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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.

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 got 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 specter ooze with his Dragonslayer.

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