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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:41:14 PM »
Comixology has previews. There's a little "See what's inside" link under the cover image if you're on a page for one of the volumes.

So there is! And that's a yes on the stippling. What a time to be alive.

Quality looks great on devices like phones and tablets. On desktop, it's merely good enough. The convenience of having all of Berserk on my phone whenever I want it has already proven pretty useful.

The scan quality actually appears excellent in the close-ups I looked at. What kind of DPI are you viewing them at? I think "zoomed-out" they look dirty/grainy simply because of aliasing.
Nevermind. Just looked at a couple more and compared to the volume. "Good enough" is right.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« on: July 19, 2017, 01:37:59 AM »
That's awesome. I picked up what I could afford with just a day's notice  :farnese: . Quality is good, not great. 2-page spread merging is still noticeable.

Still, this is a bold new era, folks. Time to erase the existence of all those shitty Hawks scans. Berserk has been legally scanned.

Could you post a sample panel? I'm waiting for the manga scan where you can see the stippling. :serpico:

Speculation Nation / Re: What do you think will happen after Elfhelm?
« on: July 11, 2017, 06:35:23 PM »
And SK works in mysterious ways. He probably has a good reason for not becoming a pack mule for Guts and his people.

Right, right, God bestows upon us encounters. Several members of the current party are picked up after the beach, and they meet with the Moonlight Boy again after that too. Time to start thinking about how those things might fit into the larger puzzle I guess. :guts:

Speculation Nation / Re: What do you think will happen after Elfhelm?
« on: July 11, 2017, 07:16:52 AM »
3.- Skully visits elfhelm and ask for advice to dannan on how to strike down godhand, then meets guts party and more of his past is revealed

Do we know how SK is doing? The last I recall seeing of him was in a wide shot after Femto uses his sword stroke to split Ganishka open. I don't think we've even seen him this arc. He's a resourceful guy and probably got away, but whatever he's doing, I doubt its following Guts' party.

In any case, if he were able to easily get to Elfhelm, he probably could have let Guts and Casca hitch a ride again the last time they met and saved them a lot of trouble.

To me it's the dialogue and voice acting that was the weakest part. Hope they can tighten that up for the rest of the show.

The V.O. work for that show was seriously strange. I don't think I've ever heard so much murmuring and whispering on a TV program - I actually had to turn the captions on for some of Dracula's lines because I couldn't make them out over the distortion effects.

Still, despite that and a little wonky animation the show was fun and actually quite charming. I hope it does well enough to go on with.

Creation Station / Re: My doodles
« on: July 04, 2017, 07:00:08 PM »
These are great! Schierke looks like an EarthBound character.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: June 27, 2017, 09:26:39 PM »
Well it's not like there aren't any tales of monsters (and other fantasy creatures such as elves) in Berserk, that much is established early on (for example when Zodd is introduced in volume 5). It's just that they aren't that common in the more populated areas.

That's true, but I think it supports my point. Guts' visceral (hehe) reaction to Zodd's transformation isn't just fear (already uncommon for him), but the feeling that such a thing is impossible. That's an understandable reaction for someone living in our world, where beings like that really are just stories, but in Berserk's world, with folks like Grunbeld around and (apparently, according to this summary) well-known, one would think Judeau would just be like "Yeah, I mean, there's a knight in the North who literally turns into a fire-breathing dragon".

Godot's reaction to the order to make a sword capable of killing a dragon wasn't to make a practical, excellent sword like his contemporaries, it was to make a colossal thing impossible to wield for a human - a fantastic weapon for a fantastic opponent. Guts picks it up when nothing else will do, and uses a sword that shouldn't be wieldable against enemies that shouldn't exist.

That's my feeling, anyway. It doesn't really bother me, but I think it's fun to muse on.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: June 27, 2017, 09:01:55 PM »
It has already been established that it is an original story by Makoto Fukami. There is no doubt about it. And given that Miura is illustrating it, I find it hard to dismiss the idea that it is canon.

As depressing as the thought is, I'm trying to imagine what the novel being "canon" would even mean in terms of the manga.

"Guts! You and I are not so different, which you'd know if you'd read BERSERKŪ: The Flame Dragon Knight, available now at CDJapan and!"

-Grunbeld returns to his country, becomes apostle and liberates the country in his fire dragon form becoming a legend.

This is interesting. Something I've wondered about the Berserk world is how the existence of apostles wasn't more well known before the eclipse; given how many legends have grown around monsters in our own world, one would think even a handful of witnesses/survivors of transformed apostles would be enough to get the word out and people wouldn't be so surprised to encounter someone like Wyald or Zodd.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: June 22, 2017, 07:00:55 PM »
Yep, I didn't mention it but I thought the rendering of the first Colossus looked... off. As Eluvei points out, so much of that game's effectiveness and artistry is in the atmosphere and visual presentation that gives the Colossi, and everything, such scale, grandeur, and majesty. It was fine-tuned for that. Being just a few degrees off with those details, lighting, fog, shadows,

and animations. Everything seemed weirdly smooth in the trailer, which I don't think bodes well for keeping the tone you and others have mentioned. The colossi in the original felt unbelievably heavy, accelerating slowly and bringing their movements to sudden stops against the ground, and Wander's spastic, arm-flailing run, while looking pretty silly when you were just exploring, suddenly made perfect sense when trying to escape them. From the looks of it so far they might be losing some of this as well.

In less depressing news, I've been playing Hollow Knight and having a blast. It's a Metroidvania game, but I'm feeling more like I did when first playing Dark Souls then I have with any game since, including Dark Souls II and III. A couple of borrowed mechanics aside, the feeling of needing to take care and adjust your tactics with every enemy, and of being deep in uncharted territory and trying to decide whether to back out now or plunge in deeper, is something I've missed sorely and wish more games would go for. The challenge is just right and every new area puts a big stupid grin on my face.

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