What's the appeal of Berserk besides
We haven't seen any of the second for ages now, though the "corridor of memories" one of those wizards mentioned in the chapter before the last one suggests that Casca will be reminded of her rape again. Probably not a good idea considering it drives her into a berserk state.
I like the sheer scale of things the unbridled rage of one man and his masochism armor is going to have to overcome to get some simple revenge, and the fact that he's already found new purpose in life beyond it before even reaching the battle. While everything on the entire planet is direct, glaring evidence of the overwhelming victory of Griffith, he will still fall. It's fucking glorious.
For a great while it was a cool story about a strong willed human fucking shit up, with cool development and was edgy, but not poorly done. It was cool that a character could have some demons, but not be an edgelord.
Now it's kinda becoming garbage.
This pretty much, the main appeal of it for me anyway is seeing a beautiful friendship disintegrate and watch as two former best friends end up hating each other because one betrayed the other in the most heinous fashion possible.
I wish there was more dark fantasy similar to 12 kingdoms and Berserk. The lasting appeal is watching Guts and Griffith perform a role reversal: Guts desperately wants to maintain his humanity but struggles to reach his goal and Griffith willingly traded it away and is getting everything he ever wanted in life.
I just want to see where the struggle gets Guts.
It is a retelling of Macbeth with elements of Army of Darkness, Highlander, and Guin Saga thrown in.
Griffith remains one of the most complex villains ever created. Guts is more than your average, quiet Clint Eastwood here -- he is a broken man who was left with nothing by the man who was his brother. All he lives for now is revenge, because that is all he has.
You've failed to keep up with the past couple volumes.
The rape/sex isn't even supposed to appeal to you besides the Guts and Casca stuff. The gore just compliments the action in order to add to the theme, tone, and atmosphere stuff.
To watch the journey of the black swordsman and the struggles he carries with him. To see him fight for survival as hes on a quest to cure his waifus autism, while fending off monsters,demons and gods. To watch him suffer, get hurt and see him still carry on. To watch how he becomes a lone wanderer due to past events and how gradually he opens up to other people once again. I want to see him finally get the happiness he so sought after, to finally put and end to all the struggle and fights hes been trough the entirety of his life. I like, and i watch berserk because i want to see the end of the black swordsman saga.
Let me guess, it was bait all along.
I read "an" as "the" in your post. I was the retard all along.
>Even if an anime/manga is pure trash, but has a decent atmosphere, I can enjoy it
It was more a generic comment.
Regarding Berserk, no, I don't think Berserk is 'pure trash' or bad in any way, is has several other qualities, but I like it mostly for the atmosphere, that's all.
Farnese is a blow-up doll and Caska is the cutest tard.
That's just Farnese's out of control pheromones from her unattended lust altering her appearance from Guts' POV. Also we need one of these for Berserk threads.
Maybe in like 2008 Gantz was a reasonable second, but no fucking way nowadays. It's receded significantly, while Berserk has only gotten more popular, even before this giant cancer surge with the anime.
The story. The way the golden age covers a generic medieval story but still manages to make it great and how the eclipse makes you understand guts wasn't really a bad guy during the black swordsman arc
because the first translations were from shitty korean scans, I'll post the recent japanese scans and you can see for yourself
Dark atmosphere, oppressive mood, classical tragedy-style struggle against fate and cosmic forces, the GAR goodness of a normal dude with no powers slaying eldritch horrors, looking into the awesome force of a single-minded revenge.
So pretty much everything that Berserk no longer has
It's a beautiful story about enduring and living with physical and psychological trauma.
but you thought the rest of the golden age was good? Let me guess you got assblasted when it ended up not being a regular medieval story and it showed signs of fantasy? You probably got into this series via the movies didn't you?
The loli witch almost got raped by tentacle monsters during the otherwise boring and shitty Sea God arc.
And some people still believe that Miura is not a pedophile. Yeah right.
Literally no one is watching berserk 2016. And i mean it, tge only people i see talking about it is you faggots at /a/. If anything, berserk will be less popular with the new show than it was before.
>star of david window
What did he mean by this?
Griffith won't lose. Casca will die and Guts will probably just let it go and start over again letting his rage subside going into his utopia or carving his own path again. but with new purpose
series is not ending on some epic battle. its going to be depressing, bittersweet
Everyone in Griffith's city is going to be sacrificed, whether he intends for it or not. Even if Guts never personally cuts him down, all of his work will be destroyed and he might as well be dead.
Up until a point, it had great, fully realized characters. I personally liked it for how unconventional of a protagonist Guts is. You'll like his some thick headed brute or retarded edgelord, but really he's just a confused and angry guy who was never able to grow up until recently. I love how emotional he gets, and how awkward he can be
I still like how Guts is handled. It's nice seeing him grow like that, the last chapter in that regard is spot on.
I wish he was more talkative, but I agree. The last time he saw from Griffith was, what, the pseudo God-Hand ritual, when he fought mozgus? Everything's been going up for him since then, makes sense that the rage in him for Griffith is dying.
I really hope Casca doesn't remember anything from all the time she spent retarded. It'd be great to see how she reacts to everything
Oops. Yeah, that was bad on my part. Here's something I remember from my latest re-read though, you should probably spot the jew apostle.
>>Everyone in Griffith's city is going to be sacrificed
>Tell me why
Maybe Griffith wants to ascend beyond Godhand and has to sacrifice his kingdom to become the new God. That's something that Griffith will do if there's no other way.
Or Griffith is going to get trolled hard by the Idea Of Evil. IoE exists only to give humans "reasons for pain and suffering". Well most of the humans in the world are now gathered in Falconia...
It was a brilliant balance between medieval fantasy, horror and period romance.
A hybrid between Conan the Barbarian, Rose of Versailles and Hellraiser.
It's wasn't able to preserve it's quality but that's not really a surprise considering the series is almost 30 years old.
People who say it's only about gore and rape haven't read the manga.
The Golden Age arc is probably one of the best medieval fantasy stories ever written.
It's a pity the new anime is so terrible.
I like about Berserk because is the story of a man who fights monsters, while also fighting his inner demons.
A man who even gaze directly upon the abyss and keept his humanity.
The innermonologues are the best part of Berserk.
>Idea Of Evil
You really need to stop mentioning that. It's been retconned precisely because he realised that many of the readers wouldn't understand it, and he was just trying to insert things he learned from Nietzche into the story and judging from that chapter, he did it badly. Hence why he pulled it.
It's not that he misinterpreted, it's just that he wanted to put a chapter in there that better explains why griffith's mindset changed so much post transformation so that it didn't seem like magical hoo joo.
Having this thing there to simply parrot Nietzche in there to convince griffith and turn his mindset into the Overmans who is above good and evil was a good idea, but it makes people think it's some villain when it's not.
That's what happened to Gaiseric's empire and events in Berserk's world tend to repeat, with a bit of variation. It would be more surprising if the city wasn't destroyed somehow.
for comparison, one of the last traditional panels of Farnese.
I dont think so, I dont really see it being distracting in some way.
I feel like whether it was left in or not makes no difference to the story because it has always been about Guts and Griffith
regardless of whether the Idea of Evil is something that needs to be 'defeated' later on, it takes a backseat to the real crux of the story and the reason we all read Berserk.
No one is reading it to see Guts defeat the Idea of Evil, we have no emotional investment in it.
Guts can't be summarized simply as "your average, quiet Clint Eastwood". As a character he's probably more complex than Griffith, it's just that Griffith is more mysterious since we never get to track his inner thoughts.
The Idea of Evil pretty obviously still exists and is the "real" source of Femto's power. The reason everything is going "just right" for Griffith is because he got the subtle backing of the Idea of Evil. IoE is silently nudging everyone in Griffith's direction thanks to causality control, and the only people not fully exposed to this are Guts and Casca (and presumably Skull Knight), who are people who sort of fell out of the loop by mistake.
Also, the people associated with Guts, Casca and the Skullknight will by proxy also become more and more disassociated from their "true fate" as a result, since the branded ones will nudge them off the path by association.
Yeah let's completely ignore the gorillion chapters that looked great you absolute retard.
It still looks good anyway. You don't have to copy everything /a/ says. Nothing, actually. I don't count, I'm a crossboarder.
The link or quote is in there somewhere. Point is, the story is obviously building up to a happy ending with all the depressing and rage-filled themes.
>Griffith won't die
If this is your idea of "bittersweet ending for Guts," I'd hate to see what a shitty end looks like in your opinion. Because what you described is about as bad is it could get for him.
>To watch him suffer, get hurt and see him still carry on.
Some of his adventures are more exciting than others.
what's exciting about Guts doing workout with his personal trainer anon?