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Speculation Nation / Re: Will Casca return to Griffith?
« on: March 07, 2018, 11:03:40 AM »
I think there is a strong case for Griffith kidnapping Casca in the future. However I doubt Casca would ever willingly choose Griffith over Guts,  he ruined her life, drove her insane and left her for dead, there's not  much to gain from hanging out with your rapists.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 354
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:29:31 PM »
The panel in this episode of Casca's perspective where Guts has been pinned down by the apostles also has a shot of Femto from Casca's perspective. Its the panel immediately before Casca shatters. We see Femto's chin nose and eyes above her looking down at her as shes being held and raped while forced to watch Guts in that scene ...

One panel that doesn't even dominate the page, like I said I would have liked to have seen more, even vol 17 has a better version of that scene.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 354
« on: February 21, 2018, 06:32:55 PM »
Amazing stuff, I like it when Miura revisits classic Berserk scenes with his new artstyle, I'm especially fond of his new take on the interstice face landscape, I also have to sing praises to the double page spread of Casca losing her sanity, it's an intense and heartbreaking metaphor of her sense of self shattering into pieces, as well as the final page of Casca opening her eyes, we've had a lot of amazing cliffhangers from this corridor of dreams sequence, but this has to be one of my favourites of all time.

 I would have preferred a lot more from the rape flashback itself, considering we've seen a lot of versions of the apostle slaughter flashback already, and only ever Femto from Guts perspective. And it must have been extremely hard for Schierke and Farnese to experience second hand, but in my opinion it gets brushed aside far too brazenly. Not good.

I had an image of Casca coming to terms with her trauma and wasting away the apparitions, but I wasn't expecting the dream to just vanish, however, nightmares tend to just switch off when they end, instead of exploding, so in retrospect I think this was more appropriate an end. I'm also glad it wasn't Bladewolf Guts who killed the Femto apparition off, since having the creature alive keeps the stakes high for Schierke and Farnese who have to contend with an unbeatable foe, it also serves the overall story by keeping the result of the real confrontation between Guts and Griffith ambiguous.

It's been said before, but I am excited for what comes next, not only for the character drama but because Casca is a pivotal character who's desires at this time have to potential to change the whole trajectory of the story, Guts has no real reason to leave Elfhelm at this point, he's got everything he wants, and he lives in the complete safety of a land immune to evil spirits. Something must come next, whatever that something is, I'll look forward to it.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 354
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:34:23 AM »

A few pages, very massive spoilers.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story
« on: February 05, 2018, 09:09:37 PM »
I was never a huge fan of Han Solo, I always liked the villainous characters a lot more. But still, 90% reshoots are always a good sign.  :ganishka:

Anime Asylum / Re: Berserk 2016 English dub home release January 16, 2018
« on: February 02, 2018, 01:24:34 PM »
Without the old cast I'm not really interested. I'll keep my ninties disney Griffith thanks.

I really like the spinny disc thing from twilight princess. And the transformation masks from majora, i would enjoy something like that.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 353
« on: January 24, 2018, 04:53:00 PM »
That went from zero to ex machina really quickly. I too wish Flora had more dialouge with Schierke instead of just well drawn action scenes. But that seems to be the theme of the corridoor of dreams episodes. I'm hoping for more introspection when facing the final memory itself. Perhaps the demon child representing the last fragment means it accomodates Casca's post eclipse memories as well as the rape.  Not likely but would be interesting. I assume Casca will remember everything she has experienced in her damaged state.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 23, 2017, 11:45:10 AM »
I'm a little confused, is Berserk still being published monthly?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 19, 2017, 09:08:40 PM »
I think it would be cool if the sprite, perhaps seeing her friends in serious danger, gained the courage to try and retrieve the last fragment herself. Something like that would symbolize to me that Casca had a true desire to come back now.  :ubik: I'm so excited!!! :guts: This is awesome! Thank you for the summary, Puella and Aazealh!

I was thinking something more along the lines of little Casca transforms into larger short haired super Casca to take down the big bird, but that would be stupid.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 19, 2017, 04:12:04 PM »
I'm still holding out hope little sprite Casca will have something to do, all around, good stuff.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: December 18, 2017, 03:43:31 PM »
I feel mixed feelings towards this one, though I like it for being a lot more original than TFA, I have to admit some of it left a bad taste in my mouth. There were several characters who were ruined in this film. namely Luke and Yoda, Luke going from his journey in the OT to being a cranky jaded old man just seemed wrong to me, it would be as if in the far future there was a Berserk sequel where Guts was a cowardly old man, and the wise sage like Yoda who once berated Luke for his impatience, never read the Jedi texts?, not buying it

TLJ, for a film that was being marketed as dark and foreboding, had way too much humour Gone are the days where the audience were disturbed by a sith lord so ruthless he killed his own subordinates for their incompetence. Now they get to bust a gut as giant angry holo Snoke literally wipes the floor with General Hux

By in large the films characters made a lot of really poor decisions, Poe's bravado costs the resistance all of their bomber class ships (which incidentally are far more cumbersome and large than the bomber class fighters they piloted 30 years ago) , all so he can destroy one dreadnought, presumably of many. The first order impotently shoots at resistance freighters without ever considering cutting of their escape route by surrounding them, or destroying the rebel base of Krait using their remaining star destroyers, rather than using a ground force assault, Finns love interest, in an act of self sacrifice, prevents Finn from destroying a battering ram cannon, vital to the First Order's plans. Finn and co, on a mission to recruit a code breaker, instead choose to recruit a shady guy whom they never met, who ends up betraying them in the end anyway.

Speculation Nation / Re: What kind of ENDING you hope you will NOT see?
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:27:48 PM »
There's a high attention to detail in discussion threads such as this. And it's generally not a good idea to base your thoughts on information that isn't accurate, especially when you have people like myself that are relatively new to the series still trying to grasp certain concepts

Are God Hand members simply "puppet masters" though? It's my understanding their influencing of the world isn't by their personal interests, but in accordance to God's will. The hand can pull strings, but it's God that wills the hand to move, the actual master.

I misspoke, I know the situation is a lot more complicated than, "The God Hand control everything"

Speculation Nation / Re: What kind of ENDING you hope you will NOT see?
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:06:09 PM »
I hope I won't see:

-the "God Hand" getting stopped in a short fight that won't conclude anything regarding them besides making them disapear for a few years that the Manga won't cover anymore, anyway;

Me too, I'd hate if all four of them get one shotted. However I think you misunderstand how the God Hand work, Slan's body in Qliphoth was an avatar rather than a physical manifestation of her full form. That's like saying Conrad died when he was in his rat mass form.


-the skull knight sacrificing himself (that'd be too obvious) and not even revealing his face;

I disagree, the Skull Knight has a massive death wish, there's nothing left of him, he only exists to defeat the God Hand, it would be cruel not to let him rest in peace, and tbh I don't mind if we never see his face, there are plenty of characters in Berserk whose true appearances remain a mystery.


-generic revenge on Griffith; it'd be very lame not to see a complex conversation between him and Guts beforehand which'd show new cards to the table, it'd completely ruin all the expanded personalities of the characters that were developed through the 1st volumes (in fact: I'd not be mad if Griffith'd survive after all -  :griffnotevil: - maybe he isn't a good guy, but he isn't evil either, just lost as a human being which resulted in being selfish - that's how I see it);

Me too, I'm not a Griffith fanboy, but I'm not someone who thinks he isn't beyond some kind of redemption, if he dies without any kind of resentment towards how he was manipulated by God it would lower my opinion of the character.


-too much slapstick humor: one of the reasons why I loved Berserk was because it always tried to give a serious feeling and vibes of the western works (which Miura admitted himself, he tried to copy), not the typical Anime comedy crap that is in the current arc and has been growing since the introduction of Isidro... (Puck always felt more subtle/natural to me... and actually funny, not cringe-worthy and forced like Isidro);

Sorry dude, the lame slapstick humour is a staple of Berserk.


-not freeing Guts from Hell that he's supposed to enter when he dies (mentioned in 3rd or 4th volume), or, more like: mentioning it at all cuz I feel like everyone forgot about it, Miura including... (or maybe I don't remember something?  :schnoz:)

I very much doubt Guts or Casca will be branded at the end of the series. I don't see old man Guts defending himself from spectre ooze with his Dragonslayer.

Speculation Nation / Re: What kind of ENDING you hope you will NOT see?
« on: December 14, 2017, 10:48:18 PM »
I'll probably get shit for this, but I don't want Guts to kill Griffith in a final rage induced fight to the death, having Guts learn throughout the story that revenge is bad, and learn to let go of his bloodlust to protect those he cares about, only to grant him revenge would contradict everything he went through, and it would mean a certain evil beast  :beast: would be proven right.

I also hope the world doesn't snap back to normal in the end, there may even be worse things to come, but I would hope that the howl of the astral world does lasting damage to civilisation.

My last hope isn't really to do with the ending, but I hope to see a lot more of the God Hand in the future, the root cause behind all of the supernatural events up until this point deserve more than simply being relegated to members of Griffiths team of baddies.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 06, 2017, 11:32:08 AM »
Whoop tee doo Berserk: in ColourTM!

I hope it gets a decent volume print, whatever it is.

Speculation Nation / Re: Guts's Lineage
« on: November 21, 2017, 03:28:04 PM »
Yeah, we need to adjust our gauge a little bit when examining ability in the world in Berserk and using reality as reference. Their strongest humans will always be greater than our strongest.

I'm pretty sure prime Muhammad Ali could beat a Tapasa in a fight.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 11, 2017, 12:26:54 PM »
I'm very late to this party, but I recently finished Nier Automata, (Not ending E, I don't know if that counts). For someone who has never touched the Nier franchise, it doesn't bog you down with exposition from previous games, it's by in large its own story, except for Emil the weird omnipotent ball creature. I liked the story, it doesn't entirely make sense, but I thought it was effective, two armies of robots who hate each other despite being the same, fighting a proxy war that no longer matters, and can't break out of their cycle because they can't think of doing anything else. I like how it gives you half truths on your first run and fills in the blanks later. Something I thought was funny/effective was bringing back gag characters for  boss battles, namely the robot who tries to make an older brother robot by resurrecting him with oil . The combat and the boss battles were great, as expected of a Platinum game, I especially liked the ball tanks and the opera singer, but like Platinum games I've played, most of the environments feel dull and lifeless, there are exceptions, like the white tower and the amusement park, but by in large the open world environment fell flat for me.

Speculation Nation / Re: Guts's Lineage
« on: November 06, 2017, 10:16:31 PM »
Guts does kind of fit in to the Monomyth archetype, he's a mercenary through tradgic circumstance loses his friends and becomes cursed, and he goes on a journey of revenge, it's not a call to adventure, but it is a journey, and I suppose SK is his mentor stand in.

About Guts lineage, Guts' dad may have been a mercenary who raped his mother, or perhaps his Parents were normal and his warrior genes were dormant unitil they were passed down to Guts (That's not how genetics works MrFlibble). I don't think it matters, Berserk is a very tight story, and we're only shown what needs to be shown, I wonder about who Griffiths parents were too, but actually seeing these characters would take away from the idea of Guts and Griffith coming from nothing.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: October 30, 2017, 12:19:11 PM »
Sweet, bring on 2020!

Avoid the fanbase for the most part. It's toxic as hell and kind of ruins the show.

Is there any fanbase that doesn't have a subgroup of morons?

Manga Mausoleum / Volume 39's cover slip
« on: September 29, 2017, 02:14:32 PM »
Sorry if this has been brought up before, but the creature in vol 39's margin looks really weird, it's the size of an elf, but it has white hair and purple skin, and it doesn't seem to have wings, and the mushroom creatures surrounding it haven't appeared either, I wonder if it will play a role in the future, just like the foreshadowing of the cherry blossom tree in volume 38's cover margin.

Character Cove / Re: Why Does Puck Change Appearance?
« on: September 09, 2017, 06:25:26 PM »
Puck says "fuck you" to the confines of reality. He'll reference popular culture from outside his universe, because he doesn't give a shit.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: September 08, 2017, 07:35:46 PM »
Trying and failing to kick my Breath of the Wild addiction, with my Master Sword upgraded I can make mince meat of Golden Lynels, but I wont be satisfied until I can kill Vaati, Majora, Zant, Ghirahim, Ganon, Demise, Aghanim and Bellum in a single sword stroke.

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