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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 40 release
« on: July 14, 2018, 11:12:20 AM »
If a single volume in Berserk's publication history deserves to have Casca on the cover, it's this one. I think seeing her as she opens her eyes, lucid at last, would be amazing. Having her in her elfin princess dress would also be great.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 40 release
« on: July 12, 2018, 12:08:32 PM »
Thank you for the heads up. I do am wondering if we'll get a 6 episodes volume or a 7 episodes.

Six episodes would be really really short. It would only amount to 131 pages of content, versus 172 pages for volume 39 (with 8 episodes). For reference volume 35 had 196 pages of content with 9 episodes, and volume 34 had 216 pages of material with 10 episodes.

I guess seven episodes is doable, but this trend is starting to get annoying. The number of pages can't just keep going down indefinitely. I also don't see why the release date can't just be in November if September is too tight.

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Oniri Creations - Berserk line
« on: July 05, 2018, 08:57:54 PM »
Showed up on Reddit today.

Looks pretty good. Can't imagine the cost though.

Damn man. This incident was already a tragedy and this makes it even worse.

This is some really sad, revoltingly misguided shit from a murderous loser who obviously isn't even familiar with the Brand as it is depicted in Berserk. But he unintentionally got one thing right: the "branded" people were the good guys, and he was the evil fiend.

I am new to this site (somewhat) and I'll search for those interviews and comments he made right away.

The bolded parts in my post are links, so you don't have to search.

This is something that I kind of dislike on the internet nowadays. They grab whatever random piece of information and begin to flood the internet with memes or fake news regarding that. Probably teenagers with their bad sense of humor.

Yes, indeed.

Does anyone have more information regarding Kentaro Miura?

There is a significant amount of information available on our website about Miura.

That includes a growing list of all the comments he's made in Young Animal, his response to the letter we sent him in 2009, his interview in the Illustrations File artbook (1996), an interview he did for the guidebook in 2016, an interview he did about Star Wars in 2015, an interview in manga form made in 2016, a little comic he drew about his life in the late nineties, an interview he gave in 2002 for the release of the TV series on DVD, an interview he gave after winning the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Award...

There's a bunch more that either haven't been translated or haven't been accurately translated and that I'm therefore not going to link. As you can see though, it's not like there's a dearth of information about him.

All I've seen are 2 or 3 black and white pictures of him, and if I am correct, that he graduated in fine arts, but I'm not sure.

There are a few pictures of him that were taken over the years. Those that usually circulate on the web were taken in the early nineties by fans who visited him and were published in unofficial fan publications. Here's one below:

Some more were taken when he was awarded the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Award in 2002.

There's been a couple more since then, taken with fans, like this one from 2003:

And that he also have made 2 or 3 mangas in the past, like Miuranger, and Noa.

"Miuranger" is just something he did as a kid, it wasn't published. He did two short stories who won prizes and were published in magazines: Futatabi and NOA. He's also collaborated with writer Buronson on three one shots that can be purchased as tankōbons: Oh-roh (Wolf King), Oh-roh den (Legend of the Wolf King), and Japan. Aside from that he's released another one shot in recent years called Gigantomakhia.

Does he have hobbies? I know in the past it emerged that he liked playing Idol Master, but where did this information come from? I think it is quite clear that he likes RPGs tho, and that he must read a lot, old masters like Shakespeare and such.

Sure he's got hobbies like everyone else. Movies, video games, books, TV series... To know more about them I suggest reading his comments in Young Animal. As for the game Idolmaster, he's made a couple comments about it around 10 years ago and some folks got carried away with it. There's not much to it. I wrote an explainer about this in 2009 that I recommend you. Nothing's changed about it since then.

But is he married? Does he have kids?

He is not married nor has kids as far as we know.

Where does he live?

In Tokyo, Japan.

Can he live only from the ($$$) income of Berserk?


News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: June 20, 2018, 09:48:10 AM »
Why a 19-year-old Bitcoin millionaire built a working Dr. Octopus suit.

Haha boy, this is basically just one long puff piece for Finman.

Character Cove / Re: Level of physical appeal between apostles
« on: June 20, 2018, 09:40:36 AM »
Why is Chris Hemsworth more handsome than some gross dude in the subway? Why is Beyoncé more talented than some random girl who really loves to sing? Why is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stronger than the average guy?

Same thing for apostles. Different individuals have different characteristics. Some are prettier, some are more talented. That's how it goes.

Speculation Nation / Re: Casca's Role in the Future
« on: June 18, 2018, 12:43:35 AM »
Heyyy i believe a stumbled upon a fic you wrote on tumblr under the same name!

I've never posted on tumblr so that just can't be. Maybe someone usurped my name, though.

I believe that she could beat the shit out of Silat<3. I hope for a rematch in their eventual meeting.

Hahaha, I don't know about that. Silat's pretty good...

Speculation Nation / Re: Casca's Role in the Future
« on: June 17, 2018, 05:37:22 PM »
I'm sure that Casca's healing aint for nothing, right? One of the things that made me love her is the fact that she lead the Hawks for one whole year while being hunted by the effin Midland army 24/7. [...] I mean, she must be one hell of a strategist (is that what you call 'em?).

Yes, Casca was a great leader.

I can imagine Casca playing a big role as a commander of an army that they will somehow gather.

Yep, I have speculated as much in the past. Even without raising an army, she could make a big difference for the group.

Would it be possible for me to make a lump sum?

Sure is! Here's the PayPal link.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: June 15, 2018, 06:35:39 AM »
Playing Killer7 finally. It's such an insane and cool looking game. It took a bit to get used to the controls but I'm really enjoying it. I should have checked it out waaay earlier since I loved No More Heroes 1 and 2.

Yeah Killer7 is Sudo51's masterpiece, not sure he'll ever top it.

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 15, 2018, 06:34:12 AM »
I'm much more interested in the details of this article:

Oh, very nice. That does indeed look like a very promising evolution of the Souls series' relatively "rough" gameplay (because it was inspired by Monster Hunter's, where the core mechanic is dodging attacks and going for big hits on weak spots :iva:). I'm quite eager to get my hands on it.

Video Games / Re: E3 2018 Reactions
« on: June 14, 2018, 01:47:51 PM »
I'm surprised to see you guys couldn't get into the Witcher. I'm curious if you actually tried playing any of the games and it wouldn't stick, or if the theme simply couldn't stir your interest enough.

I played something like 5 hours of The Witcher 1. At some point there was a bunch of side quests to do and the main quest required to gather some stuff as well and I don't know, I just wasn't that interested. Haven't tried the sequels. Not dead set against it, just got enough games to play as it is and little time to do it.

Video Games / Re: E3 2018 Reactions
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:36:08 PM »
Alright, I'm going to be the lamer who liked (almost) everything. Here are the titles I'm likely to buy at some point, listed in some vague and probably not very accurate order of excitement.

Resident Evil 2
Cyberpunk 2077
Doom Eternal
The Last of Us Part II
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Death Stranding
Ghost of Tsushima
Metro Exodus
Ori 2
Rage 2
Prey & Wolfenstein 2 (yeah I haven't played these yet because Zenimax' lawsuit against Oculus annoyed me)

Also, it wasn't revealed at E3 proper, but I'm pretty pumped about Stormland (VR game for the Rift) and somewhat intrigued by Déraciné (PSVR game by From Software).

-Cyberpunk — Despite unsuccessfully developing any interest in any of the Witcher games, I'm very interested in this one, and it had an incredible trailer.

I could never get into the Witcher and strangely the trailer didn't really wow me, but the private demo they're showing is apparently mindblowing, so I'm hyped nevertheless.

Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: June 12, 2018, 06:26:48 AM »
The RE2 remake looks pretty neat. Scratching that nostalgic itch.

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 11, 2018, 05:32:24 PM »
This concept is already present in pretty much all the Souls games and also Bloodborne

Not really. In the Souls games, when you die you respawn elsewhere and have to fight your way back and restart the battle from scratch. But in this trailer, the character is revived on the spot and is shown striking the big fat guy from behind as he walks away. Now it might just be clever editing and maybe it'll work differently in the game, but the name ("Shadows Die Twice") suggests otherwise, which is what Griffith was remarking on and is what prompted that comment of mine.

the protagonist from Sekiro kinda resembles Manji [...] the primitive prosthetic augmentation/technology idea [...] the setting [...]

Yeah sure, that also factors into it.

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 11, 2018, 07:30:21 AM »
The most interesting wrinkle though was the whole "you won't die easily" :ganishka: twist and how they'll incorporate that. Something akin to the death mechanic in Braid? Will you literally die twice? Whatever it is it was a neat switch to see you as the ressurecting "monster" and it'll either be a very cool mechanic or a very underwhelming non-factor and more a narrative device.

It gave me vibes from "Blade of the Immortal", actually. The idea that you face an enemy, get wiped out, but you rise again and this time you know its tricks... and can prevail.

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 10, 2018, 09:18:09 PM »
Sekiro looks damn good. Would it make more sense to merge this with the Ni-Oh thread though?  :troll:

Haha, I hesitated between this and the Bloodborne thread actually, because the gameplay looks like it's even more dynamic than Bloodborne's (a good thing if you ask me). But yeah, they must have been pissed when Ni-Oh was announced, it kinda stole their thunder. I've yet to play it, so maybe I'll do them back to back to compare. :iva:

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 10, 2018, 09:05:37 PM »
Here's the trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the new From Software game:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: May 31, 2018, 05:39:05 PM »
Miura's comment, courtesy of Puella:

I've explained more than enough to the young manager about the charms of narration. ( ̄3 ̄)

** In Japanese the word for "narration" and "explanation" is the same, so the comment is funny.

Video Games / Re: Atari VCS
« on: May 30, 2018, 03:09:27 PM »
You made a mistake.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Overview of Berserk's episodic releases
« on: May 28, 2018, 05:32:27 AM »
Oooh, that's nifty! I need that to help me keep track of my YA collection.

That's why I originally made it. :slan:

Just a question of clarification, Young Animal's 01 issue of the printed year hit the stands during the second Friday of the December of the year before, right?

Yeah, the cover date is always ahead of the actual release date by one increment.

Also out of curiosity, was Revenge 16: Golden Age (#8) never published in Animal House? Was it added in Volume 5's publication?

Good question. I forgot to be honest. I would need to check, but as you can imagine information dating back from that era is hard to come by.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Overview of Berserk's episodic releases
« on: May 27, 2018, 08:12:57 PM »
People seem more interested in Berserk's prepublication schedule than ever, so I figured I might as well share this resource I made for myself some years ago. I'll update it from time to time.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: May 23, 2018, 03:36:25 PM »
Do you think that with the resolution of this battle, that we have a change on PoV for next episode? I know that Miura likes to show a little bit of action regularly so maybe this Griffith battle was a way of getting some of that in before flipping back to a mountain of Guts and Casca dialogue?

Nah, that wouldn't make sense. Like I said in the previous thread, this battle is merely a cool introduction to something else. You should expect there to be at least a few episodes from Griffith's side before switching back.

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