Berserk |OT| - A new ERA for the Band of the Hawk

HStallion

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Maybe Miura is setting up all these adaptations for disaster so that only when he's finally done with the series will he let some powerhouse team take it on as a passion project. Or he doesn't give a fuck and gives us another Berserk Musou and sits back counting his money.
 

AoM

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Oct 31, 2017
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Vol. 34 was insane. This art, holy shit.

Also, it destroyed Vol. 32 for number of double-page spreads.

Vol. 32 had 29.

Vol. 34... 61.
 

JadedWriter

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Hey those are my videos! Thanks for checking out. And yeah, the Grunbeld novel is atrocious. What I'm worried about is if it doesn't stop here, I'll be in some kind of eternal nightmare if I see "Nosferatu Zodd Light-novel announced" in the near future.
The thing is a lot of these characters could have good material made out of their back stories, it just hinges on the writer doing it being actually good and knowing the inner workings of what makes Berserk actually good and not caving into doing edgelord garbage.
 

Spired

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The thing is a lot of these characters could have good material made out of their back stories, it just hinges on the writer doing it being actually good and knowing the inner workings of what makes Berserk actually good and not caving into doing edgelord garbage.
Yeah of course, I agree. Should have been more clear, I'm not opposed to backstories as long as Miura or someone competent is doing them. It really tells of Fukami vs Miura's writing quality when Miura established a better backstory for Ganishka in half a chapter than Fukami did for a whole book dedicated to Grunbeld.

I still think characters like Zodd will be explored more in the manga itself, I don't think Miura will want to hand them off. If another one of these books is coming then I'd want someone else writing one on let's say Irvine (He's for sure got the least background information out of all the Apostles in the Neo Band of the Hawk) I think Miura has bigger plans for Rakshas and Locus himself.
 

JadedWriter

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Yeah of course, I agree. Should have been more clear, I'm not opposed to backstories as long as Miura or someone competent is doing them. It really tells of Fukami vs Miura's writing quality when Miura established a better backstory for Ganishka in half a chapter than Fukami did for a whole book dedicated to Grunbeld.

I still think characters like Zodd will be explored more in the manga itself, I don't think Miura will want to hand them off. If another one of these books is coming then I'd want someone else writing one on let's say Irvine (He's for sure got the least background information out of all the Apostles in the Neo Band of the Hawk) I think Miura has bigger plans for Rakshas and Locus himself.
Makes me wonder if Miura even proof read the Grundbeld book. I know it's not his but damn that man really needs to start disapproving stuff. Grundbeld is my favorite and I wish his book was good.
 

Capra

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Hey those are my videos! Thanks for checking out. And yeah, the Grunbeld novel is atrocious. What I'm worried about is if it doesn't stop here, I'll be in some kind of eternal nightmare if I see "Nosferatu Zodd Light-novel announced" in the near future.
Judging by his first appearance we wouldn't get 20 paragraphs dedicated to Zodd's dong, at least
 

Skittles

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Man, hate cascas new design. Probably gonna be worthless the rest of the series if he keeps her that way
 

Big One

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I bet Miura is having a hell of a time coming up with a suitable outcome to Casca regaining her sense of self. He's gotta be under immense pressure to do it correctly
 

Winston1

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Hey those are my videos! Thanks for checking out. And yeah, the Grunbeld novel is atrocious. What I'm worried about is if it doesn't stop here, I'll be in some kind of eternal nightmare if I see "Nosferatu Zodd Light-novel announced" in the near future.
I think the Grunbeld novel was just written to tie-in with the abysmal Berserker armor fight from the anime, which is also probably why it was written by the showrunner of the anime. So I doubt we’ll see any more light novels announced anytime soon.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Omnibus edition is already half off in Amazon with prime, but I now I can wait for a sale considering I have already consumed the media. But man it's hard lmao.
 
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Vol. 34 was insane. This art, holy shit.

Also, it destroyed Vol. 32 for number of double-page spreads.

Vol. 32 had 29.

Vol. 34... 61.
You know what?! Volume 34 might actually be my favourite volume of Berserk. The gorgeous art. The insane scope. The great payoff. It's all perfect! If anyone ever says to me that Berserk has gone downhill, I'll always shove volume 34 right into their face.

Hey those are my videos! Thanks for checking out. And yeah, the Grunbeld novel is atrocious. What I'm worried about is if it doesn't stop here, I'll be in some kind of eternal nightmare if I see "Nosferatu Zodd Light-novel announced" in the near future.
Wait, you're Spired?! Whoa...I had no idea. I've watched all of your Berserk videos. You make good content dude! Keep it up!
 

Spired

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You know what?! Volume 34 might actually be my favourite volume of Berserk. The gorgeous art. The insane scope. The great payoff. It's all perfect! If anyone ever says to me that Berserk has gone downhill, I'll always shove volume 34 right into their face.



Wait, you're Spired?! Whoa...I had no idea. I've watched all of your Berserk videos. You make good content dude! Keep it up!
Yeah, Berserk going downhill is nonsense and people collate the release schedule with this, it's had some snags here and there but I think it's as good as ever.

Thanks for the kind comment! Glad my stuff is getting around out there.
 

JadedWriter

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Yeah, Berserk going downhill is nonsense and people collate the release schedule with this, it's had some snags here and there but I think it's as good as ever.

Thanks for the kind comment! Glad my stuff is getting around out there.
Some people probably just pine for the edgelord era of Berserk and hate the high fantasy JRPG party aspects of it. I honestly still love this series. The quest to rescue Casca's mind was great, not to mention Millenium Falcon arc was good. Berserk's always been good.
 

Git

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Omnibus edition is already half off in Amazon with prime, but I now I can wait for a sale considering I have already consumed the media. But man it's hard lmao.
Cheers for the heads up! I'd given up on getting the first volume when I last checked and it had gone up to £40. Just nabbed it for 25. I was already mad that my volumes 1-3 didn't have matching spines.
 

Rogue Agent

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Some people probably just pine for the edgelord era of Berserk and hate the high fantasy JRPG party aspects of it. I honestly still love this series. The quest to rescue Casca's mind was great, not to mention Millenium Falcon arc was good. Berserk's always been good.
I really like Guts' growth. Back during the Black Swordsman arc and beyond, he was very solitary and didn't care about his allies, but now he cares about his group and not as bloodthirsty as he was before.
 

JadedWriter

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Yeah, I really like Farnese and where she ended up. Her, Schierke and JRPG leader Guts are the main reasons why I'm still engaged with the story.
Yeah they're the best. I loved how Farnese and Schierke's relationship is pretty much what Schierke had with her teacher. Not to mention it being a complete swerve from what you would expect from Farnese with her introduction. I miss crazy fanservice Farnese in a way, but at the same time I would've hated her long term if she stayed like that. I actually hope her friendship with Casca gets greatly expanded on now that Casca is actually aware.
 

Lulu

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Been rereading this recently, I forgot where I left off but I had never quite caught up.I can't believe I forgot some much, it had only been about 6 or 7 years. I appreciate it a lot better, especially Guts but boy some of this shit is rough. That troll cave rape-orgy-pregnant-belly-explosion... nah fam
 

Rogue Agent

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Yeah they're the best. I loved how Farnese and Schierke's relationship is pretty much what Schierke had with her teacher. Not to mention it being a complete swerve from what you would expect from Farnese with her introduction. I miss crazy fanservice Farnese in a way, but at the same time I would've hated her long term if she stayed like that. I actually hope her friendship with Casca gets greatly expanded on now that Casca is actually aware.
Same here. I really like how Farnese and Schierke interact. I actually despised Farnese when she was crazy and antagonistic, so I'm glad she has turned over a new leaf. However, it's not just that. The way she changed was really well done and it wasn't out-of-character for her.

I too hope to see more of her and Casca. In fact, more interaction within Guts' party would be great.
 

JadedWriter

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Been rereading this recently, I forgot where I left off but I had never quite caught up.I can't believe I forgot some much, it had only been about 6 or 7 years. I appreciate it a lot better, especially Guts but boy some of this shit is rough. That troll cave rape-orgy-pregnant-belly-explosion... nah fam
I'm bout dat gorn life lol.
Same here. I really like how Farnese and Schierke interact. I actually despised Farnese when she was crazy and antagonistic, so I'm glad she has turned over a new leaf. However, it's not just that. The way she changed was really well done and it wasn't out-of-character for her.

I too hope to see more of her and Casca. In fact, more interaction within Guts' party would be great.
Yeah her turn was very well done and believable. She might seem chaotic, but I think she awakened a lot of actual personality not being around her family and dealing with their prejudice and protection. That woman grew a lot fighting for Casca, which is something she never thought that she would be able to do.
 

AoM

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You know what?! Volume 34 might actually be my favourite volume of Berserk. The gorgeous art. The insane scope. The great payoff. It's all perfect! If anyone ever says to me that Berserk has gone downhill, I'll always shove volume 34 right into their face.
Hell, I could easily understand the argument of Vol. 34 for favorite volume of any manga (same with Vol. 13 for me as well).
 

Skittles

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Man, hate cascas new design. Probably gonna be worthless the rest of the series if he keeps her that way
I rescind this comment, on a reread she already spends 95% of the time being worthless and is mostly used for emotion baiting . She either has a debilitating condition, is about to be raped, or is being raped. It's actually absurd that the rape stuff is well over double digits for a single character