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Offline Pink-Dark-Boy

BERSERK Reunion (2017)
« on: August 17, 2016, 10:04:12 AM »
Stumbled across something a few days ago, I don't think someone on this site has managed to share it at the moment. Gonna quickly share a trailer along with a statement from who seems to be the director (Cesar Cross) and some miscellaneous links. So far it seems fairly... Interesting. But that trailer did not leave a very good first impression, not a big fan of the occcasional WUBS to fade to black I guess.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqMijL5tbYk

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Thank you all for the initial love and support you've shown for this project. We appreciate the constructive criticism and actually do listen. I've read the entire Berserk manga at least 20 times over the past 15 years and it is by far my favorite story of all time. The release of this teaser trailer is a calculated move on what though may be a very ambitious goal, is also a very realistic and achievable one. I know deep down to the core of my soul that a Berserk live action series can work, but only on a very high level and budget. For this to work, there WILL have to be some slight character design alterations. I know that I will receive initial backlash and hatred for this, but just how Christopher Nolan stuck to his guns when changing the design of the Joker in The Dark Knight, I will stick to my guns and I am prepared for the long road ahead. It is also very important for you all to know this. I will NEVER compromise the real reasons that we all love Berserk for: the deep philosophical concepts, the careful details and attention to character development, the true SOUL of the story and emotional journeys the characters go through when they experience their horrific and beautiful moments. I will not shy away from any of this. If this project is successful and the dream is realized, I will never compromise the integrity of the soul of Berserk. It is not in my nature to sell out. So I ask you all, be patient. There is a method to all this madness.

http://www.berserkreunionproject.com/
https://twitter.com/TheCesarCross
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Re: BERSERK Reunion (2017)
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 10:48:22 AM »
Utter garbage from someone trying to make money/get famous off the back of Berserk. All illegally, of course.

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Re: BERSERK Reunion (2017)
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 11:36:13 AM »
I've seen this before. And if the Guts actor is the one you linked in twitter. I don't really see he fits to play as Guts..

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Re: BERSERK Reunion (2017)
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016, 01:48:32 PM »
I think I'll stick with the animation, which looks way better then what is "offered" in that pseudo teaser... (as other media then the manga of course, the manga is the ultimate source and probably the only thing worth checking out)

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Re: BERSERK Reunion (2017)
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016, 02:20:21 PM »
This is absolute garbage. Why can't people just leave this series alone  :azan:

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Re: BERSERK Reunion (2017)
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2016, 04:03:48 PM »
I dunno guys, looks like it's canon to the 1997 anime since he uploaded the entire series in HD (16:9, cropped) on his YouTube channel. I like how he says it "would live on HBO or NETFLIX", like he's really confident that it looks like quality stuff. :ganishka:

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Re: BERSERK Reunion (2017)
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2016, 04:26:17 PM »
I dunno guys, looks like it's canon to the 1997 anime since he uploaded the entire series in HD (16:9, cropped) on his YouTube channel.

Yep... Just another opportunist professing his love and dedication to Berserk while blithely pilfering it.

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Re: BERSERK Reunion (2017)
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2016, 04:46:31 PM »
When will people realise you cannot do justice to a manga/anime by doing live-action " movies. " They tried with Dragonball and many others, they failed. Why should this be any different?

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Re: BERSERK Reunion (2017)
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2016, 05:22:44 PM »
When will people realise you cannot do justice to a manga/anime by doing live-action " movies. " They tried with Dragonball and many others, they failed. Why should this be any different?

I imagine the folks working on this must have been encouraged by the recent DBZ fan-project that covered some of the material from that Trunks OVA. I have a feeling that that team had access to better resources, though.

Anyway, with regards to the trailer, I got a little too embarrassed to finish. According to the Youtube comments, the second trailer will be much more "attention-grabbing." I'm holding onto my socks! :troll:

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2016, 07:02:01 PM »
I dunno guys, looks like it's canon to the 1997 anime since he uploaded the entire series in HD (16:9, cropped) on his YouTube channel. I like how he says it "would live on HBO or NETFLIX", like he's really confident that it looks like quality stuff. :ganishka:
I hope he's not serious, I thought this thing is just fan made will be uploaded in his channel. I mean i have 90% of feelings it will suck. I won't watch it anyway either it will be in Youtube or anywhere else.

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Re: BERSERK Reunion (2017)
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2016, 07:26:18 PM »
This is so pointless. Berserk is simply not a story that would translate well into a live-action medium. Also, it's difficult for me to visualize Guts in live-action without it looking weird, but maybe that's just me.
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Re: BERSERK Reunion (2017)
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2016, 08:11:42 PM »
this has quite a few views, and some people are actually excited for it in the comments  :ganishka:

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Re: BERSERK Reunion (2017)
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2016, 08:13:27 PM »
This is so pointless. Berserk is simply not a story that would translate well into a live-action medium.

Are you SURE about that?

I'm pretty sure my mandragora zombie movie scriptment was the winner and still the way to go given the likely budgetary constraints. Also, I still haven't gotten my $500 deposit back from Skully for the "submission fee." :ganishka:

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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2016, 04:55:42 PM »
I don't think a live action movie of the Berserk Manga is impossible. It's just that you would be looking at a Lord of the Rings size budget and pacing just to make it work well which is incredibly unrealistic. If I ever become a billionaire I might consider trying, but it would certainly be a money pit as the fan base is not nearly large enough to make it profitable. Besides Kentaro Miura would certainly demand it be released in Japan first and rightfully so.

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Re: BERSERK Reunion (2017)
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Re: BERSERK Reunion (2017)
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2016, 06:27:39 PM »
Totally pointless, #Barf.
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Re: BERSERK Reunion (2017)
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2016, 04:33:32 AM »
Going by the site, it seems that the guy is attempting to help launch a live-action TV series in the vein of Game of Thrones.  The project he is proposing is a "proof of concept", meaning a rough pilot that will be pitched to interested parties (i.e. HBO and Netflix) which will allegedly lead to an interested party that will finance a higher budget full season.

Only problem here is that Miura or whoever has live-action adaptation rights almost certainly have not given the greenlight for any sort of live-action TV series.  Well that and this project is entirely amateur--they'd need some sort of real connection to the industry to have any hope of a successful pitch outside of the bottomfeeding web  streaming crowd.