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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: September 20, 2016, 11:21:19 PM »
Keep in mind all Musou games have a Free Mode where you can swap characters in different scenarios, it could also be that.

Playing as Femto is ridiculous in the good way.  :femto: Silly sure, but sounds fun.

Well we already know Guts and Zodd make the perfect team. Maybe Guts and Femto can put their differences aside to kill the army of trolls threatening local villages  :ganishka:

Berserk Anime / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 12
« on: September 20, 2016, 08:04:00 PM »
By the third episode this had plummeted through the realms of bad adaption and just became bad story. Was there anything this show got right? The pacing was atrocious, the character's butchered and every single scene was dulled by completely soulless animation.

I'd say what made me somewhat happy was Isidro and Puck's screen time together. Their voice actors did a great job and together they made a great pair to get a laugh or smile out of me.

But yes, other than that it was a rather disappointing journey.

Current Episodes / Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
« on: September 20, 2016, 07:45:47 PM »
I don't mind this upcoming hiatus. He's given so much these past few months that have exceeded what I thought would happen during this period in time. He was very straight to the point.

I'm happy enough that 347 is coming and could reveal game-changing information for us. This hiatus will give us plenty of time to discuss and theorize, until which I'm sure will be even more amazing plot changing episodes to come soon after.

Berserk 2017 better do well to fill in my Berserk gap. I haven't lost too much hope in it yet. Plus the musou game will be out that time too :guts:

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 79
« on: September 19, 2016, 02:24:49 AM »
Perfect! :ubik:

I needed something to listen to before my work opens tomorrow morning! Thanks guys, can't wait to listen to what I'm sure will be humorous and filled with anger and cringe-worthy moments from the anime.

Berserk Anime / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: September 19, 2016, 01:25:10 AM »
Vinland Saga is not dark fantasy, its historical fiction
I'll have to take back what I said and agree with you on that one. I suppose just Claymore and Attack on Titan (slightly) would fit the dark fantasy genre out of the ones listed. :farnese:

the western market is much more saturated when it comes to fantasy in general.
I guess my main point is just because the West has a larger audience in the fantasy scene and a higher budget towards their films, doesn't mean it would do a Japanese anime/manga franchise justice (Dragonball Evolution).

Japan already has the right tools they need and have a strong potential for a proper Berserk anime. Unfortunately their execution and planning need more direction that can keep the fan base happy, while also accomplishing fluid animations, story, and music that doesn't seem to jump from scene-to-scene, leaving most people confused and asking themselves, "What were they trying to do here?"

Berserk Anime / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: September 18, 2016, 10:41:19 PM »
Dark Fantasy is hardly a Japanese genre.

Attack on Titan, Hellsing, Claymore, Vinland Saga. These are just the most well known, but there are plenty of others.

America should honestly work on their own shows and not worry about Berserk, especially a live action adaptation :magni:

Let's not forget about Dragonball Evolution.

Berserk Anime / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: September 18, 2016, 12:54:18 AM »
An American adaptation would frankly be of higher interest to me than another Japanese one.

Why would an American made Berserk adaptation be of higher interest to you?

Berserk Anime / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 12
« on: September 17, 2016, 12:43:43 PM »
A disappointing finale from a disappointing anime adaption. What a crazy roller coaster this season put me through. With everything they did in season 1, I hope for season 2 they learned that there were some large issues in the direction and execution from this season. I'm not expecting much from the next season. If there is anything I'm looking forward to, is seeing the Qliphoth, the relationship growth between the characters in Guts' party, and Guts donning the Berserker armor. Keeping my fingers crossed for better animation and episode storyboards!

But for now...

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: What kind of Berserk apparel do you own?
« on: September 16, 2016, 01:44:18 AM »
From another standpoint I have a skull knight wallet that I bought from amazon which has been very good in terms of durability and my tattoo sleeve.  I would love a hat sometime but the selection I find for the most part is always unofficial and sub par to say the least.

Holy crap a Skull Knight Wallet??? I want one :carcus:

Nice! You have a berserk sleeve tattoo? What specifically do you have on it? I personally have the Guts brand on my neck, and have been considering starting more Berserk tattoos on my arms. The problem is finding a talented enough artist that can trace and shade Miura's art at a reasonable price $$$ :magni:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: What are you drinking? (general liquid thread)
« on: September 16, 2016, 01:37:20 AM »
Pyramid Curve Ball Blonde Ale


Character Cove / Re: Each Character in one word
« on: September 16, 2016, 01:26:55 AM »
Puck: Sensei

Isidro: Grasshopper

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: September 15, 2016, 08:13:52 PM »
I have to say, these cut-scenes look unbelievable. As in beautiful :judo:. After witnessing Berserk 2016, my eyes are overwhelmed with joy.

I'm anticipating this game even more. February can't come any sooner.

"The Dragon Killer"

Hopefully we don't see it translated to "The Killer of Dragons" in the English release

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: September 14, 2016, 07:53:36 PM »
You might also be interested in the podcasts we recorded around that time, where we reviewed each issue as they came out. It's Eps 38-44.

Thanks! I'll have to check them out

And yes it was nicer reading it all in one sitting. Easier to comprehend what was actually going on and flowed a lot smoother. The "nectar" thing still gets me though :isidro:

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Friend wants to know where to read the berserk manga
« on: September 14, 2016, 01:09:04 AM »
You can buy a used, good quality copy of Volume 1 on Amazon for ~$8.00 ($4.00 originally + 3-4 dollars extra for shipment). Can't go wrong with that :guts:

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: September 13, 2016, 06:16:14 PM »
The Beast of Darkness is an allegory to begin with. It represents Guts' dark feelings (anger, guilt, fear, sorrow, etc.)

I understood for a while that it's all psychological and the Beast isn't anything physical. I've just heard so many people call the Beast of Darkness a wolf or hound I started to say it myself.

Thanks Aaz for the explanation & correction.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: September 13, 2016, 01:32:07 PM »
That never made any sense though. Guts doesn't howl like a wolf when he transforms. As a matter of fact, the Beast of Darkness isn't a wolf.
I guess they were just using the wolf sound as metaphor for Guts' wild nature when he goes berserk.

Is the correct term for the Beast of Darkness a hound rather than wolf? Or is it just defined as a wild beast.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: September 12, 2016, 10:37:08 PM »
Just picked this up at the Post Office. Haven't read it since it started coming out a few years ago. Gonna start now! :ubik:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your Man Cave
« on: September 12, 2016, 09:26:16 PM »
My man cave is located in our apartment spare room. Not very impressive, but it's a nice room to go to in order to relax :badbone: My J-PS2 is hooked up now, with my other current consoles out of view. It has a built in shelving unit inside the walls, perfect for DVD storage and for my novels/mangas.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: September 12, 2016, 08:31:27 PM »
Nice. I like his movement and how it shows Guts hopping around at sonic speed. His special attack though I feel they tried to go over the top, but made it look pretty ridiculous. Can't really recall an instance where Guts abandoned his sword to take out his enemies by hand :???:

The beserker growls are also totally different to how I imagined it.

I believe they added more of an actual wolf howl in the J-PS2 game, which I really liked. This one though feels more right how they have his voice, combined with a dull ambient roar. I hear slight barking as well :beast:

They've really captured the feel of the character and it looks like it'll be excellent gameplay, and that's what counts.

Couldn't agree with you more

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Stupid Stuff We Really Want
« on: September 12, 2016, 01:47:38 AM »
This handy product will be perfect for me when I'm late night web browsing with my 1998 Apple monitor.

Berserk Anime / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 11
« on: September 09, 2016, 04:34:03 PM »
Hey, at least it's indicative that they're probably fixing stuff for the Bluray release, as usually happens with anime nowadays. I don't know how much they can do since most of the problems are with shitty CGI and bad directing, but maybe they're recording new clanging sounds as we speak!

For 24,300 it better be the best clang I will ever hear in my lifetime  :ganishka:

Berserk Anime / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 11
« on: September 09, 2016, 04:23:04 PM »
On the bright side, it only took them 11 episodes to correct Casca's skin color in the opening

Wow! I didn't even notice that change. Why bother changing something they screwed up from the very beginning? What a pointless attempt at trying to put a band-aid on this anime so far in.

Berserk Anime / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 11
« on: September 09, 2016, 03:05:20 PM »
I felt this episode did a good enough job as a whole. Didn't really have that much choppy, amateur animation feel to it:

- Mozgus' appearance was less awkward than it would be. His fight with Guts was cool to watch fully animated.
- Zodd made his first appearance in the anime :zodd: Basically just an exact page shot from the manga.
- 'The pink jelly of screaming death' still ruins the whole horror/creepy factor I felt when reading it in the books.

This episode ended where I pretty much thought they would finish at. At this pace it makes me wonder how close to the end of volume 21 they will reach.

Character Cove / Re: In-depth Berserk Analysis (Part 1)
« on: September 09, 2016, 02:15:33 PM »
Wow, what a post. Since this was mostly all about Guts, what else are you trying to focus on in the future?

His being blind in one eye also serves as a symbolic blindness: perhaps there is something that he failed to see, an unconscious flaw in his character or choices, which continues to cause him pain.

I don't believe this is any sort of symbolism or something he 'failed' to see. It was really just Guts not being able to look away from the crazy situation he got thrown into. He cared too much for Casca, far too much to just simply look away and ignore her being raped by someone he equally cared for, in a way. It's not in Guts' nature to ignore such a horrific scene. He witnessed Griffith's betrayal and actions, and lived for it to be forever burned in his missing eye  :beast:

Interesting choice of outside references you brought up throughout this analysis. You seem to have put a lot of effort into this.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: September 09, 2016, 01:48:42 AM »
It's kind of an unimpressive overlay effect while the models are switched.

Yeah, I completely agree. But this is a Berserk musou game adaptation. We shouldn't expect everything to be 100% from the primary source. I'll be playing this game an unhealthy amount during the day/night either way. I'm just glad they're including many characters I thought they'd ignore. Apparently they claim to be having a 'huge' character roster, but are unwilling to reveal them all until the release date. I'm betting it will be 12 playable characters max (hopefully including Skull Knight. Why wouldn't they?)

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