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Berserk Anime / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« Last post by ApostleBob on May 26, 2017, 04:31:37 AM »
This series has no more story for more than two more seasons at the pace it's at. And that's pushing it.
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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 350
« Last post by ApostleBob on May 26, 2017, 04:28:50 AM »
I'm kind of loving the pacing right now. I feel like between the last couple episodes we're getting the right amount of exposition and time to relish moments, but we don't linger too long on things as it goes. No need for a big fight with the Wheel flame, or Golem, we all get it. We don't need an elaborate memory for everything that holds her together, just the highlight reel along with an interesting journey. It really is interesting that the two who go to rescue Guts love also have a crush on him.

Very interesting and distinct creatures. I almost expected the bat-cape creatures to be consistant throughout. This is much more fun. I agree with Aazealh, the climax will take a couple episodes. It should, to deal with the trauma that has led up to this point. I can't think of another series that has such a main character out of the action for so long. Miura has really earned this as a serious matter that doesn't get a hand waived cure. I wouldn't be surprised if we don't have some more significant difficulty involved. Honestly in some ways it's been interesting but fairly strait forward so far. It has me expecting something more than merely a revisit to the Eclipse. I like the idea that the memory is what breaks her, and has to be discarded. It could really set up some differing motives. Shame or guilt for having deified Griffith and therefore being responsible for her men's demise could be interesting as well, but much less likely.

The interesting thing is that we've never truly spelled out how and when her mind broke. Could it have been something beyond the betrayal and rape? She was a strong woman, and I don't buy that she just collapsed at the experience and retreated internally. It's strait forward, but not realistic if it's just the experience. It would have been messed up beyond words and I totally understand life changing mental trauma, but Casca's condition is kinda beyond that. She's a walking potato. I'm thinking it's specifically tied to her being branded when Femto raped her. Something akin to a curse that they have to lift. I don't know maybe I'm speculating too much, it just feels like the reveal will be more than something we've seen before.

Anyhow, we're closing a major chapter in Berserk lore once this all happens. The series will have a more specific direction once we know the result of all of this and what SK's prophesy was all about. I really hope Miura continues beyond the Anime season's run.
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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 350
« Last post by Griffith on May 26, 2017, 04:06:48 AM »
Do you think that Farnese and Schierke can really get hurt a lot when they'll get around the eclipse and stuff (mentally speaking) or Danan would intervine somehow?

I'm scare of the upcoming episodes just because of that possibility.

What if...instead of Casca being cured, all their minds become shattered instead!  :???: :farnese: :schierke:

Yeah, probably not, I think they'll be ok whether Danan intervenes or not, but they'll certainly be changed, their relationship to Casca, Guts, and especially Griffith, will be very different, and they'll have a powerful frame of reference to emphasize with Guts and Casca and understand whatever they decide to do going forward.

I wrote a quick post a few eps ago, when we first saw the island, stating it all felt a bit underwhelming after such a long wait.  What I've seen of 350 has me genuinely excited.  It feels like we are on the threshold and it is just so exciting.  These glimpses into the past are so wonderful and they renew the pain of Casca's tragedy.  Despite the insane amount of worldbuilding and character development over the years, in the back of my head I'm always thinking let's get Casca fixed already!  Miura has done a masterful job of laying the groundwork for the endgame of this saga and we are about to witness the joining of all the threads.  This is going to propel the story forward with so much momentum that I think it will literally usher in a new era of Berserk.  Thank you for the translation and all the great work that goes on at this site.  As always, I appreciate all of you very much!

Nicely said, and I think it's a fair to point out that after all this time there was almost no way Elfhelm itself, though it's appropriately fantastical and fun too, could live up to our anticipation, but that's because it was merely a destination for the journey, and the real end of that journey, the payoff we've been anticipating for much longer, 25 volumes, is what were seeing now.

It's interesting, when Puck first proposed going to Elfhelm over 15 volumes ago, it was just to find a safe place since Godot's mine was destroyed, it wasn't suggested Casca could actually be cured there until much later, and so became about that. I wonder if Miura always intended it that way but wanted to reveal it in due time, or if, as the story progressed and expanded (say, for example, if he intended Elfhelm to be an earlier stop and stepping stone), he realized that the journey for a safe haven and Casca's recovery should be one and the same.
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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 350
« Last post by buttonmasher on May 26, 2017, 03:16:02 AM »
I wrote a quick post a few eps ago, when we first saw the island, stating it all felt a bit underwhelming after such a long wait.  What I've seen of 350 has me genuinely excited.  It feels like we are on the threshold and it is just so exciting.  These glimpses into the past are so wonderful and they renew the pain of Casca's tragedy.  Despite the insane amount of worldbuilding and character development over the years, in the back of my head I'm always thinking let's get Casca fixed already!  Miura has done a masterful job of laying the groundwork for the endgame of this saga and we are about to witness the joining of all the threads.  This is going to propel the story forward with so much momentum that I think it will literally usher in a new era of Berserk.  Thank you for the translation and all the great work that goes on at this site.  As always, I appreciate all of you very much!
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Site & Forum News / Re: Any graphic or web designers interested in helping me?
« Last post by Walter on May 26, 2017, 02:41:34 AM »
Who was Paradiselost?

Just some loser.
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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 350
« Last post by N7Paladin on May 26, 2017, 01:58:23 AM »
Great episode, the pacing was a lot quicker than I expected, but that's not a complaint. I'm even more hyped for what's to come.

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Do you think that Farnese and Schierke can really get hurt a lot when they'll get around the eclipse and stuff (mentally speaking) or Danan would intervine somehow?

I'm not sure if this is an unpopular opinion or not... but right now I am kind of opposed to Danan directly intervening. I think I would rather see Schierke and Farnese achieve their goal without direct help from her. It's also possible that I'm completely misunderstanding exactly what's going on in Casca's dream.  :ganishka:
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Site & Forum News / Re: Any graphic or web designers interested in helping me?
« Last post by N7Paladin on May 26, 2017, 01:47:30 AM »
I like the design of the front page, nice job.  :serpico:

Old Internet was the Best Internet...

Also, check out this flagrant asshole: "Since scans are now completely gone, if you find anything illegal about my site email me so I can laugh at you. - Walter@skullknight.net:ganishka:

Last but certainly not least email me at Walter@Skullknight.net if you have any troubles with logging in (password errors are abundant right now). I will fix everyone's in the order they were recieved. Oh yeah, and Paradiselost...just stay gone.

 :ganishka:

Who was Paradiselost?
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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Milan trip
« Last post by Skeleton on May 25, 2017, 10:57:50 PM »
My advice is the less time you spend in Milan, the better. Enjoy :)

What's your favorite European cities?

Have fun on your trip, Incantation! I won't ask you to do it, but if you run into any fashion models in Milan I won't complain if you give them my number.  :carcus:
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Game of Thrones Season 7: Official Trailer

Lookin' good. Still not enough White Walkers for my tastes though; I'm guessing this season will be the unavoidable war between the human factions and in season 8 whoever's left will finally turn their attentions to the real threat (so Danny, Tyrion, and Jon Snow riding dragons). Then once it's eliminated we'll see who gets in the final back stab or which unlikely survivor ends up in charge.
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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Milan trip
« Last post by NightCrawler on May 25, 2017, 09:50:15 PM »
My advice is the less time you spend in Milan, the better. Enjoy :)
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