Subs are out. Berserker armor time.
That was dragonball level of filler to stretch out the episode...
>entire episode looking like trash
>literally make Guts v Grunbeld look fucking abysmal
>everything 2 fps
>thinking that this show has let me down for the last time
>suddenly berserk armor rolls in
>shits fucking lit
>episode ends on a beautiful panel
>"oh, they just made the animation bad so that the berserk armor can get a full episode of looking nice and all
>for a brief moment my faith in the show is slightly restored
>next episode preview: recap episode
this is what I get for putting faith in this show for even a split second
It ain't gonna be a recap episode nigga, they do this all the time when they don't want to give spoilers for the next episode
(not everybody has read the dumb manga)
That genuinely makes me curious. Do you intend to read the manga after or something? Because you're seriously missing out if this garbage is the only way you'll experience Berserk
>Waiting to see this animated for decades
>Episode looks like shit
What should have easily been the best episode was the absolute worst which is major for this fucking show.
>Jank animation moving at 2fps
>Fire makes no sound nor moves
>Barely showed Berserker amour changing shape and looked like shit.
/r/ QUALITY compilation
Why do people get so defensive with this? I mean I can understand being able to enjoy it just because its Berserk, but don't pretend people don't have very valid reasons for hating it.
>mfw have to wait another week for Grunbeld v Guts
That was fucking awesome. They really did the armor justice. I cant wait to see guts catapulting through the air
Nah. As long as it lasts we'll get Berserk chapters, as soon as it stops we'll have hiatus again. They can shit on Berserk as much as they want for all I care, I only read the manga.
Could somebody explain to me why the old witch was chiseling a rune into the armour?
It was a ward to protect him from the mark on his neck. Same kind of deal as what was preventing his neck from being a blood volcano up until Slan undid it, though this one is stronger.
The ward also helps prevent him from being possessed, though that's kindof a moot point while wearing the armour, since he's basically being possessed by his inner demons anyway.
Is objectivily better looking than Beast Wars and I just rewatched that a couple years ago
Ive realized my former dislike of this show was irrational and would make me kinda hypocritical, Berserk has better Cg than BW
And since people that can't still enjoy BW are faggots, then the same goes for this show. Just relax, nigga
Well, it's not our fault that Anime Suit and Tie people put milking the Niche merchandise market above expanding the horizons of anime back to what they were in the late 80s heyday
I think another adaption of Berserk will happen one day. If the new Castlevania show does well then Japan may see that and wake up to realize it's better to put more budget into genre anime again like fantasy and sci fi, without gimmicks like high school or trapped in a video game or whatthefuckever
Bringing back the old OVA market via Netflix type deals. It could happen.
>Bringing back the old OVA market via Netflix type deals.
I'm really hoping this is the case. I somehow doubt Sidonia no Kishi would have gotten off the ground without Netflix money.
That analogy is in now way in praise of PS2 graphics, anon. A lot of better looking PS2 games had better textures than that red blob, hell even the Berserk game from 2002 looks better most of the time.
Schierke losing her shit over her comfy NEET life ending
I haven't been watching it, but I thought people here generally liked 7 Deadly Sins.
In any case, I think Netflix has a better understanding of the market than 4kids ever did (high bar, I know).
Would everyone prefer a longer ongoing series like Naruto or OP filled with filler and occasional arcs with garbage art like Pain arc in Naruto or all arcs in One Piece?
I'm pretty sure the businesses behind the anime know that it won't sell well enough to warrant a high budget thanks to not being child friendly.
post more berserker armor!
holy shit this episode was the most unfinished one yet
it was so bad they forgot to change the fps from 60 for several scenes
the only thing remotely okay in this episode was probably the transformation segment
and what was up with the next episode preview?
im almost certain they were so rushed they didnt have any footage for the next episode
this trainwreck just keeps on giving
The armor "heals" the user by stabbing them with blades to reinforce their bones. Through doing this, the user is able to fight for longer and be capable of inhuman feats, but they are also slowly being killed by the armor.
Is this the worst episode in terms of animation so far?
Christ, I thought I was already used to the shitty animation but this time it was really hard to ignore.
I found it particularly atrocious because I actually enjoyed the past episodes.
You're right about Berserk not being kid friendly, but I think the show does have potential to be a hit anime in spite of that. Attack on Titan was absurdly successful in spite of its violence and gore, and the story/characters for that show aren't even good compared to Berserk. The reason why AoT's anime is great has much to do with its incredible animation. I think Berserk has potential if it had a decent budget and an experienced studio behind it.
What Attack on Titan has:
>gay ship tease
>unrealistically strong women
What Attack on Titan lacks:
>actual gay sex
>realistically strong women
And that's why it has more potential than Bagserk.
>We are back to the Kagewani homages from season 1
How does he manage it anyway, to be angsty and vengeful for so long?
I'd probably have got bored after a week and gone on to do something other than demon hunting if I were Guts.
>watching zodd's facial movements on cid
Well that was uncanny.
Did you born from a dead woman and then trained to be a mercenary who gets raped and then finally thought he got friends but them your best friend sold you and your other friends to satan to literally become a spawn of the devil who raped your girlfriend and killed everyone you trusted in the most gruesome and bizarreways possible just to escape with the broken doll that was your woman to try to get revenge and fight demons on a daily basis and some other parties who are against you?
If you have experienced some of the above then you might understand a little bit people who are driven by revenge
Why did Guts change his armor's shape and what is up with the dog? He already had a great armor design, why mutate it?
It was a skeleton because Skull Knight was the last one to use the armor, and Skull knights inner beast is a skeleton.
It became a hell hound because guts' inner beast is a hell hound.
>Skull knights inner beast is a skeleton
>when cgi make your characters looks like stiff cardboard puppets
he's not, but i've never thought about it and that's (apparently) exactly the case, at least seeing how it changes to suit guts' inner mutt. the personification of skull knight's inner fury and turmoil is a SPOOPY skeleton
But I could be watching my moe animus instead!
At least we know that Skull Knight was the previous owner. And if he's indeed Gaiseric, he's way too connected to skeltals. Inner beast is probably a bad choice of words, I'd say representation of his psyche or even totem
You mean Gaiseric, King Gaiseric viewed himself as the Skeleton Knight. When he donned the Berserker armour, he eventually let it overpower him, losing his humanity and becoming the very thing he viewed himself as.
You think the Berserker armour's old helmet belonged to Gaiseric?
Even among the CGI the Flora part still made me cry bitch tears
Like I said. Quite uncanny on acid to witness this degree of lazyness before guts dawns his armour. Even Toei hasn't made me laugh this hard.
Oh fuck. I've been coloring Berserk for fun, that last image at the end of this episode is fucking awesome reference I will use in the future.
I always get nervous about posting stuff like this because people get assmad about things like coloring manga
Christ that sequence where Zodd transformed and blocked Skull Knight from helping Guts was probably the worst animated thing i've seen from this shitty series, and that's saying a lot.
The audio mixing was also completely fucked. Half of the time there was no sound effect at all when Gut's sword was blocked by Grunbeldt.
I always thought the Grunbeld fight was fucking stupid
>H-HURRRRRR R U RLLY BLACK SWORDSMAN
>SO WEAK HUEHEHHE
I swear this nigger must be blind
>Opponent is only half armoured and obviously injured.
>Still can't figure it out
This guy is a joke
>apostle transformations are now just a weird hazy fade
WHAT THE FUCK
No it changes to a dog face, because Guts' inner beast is a pupper, just like Skull Knights is a skelly, Zodd's is a winged cat, Griffith's is a rapebird, etc.
The song "Ash Crow" is perhaps a reference to the myth of the Phoenix, which applies both to Guts and Griffith in different ways. They both face absolute despair and unavoidable fate, and are reborn: Griffith is reborn as a monster disguised as the hero he could have been, while Guts seeks after redemption despite the entire world seeing him as a psychopathic killer. Remember the Band of the Hawk was also called the White Phoenix Knights.
Is skull knight and his horse one being?
Can either be killed and the other will still live?
I think the horse is part of him, but not like the Neo Hawk demon lancers.
Also, after seeing what he did in the Eclipse and Qliphoth this ep was a massive disappointment. I can only hope that they're saving up for the visual equivalent of looping Dragon Slayer for 23 minutes next week.
A straight fandub of colorized panels from the manga, with music from the anime in the background, would be better than this hot garbage, because it wouldn't be pretending to be anything different
LMAO is this how Apostles transform now?
what a disgrace to Miura's work
Honestly, anybody who is 'hating' on it right now is just doing so for no other reason than 'hurrr durrr muh cgi'.
The story is still there and the animation really isn't too bad and is getting better every week.
I'll be waiting for all of you to apologize after next weeks episode.
I would honestly prefer if they had colored manga panels instead of the shit pile of a show they've produced. The 90's anime used image stills for certain scenes and it was completely fine. Seeing Berserk get this kind of half-assed anime is so aggravating.
This should be it I think
Whoops, guess I should have checked to be sure
One of the few things stopping me from killing myself was wanting to see an adaptation of post eclipse Berserk. After seeing this dogshit I am more than ready to go.
See you Space Cowboys
Production value-wise, it's kinda tragic to see Berserk air in the same season as Bahamuth.
Maybe the quality of the adaption will put Miura in a foul enough mood to go back to the darker tone of earlier Berserk. Imagine all the time he spent on the 2 seasons, when he could have drawn more chapters.
The last scene was pretty nice.
Too bad these guys cant make battles scenes to save their lives.
It's never ok to stop a fight just to stand still and have a nice conversation.
There are people in this board. IN THIS THREAD.
IN THIS THREAD
IN THIS THREAD
IN THIS THREAD
IN THIS THREAD
That watch this Berserk anime (AND THEY FUCKING LIKE IT), but never read the manga.
I was going to use a smug face here, but I don't have any worth of this shit.
Not to mention that we're getting a fucking recap episode next week. The lack of time was so apparent this episode, I can only imagine how much is done for the fight against Grunbeld in the armor form.
Aside the animation quality, berserker armor literally saved the episode
>Not living to see the new complete anime adaptation in the format of OVAs, made by studio Bones, with zero CGI, whose last episode will be released at the same time as the last chapter of the manga.
Let's survive together and hope for a better tomorrow, anon-kun!
This anime really is a huge fucking insult to the amount of work Miura dedicated his life to drawing.
LET GO OF EVERYTHING!!!!
ASH CROOOOW ASH CROOOOOOOW
*CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG*
>episodes for season 2 so far have been ok
>this episode had some of the worst animation I've ever seen in cg
>then the last 5 minutes it was the best the series has ever got
I think they used all the budget for the berserk armor
Would you like if the entire anime was like this?
>berserker armor literally saved the episode
That was one of the most anti-climatic scenes I think I ever witnessed.
Now we only lack a 'merely pretending' post to complete the tired sequence.
It's an anonymous site, no fucking need for damage control you retard.
That can't be the actual scene, right? You intentionally skipped another 3-5 seconds of transformation before the final panel, right?
Jesus fucking christ, why am I even surprised at this point.
The weird thing is that I'm somehow so used to this shit that I hardly notice in episode
>the moaning old lady and squeaky violin music tracks
>0:34 Guts teleporting
>that bad lipsync and low framerate on Grunbeld's face
>dumb pause at 1:34 when he's supposed to be hit hard and flung away
>everything is so fucking ugly that we can't focus on what Grunbeld is saying
Gentle reminder that the 2004 PS2 game was miles and bounds better than this shit: https://youtu.be/MD5uzCD_FqE?t=3m22s
Can you imagine dedicating almost 30 years of your life to drawing a manga with so much good artwork and great paneling only to have it made into this?
Also the team actually thought this looked good enough to air on TV. Fucking hell.
>Anime is better
Imagine being a living breathing person who thinks this.
>inner beast is a skeleton
Duh doy anon, everyone's inner beast is a spooky skellington
I watched the few newest episodes of this new adaptation just now, first time seeing it. Holy fuck everything is terrible, 3D animation was a mistake.
That Slan scene still made my dick hard though
>Season 1 had a few decently animated, bad-ass fight scenes
>Season 2, everything is fucking terrible
>got one glimpse of some well-animated action at the end of this episode
Will it last, or was it a one-off?
At first I was really impressed with the on-point usage of ashko this ep, but then it dawned on me that they're just going to fucking spam it every time the Berserker Armor shows up just like they did to Hai-Yo
Was this the worst episode out of the entire series so far? i really think i was, it looked fucking horrible, much worse then usual. And the music choice was fucking shit too.
This shit's Christian Movie levels of bad.
>every thing is fucking awful
I mean, Slan raping Guts was still pretty hot
not for this episode
>that literal powerpoint tier animation when the apostle transformed
>that animation when Zodd transformed
I swear to god I saw a better apostle transformation in one of previous episodes
How did they fuck it up so bad?
Wow, I actually enjoyed the season 2 episodes until now, but this one was a complete piece of garbage (the berserker armor end was ... correct). What the fuck is wrong with the animation team
Zodd hand when turning into a beast .... Super nes games had a better animation and I'm not even kidding
>casca's hair clipping through her model
>there are people in this thread RIGHT NOW that defend the awful CGPD animation
You brainless fucks are what's wrong with the world. Its why all forms of media from music, television, cinema, and animation have taken a nose dive. This isn't a lewronggeneration whining, but an objective truth.
Two weeks, anon. Next episode is a recap.
More like tolerate. And even that's only because the source material.
Go preach this in a KF thread where every episode was worse quality than the first half of this one and yet somehow /a/ still ate it up.
>Like, I know it sold well, but...how? Why? Who wanted more of this?
It is one of the most famous seinen franchises in the history of anime and manga, and it finally had another anime adaptation, specifically for post-Eclipse material.
It was bound to sell and gain appeal off brand alone.
Had they just done normal 2D animation, it probably would've sold tremendously.
>He just floats in mid-air spazing out.
Desperation forces a man to compromise anon. Remember that.
I'm not defending it in any way. This anime must be erased from existence.
I wouldn't go as far as to say the 90's anime was better than the manga will ever be, but it really was a solid AF series that adapted the Golden Age arc very well, told its story very powerfully, and really captured Berserk's appeal, style and atmosphere extremely well through a combination of Hirasawa's amazing music (to this day, nobody else's music is acceptable for Berserk), good storytelling/directing/pacing, and art that was pleasant even if it wan't high budget, with a great color scheme and tasteful direction and stylistic choices. I do actually prefer a few things about the 97 series' telling of the Golden Age arc versus the manga's; I honestly like that it dropped Wyald, for one, as I always felt like his character and the chapters he took up threw off or stalled the pacing at that point in the story and his character honestly feels like a tacked on bad guy. The story just flowed better without him and everything surrounding him. I also liked that the 97 series included a few more of the Hawks battles earlier on than the manga did, as I felt like it helped flesh things out earlier on in the story, alternatively.
Pls, it hurts to dream of what will never be, anon.
Here it is. It was a first attempt and I was still messing about with my brushes and layers.
It's a surprise attack in the first place. Grunbeld knew what he was doing.
You can't yak on and on about warriors and duels when the odds are clearly stacked in your favor. You just end up looking like a douche.
he may not be referring to guts, more like she is facing the monster who made her like this. We all know it's Griffith she wants to see, but it's the moment she was shattered that she wants to face.
i wonder what is Miura's opinion on this abomination
this is objectively horrible
Why is this show in the state it's in? I mean, I'm not asking for top-tier animation, I'm just asking for something that doesn't look like SOMETHING A FUCKING HIGH SCHOOL KID POSTED ON YOUTUBE. WHY IS IT SO FUCKING BAD? HOW DID THIS EVEN GET A SECOND SEASON; SHOULDN'T THOSE JAPS HAVE SUDOKUED THEMSELVES OUT OF SHAME FOR RELEASING THIS GODDAMN ABOMINATION? WHOSE WIFE DID MIURA FUCK? DID HE STEAL HIS GODDAMN BOSS' IDOLMASTER WAIFU WHEN THEY SAT DOWN TO PLAY? WHAT DOES SOMEBODY DO TO DESERVE THEIR LIFE'S WORK BEING TRANSFORMED INTO THIS? I DON'T FUCKING UNDERSTAND WHAT SEQUENCE OF EVENTS COULD HAVE RESULTED IN THIS CATASTROPHE
The animation in this is awful and has remained varying degrees of awful throughout the series.
It's like low FPS, amateur SFM porn but somehow worse.
What else do you expect when Hirasawa's work is used?
Only good music in this anime and it has to costar with shitty hectic violin music that's been with us since the start.
Hirasawa's new and original tracks and the fact that it is based on Berserk are the only good parts of this shitty anime.
Bad models, shit facial expressions, shit animations when talking, shit animation for the action, poor choice of shots for basically everything but the one detailed 2D shot that caps off the episode, abysmal camera direction, loads of cut content, etc.
I'm watching it at this point just to see how badly they can continue to fuck up everything but the music
I mean just look at this shit
AND THEN IT SOMEHOW GETS EVEN WORSE
I seriously don't understand how the animation team can get away with this
I also completely believe that the people defending this on here are a split between anons baiting (you)s and paid shills
For the love of god PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me you edited that and its not the actual scene?
>'hurrr durrr muh cgi'.
>animation really isn't too bad
No. Here is an example of a really good CGI(cutscenes): https://youtu.be/17cWzoMfur0?t=48
>The story is still there
I can always re-read the manga.
Overall, it looks bland and cheap.
Had to check it out and yes, it is real
I *almost* thought we were finally gonna get a good scene (Ash crow + LET GO were epic) and then that shit happened.
It's like the producer is trying to make the worst show he possibly can .
what did we do to merit this joke of an adaptation being wrought upon us? where did we go wrong?
Oh shit you are right. I was being rushed to finish it and go to bed by wife, so I'll go back and fix that.
I'm just going by the skin tone of the volume art, and somewhat by the anime. I always noticed that Guts was a bit paler after the Golden age probably due to lack of sleep and food. But the skin color is easy to change since it's on its own layer so I'll change it if you really think he needs to be more tan.
When will you poor bastards realize that your eyes, emotions, and expectations were sacrificed for the animator's God Hand talent?
The anime is just a mock eclipse that you are forced to watch, like Guts did unfortunately.
>The PS2 game looked better!
>This high budget nurutu game looked better!
Well, no shit. I really don't want to defend this garbage, but it's completely unfair to compare video game and anime cgi. They run on entirely different standards, budgets, and production schedules. You could at least use other cgi anime as an example, but without digging into movies it's honestly not easy to find something that is consistently better. Which before you take it the wrong way isn't praise for this adaptation, but proof of how awful tv cgi anime in general is. It's not like you actually need to compare it to anything to prove how shit it is anyway.
It doesn't. There are awkward cuts (becaus they don't know what to do between panels) and still frames that are literally just colored pages from the manga. Look at this:
This is fucking pathetic. It's one of the laziest anime I've seen.
Post yfw you're a normal guardsman who's been sent to arrest some troublesome mercenary with a bunch of your friends, and he suddenly pulls out a sword that's bigger than he is and cuts like 10 guys in half with one strike, right through their plate armor
When you watch the entire clip as shown here it doesn't come off as so terrible. Granted, that last bit could use a bit more polish. But the actual morphing of the armor before that bit was well done, the sound production especially.
Garo had better CG than this.
>You live in the very moment where shitty LN adaptations literally nobody asked for are getting animations far superior to this adaptation of one of the most famous and praised mangos of all time.
>It's like the producer is trying to make the worst show he possibly can .
I've thought this since the first episode of the first season last year.
It really does, through and through. Like the head of the project is actually full of seething fucking hatred for Miura and his work.
>Well, no shit. I really don't want to defend this garbage, but it's completely unfair to compare video game and anime cgi. They run on entirely different standards
Not really. You don't need to animate every goddamn scene this way, only a few key ones. And my main point was that I don't dislike CGI, I dislike a sloppy job. Poorly animated traditional anime is just as bad.
>You could at least use other cgi anime as an example
From the top of my head: IS battles from the Infinite Stratos and Nabe vs Skeletal Dragons from the Overlord looked ok.
I'll defend 1997 Berserk to the end, but the new anime, it has some issues.
all that matters is that you got the best character animated
Guts is a sexual assault magnet, the only other person to get raped by the God Hand is Casca. Also nobody got out of the rape cave without being raped.
Donovan was who I was referencing, Rosine did not rape Guts, and even if the other two did (they didn't), I don't think Guts would be in any position to complain about that.
I think that was just regular assault.
>being strung up and eviscerated amidst a sentient pile of troll intestines isn't something to complain about
I don't know, it's been a while.
Not true, I avoided watching Berserk 2016 after seeing how terrible they adapted it. I was thinking of watching Berserk 2017 because some anons said that they improved it but from the webm's posted in this thread, it still seems pretty horrible.
I actually started laughing because I couldn't believe they fucking cut to a static image at the height of his transformation.
like holy shit these guys must be fucking around