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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« on: September 19, 2018, 03:18:59 PM »
Deluxe Editions coming February 2019

This is great , I own one of the anime promotional re prints of Guts fight with Zodd, it looks great in its original size. I also hope the early painted pages get reprinted in colour.

Podcast / Re: SkullKast: Episode 97
« on: August 31, 2018, 07:24:06 PM »
I should have expected that opening joke.

We salute you, our half inflated dark lord!  :griffnotevil:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 25, 2018, 06:55:38 PM »
It surprised me how quickly the plot has moved in the Griffith POV, he has already wiped out most of the astral creatures in the east of his territory, it still makes me wonder if his war demons can keep up with this expansion, missions against the Kushan are one thing, but fighting the population of evil mythical creatures is another, what if they run into a creature on the level of the Sea God or a Kundalini, no doubt Griffith would need to replenish his casualties.. somehow :void: , come to think of it, how are the Falcons meant to deal with specters?.

Still, this is a masterful strategy, by flooding the world with monsters and exterminating them, it allows Griffith to morally annex the entire world. I also wonder if there are any reality altering consequences to what he's doing, I can't imaigne that the astral planes on an existential level, wont be affected by having entire ecosystems wiped out, wiping out polytheism in the physical world led to an overabundance of evil spirits and negative energy, what happens when the same thing happens to this new world?.

Either way this would be an interesting opportunity to expand into other countries, perhaps even other continents, it's wishful thinking, but I think it would be a waste to focus only on Europe if the entire planet has been inflicted with astral creatures.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 40 release
« on: August 24, 2018, 07:46:19 PM »
Absolutely beautiful, it was kind of hard to notice at first, but having Casca's entire dream take place in black and white was an interesting touch. I really hope Miura keeps doing plot relevant covers.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 23, 2018, 05:41:48 PM »
So, Griffith and his army can quickly cover long distances using this method. It reminds me of the warrens from the Malazan series.

And I'm probably getting way ahead of myself here, but I wonder if we'll not only see existing stone circles being used like this, but also new ones built from scratch. Being able to have these structures wherever you want would be extremely useful.

I agree with this, also there are many examples of "astral gates" dotted around the world of Berserk, Godo's mine, the misty valley, the foundations of the church in Enoch. They even bring it up during the exposition on volume 39. I wouldn't be suprised if the God Hand utilise all kinds of former shrines and sacred grounds.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 22, 2018, 11:24:38 AM »
  At long last, Grunbeld from the side!

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 21, 2018, 03:44:47 PM »
Fast travel unlocked. :griffnotevil:

Elfhelm on red alert, wicker men on standby. :puck:

As others have said, this revelation solves a lot of logistical problems Griffith may face. E.g how does one send an invasion force through a world inhabited by powerful monsters to Elfhelm. And how can Griffith expand Falconia's borders without spreading his war demons thin, now we discover he can launch attacks to practically anywhere. We may even see what has become of Vritannis.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 19, 2018, 03:06:19 PM »
Ohh, i think that i didn't use the right words... I know that it will be a Griffith episode and i have no problem with that, i just want the fight to be over so that we can see Griffith talk and probably find out more about his plans.

That's likely, the highlights of the battle are over. The least that will probably happen now is the war demons will mop up survivng giants.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Dark Horse Releasing Berserk Guidebook
« on: August 18, 2018, 07:40:32 PM »
Lot of time to wait for Grunbeld's energy levels.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 09, 2018, 10:54:43 AM »
So guys, quick question: how much of the main story and events do you think Miura is leaving to his imagination nowadays compared to, for example, ten years ago? Now that the story is so advanced in time, one would think that he's now at a big pivotal point in which not much is susceptible to change and all must be the way it's intended in his mind, plot-wise. But we're talking about Miura, so every detail could easily have come from inspiration, instead of his own previous planification of the plot throughout the years. How much would you guys say it is?

 I imagine he has the general plot in mind and connects the dots as he goes. He doesn't seem like the make up as he goes along type. Given his past interviews, and his tendency to plant plot threads decades in advance.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 39 release
« on: August 02, 2018, 10:51:18 AM »
 :ganishka: DH changed it to the Flower Storm Monarch/Ruler

Speculation Nation / Re: I wanna hear some meta theory discussion
« on: July 31, 2018, 07:08:52 AM »
On the bright side there are legitamate online translations of Berserk now, so DH won't get away with improvised translations.

I'm looking forward to how they retroactively justify getting Danan's gender wrong.

Speculation Nation / Re: I wanna hear some meta theory discussion
« on: July 27, 2018, 08:56:27 PM »
So here's a funny thing: this is a huge mistranslation by Dark Horse. In Japanese, that bubble only contains the hiragana "よ" (yo), a suffix that doesn't mean anything by itself. It can follow any number of words. So in English, the bubble should only contain an ellipsis.


Where do you get the japanese scans from?

Speculation Nation / Re: I wanna hear some meta theory discussion
« on: July 26, 2018, 11:00:09 AM »
I don't wanna seem like that irritating guy who screams "NOT CANON" everywhere, but I'm curious as to why you chose to acknowledge the Idea of Evil as a currently existing element in Berserk, despite Miura putting it aside, possibly not to approach it again.

Because the IOE is still referred to within the story. Void calls it the "God born of man" Flora mentions a great entity that guides the fate of the behilits, Guts feels its prescence during Griffiths rebirth, even calling it by name.

Speculation Nation / Re: I wanna hear some meta theory discussion
« on: July 25, 2018, 11:04:11 AM »
It will likely be a resolution, but not the way Guts wants it. I think Miura already mentioned the meeting will be bittersweet. Perhaps either Casca or Moon boy will die. I'll be interested to see what hapens to the world at large too, will it snap back to normal, or will mankind have live in the astral world forever.

Speculation Nation / Re: Casca's Role in the Future
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:35:47 PM »
She must be pretty rusty after not practicing for such a long time. I wonder if she still remembers how to be a soldier.
You also have to wonder what her motivation would be to pick up the sword again, because we haven't got to see what her thoughts for the future are yet. :???:
I would like for her to get back in on the action though.

She killed 3 mercenaries in her damaged state, I think she'll do fine.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: May 24, 2018, 04:03:03 PM »
As for the inconsistency in this novel, it has to do with two of the sacrifices being "willing" sacrifices, along with the fact that Edvard made for a shitty sacrifice given his actions throughout the book, particularly the ending. Neither of those things pass the smell test, to me.

Forgot to mention that, yeah. Becoming a demon in Berserk is a wholly selfish act, and putting an anti hero spin on it kind of negates the whole point of "cutting away your humanity"

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: May 24, 2018, 10:41:33 AM »
I haven't read it, what did he get wrong?

Apparently Edward, Benedicte and the Blonde knight get branded, and Grunbeld kills them. In every other apostle ceremony the vortex takes them.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: May 23, 2018, 11:05:02 AM »
The novel is out in germany and i have read the first 65 sites.I really hope that this is not canon.It seems that the autor dosnīt know that berserk isnt only about gore,rape and violence. In what i have read it feels like that there is far to much rape and detailed violent i really donīt like it. I regret to buy it.  :judo:

He also doesn't seem to know how sacrifices work.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: May 22, 2018, 12:10:13 PM »

 It's interesting to see the return of the monster types teased at during the blast of the astral world. Since Miura likes to recycle established story elements, I wonder if we'll get to see the headless horseman or the swamp monster as well. I was wondering if they were going to use a type of elemental creature, one which couldn't be captured easily by giants, however the Hydras regeneration ability makes it more than a match for the elite aposltes. This is the first battle where the three of them worked together to take an enemy down.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356
« on: May 11, 2018, 10:53:30 AM »
Great news, I have high hopes that the Giant Cheif is going to win this next fight.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: April 30, 2018, 10:43:31 AM »
One thing I dislike about the MCU movies in general, and already touched on by Griffith, is how uncreative and inconsequential their supernatural fights are, for example, there are clear distinctions of power between Berserk characters, Guts is physically stronger than Serpico, Zodd is physically stronger than Guts, Grunbeld is Physically stronger than Zodd, physical weapons cannot hurt the God Hand, Apsotles can't be harmed with superficial wounds. But with characters like Thor, and Hulk, I have no idea what their boundaries are, Thor can be knocked around by Thanos, but also tolerate the raw power of a star, Thanos can tolerate the blows of the Hulk, but can be stabbed by Gamora, Dr Strange, a character who was horribly mangled in a car wreck, survives Thanos with a few cuts and bruises, it's very confusing. That being said I enjoyed Infinity War, it was a very effective culmination of what they built up to so far.

I found Thanos' motivation a little generic, though it was portrayed very effectively, Thanos doesn't commit atrocities out of malice or hatred of all life, but because he honestly believes it's the right thing to do, he treats his opponents with reverance and respect that reminds of Ken Oh from Fist of the North Star. Not only that but he has to make personal sacrifices in order to reach his goal, it's a desire he must commit to absolutely, and in that respect he is a lot like  :griffnotevil: , speaking of which there is a moment in the film that bares an uncanny resemblance to a certain iconic scene in Berserk, which I am 90% sure they lifted from the Berserk movie.

Though it's expected that the outcome would turn out this way, I'm glad they had the courage to let the villain win, ultimately the events of this film are going to be reversed, but it at least gives IW an effective cliffhanger for part 2, I hope to see Thanos fighting the most powerful celestial beings in the MCU in the sequel, however his gauntlet has been damaged after weilding the full power of the stones, he may not have the power left to fight against literal space gods.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356
« on: April 28, 2018, 11:08:29 PM »
Astral creatures are created by the mass subconsciousness of humanity, it's explained in 24-26. I assume, from what we've seen of the ogres and trolls, and told directly by Slan, that astral beings are formed of dead spirits, it's not a stretch considering spiritual beings such as apostles and the God Hand are literaly formed from the vortex. We even see the spirits of hell forming Femto's body in the IOE episode. Perhaps there is a domain similar to the abyss and nexus where light sided magical creatures are formed of positive spirits.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356
« on: April 25, 2018, 08:50:00 PM »
What concerns me is the consequence of the transition, if Miura switched to Griffith's POV, then that may mean he's shown all he needs to show when it comes to Casca's healing, which means, at this time, what we've been presented with may be as far as their relationship goes.

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