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Just re-read all of Berserk this week.
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Just re-read all of Berserk this week.

is there a Manga arc better then the Golden Age? Is there a manlier moment then riding Nosferatu Zodd into battle?
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>>119308288
>Is there a Manga arc better than the Golden Age?
Yes. Lost Children.
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>>119308288
I really like Golden Age, but I was very impatient throughout it thinking "Get to Femto's origin already!"
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>>119308288
Tower, Lost children, Millennium falcon, Black swordsman
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>>119308288
Why the fuck is Zodd's hord stump so fucking small? It always annoys me.
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>>119309516
>Millenium Falcon
>better than Golden Age

It introduced the two worst things to ever happen to Berserk - magic (in the form of the witch loli) and the Berserk armor. Guts fighting all these fantasy creatures instead of monsters that were once human is also a big step down.
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>>119310502
Magic and berserk armour where what the series needed in my opinion. Berserk has taken several genre shifts from medieval action to dark fantasy and the party elements were pretty interesting and developed the lore nicely. My biggest issue is that Gut's combat is now less tactics and grit and more just mindless sword rolls. It seems Miura will write off the berserk armour or at least make it stop controlling Guts so much so this isn't a huge issue.
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>mfw march 26 will mark the 11th anniversary since they set sail for Elfheim
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>>119310168
His other horn just keeps growing now for some reason.
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>>119311856
Was it skull knight who removed it?
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>>119311901
No he lost it during his personal "hawk of light" dream.
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>>119310502
Berserk just evolved.
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>>119310502
>complaining about magic in fantasy setting
at least the armor gives him drawbacks as oppose to every injury was fixed off screen with fairy dust.
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>>119310565
>My biggest issue is that Gut's combat is now less tactics and grit and more just mindless sword rolls

Yeah, that's the reason why I hate it. Hellhound hasn't even done shit asides from getting rekt by small children and shit talking Guts, and even hid in the background when Griffith returned. It'll be hilarious to see Casca neuter him.
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>>119310502
Those are the only things that are getting Guts closer to curing Casca and killing Griffith. There was no way for the story to progress beyond low level apostle slaying as long as Guts remained The Black Swordsman, and even that would eventually get dull if there was no sense of progress.

I can understand the criticism that the berserker armour means there's no more epic strategy, but I feel Miura's explored that almost as much as he can and we're due for a sort of evolution in Eflhelm, possibly making the armour harder to activate but nigh impossible to bring back if it does.
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>>119312137
>series has mainly been about a human overcoming insurmountable odds through his own strength
>magic happens
>series is now about muh fantasy shenanigans

Schierke gives too much security to the jRPG party. It doesn't feel like there's anything at stake because she (or the kid) will stop Guts from giving into the armor every time. Fantasy setting or not, magic itself was just thrown in with little buildup before.
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Talking Zodd, his destiny is not foreseeable by Sonia. Will he have to choose between Griffith's love rides and facing the "absolute strongest" (which aside from special beings such as the weak elemental spirits and the almighty IoE would be Void IMO)?
Webm related, why Void>Griffith.
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>>119312177
>>119312324

I see Hellhound becoming a huge threat by the end of the series. Miura's only just introduced the concept and now that we've come to expect that Schierke can just swoop in and save him whenever it's a good time to start to mix up the formula.
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>>119312255
Obviously it couldn't have been all about Apostle slaying, and I like Conviction arc the most for returning Casca and Griffith to the story, but I think my main complaint is that Miura should have introduced these story elements in a better way. Introducing fantasy monsters, witches, magic and the armor upon everything else in one arc is a lot to work with, even for him. I liked Millenium Falcon, don't get me wrong, but it's just the way he executed it that I have issues with.
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>>119312137
The issue with the armor isn't the drawbacks, which is nice because it will create more drama later on, but how overpowering the armor actually is compared to when Guts didn't wear it.

When Guts was without his armor, he felt like he was struggling with the skin of his teeth to stay alive. Now, although he's pulling insane stunts, it no longer seems realistic.

To many, not having the armor and constantly getting regen from the fairy dust was better.
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>>119312437
I love that encounter.
The movie did this bit perfectly.

You can completely feel that they have past history with that single sword slice.
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>>119312442
I think it's the opposite, I think Guts has to face himself first before taking on Griffith and his army. If he has any lingering doubts or whatever, he won't be able to accomplish his revenge.

>>119312463
Good boy, no name. Have a pat on the back for making a reasonable post.
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>>119312324
oh so it's not the magic it is schierke being too op, even when she is holding back. this i can agree with, in the last fight they only had trouble because loli merlin wasn't nearby.
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>>119312463
But Guts almost got owned by Cthulhu's heart, and that was the latest time he used the armor. And then he drowned in the sea, or would have if it wasn't anticlimactic as fuck and the kid didn't save him.
OP moment was one when the armor didn't quite cut it, so Zodd swooped in to help Guts save the day for everyone.
I know the armor isn't that great, but it has given Berserk more than it has removed from it. The only action scenes I didn't like featuring it it were the stupid SANIC spin dashes against the familiars (¿? think that was the name, possessed spear-wielding crocodile, fuck yeah), completely overkill and waste of energy, and the Sea God stomach, but that's because the Sea God was just dull and the armor's Batman form didn't really help either.
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>>119312737
Schierke's getting worse and worse at pulling guts back with every battle with the exception of when they take the time and plan that soul transfusion thing. Hell, the last time she needed to pull him back (when he was butchering the sea slugs) she flat out couldn't until the moonchild stepped in and did half the job.
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>>119312737
I definitely feel like something will come up, Guts will give into the armor once more and the rest of the jRPG party will be forced to fight him due to the beast's influence, but how will that happen, and who will be able to knock him back to his senses?

>>119312787
People who think Guts should be more than just a fatheru should be beheaded.
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>>119310502
Yeah, fairy dust and the brand of sacrifice isn't magic.
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>>119308523
That's not Conviction.
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>>119312893
technically it is.
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>>119312932
Except Lost Children's theme was escapism, not... well, Conviction.
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>>119312998
I just meant that the Lost Children chapters were the beginning of the Conviction arc not its own separate arc.
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>>119312437
Void's my favorite apostle and NOT ONCE was he drawn in 2D. Oh, but the animated Slan's tits perfectly. What a fucking disappointment.
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>>119313092
Still not actually 100% Conviction, just the first chapter of it. Lost Children Chapter. :^)
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Hey do you guys remember the time when we got confirmation Griffith is hunting down Schierke? How do you think that's gonna play out in the long run? It's not going to help Guts' attitude towards Griffith any more for sure.

Also do you think it's possible she's now the last surviving magic user on the continent and any magic users in Elf helm were either a fabrication or dead?
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>>119312879
could go full Hercules and have him kill everyone in his confusion. only to regain his senses after the fact.
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>>119312177
>posting the fake image

This is the real ending.
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>>119308288
Isn't Golden Age a saga?
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>>119313221
Mule confirmed manslut, can't see Ivarella with the naked eye.
>>119313230
If anything, unless he walked away in his madness and never saw the corpses, Guts would never regain his senses. Or would bite his blood-stained hands dramatically and then roam the boat/Earth/Elfheim as the Hellhound forever.
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>>119313239
Miura would never make such a boring ending.
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>>119313230
That would lessen the impact of the Eclipse and make boat be all for nothing.

No, it's high time Casca did something useful for once. She can beat Hellhound, bring Guts back to his senses and help him plan his revenge.
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>>119313230
>guts goes completely dogzerk
>serpico steps in to protect his nakama
>successfully defeats dogguts because he's a mindless monster and incapable of countering serpico's wily fighting style

Don't worry they're totally safe. Going berserk might work against monsters, but a grandmaster tactician and swordsman can hold him back easily
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>>119313621
I wouldn't be so sure, Berserker Guts is completely armoured and pretty fucking fast which gets in the way of Serpico's go-to strategy of evading opponents and striking the weak spots.
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>>119313621
He wouldn't stand a chane against the armor. it won't happen anyways.
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>>119313398
>The Golden Age, Chapter 1
Don't even see the "arc" label, much less a saga.

A saga is a succesion of works on the same setting, such as The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings.
Berserk's ideal saga would be Berserk, My Little Sister Can't Be This Pyromaniac, Casca teaches Schierke how to be lewd, Griffith Gaiden with GriffithxSatan fujorgy in hell, Youth: Flame Dagger Chronicles, A R-18 History of Fantasia and Griefing Time with Guts & Hellhound.
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>>119313843
Yeah, I agree. Things like these have to be solved through a good old fashioned talk. After all, Berserk is as much of a drama series as it is action.
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