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Berserk Anime / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 7
« on: August 13, 2016, 05:16:47 AM »
Best episode so far for me.  Team Isidro & Puck were very entertaining (omg that Isidro "near-death leap" scene had me rolling!) and their characters are finally being developed more which REALLY needed to happen.  Glad to see they showed Puck's healing capabilities in this ep too.  Bout damn time.  Also, Luca is definitely leaving a memorable mark in this adaptation which I'm happy about since she is a great side character in the manga.  But what takes the cake for me is that last panel with Guts in front and Casca behind him (y'all know!)... one of my FAVORITE and memorable moments from the manga.  It had so much impact on me when I read it originally, and considering how several emotional scenes in the anime have fallen a bit flat thus far, I was worried how they were going to adapt this scene.  But personally, I really felt this one hit it right on the money.  I loved it so much!  I re-watched it twice!

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Creation Station / Re: Theoden's 3D Sculpts
« on: August 10, 2016, 03:23:15 AM »
Thank you!! For the pose my thanks to Derek, that's thanks to him I decided to with this pose  :void:

No, thanks to YOU my dream is coming true!  I love you man <3  :casca:

And wow this is looking SOOO GOOD.  It's exactly like the manga.  Perfect.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: August 04, 2016, 07:17:40 PM »
Some HQ screenshots and renders of the latest scans here.

I'M LOVING THIS!!!

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: 2016 Berserk album from Susumu Hirasawa
« on: August 02, 2016, 05:07:03 PM »
HAI YEEEEEE!!!!  THANKS FOR THIS!  I get push notifications for Hirasawa's twitter but I never bother to translate them lolol.  This is great news!

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Berserk Merchandise / Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
« on: August 02, 2016, 03:11:46 AM »
Thanks for the heads up Ahmetal.  1/4th!  Wow.  Gonna be huge!  I posted a few suggestions on the FB thread.

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Berserk Anime / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 5
« on: July 30, 2016, 06:22:49 PM »
I think this adaptation is finally coming along.  The last 2 eps have been solid, and everything is just starting to flow.  The clang sounds have been pretty much removed and I wonder if it was an intentional change because Godot fixed up the DS.  If this is the case, at least there was some purpose for them to have such a loud and obnoxious DS sound for the first 3 eps, so that we can feel and hear the change of the DS after Godot did his thing.  So if here on out the SFX are like ep 5, I will be much relieved!  As each ep passes, there is less and less that takes me out of the moment and I'm really starting to get down with this anime (aside from ep 3 where everything was pretty much horrible).

Also really pleased with Luca so far.  I always liked her in the manga, and cool to see her come to life in the anime.  The Guts fight with the Bakiraka was enjoyable and looked pretty good in my eyes.  Loved the Puck & Isidro moments  as I found the humor to translate well.  Casca's voice is still TBD for me, so I'm crossing my fingers for that.  The multiple uses and appropriate timing of Susumu's song was very welcomed to my ears!  However, they did use that song a lot this ep.  I hope it doesn't get to the point where it's overused.  Lastly, the ep preview looks epic as hell, so I'm super excited for ep 6!

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Berserk Anime / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 4
« on: July 27, 2016, 04:44:52 AM »
Was out of town until yesterday so finally got to see episode 4!  And happy to say this is definitely my favorite episode so far.  Felt a lot of nostalgia and I stayed emotionally connected throughout the first half.  I also quite enjoyed the introduction of Mozgus and the torturers.  The killings were pretty brutal and the animation looked good to me.  I enjoyed the pacing of this one too.  Unlike episode 3, there were finally moments to breathe and take in the story.  Really hope the rest of the series keeps improving like this one.

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Berserk Anime / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 3
« on: July 16, 2016, 06:45:03 AM »
I was really excited about episode 3 because the producer said Miura wrote it top to bottom... but I'm with most of you here on this one... I cannot believe Miura wrote this.  I just can't.  Maybe the over extended monologue on meat meat meat would work across several panels of a manga, but in anime form it definitely dragged on for too long.  And apart from that, I really felt like this ep didn't leave any moments to take a breath and absorb what was happening.  Or more so, it didn't allow the characters (namely Farnese) to absorb what was happening.  So on the story telling and pacing aspect of this episode, I was disappointed.

Also... I didn't want the sword clang to bother me (I've been able to tolerate it in eps 1 and 2)... but when it cut through the ghosts and still clanged... it pissed me off.  It makes no logical sense.  Yes, it didn't make much logical sense when it cut through Colette in ep 1, but here in ep 3, it's just undeniably ridiculous.

The lack of seeing Guts and Puck relationship build organically is also starting to weigh heavy on me.  It didn't feel right to me this time.

As for any parts that I did like about the episode... I actually liked the scene between Guts, Farnese, and Serpico.  Pretty annoyed it was covered up by the credits (if they were short on running time they should have cut part of the meat monologue), but I just really enjoyed seeing those 3 characters banter with each other.  Also, this episode I didn't think about the music at all, which is a good thing.  Maybe I got used to hearing the music cues, but I felt the music didn't overpower or distract from any scene this time around.  I also enjoyed the hounds.  I thought they looked cool (cgi wise) and were pretty terrifying.

But all in all, this was my least favorite ep so far, while ep 2 was the best.  But ep 4 from the preview looks hopeful, and I'm glad to see that Casca is dark-skinned again.  Really hope things improve~

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Berserk Merchandise / Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
« on: July 13, 2016, 07:09:10 PM »
I've seen some of their work, but I haven't really followed them much.  Here is their website and fb page.
http://www.prime1studio.co.jp/shop/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/Prime1Studio/

I'm all for new companies taking on Berserk figures, so can't wait to see what they do!

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Creation Station / Re: Berserk tabletop game miniatures
« on: July 12, 2016, 03:52:59 PM »
Wow Ilyas.  I'm really impressed so far!  I can't wait to see future updates.  And that diorama looks quite intriguing too.  Keep us posted! :ubik:

PS Your diorama just gave me the idea of the fountain scene with Griff/Charlotte up top and Guts/Casca looking up from the bottom of the stairs.  Shoot that would be amazing!

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Berserk Anime / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 2
« on: July 11, 2016, 02:04:38 PM »
Stumbled upon this.  A panel / shot comparison between ep 2 and the manga: http://imgur.com/a/REJg0

Also, in regards to the ep, I was pretty pleased with ep 2!  Farnese/Serpico/Azan were so fun to watch.  Farnese and Serpico pretty much act and sound how I imagine they would early on in the series.  I enjoyed the flashback integration too, though turned off by Casca's whitening.  Hopefully it's just a flashback stylistic choice and maybe when they show her in present time it'll be different... we'll see.  I liked most of the music cues this time around, except for the one where it was a bunch of whispers.  Of course, hearing Susumu's song was super awesome!  He's the best!  Pacing felt good, and yeah, definitely had more of a focus over the first episode.  I'm realllly pumped for ep 3 especially after hearing about Miura's involvement.  Overall, just getting pretty excited to see how this series pans out!

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: July 06, 2016, 07:27:15 PM »
:schnoz: would beat both of them!

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Alright guys seriously this isn't a PC rig thread. This conversation should take place in Shootin' the Breeze.

LOL, I logged in to see there were 12 replies on this post and I was like "uh oh this new statue is either really cool or absolutely horrid and overpriced" but yeah, saw it was PC talk, hahah.  Anyways, as for your original question, I'll bet it's gonna be another statue in their 1/5th line, so I'll guess 160,000 yen.

What I'm hoping for is a new character but I won't be holding me breath!  Also and whatever it is, it will still be overpriced. :puck:

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Berserk Anime / Re: Berserk (2016) Premiere Poll
« on: July 02, 2016, 07:45:14 AM »
I posted my thoughts in the main thread here, but I voted for "A few problems, but enjoyable."  Although I enjoyed it quite a bit, so my exact feeling would be more like "A few problems, but enjoyable!" (with an exclamation! heh).

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Berserk Anime / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 02, 2016, 07:39:20 AM »
Again, I'm in the minority here (haha), but I enjoyed the episode!  I found the art style and shading to be really cool actually, and I stated several posts back that I didn't like the way they looked in the trailer.  But seeing it in the context of the entire episode, I felt it made the show look really unique with a slight old school vibe.  As for the CG elements, in the same way, it gave the show a different a unique look, and I think it worked well in certain scenes, especially with super natural elements.

I also thought they did a great job with capturing Puck's image and personality.  The voice actor did a terrific job imo.  I laughed at all the funny Puck moments, and then got all emotional during the more somber parts.  It was cool to finally see!

The pacing felt fast, but not too fast.  I'll have to revisit this though, as the series runs on.  I think it was a good establishing episode.

Lastly, the music.  Susumu Hirasawa all day every day for me.  So naturally, I wasn't too crazy about some of the music cues.  But it didn't distract me, for which I'm glad.  I remember during the Eclipse / Casca scene in movie 3 of the trilogy... there was this intense piano solo that came in that was just too much for me.  That took me out of the moment and I wish they could have just kept it alone during that crucial scene.  Fortunately, the soundtrack in ep 1 didn't botch any scenes for me.  On the flip side, it didn't add much either, so I'm hoping this is something that the show will improve on in future eps.

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Berserk Anime / 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 01, 2016, 01:31:20 PM »
And it's out! http://www.crunchyroll.com/berserk/episode-1-the-branded-swordsman-714981

Note: Looks like there is a 1 week holdback for free users.

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Berserk Anime / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: July 01, 2016, 04:35:46 AM »
You guys know they have promotional coupons for a free month, right?

Nope, haha.  It's no biggie though.  It's only $6.95 a month and first 2 weeks are free.  Anyways, it's more important for me to show my support to Berserk as much as I can.  As most streaming companies go, they will be tracking what shows premium users watch first (ie what they signed up for).  So I'm all for it.

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Berserk Anime / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: June 30, 2016, 09:20:59 PM »
I paid my premium on Crunchyroll yesterday  :serpico:

Just paid for mine an hour ago! Can't wait!

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: June 23, 2016, 05:55:47 PM »
The gameplay looks good so far!  And the screenshots only make me more excited!  To play while wearing the Armor is gonna be nuts!!!  Also, I'm sososo excited to play as  :schierke:!  I wonder if there will be a co-op mode?  Can you imagine, Guts + Schierke!  I know Hyrule Warriors has co-op...

On a side note... I wonder if we will finally get to see/play a Golden Age Bakiraka + Wyald.  That escape would be really fun to play.  I remember that one chase level in the Dreamcast game was awesome.

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As more and more info surfaces for this game, I am getting insanely excited for this.  And though they haven't released a US or non-Japanese street date, we could always import the game on 9/21 too since the PS4 is region free I believe!  Play-Asia already has preorder links.

I do hope though, when they release the US or European version, they have the options for Japanese audio / English subs.  Really curious about how they will incorporate all these different cut scenes.  Can't wait for gameplay vids!!!

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Berserk Anime / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: June 10, 2016, 02:30:43 PM »
Super excited to see new footage!  Here are my thoughts:

- So awesome to see Casca, Mozgus and co in the promo image.  PUMPED.
- Loved hearing the narrators voice at the end.  It brought me back!
- Fav part of the trailer was Farnese and Guts on the horse.  I will be okay with the lack of nipples.  There was a lack of Griffith's pecker in the 97 anime lol.
- 9mm song is okay for me.  Sounds generic to me, but I don't really follow much JRock.  Also, the opening isn't too key for me.  I'm more interested to hear the full Susumu song as well as the actual in-anime soundtrack.  That will definitely have more of an impact of my viewing enjoyment.
- The cross hatching for the shadows are a bit overdone in my opinion.  It looks good in some scenes, but seems unnecessary in others.  Maybe it's a matter of getting used to.  As of now though, judging from this trailer, I think it would have looked better without it.  But we'll see.
- The CG animation looks okay to me.  I have never been too sensitive on this topic though.
- My biggest concern here, however, is what will happen to the Lost Children arc.  I love all the arcs in Berserk, but will sorely miss LC if it's omitted.  I hope that's not the case!!!

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Berserk Merchandise / Re: Casca - 1/7 Dotou No Tonosama painted
« on: June 10, 2016, 01:33:04 AM »
Welcome Bony!!! And wow, thank you so much for sharing.  I haven't seen a paint up of this kit in YEARS!  She looks adorable!  Haha.  Especially in the last picture where it's a close up of Casca's face.  Very nice and clean paint job.  Do you own the other Dotou kits as well?

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"Yeah so we've got some leftover stock we need to get rid of, so here's some $0.5 glass beads we're pretending are gem stones. We can't be bothered to set them in the sockets or adapt the statue though so figure it out yourself."

 :ganishka: :ganishka: :ganishka: :ganishka: :ganishka: :ganishka:

My thoughts exactly.

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Awesome!!  Thanks thedigitalsin.

(Unfortunately, I made the wrong decision of looking at this thread at work, LOLOL.)

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