it's not as though this is the first change that Berserk has went through - the Black Swordsman/Retribution tales (very much Sword and Sorcery) are of a significantly different tone than those set around Guts's time with the Hawks.

Just as a matter of curiosity, to what extent is 'Witchy-Poo' responsible for this perceived undesirable change in tone!?  Personally, I don't know what to make of her.  But, I'm certainly more than happy to sit back and see just how Miura develops her.  Beyond that, I'm also interested to see just what her magic involves.  From what Olivier has already pointed out, it looks as though Miura might have been doing a bit of research on The Golden Dawn.

Anyway, I doubt that I've added anything of any significance to the conversation, so...



Site & Forum News / Re: Hi, i'd just like to know...
« on: July 03, 2002, 11:51:01 PM »
No, you've done nothing wrong ^_^.  

The guys, myself included, were just somewhat surprised at your use of smileys; some may even say excessive use, but that's a personal preference thing I suspect.


Site & Forum News / Re: Hi, i'd just like to know...
« on: July 03, 2002, 07:52:54 PM »
Can't say that I've ever ordered from Canada, but Acclimate have been more than up to the task of getting orders here to Australia in a timely fashion, so...

Re your other questions, see the Volume 23 thread.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Chinese readers come here!
« on: July 12, 2002, 09:49:28 PM »
Many Chinese language and English capable individuals whether here in Oz or elsewhere, so this is useful info indeed and you were right to post it here - even if your speil does make it sound as though you work for the company ;-).


Speculation Nation / Re: griffith's followers
« on: July 12, 2002, 10:17:38 PM »
Yep, new apostles reall powerful but, who knows, by the time Guts comes across them one, two, perhaps all but Zodd may be other than with Griffith - in a physical sense (divide and conquer!).

Personally, I'm a bit reluctant to make any assessments as to the relative power of each of the individuals concerned.  Afterall, how many forms might each have!?

Does make you wonder though, how the new crop compare to the likes of Rochine, The Count, and Wyld.


Manga Mausoleum / Re: was Mazgus an apostel or really a devoted serv
« on: July 19, 2002, 07:42:23 AM »
Was there a Beherit-Apostle anywhere near them perchance!?

Manga Mausoleum / Re: was Mazgus an apostel or really a devoted serv
« on: July 19, 2002, 01:21:25 AM »
I think the key here is that Mozgus, like his followers, thought that God, not the Beherit-Apostle, had made him an angel - Mozgus, as with 'the great devil' (Satyr-Demi Apostle), seems to have been none to aware as to what caused his tranformation.

As Walt says, Mozgus, still being Mozgus, continued to protect 'his flock'.

On a bit of an aside, where's Olivier when you need him!?  I'm sure that he could dismiss all of these queries with a few short words... ;)

Speculation Nation / Re: Where did the apostels come from???
« on: July 19, 2002, 01:11:27 AM »
Re the apostles, we only really know whats in the manga!!!!!!  ;)

Now, getting beyond the blatantly obvious.  What constitutes a lot!? 10, 100, 1000, 10,000...!?  Even if the later figure were factored in, considered world wide, I would not think that a large sum.

As for the prominence of apostles now, blame it on Griffith.  Well, that and that fact that seeing apostles in other than humanoid form usually equates with death.

As for power levels, I have no idea how this works out.  Some apostles are - or at least seem to be - tougher than others, but why this is so, I have no idea at all.


Speculation Nation / Re: Where did the apostels come from???
« on: July 16, 2002, 10:57:14 PM »
No, Void and company are referred to as angels on numerous occassions throughout the manga whether by Guts himself or by the apostles.

Re 'Desire's Guardian Angels', to the best of my knowledge this title only features in the manga as just that, a chapter title for episodes 3-8 from the manga - Desire's Guardian Angels 1-6.  


Current Episodes / Re: Episode 203
« on: June 27, 2002, 06:53:49 PM »

Now that I think about it, the existence of some form of active spell casting system in the Berserk universe should have pointed out right away that magical (extraordinary) weapons/items - other than beherit - were not too far around the corner.

Like many others, I'm sure, I can't help but feel a little uneasy at some of the recent developments.  Ah well! I'm not giving up on Miura yet.


Current Episodes / Re: Episode 205
« on: August 23, 2002, 05:35:06 AM »

First to be able to show some appreciation for a change!

Thank you Puella for sharing this episode with us - and for doing all the work it takes to do so.


Current Episodes / Re: Volume 23
« on: July 04, 2002, 10:51:35 PM »
Money could also be saved by only ordering those translations that are needed - why buy 1-3, 12-13, and 22 when theses are aailable on the web!?

Re bank transfers, to the best of my knowledge they're called bank transfers.

Re international money orders, you pay the post office in your own currency - the exact ammount will depend on the exchange rate, obviously.  


Current Episodes / Re: Volume 23
« on: July 03, 2002, 11:54:42 PM »
Well, Eirias is planning to translate 23, much as he did with 22.  Mind you, that's quite a big job so ... we'll just have to wait and see.

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