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Re: Dark Horse releasing guidebook March 14, 2018
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 01:48:27 PM »
Well I'm glad I'll be able to read that in English! Thanx for the heads up Sareth!  :guts:

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Re: Dark Horse releasing guidebook March 14, 2018
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 03:59:04 PM »
Good on DH for releasing supplementary materials like this. I wonder why they never did the same for the Illustrations Guide? I guess it helps that the printing format of the guidebook is the same as the manga, whereas artbooks are a different beast entirely...

Either way, this means we'll get an official translation of the huge Miura interview, which is awesome. Having the rest of the guidebook translated, well, it's kind of hard to get excited for it, since I already own the Japanese one.
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Re: Dark Horse releasing guidebook March 14, 2018
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 04:14:12 PM »
Good on DH for releasing supplementary materials like this. I wonder why they never did the same for the Illustrations Guide? I guess it helps that the printing format of the guidebook is the same as the manga, whereas artbooks are a different beast entirely...

Either way, this means we'll get an official translation of the huge Miura interview, which is awesome. Having the rest of the guidebook translated, well, it's kind of hard to get excited for it, since I already own the Japanese one.

Indeed, I have been wondering why they never bothered to make an English version of the artbook(s) (can't renenber if their is more then one for I have only one in french). Maybe they don't have the rights to make them?

As for the rest of the guidebook, I'm happy about it because I've refrain from buying the Japanese version because I cannot read it. I know some of the info seems to come from out of nowhere (ages and stuff like that. Correct me if I'm wrong though).

It'll be a nice addition to my collection.

One question though, are the romanized names in the book considered the real spelling for the characters? I know it has been discussed in the guide book thread at some point but not sure at 100% about it.

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Re: Dark Horse releasing guidebook March 14, 2018
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 04:30:20 PM »
Indeed, I have been wondering why they never bothered to make an English version of the artbook(s) (can't renenber if their is more then one for I have only one in french). Maybe they don't have the rights to make them?

It's probably not a rights issue, it's expensive to produce and they probably didn't think there was enough demand. DH won't take risks like that, the french manga market seems much larger than the north american market in general, they have a lot more series localized than we do here.

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Re: Dark Horse releasing guidebook March 14, 2018
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 04:33:54 PM »
Indeed, I have been wondering why they never bothered to make an English version of the artbook(s) (can't renenber if their is more then one for I have only one in french). Maybe they don't have the rights to make them?

Well they released the illustrations guide in other countries, so I don't see why the US would have any more trouble than them. It's probably merely a business decision on DH's part. They've explained a few times how they're very risk-averse when it comes to Berserk, ordering reprints of only hundreds of volumes at a time so they won't overshoot demand (vol 33-34 are currently sold out, btw), which is why I was surprised to see them localize this particular book.

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One question though, are the romanized names in the book considered the real spelling for the characters? I know it has been discussed in the guide book thread at some point but not sure at 100% about it.

Yes, some of us had problems with a few of the name spellings (Mozguz / Burkilaka / Gurunberd, to name a few). As always, even spellings from official sources have to be questioned, because there's a language barrier. For what it's worth, the spellings in the character guide section of volumes has been on point for years. Then the guidebook came and raised more questions.
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Re: Dark Horse releasing guidebook March 14, 2018
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 05:25:52 PM »
Is it true that the Illustrations File Artbook was never tranlated in English? I found it in French, German (my language), italian and jpanese of course but not in english. Kinda funny cause normally it's the other way around. 

Just happy that the Guidebook will be translated now...
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Re: Dark Horse releasing guidebook March 14, 2018
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 05:43:19 PM »

Yes, some of us had problems with a few of the name spellings (Mozguz / Burkilaka / Gurunberd, to name a few). As always, even spellings from official sources have to be questioned, because there's a language barrier. For what it's worth, the spellings in the character guide section of volumes has been on point for years. Then the guidebook came and raised more questions.

Ah yeah, now I remember the little controversy of the guide book. Anyways, i take most of the names here because I trust you guys with thse things. I'm just glad that I'll be able to have the guide at home.

It's weird though that there is a difference in the guide book vs the character guide in the regular volumes.

Thank you for clarifying that for me.

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 08:18:32 PM »
Neat to be able to read the interview at my leisure, I own the Japanese one as well so as Walter said, rest is pretty meh.

By the way, what is this illustrations guide you guys are talking about? Don't think I've ever heard about it.

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Re: Dark Horse releasing guidebook March 14, 2018
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 12:44:00 AM »
Neat to be able to read the interview at my leisure, I own the Japanese one as well so as Walter said, rest is pretty meh.

By the way, what is this illustrations guide you guys are talking about? Don't think I've ever heard about it.

It's an artbook (the only real one for Berserk) released in 1997, featuring a long in-depth interview with Miura. The translation for it is here, thanks to Puella and our Patreon backers.
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Re: Dark Horse releasing guidebook March 14, 2018
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2017, 12:57:43 PM »
Wasn't it right that it is "Berserk Illustrations File"?  It was translated in different languages (French,German,Italian I know) and they've got different covers or not?

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Re: Dark Horse releasing guidebook March 14, 2018
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2017, 01:40:27 PM »
It's an artbook (the only real one for Berserk) released in 1997, featuring a long in-depth interview with Miura. The translation for it is here, thanks to Puella and our Patreon backers.

Ahh how silly, I have it in my bookshelf. Never known it by that name though! Thank you.