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Berserk Manga

soulbankaisoulbankai I can't comboJoined: Posts: 227Registered
I think this is where to put this.

Berserk is a great series in that it has a deep story and characters that you can connect with. Let me also add that this is one bloody fuckin manga. An example of how violent this series is are the manga covers, look at one of the manga covers, it has Casca all naked on top of Guts, whos nakedness is covered Casa's naked body, and also his blood.

Synopsis: .... I'll try not to spoil it if you get interested in this manga.
Guts is looking for revenge on his former ally, Griffith. After Going through one of the most terrible moments in his life, he makes a crew and sets off on a journey to help Casca, Gut's lover. From the deep pain and suffering she experienced in the past, Casca has lost her mind and travels with Guts to bring her memory back. Along the way, they meet mysterious new people who they fight, kill, and at times band together with in order to accomplish their mission. But Griffith, stands in their way and is also part of the God Hand, the legendary group known as Gods to regular humans. At every turn Guts in confronted with thoughts of his past and problems that newly arise.

I'm not sure if America is that far in the series yet, so I'll end the synopsis there. I hope that people on these forums can pick up this manga.

So please discuss this manga on this thread.:wgrin:
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  • KrsJinKrsJin Cheat Kune Do Joined: Posts: 1,347Registered
    I own the series, have for quite awhile. And felt super blue balled after the finale. Everyone keeps mentioning how I should read the Manga, think it's finally time lol.

    Does the Manga start at the same place as the series did or at a different point?
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  • Manny_OManny_O Joined: Posts: 710Registered
    I own the series, have for quite awhile. And felt super blue balled after the finale. Everyone keeps mentioning how I should read the Manga, think it's finally time lol.

    Does the Manga start at the same place as the series did or at a different point?

    The manga starts at the same point as the anime, but goes way farther than the anime did. The manga's still ongoing and hasn't finished yet. The manga is far better than the anime in every way, so you should definitely read whenever you get the chance.
  • soulbankaisoulbankai I can't combo Joined: Posts: 227Registered
    The manga starts at the same point as the anime, but goes way farther than the anime did. The manga's still ongoing and hasn't finished yet. The manga is far better than the anime in every way, so you should definitely read whenever you get the chance.

    True dat true dat. The manga even has characters that weren't in the anime. About 6 characters are missing in the arc that the anime covers that are in the manga. And the manga goes to about to 30 volumes in japan right now. America, I think has about up to 18 volumes at the moment. But yes, read the manga. You'll love it regardless of how different it is compared to the good (but crappy compared to the manga) anime. It also continues where the anime left out in greater detail. Currently, there looks to be no end in sight for the manga, I mean, the series that inspires it is 114 volumes soooo.....
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  • DanSCDanSC Joined: Posts: 573Registered
    this is one my favorite, but honestly i think the story became less good and excited after Griffith became one of the Godhand, i felt like it focus too much on other people and wars..but it still a very good manga and one of my favorites.
  • EndlessEndless Death Before Dishonour Joined: Posts: 1,953Registered
    I've been reading BERSERK since 2001, and it's my favorite series. It had quite a good amount of influence in my life.

    I just hope it ends in my lifetime, and Miura doesn't get ill or something.

    Shameless plug for a friend of mine: The best english webpage/compilation of almost all the BERSERK statues out there
  • The GranbyThe Granby Magnetic Sarah Joined: Posts: 546Registered
    Best series ever.... I imported the japanese up to 31 oooohhh so damn good.

    This thread will be full of awesome.
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  • monbabymonbaby StudyStudyStudy!... Joined: Posts: 1,615Registered


    I seen the anime and have volumes 1-3...

    I hope guts destroys that bitch griffith who happens to be the most jealous nigga ever created...

    Berserk has made me realize one thing in life...

    Life revolves around beautiful women...
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  • Manny_OManny_O Joined: Posts: 710Registered
    I've been reading BERSERK since 2001, and it's my favorite series. It had quite a good amount of influence in my life.

    I just hope it ends in my lifetime, and Miura doesn't get ill or something.

    Shameless plug for a friend of mine: The best english webpage/compilation of almost all the BERSERK statues out there

    Those statues look awesome, I'd love to get one but they're pretty expensive it seems.
  • Unknown Joined:
    really having those stupid magic addons such farnese and the stupid little witch wannabe ruined the manga..it's like a circus now

    until the first eclipse and some chapter after, berserk was the best manga ever made
  • Unknown Joined:
    good series indeed, but i feel that the current chapters are kinda boring..... to be honest.

    the series doesn't seem to be going anywhere atm....
  • The GranbyThe Granby Magnetic Sarah Joined: Posts: 546Registered
    You guys are crazy, the story is even better BECAUSE IT'S MOVING ON, ie it's not about guts killing apostles for 20+ volumes like Hokuto no Ken with swords. Maybe you guys don't like a plot moving but hey that's why we have Ichi the Killer.

    As for farnese and schierke, this is a story about demons, otherworld spirits, and elves right? It was that way from freaking book 1. The band of the hawk section was just to lay the background story for why guts is killing shit, or again, this would just be just pointless hacking up of things.

    All of the current stuff is guts working for his girl caska and showing what griffth is doing.
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    good series indeed, but i feel that the current chapters are kinda boring..... to be honest.

    the series doesn't seem to be going anywhere atm....

    for the win

    it's true that an arc involving creatures from another world may imply magic and such
    but right now it's all about shilke focusing channeling a spell with tons of pages where she only try to call some spirits and gatsu and shilke team up to avoid the armor to hunt for allies

    this to me it's boring

    it become even more if you add a crapload of useless side characters such as those prostitutes from the second eclipse arc and now the farnese family

    especially when we have such interesting unanswered question like the skull knight and his past wearing the berserk armor, zodd's past and origin and what exaclty a bejelit allow to his owner (gatsu/pak still own one do you remember?)
  • PinionPinion LOver Joined: Posts: 499Registered
    You know I really don't mind the members of Guts' party, but I've got to say that as of late Puck being used as a forced source of comedic relief is really starting to get on my nerves.

    The most recent chapter of Berserk is a fine example of this. Starts off great, with the monologue by the berserker spirit residing within Guts (which is starting to remind me of Fenrir), but then suddenly we get hit with, like, 10 pages of Pucks stupid overly animated shenanigans.

    I don't mind the side stories concerning Farnese or Schierke, but this nonsense with Puck seriously needs to get toned down cause it's becoming a HUGE turn off.
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  • G.O.TG.O.T #1 Haggar fan Joined: Posts: 2,176Registered
    I've been reading BERSERK since 2001, and it's my favorite series. It had quite a good amount of influence in my life.

    I just hope it ends in my lifetime, and Miura doesn't get ill or something.

    Shameless plug for a friend of mine: The best english webpage/compilation of almost all the BERSERK statues out there

    Is it possible to order any of those statues?
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  • SmrKSmrK SF4 < 3S Joined: Posts: 251Registered

    I hope guts destroys that bitch griffith who happens to be the most jealous nigga ever created...
    Berserk has made me realize one thing in life...
    Life revolves around beautiful women...

    You seem to have missed the whole point of Berserk... As someone mentioned before, the anime leaves you very blueballed. It actually got me reading the manga. Griffith had his reasons for his actions, as is explained in the anime, although manga goes much deeper.


    I own volumes 1-15 and think that Berserk is one of the best manga series out there. Anyone knows how many volumes are available through Dark Horse comics? Takes me ages to order and receive'em over here:arazz:
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  • JackTenrac!JackTenrac! Fell Knight Lvl. 301 Joined: Posts: 2,651Registered
    - But Puck is comic relief. Decent, unabridged, comic relief.
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  • SanoSano I'm on the PSP! Joined: Posts: 12,260Registered, Moderators
    Love Berserk. And yes the manga is better than the anime but I give the anime props for being as violent as it was, like the blood was pure red on that show and not that shiny white stuff they were doing a lot when the show came out. The anime left a lot of stuff out since they only had 13 episodes but they got a lot of stuff in too. It's rough that it ends on such a cliffhanger but every question brought up in the first episode was answered in the final ep, they brung up a lot more questions though ha ha! Big up to no Puck in the anime, I hate his ass. :rofl:

    The Serpico / Guts fight in the last chapter was tight, I heaRd about that last year and was happy to read it finally in Dark Horse's latest translation.
  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406Registered
    Well first off this DOESN'T have to be hear; there already was a Berserk thread in the General Disccusions forum, but it died off sadly.
    Anyway new chapter comes out in Freaking Nov., BUT Vol. 32 comes out END OF NOV.!
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  • JackTenrac!JackTenrac! Fell Knight Lvl. 301 Joined: Posts: 2,651Registered
    Well first off this DOESN'T have to be hear;
    Hear what?
    there already was a Berserk thread in the General Disccusions forum, but it died off sadly.

    A comic's a comic, and as frequently as that thread a appears, it was best suited to be in the comic section of the forum anyway.
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  • EndlessEndless Death Before Dishonour Joined: Posts: 1,953Registered
    Is it possible to order any of those statues?

    Yes, but expect to pay $$$$ because all of the statues range from $200 to the rarest costing about $1000 (Market value. Original price was about $500)

    http://www.art-of-war.co.jp/

    I have my Zoddo II (Limited edition, bloody version) for sale


    As for the manga, I admit it is going slow now, but nothing is extraneous.
    Character development and showing why the characters are doing what they are doing.

    If you want to read a mindless violent story, there are other mangas out there for you.
  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406Registered
    "Bear wrote:
    Well first off this DOESN'T have to be hear;
    Hear what?


    A comic's a comic, and as frequently as that thread a appears, it was best suited to be in the comic section of the forum anyway.

    Sorry grammatical error on my side, I should've written 'here' :P.
    It's fine by me mind u, just so long as we discuss Berserk and manage to get others into it.
    BTW how well translated are the English releases? Do they stay true to the original source?
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  • JackTenrac!JackTenrac! Fell Knight Lvl. 301 Joined: Posts: 2,651Registered
    - no worries.

    -One Manga
    has fan translations, but I doubt that they are accurate speech wise. It sounds too modern to be that. Still, entertaining.
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  • SanoSano I'm on the PSP! Joined: Posts: 12,260Registered, Moderators
    The English releases from Dark Horse are very accurate, they even retain the Japanese sound effects. Not edited or anything, just as bloody with lots of demon sex like the original work.

    Guts is an interesting character. Every major decision about his life was made for him, and the one time he makes his own decision by leaving the Band of The Hawk everything goes terribly wrong. He really is a slave to fate.
  • The GranbyThe Granby Magnetic Sarah Joined: Posts: 546Registered
    for the win

    it's true that an arc involving creatures from another world may imply magic and such
    but right now it's all about shilke focusing channeling a spell with tons of pages where she only try to call some spirits and gatsu and shilke team up to avoid the armor to hunt for allies

    this to me it's boring

    it become even more if you add a crapload of useless side characters such as those prostitutes from the second eclipse arc and now the farnese family

    especially when we have such interesting unanswered question like the skull knight and his past wearing the berserk armor, zodd's past and origin and what exaclty a bejelit allow to his owner (gatsu/pak still own one do you remember?)


    What the hell, those were some important parts of the story dude. And the prostitutes also had a big part as well. I mean half of the shit Guts has done wouldn't have been possible with out all those "side" characters, IE we wouldn't have ANY INFO PERIOD on Skull Knight or Behelit without Schierke/Flora. And we wouldn't have gotten that awesome Guts+Zodd part as well as a ship without farnese/serpico. And we wouldn't have caska back PERIOD if it wasn't for the prostitutes. I mean what do want the story to be like.

    "Guts kills everyone in his way, has grand DBZ battle with Zodd, tag teams with Skull Knight for a grand master tournament, then they use the behelit for one gigantic boss battle with the God Hand!"

    I mean this arc is more exciting than the Band of the Hawk section where you pretty much knew Griffith was going to get what he wanted no matter what. You can't really predict where Miura is going to go with this series right now other than where the ship is supposed to be headed.
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  • EndlessEndless Death Before Dishonour Joined: Posts: 1,953Registered
    The English releases from Dark Horse are very accurate, they even retain the Japanese sound effects. Not edited or anything, just as bloody with lots of demon sex like the original work.

    Guts is an interesting character. Every major decision about his life was made for him, and the one time he makes his own decision by leaving the Band of The Hawk everything goes terribly wrong. He really is a slave to fate.

    Actually, it's the exact opposite.

    Guts is one of the only characters OUTSIDE of fate.


    *spoilers


    Guts was supposed to die during the Eclipse, predicted by a lot of characters, including Zoddo
    However, Guts survived, and afterwards Godhand, Zoddo, and Skullknight acknowledged that Guts is outside of Fate's hands now, so in essence, he is the only one who can really affect Godhand and Griffith.
    Of course, this is to the amusement of Godhand, and Zoddo gives Guts respect that he survived and is very unique.
  • DarthTreyDarthTrey Sabaku Taiso!!! Joined: Posts: 924Registered
    Currently only on Vol 10, but I must say even the little bit that I've read its already exponentially more bad ass than the anime(which was already in a whole new league of awesome).

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  • SonichumanSonichuman You're too sloooww!! Joined: Posts: 10,038Registered
    I've been keeping up with the Berserk manga up till now as it's being pushed over here...This is the most goriest manga that I myself have seen and I'm loving how kentaro miura is drawing this stuff...supposedly the anime series is supposed to start back up at sometime cause it kinda sucked that they had to stop basically halfway...does anybody know what's the deal with that?
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  • JackTenrac!JackTenrac! Fell Knight Lvl. 301 Joined: Posts: 2,651Registered
    - The Zodd + Gatts team up manga was jokes. Gatts is swearing and threatening Zodd as he's riding him.
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  • SanoSano I'm on the PSP! Joined: Posts: 12,260Registered, Moderators
    SNIP!

    Well yeah suppose that's true thanks. His life is still pretty messed up though.
  • soulbankaisoulbankai I can't combo Joined: Posts: 227Registered
    It looks like people are starting to get interested in BERSERK. I'm glad. I hope this thread will grow larger. But yeah, I love all the characters. I want to see more Skull Knight!!!!! Everytime I see him for some reason I think, "Akuma?" I can't wait to see what happens next, but I know that this shit will be FUCKING EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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