Author Topic: Possible origin of the episode title "Twilight of the Right Eye"  (Read 2233 times)

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Offline Peregrine_Falcon

I had looked at the title for episode 87 and thought it sounded interesting. I typed the phrase into google and came across a book by Ban'ya Natsuishi called Right eye in the Twilight.

http://www.modernhaiku.org/bookreviews/Natsuishi2006.html

These haikus would describe Guts quite well:

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Illness in one eye:
Im walking
like a goldfish

White mud piles up
in my right eye
a new century

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Re: Possible origin of the episode title "Twilight of the Right Eye"
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2007, 06:28:31 PM »
Nice idea, it's just too bad that episode came out 10 years before the book you're referring to. But hey, maybe Ban'ya Natsuishi reads Berserk, who knows. :SK:

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Re: Possible origin of the episode title "Twilight of the Right Eye"
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007, 01:12:06 PM »
Twilight is commonly used to signify an end, a death, or a decline.
It seems to me like Miura simply found the title fitting, and if something did actually inspire him to choose that title it'll probably be an obscure work so old you'll never figure out what it is without him saying something about it.
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Re: Possible origin of the episode title "Twilight of the Right Eye"
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2007, 11:01:32 PM »
While we're on the subject. Miura seems really fond of using the phrase "Come Flying." So I googled it, surprisingly, I found something.

From Wikipedia:
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The image of geese flying in unison Gankou keitai in Japanese has been used in both Chinese and Japanese classical literature as a symbol of heroism and collective action within a nation-state.
The cold season drifts over the land.
They all huddle in the brown corners.
Some would settle for less.
The castles were all empty, asleep
Long awaiting their King.
Beckoning round the bend.
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Re: Possible origin of the episode title "Twilight of the Right Eye"
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2007, 03:54:04 PM »
While we're on the subject. Miura seems really fond of using the phrase "Come Flying." So I googled it, surprisingly, I found something.

Something unrelated and therefore useless, I'm afraid. It appears quite clearly if you take the time to fully read the article you quoted. Besides, three Berserk episodes are titled "Come Flying", and for all of them it is written "飛来" (Hirai). They're not about geese. It should also be noted that for episode 068, the title is actually "飛来者..." and refers to a single person (Zodd).