I knew I could trust you to spot all the differences from the manga Aaz. As you've said, every change they have made seems very illogical and completely unnecessary. The fact Casca's past is now a dream sequence makes an odd change, which could be argued (not with much justification) that they did it to fit in with the running time, but the changes for Griffith throwing down his sword and changing the dagger for the sword are just stupid. It seems that Studio 4C are making these changes just for the sake of making them, not because they think it will hold any benefit to the production.Aazealh said:Geez, you didn't lie. It IS rather painful to watch since it goes on for a while (even though it's amputated of the context of her childhood). And they have her dream of it, instead of telling it to Guts... Another puzzling change that lessens the depth of their relationship. Also couldn't help but notice that they have her throw her fucking sword at Guts who's standing 10 meters away while she's in a weakened state (in the manga she throws his dagger, which is a lot more plausible). Always the need to exaggerate everything. Same goes for Griffith's rescue during the flashback sequence. In the manga he slashes the man's ear from behind, then throws his sword down next to Casca, telling her to save herself. But here he just throws his saber down like a spear from what? 25 meters away? And in doing so the scene loses some of its meaningfulness.
I REALLY hope a renowned Japanese critic really lays into Studio 4C for the changes they have made, so that they take note before they start on everything post Golden Age to make sure they actually make good on their word to make a faithful adaptation. I know they're capable of good animation, they just need to make sure the pieces fit together.