This is the official discussion thread for the tenth episode of the 2016 TV series. Post your thoughts, impressions and reviews as you see fit.
Walter said:This was a return to form for the series after the decent previous episode. A mess.
Several confusing things about this episode, including a few bizarre changes to the Beherit-Apostle's talk with Luka, as it overreaches itself to try and explain why the ceremony is happening. It also repeated SK's poorly translated (and abridged) explanation of the ceremony. I pity new fans...
Oh, and "Ashes" has officially been overused, my god. Every fight scene with Guts has to have this playing, at all times? It's become a caricature of itself at this point.
Gamehowitzer said:Why would an apostle have a brand.. If someone could confirm if he had that in the manga or not that'd be great.
'Thanks Walter. couldn't remember and that bothered me quite a bit. finished the episode now and i am a little disappointed. I hoped it would cover a bit further but ofc gotta wait till next week. Recently i saw a picture depicting the difference in facial expression between CG and 2d and wow, i didn't realize it was that bad. Anyways. Pretty decent episode. i liked the part where he kills the torturer in the same swipe as breaking his weapon. His tired expression was a bit strange i think but oh well.Walter said:Yes, that is how it is in the manga. Like he explains, he's a pretty unique kind of person. He had no one to give, so he sacrificed his body, "and the world around him."
I laughed pretty hard at this. A gamecube lol. Funny thing is im going back and playing the metroid prime series. on my gamecube...Nothingwillbewong said:Hey that's pretty good considering they were only given a nintendo gamecube and lunch money
Yeah and although i was joking, the sad truth is that alot of gamecube games look alot better (better character models etc) than the new anime. I know the initial shock of the animation is over for most people I still can't believe how ugly and janky everything looks.Gamehowitzer said:I laughed pretty hard at this. A gamecube lol. Funny thing is im going back and playing the metroid prime series. on my gamecube...
To be fair, I think that was just a still. But on the other hand, that just makes it worse.Walter said:
Well what they're saying about their new "not metroid game" is it was meant to flesh out the role of the federation to set up the universe for prime 4. Back to berserk now. If only there was an anime project with a similar role for berserk. Show off how cool it can be and represent it in a way that would get people interested in it. Oh wait, if we think about it Federation force and Berserk 2016 are exactly the same. Horrible character models, not true to the series, etc. Yup. Conspiracy.Nothingwillbewong said:BTW Metroid Prime is awesome hope nintendo stops doing coke with the berserk anime guys and make a new metroid
They are well aware of what they are doing, but hey as long as they don't have to animate more stuff, they don't care. It's pretty pathetic the little shortcuts they take so they don't have to work as muchCyrus Jong said:What a crock of shit. A recurring problem throughout the show is how much time they devote to the side conversations, reactions, and humorous quips that occur during every fight scene, and this episode brought it to its logical conclusion by completely drowning the actual fight in them. Hey idiots, there's a reason why Miura depicts those in small panels and lets the action take up most of his page space; because that's where your attention is supposed to be drawn.
TripleJMaster3 said:the previews of the next episode which show the horrible cg used to generate final form.
Nothingwillbewong said:Yeah and although i was joking, the sad truth is that alot of gamecube games look alot better (better character models etc) than the new anime.
Yeah they nailed it with the character models in that game, I haven't played it tho.DANGERDOOOOM said:Sad but true. I'm currently replaying the J-PS2 Berserk: Millennium Falcon game. It amazes me still how well the game looks being 12 years old. I have to bring up this picture again to let it sink in how far real talent & the correct use of 3D animation can go. If only the programmers and directors of this game were involved with making this anime instead. They stuck true with the original story and portrayed the characters in a way everyone could appreciate.