Author Topic: European influences in Berserk  (Read 2709 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Sir Schraffl

European influences in Berserk
« on: February 20, 2014, 02:20:16 AM »
Well this is my first post as a new member of this community, which I am very pleased to be a part of!
Recently I have been researching religious European wars because I was intrigued with studying how Miura-san formulates plot devices. I happened to stumble upon the Thirty years war hanging, which resembles the tree guts was found by as a baby. I was wondering if there are other similarities in Berserk that are tied as close together as these. Thank you!  :guts:




« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 02:39:39 AM by Sir Schraffl »

Offline Aazealh

  • 髑髏の騎士
  • Administrator
  • Of Terror
  • *****
  • Posts: 18403
  • Karma: 624
  • Gender: Male
  • そうはいかぬ
Re: European influences in Berserk
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 08:27:13 PM »
I was wondering if there are other similarities in Berserk that are tied as close together as these.

Hi and welcome to the community.

Miura freely borrows elements from folklore or historical events in order to add depth or a sense of realism (or just coolness) to the story. There are quite a few examples, most notably when it comes to names (Tudor, the Hundred-Years' War, Kushans, the Holy See, etc.).

Offline Walter

  • 賢者
  • Administrator
  • Of the Abyss
  • *****
  • Posts: 15866
  • Karma: 463
  • Gender: Male
  • Chapter ≠ Episode
Re: European influences in Berserk
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 01:22:04 AM »
In addition to the historical aspects Miura draws from for Berserk, you should also consider the artistic influences. Just look up etchings of Gustave Doré or Jacuqes Callot (who did the engraving image you posted). Sometimes it's subtle, but you can definitely see some of their ideas bleeding into Berserk.
:femto: :slan: :ubik:

Offline Bramwell

Re: European influences in Berserk
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2014, 06:03:10 PM »
There's a 2 page spread in one of the later manga's where the "wind" is covering the earth. Looking at the shape of the countries it pretty much looks like western Europe.

Volume 34 page 124. You can see the british isles and the western edge of france. In my eyes anyway
« Last Edit: March 09, 2014, 06:15:36 PM by Bramwell »

Offline Walter

  • 賢者
  • Administrator
  • Of the Abyss
  • *****
  • Posts: 15866
  • Karma: 463
  • Gender: Male
  • Chapter ≠ Episode
Re: European influences in Berserk
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2014, 06:41:51 PM »
There's a 2 page spread in one of the later manga's where the "wind" is covering the earth. Looking at the shape of the countries it pretty much looks like western Europe.

Volume 34 page 124. You can see the british isles and the western edge of france. In my eyes anyway

Yep, we talked about it when it was first unveiled 5 years ago: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10381.msg170647#msg170647

I don't think that's what this thread's creator had in mind though.
:femto: :slan: :ubik:

Offline Aazealh

  • 髑髏の騎士
  • Administrator
  • Of Terror
  • *****
  • Posts: 18403
  • Karma: 624
  • Gender: Male
  • そうはいかぬ
Re: European influences in Berserk
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2014, 08:49:29 PM »
Yep, we talked about it when it was first unveiled 5 years ago: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10381.msg170647#msg170647

Jesus, it's been 5 years already? Time sure flies...

Offline Bramwell

Re: European influences in Berserk
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014, 06:35:38 AM »
Ha 5 years! And I said a recent manga. I guess that is recent in Berserk terms.

Offline RanShi

Re: European influences in Berserk
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2014, 03:14:00 PM »
Wow, just look at that image. Gives me the creeps.