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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 339
« on: August 26, 2015, 07:31:10 PM »
Not sure I see the connection, guys.

Just a joke. 

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 339
« on: August 26, 2015, 05:42:04 PM »

Shadow Monster!  :iva:

But seriously, a cool episode.  The fight was so dynamic but the text at the bottom of that page is in a terrible place.  It took me a minute to figure out what happened there.  Someone was not paying attention when they decided to place that information right there.  I hope things work out for Rickert and Erika.  I think Rickert's skills will fit well with the Bakiraka.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 339
« on: August 26, 2015, 05:20:32 PM »
Rakshas is the smoke monster from Lost  :rakshas:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 338
« on: July 24, 2015, 06:33:22 PM »
Thanks for the link Bender! I just checked and they have more in stock. Went ahead and secured my own copy!

Cool, I imagine that they have only a few ordered on hand and once those sell they can continue to pick them up as ordered for a bit.

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Upcoming: threezero 1/6 articulated figure
« on: July 24, 2015, 03:10:14 PM »
Actually, I believe it's using silicon muscle body. It's quite popular in muscular body type these days (Hot toys Hulk, Thor figures used them.
One problem is silicon rubber has deterioration issue over time. You need to apply protective oil and don't keep the figure in bent pose too long.

Very cool.  It looks so much better than the RAH version.  No ugly joints and screw covers and over all the paint and look is consistent.  Hopefully we get a release date and maybe a look at whats next at Wonder Fest in the next few days.

Edit:  Guts made it to the WonderFest booth.

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Upcoming: threezero 1/6 articulated figure
« on: July 23, 2015, 04:21:53 PM »
Wow, it looks great.  I think I will put some money aside for this.

How is the poseability with these figures?  Do you get what you see or can you get a bit more dynamic with them?  I can't seem to find much about similar figures on youtube.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 338
« on: July 23, 2015, 04:13:05 PM »
The ruins themselves interest me quite a bit actually.  The rest of the ancient city was restored to perfect, pristine condition throughout most of Falconia and yet this one little section was left in ruin.  Could it be that this was a shrine of sorts for the old king ( :SK: ) that was left this way as a sign of disrespect.  Maybe even the remains of his old palace, if this is just a small portion.  It also must be a very remote part of Falconia as we can finally see a little beyond the city (the far off mountains in the background).  The perfect place for Rakshas to have his meeting with Rickert.  :rakshas:

Yeah the ruins interest me as well especially since everything else that we have seen is like you said, pristine and perfect.  Are they there just to give credibility to the legendary city or as a show of disrespect like you said?  Maybe it is a weakness of some kind, a possible way in or tie to the old world. 

Or it's just cool setting for a fight. :badbone:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 338
« on: July 22, 2015, 03:32:39 PM »
For anyone that wants a copy and the additional booklet, CDJapan only has a few in stock.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 338
« on: July 21, 2015, 03:52:04 PM »
Thanks for the summery!  Looks like a lot happens here.  It is so cool to see how all these characters who have been affected by Guts seem to have come together. 

I wonder if Rickert recognizes Silat?  He seems to focus on the chackram, I bet he does.  The old ruins in Falconia are interesting too.  Some actual parts unmodified or restored of the original city?

It is weird how we haven't seen anything about these for a while now. 

I think the summer Wonderfest is happening in a few days so maybe some news about them will pop up then.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 338
« on: July 09, 2015, 05:02:22 AM »
Good stuff.  I figure the recap will be like the one they put out a few years ago, an extra additional magazine that's like a Young Animal sized half volume.

Most excellent news!!

Oh, cool!  I wouldn't mind getting my hands on that either.  I'll have to figure out where I might be able to buy it, as my favorite proxy has retired.

CD Japan carries the individual Young Animal.  You just have to wait for it to be released and them to put it up for sale on their website.  It's usually up by the end of Friday.  Shipping can be expensive but it's convenient.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 338
« on: July 07, 2015, 04:01:21 PM »
And there was much rejoicing.   :ubik:  yay!

Manga Mausoleum / Re: First read through
« on: June 13, 2015, 07:17:52 PM »
I enjoy reading Berserk just as much, if not more than the first time, because I have come to appreciate it more.  There is always something new to pick up on.

Anyway, I didn't understood the second sentence. #nohate please

Basically, it's creepy, rude, and pointless to discuss Miura's death.

Creation Station / Re: Salem's Berserk AMVs
« on: June 12, 2015, 04:38:55 AM »
I really liked that Eraser video.  The shot selections and editing was fantastic.  I'm normally not a fan of AMV's but you have an eye for things.  Nice work.

Final cover for the german edition. looks pretty good

Not a fan of the font and the way they put it in a box, but still cool that it is starting to show up translated into different languages.

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 59
« on: March 12, 2015, 06:51:06 AM »
Thanks for another episode.  I was a bit surprised when Incantation mentioned that he was last on the podcast back in 2012.  Nice job on three years of content.  :ubik: Time flies.

Along with the reasons you guys mentioned, a big part of why I really enjoy the Lost Children Chapter is because we now fully understand Guts' motivation.  In the Black Swordsman Arc you get the idea something bad happened to Guts but you never knew how terrible.  With the Black Swordsman's return you can't help but cheer for him and his quest, no matter how much of a jerk he might be.  I think those feelings also have a lot to do with the popularity of that one panel of Guts grinning that you all pointed out.  When I see it at this point in the manga I can't help but grin myself and think, "Yes!  Kill them all!"

I also agree with what you said about Miura finally getting back to the Black Swordsman after he developed so much as an artist.  I think this part of the manga is filled with so many stylized and creative panels and pages that I just get the feeling that Miura really enjoyed this part of the story.

And lastly, until Griffith pointed it out, I never realized that the the young boy was on fire and that's why Guts draped his cloak over him.  It seems so obvious now but I guess I always saw the fire on him as a tuft of grass or something on the ground.

Wow great thanks for the links, why is there so many dislikes on the video though :puck: :puck: :puck: :puck: :puck:

It's an hour long video of a guy playing pachinko.  I love Berserk but even I'm having trouble watching this...

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 55
« on: December 10, 2014, 06:12:02 AM »
Great podcast as always.  This really is such a service to the community and it's good fun to hear you guys talk things through.

Just to throw something out there, Google hangouts could be an alternative to skype.  I rarely use Skype but I've had no problems with Google hangouts calls. It has some live stream recording functions and gives you a good bit of control over the way its recorded.  It is basically a free webinar service that you could use and would eliminate the need for a 3rd party on the same connection to record.  Once recorded you can download and edit it like you would now.

Here's a short video I found real quick that goes over some of it.  I have only played around with it and never used it for anything serious before but it has some nice features.  You could even make things interactive later down the road.  You could have a SkullKast circle and set event dates and people could join up and listen "live".  Maybe even allow some people to talk from time to time or just participate with the built in chat function. 

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: What Would You Ask Miura?
« on: November 20, 2014, 04:43:27 PM »
As far as I know he still works completely by hand. The "special effects", which are the work of one of his assistants, are the only thing that might possibly be added by computer, and even then I'm not sure they are.

Yeah, that is what I assume as well and why I'm interested.  If that were the case I would still be interested to know that his methods have not changed.  There were other questions in the thread about his work environment and process, maybe something along the lines of my question could be combined with them.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: What Would You Ask Miura?
« on: November 20, 2014, 03:32:23 PM »
How has the advancement and changes in technology affected the way you make Berserk over the years?  Do you use computers or other devices to aid you in your work?

I came across an artist who I was familiar with who I believe started working in the early 80's in the industry and is currently now drawing a manga completely digitally.  It got me wondering if Miura has embraced any new technology, like computers, as he has drawn Berserk over the years.  I know very little about the process of making a manga and maybe someone with more knowledge could help frame the question better, but it is something I thought would be interesting to hear since he has been working on one project for the last 20+ years.

I get my stuff from CDJapan.  Shipping is reasonable and fast and they also have a reward points program that I have been able to take advantage of a few times over the years by getting a young animal or volume for free.

Yes, a simulcast English translation like what Viz is doing with Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha would be nice.

That's the dream.  It's closer to being possible then it was a year or so ago.  Someday... :beast:

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: How did you find out about Berserk?
« on: May 02, 2014, 02:15:44 AM »
My friend had the Dreamcast game back in 2000.  I remember not really being impressed with the game, clunky controls and hard to see what you were doing at times, but the concept and Guts got my attention.  When I got cable internet about a year later, I found the fansub community on IRC and sought out the anime.  I was hooked and the manga came shortly after.

1. Is there any difference between the reprinted volumes and the older editions?  From what I've seen in online stores, there seems to be no way telling which is the older print.

The only change I am aware of is the paper stock of volume 30 is now the same as the rest.  It originally was printed on lower quality paper and was thinner because of it.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 334
« on: April 13, 2014, 04:03:41 AM »
I have not received my YA yet but saw these on Yahoo Auctions.  looks like we get more than one, pretty cool.

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