This is the official discussion thread for the third episode of the 2016 TV series. Post your thoughts, impressions and reviews as you see fit.
It looks like they were trying to "imitate" or give some kind of homage to the old '97 anime.Aazealh said:Still drawings that any amateur could produce on which the camera slides painfully.
Indeed. A new viewer will now know that apostles exist, but still not quite get what they are or anything else about them. I guess this may be intentional, and they might reveal more as the show goes on (with clumsy flashbacks and whatnot). Anyway, I honestly have to say I'm completely baffled by their decision to focus on adapting the chapters of the Binding Chain and the Birth Festival. I just don't understand why they didn't start with the Black Swordsman arc or even the chapter of the Lost Children. Those are much more straightforward stories and would have been a lot easier to adapt. It's as mind-numblingly stupid as when Studio 4°C thought they could adapt the entire Golden Age arc into a single feature film.Feeblecursedone said:Beherit is barely hinted at, and the flashing images that change every milisecond didnt really help either. It way too fast for what they were trying to accomplish ( to explain it to new fans )
Yep, I couldn't help but cringe at this. An apostle crushing your leg in its mouth like that = you don't have a leg. And Guts just takes it, and then later just gets up like it's nothing. But I guess this is Bizarro Berserk anyway so that's just how it is in that world.Walter said:I had a suspicion that I just verified.
Time on screen that Guts' appendage is in an apostle's mouth.
Berserk Golden Age Arc - Descent: Volkov: 1 minute 45 seconds. (1:24:04-1:25:49)
Berserk (2016) - Episode 3: Boar/Dog Apostle: 2 minutes 8 seconds. (10:04-12:12)
Oh yeah, great catch. I'm so used to them being together that I didn't even notice, but it makes absolutely no sense in the context of this show. Ugh.Walter said:Also I just noticed, as Guts is struggling to kill the apostle, Puck says "Do it like usual!" Which struck me as odd. He's only seen Guts fight skeletons and a tree so far, right? Are they getting their changes confused? So far he's been floored three times in three episodes: the possessed tree, the Holy Iron Chain Knights, and the apostle. Huh... Yeah, this isn't really the Guts that I know.
If there has to be a train I think we can all agree it's the Train of Sorrow, traveling on the Rails of Betrayal and taking us to Depression Station, last stop of Line D for Disappointment.Tabris said:I don't feel as though I'm on the hatetrain bandwagon for this series. This is just how I genuinely felt after watching this episode. It's very disheartening as a huge fan.