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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 23, 2017, 01:37:06 AM »
I noticed this morning that Japanese readers were enthused about an alleged increase in releases, so this is what they meant. But ya know... I feel like we've been through this before. I'll be all for it if true, but it's hard not to be skeptical after more than 10 years of sporadic releases.

Well, the way I see it, we seem to be getting a 4-5 episodes in a row then a break then a 4-5 episodes... But they seem to keep announcing it as becoming a rela regular monthly series.

Now I don't mind that formula since it's pretty much what seems to be working for the moment. I'm just glad we can have a few episode in a row.

Though I'm wondering if since the anime is done if it will have some kind of impact on the production as in maybe getting more episode then 4-5 consecutives ones?

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 22, 2017, 09:21:57 PM »
Natalie.mu has an article about the latest issue of Young Animal that contains a pretty interesting tidbit: 今後は隔号で連載されていく。

What this translates to is that "from now on, Berserk will be published serially in every other issue [of Young Animal]." Obviously I think we need to be very cautious until we get direct confirmation from YA, but what this implies is a return to a regular publication for the series.

Well that could be a mind blowing news! We'll have to wait and see as you said but I think this would make more then a few happy!  :serpico:

Thx Aaz.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 19, 2017, 05:49:36 PM »
Once again thank you Aaz and Puella for the summary! Great stuff as always.  :guts:

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 19, 2017, 02:54:27 PM »
Holy **** I did not expect that! Awesome tease! Can't wait to get my copy. Again, thank you Sareth for the heads up.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 18, 2017, 11:59:59 AM »
Here’s the pre-order for the next Young Animal


Thx you Sareth for the heads up. I've just pre-ordered mine! My own Christmas gift to myself!

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Speculation Nation / Re: What kind of ENDING you hope you will NOT see?
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:44:30 PM »
This actually happens all the time (and across the world) with Griff's "20 years later" joke image.  :ganishka:

Darn! I near;y forgot about that one! I got fooled too when it came out.  :ganishka:

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Speculation Nation / Re: What kind of ENDING you hope you will NOT see?
« on: December 15, 2017, 05:12:15 PM »
And in the end, Griffith always show up to illuminate the day. Thank you for that beautifull ending. If only...  :slan:

Joke aside, I do agree with you Grif. I don't care how it's play out towards the end, as long as it's well done and so far I can't really find a part in the story where Miura never delivered. That says a lot on how I/we trust him with his story because obviously, he seems to know where he wants to bring his story.

I don't think I'll ever be scared of how it's gonna end.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:22:44 PM »
Well these two passages from the manga might help out a bit.

Volume 14 Skullknight to Guts :"If you mean to pursue the inhumans, follow the guidance of that brand." Episode Demon child or infant from dark horse.

And volume 22 Guts to himself :"It was an aimless journey relying just on strange rumors and the subtle sensations of the brand..." Episode The rent world

Now that does kind of say that the brand can be use as some kind of radar. The way I see it, it just doesn't work perfectly like a real radar with a bip and a ping, but an unnatural feeling that serve as a radar once you know how it works/feels. As in, I don't think Guts can sense where all the apostles are because he has the brand. The closer you get from one or something evil, the greater the feeling/reaction.

I'm pretty sure after a couple of nights fighter the specters got him to be able to differentiate the apostles from lesser creature and if he started to feel something a bit I'm sure he'd go that way to find out.

In my opinion.

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Speculation Nation / Re: What kind of ENDING you hope you will NOT see?
« on: December 14, 2017, 04:50:53 PM »
resurrected Griffith

Though the Griffith we have now in the story is not a resurrected Griffith, it's Femto (a spiritual body) incarnated in a body of flesh. Which makes him still evil as fuck as when he did not have a physical body. Nothing changed about that. He's just playing a nice role of "I'm being nice event though I've anticipated/pre-planned it all and nobody knows..."

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Character Cove / Re: Guts Turns Down Ganishka
« on: December 06, 2017, 11:57:28 AM »
Hmm I'd say rushing head on, shirtless and wounded, in a bunch of apostles right after fighting Slan (and getting some serious wound from that fight too) was not his best idea ever if we want to go into that territory.  :guts:

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 06, 2017, 11:49:15 AM »
I don't know what's worse for the wait ; knowing when it's coming or not knowing and have it as a surprise?!  :serpico:

Either way, this one is gonna be a mind blaster I'm sure.

Thx for the heads up Walter.

Soon the time for discussions will resume.  :guts:

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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Favorite Volume Cover (Poll Results)
« on: November 18, 2017, 03:42:24 PM »
Yeah, volume 17 is also one of my favorite if not my ultimate favorite so far. Oh well... I'm glad to see my second best. The top 5 though which is vol 34.

Did we ever do a survey like that in skullknight?

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Hardcover editions of Berserk?
« on: November 01, 2017, 04:47:22 PM »
Here in Brazil, Panini has been releasing a "deluxe" edition, with better ink and paper than any other version in the market here.

The drawings are very clear :ubik: and the cover is "hardish", not truly hard, but not too soft either. I've been collecting my deluxe volumes from them. I don't know how it compares to US/EU/Jap prints, but it's pretty good arround here (also, price is comparatively lower!).

(not my pic)

Nice. Is the size a little bit bigger then a manga though or is it about the same size?

As others mentionned, I would love it so much to have oversized volumes...

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: October 30, 2017, 05:50:24 PM »
Makoto Fukami's writing and Dark Horse's translating, what's not to love.

Just wait for the back cover synopsis!  :ganishka:

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Dark Horse releasing guidebook March 14, 2018
« on: October 17, 2017, 05:43:19 PM »

Yes, some of us had problems with a few of the name spellings (Mozguz / Burkilaka / Gurunberd, to name a few). As always, even spellings from official sources have to be questioned, because there's a language barrier. For what it's worth, the spellings in the character guide section of volumes has been on point for years. Then the guidebook came and raised more questions.

Ah yeah, now I remember the little controversy of the guide book. Anyways, i take most of the names here because I trust you guys with thse things. I'm just glad that I'll be able to have the guide at home.

It's weird though that there is a difference in the guide book vs the character guide in the regular volumes.

Thank you for clarifying that for me.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Dark Horse releasing guidebook March 14, 2018
« on: October 17, 2017, 04:14:12 PM »
Good on DH for releasing supplementary materials like this. I wonder why they never did the same for the Illustrations Guide? I guess it helps that the printing format of the guidebook is the same as the manga, whereas artbooks are a different beast entirely...

Either way, this means we'll get an official translation of the huge Miura interview, which is awesome. Having the rest of the guidebook translated, well, it's kind of hard to get excited for it, since I already own the Japanese one.

Indeed, I have been wondering why they never bothered to make an English version of the artbook(s) (can't renenber if their is more then one for I have only one in french). Maybe they don't have the rights to make them?

As for the rest of the guidebook, I'm happy about it because I've refrain from buying the Japanese version because I cannot read it. I know some of the info seems to come from out of nowhere (ages and stuff like that. Correct me if I'm wrong though).

It'll be a nice addition to my collection.

One question though, are the romanized names in the book considered the real spelling for the characters? I know it has been discussed in the guide book thread at some point but not sure at 100% about it.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Dark Horse releasing guidebook March 14, 2018
« on: October 17, 2017, 01:48:27 PM »
Well I'm glad I'll be able to read that in English! Thanx for the heads up Sareth!  :guts:

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserkian artifacts in museums
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:19:03 PM »
Whoah! These are nice!

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Need help with a tattoo
« on: September 10, 2017, 02:48:51 PM »
Sick! How long did it take? It's very nice, by the way!

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Yes, that album is awesome indeed. I'm listening a lot "the man climbing the hologram" "kun mae #3" in alternance with "murder" cause I like to compare them and one of his remix album "hen-gen-ji-zai". Great stuff while drawing at work.  :carcus:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: August 31, 2017, 05:25:44 PM »
This is pretty much why I said it was a fan serviced season. Maybe I had the wrong choices of words but it feels to me that they are doing (the showrunners) what they would like to see in the books, which imo would suck if it turns out to be that in the end (which probably wont be the case considering the enormous change in  books.) Like the ridiculous part of the Iron bank siding with Cercei, which makes no fucking sense considering they are pissed off against the Lannister for the debt they owe them...

I just have the feeling that season 8 will just ruin my experience and I'll have to put asside my purist side again to be able to somewhat enjoy this series finale.

But like you said , I would not be surprised if Martin is gonna do last minute change to his book. Anyway he said himself if I remember correctly that a lot of stuff would not play out the same way that the show. (A little bit reassuring to be honest).

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: August 31, 2017, 10:20:24 AM »
You mean Balon, not Euron, right, because I thought he's still alive and very much looking like the big bad (how crazy would it be if they screw up Azor Ahai AND the Night King? =)


Yes, yes I meant Balon. (My bad, but they still introduced him way later in the series vs the book) I still prefer his personnality in the book though.


Anyway, I know Aegon's a separate character in the books, I just thought there was some question to his legitimacy and them cutting/combining him with Jon at least suggests he's not supposed to amount to much in the end. Of course, if he was going to die, there'd be no need to combine a legitimate Targaryen plot into Jon's character unless he's supposed to be legitimate in the books too. But I'm also totally willing to believe they just fucked up and cut out an important claimant to throne/end game character so they half-assed grafted him onto Jon because nothing makes sense anymore. If only they had, say, 7 more hours to estabish such a character! But they were too lazy to even put in the work required to properly break the story they already established. That's what the 7/6 episodes really signifies: the bare minimum.

Thing is, in the book we still "don't know" that Jon has Targaryen blood (wich in my opinion is the only thing that matters). And learning that the babe was never killed and is doing well and all was the big punch line. Now it doesn't mean that Aegon his gonna be the one sitting on the throne in the end though. I like the idea of a bastard rising anyway, but the lther thing is we still don't know if Martin is gonna revive Jon or keep him dead or switch him in Ghost as the prologue for book 5 was specifically talking about that kind of possibilty.

It be something though to learn that the Aegon in the book is just a ploy to take the throne for then reveal that it was Jon the real deal and put him on the throne, but I doubt that. They would not have gone into exile in Essos and leave the real one in a dangerous spot without having anyone knowing it. It would have been to risky for them to lose him. I guess we'll know in a few years when the Winds of winter will be out. ( saying years here because we know fuck all when it's gonna be out)

I just think they fused that plot together in the tv series just because Jon is a big character and they wanted to make him more then a bastard when he was already more than a regular bastard. I was well satisfied with just knowing he was a Starkgaryen... :ganishka:

And I pretty sure they kept that secret because Ned did not want his nephew to die since Robert was in a frenzy of killing all the Targaryen he could get his hands on. So makes sense to make him think that Jon was his own bastard son instead of Lyanna. It would have ended in a mess if he was to learn that.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: August 31, 2017, 01:07:49 AM »
Book spoilers in case you haven't read them.

Well actually in the books Jon and Aegon are both two different characters. One's still at the Wall and the other has started taking over some castles with Jon Connington AND the golden company. And some random baby got to take the place of "Aegon" when they showed them to Robert. So since they never adapted that plot they just decided to make Jon the "real" Aegon, thus making a legitimate Targaryen with the secret mariage. As they decided to throw Euron way later in the story (when he should have died around the time Robb and Joffrey died, due to the leeches thing with Melisandre) and omitting the great character of Victarion. I could go on but I think we already where that leads.

And I don't think the Aegon in the books is illegitimate considering Connington's point of view. And this part was the big reveal of the fifth book.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: August 30, 2017, 09:30:36 PM »

Yep, but to be fair I predict tons of shit that never happens too, but it's a low risk practice, especially for stuff next season (see above), when nobody will remember how wrong I was anyway. :griffnotevil:


I live in the north, I'll remember. (Get it? ) Ahem, anyway, to answer your question to my previous post about my disliking the big reveal about Jon. I just think they should have left him a bastard. I felt the marrying Lyanna officialy part just to make Jon a real Targaryan and not a high bastard plain suck. Even more when you learn that his " real name" is Aegon Targaryan hinting that the babe that was killed all these years ago was not born from Elia Martell but from Lyanna. Of course this pisses me oof because I read the books and it's just a whole messy ployt fused and twisted together. Now I'm to blame for my own disapointment. I should have seen it coming.

If they wanted to put that plot into the story, they should have done it right and have the real Aegon in the show. But then again, they would have mess it up anyway.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: August 29, 2017, 06:14:33 PM »
Been re-watching the episode yesterday and I don't buy that Jon/Aegon part of the "big" revelation making him a legitimate Targaryan. This killed my fun. And now we're probably (and hoping I'll be proved wrong) going to see the Golden Company and their elephants on the wrong side of the battle. Shortcut writing does that sadly...

And I'm done rambling (maybe) until season 8!

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