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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases "Deluxe" Berserk Edition
« on: March 04, 2019, 02:01:06 AM »
Yeah, could very well be. But it begs the question if they're going to bother with retranslating bits, why not go all in for their premium edition?
Out of curiosity, are there particular parts from Dark Horse's Volumes 1 and 2 that you think warrant retranslation/rephrasing?

Well, I don't think beherit is outright wrong. It's just less likely that Miura intended to make up a word (behe-l-it) rather than incorporate a word that does exist (behe-r-it) and has an association with demons. In any case, it's on less sure footing for being wrong than something like knight of skeleton.
Oh I agree that it is more likely beherit is the correct spelling, I was more wondering why it wasn't corrected in the new edition, because if Duane Johnson was aware of the importance of correcting "fate" to "causality" why not beherit? So I was theorizing, perhaps there was an external factor for why it wasn't corrected?

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases "Deluxe" Berserk Edition
« on: March 04, 2019, 01:20:22 AM »
Perhaps its because that's where more of the important lore terminology gets introduced, and Duane Johnson felt the rest of the translation was acceptable/fine? Also I wonder if "behe-l-it" not being corrected for its spelling is because its like "knight of skeleton" or "band of the hawk" where it is mandated from Hakusensha and/or is "grandfathered in" from the anime/other media localization?

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases "Deluxe" Berserk Edition
« on: March 03, 2019, 11:44:03 PM »
I did a page by page comparison of the first Volume with the first third of the deluxe edition, so far besides the translated sound-effects, the only difference was the deluxe edition cutting a “No” from a speech bubble of Puck’s, changing it from six “No”s to five “No”s (hard to tell if that was intentional or a formatting/printing error), this on page 13 in the original Dark Horse Volume. If I have time, I will do a page-by-page comparison of the next two-thirds if the Deluxe edition. But so far it seems like the “retranslation” is just the added sound effects and a few minor name changes/formatting?


Okay, I did a page by page comparison of the rest of the Deluxe edition to volumes 2 and 3. There wasn't anything changed (aside from translated SFX) for volume 2. However, volume 3 had a number of changes, in addition to changing their spelling of "Shisu" to 'Cis", they also changed the multiple incorrect usages of "fate" to the correct term of "causality", e.g. "laws/wheel of fate" to "law/circle of causality", which I think everyone will agree is a happy surprise. A few other small changes included Puck's dialogue on page 12/468 changed from "a Beherit!!' to "the Beherit!!, Slan on page 90/546 changed from "I'm sure he's hardly even aware." to "I'm sure he's barely even conscious.", on page 115/571 Ubik's speech bubble recounting the Count's words "I offer this woman for sacrifice" had quotation marks added to it when the original had none, Femto's dialogue on page 134/590 is changed from "this is..." to "but this is...", Femtro's dialogue on page 137/593 is changed from "be reborn" to "be reborn again". Then the english subtitle "the golden age, chapter 1" is moved from the first page of the episode to the subsequent double page spread instead. On page 206/662  Guts' inner sickbed thought is changed from "burning..." to "hot...". And finally on page 217/673 Gambino's dialogue is changed from "First one there takes all!!" to "to the swift go the spoils!!".

Anyways, I think the fate/causality correction for the Deluxe edition is a very welcome change, especially for new readers who are liable to confuse the two concepts.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases "Deluxe" Berserk Edition
« on: March 02, 2019, 10:28:44 PM »
I don’t how much else is changed (and if it should be counted as a “retranslation”) but in the copy I just purchased today, Dark Horse changed their spelling of Sys’ name (they had been using Shisu) to Cis. Which definitely not a spelling I have seen used elsewhere before.

Also Duane Johnson and and Studio Cutie (Dark Horse’s current translator and lettering & retouch people for Berserk) have been credited as well in addition to the first three volumes’ original translator and letter Jason DeAngelis and Dan Nakrosis respectively. So there may have been some more retranslation/changes to the Deluxe edition than we initially thought.

Current Episodes / Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
« on: October 11, 2018, 02:16:32 AM »
For the past 5+ years it is relatively common. The admins made a table chronicling the prepublication release schedule history of Berserk's episodes since episode 100 if you're curious:

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Overview of Berserk's episodic releases
« on: May 27, 2018, 09:06:29 PM »
Wow this is really awesome and comprehensive! So interesting to have this complete listing of all Miura's publication history in Animal House/Young Animal.
Just a question of clarification, Young Animal's 01 issue of the printed year hit the stands during the second Friday of the December of the year before, right?

Also out of curiosity, was Revenge 16: Golden Age (#8) never published in Animal House? Was it added in Volume 5's publication?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: May 27, 2018, 05:59:45 PM »
Since its seems to have been confirmed that the most recent release was in fact Part Two of Episode 356, besides renaming the thread, how should it be recorded in the sites' Episode table archive?:
Should it be counted as two for the "# releases" with a *note stating that one episode was split apart or should it be vice versa?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: May 22, 2018, 09:30:34 PM »
Just to be sure, the "ominous large shadow in the thicket" Sonia mentioned in the previous release was definitely referring to the Hydra correct? We shouldn't expect some other entity to still be lurking about, right?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356
« on: April 24, 2018, 08:37:21 PM »
Slightly disappointed that we got a narrative shift, but I have no doubt the shift will work fine when collected. Otherwise, it was a simple but effective narrative opener episode. The visuals were great too, the details in the giants design really elevate their memorability for what are likely to be two-off episode obstacles. Curious what the ominous shadow will turn out to be, and if Sonia's demeanor is indicative of any significant immediate development.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: April 10, 2018, 06:32:42 AM »

Saw this linked tweet on Reddit saying Episode 356 will be in the April 27th YA issue. Can the veracity of the screen-shot in the second tweet be verified?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: March 27, 2018, 12:20:37 AM »
Seems like only around half a year since the beginning of Conviction. Conviction goes from autumn to winter and Milennium Falcon is winter to spring.
If you’re curious about the nitty-gritty details regarding the Berserk timeline, Walter compiled a pretty easy to read list of all the stated instances of the passage of time in the series from an old thread I started discussing said topic:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: March 20, 2018, 01:48:10 AM »
It's not that deep. Miura has been using this art style, since pretty much Falconia now. Bigger eyes, smaller nose, wider face. It's much more modern anime-esque, which doesn't surprise me, as todays series that use that style probably have an influence on him. One thing is sure for me though, the general art style looked at it's best late MF arc.

Yeah, to basically restate what I said in the Berserk subreddit, the art has really just been accumulating a bunch of small little changes that all together are noticeable, but it has been happening since episode 338 (July 2015), if not Episode 334 (April 2014). It's just that people didn't notice it initially because it occurred during the Episodes focusing on Rickert (who doesn't appear in the narrative as frequently, so people don't have quite as a fixed/cemented image of his design as they do/did with Guts and co.).
People only really started noticing with Episode 342 because it had been more than three years since Guts and co. had been drawn by Miura. Furthermore, Miura has been drawing everyone’s eyes just slightly larger (and with slightly shorter jawlines), not just Casca, Farnese, and Schierke. I think it’s just less noticeable with the older and/or male characters because their default jawlines are still longer than the standard character design.

Personally, I think the current art style looks fine, it's slightly different than what it was a few years ago but that's par for the course with Berserk. The art of the latter half of the Millennium Falcon Arc (which personally, is my favorite art style period) likewise looked different compared to the very end of the Conviction Arc (which are other fans favorites due to the more scratchy/rough and angular line-work). If it's not to one's personal taste, that's a perfectly fair view to hold, but the numerous comments (in the subreddit) saying Miura's art/skill has "degraded" is unfair IMO (also scan quality/filters can make a bigger difference in image quality than one might realize).

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 354
« on: March 02, 2018, 06:03:51 AM »
Just wanted to echo Griffith’s sentiments regarding Guts’ sexual assault of Casca and how its potential consequence may/should be adressed. Like Griffith said it may not have been the worst trauma Casca has experienced relative to all the other stuff she has suffered, but it’s still significant enough, and uniquely to Casca’s and Guts’ relationship, that it warrants specific direct narrative addressment.

Podcast / Re: SkullKast: Episode 93
« on: February 26, 2018, 04:53:40 AM »
I really liked how you guys emphasized how while dog-Guts and the Femto-falcon represented said characters in Casca’s mind, those entities were still fundamentally at their core Casca herself (or aspects of her). As I have seen other reactions (from outside this site) that seem to forget and/or deemphasize that fact, and treat dog-Guts and Fenton-falcon as independent of Casca’s psyche and aren’t indicative of her conflicted subconscious in regards to her to the restoration of her sanity.

Speaking of which, I agree that it it’s almost somewhat comedic that Skull Knight’s ominous words in Episode 237 basically turned out pretty straightforward in their meaning (after all the years of speculation and anxiety over them): that parts of Casca won’t be wholely glad to have her sanity/lucidity restored because of the pain and trauma of having to face and deal with her memories/experience will almost certainly entail.
How Casca will express herself now initially will be really interesting to see (as we saw with her dream, parts of her wanted to return/restore her sanity, while a lot other parts didn’t) especially since I think how much/how clearly she’ll remember her post-Eclipse experiences I expect will be a significant factor in molding her initial new characterization/character interactions. I sorta expect/hope that Casca will half-remember her post-Eclipse memories, making her sorta feel like she has Deja vu interacting with Farnese and Guts’ other comrades, that she feels like she knows them emotionally even if she consciously doesn’t/can’t remember them clearly (so like Farnese would be like a comforting presence to Casca, but she doesn’t know why exactly she feels that way).

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 354
« on: February 22, 2018, 04:44:43 AM »
I'm so excited and yet anxious with expectations, and the unexpected, because for the first time in a long time I don't really know what to expect out of a character in Berserk. Just "hearing" Casca talk again will be surreal, no matter what she says, and like Griffith after his return I don't necessarily expect her to be like her old self but something new, another iteration.

Yeah that's one of the biggest things for me this event heralds, that we're really going into uncharted waters in terms of what to expect for the characters next. Like prior to this, Casca's awakening was a general plot destination/goal one could mold their suppositions around in terms of predicability. But beyond Casca be able to lucidly process her trauma now (and later revelations regarding the Moonlight Boy later down the line) there is so much unknown potential to the "what comes next" for the characters and the story.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 06, 2017, 03:42:56 AM »
Awesome, nice to see the continued trend of the manga returning the first month of the season it’s scheduled to return!

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: October 30, 2017, 05:26:49 AM »

Apparently the novel is going to be translated and released by Dark Horse. Looks like what with this and the Guidebook English release Dark Horse is investing more into their Berserk license/publishing rights than before.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk voice acting
« on: June 30, 2017, 06:37:39 PM »
I was also glad that they didn't bring up the Idolm@ster false rumor/fandom meme. And at least they did stare at the end that the physical/mental health rumors was only speculation. I guess that is what happens when a mangaka is private about their personal affairs, while other mangaka like Togashi and Kohske have made statements about their physical health affecting their ability to work, so the first thing fans speculate on is the mangaka's physical health (especial since the rigorous work schedule mangaka often have to endure has become more common knowledge in recent years).

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk voice acting
« on: June 30, 2017, 05:54:15 PM »
Figured this was the most appropriate place to post this news (since I wasn't sure if it warranted its own thread).
But Kevin T. Collins lended his voice to doing a second "Did You Know Anime?" video on Berserk. It mostly covers trivia and info from relatively recent interviews and/or old interviews that were recently translated into English. Also the site is sourced a couple of times and given a special Thanks as well, which I thought was neat.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 349
« on: April 26, 2017, 03:56:13 PM »
Thanks again for posting the summary Aazealh and puella! Don't have much more to say than seconding people's excitement for what potential memories will be given focus and which will be relegated to montage. I also wonder if there will be some additional requirement/element after all the Casca doll pieces are collected and put together. Like maybe the sprite fragment will need some sort of spark in order to restore/give life to the eventually completed doll?

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: April 24, 2017, 06:32:57 PM »
Miura didn't just "contribute" to the story of the Dreamcast game, he wrote it entirely by himself. And he originally planned for it to tie in with the manga, but the story had evolved in a different direction by the time it caught up and so it fell into a sort of limbo (not really canon, but canon-compliant, like you said). Of note is that he also did the character design (original concept art) for all characters and enemies in the game.
Oh thanks for the clarification (I wasn't sure because the wikipedia entry of the game listed Tsuyoshi Tamai under the writing credits for the game as well).
Also I forgot/didn't realize that the Dreamcast game actually came out before Miura had finished the Conviction Arc in the manga (I wonder if fans felt the game spoiled the climax of the Conviction Arc when it came out at the time?). I wonder how much else Miura changed/revised during that period of time (late 90s/early 2000s) since wasn't there also some promotional calendar art that had Azan traveling with Guts and co.? (that also hinted at Schierke joining eventually?)

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: April 24, 2017, 06:18:19 PM »
Another thing this light novel reminds me of are the Fullmetal Alchemist Light Novels ( which were written by another author collaborating with Hiromu Arakawa, which while not an "official" part of the manga were still done in a way that they were canon-compliant with the manga, sorta like how the Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage story had Miura contributing to it. So maybe it'll end up of being something similar to that level of narrative significance. A story about Grunbeld Miura had a passing interest in making but didn't deem important enough to be part of the manga?

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: April 24, 2017, 03:06:29 PM »
If the novel is indeed a canonical in depth from Miura, perhaps the logic for not including it in the manga is that the story/information being conveyed just doesn't have a place that would naturally fit in with the narrative flow? Perhaps (again going with the assumption that this is manga-canonical/significant, and not a marketing tie-in) Miura is viewing this light novel story as serving a similar function/role as JRR Tolkien's Appendices served for The Lord of the Rings? (or like the various Gaiden novels for Guin Saga, or the many short stories Ursula K. Le Guin wrote for her Earthsea series?)

Current Episodes / Re: Berserk Guidebook
« on: December 01, 2016, 09:49:51 PM »
Great interview. I loved his description of how Farnese's character (initially) could essentially be described as an "office lady who joined a dangerous cult". Isma being something that Miura didn't initial was also another interesting factoid, same with Miura describing Isidro as being a "Shōwa" child.
Also even though Miura described his initial/primary reasoning for keeping Casca alive after the Eclipse as "cold, calculating move" (I'm also interested to see how Puella's eventual translation differs from this one, as a few lines did read slightly awkward), I feel like he affirmed what Walter and Aazealh (and others) have been saying for while that Casca dying (or being removed from the narrative in some other manner) would effectively end, or at least greatly diminish the story's flow/emotional motivation, which, in addition to Elfhelm being hailed as major milestone for the narrative, is further evidence that should effectively quell any anxieties people might still have that Casca's restoration won't happen.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: October 13, 2016, 01:56:10 AM »
I believe they confirmed all the playable character so sk wont be playable. they cut characters on purpose, you're gonna have to wait for berserk musou 2. we might get some characters as dlc but usually the 2nd game has all that extra stuff

Huh, that's pretty odd, since don't most Musou games typically have 20+ playable characters in them?

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