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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #200 on: April 06, 2018, 03:35:30 PM »
Does anyone think that Casca will have any guilt associated with having her troops killed during the eclipse? Something along the lines of survivor guilt or the guilt a commander losing their troops.

Perhaps that's how she'll process some of the trauma of the Eclipse, but that wasn't her focus during the Eclipse itself. She wasn't fretting her commanding abilities then, btu she was just wondering why this was happening, and why Griffith had done this to them.

For some reason I still have hard time seeing Casca mirror Guts that closely.

Yep.
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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #201 on: April 07, 2018, 06:25:40 PM »
Glad to see old sk members that are still around. Cheers.

I haven't been on here in a while, but my first reaction after reading the episode today was, Man I got to see what everyone on Skullknight is saying haha. It was glorious!

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #202 on: April 10, 2018, 06:32:42 AM »
https://twitter.com/mangamagjapon/status/983598417732558848?s=21

Saw this linked tweet on Reddit saying Episode 356 will be in the April 27th YA issue. Can the veracity of the screen-shot in the second tweet be verified?

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #203 on: April 10, 2018, 06:40:53 AM »
Its from me ;) so its true.

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« Reply #204 on: April 10, 2018, 08:27:30 AM »
Wow, so surprised and glad!  :ubik:

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #205 on: April 10, 2018, 08:50:52 AM »
Its from me ;) so its true.

Nice, thanks for the info Heiji!

See, I told you guys not to always be so hasty to draw conclusions about the release schedule...

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #206 on: April 10, 2018, 09:12:22 AM »
Nice, thanks for the info Heiji!

See, I told you guys not to always be so hasty to draw conclusions about the release schedule...

 :ubik:  YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! :ubik:

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #207 on: April 10, 2018, 10:29:39 AM »
Nice, thanks for the info Heiji!

See, I told you guys not to always be so hasty to draw conclusions about the release schedule...

I’ve never been so happy to be wrong about something

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #208 on: April 10, 2018, 11:52:25 AM »
Nice, thanks for the info Heiji!

See, I told you guys not to always be so hasty to draw conclusions about the release schedule...

True. And didn't they say before the serie resumed in december that it was supposed to be each month now? I know we were "on guard" to not get our hopes too high in case it was just a mini stretch of a release. But maybe it's really going monthly.  Either way it's a great news!

Thx for the heads up!

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #209 on: April 10, 2018, 02:45:40 PM »
Awsome news. Im happy aslong as we get one volume a year  :ubik:

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #210 on: April 10, 2018, 03:20:15 PM »
Wow, great news considering how likely a break seemed. I'm delighted I'll get to see the next episode sooner rather than later, but I was actually just thinking on the way to work how a break was good timing for me with the baby coming. The next Skullcast should be my first as a father and maybe the last before I'm divorced for podcasting instead of taking care of my infant. :ganishka:

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #211 on: April 10, 2018, 03:22:10 PM »
See, I told you guys not to always be so hasty to draw conclusions about the release schedule...

You've been on point a lot lately. :ganishka:

Wow, great news considering how likely a break seemed. I'm delighted I'll get to see the next episode sooner rather than later:
I feel like your plea for the next episode "now now" was answered :ganishka:

Im super excited that its coming soon.

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #212 on: April 10, 2018, 03:41:52 PM »
Today is a good day, my friends! 356, here we come! :ubik:

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #213 on: April 10, 2018, 07:07:00 PM »
https://twitter.com/mangamagjapon/status/983598417732558848?s=21

Saw this linked tweet on Reddit saying Episode 356 will be in the April 27th YA issue. Can the veracity of the screen-shot in the second tweet be verified?

Thanks for the good news! :ubik:

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #214 on: April 10, 2018, 10:19:33 PM »
YES!! This is the best news!! I thought Berserk was on Hiatus again :guts: . Since it's the first time Miura has done 5 episodes in a row in a long time, does that mean that he'll keep releasing a episode each month from now on? :???:
Guts story will probably end after mine ends first.

Offline Sir Schraffl

Re: Episode 355
« Reply #215 on: April 11, 2018, 02:36:19 PM »
Holy shit yesss! Was ready to wait for months for the next episode and its actually right around the corner

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #216 on: April 11, 2018, 03:29:38 PM »
YES!! This is the best news!! I thought Berserk was on Hiatus again :guts: . Since it's the first time Miura has done 5 episodes in a row in a long time, does that mean that he'll keep releasing a episode each month from now on? :???:

From what I've noticed, it looks like he's been releasing monthly for about 6 consecutive months for the past couple years, from November to April. So I assume this will be similar. But who knows? Maybe he'll keep the train going. Fingers crossed!

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #217 on: April 11, 2018, 03:55:42 PM »
Very happy to have been proven wrong about 356's release! I just wish YA would get their shit together in terms of announcing the schedule of releases.

From what I've noticed, it looks like he's been releasing monthly for about 6 consecutive months for the past couple years, from November to April.

Nope. The past two years have included 2 stints of 4 monthly releases. http://skullknight.net/images/eps.htm

Ive said so before, but I expect that Miura will finish out vol 40 by the end of the year, which means 2 more releases (357, 358) sometime before Dec. That would be consistent with the past two years of volume releases. It's even possible for him to release those through June, with a bound vol 40 arriving on shelves shortly after. That'd be ideal. But it would also mean that in order to keep that pace in 2019, he would have to release 8 episodes, which has not been done in close to a decade.

Either way, I feel pretty spoiled getting monthly Berserk for 5 months, with the potential of even more.
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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #218 on: April 11, 2018, 05:57:02 PM »
Alright, Walter pays for the drinks! Let's celebrate

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #219 on: April 11, 2018, 06:16:29 PM »
Quote from: Walter
Either way, I feel pretty spoiled getting monthly Berserk for 5 months, with the potential of even more.
This kind of happiness feels so surreal...
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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #220 on: April 11, 2018, 06:37:55 PM »
Since it's the first time Miura has done 5 episodes in a row in a long time, does that mean that he'll keep releasing a episode each month from now on? :???:

It hasn't been that long. Six episodes were released in a row in late 2015. Then we had four in a row in 2016, four in a row in 2017, and the current run.

But it would also mean that in order to keep that pace in 2019, he would have to release 8 episodes, which has not been done in over a decade.

Haha, you're exaggerating a bit, we got 9 episodes in 2010. :slan:

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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #221 on: April 13, 2018, 11:28:17 AM »
It's strage that in the Preview of YA there is no image of Berserk, and the Manga is only listed in written form.

First time since I follow the preview.
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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #222 on: April 13, 2018, 12:40:27 PM »
It's strage that in the Preview of YA there is no image of Berserk, and the Manga is only listed in written form.

First time since I follow the preview.

It's not unheard of, I wouldn't worry.
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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #223 on: April 13, 2018, 01:07:45 PM »
It's not unheard of, I wouldn't worry.
Oh, I'm not worried, I was just curious.
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Re: Episode 355
« Reply #224 on: April 13, 2018, 05:06:51 PM »
Coming off my latest big re-read of Berserk I couldn’t be more excited for the future. I’d gotten a little sentimental in my last post, so I’ll spare you guys the reminisces this time. But I will say, GODDAMN what a great series. Looking back on everything, especially the point we’re on now, I do feel a certain nostalgia for the relative innocence of the Golden Age arc. It all seemed so simple then....

This was a another very satisfying episode. I’ve read it several times now, when it was first released, and again as I finished my re-read. We all have various theories for what will or will not happen next, and some are more plausible than others. But I haven’t been THIS excited in a long time.

So, what happens next? How will Casca react to Guts, to Griffith, etc etc. Will she blame Guts? Will she run back to Griffith? Will she leave and follow her own peregrinations? I don’t really see that happening, but G&C may need to go to couples counseling.....  :sad: :???: :SK:

First, from ep. 354, we know exactly what’s going through Casca’s mind in this episode. We’ve seen the memories and the emotional associations. With each step she takes another piece of the puzzle is in place, in much the same order and manner as those shattered and broken pieces of the doll. It only makes sense to me that with her last step the last fragment (the eclipse) would show its teeth. But we know what this memory contains, and it does not associate Guts with Femto or the horrors of the festival. He was a victim the same as her, not the catalyst. In fact, it’s the loss of her comrades, the terror of the rape, and Guts’ struggle to save her. This trauma is what broke her mind to begin with, so this is not an unexpected reaction.

Following this train of thought is the complication of “Elaine.” The final piece of the puzzle is Elaine returning to the body of the doll. Throughout the dream she is terrified of Dog-Guts, running in fear at the sight of his snout. I would not at all be surprised if this fear manifests in Casca shortly after Guts reaches her. I see this as a complication, but not some insurmountable obstacle. All the issues and concerns that others have brought up in Guts’ treatment of her will have to be dealt with, I think it would be unsatisfying if they were ignored.

From this, I imagine she will continue having flashbacks, moments or horror and revulsion, but will lean on Guts as the only one who truly understands what it’s like living in a world they now find themselves in. I rather like the idea of Casca stripping off the armor Guts wears, it works both literally and figuratively, and would be a wonderful mirror to their first sparks of intimacy. Guts bears so many more scars for her now, I can imagine her feeling more than a little concerned/regretful that he put himself in harms way for her so many times. I don’t think intimacy will come easily either, as it’s clear from her nightmares that she does have loads of phallic trauma. I just hope Guts doesn’t find himself too eager to impress upon her just how deep his desire goes....

Guts will be overcome with emotion himself, and we’ll probably see the first tears shed by him in a while. I just hope he can finally see Casca smile again.  :judo:

I’m just as interested to see how the new group dynamic works. Surely, if Isidro heard of the Hundred-Man Slayer, he also heard tales of The Hawks’ famous female captain?

But I wouldn’t be surprised if all the excitement is cut short by some sort of invasion. If Griffith/God Hand is going after all the Spirit Trees, Elfhelm wouldn’t be far on their list. Also, how aware do you think Griffith is of Casca’s restoration? The World of Dreams seems to be a plane the God Hand is not unfamiliar in walking. And with Griff being all or nearly omniscient now, surely he’d have some intuition of what’s going on there?

So nothing very revelatory in this here post. Just some thoughts that have probably been stated better elsewhere. Yet there’s so much more to discuss! To Wally, Griff, Cronus, et al who have mentioned all us old farts getting together, count me in! I’ve enjoyed the podcast, and would love to be a participant.

‘Til Next Time!