Berserk 317 – Preperation for the Final Battle

November 18, 2010 at 12:47 am | Posted in Berserk, manga | Leave a comment

The moonlight boy finally makes Gutts see his friends and that he is meant to protect and not hurt them. With a piercing howl he begins to fight the armor, but begins to lose. Shierke jumps onto his back and begins to pull the armor from his head, helping him finally break free.

We see the true form of the moonlight boy, it was the same boy they met awhile back and Shierke notes that they met him at the full moon that time as well. Know that she is now the last person left of the island, Ishidoro begs the Captain to give Isma a ride elsewhere. However, Gutts means to settle his business with the monster here and now on the island.

They return to the ship where preparations for the final battle are made. Shierke is going to project herself as a body of light and go with Gutts, Farnesse is going to have her first attempt at magic and protect the boat.

You can download berserk 317 here.

Berserk 316 – Return of the Moonlight Boy

November 5, 2010 at 8:11 am | Posted in anime, Berserk | Leave a comment
 I’ll never get over how cool this looks.

Berserk 316 starts off with the villagers-turned-sea monsters crawling up towards Isma, Ishidoro, and Shierke while Gutts is busy cutting, clawing, gnawing, and generally raping his way through a horde of sea monsters. Ishidoro and Shierke make quick work of these monsterized villagers. Afterward Shierke astral projects in an attempt to pull Gutts’ consciousness back from his Berserker form, however she is repelled. Meaning that only Gutts can recover himself this time.  Isma claims that even though the village was mean to her she didn’t want this for them, so they head back towards the village where the others are watching Gutts do his slaughtering thing.

Casca suddenly runs off, to protect a child from a sea monster, which Gutts then saves her from. The group thinks he regained consciousness because he protected her, but this is not the case. All he sees of his friends is their shadows, he still doesn’t recognize any of them. Inside, Gutts still fights the beast to not give in completely but his strength is starting to weaken.

Then the luminescent boy appears and helps Gutts see Casca, helping to pull him back to consciousness. The chapter ends with the boy reaching out to touch Gutts who is still fully controlled by the Berserker armor.

You can download chapter 316 here!

New chapter November 12th. Hopefully, it doesn’t take long to translate like this one did. >_>

Berserk Promo 5

October 5, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Posted in anime, Berserk | Leave a comment

Young Animal released another promo for the new Berserk anime.

It’s only awesome (or even relatively new) content is the fact that it shows the Skull Knight just chillin’ on his horse. This tells me it’s going to be a bit more canon than the original anime, but does not tell me if it’s going to go past the Golden Age arc.

See the other 4 promo videos on young animals’ website or on my blog here.

New Berserk Anime Project – with videos

October 4, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Posted in anime, Berserk | Leave a comment

On a little sleeve slipped onto Berserks’ 35th manga volume that was released in Japan recently, it was announced that they will be launching a new Berserk Anime Project. Needless to say, when I read that, I peed all over myself. That’s old news, I know. I was slow on the jump because I wanted to wait for a little more about it to be released, well…We have PROMO VIDEOS NOW!! With narrations by Gackt.

Provided from Young Animal (the magazine where Berserk runs)

http://www.youtube.com/v/lihPs4BoDvo?fs=1&hl=en_US

http://www.youtube.com/v/RKjjIHAAFfo?fs=1&hl=en_US

http://www.youtube.com/v/-eSB-VFDrfE?fs=1&hl=en_US

There is a 4th one, but it’s essentially all three meshed together. The fifth promotional video comes out tomorrow October 5th.

Now those videos were lovely! Beautiful animation that comes with most modern anime, but those scenes…They were all from the Golden Age Arc, except for maybe that scene with Griffith, it sort of looked like reborn Griffith to me. Will we not be getting anything further from the Golden Arc in this anime? I’ll tell you when more information presents itself.

Spoiler Alert: Casca Kills Griffith

September 21, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Posted in anime, Berserk, manga | Leave a comment
Ya Rly.

Not really, I bet if you weren’t current with the manga you were kind of like “WTF!” face there for a moment, but this is purely speculation and before you sit there and think “Damn your speculation is genius and creative”, It’s not. I got the idea (and some of the images) from skullknight.net forums or as I like to call them, the Berserk Scholars. These are just my ideas on it.

Anyway, as I was saying. Within Berserk, there lies a possibility, one so completely obscure that it would come off as a better than average twist if it were to come true. The possibility that it will be not Gutts, who has fought and struggled for so long against his fate to get vengeance, but Casca who wore her durp face for over half of the series that struck him down and ended his evil reign of evil terror.

That’d be kind of like a bitch slap in the face to Gutts though.

But throughout Berserk there has been an underlying theme of sexual abuse and the abusees getting justice upon their abusers. You see where I’m going with this.

Gutts gets it straight in the pooper when he was a child because his adoptive mercenary father Gambino sold him off to one of his gay-er mercenary friends. Gutts, of course, counters this by stabbing his ass-rapist in the mouth during a battle. Then continues to lead a life of suffering and various mental instabilities.

Casca almost gets her cherry taken by the rich noble that bought her, almost, but not quite. Not-so-evil Griffith swoops in to save the day and throws her a sword. She stabs him and then the women’s empowerment movement happened.

And Griffith, well, he kind of whored himself out to a rich noble for some quick army raising cash.He went on with his aforementioned raised army to defeat his army and killed him as he begged for forgiveness/begged him to be his butt buddy again.

All three main characters took their vengeance on their abusers, but none was more sexual abused than Casca when the newly forms Femto took to raping her in front of Gutts causing her to go crazy and revert back to her childlike ways.

Won’t her vengeance be sweet?
Is it not deserved?
Could she kill him?

I guess will have to wait to know. Still, fun speculation.

Berserk 315 – Tentacle Rape Time!

August 11, 2010 at 4:43 am | Posted in Berserk, manga | 1 Comment

The first bit of 315 is Shenanigans. I call it. The Ghost Pirates ghostly pirate ship (of ghosts) appears before Gutts Co. on land. The pirate captain introduces himself as Skeletal Beard, who sort of hints that the Sea God will be coming to kick some ass and chew bubblegum. I reckon it’s also stated that he’s also all out of bubblegum. Truth be told, I have so little idea of why the sea god is coming because of the god damn pirate talk. It’s hard for me to read.

Anyway, Gutts gets mad. Madder. Looks at Caska (who has her ‘derp’ face on) Maaaaadest. Berserker form and starts chopping some tentacle slug/crab monster things, putting further strain on his already deteriorating body. Schierke is, of course, too far away to be able to stop him now. Leaving things open for someone else to pull him back to himself.

My thoughts? Gutts is acting like a little bitch depending on the armor like that. He was doing fine with demons before it. I understand him needing the power to fight the godhand, but why waste it on these small fries…


Read Berserk 315 Online here!

Will Berserk Finish Before Muira’s Death?

August 10, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Posted in anime, Berserk | Leave a comment

This is a blog named after Berserk, it should have some Berserk related things in it. So I retreat to the timeless debate. Will the epic storyline outlive it’s own author who has been at it for over 20 years, only managing to produce 34 volumes and 315 chapters?

Why it takes so long:
Some of this may be speculation

The Art
It’s no secret that Berserk has some of the most detailed art in all of Manga. With images like this:

(Resizing this image to fit this blog would have lessened my point, so Link!)

The sheer detail alone in that, not to mention the perspective planning, would take DAYS. Not only that, but weekly manga like Naruto or Bleach only have about 15 pages of almost always subpar art. This has anywhere from 20 to 40 pages. So it takes around a month to three for just one chapter to come out.

Muira’s “Breaks”
Muira has been taking a lot of break lately, some of them for his health, which will often stop some of his readers heart for a brief second. That’s the last thing you want to hear about a manga author who’s series you are so in love with. But then again there is another speculation that he uses the time to, you know, have a life. It’s no secret that he is good friends with Buronson and the HunterxHunter mangaka.

Why People Are Scared

Muira at present is around 40 years old, the manga is 20 years old. Muira has stated that he wishes it to be a 100 volume manga. I believe you all see where I am going with this.

If He Does Die

I will be sad, sadder than I was during the last two episodes of Berserk, and I bawled like a baby the first time I watched those. However, there is a speculation that gives me hope. Some people think Muira uses his breaks to write a script for Berserk, so even when he is gone, the story may be continued. Perhaps by another artist, but who am I kidding? It could be drawn by a 5 year old, as long as I get to know the end of the story, I’ll be golden.

Actually, I think I would mind if it were drawn by a 5 year old.

I love the art.

Make Ryouichi Ikegami do it.

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