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  • JackTenrac!JackTenrac! Fell Knight Lvl. 301 Joined: Posts: 2,651Registered
    - Actually, Serpico is epic. A lapdog, but he's the Shikimaru of Berserk. Sure, Skull Knight is a badass and all, but Serpico is too much power for his role. His backstory is serious business, but lacks the action. Still, his tale is quite a beastly one in itself and it's great seeing a human have the power to confront and match Gatts at somewhere near his non-berserk level.
    Brett at T7- "Bearrama?!"
  • The GranbyThe Granby Magnetic Sarah Joined: Posts: 546Registered
    Out of all the new characters I must say I do like Serpico the most, he is too damn smart. But I wouldn't call someone who got punked by Guts liek twice in a row epic, amazing but not epic.

    I'll join the Serpico fan club if he takes down a big apostle though. So far only Guts and Schierke seem able to do that.

    Beary Ryoma- I know that about the Zodd + Guts part, but it still was an awesome chapter.
    -Daniel Esquer
    www.virtuafighter.com
  • G.O.TG.O.T #1 Haggar fan Joined: Posts: 2,176Registered
    Serpico, Gatts, Zodd, and Locus are my favs right now.

    Skull Knight is a complete friccin mystery. I want to see him kick ass soon.
    Fight Fo' Dah Future.
  • JackTenrac!JackTenrac! Fell Knight Lvl. 301 Joined: Posts: 2,651Registered
    - Ah...punked. That's easy, since every monster, apostle, and whatnot verbally. But beaten in a duel with Gatts, that took more than 3 mins with cunning, finesse, and speed as his ally and with his own talent? that's something to give props to. Serpico wasn't punked. Serpico is still a worthy adversary of Gatts because when they had fought, Gatts did stagger a few times. He almost did that more times than he did with Griffith, still. Serpico understands his ability better than the other characters of Berserk do and adjusts to his situation accordingly. Almost as well as Skull Knight, but better than Slike, Isidoro, and, surprisingly, Zodd would.

    It's questionable if Gatts would have won, though. Gatts didn't use his knives, and he also didn't whip out the arrows, bombs, and/or cannon. Well, the first fight he did.

    - Surprised that Owen is a recurring character, though.
    Brett at T7- "Bearrama?!"
  • The GranbyThe Granby Magnetic Sarah Joined: Posts: 546Registered
    - I give serpico credit that's for sure, I just hope his character manages to survive the whole ordeal before it's over. This is miura after all, dude had no reservations killing off half the cast that he took 15 books to develop.

    -I think it's cool how there are characters WAAYYY from the begining that still matter in this story. I mean I can't tell you how much I hate stories that introduce important looking characters and then...... never go back to explain them. The Berserk world is so well interconnected, I can't wait to see who else Miura brings back.
    -Daniel Esquer
    www.virtuafighter.com
  • Fin.K.MFin.K.M . Joined: Posts: 97Registered
    the series doesn't seem to be going anywhere atm....
    wat

    Are we even talking about the same manga here? I can understand if you think the current chapters are slow, but to say that the series isn't going anywhere is kind of silly. It's a little slow now because they are in the process of 'going somewhere' and their current situation doesn't really allow Guts to be slicing a shitload of demons in half. Before this, we had TWO huge battles back-to-back and a major plot revelation, and you can bet a lot of shit is going to happen once they reach their destination. Hell, we don't even have to wait that long; judging by the last page of the latest chapter, some serious poo-poo is about to go down right now.
    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.
    Exactly.

    The characters are what got me hooked on Berserk, so I happen to enjoy the latest chapters. I especially liked the dialogue between Guts and Schierke at the end of ch.287.
    - KM
    #TOSF
  • BiolinkBiolink Shenmue 3 will come Joined: Posts: 3,944Registered
    Reading it right now and I am on Chapter 147.

    I've never wanted a hero to defeat the bad guy as much after reading this.Griffith's quite easily one of the most evil characters I have ever seen in comic book form.

    And monbaby is that Caska in your avatar?
    Eleventh Satanic Rule of Earth
    XI:
    "When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him."
  • The GranbyThe Granby Magnetic Sarah Joined: Posts: 546Registered
    Reading it right now and I am on Chapter 147.

    I've never wanted a hero to defeat the bad guy as much after reading this.Griffith's quite easily one of the most evil characters I have ever seen in comic book form.

    And monbaby is that Caska in your avatar?

    Yeah that's caska bro, and I agree, Griffith is a bitch, but that's part of why Berserk is so good, tragic anti-hero and an extremely evil yet at the same time righteous villian.


    Fin.K.M - totally agree, Berserk only gets better. How long has this series been going? Like for almost 10+ years? Classic.
    -Daniel Esquer
    www.virtuafighter.com
  • JackTenrac!JackTenrac! Fell Knight Lvl. 301 Joined: Posts: 2,651Registered
    - Remember Rick James' music? well, Berserk's been around since then.

    - Even so, Serpico isn't one to die easily. Something seriously fierce would have to go for him to depart of this world. Rickert would need to get back in somewhere. I'm surprised that Griffith didn't recreate his main members of the Band of the Hawk(Corkus, Pippen, Gatts' main dude) into apostles in order to trick Gatts and Caska, though.

    - I noticed that the One Manga translations are very loose. For instance, I'd see Silke is being renamed several times.

    - Berserk is a big manga with various characters. There are times where the story has to keep you informed of what the other characters and problems are at(Kushan vs. Midland war, Zodd's fights, Band of the Hawk, especially Sonia and Mule, Midland itself). Heck, I'd like to know what Azan is doing from time to time. It's good to cover them all because this shows good development.
    Brett at T7- "Bearrama?!"
  • SanoSano I'm on the PSP! Joined: Posts: 12,260Registered, Moderators
    Since there's a lot of people coming over from general, as the mod of this forum I am only going to ask two things, so far no one has crossed these rules so no problems.

    Please do not post up any links where you can read scanlations of Berserk for free or give people links where they can download the manga for free. The reason for that is this forum is very pro you going to a comic book store, or in the case of Berserk a Japanese book store or a regular bookstore and supporting the art form. What you do in your PMs is your business, just keep it out of here.

    No scans. A lot of that is for the same reason as above. By scans I mean you grabbing your book and scanning away. Find an existing link or better yet, describe what you just saw which is a lot easier and far less work. Big reason for this is see above.

    The other thing is regarding spoilers. This is more of a suggestion and not an actual rule. I suppose it's a floodgate now that can't be stopped and honestly I think at the point we are up to in the US there aren't really major spoilers to come at least for a while, or at the very least I already know a bunch of stuff that's going to happen through friends of mine lol! But if you wish to use them type it out like this -

    [ s p o i l e r =Berserk] Bla bla [ / s p o i l e r ]

    When you put it together, it looks something like this -
    This manga rules!

    If you are not sure just quote this post and you will have an example on how to do this.

    Any questions about these rules, complaints, whatever just PM me. Thanks.

    Aside from that again since I haven't had a single problem with anyone on this thread so far have fun! DON'T KNOW RYE DON'T KNOW RYE IT'S TOO RATE! IT'S TOO RATE! :rofl:
  • G.O.TG.O.T #1 Haggar fan Joined: Posts: 2,176Registered
    What is up with that beast inside Gutts? It says it's been around since he was born in one of the chapters. Is it a manifestation of him wanting to survive, or is it something else? Because it seems to be something not connecting to God or the Apostles at all.
    Fight Fo' Dah Future.
  • DarthTreyDarthTrey Sabaku Taiso!!! Joined: Posts: 924Registered
    thanks for the info sano :)
    Say hello to your mother for me.
  • JackTenrac!JackTenrac! Fell Knight Lvl. 301 Joined: Posts: 2,651Registered
    - Probably just something that seemed to be from the brand. It wants to kill Caska, so it can be from there.
    Brett at T7- "Bearrama?!"
  • The GranbyThe Granby Magnetic Sarah Joined: Posts: 546Registered
    I think it's another spiritual being seperate from the godhand. It just seems to have an effect on guts that allows him to do crazy ass shit. Guts survives some insane situations, I'm glad schierke and the rest are there to keep his ass sane and alive.
    Bear Ryoma wrote:
    - Remember Rick James' music? well, Berserk's been around since then.

    O-M-G...

    *monkey falls from the sky*
    -Daniel Esquer
    www.virtuafighter.com
  • soulbankaisoulbankai I can't combo Joined: Posts: 227Registered
    No prob Sano. But yeah, I'd really rather wait and get the manga at the comic stores that download them. Its not that I don't like crappy quality scans or fans tranlating it, its just that I want a good translation so I know I won't get fucked over when it comes to important things like names getting changed because of romanizations or anything like that. But thats cool.

    I really didn't expect Serpico to become that much of a great character. I always thought of him as like.... an average joe of some sort. But he just kicks ass from my point of view, and I can see that most everyone here totally agrees. Hmmm.... Saying that, I hope to see the characters grow. Oh, and I only read a few scans... and skipped way too far ahead for my tastes. I recently just decided to stop reading scans. For the reason above really. I can't wait till I get a fucking JOB!!!!! Then I'll be able to support my BERSERK habit and get the manga already!!!!!
    If only I knew how to combo, I would probably actually be a decent fighter.
  • SanoSano I'm on the PSP! Joined: Posts: 12,260Registered, Moderators
    Not sure if yall have seen this since it's a little old but this is the greatest Berserk AMV EVER! :rock:

  • ShinjiGohanShinjiGohan Joined: Posts: 4,041Registered
    I was reading that in one of the interviews with Miura, he says that the story is only about 1/4 to 1/3rd of the way through. And has every intention to keep the manga going for another 30 years. So those with out patience, this may not be the manga for you.

    Also for those that say the manga doesn't go anywhere. Of course you feel that way. Anytime you read one chapter a week to a month (a couple months in Miuras case), you're going to feel that it moves very slowly. But if you try reading volumes back to back you'll typically see the story move quite well.
  • BiolinkBiolink Shenmue 3 will come Joined: Posts: 3,944Registered
    Awesome AMV.

    Also that ugly fetus thing that popped out of Caska's cooch,was that Guts and Caska's kid and Griffith just fucked it up when that incident happened,or is it Griffith's kid?
    Eleventh Satanic Rule of Earth
    XI:
    "When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him."
  • The GranbyThe Granby Magnetic Sarah Joined: Posts: 546Registered
    Awesome AMV.

    Also that ugly fetus thing that popped out of Caska's cooch,was that Guts and Caska's kid and Griffith just fucked it up when that incident happened,or is it Griffith's kid?

    It's Guts+Caskas kid according to the Skull Knight just disfigured by the Eclipse.


    Also thanks ShinjiGohan for the info, 30 years later I can look back and tell my kids how badass this series was (or at least hope it was badass that far ahead hahahah).
    -Daniel Esquer
    www.virtuafighter.com
  • ShinjiGohanShinjiGohan Joined: Posts: 4,041Registered
    I'm pretty sure that it was the first thing you said.
  • DarthTreyDarthTrey Sabaku Taiso!!! Joined: Posts: 924Registered
    Greatest line that never made it into the Anime

    Griffith - "I want you......Gatts...."
    Gatts - (crazy shocked anime face) "Are you homo?"


    I LOVE IT!!!
    Say hello to your mother for me.
  • G.O.TG.O.T #1 Haggar fan Joined: Posts: 2,176Registered
    oh hell no. I'd probably be pushin daisies by then. Thats bullshit. Miura's bs'in with the fans I know he is...:(

    DarthTrey: yes. that was funny. For it to be set in medieval times they sure got their slang right don't they? Especially lil dude that chunks stuff. Idro I think.
    Fight Fo' Dah Future.
  • soulbankaisoulbankai I can't combo Joined: Posts: 227Registered
    Not sure if yall have seen this since it's a little old but this is the greatest Berserk AMV EVER! :rock:


    Dang man, that shit was dope. I'm about to watch it again.
    If only I knew how to combo, I would probably actually be a decent fighter.
  • The GranbyThe Granby Magnetic Sarah Joined: Posts: 546Registered
    oh hell no. I'd probably be pushin daisies by then. Thats bullshit. Miura's bs'in with the fans I know he is...:(

    DarthTrey: yes. that was funny. For it to be set in medieval times they sure got their slang right don't they? Especially lil dude that chunks stuff. Idro I think.

    Lol I guess it would suck if you died before the thing finished lol.

    Hopefully he doesn't get TOO carried away.
    -Daniel Esquer
    www.virtuafighter.com
  • EndlessEndless Death Before Dishonour Joined: Posts: 1,953Registered
    I'm going to get angry remarks about this :lol:

    But I'm a Griffith fanboy.

    My favorite characters, in order:

    1. Griffith
    2. Zoddo
    3. Berserker Armor Guts


    Amid all the violence, BERSERK has some of the most stunning and beautiful scenes that I've read in manga.

    My favorite scenes (In no order)

    -Bonfire of Dreams. I get emotional every time I read that scene

    -Battle at the Hill of Swords. Epic...One of the best battle scenes ever

    -Mule meeting Griffith at night, with a sea of stars. Another scene I get emo when I read through. It's a very beautiful scene

    -Watching the Emperor's army move and fight (That last army fight was INSANE. It was about 10x bigger than the last fight scene in Return of the King)

    -Guts vs Grunbeld. I get chills down my spine reading through this fight.

    -Guts beconing the Trolls to come fight after he ran out of arrows....:lol: Rapage.

    -Last fight with Guts vs Serpico. Guts using raw power to smash through columns.
    Seriously, BERSERK has the best 2 page spreads, hahahah

    I think BERSERK has been around since 1989. I might be off by a year or two. I know that Miura had thought of the manga since college.
  • Unknown Joined:
    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 read all of that shit and I still think Griffith is a douche bag. Anyone who sacrifices all of his friends to hell is a piece of shit in my opinion. XD

    I love Berserk and I just got up to manga 18 Is skull knight.com still doing translations ? I haven't checked it out myself, but I heard is was a good site a few years ago.
  • JackTenrac!JackTenrac! Fell Knight Lvl. 301 Joined: Posts: 2,651Registered


    - The fetus story is pretty nasty, however, it's ironic how it turned out. I mean, seriously, that was so left field. But then, it was probably planned to go out this way. Prophecies and what not. It had to happen. He's pretty vital that guy. Alot more than Puck, even though Puck is just as important. Actually, he isn't, but he's hella funny with the Robin Williams potential.

    - Gatts versus the Kushan assassins was awesome for a human to human conflict. Next to the Kelpi vs. Serpico. That was another good monster vs human fight. Wicked swordplay indeed. Ishidoro also. He seems to be a good sport when it comes to being a keen apprentice of Gatts. Almost like a good replacement for Rickert and a small replacement for Colkus. Horny, funny, determined, ignorant and full of win.

    - Btw... is Caska... a Kushan? She looks like she is complexion-wise.
    Brett at T7- "Bearrama?!"
  • Unknown Joined:
    wat

    Are we even talking about the same manga here? I can understand if you think the current chapters are slow, but to say that the series isn't going anywhere is kind of silly. It's a little slow now because they are in the process of 'going somewhere' and their current situation doesn't really allow Guts to be slicing a shitload of demons in half. Before this, we had TWO huge battles back-to-back and a major plot revelation, and you can bet a lot of shit is going to happen once they reach their destination. Hell, we don't even have to wait that long; judging by the last page of the latest chapter, some serious poo-poo is about to go down right now.


    end of ch.287.

    Yea, true.. true, my apologies for the ignorant post sir!
  • EndlessEndless Death Before Dishonour Joined: Posts: 1,953Registered
    If any of you guys have a DC, go try to find BERSERK: Gut's Rage

    It's quite a good game (hard on some parts) and the it's actually an official chapter in BERSERK that wasn't in the manga. It is endoursed by Miura himself, and sometimes he pays homage to it, like when Puck was looking at a Mandragora root.
  • BiolinkBiolink Shenmue 3 will come Joined: Posts: 3,944Registered
    I read all of that shit and I still think Griffith is a douche bag. Anyone who sacrifices all of his friends to hell is a piece of shit in my opinion. XD

    I love Berserk and I just got up to manga 18 Is skull knight.com still doing translations ? I haven't checked it out myself, but I heard is was a good site a few years ago.

    Agreed.

    Fuck Griffith.Fucking piece of shit
    Eleventh Satanic Rule of Earth
    XI:
    "When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him."
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