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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #75 on: July 01, 2016, 11:52:05 PM »
I was so inspired by today's episode i had to write this.  :schnoz: wowsuchtalent.

Feel no shame about our bait
We never change our ways
Even mother will gouge her eyes out for days
So put your glasses on
Everything will be wrong
There's blame, there's no fame
Its up to you, the first episode should be fined
Whatever holds us back
We can't, We can't get it right

Tell me why, tell me why, tell me why this blows
I dont know why, I dont  know why, dont know why this blows,
Tell me what, tell me what, tell me what you smoke,
I do not want, I do not want, do not want...
Its late
Its too late...

Have no fear for real
It's just a starting deal
Once you start up there's no other way
Don't put your eyes on screen
Or you'll need a dose of cocaine

There's no point, there's no reason
It belongs to us

Before you miss something given
You should know what's truth
We can't, We can't make it right

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #76 on: July 02, 2016, 01:04:21 AM »
Very interesting news posted on Reddit: Crunchyroll will be producing the English-dubbed Bluray and DVD

Source: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-957985/crunchyroll-comes-to-blu-ray-and-dvd
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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #77 on: July 02, 2016, 01:46:34 AM »
It seems that quality Berserk related media (97 anime, DC game) is only released during quality Berserk manga periods :badbone: :daiba:
Berserk isn't really "dark fantasy" either. It's plain fantasy
Miura has been very protective of Berserk

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #78 on: July 02, 2016, 02:46:29 AM »
Basically, I don't think the rush to get to the Conviction arc excuses everything that was wrong here. I think the writing is on the wall that these guys aren't very good at their job, and that more important story elements will be cut or changed going forward, resulting in a mess. Time will tell.

Even that's being too kind. It was nice for about 30 seconds, getting to see the HICKS, Schierke, and Flora(!), but then it immediately sticks the plot in a blender and gives us Robo-Guts action figure action that's an unmitigated disaster in every way. Worse than my lowest expectations and I was already expecting that. It's like a cross between South Park and mid-2000's Flash videos written by monkeys. This abortion is DOA.

Though I did get a kick out of the Seinfeldesque theme when we see Guts eating in the woods. It's like his diner! Maybe this is a nightmare comedy like Tim & Eric or The Eric Andre Show. Berserk Anime, a Cinco product.

It seems that quality Berserk related media (97 anime, DC game) is only released during quality Berserk manga periods :badbone: :daiba:

You mean they correlate. I can't wait to see how the quality of Berserk adaptations continues to evolve:

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #79 on: July 02, 2016, 03:12:05 AM »
You mean they correlate. I can't wait to see how the quality of Berserk adaptations continues to evolve:



After all the recent clusterfuck of Berserk anime since 2012, what if Trey Parker and Matt Stone had adapted the Berserk manga in their own South Park-like cutout cartoon style? Yep, their Berserk adaption would still come out on top  :ganishka:
But speaking of evolving animated adaptation quality, forget Parker and Stone for a second, Griff.  Suppose Don Hertzfeldt wanted to have a go at Berserk?  :iva:

What would Guts and Co. look like, if rendered in Bitter Films-style animation?

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #80 on: July 02, 2016, 03:13:33 AM »
First episode was complete trash in my opinion.
I came in with low expectations and I assumed they'd be leaving a lot out, but I thought the way in which they actually went about doing it was careless. I really can't think of anything specific that I liked about the episode. Not the opening, music, colors, animation, sound effects, pacing; nothing.
I'm hoping that future episodes will be a bit better now that they've set the pace and gotten the so-called introductory episode over with.

Maybe I'm just being overly critical. I'll rewatch it again in a few days and see if my opinion differs but I doubt it will. As for the series as a whole, I guess we'll just have to wait and see what becomes of it with the release of future episodes.

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #81 on: July 02, 2016, 03:26:19 AM »
Don't bother watching again -cause, you got it perfect the first time.

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #82 on: July 02, 2016, 03:33:47 AM »
Berserk: Past, Present, and Future - Anime News Network


Here are some reviews "cough"


The New Berserk Anime Already Outshines The 90s Original
* Not even close to outshining the original as the original is a shining beacon to those who're escaping the shadow of this current project

Berserk Episode 1 - "The Branded Swordsman" Review - IGN

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #83 on: July 02, 2016, 04:03:45 AM »
The New Berserk Anime Already Outshines The 90s Original
* Not even close to outshining the original as the original is a shining beacon to those who're escaping the shadow of this current project

There's something so twisted about seeing the series praised in the form of this perversion. I mean, it's a lie and a shame that this represents Berserk to the unwitting world now. It just keeps getting worse.

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #84 on: July 02, 2016, 04:28:02 AM »
I knew it was going to be crap going in and I was still disappointed. I honestly found it insulting.

Well at least it can't be worse XD.
To be honest we already knew they were going to ruin the first episodes lets see if the arc they have planned to show is at least decent.
Hey, don't jinx it. Hmmm, on second thought, jinx away. A (large) part of me would like to see this get cancelled. One, to send a message to every studio exec out there that this level of quality and disrespect is not acceptable, for Berserk or any series. And two, to prove to every apologist that the removals, changes, and cut corners that were made were never justifiable, no matter how much they defended them because of...reasons similar to a psychological phenomenon named after a certain city in Sweden.


Here are some reviews "cough"


The New Berserk Anime Already Outshines The 90s Original
* Not even close to outshining the original as the original is a shining beacon to those who're escaping the shadow of this current project

Berserk Episode 1 - "The Branded Swordsman" Review - IGN
What are people seeing in this? Is there something I (and I suppose nearly everyone else here) am missing? Is pacing no longer an important quality to storytelling? Is telling a coherent story that makes sense at all a thing of the past? I don't know how anyone who's unfamiliar with the source material could understand what in Frith's name is fucking going on in this episode due to how haphazardly it was cut together.

Then again, that hack at Kotaku clearly doesn't know what she's talking about. The second she calls Berserk a shonen should be your cue to hit the "back" button.
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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #85 on: July 02, 2016, 04:33:15 AM »
Just imagine what someone who's never read the series and is watching this as their first Berserk experience is going to think.  Why are the Holy Iron Chain Knights pursuing Guts?  What are Apostles?  Beherit?  God Hand?  This series makes no sense!  :???:

Not like those fucking movies are going to help any.

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #86 on: July 02, 2016, 04:37:12 AM »
I just don't get it, I really do not. Sigh
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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #87 on: July 02, 2016, 06:29:35 AM »
I quite enjoyed the intro, that was probably the best thing about this anime adaption so far.

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #88 on: July 02, 2016, 07:33:56 AM »
An angry rant about the terrible first episode already has 17K+ views (some of you are familiar with chibireviews other berserk videos as well) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x22Jrq721s

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #89 on: July 02, 2016, 07:37:02 AM »
I'm just glad that the changes are clumsy as opposed to horrifyingly bastardised which was what I was expecting from the various comments.

I wish they had just done Black Swordsman and Lost Children, that way it'll be more accessible to new viewers and be more faithful to the story. Conviction is good but most of it matters more in the larger picture; a series with episodic adventures of Black Swordsman Guts would have made for a fascinating adaptation, plus the art is kind of shoddy in the first few volumes anyway.

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #90 on: July 02, 2016, 07:39:20 AM »
Again, I'm in the minority here (haha), but I enjoyed the episode!  I found the art style and shading to be really cool actually, and I stated several posts back that I didn't like the way they looked in the trailer.  But seeing it in the context of the entire episode, I felt it made the show look really unique with a slight old school vibe.  As for the CG elements, in the same way, it gave the show a different a unique look, and I think it worked well in certain scenes, especially with super natural elements.

I also thought they did a great job with capturing Puck's image and personality.  The voice actor did a terrific job imo.  I laughed at all the funny Puck moments, and then got all emotional during the more somber parts.  It was cool to finally see!

The pacing felt fast, but not too fast.  I'll have to revisit this though, as the series runs on.  I think it was a good establishing episode.

Lastly, the music.  Susumu Hirasawa all day every day for me.  So naturally, I wasn't too crazy about some of the music cues.  But it didn't distract me, for which I'm glad.  I remember during the Eclipse / Casca scene in movie 3 of the trilogy... there was this intense piano solo that came in that was just too much for me.  That took me out of the moment and I wish they could have just kept it alone during that crucial scene.  Fortunately, the soundtrack in ep 1 didn't botch any scenes for me.  On the flip side, it didn't add much either, so I'm hoping this is something that the show will improve on in future eps.

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #91 on: July 02, 2016, 07:47:27 AM »
Are we going to be posting all future episode discussion in this one thread? Because I propose a separate thread for each episode as they get released.

Can't add my two cents because i haven't found a way to watch it yet, Crunchyroll skipped my country. Picked up Game of Thrones instead, and reading through these  reactions i think i think that  may have been the right choice. :schnoz:

I did see the opening...and I don't wanna talk about it.  :sad:

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #92 on: July 02, 2016, 08:53:11 AM »
Berserk: Past, Present, and Future - Anime News Network


Here are some reviews "cough"


The New Berserk Anime Already Outshines The 90s Original
* Not even close to outshining the original as the original is a shining beacon to those who're escaping the shadow of this current project

Berserk Episode 1 - "The Branded Swordsman" Review - IGN

Wow this woman has no idea what she's talking about. Grit and gore, unmatched writing, better than the emo version from 1997, doing justice to shounen manga, WHAAAAAAA.  :???:

What's worse she'll pull a wool over newcomers' eyes and convince them this is actually what happens in the manga and that this wowsocoolmuchgore shounen anime is awesome.  What the actual fuck.


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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #93 on: July 02, 2016, 09:06:26 AM »
With all the bad reviews I've read, I can't wait to watch this piece of shit...
Everything I've seen so far doesn't retranscribe what Berserk is.

Edit: Ok... I've just finished watching this "thing". It looks bad on so many levels that I don't understand why some people actually find that "enjoyable".
Guts (that face and those robot movements)... The depiction of Kenshiro instead of Guts (same feeling as Puella)... Puck looks (thanks to the CG) and sounds dumb... everything is exagerated, the tree, the musics, the events compressed and butchered, etc... I could add many more things. To be honest, it makes me want to insult the producers directly on their Twitter.
If I was a newcomer, this episode wouldn't makes me want to watch the next ones and read the manga.
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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #94 on: July 02, 2016, 09:42:18 AM »
@VengeanceQuest982 Chibi got it right and IGN (a good enough site actually) is 100% incapable of critiquing anime. So is the current staff of ANN but the comment section is tearing it apart, even i wrote 2 comments.  The anime was so bad that i had trouble falling asleep last night. This is how i felt while reflecting on the "pilot":

Berserk 2016 robbed me sleep! I have read Berserk hentai by Kuon Michiyoshi that is better than ep.1... Here are my 3 hours of tossing in my bed summed up: "Berserk 2016 is worse than porn".

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #95 on: July 02, 2016, 10:01:54 AM »
@Aazealh I have been lurking for 10 years so don't expect much from my posts

Hello! I quite like your post and I actually share your opinion pretty much 100% (my previous answer to which you replied was shortened for time). :SK:

This might sound harsh, but I honestly don't think it is.

No I agree. From a die-hard fan perspective, having nothing would have been better than having this.

It seems that quality Berserk related media (97 anime, DC game) is only released during quality Berserk manga periods :badbone: :daiba:

Oh fuck off. You've been at this for 14 years, isn't it time you moved on?

Here are some reviews "cough"

If you're reading Kotaku to begin with, you've already lost. Given that their coverage of video game news is already terrible, it's no surprise whatever review they have of this adaptation is without legitimacy or critical thought.

I'm just glad that the changes are clumsy as opposed to horrifyingly bastardised which was what I was expecting from the various comments.

I'm not sure these two things are mutually exclusive.

Are we going to be posting all future episode discussion in this one thread? Because I propose a separate thread for each episode as they get released.

We'll do separate threads, and I'll probably split this one as well. (Edit: done)

Can't add my two cents because i haven't found a way to watch it yet, Crunchyroll skipped my country. Picked up Game of Thrones instead, and reading through these  reactions i think i think that  may have been the right choice. :schnoz:

There's probably a VPN solution that would allow you to watch it anyway. Up to you to decide whether it's worth it.

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #96 on: July 02, 2016, 10:52:28 AM »
Can't wait for the eventual click-bait articles relating to the first episode premiere.

"YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW OVER-THE-TOP THIS JAPANESE ANIME CARTOON GETS IN JUST 5 MINUTES. WOW. ONE SECRET THAT ANIMATORS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT"

I'm calling it.
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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #97 on: July 02, 2016, 11:05:43 AM »
Can't wait for the eventual click-bait articles relating to the first episode premiere.

There's already a few reviews out (posted earlier on in the thread) that I'm sure you'd have a wonderful time reading.

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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #98 on: July 02, 2016, 12:26:23 PM »
The only review anyone should trust is this:

The 1997 show is very respectable, all things considered, and managed to advertise the manga very well. Why did Berserk adaptions peak 19 years go?
I am off to write my "glowing" Imdb review, to accompany my entry for the films. Edit: The anime doesn´t have a page, as of now, but i will check daily.
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Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« Reply #99 on: July 02, 2016, 01:08:17 PM »
There's something so twisted about seeing the series praised in the form of this perversion. I mean, it's a lie and a shame that this represents Berserk to the unwitting world now. It just keeps getting worse.

What is truly shameful is that Miura has his name attached to this travesty. He was a script supervisor (if i recall correctly) on the 97 anime, and that came out pretty good. He distanced himself from the movies, and those were unwatchable. So why is he involved this time? He's even promoting it.
His role is most likely very small, but if he's attached, i bet he at least saw some form of a script(s). That makes his complicity very disappointing. He should've just Alan Moore'd all over this garbage.
Berserk isn't really "dark fantasy" either. It's plain fantasy
Miura has been very protective of Berserk