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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2009, 07:48:04 PM »


In the second page where you can see the people and apostles entering, is this on top of Ganishka's remains, are those clouds?

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #51 on: September 20, 2009, 07:52:00 PM »
Then again, it's some sort of giant fantastical alien structure that has no earthly business existing in the "real world," so it should be a bit off-putting and ostentatious.

Yeah, specifically there's the fact it clearly appears to have popped up instantaneously as opposed to having been built. It looks completely out of place, but then again, shouldn't it? It's like a plastic toy city has been laid down there by a giant child (hmm, I enjoy making these analogies more than I should :griffnotevil:).

Another reason not to get too hung up on this structure is that it's just an outer shell, when I was imagining Falconia, it was always as a fantastic castle city, and I'm still hoping to see one inside!

Yeah, I think we'd better wait until we see the whole thing before coming to conclusions anyway, because there's likely more to it than what we've seen.

The orb figure isn't just the Sun is it? I don't know.

Nah, you can see clouds or smoke going behind it.

In the second page where you can see the people and apostles entering, is this on top of Ganishka's remains, are those clouds?

Please clarify your question. The city appears to be on the ground. Is that what you're asking?

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #52 on: September 20, 2009, 08:25:38 PM »
The orb figure isn't just the Sun is it?

It's Griffith's orb of power! :SK: :idea:

Yeah, specifically there's the fact it clearly appears to have popped up instantaneously as opposed to having been built. It looks completely out of place, but then again, shouldn't it? It's like a plastic toy city has been laid down there by a giant child (hmm, I enjoy making these analogies more than I should :griffnotevil:).

Haha, it's funny you should mention that, because that was actually one of my initial issues with it, it was so big and the perspective so hard to comprehend that parts really did look like a toy, made of plastic, or even like paper in places. Actually, it reminded me of a 3D puzzle castle I built as a kid, fittingly enough.

Yeah, I think we'd better wait until we see the whole thing before coming to conclusions anyway, because there's likely more to it than what we've seen.

Yeah, it's just one image, and I'm sure it's not the best to come.

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #53 on: September 20, 2009, 08:26:59 PM »


Please clarify your question. The city appears to be on the ground. Is that what you're asking?

Yeah, it appear to me the second time I looked at the pic to be up in the sky or somewhere high because the ground around seemed to me like dust or clouds around the structure. Well it doesn't really matter, it looks great either way.

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #54 on: September 20, 2009, 08:32:39 PM »
I'm frothing from all the story possibilities from here. :mozgus:

And to think that we may be seeing Elfhelm soon. It shall be interesting comparing the two.

I can only imagine that Griffith's throne room to be something spectacular and of course with him sitting there with a halo as his crown. :griffnotevil:

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #55 on: September 21, 2009, 12:59:03 AM »
Wow, all kinds of berserk goodness.  I love that poster and the Berserk World book.  The alternate cover for #34 with Guts looks fantastic.  About the only thing that looks lame is the game. 

As for the story, I'm a bit behind.  I need to catch up on my Berserk reading.  However, I love that we finally get to see Falconia.  Good stuff.
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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #56 on: September 21, 2009, 01:16:11 AM »
And I know we're saying this every time and it gets old and all but seriously, Guts is going to have a hard time getting his revenge. :ganishka:

I think things are gonna be evened out a little when most of the non-flying apostles die taking the stairs.   :troll:

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #57 on: September 21, 2009, 01:20:02 AM »
As for the story, I'm a bit behind.  I need to catch up on my Berserk reading.  However, I love that we finally get to see Falconia.  Good stuff.
You should definitely read them, but check page 2 of this thread for a summary I wrote of the past 2 volumes.

I think things are gonna be evened out a little when most of the non-flying apostles die taking the stairs. 
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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #58 on: September 21, 2009, 01:33:09 AM »
And it's also fitting since Griffith is worse than Hitler! :troll:[/center]

I know you are joking but I am wondering now that the "main evil" has been eliminated and everyone is starting to move into their new residence. How are things going to be run? An all equal society? Are the humans going to have to wear something to signify their status? Is everything nice and pristine on the outside but a huge bloody meat grinder on the inside much like Mozgus's torture room was? I need to know!

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #59 on: September 21, 2009, 01:53:34 AM »
How are things going to be run? An all equal society? Are the humans going to have to wear something to signify their status? Is everything nice and pristine on the outside but a huge bloody meat grinder on the inside much like Mozgus's torture room was? I need to know!
Well, obviously there are no real answers now. But remember that this will ultimately be the age of darkness, not a renaissance of humanity.

Also, while nothing definitive is out there right now, we do have a thread where we all speculate what to expect from Falconia. : http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9599.0
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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2009, 02:14:59 AM »
Wow, I really like the design of Falconia. It's massive, alien and intimidating (I'm glad you posted the comparison to the architecture of Nazi Germany, Walter). Much like Griff, I can't wait to see the inside.

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2009, 06:55:28 AM »
Yeah, it appear to me the second time I looked at the pic to be up in the sky or somewhere high because the ground around seemed to me like dust or clouds around the structure. Well it doesn't really matter, it looks great either way.

I noticed that too, it looks like Falconia is in the sky!  :???:

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #62 on: September 21, 2009, 07:48:23 AM »
About the only thing that looks lame is the game.

I think it looks fun, actually. You play the life of an apostle, from your sacrifice to eating humans, avoiding death at Guts' hands, encountering Daiba and the Daka and finally joining the Band of the Falcon. :zodd:

I noticed that too, it looks like Falconia is in the sky!  :???:

It more likely is just the ground, flattened to dust by Ganishka.



Starting with the next issue...

New arc: Fantasia
New chapter: "Elf Island" (Skellig? Or maybe Elfhelm, though usually a different kanji is used)

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Said next issue should also feature some Berserk color work.

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #63 on: September 21, 2009, 08:06:31 AM »
I must say, the story has taken some amazing turn of events!  Now we get to see our heroes arrive at elfhelm?! COOL!!  :guts:

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #64 on: September 21, 2009, 08:19:02 AM »
WoW....is really shock me~ Griffith's kingdom finally come out... and millennium falcon finally over~  :griffnotevil: :magni:

Can't wait to see it :SK: :zodd:

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #65 on: September 21, 2009, 11:28:54 AM »
So i assume there wasn´t a time skip of any kind since Griffith´s story is supposed to move in parallel with Guts and it would be kinda unnatural to see Guts and co without his usual build up of new places and events.

Which would mean that this Larger-than-life city of gigantic proportions just poped out of nowhere in an instant. If it´s indeed the case, i´d like to see how exactly it was formed as in i wanna see pretty pictures of magic building it a orgasmic visual spectacle.

The city itself doesn´t disappoint, it gives me a very greek vibe, mainly because of the statues. I´m pretty eager to see how it looks behind the titanic walls.

Edit. Finally we´ll be getting back to Guts. Which makes this episode all the sweeter.

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #66 on: September 21, 2009, 11:41:03 AM »
So i assume there wasn´t a time skip of any kind since Griffith´s story is supposed to move in parallel with Guts and it would be kinda unnatural to see Guts and co without his usual build up of new places and events.

There wasn't a time skip because this episode is the direct continuation of the precedent one. We can tell that much from the two pictures we've seen.

Which would mean that this Larger-than-life city of gigantic proportions just poped out of nowhere in an instant. If it´s indeed the case, i´d like to see how exactly it was formed as in i wanna see pretty pictures of magic building it a orgasmic visual spectacle.

Well you just need to wait a few days more then.

The city itself doesn´t disappoint, it gives me a very greek vibe, mainly because of the statues.

Yeah, they're classical representations of Greek soldiers. Reminiscent of Gaiseric's era. :slan:

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #67 on: September 21, 2009, 01:39:09 PM »
Hmm, just a thought but that preview made me immediately wonder about the future of Guts' left arm -- possibly affected by the merging. Afterall, his perception that his arm was still there was what got him in trouble in ep 287. And if that turns out to be so ... what else might manifest...
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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #68 on: September 21, 2009, 02:16:22 PM »
Hmm, just a thought but that preview made me immediately wonder about the future of Guts' left arm -- possibly affected by the merging. Afterall, his perception that his arm was still there was what got him in trouble in ep 287. And if that turns out to be so ... what else might manifest...

I thought something along the same lines. It's certainly an enigmatic shot. Can't wait to find out! :guts:



And a closer look at the "roll and move"-type board game.

I thought yesterday that Falconia might resemble the Forbidden City of Chinese emperors in a way, despite the overall Greek style of the first two pictures we saw, and I guess in a way, it does. Behind those huge, impenetrable walls is a beautiful city. The title of the episode: Falconia. Now the question is "what are those stairs in the distance leading to?" Maybe... The altar of Griffith's MALEFIC ORB OF DEATH?! :magni:

Also notice how it looks like the deformed creatures Ganishka had spawned have turned into "small" trees matching his own giant tree. I wonder whether the dead apostles suffered the same fate or not. Interesting as well to see how everything in the city seems to be turned inwards (specifically thinking of the huge Falcon figures on the walls here).

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2009, 03:03:40 PM »
The mystery of Ganishka's transformation revealed!   :isidro: Now, I wonder if will it exhibit special properties, or _just_ be a massive tree?

And yeah, Aaz called it. It really IS a giant Secret of Mana tree  :badbone:
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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #70 on: September 21, 2009, 03:15:30 PM »
Looks amazing. I love it when shit gets bigger-than-life epic. But i hope it doesn't come with a price.
Anyway, exciting times ahead!

Although i can't say i'm excited with the name of the upcoming arc...


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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #71 on: September 21, 2009, 03:29:30 PM »
Just because it's called Fantasia doesn't mean there are going to be anthropomorphic mice and dancing broomsticks.  :femto:

Anyway, it's very exciting that a new arc is beginning. What we're witnessing is years in the making. Millennium Falcon has been Miura's longest arc ever. We've been with it for 8 long years, comprising 131 episodes across 12 volumes.

Yet I can still remember when we were anxious for it to START. I'm getting old... :flora:

Also, some minor props to Jackson_Hurley for indirectly calling the name of the new Chapter:
I can't wait to see what is next. Chapter of the ocean travels chronicle... Chapter of the Elfin home?
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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #72 on: September 21, 2009, 04:42:04 PM »
The mystery of Ganishka's transformation revealed!  :schnoz: Now, I wonder if will it exhibit special properties, or _just_ be a massive tree?

Its sap will bring eternal life to those who drink it! :ganishka: But seriously, I do think it will exhibit special properties, no better way to say it.

And yeah, Aaz called it. It really IS a giant Secret of Mana tree  :badbone:

With the city of Falconia right next to it!

Looks amazing. I love it when shit gets bigger-than-life epic. But i hope it doesn't come with a price.

Who are you kidding, we all know there will be a grisly price, and we're eagerly awaiting it. :zodd: After all, there seems to be a Coliseum-like structure within the city, and what could that be used for? ... "RELEASE THE HYDRA!" :void:

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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #73 on: September 21, 2009, 04:44:26 PM »
First of all, great preview! Epic.

Now the question is "what are those stairs in the distance leading to?" Maybe... The altar of Griffith's MALEFIC ORB OF DEATH?! :magni:

Maybe it contains Idea. :idea: That orb seems quite huge.

The mystery of Ganishka's transformation revealed!  :schnoz: Now, I wonder if will it exhibit special properties, or _just_ be a massive tree?

Maybe it'll be a defensive device in case Guts would break in Falconia after Griffith.  :griffnotevil:

I think that it might protect Falconia from an eventual attack from astral creatures.


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Re: Episode 307
« Reply #74 on: September 21, 2009, 05:02:13 PM »
I think it looks fun, actually. You play the life of an apostle, from your sacrifice to eating humans, avoiding death at Guts' hands, encountering Daiba and the Daka and finally joining the Band of the Falcon. :zodd:

Well I'm sure the idea behind the game is fun.  However, I was more referring to the "board game" like feel.  I miss the old TCG game.
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