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THIS FRIDAY


IT RETURNS
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>> No. 71018
Sound the horns! Call the gathering. We must prepare a feast for our brothers and sisters
>> No. 71028
>Never thought I'd see the day
>With a big boat coming my way
>Believe me when I say
>The mermaids are fucked :(
>> No. 71034
Its kinda hard to care after so many breaks...
>> No. 71035
>>71034
And outside of caring about Isma and Gut's conditions I'm terribly uninvested in the current story line.

And really, the facet I'm interested in can only be known after this story line.
>> No. 71038
>>71035
The only thing I want out of Isma is for Guts to nail her. Unlike generic castrated male characters in Japanese stuff Guts *gasp* does get sexually frustrated when he nearly raped Caska himself. What better way to let off some steam than fucking Isma or one of the multitude of mermaids. Lord knows Caska as she is won't give him any.

Is it just me or Caska really fails as a love interest? She's too much of a bitch and truth be told I don't care about saving her. I care about getting back to getting strong enough to kill Griffith/Femto and the god hands. If Guts picked himself up a new girl I wouldn't mind.
>> No. 71039
>>71038
Wow, you're fucked in the head boyo.
>> No. 71081
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Wait...This Friday?! What rock have I been living under?
>> No. 71083
>>71038
Wow, you are kind of a horrible person!

Wait, scratch "kind of".
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>>71081
It might be a little later, but it comes out this Friday then they will likely translate it in a day or two, Friday is the best we can hope for.
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>>71088
A few more days isn't bad at all, I'd prefer a good translation ot come out over something rushed.
>> No. 71093
I'm still sad the Berserk mod for Mount&Blade died off.
>> No. 71175
Berserk: Golden Age I - Egg of…youtube thumb
And no one knew about this around here.
>> No. 71177
>>71175
There is a reason for that, it looks like poopy.
>> No. 71178
>>71177
Yeah. I only want something that looked like a mid-budget JRPG cutscene if there's a mid-budget JRPG to go with it.
>> No. 71179
Which isn't going to stop everyone in this thread from at least watching it.
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>>71179
I'm probably not.

Especially considering it's a story I've already experienced, but rendered in much better quality.
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>>71179
Ehhh, I probably won't honestly.

It's fugly on top of being something I've already seen.

The trailers depress me enough, If I watched the movie I'd just be disgusted with all the wasted potentially.
>> No. 71230
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I have a sinking feeling that he's giving in hard to the suit.
>> No. 71231
>>71230
Guts nooo
>> No. 71232
I swear to god after literally decades of this Guts had better actually WIN.
>> No. 71245
>Chica Umino, which some of you may remember as the author of March Lion, has posted a long review of the movie on Twitter. In short, she says that because Miura is a very good friend and an esteemed colleague of hers, she was a bit apprehensive and negative about the prospect of a movie, like other Berserk fans. She was afraid they wouldn't do it justice, and didn't want to see his life's work be treated badly. But after seeing it she's pleased. She's pretty enthusiastic about it overall, and says Miura himself wore a "mysterious smile" and seemed proud of the movie.

yaaaay
>> No. 71247
>>71175
Is there ANY handdrawn animation in this thing or is the entire thing CG?
>> No. 71248
>>71247
Pretty sure it's a mix of both.
>> No. 71257
>>71247
That means the same thing these days
>> No. 71258
>>71257
Nnnno? Dude, watch >>71175. They use CG in battle scenes and favor hand-drawn for anything invokving faces. I have my doubts as to whether it'll click consistently, but there are certainly shots in there where it works.
>> No. 71260
>>71258
My point is that hand drawn stuff is computer generated as well, it's not like they're still using cells.
>> No. 71261
>>71260
When people say CG these days they generally mean 3D stuff.
>> No. 71267
>>71258

Yeah, some of it looks really good but some of it also looks really bad. Like, Griffith's horse is a fucking disaster.
>> No. 71275
You know what? It's probably bad writing, but I really do hope there is a magic cure that sets Caska to square.
>> No. 71276
>>71275
How she get's fixed isn't really the issue, how she deals with all the shit she's gone through and how much her life has changed is.
>> No. 71277
>>71260
The coloring is by computer, the line work is still done by hand.
>> No. 71299
>>71258
Maybe CG is too ambiguous to describe it, but the whole movie looks like a cel-shaded video game rather than something animated.
>> No. 71301
It's animated in the same style the last few Ghost in the Shell films have been filmed in.

I don't really mind the cel-shading, it allows for some movement that the hand-drawn animation cannot capture especially in the sword fights.
>> No. 71329
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Upon rereading while I wait for the new chapter I realized something.

Behold the final boss.
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Also

http://view.thespectrum.net/series/berserk-chapter-326.html

I was gonna post an Ishidoro picture, but I am shocked to discover I have none, I must desperately try to rectify this.
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And lastly I realize that 1970's metal is the only sound track outside of orchestra that should be listened to while reading Berserk.

Iron Claw - Winter (1972)youtube thumb
>> No. 71374
>>71330
>scanlator openly admits it's just supposed to be a temporary stand-in for an actual scanlation
>translated from via Google
>from Spanish

Eh, I'll wait it out. I sure as hell hope the reader sites don't go putting this up and never bother replacing it.
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>>71369
When I started reading, I listened to the Demon's/Dark Souls soundtrack.
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>>71385
One of my favorite Berserk soundtracks is The Dunwich Horror sound track by Les Baxter.

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It's not all on youtube, but yes, it is all that perfectly fitting for Berserk.

I'm gonna try with the Demon's Souls sound tack too now, thanks for the idea.
>> No. 71418
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It's moments like this I'm talking about.

Guts gets knocked through a wall and then appears above on top while on fire, having allowed himself to be hit for the superior position.

Then before that leap to crush, maim and kill a monster this plays:

Les Baxter - Black Massyoutube thumb

(Skip to 2:07)

Perfection.
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I wonder if Kentaro Miura ever watched Phantom of the Paradise.

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>> No. 71459
http://www.evil-genius.us/2012/02/berserk-c326/
>> No. 71465
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New chapter out on the 10th.
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You know, not to toss Mary Sue around, but Griffith, as part of the story, is a Mary sue, like according to how the God of the universe has set him up he is a literal Mary Sue, but he also operates outside that. No one in the "story" according to Skull Knight, can touch, stop or in anyway actually hurt him.

In short, he's what I now think of as a Meta Sue, his existence comments on the nature of the untouchable, completely perfect character and how it loses what is human in that perfection.
>> No. 71473
>>71472
For some reason, I read "Griffith" as "Guts," and prepared to hate you forever.
But yeah, I kind of agree, but I think that this can be discussed just as easily without couching it in terms of "Mary Sues," or some variation on such.
>> No. 71474
>>71473
>But yeah, I kind of agree, but I think that this can be discussed just as easily without couching it in terms of "Mary Sues," or some variation on such.

My apologies, I am unskilled enough with my vocabulary that I can't accurately think of a better word.
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>>71473
Also I can't see anyone ever calling Guts a Mary sue without trolling, what with his sexual frustration, unrelenting hatred, nearly raping people, being raped, being maimed, having personal space issues, etc.
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>>71474
>My apologies, I am unskilled enough with my vocabulary that I can't accurately think of a better word.
Jesus/Messiah/etc
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>>71486
Hmm, I guess that sorta works, I was trying to describe his set up from a literary vernacular and I don't think any of those would have gotten the point I was intending across, though I supposed I could have subbed them a few times to avoid redundancy.
>> No. 71489
>>71488
Fulcrum on which the world spins?
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>>71489
Yeah, that's a little more in line with my point.
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>> No. 71587
Berserk [Egg of the King I] - …youtube thumb
...eh...
Too much awkward and stiff CG for me.
>> No. 71596
>>71587
It still sticks out a lot, but it's more lively than usual. I've definitely seen much worse. The only shots I thought looked outright bad were when they first rushed out of the siege enginee (everyone looked blatantly weighless) and the guy on the commander on the horse.

I also like the sound design, which is something I can't saw for much anime.

They're really going loose with the spoilers in that opening, aren't they? See you in like half a decade, animated Schierke...
>> No. 71599
>>71587
Hmm, I'd say its a mixed bag overall. The whole thing looks great- in static shots, but the animation is decidedly subpar, as mentioned before. A bit too PSX-era for my tastes, that guy with a halberd circling around Basuzo (who apparently lost quite a bit of weight, I liked his old Michelin Man shape) stuck out as looking particularly bad.

It felt a little weird seeing dudes in accurately (to a certain extent) rendered High Medieval gear being a bit (too) Japanese, you'd notice that sort of thing in battlecries and death screams.

Finally- why does everyone's voice except for Judau seem to have changed...
>> No. 71628
>>71587
The overall style of the animation, CG and all, reminds me of the PSP port of Final Fantasy Tactics. Which worked great thing for that game, but looks terrible here when combined with Berserk's realistic designs. The fact that I don't think I noticed any significant handdrawn animation at all there makes me wonder if some of the CG is actually handdrawn after all, but colored in such a way as to make it look CG. At least I enjoyed the choreography and storyboarding.
>> No. 71644
>>71628
The War of Lions cutscenes DID feel way better because they got across the 'ancient storybook' feel because of the crosshatching and vivid colors.

Here stuff just looks weightless and washed out. Even the blood spatters look all pastel.
>> No. 71647
>>71628
>At least I enjoyed the choreography and storyboarding.
Yeah, that was sort of shining through better than the CG quality itself.

>>71644
>Even the blood spatters look all pastel.
The video was censored. How can you tell?
>> No. 71655
>>71647
probably means things like blood on Gut's sword
>> No. 71676
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NEW CHAPTER TOMORROW, TRANSLATION GOD KNOWS WHEN.
>> No. 71688
All these breaks between chapters have kind of killed my enthusiasm, but I really hope Isma comes out of this okay, though even if she survives she'll no doubt leave to 'be with her people' which will be kinda weak...
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>>71688
I dunno man, I think she's got a reasonably good chance of coming with, Ishidro is goddamn charming.
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looking...uncomfortably familiar.
>> No. 71767
>>71733
Explain.
>> No. 71795
>>71733
The moonlight child's now got his, ah, godfather's hair.
>> No. 71798
>>71795

I don't know, doesn't it look more similar to how things look in the astral plane? Farnese and Schierke have kinda similar trimming on them as well. Besides that, the only thing Griffith got was the kid's physical body (the lumpy fetus thing) this kid seems to be separate from that.


And yeah, the movie's CGI looks kinda...shitty at times. Kinda kills my enthusiasm, especially since this is supposed to be a goddamn movie from Studio 4°C, they're better than this.
>> No. 71799
>>71798
It does look odd at times but it's not as bad as some of you guys are making it out to be. On the other hand if they are really going to adapt the whole thing then it can only get better.
>> No. 71800
>>71799

Maybe, but the times it looks bad are particularly heinous. The commander on the horse? His face barely even moves. Same with most of the foot soldiers. Tatsunoko Production already showed off how CGI can look fluid and natural against traditional animation with Karas and Studio I.G. has been doing it with Stand Alone Complex for years (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence looked kinda crappy, though.)
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>>71798
>>71795
It used to look more like fire.
>> No. 71807
>>71799
I dunno. Berserk has such rich and detailed art, and the CGI looks so flat and lifeless in comparison.
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The gist is, everything wrapped up, on the way to Elf island.

http://www.mangareader.net/berserk/327
>> No. 72038
>>71799
It's not so much the models that are the problem.
It's that they animate it so poorly. It's very stiff and jittery.
>> No. 72043
>>72037
Took me a second to realize Guts was actually clapping his heels together, then I laughed way too loud.
>> No. 72044
>>72037
>Implying it could end with him just killing Griffith.
>> No. 72045
>>72037
So, transcending all expectations, that part ends on a high note...
>> No. 72057
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That was surprisingly lacking in tragedy.
Not that I'm complaining.
But more importantly, what is up with Schierke's head?
>> No. 72058
>>72057
He's forgotten how to draw her properly
>> No. 72066
>>72058
>>72057
Huh? I don't see anything wrong with it.
>> No. 72067
Its gonna suck now that Isma is a fish and has found her mom, there's no way she's gonna travel with the crew.
I am sort of looking forward to actually see elf-land though, and its king.
>> No. 72070
>>72067
>Its gonna suck now that Isma is a fish and has found her mom, there's no way she's gonna travel with the crew.
Good.
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>>72070
>> No. 72074
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>>72073
Not everyone needs to travel with them to be an ally, besides we have plenty of kids already. One Piece fans in particular seem to struggle with this concept.
>> No. 72075
>>72074
Where the hell did talking about One Piece come from? Don't be so random.
>> No. 72079
>>72075
The attitude reminds me of them.
>> No. 72087
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>>72074
Fair enough, I just thought you were saying that with a dislike for the character, but I get you now.
>> No. 72104
>>72057
Looks like the fishiness got to Schierke. Total Innsmouth look there. Not surprised if Fate/Zero Caster is her uncle or something...
>> No. 72105
>>72074
I agree. I like Berserk because its precisely ADULTS who are kicking ass. I hate shonens because of the influx of kids or teens ridiculing the adults. Don't even get me started with the whole "You're 20 years old? You're an old man!" bullshit.

As far as Isma, I won't miss her. To me she's just Isidro's love interest and that's kind of lame to me. I just don't particularly care about Isidro or Shierke. Puck gets an excuse due to not being human though he himself can also ruin the tone of certain scenes.
>> No. 72107
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I don't think the problem is that the group shouldn't get more kids, it's that it has about as many of any kind of people as could be decently handled.

>>72105
>I agree. I like Berserk because its precisely ADULTS who are kicking ass. I hate shonens because of the influx of kids or teens ridiculing the adults.

You do realize that Guts was 15 when he joined the Band of the Hawk (years after he started engaging in combat), and most of the other main members are/were about the same age?
>> No. 72109
>>72066
She looks like a disembodies head sitting on the railing. Also, her mouth is... weird somehow. Looks like it's disconnecting from her face and coming to eat my eyes.
>> No. 72110
>>72104
Does that make Farnesse JEANNNNNNNU?
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>>72105
Guts started 15.

>>72107
Yeah, too big a cast and no one gets enough time to shine.
>> No. 72112
Fish people cause shitstorms over whether or not they'll join the protagonists band of merry men? Well that's-

Wait have we heard this somewhere else?

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