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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 dosn´t 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 don´t 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.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356
« on: April 24, 2018, 04:48:24 PM »

Bigger question, Griffith and his apostles are on a crusade against such creatures. But what would go down if they came across Ubik's merry men? Or Conrad's skeleton krew?

Are they even in the current world layer?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:37:48 PM »
Episode 357: In a death defying duel between Griffith and the Giant leader, Griffith suddenly transforms into the Moonlight Boy and teleports to Fantasia where we return to the POV of Guts' crew :ganishka:

At least we have an answer to where Zodd and Grunbeld have been, It's expected that Griffith's shock troops would be at the front lines. It's also interesting to see creatures introduced to us in volume 34, oddly these creatures seem more intelligent than the astral monsters we've seen so far, they form flags, suits of DIY armour, and crude weapons. I wonder what the overall point of this battle is, are the Falcons simply defending their borders? is this a form of expansion of Falconia's territory? or does Griffith want to recruit the giants? Either way this will provide some well needed context of the state of Fantasia, since the last Griffith POV episode focused mainly on Rickert, I hope this time we will see the next steps in Griffith's plan.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Little Things You Love About Berserk
« on: April 24, 2018, 01:01:35 PM »
The attention to detail, I guess it's more easy to have air tight continuity in your series when there's only one person in charge of it. However I cannot think of any internal inconsistencies in Berserk, in fact there are always details in the story that I miss. One example I can think of is Guts second fight with Zodd, throughout the fight Rickert doesn't recognise Zodd until he transforms, because he's never seen him in his humanoid form, it didn't even occur to me.

Character Cove / Re: What Apostle/Creature did you like the best?
« on: April 24, 2018, 12:28:59 PM »
Man, I gotta be careful on what I wish for.
Bwha ha ha ha.

Speculation Nation / Re: So i have this theory
« on: April 20, 2018, 09:12:03 PM »
I think the only plausible candidate for using the Beherit is Serpico. Casca can't use the Beherit when Guts has already been sacrificed, and Griffith is a God Hand member. I doubt the God Hand would trade one of their own for a commom type of demon.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: April 05, 2018, 08:02:03 PM »
Does anyone think that Casca will have any guilt associated with having her troops killed during the eclipse? Something along the lines of survivor guilt or the guilt a commander losing their troops. I think it would be interesting if the group was attacked or was about to go to battle and then Casca takes lead instinctively, but in the back of Casca's mind she is reminded of the time during the Eclipse when Apostles surrounded the Band of the Falcon. It would be even more badass if Casca fights through any self doubt and leads like the baddest woman in the history of Midland.

I exoect so since, Rickert and Guts beasr similar guilt. I also think guilt over Griffith's downfall is probably going to be a factor too.

Speculation Nation / Re: Will Casca return to Griffith?
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:08:19 PM »
Quote from: Walter link=topic=15449.msg250908#msg250908

I'm curious what you think makes that a strong case. I can't say I've ever considered the idea, but it doesn't seem to me any more or less likely than other scenarios, and it sounds like a cliché setup for the final confrontation (not to mention disempowering Casca from an active role). That is to say, it doesn't sound like Miura.

I agree, it sounds cliche for a series like Berserk and it's not what I or I hope Miura would choose. I think it's likely because Griffith eliminates the possibility of Guts exploiting his weakness. Namely the demon baby taking control of his body. If he has Casca locked up in a room in Pandemonium, it may prevent the Moonlight boy from visitng Guts and company.

If assuming Griffith can't harm Casca directly, his only option to protect his secret is to capture her, it may also be that he is the only demonic being powerful enough to enter Elfhelm, but now I'm getting ahead of myself.

It also gives Guts an incentive to leave the safety of Elfhelm and go after Griffith. Now he is entirely morally justified in pursuing him.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: March 24, 2018, 03:00:48 PM »
Walter was right on the money. Miura's comment is: She talks. The heroine talks for the first time in 22 years. (˚▽˚)
Confirmed plot armour, we can all relax.  :iva:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: March 20, 2018, 03:36:37 PM »
:ganishka: Well you can quote me on it: Casca didn't just go insane again. That would be ludicrous and I'm surprised you'd even think about it.

It's just that all of her bad memories had been bottled up, and they seemingly reemerged all at once. What's interesting is that Guts is shown as being the catalyst, but it seems that it might have happened anyway. There's some uncertainty on that part. As for how it'll be dealt with, well... that remains to be seen. There's many ways it could go, from Guts just holding her to her needing some time alone to process things.

Hell yeah, one for the ages.

Someone thought of it, after all 90% of the time Berserk runs by Murphy's law  :void:. However I also meant that this probably won't divide Guts and Casca's relationship. It's like you mentioned, Guts is the conduit for all of her painful memories (especially with the way he looks now). And the flashback of a ruined Griffith implies that she will have to come to terms with what he has become as well.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: March 20, 2018, 03:04:06 PM »
Welp there goes my smile  # IWASRIGHTGUTS  :badbone:, don't quote me on it but I doubt this will have a lasting impact. Miura didn't waste time designing a Cinderella dress for Casca to have her mind stripped away again. I predict Guts will have to talk her out of this mental stuper. Either way I think this will be a heart rendering moment for Guts, I wouldn't be suprised if he were reduced to tears during this crucial moment.

 This episode boasts some of the best pages in Berserk history, the somber images of an approaching Guts, and a ruined Griffith in brutal detail should lay waste to any doubts about Miura's passion for his series. But I'll have to throw my lot in with the crowd that dislikes the new artstyle, Cascas eyes are too catlike for my liking.

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.

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:

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