Fuck you Miura.
the new art style creeps me out desu
they all look like wax dolls or something, especially the eyes look dead
i hope its just miura being a bit stiff after hiatus and he'll get back to his style a few years back
I suspect the change in art is due to the following:
1. Sped up schedule
2. Assistants actually doing a lot
3. Digital art
Noticed the last chapter looks like it was drawn digitally. If that's true that would make a major boost in the speed of the releases.
Shit man, I can't even believe I'm reading this right now. I realised that the magazine came today so I went and bought it.
>Noticed the last chapter looks like it was drawn digitally.
You are not the first to point this out, but I don't see it? If anything the scans we've been getting seem worse to me. I expect it to look much better once the whole volume is out.
And I don't think it would be speed up the process, because I believe that detailed art is not what was holding it up in the first place.
Before 2006 Miura published twice the number of Berserk issues he does nowadays and that did not reflect on art.
Guys, I'm crying right now
they finally stepped off the boat
people died waiting for this chapter ;_;
Actually I was a little suprised at the quality too. At least Jump is usually printed in a bad quality.
>Already out in spanish, rus, portuguese and 1 million other languages
>Not in english
Holy crap who does Berserk?
I see, well I guess I'll try one more time without the data from images. Just pure image.
Here'ya go. Teen girl + MILF nipple combo.
the art looks good but people mostly complain about faces and eyes.
Probably because it's taken from a camera, but still, it looks better than the scans.
yeah I don't think we've gotten a double page spread since the monthly publications, and I agree, I don't think the art has gotten worse overall, it's just the way he draws the eyes now which might be off putting.
I think he still got it, it's just his spreads stick out as particularly good, and since there weren't any it seems worse compared to previous chapters.
I've been thinking about the end game for berserk and one thing has been sticking out
How exactly is Guts even going to fight Griffith? Not only is griffith on some jesus level of bullshit powerful but guts still has the brand. Do you think Schierke is able to mitigate the effects of the brand when Guts gets close to Griffith? Do you think he'll just end up using the berserk armor instead?
Griffith is gonna go for Guts boipussy, but little did our demon emperor know Guts had his sword Dragonslayer™ hidden in there.
In the aftermath of that action Griffiths penor gets split open and then Guts fires of hid Handcannon™ straight into the opening thus defeating the evil Griffith.
WHOA WHOA WHOA HOLD THE FUCKING PHONE!
Are they actually for real seriously getting off that god damn smelly rotten fucking slow as shit boat?
Did Christmas come a few weeks early?
11 when he kills gambino.
15 when he joins the band of the hawk.
18 when he leaves them.
19 in the apocalypse.
21 in the start of the series/when he meets puck.
Assuming a year hasn't passed he should still be 21.
No way anon. Aside from Miura's old fashioned personality making him stick with traditional ink and paper, there's no way he could make the jump that smoothly. Not unless the long breaks where actually him practicing with digital.
Jesus fuck. Finally?
I can't believe the day has finally come.
>7 YEARS ON THE BOAT IRL
>NOT EVEN 1 IRL
>all these people that missed the glorious sticky
before it turned to shitposting.
Not really, it had some shitposts in the middle but it wasn't completely derailed into shitposting right away. Either way it was nice, a historic moment for all of us who were with Guts on the boat.
Hopefully this really is Elfhelm
I always thought he was at least 23 or so by the golden age and nearing his 30s in the current arc, what the fuck
>don't forget you are here forever
Because they didn't stick with an audience. Newcomers won't get what's going on because they're so disjointed and fans didn't like it because of all the changes and cuts that were made.
Personally, I think they would've been more successful if they just skipped the Golden age arc altogether and went straight for Lost Children arc.
You don't remember it because you just skimmed through it, like all of you goddamn kids do these days!
It seems like only sad old fuckers like me actually read the manga, not just blast through 30 volumes in one afternoon.
Anyway, here's the page.
>implying english isnt a shitty language
Say what you will about Griffith, he knows how to deliver a mind-blowing orgasm.
See maybe Miura is such a detailfag that maybe he actually looked up how long a boat ride would take between a pre determined destinations. Then actually took as long as he did to get off the boat.
>Speeds up production
Good one. The only thing that would be more expedient digitally would be doing halftones and fills. Traditional linework is much more efficient if done right.
I have a $400 Intuos. I stand by my statement. The only thing that digital work is more efficient at is coloring and fills. Linework and sketching is done faster traditionally.
>There are people here who think guts lost everything
The real hero of the story is Skull Knight, he lost his kingdom, his people, his friend (witch) and his body and has been chasing the demons for eons.
i really wanted that to happen, way back in the golden age
Wouldn't it be the psychic girl or the princess? Why would it be Zodd, he's just Griffith's unicorn. He's probably all sad somewhere in a forest cause he has nothing to fight that'll satisfy him
I can't fucking believe it. They're getting off the boat.
Its been 8 years. I was in elementary school when they got on the boat. I was a 12 year old with no concept of what 4chan or Berserk were.
Now, the week before my 20th, it has come. They are off the boat. There is hope left in man.
This is just like my western gaijin movies.
>That extremely subtle foreshadowing disguised as a throwaway gag.
Mother pus bucket...
I'm gonna stop reading this thread because i don't want to be spoiled, finally forced myself to start reading this after the sticky and holy shit i should have started reading Berserk earlier. Just got to the end of Volume 33.
mfw that fucking ending man
The Kamasutra sex scenes are using the same positions as Femto used to rape Casca, which Griffith is showing to Guts.
Actually, the second position was from Guts and Casca.
Don't fuck with me, mods. This is direct from the manga and allowed.
>you didn't live to see them get off th
>hivemind was real
>your conscious was loaded into /a/ to 'live' on
>mfw I was shitposting about Anus Lobby
>mfw the board was inundated with THICK HINATA x-ray drawings
>mfw people were calling Fairy Tail "One Piece With Wizards"
>mfw we were all looking forward to Elfland
How did it all go so wrong?
We've been talking about the wizards teleporting them there or something similar for like 5 years, man. I think we're all just afraid Miura won't do it.
>completely ignores that Miura introduced the
Yeah now that you mention it i remember Femto dicking Casca in the first position in that book here >>134071572
Wouldn't have spotted it without assistance though, it's been so fucking long. I probably won't live to see the ending to Berserk.
It's as if berserk is cursed or something. I can't think of a better piece of fiction though. I think the best thing for berserk would to do a game adaption, Action-rpgs are finally good enough to handle something like berserk well, dark souls was massively popular and it practically lifts a lot of its aesthetics and lore straight from berserk.
I really do think that if some company came out with a berserk game right now that it'd sell like nothing else.
Some OC for you lot.
You know, you can tell how long its been simply by the fact that people think the goal was to fix Casca. In reality, Guts didn't learn that it was a possibility until they had reached the sea. He was fully resigned to just talking care of her retarded ass until she or he died. He was originally going to settle down at Goto's mine, but Zodd wrecked it.
Death Note had recently ended.
The Arrancar arc was starting.
Thors had just died in Vinland Saga.
Code Geass had just started.
Some people don't get them until the mid 20s. Also most of his face is scar tissue.
Simply drawing is going to go about the same speed both digitally and traditionally. However the inherent non destructive nature of digital art is going to make any production go faster even if you're talking purely about linework.
I don't actually believe ANY of this shit!
This has been close to a decade of suffering for us to see those fuckers on solid ground again.
Someone post me a damn picture of them off the boat. I don't care if it is covered in crazy moonspeak.
I just... need to see it.
In the time since then:
>FMA and Naruto ended.
>Soul Eater went from 2 years old to finished, then Ohkubo started a new manga.
>HiatusxHiatus got on a boat then went on hiatus.
>Hellsing Ultimate began and finished its run.
>Hellsing ended and Drifters began.
Here comes a question from a Berserk Newfag.
I read the first volume and it's basically pic related with good art. Does this get more story? Or is it basically just Guts rampaging trough hordes of enemies.
It's an image i had years ago, deleted it sometime and just searched for this exact comic because i always had this in mind when i read it. It's fucking old, so don't you talk shit about it.
It's both of those things anon, guts cutting dudesd in half and story arn't mutually exclusive. After the first 2-3 volumes you get the longest flashback ever that fleshes out gut's character and it's fucking amazing.
Just read the damned thing and form your own opinion. It's not like you don't have the time.
And post a good version, newfag.
every retard does it to emphasize le fannies for some reason because it's ebin humor that carried over from /v/ screencaps and then replicated to other boards when they do similar shit
>>Guts, Caska and Griffith will never have a loving mmf threesome
why even live
>Shingeki no Kyojin started and got an anime
>Shokugeki no Souma started and got an anime
>Nisekoi started and got an anime
>Onepunch-Man started and got an anime
>GATE (the manga) started
>Vinland Saga turned into Farmland Saga and into Feminismland Saga
>Prison School started and got an anime
>Terra Formars started and got an anime
>Ippo got braindamage but then didn't, Takamura nearly lost a fight
>Kohinata lost a title fight and is now back in the race, in fact his first fight since then is happening right now
>One Piece finally got out of the worst arc ever
>Bleach is doing whatever (dropped it)
Even Vagabond updated a few times.
>because I'd be too retarded to figure that out
>>Bleach is doing whatever (dropped it)
Ichigo finally defeated Aizen, lost his powers, went back to monster-of-the-week slice of life like the beginning of the comic for like 3 months, Ichigo regained his powers, the Quincies came back, A the Asspull broke the universe of the manga even more.
>What happened to this place?
That comic has been around for over 7 years, newfag. Go back to shitposting on /v/.
Contrarians happened, Berserk is popular so people are hyper critical of it. It's only got worse since the advent of the "hipster" meme, it let's these fucks dismiss anything with a cult following like berserk without ever having read it.
Anyone else notice it's mostly bonafide hipsters that throw the term around so liberally?
>mfw people had to wait 7 year for gats to get off the boat
>mfw only had to wait about 6 months
Soon I hope, I've been waiting almost a decade for her to get Guts' thick dragonslayer, but all we've gotten was troll rape and dream sex.
Rereading is neat. I never remember shit from first reads.
It wasn't the first time he went berserk though. Or mentioned blacking out fear. Most my images aren't named though beyond the default so I can't find it right at the moment.
So how is Guts going to react when he learns that he's not quite as human as he'd thought?
I honestly think it first took shape when guts killed that kid on his assassination mission for Griffith. He can't help but see himself in the kid and then he ends up killing him. His conscience died that day, or at least this is when he learned to truly suppress it.
>evil genius down for 24 hours already
CAN YOU FAGGOTS STOP DDOSING THEM
LET ME REFRESH THE SITE
ALSO WHAT THE FUCK IS TAKING THEM SO LONG
The Hound personality is introduced (ish, it is described but has no voice) after that fight.
The chapter is called "Beast of Darkness".
This is the dream he has straight after he kills him.
earliest foreshadowing of the black beast I can think of, though it's obviously not in the form it is later but instead symbolized by zodd.
the reaction panels to guts annihilating a monster or group or whatever is one of my favourite parts of the manga. The one at the church where he cuts the ogres arm off is the best.
What are you listening to while rereading berserk gents?
>Russian translations out
>stubborn about reading it in English
It's just a dumb theory that Guts mother was a human but his father was not, some people say that Zodd is his father and he is half apostle.
Go back to your cliche shounen where every MC is half human half whatever
If that were the case, wouldn't he be infatuated with Griffith and follow him to his new kingdom like all the other apostles? I always pictured Guts as someone who isn't a blinded follower.
I kinda wish the chapter was just 20 pages of them actually dismounting the boat and coming onto dry land, having panel after panel of Guts foot travelling through the air as it comes to rest on the dry land of elf island at last.
You know, really drive home how momentuous this seems.
>someone makes one piece thread with edition in it
>everyone loses their fucking minds
>suddenly ok when beserk does it
Deal with it.
GOD FUCKING DAMMIT
I MISSED THE STICKY AND ALL THE CELEBRATIONS
Anyone else super hyped to see Caska fight again?
Unless miura decides to keep her retarded for the rest of the series, that is.
>>yfw instead of guts, its caska that kills griffith
I would be ok with this
casca got mind-broken anon
if she gets 'fixed', she'll instantly get horrific flashbacks of being raped while everyone she knew got eaten by things straight out of nightmares
Guts doesn't get a happy ending
Told you before, nobody cares anymore. Keep in mind most of the readers are now adults with other problems. Berserk will flop soon and then be canned/be finished early. Nobody can get into the flow again that easily.
I told you as soon as the new Berserk schedule was released. You will realize it soon enough.
isidro could always beat her. He's a male, she's a female, that's an unbridgable gab.
>final battle of the series
>Guts with full control over Berserker Armor fighting Griffith in his new white shiny armor that is a combination of his Femto design and his current armor
>as they continue fighting, and Guts starts beating the shit out of him, Griffith somehow regains his humanity
>tears start to stream down his face as he waits for Guts to deal the final blow, and he reveals that his true dream was to meet a man and true friend worth devoting himself to
>Griffith kept building up his power because he knew Guts would do the same, and he wanted to be bested by the only man he ever truly respected
>Guts stops just before the final blow, turns, and walks into the sunlight, refusing to grant Griffith his wish
>See you Black Swordsman...
That would be lame as fuck. They should play up Griffith and Guts' relationship as much as they possibly can. They have some sort of weird bond, each is the other's reason for going on, even if it's driven by hatred.
I have a feeling in the end Berserk is going to be about finding your own reason for living and realizing what's truly important to you instead of blindly chasing your ambitions. I can definitely see it ending with a humbled Griffith still alive but left with nothing while Guts lays down the sword to live a fulfilling life with Casca. When it comes down to it Guts is going to realize the death of Griffith isn't what he really wants, it's the kind of acceptance and companionship he had when he was with the Band of the Hawk.
>Miura actually doing shit
>Demo actually uploading shit
what a time to be alive
4chan is not real life, bro. Sorry.
What I mean is, they're now in a different age rbacket. 7 years, man. 7. Years. Many probably have children by now and have to worry about their jobs.
The anime heyday is over already here in Europe. And some Neets with no disposable income won't be enough to keep the boat afloat (pun not intended).
But, eh, you'll see. I hope I'll eat my words anyway.
best case scenario, griffith is returned to his tortured form. no way guts gonna leave a threat like that.
how about the people that started 30 years ago? there's still readers after they supposedly outgrew it.
I actually want that, I just started reading Berserk a couple days ago and am caught up now (I had decided a long while ago I'd get to it when they'd get off the legendary boat ride I kept hearing about). Fuck Guts & co. right now, I want to fucking see what's happening with Rickert and the assassin dudes
>4chan is not real life, bro. Sorry.
I know, but i din't want to talk about the other shitload of people that are waiting E-G that I know on FB, various Forum, and IRL [at the Comics Store].
Also, Berserk is still at the top of the charts every time a new Volume come out.
You end up doing old things like polishing a coffee table and building a book shelf. Or you get into rc helicopters and dedicate all your time to that. You don't have time for this silly stuff anymore.
>Guts and Casca meet elf king
>He's some kind of eldritch creature with a badass beard
>Guts explains everything that's happened
>"Hold still, I can fix this"
>Guts assumes he's talking about Casca
>Falls to his knees crying
>Suddenly horrendous pain as the berserker armor tears him apart
>The metal rips off his body, soaking in his blood
>The armor turns into the Hound
>"I can do nothing for someone who does not wish to be fixed..."
>Healing arc where Casca stops being afraid of mellowed out Guts
>Guts leaves with the Hound to track down Griffith
>Doesn't realize he brought back her sanity
>Struggle and Hate team up against Falconia
You know you want it
I cant provide source because its kinda old news and i lost it, but the thing is Guts wont be fighting with Griffith, unless he will magically teleport to him, but that will ruin everything. As you know, the endgame for Guts is curing Caska and living with her till their death, so that doesnt come as a surprise, that Berserk is going to be finished soon.
>Listening to anything but Hirasawa Susumu
>tfw my roommate blasted Blood And Guts when I was playing DaS for the first time
>Now I can't help but associate that song with New Londo
Alright, I always put off reading Berserk due to the boat, but now that it's finally over, I want to start reading it.
Is batoto the best place to download everything up to now, or is there a better site? Which scans should I be looking for? I'm not using a site like >mangafox.
They're on land again? I don't believe it! I can finally move on with my life...
>Read latest chapter in both Korean and Spanish
>Begin to remember the DBZ filler episode where Bulma, Krillin and Gohan end up on a fake planet Namek.
>Read the chapter again
>Still the same lingering feeling of dread that I'm being led on.
Why do I keep getting this feeling?
You do realise that this episode was not present in the manga and was indeed just pointless filler, right?
I don't think mangas usually do pointless filler, they are not constrained by having to wait for original medium to expand enough to adapt it.
There's one in the comments section of
/r/berserk anyway hawk hows your love life? still alone?
I don't know, I think those solid black lines looked good before.
Of course I am.
Like I said before
>remember the DBZ filler episode
I am well aware that it's a filler episode, but even writers of original materials employ stalling tactics in order to get over things like writers blocks. I.. I'm just scared that all this is just some big lie.
>Wake up this Christmas
>"Oh a new chapter of Berserk is out, let me take a quick gander at it"
>Reads it like my life depends on it
>Gets to the part of the chapter where the island was a big illusion created by the ghost pirates to finally kill the crew. Or something in a similar fashion
>Cant cope with life knowing that it was all a sham.
Why haven't you met some lonely weeb yet? Have you ever not been alone? We've literally reached skellig and you're still alone, kek, that's pretty sad.
>Hello Hawk, How long does it take to translate a manga?
I'm not an expert, but I don't think that it normally takes days to translate a small chapter like this.
>Sorry for being so rude before, that was uncalled for, and very fucking stupid of my part.
I don't remember you being rude. You were pretty nice last time we talked.
I sometimes wish Berserk had more of a story and focused on worldbuilding instead of just showing us Guts slashing away at dozens of monsters. It's not that I dislike that, but there's so much unused potential in this, I can't understand why everyone loves it so much beyond the Golden Age arc.
I think there's been some strong character arcs with Farnese and Conviction arc, but I do miss the Golden Age. Solid structure, tone, a clear and tragic arc, etc, nostalgia, etc.
Mocking my for my celibacy is more rude.
Don't know what happened to Tane. He just got bored of the threads, I guess.
>The amount of action is excessive, and feels a bit repetitive sometimes.
I only started feeling this way after the troll stuff. The armor ruined the fights for me. It's just smashing monsters with the sword. It was better when he was fighting humans and when he had to go tactical against monsters.
Yeah, the trolls is when I started thinking this too. I really liked his bout against Serpico, because it really showed that fights could be intense without just Guts swinging his sword around.
I think that Schierke's master's info dump and the Idea of Evil (now retconed) episode pretty much explained the metaphysics of Berserk's world.
I guess more in-depth info about the geography and politics of the Berserk's human world would be nice.
desu I enjoyed the fight of rickert & gang vs. rakshas, mostly because of this, it wasn't just lol berserk armor, but instead fighting with all kind of tricks and gear.
>Idea of Evil (now retconed) episode
I just read all of Berserk so far over the past few days but I don't remember hearing about this. Was it some chapter that was just plain scrapped soon after being made and isn't part of the comic canon anymore, or?
Indeed, I read it 4 years ago, but I have been trying to reread it beyond the Eclipse and it's incredibly hard for me, and I enjoyed it plenty the first time. I guess having read more manga led me to expect things from Berserk that it doesn't really have.
It was a great one for sure, but it's so weird how they just started fighting out of nowhere, and then after the fight kept going on as a team as if nothing happened.
I wish Miura would do like other popular fantasy authors and draw a map of his world.
That fight was alright, but for some reason it felt... somehow childish to me.
I don't know. Maybe it's a more focused story? Less filler? Deeper insight into the MC? I feel like Guts' halted development long time ago. It's not really easy to point out what's missing.
Not mocking, just... impressed. How's a skinny weeb gril not got seventy orbiters already? Last time I posted in these threads (how fucking long has it been, jesus christ) you were emailing some potential qt bfs. I myself got a qt clingy weeb gf since then, it's really been that long on the boat. Fuck.
So are we going to see Silat's army, Rickerts inventions, Dhaibas familiars, a powered up Guts and Casca, and a magic duo of Schierke and Farnese attack Falconia in the endgame?