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Episode 301
« on: December 09, 2008, 12:26:21 PM »

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The mystery of how Irvine shoots in his apostle form is revealed!! :guts:

Looks like it was a mix of what we had thought of (the antlers + hair from the tail).

The episode itself is more of the same thing we've seen in the past few issues. Irvine fights the mini-Ganishka monsters with Sonia on his back, and the rest of the apostles carry on the battle as well. Apparently Griffith is headed toward Ganishka though! The episode title refers to the Pontiff exclaiming "what a chaos this is!!".

Also of note: there will be a break after this episode, and the date at which the publication will be resumed hasn't been announced yet.

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 12:46:25 PM »
Well, that certainly answers all our dorky questions. Too bad about the break.

No more Berserk for 2008  :judo:

Now bring on Berserk in 2009   :SK:
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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 01:23:27 PM »
Well, that certainly answers all our dorky questions. Too bad about the break.

Seeing everything he's done so far I think he earned the break. I do have to say I wish he ended the Ganish-showdown first though. Either way I'm looking forward to what comes next. :chomp:

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 01:27:17 PM »
Welp... I sure hope it isn't a long break but its going to be at least a month seeing how all the holiday's are coming up. I am thinking two months.

Also I really want someone to make a video of this fight with a John Madden voice describing the carnage. John Madden makes everything funny.  :ganishka:
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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 02:20:13 PM »
Well, finally Irvine's way of shooting is unveiled.  :isidro:

Pretty weird but very cool!  :guts:

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 02:56:37 PM »
Sweet the shooting involved the tail somehow! Amazing! thank you for the info Aaz. Anybody has a thought on what is the string he use?!

Anyway I agree that the break his well deserved. Could we have a mini skip to Guts for one episode while the mini-ganishkas get their ass kicked and then flip back for the big fall of Ganishka, or will we get an ending of the battle later on as a flashback/retold by someone? either way I would not mind cause everything so far is just mind blowing.

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 03:07:45 PM »
i totally called it :isidro:

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 03:12:13 PM »
Oh wow. Very interesting. Looks like all our mishmoshed ideas weren't that off.  :carcus:

Another break? I'm sure what we'll get after the break will be well worth it.
I don't think we'll have a recount of Ganishka's fall told by someone else after the fact. Given just how much we seen of Ganishka's emergence and him just walking around, I don't see how Miura would draw SO much of Ganishka without showing us his demise. I'm sure he's aware to his audience's demands, not that he HAS to abide by them, but I can't see him NOT showing us this monumental moment play by play.

Hell, look how much we've seen of Irvine! Why would he focus so much on one apostle and not the fall of Ganishka? We'll see it, fo' sure.

P.S. What the fuck happens when Irvine's tail runs out of hair!?!?! :isidro:

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2008, 03:46:43 PM »
He eats Sonia's hair and grows more.

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2008, 04:15:05 PM »
Seeing everything he's done so far I think he earned the break. I do have to say I wish he ended the Ganish-showdown first though. Either way I'm looking forward to what comes next. :chomp:

Think about it. If a break's needed to work on it, that means it's going to be awesome. :badbone:

Anybody has a thought on what is the string he use?!

It's probably directly secreted by his antlers. Otherwise, maybe it's something he spits (can't imagine that though)?

i totally called it :isidro:

I beat you to it by a mile though, sorry to say. :badbone:

Anyway, a bigger preview:


Miura's comment is that he's a bit disappointed his favorite series (NovelsM@ster) is over. He was surprised that it ended. And he bought a Xbox 360 because he's bored and lonely.

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2008, 04:23:55 PM »
Cool previews. Dodo bird STRIKES! :ganishka: It's very strange to me to see Apostles fighting alongside humans. Not a critique, it's just a concept I'm adjusting to.

And wow, about Miura owning a 360 (presumably). Man, somebody needs to add him to their friends list. Id like to see what he's playing  :miura:

This s going to be a rough wait, since it appears the episode basically ends with Griffith yelling CHARGE.
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2008, 04:37:10 PM »
Uh oh, Miura bought a 360. Productivity is gonna start to slow...

Dude! Midlanders are riding apostles?!

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2008, 05:21:09 PM »


Ah, Sonia's just too adorable!^^

Nice preview (felt like it was the whole episode actually)!

About the XBOX..hmm. Many japanese gamers picked up a 360 recently, mainly because of "Tales of Vesperia". If he should play that during his break then i'm afraid we won't see a new episode for quite some time!^^   :troll:
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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2008, 06:01:35 PM »
I love the preview, Irvine carrying Sonia around is just so cute! And once again, I LOVE Irvine's apostle form! Thanks a bunch Aaz!

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2008, 06:12:22 PM »
About Irvines attack, wouldn't it be safe to say what sprouts out of the mini-Ganishka is ingrown hair and not thorns?

Miura's comment is that he's a bit disappointed his favorite series (NovelsM@ster) is over. He was surprised that it ended. And he bought a Xbox 360 because he's bored and lonely.

Not to derail the thread further, but I was under the impression Guin saga was his favorite series. Is this not so?


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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2008, 06:35:56 PM »
Cool previews. Dodo bird STRIKES!

It's... The FALCON OF LIGHT!! :griff: :troll:

And wow, about Miura owning a 360 (presumably). Man, somebody needs to add him to their friends list. Id like to see what he's playing  :miura:
About the XBOX..hmm. Many japanese gamers picked up a 360 recently, mainly because of "Tales of Vesperia".

Haha, well I'm almost sorry to tell you guys, but he's playing "THE iDOLM@STER".

About Irvines attack, wouldn't it be safe to say what sprouts out of the mini-Ganishka is ingrown hair and not thorns?

The hair he shoots grow somehow and result in the little trees with sharp and pointy ends. Call it what you want, but I don't think "ingrown hair" is appropriate. "Hair arrows" could do. It doesn't have to have a name though.

Not to derail the thread further, but I was under the impression Guin saga was his favorite series. Is this not so?

Yeah, but NovelsM@ster isn't a book series, it's (as far as I understand) some kind of unofficial derivative series of "THE iDOLM@STER" that consists of videos that are presented in a format like a cheap pseudo-interactive text-based video game or a visual novel (with a still background picture, character faces on top that have 4 different unanimated expressions, elevator music to complement it and tons of text you have to plow through). It's all on Nico Nico Douga for those that are interested.

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2008, 07:29:27 PM »
The hair he shoots grow somehow and result in the little trees with sharp and pointy ends. Call it what you want, but I don't think "ingrown hair" is appropriate. "Hair arrows" could do. It doesn't have to have a name though.

You're right, let's not get into inventing names for that. Hmm, though i have to say, i'm somewhat intrigued. I mean, it could be pretty embarrassing for Irvine, should he run out of ammo..because he plucked his body naked.. :chomp:

Seriously though, i wonder if there's a limit to his powers or rather if he's still got something up his sleeve for close combat purposes.

Yeah, but NovelsM@ster isn't a book series, it's (as far as I understand) some kind of unofficial derivative series of "THE iDOLM@STER" that consists of videos that are presented in a format like a cheap pseudo-interactive text-based video game or a visual novel (with a still background picture, character faces on top that have 4 different unanimated expressions, elevator music to complement it and tons of text you have to plow through). It's all on Nico Nico Douga for those that are interested.

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2008, 08:31:37 PM »
You're right, let's not get into inventing names for that. Hmm, though i have to say, i'm somewhat intrigued. I mean, it could be pretty embarrassing for Irvine, should he run out of ammo..because he plucked his body naked.. :chomp:

Seriously though, i wonder if there's a limit to his powers or rather if he's still got something up his sleeve for close combat purposes.

Let's be serious, as an apostle (for which wounds healing themselves in seconds is standard fare) I doubt it's a problem at all. The hair probably regrows endlessly. As for close combat, I guess the mouth and paws of his beast body could do the trick? But obviously, that's not where his strength lies. Just like with his human form, his specialty likely remains long range combat.

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2008, 08:43:43 PM »
Think about it. If a break's needed to work on it, that means it's going to be awesome. :badbone:
Oh, I'm not complaining. It's going to be OFF DAH HOOK either way.  :azan:

It's... The FALCON OF LIGHT!! :griff: :troll:
Kinda looks like an owl if you ask me. I don't know why people are so quick to call it a dodo bird.

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The hair he shoots grow somehow and result in the little trees with sharp and pointy ends. Call it what you want, but I don't think "ingrown hair" is appropriate. "Hair arrows" could do. It doesn't have to have a name though.


What about "Hairrows"? :troll:  How many of the apostles attacks have specific names I don't seem to remember any at the moment.

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2008, 09:01:53 PM »
Looks like Sonia's got a new mount. Although that fourth panel down makes it seem the other way around. :ganishka:
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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2008, 09:17:54 PM »
Kinda looks like an owl if you ask me. I don't know why people are so quick to call it a dodo bird.

It's nothing like a dodo actually, but that's not very important. It just looks silly, that's why Walter called it like that. I don't think the beak is right for an owl either, but at that angle it's hard to say anything more about it (and I'm no ornithologist anyway).

How many of the apostles attacks have specific names I don't seem to remember any at the moment.

None.

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2008, 09:57:47 PM »
The bird has a long tail, looks dragon-like in appearance too.  Man I can't wait for Griff and Ganishka to finally finish this confrontation the suspense is killing me, maybe we'll see that fight in 302?

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2008, 10:29:52 PM »
The bird has a long tail, looks dragon-like in appearance too.
I don't see why we're getting so sidetracked on this apostle design. It's not really a secret that they generally incorporate an amalgamation of different monsters/animals into their apostle form. Is it an owl, an ostrich, Big Bird? a DODO?! Can't it be all of these and then some?

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Man I can't wait for Griff and Gan to finally finish this confrontation the suspense is killing me, maybe we'll see that fight in 302?
It seems that way -- with Griffith looking heroic, rearing his horse up, appearing to give the order to charge.

This is just sour grapes, but I have to say, I'm honestly disappointed the true showdown between Griffith and Ganishka didn't begin within 2008. I know it's a superficial deadline, and Miura doesn't structure the series around real-world dates (nor should he). It's just something of a personal expectation I'd set for that particular encounter, and it wasn't met. :judo:

On the bright side, with Miura taking a break now, he can feasibly complete the showdown within one run of episodes. Maybe. And that'd be awesome.
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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2008, 10:32:16 PM »
The bird has a long tail, looks dragon-like in appearance too.

Yeah it's some sort of lizard tail, not unlike what you'd see on a cockatrice. Maybe it's also got a snake head or a stinger at the end or something like that. Just a run of the mill apostle.

Man I can't wait for Griff and Ganishka to finally finish this confrontation the suspense is killing me, maybe we'll see that fight in 302?

Should get started between 302 and 304 depending on how it's set up.

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Re: Episode 301
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2008, 11:20:36 PM »
Wow, what to say?  Irvine's attack method revealed?  Humans riding apostles into combat?  All of it's awesome!  Thanks a ton for the extensive preview, Aazealh!  If it can even be called a "preview," that is. :serpico:

Like Aaz said, if Miura is taking another break, we can expect very cool stuff in the near future.  I wish he had finished the battle between Griffith and Ganishka before doing so, but this means it'll be that much better.  Can't wait for the high quality scans.

Edit: I almost wonder if the thread between his antlers is like that of a spider.  Perhaps the ends of his antlers are spinnerets?
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