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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re:Dark Horse Manga info please post here
« on: May 25, 2004, 02:05:49 AM »
Erm.. well.. sorry to disappoint you, but in many cases, for them, violence isn't a reason to edit manga, but sex is. Remember Ghost in the Shell? Yep, Dark Horse took out two pages, that were entirely dedicated to lesbian sex. (That wasn't even explicit, I dunno what their problem is).

Shirow requested that those pages be edited.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re:Rain
« on: December 12, 2002, 03:17:21 PM »
I would blame the Jet-Stream-- you never know what the Jet-Stream is up to, but it's usually no good. Oh, and don't forget the Atlantic Ocean.

Speculation Nation / Re: Guts the semi-unbreakable
« on: October 28, 2001, 10:47:43 PM »
I don't think so. As good a movie as Unbreakable is, Jackson's character is wrong in his assumption that some people have genetically super-strong bones. The other end of the spectrum is what most people have-- the potential to have very strong bones. I think Guts got his sturdy bones the old fashioned way, by repeatedly putting great stress on his skeleton.

Speculation Nation / Re: wait a damn minute
« on: November 03, 2001, 07:51:51 PM »
I don't think that the brand does bleed whenever Guts is faced with evil because Guts has witnessed acts of human evil without noticing any pain or blood from his brand. Guts's brand bleeds spirits and creatures linked to the God Hand are near, as his flesh and bone belongs to these creatures. The brand is also used for atmospheric effect and may not follow a strict set of rules, but the supernatural is certainly a chief element of what the brand stands for and reacts to.

Speculation Nation / Re: The dread pirate Skullknight
« on: November 01, 2001, 09:57:11 PM »
   Wow. Kind of like The Phantom. But how does his horse fly?

Speculation Nation / Re: Who'll die? Who won't die?
« on: December 03, 2001, 07:38:53 PM »


I think Guts should need some more spiritual power as well as physiclal one in the last fighting.
"spiritual power" has already been in Guts for a long time but he just doesn't notice it or not know how to control.
When he can't control his spiritual power, he gets possessed but when the time comes he can do, he will have got the ultimate strength.

Maybe Guts will get all his friends to help him summon love power, like in Sailor Moon.

Speculation Nation / Re: griff's first words
« on: December 03, 2001, 08:07:15 PM »
I'm not sure if this was Miura's intentions, but the sixteenth-century, humanist writer Francois Rabelais once wrote a book about the life a giant aptly named Gargantua. Gargantua was an ambitious giant with an unquenchable thirst for both knowledge and sensual experience. He eventually sets up an Abbey where the only rule was "do what you will." Gargantua's belief was that the gentle people he allowed in his abbey would naturally form order and act honorably simply because they were free to do so.
Also I believe that some modern pagans have adopted the same rule concerning their practices with similar reasoning.

Speculation Nation / Re: apostles you'd like to create
« on: March 26, 2002, 04:47:04 PM »

Speculation Nation / Re: god / devil
« on: April 17, 2002, 06:50:04 PM »
I've always interpreted Griffith's statement to indicate his lack of an absolute moral imperative rather than a particular theological paradigm.

Speculation Nation / Re: If Hell exists in Berserk, is there a Heaven?
« on: April 18, 2002, 10:55:24 AM »
In Hades Achilles said to Odysseus that he would rather be a slave and alive than to be the king of all the dead. There was no Heaven to Homer, though there was a Hell.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: similarity
« on: November 08, 2001, 09:54:09 PM »
I'd reckon those boys at Square have also seen the works of Escher, since his works are widely known and distributed. It looks like the old third variable has solved yet another correlative mystery.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: "Berserk Prototype"
« on: November 01, 2001, 09:52:36 PM »
[td]what do you mean by "translated releases"... [/td]

    I was under the impression that Berserk has been translated into several languages such as Italian and Korean. I was also under the impression that the position of the "Prototype" chapter differed among these translations.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: "Berserk Prototype"
« on: October 30, 2001, 07:03:09 PM »
I'm not sure, but I thought that the placement of the "Prototype" chapter differed among the translated releases.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: News for you friends about YA
« on: November 28, 2001, 03:52:47 PM »
Aha! I have found out Paradise Lost's secret identity!
I knew a real Italian wouldn't misspell "ciao."

Speculation Nation / Re: last volume
« on: December 11, 2001, 07:23:59 PM »


By the way your picture kicks ass! Where is it from?

This looks like something from Tenshi no Tamago, an artsy project that Yoshitaka Amano worked on back in '85.

Speculation Nation / Re: last volume
« on: November 28, 2001, 03:39:25 PM »

>>i'd still say they're more puritanical than the U.S... but then again, who isn't?  

We are the Puritans. Maybe it's just because I live in the South, but Berserk wouldn't last a second here. I think the mere fact that I own the volumes is technically illegal, and I am technically a sex-offender for doing so.

Speculation Nation / Re: Why did Femto let Guts survive?
« on: October 31, 2001, 09:18:16 PM »
Yeah, Griffith probably just loves Guts and got all sentimental during the Eclipse, after all, who was Griffith really thinking about that night he spent with the princess?

hmmm... but maybe not

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: BERSERK PU.....
« on: November 08, 2001, 02:01:39 PM »
Hm, the second page looks a lot like a panel from the prototype.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Midland
« on: November 18, 2001, 10:30:40 AM »
    It's probably something more complicated. Maybe a regent has taken control, or perhaps a trusted advisor to the Queen is really running things. It will probably end up in a bloody coup, or maybe a really bloody coup.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: underwear in Middle Age
« on: November 11, 2001, 09:40:58 AM »
  While underwear has existed for a long time, its total ubiquity is a product of the industrial revolution. It would not be too much of a stretch to believe that in the scenes where Guts or Casca stripped these rough-and-tumble mercenaries would be without dainty briefs or complicated brassiere. In a more general sense, Miura may have neglected to give his characters underwear because undergarments are not especially part of the medieval schema. Whenever he drew underwear, then, anyone reading would have to stop and think about underwear for at least a split second. This pause might detract from an otherwise fluid presentation.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Dream Voice cast for U.S. Berserk anime
« on: December 10, 2001, 03:10:55 PM »
    I'm still having trouble seeing Spike as lazy. I might go so far as to say the opposite, that he was restless, with all the walking in circles he does in the ship, martial arts practice, fidgiting with his fingers with cigarettes or sleights of hand. And, true, the smooth drawl that Spike has in the Japanese audio track would usually denote a lazy talker in English, but I think it's used to give Spike a calm and self-assured air. I am not an authority on the manga, however, so if that's where you're getting your characterization from I can't really argue, though it would also make extrapolating those characteristics to the American dub series less useful.
    I've never played Metal Gear Solid, I was really remembering the dubs I used to watch when I was younger-- Maya the Bee, and who could forget Min Mei sings on Robotech. I think we'll all agree we've made strides.
    To add a little credibility to my posts, I retract the suggestion that Fran Drescher would make a good Casca. It was a joke in bad taste.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Dream Voice cast for U.S. Berserk anime
« on: December 10, 2001, 08:27:33 AM »
    There's no reason such inflammatory terms should be used on the Bandai dub of Cowboy Bebop. The acting was some of the best in American dubbing, which has had a pretty rocky history but is making great strides at the moment. David Lucas's low gritty voice conveys both the world-weary and light-hearted sides of Spike with equal ease and consideration, and Spike would be unfairly and over-simplistically characterized as just lazy anyway. Jet's voice was colorful and suited his character as well as the Japanese did. Even Ed's voice, though initially irritating, developed into an essential element of the series, much like Ed herself. I can understand to an extent why a purist would prefer the original language track, but there is no reason to hate the 'Bebop dub. Concerning the Gundam dubs, I couldn't say. Perhaps there are certain cultural differences that would make fourteen-year-old giant robot pilots less believable than any other age of giant robot pilots here in America.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Dream Voice cast for U.S. Berserk anime
« on: December 06, 2001, 10:45:56 AM »
That's an alright list, but here are a few corrections.

Guts- Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead)
Griffith- Anthony Andrews(Sir Percy Blakeney of the 1982 made for TV version of The Scarlet Pimpernel)
Casca- Fran Drescher (The Nanny)
Skull Knight- Aha! He's not in the anime, so that's a freebie.
Zodd- George Buza (The voice of Beast from the X-Men animated cartoon series)
Snake Baron- Christopher Walken would indeed be perfect
Corkus- Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny)
Judeau- Owen Wilson (Bottle Rocket)

That's about it, the perfect cast.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: beruseruku and animals
« on: December 04, 2001, 05:57:39 PM »


bytheway) are there possibly any kinda animals which have sexual image?
cat? anything else? ::)

   In traditional Western literature goats and monkeys are said to be lecherous animals, and the bull can have have connotations of sexual bravado and prowess. Wolves are usually portrayed as a predator, often with the implication of rape. Rabbits are said to have sex often, and the fox can represent a desirable woman. I'm sure there are others.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: beruseruku and animals
« on: December 03, 2001, 08:14:39 PM »
    I always saw Judeau as a deer--graceful, quick, and quiet. A giraffe could be all those things as well.

I would Also like to thank you, Puella, for your interesting and flavorful topics. They are always fun to reply to.

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