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Re: Story Discussion: Dark Horse readers only [NO SPOILERS]
« Reply #125 on: February 28, 2006, 10:35:44 PM »
Haven't you ever heard the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover"?

sure i heard that but since the little resumé in most of the books (berserk related or not) are most of the time dull i just take a chance! but usually i check out first who is writing it and drawing it.. so cover or "résumé" are never what i llok for in the first place! creators background first! :P the cover part was more of a joke thing!  :troll:

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Re: Story Discussion: Dark Horse readers only [NO SPOILERS]
« Reply #126 on: March 04, 2006, 11:14:39 PM »
I just bought and read volume 10. The origin of Gaiseric as well what was revealed below the tower of rebirth really makes me anxious to know when Mr. Miura will reveal what could be the skullknight's origin.  Makes me wonder is the skullknight was once a branded one? Or was he the one that sacrificed his people to the Hand of God? Just hope its revealed soon.

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Re: Story Discussion: Dark Horse readers only [NO SPOILERS]
« Reply #127 on: March 04, 2006, 11:36:53 PM »
I just bought and read volume 10. The origin of Gaiseric as well what was revealed below the tower of rebirth really makes me anxious to know when Mr. Miura will reveal what could be the skullknight's origin. Makes me wonder is the skullknight was once a branded one? Or was he the one that sacrificed his people to the Hand of God? Just hope its revealed soon.

SPOILER: Very little has been revealed about Skull Knight's past up through the current episode, 269.  Frankly, I hope more is revealed about Skully soon, too. :SK:

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« Reply #128 on: March 12, 2006, 02:57:26 AM »
Yeah, i think perhaps Gaiseric is pre-skull knight, i mean they said that 4 angels(god hand perhaps) destroyed everything of his, and then you see all those branded corpses. So i think skull knight may have been the fifth god hand member at one point in time. But there isnt much to support this right now so its just a theory

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Re: Story Discussion: Dark Horse readers only [NO SPOILERS]
« Reply #129 on: March 12, 2006, 03:07:15 AM »
i think skull knight may have been the fifth god hand member at one point in time. But there isnt much to support this right now so its just a theory

Actually that's a very, very old theory. SPOILER: It's been mostly invalidated since then. Don't hesitate to search for more speculation about this in older threads if you're interested.

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« Reply #130 on: March 12, 2006, 03:21:45 AM »
well, i dont want to ruin it, i rather just wait for dark horse to reveal it.

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« Reply #131 on: March 18, 2006, 03:45:00 AM »
I have always been the type of guy who enjoyed reading the printed version of stories for the extras left out of the anime/movies, but holy $#!T, I never would have imagined so much would be left out of the anime. Word to the wise. If you loved the anime, and havn't read the manga. Go get it. If you dont want to bother with ordering it go to your local Borders.

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« Reply #132 on: March 19, 2006, 01:26:38 AM »
I have always been the type of guy who enjoyed reading the printed version of stories for the extras left out of the anime/movies, but holy $#!T, I never would have imagined so much would be left out of the anime. Word to the wise. If you loved the anime, and havn't read the manga. Go get it. If you dint want to bother with ordering it go to your local Borders.

very good idea; after all, the manga is the source material. Not only were many things left out all together (Silat, Skull Knight, the entire incident with the King of Midland and the princess..) but there were various other errors and added things that make it seem "cheesy" (a good example would be how in the first episode of the anime, when the peasent asks the bar tender if there is any good news and the bartender replies with "no, no good news. There hasn't been any good news since Griffith became king", or something along those lines.. This is completly inaccurate; Griffith isn't a "king" then, but rather is Femto and part of the godhand, hehe ;)


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Re: Story Discussion: Dark Horse readers only [NO SPOILERS]
« Reply #133 on: April 11, 2006, 07:29:41 PM »
AND the friggin anime crew decided it would be a hot idea to ommit or tone down all comical situations.

Why?


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Re: Story Discussion: Dark Horse readers only [NO SPOILERS]
« Reply #134 on: April 12, 2006, 12:36:47 AM »
AND the friggin anime crew decided it would be a hot idea to ommit or tone down all comical situations.

Why?

They've made a lot of changes that don't make any sense, removed important parts and added useless ones. You should also keep in mind that while he didn't have time to really supervise the production, Miura personally rewrote half the script (they sent parts to him for reviewing and he sent them back). It could have been a lot worse, I can't even imagine what they originally had in mind.

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Re: Story Discussion: Dark Horse readers only [NO SPOILERS]
« Reply #135 on: April 12, 2006, 06:27:42 PM »
Volume 11 is officially out!

"Created by Kentarou Miura, Berserk is a roaring manga dragster, a grand epic of red-line action, white-knuckle horror, and black-hearted humor that has spawned a fervent legion of acolytes driving a host of horrified nonbelievers in their wake. The bell tolls for thee, puny mortal!"

Its been a long time since I read this volume but I remember it being an absolute blast. I look forward to reading it tonight at work! And if book stores haven't gotten it in yet try your local comic stores!

Edit: Oh, and by the way Wyald's motto is translated to  "make it fun, make it stimulating!" And the creed of the Black Dog Knights is "to enjoy and excite!"

Damn right! Don't you forget it!

Fun and stimulating double edit: CnC just made me piss my pants with the post below.
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Re: Story Discussion: Dark Horse readers only [NO SPOILERS]
« Reply #136 on: April 12, 2006, 06:40:43 PM »
"Created by Kentarou Miura, Berserk is a roaring manga dragster, a grand epic of red-line action, white-knuckle horror, and black-hearted humor that has spawned a fervent legion of acolytes driving a host of horrified nonbelievers in their wake. The bell tolls for thee, puny mortal!"

They must have a bunch of stock cover summaries:
"Created by _(INSERT AUTHOR HERE)_, _(INSERT TITLE HERE)_  is a bitchin' thrill ride with black humor and action oozing out of its asshole!  Remember to your fiber tablets, jackass!"

Seriously, DH, stop it already.  its childish to the point of becoming annoying.

Edit: Oh, and by the way Wyald's motto is translated to  "make it fun, make it stimulating!" And the creed of the Black Dog Knights is "to enjoy and excite!"

Sounds ok to me.  Engrish doesn't translate too well into English, typically.
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Re: Story Discussion: Dark Horse readers only [NO SPOILERS]
« Reply #137 on: April 12, 2006, 11:05:59 PM »
Volume 11 is officially out!

"Created by Kentarou Miura, Berserk is a roaring manga dragster, a grand epic of red-line action, white-knuckle horror, and black-hearted humor that has spawned a fervent legion of acolytes driving a host of horrified nonbelievers in their wake. The bell tolls for thee, puny mortal!"

Its been a long time since I read this volume but I remember it being an absolute blast. I look forward to reading it tonight at work! And if book stores haven't gotten it in yet try your local comic stores!

Edit: Oh, and by the way Wyald's motto is translated to  "make it fun, make it stimulating!" And the creed of the Black Dog Knights is "to enjoy and excite!"

Damn right! Don't you forget it!

Fun and stimulating double edit: CnC just made me piss my pants with the post below.

Thanks for the heads-up, Rakshas!  I'll probably order my copy later tonight.  The DH sum-up of Berserk is just as amusing (and inaccurate) as usual, but it gave me a good laugh.  I really do wish they'd just stop, but they probably won't.

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Re: Story Discussion: Dark Horse readers only [NO SPOILERS]
« Reply #138 on: April 13, 2006, 03:35:53 PM »

"Created by Kentarou Miura, Berserk is a roaring manga dragster, a grand epic of red-line action, white-knuckle horror, and black-hearted humor that has spawned a fervent legion of acolytes driving a host of horrified nonbelievers in their wake. The bell tolls for thee, puny mortal!"

They seem to be getting worse.....

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Re: Story Discussion: Dark Horse readers only [NO SPOILERS]
« Reply #139 on: April 26, 2006, 08:32:34 AM »
Just finished reading this and it was absolutely fantastic. Yet another GN made up almost entirely of non-anime stuff. The whole thing was really edge of your seat.. the fights were amazing. I can't believe all the build up to the eclipse that was just left out of the anime.. they really did a crap job with that. I definatly cannot wait for 12.
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« Reply #140 on: April 29, 2006, 08:48:35 PM »
I'm so anxious to get to the eclipse. I thought it was going to start at the end of this issue :( o well i know the next two issues will be crammed with awsomness.

Also what was with Wyald. He didn't seem like an apostle, seeing as he had no beherit. At the same time he seemed to weak to be a zodd/skullknight kind of character.

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« Reply #141 on: April 29, 2006, 08:54:53 PM »
Also what was with Wyald. He didn't seem like an apostle, seeing as he had no beherit. At the same time he seemed to weak to be a zodd/skullknight kind of character.

Wyald was definitely an Apostle, without a doubt.  Having or not having a Beherit at the time doesn't mean anything.  I agree with you that Wyald was definitely weaker than Zodd or Skull Knight, but they're just too damn good, so it's not fair to pit poor ol' Wyald up against 'em like that. :beast:

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« Reply #142 on: April 30, 2006, 07:56:06 PM »
Yes, he was definitely a apostle, but what you will come to see is that some are stronger/greater and weaker than others.

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Re: Story Discussion: Dark Horse readers only [NO SPOILERS]
« Reply #143 on: May 02, 2006, 01:13:25 PM »
I really hope they dont edit volume 13's cover!!! But anyways Im loving the darkhorse release's right now, and vol 11 is now one of my personal favs! great battle!!!
Why in God's name would I wanna keep writing about characters whose central preoccupation are weed and dick and fart jokes? I mean, ya gotta grow man. Don't you ever want anything more for yourself? I know this poor hapless son of a bitch does. I look into his sorry doe eyes and I just, I see a man crying out. He's crying out, "When Lord? When the fuck can your servant ditch this foul-mouthed little chucklehead to whom I am a constant victim of his folly, so much so that it prevents him from ever getting to kiss a girl! Fuck! When, Lord when? WHENS GONNA BE MY TIME?

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Re: Story Discussion: Dark Horse readers only [NO SPOILERS]
« Reply #144 on: May 02, 2006, 03:46:23 PM »
I really hope they dont edit volume 13's cover!!! But anyways Im loving the darkhorse release's right now, and vol 11 is now one of my personal favs! great battle!!!
They could pull the cheesy ZOOM IN technique like Media Blasters did with the final DVD for the anime  :puck:  But, I doubt they will.
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« Reply #145 on: May 02, 2006, 05:42:53 PM »
Yeah, DH has been pretty good with the covers so far, so I don't think they would really alter it that much. It would really suck if they did since I think 13 is a very awesome cover  :guts:

My 11 just came in, awesome volume. The battle with Wyald was really awesome.

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« Reply #146 on: May 03, 2006, 03:36:03 AM »
Its been confirmed on the Dark Horse message boards that Volume 13 cover art will not be altered.  To maintain censorship, though, they will be placing a sticker over the offending area.

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Re: Story Discussion: Dark Horse readers only [NO SPOILERS]
« Reply #147 on: May 03, 2006, 03:48:44 AM »
Its been confirmed on the Dark Horse message boards that Volume 13 cover art will not be altered. To maintain censorship, though, they will be placing a sticker over the offending area.

Well then, as someone who is very against censorship, I'd like to extend a big "thank you" to the people at Dark Horse.  You guys rock.  Now where the hell is my Vol. 11? :miura:

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« Reply #148 on: May 03, 2006, 06:12:23 PM »
I ordered Volume 11 off Amazon, hasn't arrived yet. What should I expect, is it any better/worse than volumes 1-10?

Woops, just realised this is in the wrong forum. Sorry.

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« Reply #149 on: May 04, 2006, 03:15:06 AM »
I ordered Volume 11 off Amazon, hasn't arrived yet. What should I expect, is it any better/worse than volumes 1-10?
If you haven't noticed from the handful of praises above, volume 11 is awesome.  It's essentially one huge action sequence, featuring Guts most intense fight yet, and showcasing the final moments of the Band of Hawks in action.  There's a scene towards the end between Guts and Griff that's really touching, given the events just one volume in the future; truly a glimpse inside Griff's head.

A special someone makes a spooky appearance too :zodd:
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