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Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 3
« on: July 15, 2016, 09:46:41 PM »
This is really sad to hear. I know that the 1997 anime series has it's flaws, but one thing that I will always give it credit for is that for me, it did capture the essence of Berserk. I felt like a lot of subtle character expressions, dialogue and pivotal scenes are there, and while the animation isn't very fancy or the filler being questionable, it made me want to become a Berserk fan and purchase the manga and read the original story. If I was first introduced to the series with these episodes I feel like it wouldn't have half the impact the original 25 episodes had. I feel at this point that the movies did a better job in quality, scope and even music which is saying something; at least we don't have to hear the frying pan sound with those.

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: July 14, 2016, 05:21:47 AM »
This is why I'm kind of glad I don't attend conventions in a way. If all of the fans are really like this and just disrespectful I feel like I'm not missing much. I don't know if it's because I'm older now, but it seems rare to have an adult conversation about manga/anime, and it just comes down to internet memes and superficial things that interest most.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 01, 2016, 06:27:50 PM »
I refuse to watch this since it looks so bad but is the Hirasawa song any good? Can't find it on YouTube anywhere yet (and yet that rubbish rock song is, wtf?)

I was going to ask, I thought Hirasawa was also going to have a musical piece in the new anime as well. I haven't watched it myself but was curious to those who know. Strange choices from what others are saying; not really thrilled with the changes I'm hearing, but I feel like when all of this is said and done, the 1997 television show will still be the winner.

I don't think the opening song from 9mm was bad, but it doesn't feel like it fits Berserk at all and more for a Shonen series. I like the idea of it being a recap for the material that's already been covered, but like other's have pointed out, they can't even get Casca's skin tone consistent, not to mention it is a bit jarring seeing the beautiful 2D drawn looking animation next to the 3D patchwork design they are using. Also I'm disappointed we most likely won't be seeing the Lost Children animated, I loved that part of the story and I think it would have held up very well to show off a new Berserk anime (along with Guardians of Desire).

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 01, 2016, 08:41:28 PM »
I'm glad you got to see La Planete Sauvage Incantation, I thought it was a treat. The mood and setting are interesting and I love stop motion animation they use from the 70's. A few other animated films from that time period I enjoyed were Watership Down and Plague Dogs.

I think I'm in the minority on this but I never found the Marvel movies to be something I would run to see on opening week. I have watched a good amount of them, from Iron Man and Captain America, to the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, and always felt like most were just ads for the next big film. I never got the feeling that I was watching one that was made to be enjoyed by itself, and that they are always peppered with scenes that are building to the next, which I thought detracted from the central story that they were trying to convey in their own film. I haven't seen Civil War yet but if it follows the same outline as the rest I will probably skip it. I can totally understand why others enjoy them so much, and it is great to see all of these amazing super heroes on the big screen with big budgets, but I guess it's not for me.

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 73
« on: February 15, 2016, 06:39:26 PM »
Thank you for another fun filled podcast!

I admit I haven't re-read volume 18 that much myself, and it's interesting to see that Guts isn't in many episodes as you pointed out. I really enjoyed how Miura set the tone for Albion and all of the minor characters, and I feel like he puts just as much effort into people like Luca, Joachim and fleshes out personalites. I like Mozgus' character and how he is portrayed; his facial features get me everytime!  :mozgus: there are some truly horrific scenes in this book with the tortures and orgy, but I always give credit to Miura for making these important to the story and characters, and it never feels gratuitous or put in for no reason (which is how I kind of feel with Game of Thrones to be honest). The cover of the book is very striking and before I read past this section when I purchased the manga's, I also thought they were coming close to the final battle! I'm really excited to see what volume 38 will have on it, I'm hoping for Falconia.

I did bring up if all three of you would be doing reviews on the new Berserk anime series, I guess it was a dumb question. I know it's not the source material, I just enjoyed the movie reviews that you did, but I realize that there isn't enough time to bother with the new one especially if it turns out to be a stinker.

Thanks again Walter, Aazealth and Griffith!

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: I'm late, and it's yours.
« on: January 02, 2016, 04:48:11 PM »
Happy birthday Aazealh!  :ubik:

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: December 29, 2015, 06:25:05 PM »
I feel like the art direction is a slight step up from the previous three movies and other then Guts looking very robotic in the walking scene, the rest seem animated more smoothly. I also don't mind the heavy metal music, it's nothing as unique as Hirasawa's work but I found it more fitting then most of the stock musical notes we got from Golden Age films. I still have my doubts, but I'm more curious right now for the nature of this and if it will be an OVA or another theater release.

Also like you've mentioned Walter, even with the teaser trailer we still have not been shown anything related to Puck. Maybe I'm just jumping the gun, but would they really cut him out of this? I don't want to put it past them, but they did show him when Studio 4C was working on it.  :puck:

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: December 29, 2015, 04:07:09 AM »
Oh no... :( I don't want to judge the style based on something that looks half finished or just a test image, but it's certainly not flattering like others have said. I'm in the camp that thought the only time the three films looked gorgeous were the wide angle landscapes and when they weren't using the 3D technology. I realize in this day and age that traditional hand drawn animation costs are expensive compared to computer graphic design, but I hope they at least put more effort into it this time around, regardless of which studio has the rights.

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 72
« on: December 24, 2015, 02:34:25 AM »
I can't wait to listen to this, thank you for the early podcast release Walter, what a treat! I hope you and everyone else have a wonderful Christmas and holiday week. :)

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: December 22, 2015, 05:43:51 PM »
Thank you Griffith and everyone for the input. One other question I had; are most of the prequels solely dependent on CGI? I grew up in the 80s and 90s and I love practical effects like The Thing or Ray Harryhausen's work, and while I heard the Force Awakens has more traditional models and props like this, I'm not sure about the other trilogy.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: December 22, 2015, 02:56:34 PM »
This will probably sound really dumb, but I have never experienced the Star Wars prequels. I watched the original trilogy growing up and loved them, but never went to the theater for those. Are they as bad as people make them out to be, or is it exaggerated? I'm still debating if I should watch them all before the Force Awakens. Thanks everyone! :)

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: December 22, 2015, 02:38:52 PM »
If this is a continuation of the Golden Age movies as it seems to be and not it's own stand alone film or OVA, one character I'm going to miss that they seem to have cut out is Godot. He isn't included in the new anime and I'm not even sure if he was mentioned, but it is a shame because of his insightful speeches (reminding me from the current re-read podcast everyone did). It makes me wonder, is Erika suppose to be living alone up in the mountains? Anyway, I know there are larger issues at hand with what studio 4C cut out but I'd like to think they fix this and start fresh.

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: December 21, 2015, 04:13:12 PM »
Really interesting, I assumed that the previous three Berserk movies didn't do well enough to warrant more anime, so I'm curious to see what format this will take. Also, isn't Guts wearing some incorrect gear in that picture? I could be wrong though. With Miura taking a break shortly, I am even more excited to see where the story leaves off this coming issue.

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 70
« on: December 02, 2015, 08:27:04 PM »
Thank you for the podcast, it was wonderful. Walter I enjoyed the background music with the Berserk video game melodies and thought it was very fitting. It gives the talk something a little extra and I think it's a perfect length. Are you, Aazealh and Griffith thinking about doing a short video game segment in the future? I also enjoyed those and like to hear all of your opinions, I know it's off topic of Berserk but I always found it interesting.

I know you mentioned this in a much earlier podcast Aazealh (I think it was around the episode 330 mark) but do you still believe the king of the flower storm might be connected to a large tree or plant in the village, something similar to Chich?

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« on: November 27, 2015, 06:32:39 PM »
Same, I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving with their family and loved ones. If you are going out for black Friday deals during this weekend, please stay safe! :)

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 342
« on: November 24, 2015, 06:26:24 PM »
Thanks to BigSwerve for this:

Interesting, so it's possible we may see a time skip with our main characters if the translation is correct. I wonder if Skullknight used the way time works on the island to his advantage at some point in his life.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 342
« on: November 24, 2015, 05:11:30 PM »
It looks like a filter applied by the scanlators.

That makes sense, it does look like a filter. 

I thought Isma would only accompany Guts and crew to the shore and bid farewell to them, but it seems like she is continuing their journey together. I wonder how long she will stay?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 342
« on: November 24, 2015, 02:43:18 PM »
Wow, this was an exciting episode! It's nice they open with reaching the island at the beginning, and we get a look into some of the traps/obstacles around Skellig. I am also curious about Pucks little story, it looks really cute. :) Also I noticed that Guts has his more youthful appearance about him, I know there was speculation about it being when Miura just finished the childhood episodes prior, so it seems like he is just looking healthier at the moment. Is it just me or does this episode seem to have more bold highlights for the art? I'm not sure how to explain it, his drawings always impress me but this looks even better then usual.

Speculation Nation / Re: What to expect in Elfhelm
« on: November 21, 2015, 08:50:00 PM »
Thank you for the write up Aazealh, Listening to everyone's speculations on the podcast and now your article has me excited for all the new developments, and maybe even some unexpected surprises. Do you have any guesses as to if the Beherit will be used during this portion of the story? Also I know this have been discussed before but do you think we will see the conversation transpire between Guts and his newer friends about his and Casca's past? I know that Puck has a good idea of what occurred to both of them but it seems like the majority are in the dark about it.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: November 21, 2015, 02:51:06 PM »
I have never seen any of the puppet master movies.  Might just be the one horror franchise I haven't checked out.   :???:

Hey! :) Yea like I said, most of the sequels are pretty bad, they don't even use stop motion effects in the later ones, but the first few are decent. I've never personally thought the Child's Play series was that creepy but the idea of puppets or marionettes intrigue me. Also if you are looking for something really unsettling or that will creep you out, I would suggest David Lynch's work. I really love Twin Peaks, and some of his films. The Lost Highway is very interesting, with my favorite scary scene from any movie: "The party scene".

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: November 20, 2015, 08:12:35 PM »
I just finished the Puppet Master collection 1-9 (almost all of them made). I love horror films and the stop motion with the puppets in the first film are great. It reminds me of the work from Ray Harryhausen who did many films including the famous Sinbad voyages. As with a lot of series that run too long, the rest aren't very good but I would recommend Puppet Master 1 if anyone is looking for a fun horror movie that's different from the normal slasher flick.

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 69
« on: November 12, 2015, 12:12:08 AM »
That's really funny Griffith, how long did it take you to make that? :)

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 69
« on: November 10, 2015, 02:00:05 PM »
Thank you for the re-read podcast, I am glad you all can find the time to still do them once in a while. I enjoy the monthly episode ones as well but normally when you guys take a more in depth look at the volumes I notice things I didn't previously or have learned something new. This is one of my favorite volumes as well, it covers so much ground and we are introduced to a lot of interesting things. I'm also fond of the volume 17 cover, it's so different then the others and the way it's made by Miura is beautiful with Guts and Puck.

Video Games / Re: The appeal of 'let's plays'
« on: November 09, 2015, 01:20:56 AM »
Thank you for all the replies and insight into the subject. I didn't think about someone using them as reference to get further if they are stuck while playing a game. It does seem like fans enjoy them more for each other's personalities then most of the games. I suppose I just like the few I found where they have learning segments and it's not just normal chit chat or banter. I thought maybe it also serves a bigger purpose for E sports with League of Legends and other MOBA type video games to learn professional strategies.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you watching? (television thread)
« on: November 03, 2015, 08:10:48 PM »
I read the Preacher comic book about 5 years ago, and while I don't remember all the details I did enjoy it greatly. I've heard that they have been trying to get a film or show based on the series for a while now and have run into a lot of problems along the way. I did see the preview trailer that just aired on AMC, and I have to say it didn't get me too excited. I will definitely give it a chance, but I'm very curious to see how they adapt this since I would think a lot of Preacher's content would be hard to show on this channel.

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