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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: September 08, 2016, 07:51:29 AM »
I was expecting something more impressive than a poof of smoke as a transformation effect. Though I'm surprised they actually included Zodds wings in his fighting style, like when he fought the Ganishka spawn, and I prefer Zodds black fur to the dark brown fur he's sometimes portrayed with.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: How Did You Find Out About Berserk?
« on: September 04, 2016, 07:26:28 AM »
Berserk was reccomended under the category great monster designs on an image on 4chan, so I checked it out, it was a piss poor Hawks translation (sorry), and I was deterred by Guts being a total bastard during the Black swordsman arc. However the Berserk 3 trailer sparked my interest again, after that my opinion of and interest in Berserk kept growing. Took me 3 years to complete my volume collections, especially since inn my country Berserk volumes are like unicorns, finding them is a miracle.

Also fuck the Hawks translations, they're the worst trap for new readers.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 346
« on: August 30, 2016, 08:45:29 AM »
That's not accurate. The wing stones repel the magical creatures. That's what allows people to farm the land around the city without incident. Now that his kingdom is established, it's certainly about time Griffith expanded his direct control...

We now know Griffith was after more than just Flora. He was destroying spiritual trees in preparation for the Blast of the Astral World. So presumably he needed to accomplish that before defeating Ganishka.

That's true, however he and his army still need to travel from Midland territory, across the sea to Elfhelm, through hordes of trolls, dragons, banshees, ogres, hydras etc. Its not ideal to exhaust your army before you've even reached your intended target. If he wanted Elfhelm destroyed, he should have done it by now.

That's true, and the big cherry blossom tree is the bonanza of spirit trees. Like Walter was saying maybe a God Hand will attack the island instead.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 346
« on: August 29, 2016, 06:37:42 PM »

1. How long until everything in Skellig goes to shit? I'm sure many of us have hypothesized that Griffith and his considerable forces could soon make Skellig a priority (if they hadn't already). 5 chapters? 10? Personally, I'm digging this tonal shift from what we have come to recognize as a very dark series; this is some very important world-building Miura is doing at the moment and I feel like some of our fanbase (not you guys, mostly Reddit) are not appreciating these serene moments and how much exposition we are getting. It's blowing my mind, yo

2. What is the worst case scenario for Casca right now? Best case if she's healed obviously, embraces Guts in a tender moment (I'd cry so hard), and takes her revenge on Griffith. But Miura has a good knack for throwing us curveballs in the plot. How do you all think this shakes out? Will the Sovereign of the Flower Storm ask Guts for something? Will Casca resist the restoration of her mind? I can't wait for next month's release!

1.The opportune time to invade Elfhelm has probably passed now that Griffith and his demon army are under siege from monsters, and I think it would be repetitive to have the same thing happen twice. Elfhelm is too far from Griffiths reach. If Griffith considered one dying witch a priority over Ganishka, I dread to think the damage several guru mages and an Elf Queen revered by SK himself would do to apostles.

The Reddit/4chan audience have short attention spans, not all of them, but a lot of them don't think of the overall story, they flick through individual episodes that don't have a lot of action at the moment, and just assume Berserk is getting boring.  :schierke:

2. Worst Case scenario, Casca rejects being cured, or commits suicide, not that I believe it will happen. And if the game is anything to go by it certainly won't. I doubt Casca will want to take her revenge against Griffith, I think it's similar to how Rickert feels towards him, she can't hate him. Bear in mind she was in love with Griffith too, not as much as Guts (obviously). I'd like to see how Farnese will react to her when she regains her mind, will Casca become freinds with her former carer?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 346
« on: August 25, 2016, 08:38:46 PM »
Thank you kindly, Aazealh and Puella for providing information yet again!

As much as I wish for her to regain her sanity, I also think it will not be straightforward for her. I'm afraid that her psyche will force itself into amnesia at least. About the brands... Somehow I don't think there is anyone, or any force in the whole world of Berserk able to "remove" the brand completely. Not even the leader of Elfhelm. The brand goes all the way to the soul, condemning its victim into interstice. Well, maybe it's too hasty to say it's impossible, but I wouldn't be surprised in the least if that was the case. They will just have to redo the talismans from time to time.

I'm not expecting Elf queen to snap her fingers and bring Cascas sanity back, it will likely be a difficult process that involves Casca willing herself back into consciousness. Without any protection from the brand Casca and Guts have nowhere safe to live apart from Elfhelm. And even then they are condemned to the vortex of souls, hardly a happy ending.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 346
« on: August 24, 2016, 11:19:07 AM »
Can someone explain to a complete layman how the Flower Storm King translation got so muddled up?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 346
« on: August 23, 2016, 05:10:16 PM »
I wish Pucks Elfhelm conquest arc was more fleshed out, I wasn't expecting him to be taken out by Elf guards before he could confront the Elf King.

I don't see any reason why in a societey where elves and witches co exist peacefully that an elf needs to disguise itself as a human, maybe there's an interesting reason for this.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: August 23, 2016, 11:04:54 AM »
It seems Wyald will be playable; that Grunbeld, Adon and Boscogne will appear as enemies.

EDIT: Damn looks like I'm late  :judo:

I really like Wyald, but how come he's a playable character but Grunbeld and Boscogn aren't?

Also celebration music

We at least know she isn't going to do anything hysterical like kill herself or try to kill Guts.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 13, 2016, 04:33:34 PM »
Recently finished Star Fox Zero, I'm disappointment by the lack of new levels, and the god awful controls. Nintendo gimmicks and Platinum's awful 3rd person camera controls are a dangerous mix. I like the fan-service, like fusing aspects of the Andross fight from the first Star Fox game with Star Fox 64, and the 3 act structure of the levels are interesting. But overall I felt let down by it.

Speculation Nation / Re: How do you think Berserk will end?
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:51:53 PM »
The Count didn't "refuse" so much as "hesitate" to sacrifice Theresia, until he bled out and died. Miura chose to make it more ambiguous than an outright refusal to sacrifice his own daughter, which I think is pretty important given the kind of monster the Count had become.

And Femto didn't try and threaten him, he was telling him exactly what would (and did) happen to him if he died there.

I think the envisioned family painting before the brand vanishes implied that he refused to sacrifice Theresia.

Edit: I meant painting not photo, Fuck.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:48:52 PM »
Griffith gameplay video. :griffnotevil:

So I assume his Falcon of Light form can't take damage right?  :griffnotevil:

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 6
« on: August 07, 2016, 10:51:33 PM »
I watched this with my freind who has no in depth knowledge of Berserk, he had no idea what was going on.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: August 05, 2016, 09:58:47 PM »
Playing each member of the God Hand would be pretty awesome too

X- Black hole clench everything on screen
Triangle- Transform to incomprehensible size
Square- Deflect all attacks with space rift
Circle - create alternate dimension based on sephira


He'd die, no contest. Skull Knight himself, the apex in terms of fighting ability, couldn't even touch Femto despite doing everything right, bear in mind the God Hand also have inhuman reflexes, Void and Femto both deflected SKs attacks. The only one that has come close to harming Griffith is  :rickert:, if SK cut off Rickerts hand and attached it to his sword to crate a sort of morning star, maybe he could slap Femto to death.

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 77
« on: August 02, 2016, 05:06:10 PM »
This was very funny, should come with a trigger warning before you tell a joke so I don't smirk like an axe murderer while I'm listening to it, listening to you guys butchering the anime and the movies is gut wrenching. Whatever Griffiths goal is, it must be massive if his own kingdom is merely a stepping stone, then again he has a profound connection to the entire human race, in retrospect a minor Kingdom was never going to cut it. The only likely objective I can think of is a world sized Falconia empire, or maybe he's after something more transcendental rather than territorial.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 5
« on: July 31, 2016, 01:05:48 PM »
This is by far the best episode of the series, some bad zooming in shots, awful music placement choices, but at least the story hasn't been butchered, I wish they would have kept in one of my favorite jokes.  :puck: . I wonder though, why the hell did they bother including Isidro in the tavern scene if they were going to include his original introduction? It doesn't make any sense. I'm also let down that some of my favorite fight scenes are reduced to stills from the pages a better looking manga, I watch anime for moving images, especially 3d animation.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 345
« on: July 26, 2016, 08:37:52 AM »
If Falconia, and thus its residents, are merely a stepping stone for him transcending the God Hand, then why would they make valid sacrifices...? Particulary if you regard him as a sociopath (he's not -- he's a demigod who shed his emotions), it wouldn't work by the rules of what makes a sacrifice.

Also Griffith is a God Hand, he's the most powerful being in the world, what would he have to gain by transforming again?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 345
« on: July 21, 2016, 08:12:49 PM »
Or the layers were one and have since been separated.

Chaos isn't a word used to describe a state of balance. It's clear that different planes are not meant to be merged

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 345
« on: July 21, 2016, 07:56:47 PM »
Falconia is just a stepping stone? Jesus, Griffith is the most powerful being on Earth with his own kingdom and demon army. How much further can he go? Is there even a world left worth conquering?

The road of dragons is a badass name for the route to the Abyss, I wonder then if there are alternate routes to the abyss that don't involve behirits?

He revived a giant ancient city at the foot of the world tree.
So Falconia is confirmed to originally be Gaserics city, this was bound to be true, but it's good to have that confirmation.

So the ancient chaos when the real world and the astral world are mixed together is going to come back

It seems the merging of the worlds has happened before, Gaeserics conquest wasn't as cut and dried as it looked, he may have followed a similar route to Griffith, with Void as his accomplice in world domination  :void:

As a God Hand member, he has to fulfill the desires of mankind and the IOE, his ambition to rule a kingdom still remains. In all probability he has become the idealized version of himself, his ambition untainted by puny friendship  :guts: or maybe not, how he feels personally about his living Falcons hasn't been revealed yet, we haven't seen an unsettled Griffith, but we do know about the God Hand.

Its inaccurate to say demons lose their emotions, they certainly become more desensitized to evil, and live without repercussions due to their immense power, the God Hand are no exception, but their scope is far broader because of their nature as semi omniscient,immortal, incorporeal beings, they gaze at humanity from a larger perspective,  they have concepts of beauty and reverence that are morbid to ordinary humans, because they are concerned about the larger picture, not individual mortal humans. If anyone is familiar with Watchmen, a good comparison is Dr Manhattan, a being who experiences time from a non linear perspective and can dissect and perceive existence to the smallest form of matter, how can anyone retain their humanity after that? How can Griffith remain a relatable human when he perceives everything in the physical world, and acts out his predestined path like he's following a script?

Going back to Griffith, he certainly feels a kinship with mankind, but the platonic relationships are either gone or suppressed. As the Falcon of Light/ Femto his priority is the fulfillment of his human dream to rule a kingdom, which by causality is also mankind's desire, so it all works out for him.

I really hope that Miura will show him more as an independent person and not just a being driven by a grand scheme without his own personality.

I agree, Griffiths informal personality has been kept ambiguous for a very long time, I was hoping something about Griffiths nature would be revealed during Slapgate, but alas all we got was  :rickert: .

I know that and I like Griffith for this otherwordly feeling but at the same time it seems lazy. I mean, he is the antagonist of this series and he is reduced now to a character that we have to imagine ourselves. Him being too abstract is a good thing if you get something else in return but we dont get anything really. Thats the whole point, we are meant to be far from him but we dont get anything for that. Also we got some (not much)insight into other God Hand members.

He's not just the antagonist of the series, he's the second most important character. His rise, fall and resurrection are crucial parts of the Berserk universe, so is his current development. We don't have to imagine anything, we know what he wants.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 3
« on: July 15, 2016, 04:28:16 PM »
This is one sucked more than the last one, if they had to insert apostle filler in this episode why pick the swine apostle? Why not the Boy from the PS2 game, or the Count? Or a new apostle design? Having a slow lumbering blob of shit with the agility to climb support beams looks stupid. The editing and timing is atrocious, the quick duel between Guts and Serpico looked as if they were following a script, in the manga it's clear they are trying to catch eachother off guard, here it appears choreographed . The most baffling decision I think was adding the revelations arc at the end, they really should have waited until the week after, it felt far, far too rushed. "Heresarebelationpeoplehad,here's midland here's Charlotteheres thekinghesdeadisthedecrrpitkingcanon?whocareslookkushaninvasionkbye!"

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 2
« on: July 08, 2016, 03:47:03 PM »
"We passed the corpses of a man and a girl, and a number of skeletons that look like they've been dead for a thousand years THAT WAS YOU WASN'T IT?!"

What a confusing way of introducing Pucks telepathy ability, anyone who isn't familiar with Beserk will be left wondering why Puck is able to see flashbacks. And Farnese knows about the Band of the Falcon? What's the point of interrogating him if they already know who he is? it takes the spiritual grandeur out of what they're doing if they know exactly who the black swordsman is. I enjoyed the animation in the Golden Age flashbacks, though the way they're included in the episode is unnecessary and intrusive. That being said I'm looking forward next episode and the long grueling duel with Swine Apostle, quite possibly the most dangerous apostle Guts has ever fought.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: July 06, 2016, 07:52:59 PM »
Is it established that he has a big power spike around that time?

Yeah, during his fight with Wyald various Hawks comment on how unimaginably strong he had become. Still, the strongest man in the Tudor kingdom is a mighty reputation, and pre Eclipse Silat didn't win against a lot of powerful opponents, he beat an exhausted Casca and one large brute, Guts describes Boscogn has an opponent stronger than 100 men, and the second strongest human opponent he'd faced, but I didn't get the same impression from his fight with Silat, he seemed entirely in control.

:schnoz: would beat both of them!

But would he be able to beat them if they had an army of 100 Kundalini and 10 God Hands?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 344
« on: July 06, 2016, 12:32:16 PM »
I doubt there will be a Elfhelm war demon siege, if Griffith were going to attack Skellig he would have done it already, he has as much of a chance now than as he did before Falconia, in fact he's in a worse position to do so now since he has less apostles, with some being occupied providing safe passage for refugees. There might be a reason why he can't attack them directly, they might have some kind of anti demon barrier erected or apostles might be unable to fight toe to toe with mages. Or it could be that Griffith is unaware of their existence. Also a similar event has played out already, Flora provides safe refuge, apostles arrive and burn down the place, it would be repetitive to do the same thing again.

So if Void was the first scholar/sorcerer who experimented with souls, particulary evil ones, perhaps he's the one who came up with the sacrifical brand and beherits themselves. Maybe beherits are made from dead human souls as well, particulary ones filled with dark emotions?

The behirits come from the Idea of Evil, they form as droplets in the deep astral world and become stones in the physical world, the IOE uses the vortex of souls to transform Griffith into Femto, the Eclipse ceremony world was composed of souls, apostles are forged out of souls, and behirits that ascend from the vortex itself are likely created the same way.

If Void was the first God Hand member, who's the angel? Maybe IOE had a way to establish contact with via an illusion, or through a vision.

The angel was likely him, from an outsiders perspective, the Wiseman is tortured, and a spooky brain man appears. But it is the wise man transforming into Void, an angel "Made" by the idea to descend.

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