Yeah the online reputation of the series (and by extension fanbase) can be pretty frustrating at times. Like the person who's reviewing the new anime on Anime News Network (here's his review of the first three episodes FYI they were far more generous than I expected them to be) loved the 1997 anime but has been too intimidated by the manga's reputation (which he explains here in the review's article forum response), now granted some of it is warranted the manga can be a lot more graphic than the 1997 anime and occasionally gratuitous, but it's frustrating to see that the reputation the series has generated partially thanks to its fandom can dissuade people from trying to check out the manga/read past the Golden Age Arc.Squiddot said:With as much respect as i can give, the large majority of Berserk's online fanbase is incredibly embarrassing. Especially the ones who parade it around as "the rape manga". That horrible musou trailer brought them out of the woodwork when they were chiding the people calling out the terrible subject matter that the manga would be "too hardcore 4 u". To say nothing of the general response to new episodes. I once saw someone literally call 344 "filler".