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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 26
« on: December 17, 2012, 01:16:47 PM »
Great podcast again as always. I did see the first film and it was more or less a disappointment. One thing I was curious about that you guys didn't mention; is there any scenes in the second film where they do that wierd slow motion flashback cut? Like they did with Guts' childhood with Gambino? Man that was absolutely awful in the first movie.

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Podcast / Re: Podcast Q&A
« on: December 15, 2012, 07:57:09 AM »
Do you think that Guts will end up fighting all five god hand members in the future or just a few besides Femto? Maybe some will be dealt with by other characters like Skull Knight vs Void?


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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Questions about elves, Zodd, the King, the Brand
« on: December 14, 2012, 06:11:06 PM »
After re-reading some more volumes of the manga, I've come up with a few more questions. Not sure if you want a new thread for this but I'll just post it here for now.

1. In volume 20, episode "One unknown in the depths of depths", The beherit apostle is talking to Luca about his story and how his sacrifice was the world, and everyone around him. How exactly does this work? I thought that previously the god hand had mentioned that it's only something precious to you that can make a suitable sacrifice, and it's usually something that is very dear to the person. It seems like when the beherit was human he hated everyone and was essentially an outcast. I'm probably misunderstanding something so I just need some clarification.

2. In volume 23, episode "Wings of light and darkness" we see that Mule is being taken to meet Griffith. He eventually comes to the band of apostles in the woods, and while he does remark that something feels very inhuman about them, I'm curious about something. We know from his tour in the episode that there are other humans that Griffith has recruited, and to me it seems a little silly that nobody would think it's strange that there are these armored supposed humans running around on all fours, or the hulking ones 7 feet taller than the average person that's part of the group. So the only conclusion I came to is that Griffith's charisma and charm is so strong that he makes people dismiss the notion of how unreal things are or seem to be.

3. In Voume 28, episode "The boy in the moonlight" afters Guts and co find the boy by the shore with Casca, before they leave Guts looks back up at the cliffs and thinks someone is there. We do get a shot of the top of the cliff, but who was it suppose to be? Skull Knight was just there a while ago, but I wouldn't think he would be sticking around after that. Part of the rocks kind of look like a Zodd horn, but why would he be there? Maybe it's just suppose to be left ambiguous.

Thank you again for all the info!

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What other anime/manga do you enjoy/watch?
« on: December 12, 2012, 02:29:57 AM »
I've really gotten into Satoshi Kon's movies lately. Perfect Blue was really good and Millennium Actress was even better. Its a real shame that he died so young into his career.

I enjoy his films as well. I think I might be in the minority on this one but I liked Tokyo Godfathers best.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Silent Hill : Revelation
« on: December 11, 2012, 01:48:08 PM »
I enjoyed the first film, and while it's not perfect I thought it was the best video game to Hollywood movie adaption I'd seen at the time. I liked the director and how he really used the atmosphere from the video games, and that slow burn through out the movie to reallly get you into that creepy mood. I was looking forward to the sequel but I have to say I was really disappointed. Through out the entire thing it was all quick jump scares, the creatures weren't used effectively and they create characters just to be killed off for no reason. Maybe it just wasn't for me, but I thought they did a much better job in 1.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What other anime/manga do you enjoy/watch?
« on: December 11, 2012, 06:17:52 AM »
I've been watching Japanese anime and reading manga for quite a while, but to be honest once I read the Berserk manga in the mid 2000's I haven't really found many other stories to that level of quality. There are films and comics that are still fun to read/watch, just not on the level that Berserk has touched me emotionally or the respect for it's creator. That's not to say that there isn't anything else decent; here are some I have a soft spot for and I have really enjoyed over the years:

Japanese anime:
1. Slayers (probably my second favorite to Berserk)
2. Robot Carnival
3. Project A-KO
4. Sexy Commando
5. Princess Mononoke
6. Now & Then, Here & There
7. Dominion Tank Police
8. Azumanga Daioh
9. Serial Experiments: Lain
10. Golden Boy

Manga:
1. Lone Wolf & Cub
2. Monster
3. Death Note
4. Uzumaki
5. Gantz
6. Doubt (by Yoshiki Tonogai, not to be confused with Doubt!!)
7. Love Hina
8. Nana
9. Strawberry Marshmallow
10. Panorama of Hell

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Post a picture of your desktop
« on: December 10, 2012, 04:14:05 PM »

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Subs or Dubs?
« on: December 07, 2012, 06:53:51 AM »
Almost always the original language with subtitles. It's funny because when I started watching Japanese anime 16 years ago I would only listen to the English dubs but now looking back at them as an adult I can't get past how hammy most of the acting is, along with the translations being way off. There are however a few dubs that I think are decent like Slayers. I have met Lisa Ortiz, Eric Stuart and Crispin Freeman and can say that they have a lot of passion for trying to get the voices as close to the original as possible.


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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Board games?
« on: December 07, 2012, 06:41:34 AM »
I purchased Pandemic after hearing some great things, and I haven't regretted getting it; Very fun cooperative game.

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 25
« on: December 05, 2012, 07:34:45 AM »
Thank you for another fantastic episode!

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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Questions about elves, Zodd, the King, the Brand
« on: November 27, 2012, 07:00:08 PM »
Thank you for the answers, they were very insightful!

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Manga Mausoleum / Questions about elves, Zodd, the King, the Brand
« on: November 27, 2012, 04:47:25 PM »
Hello everyone,

I started to re-read my graphic novels of Berserk and have come up with a handful of questions. I did browse the search engine and didn't find the answer to these so if I missed it please forgive me. I am reading the Dark Horse translation in case something has been changed due to language.

1. Throughout the majority of Berserk's story (before Fantasia appearing) it seems as though most people in the world do not believe in elves and magical creatures, as though it was a rare occurence if you are able to see them, and yet in the beginning of the Black Swordsman when it shows the bar that Puck is being toyed with by the bandits, they can clearly see him as well as other customers in the bar commenting on Puck. I did read the episode where Puck gives a brief explination to Guts about why some humans can see him in the later volumes, but I guess I still don't quite understand it. Are elves just suppose to be more accepted as creatures that live in this world? Most humans who run into or are near apostiles in the story are struck with awe and fear, and the notion that these things cannot exist in the world, and yet elves seem to be okay.

2. In episode "A way through" in volume 10, we finally see the king again after a period of time when he attempted to rape his daughter. The king looks very sick, is shaking and his complextion is very aged. Are we to believe that the fact he couldn't have Charlotte the way he wanted and his hatred for Griffith made his health look like that? Or did I miss something and he has another sickness?

3. In episode "The flying one" in volume 11, Zodd makes an appearance. Why exactly did he show up during that time? The only conclusion I could come to was that he was either attracted to another apostile and was near the area, or maybe Griffith or the egg of the king itself.

4. Question about the vortex of souls in general. Because Guts and Casca are branded, does that mean that no matter what happens at this point (or what we've seen currently), when they die, no matter how they die, they are going to the vortex of souls?

Thank you for all the help!

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Manga Mausoleum / Odd moment in "Guardians of desire"
« on: April 26, 2005, 02:25:04 PM »
In graphic novel 3 during the last chapter in "Guardians of desire: end" something stuck out that seemed out of place. After Theresia makes her threat to kill him when he gets older, Puck follows Guts and notices that he is about to cry. I'm aware of what this man has been through, and that his emotions must be very mixed up at the time, but did it seem like an awkward moment to anyone else? Can someone give me an explanation as to why Guts breaks down suddenly like that? the only thing I can think of is the pity he feels for the girl now, that she has so much hate inside herself.

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