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Current Episodes / Re: Berserk Guidebook
« on: October 01, 2016, 01:55:04 PM »
Fucking hell this is abysmal. Schierke has the same mental strength as Guts? so if need be, Schierke could cut her arm off? And Serpico is more agile than Silat, the man who can catch arrows in mid flight and survived a fight with Guts is more agile than Serpico.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: September 29, 2016, 11:44:53 AM »
Femto gameplay trailer. :femto:

I think this is the first character that is weaker than their manga version.  :femto: he doesn't look too healthy when he's flying either.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: September 27, 2016, 02:36:22 PM »
Not the voice that springs to mind when I read his speech bubbles. I would have picked something more like the Uruk hai from LOTR.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 347
« on: September 27, 2016, 12:12:20 PM »
Thank you Kaladin as well as Bludfyr.

Very interesting as previously said, yet also still very mysterious. It's pretty obviously a horse dragging the coffin around, and the imagery makes it clear the coffin bearing the Band of the Falcon's crest contains Casca's broken ego, or at least a portion of it. Very curious what the ghostly robed figures are/represent as well. Is it the rags on poles that morph into these? Man, that suspense... Also very intrigued by that child-like figure. It's not the boy, it's yet another representation of Casca, and I think it's one that's hiding itself. It's "the thing in the Abyss of Casca", as the text says.

Interesting, I wondered too wether it was a dog or a horse, the way the animals legs are spread out in the left hand image with its mouth open, and its long chest made me lean towards dog. The inner Casca, makes me wonder about what Danan said about the rules of Cascas dream realm, and what method will be used to put Casca together again so to speak.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 347
« on: September 26, 2016, 10:17:18 AM »
Is that last image a preview of something we are going to see in the Corridor of Dreams?!  Looks like it could be our first glimpse into Casca's mind.   :isidro:

There are some other pages too I'd like to describe for anyone interested. I don't know if anyone has posted these yet.

There are some other panels, two depict a gaunt and exhausted dog dragging by a chain around its neck a coffin encrusted with the Falcon symbol, another panel depicts the dog being attacked by four cloaked beings with what looks like spears. Another panel of the inside of the coffin shows what I assume is Casca with pieces of her missing, kind of like Griffiths appearance in the IOE chapter, with the brand in the middle of her chest, with cracks seeping out of it, the texture kind of implies it's meant to be a doll, I'm not too sure. Two other panels show what could either be Casca in her current form or the moonlight boy. And there is a full page of Guts' crew at the banquet messing around, with a downtrodden Magnicio cleaning up. The last panel shows Guts watching in the distance with a stern look on his face. 

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 347
« on: September 22, 2016, 11:05:05 PM »
This in my opinion  is one of the funniest episodes in a while, lots of hilarious moments like the meta stuff like Guts' memorable speech from conviction being used in Farneses dream; Danan evicerating Magnifico's nonsensical plans and scaring off Puck with the responsibility of ruling a kingdom, and revealing the worst punishment in Elfhelm to be community service.

Also  Casca's dreamscape taking the form of kids drawings made one of the strangest pages in Berserk, I don't think Miura has ever messed with the art like that before, I'd like it if he went down this route of messing around with his established art style again though.

Regarding the ominous last page, it's obvious what it represents, but I wonder if the rift in the clouds is meant to convey the Beast of Darkness?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 347
« on: September 21, 2016, 10:18:42 AM »
Thanks for the translations Azealh, I didn't expect the corridor of dreams to be an actual place, instersting designs for those new rooms. I would have really liked to have seen Guts regain Cascas mind himself since they both have a shared trauma, but if Schierke and Farnese do enter Cascas nightmares, or her old memories, this may be a good way for them to learn who Casca is and what drove her mad, especially since this question came up before; And they both have the hots for Guts.

Speculation Nation / Re: Elfhelm: the stage for the next great tragedy
« on: September 12, 2016, 09:47:15 PM »
I don't believe there are any large tradgic twists due for Elfhelm, the Eclipse sometimes paints the themes of the series in the wrong light, Berserk isn't constant tragedy and suffering (just a lot of it  :guts:).

I don't believe Casca will use the Beirut for two reasons
1) Guts is Griffiths sacrifice, and sacrifices cannot be branded twice, since you can only sacrifice what is most important to you, and the only two candidates that fit the bill for Casca are off limits, Casca has nothing to sacrifice.

2) Cascas mind was restored in a game written by Miura, in that she doesn't react with hatred or insanity towards Guts, I know it's reaching to use a forgotten game from the nineties as evidence for what will happen now, Miura is the type to foreshadow things long in advance, so I think this is an indication that Casca will not lose her mind upon regaining her sanity.

I can imagine the God Hand invading Elfhelm, and I honestly don't think Griffith is suited to the task, however I'm not sure how the God Hand will accomplish this, as far as we know they are still relegated to only appearing in habitats of immense darkness, how they will manage to manifest in happy Elf land is anyone's guess.

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.

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