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Episode 328
« on: June 06, 2012, 02:10:54 PM »
Title: 遠い日の春花① - The Spring Flower of Days Long Passed (1)





No title yet. The Miura comment says something about it telling the story of an encounter Guts had with an elf in his past:

"Now it's time for me to show why Guts hates elves." (Thanks to Puella for translating.)

Another episode of Berserk is also slated for the next issue of Young Animal (6/22).
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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 02:12:45 PM »
A link with the coming arrival to Elfhelm appears to be more or less confirmed. All the more interesting.

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 02:23:04 PM »
I had to do about five or so takes at the thread title. Feels like forever since a new one has been added here.

Anywho, can't wait for the episode.

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 02:52:10 PM »
Interesting. Can't wait to see that.

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 03:22:00 PM »
Very interesting indeed. I wonder if the elf we see in the preview will come back at some point, or if she'll be mentioned again once they get to Elfhelm?

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 03:45:57 PM »
Puella translated the Miura comment for us: "Now it's time for me to show why Guts hates elves."

I was a little surprised by this wording... hate? But indeed, in volume 1, Guts says that he doesn't like elves, because they're weak. I had forgotten that line.

PS: This circumstance reminds me of the time Guts was imprisoned in volume 1, and Puck helped him escape.
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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 03:54:26 PM »
So this is gonna play out kinda like a "The Seeds of the Future Lie Buried in the Past"
sorta thing. I'm more interested in who this new elf character will end up being and
what if any relevance the character will have in regard to the Elfhelm story.

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 03:55:47 PM »
I love the preview picture. I'm so excited about this !

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2012, 03:59:18 PM »
Anyone else think that's elf dust is falling onto guts in that preview pic or is it just me?

In any case, I'm looking forward to this. Getting to see miura draw a younger guts (possibly other older characters?) for more than a brief flash back panel or two will be cool, not to mention the reason as to why guts hates elves. Awesome  :puck:
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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2012, 04:21:14 PM »
Puella translated the Miura comment for us: "Now it's time for me to show why Guts hates elves."

I was a little surprised by this wording... hate? But indeed, in volume 1, Guts says that he doesn't like elves, because they're weak. I had forgotten that line.

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the preview.  I really hope it doesn't end up being as dark as my gut thinks it will.  I can't help but think young Guts will become fond of the elf only for it to die thereby emotionally wounding him and making him emotionally distant when he encounters another elf.

And thank you so much Puella for the translation of Miura's comment! :)

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2012, 04:24:03 PM »
This looks so damn interesting. Why Guts hates (or hated) elves.  I love how things from the earlier books are still relevant even at this point.

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2012, 04:55:58 PM »
Puella translated the Miura comment for us: "Now it's time for me to show why Guts hates elves."

Keep in mind though that the word "hate" might be a bit strong here compared to the intended meaning. It could be something more akin to "dislike".

PS: This circumstance reminds me of the time Guts was imprisoned in volume 1, and Puck helped him escape.

Same here, and I don't think it's a coincidence. Just you wait and watch Miura add some subtleties to volume 1's jail scene. :guts:

Anyway, speaking more generally about the elves, I think it might also be a matter of non-interference with humans, how they mostly shy away from human affairs. Puck is rather exceptional in that regard, and I believe this flashback may also be used to stress that. How "our" elves aren't necessarily representative of the whole species, Ivalera being something of her own as well. Definitely very exciting stuff and a clever tie-in to what will be next.

I really hope it doesn't end up being as dark as my gut thinks it will.

Like I said on the podcast they advertized that flashback as being "warm", so it probably shouldn't be too dark. That being said I offer you no guarantees here.

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2012, 05:40:23 PM »
Like I said on the podcast they advertized that flashback as being "warm", so it probably shouldn't be too dark. That being said I offer you no guarantees here.

Usually when you're pretty unsure about something, it ends up being a pretty sure thing in the end.

So, by saying no guarantees, you're actually giving your indirect guarantee :troll:

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2012, 06:36:21 PM »
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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2012, 09:14:00 PM »
Those pictures sure have me excited! One small observation though: I'm assuming that the little elf in the preview picture is supposed to be a pisky like Puck and Ivalera. Kinda odd, because I don't remember seeing an elf with rounded-off ears like that. Wonder what if it means anything, or it's just superficial. :???: After all, if Guts can have pointy ears without being an elf, maybe it works the other way around. :troll:

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2012, 10:01:35 PM »
Those pictures sure have me excited! One small observation though: I'm assuming that the little elf in the preview picture is supposed to be a pisky like Puck and Ivalera. Kinda odd, because I don't remember seeing an elf with rounded-off ears like that. Wonder what if it means anything, or it's just superficial. :???: After all, if Guts can have pointy ears without being an elf, maybe it works the other way around. :troll:
I noticed it too, and looked up various times we've seen other elves, mostly when Puck describes Elfhelm and also Volume 15 when Puck catches a glimpse of what the Misty Valley was like long ago. However, I didn't see any other instances of Elves with rounded ears. Of course, there's also the fact that elves are a large race of creatures, and it could just be that we've never seen another one particularly like this before.

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2012, 11:11:11 PM »
Well, my first thought upon seeing the image is that it looks like an adolescent Ivalera. Of course, that could just be because it's female-looking, so even if that's not likely perhaps it is the equivalent of a young elf and her ears haven't developed yet. :iva:

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2012, 06:08:06 AM »
This may be the first episode in a long time where I wait for a proper translation before even looking at anything else ( I love you Puella!).

But who am I kidding.

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2012, 07:51:33 AM »

I also don't see any wings, unless they are tucked behind. Since Puck said they can feel people's emotions, I'm assuming something similar is happening, it sure gives you more background on Guts on that line from volume 1, since now with this episode it makes it more clear he inded had an encounter with an elve before Puck came along.


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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2012, 08:42:11 AM »
Thank you so much about this. I tried to understand what was going on based on the pictures alone. I really liked this episode, it's nice to see Mr. Miura back in action again. I can't wait to read some of your replies !

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2012, 08:55:56 AM »
Interesting episode!  I was wondering how Miura was going to have Guts see the elf since usually "normal" people can't see them.

And I don't know who the guy with the goatee is.  He'll probably end up being a huge prick once the episode is translated.  But for now I like him!  Quite the cunning character!   :ubik:  My first impression of him was that he reminded me of depictions of the devil when the devil poses as a human trickster or con artist.  I could definitely see him standing at some rural Mississippi crossroad, offering you mastery of the guitar for your soul.
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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2012, 09:32:48 AM »
This is really interesting. For a second I thought that guy was going to be a mentor type to Guts, but seeing him trick him like that makes more sense when you think of how Guts acts later on in his life. :sad:

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2012, 10:03:15 AM »
A good mentor is just too good for Guts. You know he can't have nice things!

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Re: Episode 328
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2012, 12:37:08 PM »
This is fascinating stuff, and Gambino got such screen time. I look forward to a translation  :ubik:
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