This episode is particularly verbose, so translating it is long and difficult. Not that it's ever a walk in the park to produce a quality translation, mind you. So basically, it'll be done when it's done.Might be a dumb question but when will the episode be available/translated in english?
I wouldn't call it a ruse, but I think I see what you mean. As Aaz and others have said, great writers know exactly how to build up to a wonderful cliff-hanger before switching perspectives in their stories. It's what keeps someone saying to themselves, "Okay, I'll read just one more chapter..." in a book. The cliff-hanger ending with Casca's scream was brilliant. I laughed out loud when it switched back to Griffith and the fight against the giants, because it was such a great move by Miura.The world of Berserk is gushing with interesting things right now. Seeing Silat's warrior base would be really interesting, but i think most of us want to see Guts and Casca as soon as possible simply because its the most interesting thing going on at this time. and when you think about it, these last few "Griffith" episodes have all been build up to Griffith transforming so that Miura could throw another layer of interesting on top of the already super interesting Guts and Casca reunion. It was all a ruse to make it Super-Ultra Interesting.
I'm not sure if the first appearance really counts like that... Didn't the familiars only appear little later than that? Now that I think of this, Zodd's presence there is perplexing; if Griffith and The boy are different persons in shared body, wouldn't they have rather just kept him baby-sitted in safe place instead?Historically, the boy only has appeared when there was imminent danger to his parents (3 times: beach, island, and in the sea god) . But they're in Elfhelm now, with no threat in sight, surrounded by the most powerful magic users alive. I wonder what that portends...
That can be explained a number of ways. Maybe Zodd did what the boy said because he recognized that this was still his master and/or wanted to see what was going on and/or wasn't willing to let him go alone. Maybe Griffith ordered Zodd to take him there before or during his transformation. Maybe the boy came by himself (we learn later on that the Band of the Falcon's camp isn't too far from Vritannis) and Zodd tailed him.Now that I think of this, Zodd's presence there is perplexing; if Griffith and The boy are different persons in shared body, wouldn't they have rather just kept him baby-sitted in safe place instead?
It counts if you consider the possibility the boy knew his power would be needed, even if the danger wasn't immediately apparent. The reason I'm willing to make that logical leap is because each time he has averted utter disaster for his parents, and in those instances, it couldn't have been done without his power. So for him to mysteriously arrive, bearing the power required to turn things right again... Seems non-coincidental once you add up all the encounters.I'm not sure if the first appearance really counts like that... Didn't the familiars only appear little later than that?
They probably couldn't, you can't imprison a being that can teleport. He was headed to Casca one way or the other, better to see him off safely than try and stop him.I'm not sure if the first appearance really counts like that... Didn't the familiars only appear little later than that? Now that I think of this, Zodd's presence there is perplexing; if Griffith and The boy are different persons in shared body, wouldn't they have rather just kept him baby-sitted in safe place instead?
Maybe I need to go read those 2006 speculations again.
All respect to Miura on this point. I feel like so much fiction lately has gotten derailed by fan appeasement, and this guy's just quietly drawing up medieval paintings day in and day out that completely unsettle the part of the fanbase who stuck around for MEAN MAN SWING SWORD. The subreddit has gotten hard to follow the past few days. I almost hope he found a way to get Rickert and Silat to Elfhelm that he'll spend five episodes on fleshing out.People all over the internet raged when the story left Guts and Casca when it did. They called Miura an idiot and hack for switching gears while screaming "NOW NOW NOW" like a 5 year old. Once again Miura ups the ante in ways they never saw coming.
We were recording the podcast earlier and I mentioned that exact same scenario! Seems quite possible to me.I wonder Sonia is going to go on a trip through the world spiral tree to cool off after seeing Griffith and Charlotte's interaction. If she does, it would be interesting if she follows the moonlight child to Skellig.
Another topic we discussed in the podcast! (and earlier in the thread as well)This latest panel is a good satire of Fascism, in fact most of the story surrounding Griffith can be seen as that of a fascist ideologue.
Has the podcast been released? Also I really love that original intro music that used to play.We were recording the podcast earlier and I mentioned that exact same scenario! Seems quite possible to me.
Another topic we discussed in the podcast! (and earlier in the thread as well)
I think you guys will like that one.
Just got posted: https://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?threads/skullkast-episode-101-dawn-of-the-empire.15726/Has the podcast been released? Also I really love that original intro music that used to play.
I mean... it's not like he can't draw faces the same way he used to now that he is drawing digitally, this is just his new art style. And if I remember correctly he also talked about this change in a recent interview but I don't remember exactly what he said.Man since digital everyone looks so young with the big eyes and everything, all the faces look more round and childlike too. not a big fan of it.
I thought it looked a bit better in this episode than the Casca awakening one, but still, i hope it's just a phase while miura gets used to digital