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Answer why Berserk is so good and why you would recommend it.

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Answer why Berserk is so good and why you would recommend it.
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>>134831228
It's not though
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>>134831268
You are everything that's wrong with everything/
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Cause it's not good it's the best manga to come out
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>>134831228
1. because i like it
2. because it's good
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>>134831228
Great art, goes places other manga rarely tread, and captured both the wandering loner and comfy team recruiter elements of journeying.
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Can someone hook me up with an English version of the new chapter?
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I was thinking a bit, and I realized something. Do you guys think the Berserk Armor will allow Guts to overcome the effects of the Brand? I still don't see how he can come close to killing a being as powerful as the Godhands of course, but that would at least be one small barrier overcome.

Not that it matters. It will be impossible for the ending to not suck. Either it doesn't finish at all because Miura dies before it does at the rate it's going, Griffith "wins", which is just lame and depressing, or Guts "wins" which would require a massive ass-pull.
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>>134831228
Why would I have to justify it?
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>superb art
>fantastic character and monster design
>bleak humor
>bold themes
>engaging, interesting, fleshed-out characters
>never comes across as edgy despite its incredibly dark tones
>Guts
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>>134831228
It's not. Google some of the more impressive spreads and don't waste your time with the rest.
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Because of Based Griffith, or rather because of Guts and Griffith's relationship.
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>>134831228
10/10 artwork that combines the seinen-manga style and medieval illustrations perfectly and ludicrously detailed backgrounds.
That's it, the story is generic vengeance with some shock moments which is the norm in seinen action manga.
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Its not.
Blackswordsman arc - edgy shit
Golden Age - predictable boredom
Eclipse - cool art, good for fapping
Lost children - literally filler
Conviction - the only good one
After that manga just goes to shit. We get stupid magical users, dumb armour that makes Guts boring, even more filler like trolls or sea god etc.
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>>134831228
Insane hand drawn art with little to no toning.

Once I read berserk and a 2004 manga -name withheld to protect integrity- in different tabs and the other manga seems extremely plain even though it has a decent and exciting story.
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>>134834485
>engaging, interesting, fleshed-out characters
Who the fuck besides Guts and maybe Farnese is interesting? Puck and Ivalera? Isidro? Manifico? Griffith who just kinda stands there with a dumb look on his face?
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>>134834820
>Eclipse - cool art, good for fapping

>>134831228
It's a great story about a normal guy trying to struggle through an irrational world.
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>>134831762
>brand causes extreme pain
>berserker armor negates pain

Gee I dunno.
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>>134835112
Well, we don't know it's just pain, is the thing. It could also be fucking him up a lot more than just making him feel pain, IE: Causing actual injury.
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>why Berserk is so good
because it just has everything
medieval europe
big swords
friendship
love
sex
suffering and struggling
monsters
rpg magic


>why you would recommend it.
I won't recommend it to anyone until it shows clear signs that it's nearing its end. inb4 so... never?
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>>134835140
Guts doesn't give a fuck about injuries. The berserker armor causes more damage then a neck spurting blood.
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>>134835261
Oh yeah, for sure, but the Berserker armor can keep him going through broken bones, and shit, it can't do much if he's lost all his blood.
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>>134835359
Yeah, that's the point.

And Guts can fight until he loses all his blood, and the berserker armor causes him to lose way more blood than the brand ever did. It's a tradeoff - either be unable to attack because of pain, or attack until you die of bloodloss.
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>>134835529
I don't recall the Berserker armor every directly causing him blood loss, just making him ignore wounds that are pretty bad, causing him to fuck himself up even more.
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>>134835587
He ignores the wounds by having the armor pierce his flesh, wounding him even worse but keeping him at 100% fighting ability.
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>>134834546
>>134834820
You guys suck.
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Edgy done right, at least while it lasted. That's more rare than you may think.
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Berserk is probably the greatest manga ever penned.
And if properly adapted, one of the best anime as well.
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>>134831228
It's dark and edgy without being DARK and EDGY.
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>>134831228
Read and find out, man whore.
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>>134831228
The series is the only long running adventure manga that has a consistent tone throughout, it gives the feeling that despite going on as long as it is that the author has some clear cut idea of where everything is headed compared to it's contemporaries(HunterXHunter,One Piece,Vagabond) that feel completely decidedly different now compared to when they started.

Besides that the art is downright impeccable and the whole thing manages to be dark without ever being edgy, no matter how stupidly insane or gory things are they are always presented in a way that is coherent given the context and see how the characters feel in each situation.

Berserk is a masterpiece read that shit chump.
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>>134831228
Because rape!
Though not enough rape in it.
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>>134832954
I WANT TO FUCK PUCK
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I'd like to go on record and say it's Japan's Game of Thrones except with scenes that have a shit ton of impact. (Not that GoT doesn't have it's moments it certainly does but Berserk's just insane)
There's many themes in Berserk, religion, wrath, slavery, sex for favors and many more that would just ruin the manga if I went on.

It's one of the only mangas I sat down and completely binged in 2 weeks. I fucking love Berserk.
I just really would wish Miura would stop playing [email protected], go back to bi-weekly updates and just fucking finish the damn thing.
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I watched the three Berserk: The Golden Age movie and i honestly was quite amazed at how good that was.
I started reading the manga, but i'm not understanding where he got the sword and where he got the arm. Does it ever get explained?

Also holy shit he's edgy as fuck in the start of the manga. He didn't seem like that at all in the movies, even at the very end.
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>>134838929
Just go on and read more. It'll all get explained eventually. Or you missed it and should stop speedreadind.
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>>134838990
>Or you missed it and should stop speedreadind.
I only read the volume 1 and i'm halfway into the volume 2 so it's not that, no worries
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>>134838929
Friend, if you're at the start of the manga you're at the Black Swordsman arc. The movies you watched started directly with Golden Age and that's right after the Black Swordsman arc. The first arc just exists to draw people in and then the Golden Age is basically just 100 chapters of Guts' backstory.
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>>134839095
So you mean once i read the black swordsman arc i'll just get to see what i saw in the movie?
Ah fuck, i wasn't expecting it that soon. Should i still bother reading it?
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>>134838704
>binged
>2 weeks
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>>134838929
The Golden Age Movies cover volumes 3-14, with 1-2 set afterwards.

Just don't skip out on reading the Golden Age Arc just because you watched the movies. There's a lot the movies skipped out or altered.
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>>134839087
>Volume 1 halfway through 2

That's your explanation then. You gotta sit through 2 or 3 more volumes before it get's explained i believe.
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>>134839201
Totally. Absofuckinglutely are you kidding?
The movies cut so much from the manga it's insane. Shit like the Devil Dogs and Fireflies chapters which seemed pinnacle are completely cut from the movies for some reason, and that's really REALLY dumb because those scenes are defining in Guts' character building.
I'd say read the entire thing, but if you're really not down to it then I'd say atleast to skip to the 10th volume, in other words to where Guts and crew go to save Griffith
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>>134839381
To reiterate I meant Campfire of Dreams when I said Fireflies. Got that shit wrong like an idiot.
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>>134831228
I hoped Berserk threads would have become habitable now that there are regular updates again, but I see they're still just as full of faggots and crossboarders.
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Alright i'll continue reading through the Golden Age , thanks for the response minna.
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>>134831762
this ass-pull shit has to stop, we'll see what happens and judge it to our own tastes accordingly.
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>>134838495
I agree with pretty much all of this post, but
> Vagabond doesn't know where it's going
Man, just because you didn't like the farm arc doesn't mean it lacks direction. It's loosely biographical, how can somethong be directionless if it's railroaded?
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>>134834926
There are other arcs besides Millenium.
And also Serpico is an amazing character as well
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>>134831762
But first Guts has to become like Skull Knight. Or use the Beilit. Either way he's likely to get immensly stronger soon.
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>>134841781
I never mentioned the farming arc at all i don't know why that's what you assumed.

The idea that i was trying to get across is that in comparison to Vagabond where the author draws what he feels(a quote from him not me) and thus every arc feels almost like a new story Miura has such a clear cut idea of what he's wanted from the beginning that from arc to arc it feels as if it's the same story it was twenty years ago, all the other stories i mentioned had to majorly metamorphosis in order to achieve greatness imo.
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>>134831762
and what's fun is that miura said in an interview that he doesnt want the story to have a grim ending
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Only read the manga and never touched the anime. I just found out about the outtakes from the dub. Shit's good.
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>>134831228
>why would you recommend it
They're off the boat
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>>134844090
>They're off the boat

It can't take long till they are back on it again for another decade.
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>>134844402
I just hope that what they eventually do in Elfhelm will give a little bit more purpose to keep reading.
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