What's the point in reading Berserk anymore?
Dec 12, 2009 8:32 AM
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I just had a 309 Chapter Marathon with this Series and this is the first time I am reading it. Frankly I haven't seen the story degrading at any point in time.
( I have no clue why I stalled this Epic series for such a long time )
The main problem is There are some really good Scenes in the Story that overshadow the rest. This makes it shadowed part look bland.
I mean if Gatts/Guts were to keep on hacking and slashing it would have really got boring as you get to see it every now and then. The fact that Gatts is a human being is respected a lot and hence we get some good chapters having to see Gatts out of action
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Yup. Most of us do have a life outside of waiting half a year for new chapters. Many of us even read other manga. But still, Berserk was my absolute fave up until the goal was in sight, but now...
Now waiting is a hassle, and the whole thing just drags and drags on. Guts is moving further away from his revenge and there is less and less gore to boot. It's pretty disappointing. I was expecting something amazingly gory and cruel done to Griffith as revenge. I have been waiting for that for years!
Truth be told, I don't wanna end up still waiting for new releases as a granny, so I'm looking for some other interesting, decently gory manga, and will forget about Berserk. Patience is a virtue and all, but that's as long as I'm willing to wait. Berserk was brilliant until it got made into a never ending story.
If it ever ends, someone poke me and I'll read the last chapter. And if Griffith doesn't end up being crucified or killed in any befitting way, I'll be very, very disappointed.
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You people who are criticizing berserk for the change in the whole way of storytelling can not absorb the fighting sequence very well and the idea behind each of the Guts journey
I checked Beatnik's posts about Berserk and he doesn't have any idea wtf is going on in berserk right now and he lost interest in Berserk ever since that stupid witch has appeared which I can not fathom in what basis you are calling her stupid as she fits in her role perfectly. Actually right from that time the action sequences became more intricate i.e. several things happen in one panel and so you have to pay more attention to ever panel to understand what is happening
And yeah I have read berserk 2 years ago and still and will remeber what happened to Guts and why he wants to take revenge cuz it is memorable and that berserker armor is epic in terms of enjoyment and added complexity in the character of Guts and the whole action makes you feel
The most epic moment was when that fire dragon besmirching Guts by saying him pathetic and just after wearing Berserker armor he kicked asses of that guy again. The whole fight was very well done and made adrenaline high
The main quality of berserk is, it makes you feel whatever condition the manga world is in and this manga is just damn perfect
And lol, just think how would Guts take revenge without these fights, opening a box having God's behlite and becoming and angel and killing all the evil forces in nature......no right?
And no, Miura had planned the whole story right from the start at least the magic part as you could see how well he has explained the whole thing behind Behliet, God hands and related that theory to magic......and if editors had that much influence then first thing for sure, they would have never allowed such slow releases
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I went on a 322 chapter marathon about a week ago for the manga. Shit was amazing up until the point where they came back to present time. Afterwards, all the stuff about fairies, magic, and all that talking was dumb. I mean I enjoyed the whole inquisition thing and how he gained new allies but for most of the recent chapters it was the same thing. "Shit there's a monster! Gutts goes and fights and shits on said monster it in the armor and little mage girl tags along" Although I just got into the Berserk manga, I don't know how any of you kept reading it for 20 years+. Unless this manga decides to end relatively soon, like if the manga was only going to be about 48 - 50 volumes and the mangaka began to grind out the next 10 volumes then I'm probably going to drop it. I just read chapter 323 today and already was like "Wow, waiting a week for this was okay but a month or two? That sucks."
Jul 13, 2011 9:16 PM
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I'm wondering myself about the current arc. I can certainly see the shounen elements coming through and the JRPG comparisons are definitely not unwarranted. However, I can't help thinking that there's gonna be a point to all this - I mean, remember how fucked up the earlier stuff was? Unless Miura changed his outlook totally, I get the feeling that there's going to be some new tragedy in store for Guts.
Prediction time: Farnese betrays Guts, and he's forced to badly wound her and kill Serpico. Isidoro leaves by necessity and Guts tells Schierke to get lost, leaving Casca and Guts alone again.
They continue in much the same way as they were before until finally in a fit of madness Guts sacrifices Casca in order to become an apostle and gain the power to enact his revenge once and for all. TWIST ENDING.
Well, probably not (though I do think Serpico is gonna die). But even still, I stand by the thought (hope?) that this lighter phase is just that: a phase. Hopefully, we'll soon return to the dark and brutal savagery that was the Berserk I love. 'Til then, I'll enjoy Miura's wonderful artwork in lieu of brutality.
Nov 11, 2011 11:48 PM
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I've just started getting into manga after years of only watching anime, and can't believe I been overlooking something this fantastic. I just read through the first ten volumes of berserk in one sitting and I'm completely satisfied with it even though I've watched the anime several times it's just such a good story to revisit. With my current pace I'm actually dreading catching up to the current release. From the few comments in this thread(I tried to avoid spoilers) it seems that the quality is consistently worthwhile to read, I just know I'll drive myself nuts checking to see when the new one comes out. Hopefully I won't come to same conundrum as the OP.
Dec 5, 2011 9:01 PM
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I'm up to chapter 28 and I'd have to agree, there is a drop in the quality, though this manga is still superb in all ways. Generally, any long lasting manga will have a drop in quality no matter what it is, that's just the way things go and that may be said for ALL things... If something has over 200 or 300 chapters or episodes, of course the quality will drop because the author will slowly run out of ideas however, considering how long this has been imo, it still is well done and I must say that the author has actually done a better job of maintaining the story than most that I have seen and personally, I am in no rush to see this manga end.
By the way, it isn't at volume 10 that the quality drops, it's somewhere about volume 23 imo because right up until that point the manga was going fairly steady before it began to steadily lower... I'm still enjoying this but the manga is slowly declining so I'd probably recommend that the manga stop at somewhere in the late three hundreds as that is probably how long it will take for the affects of this manga to wear off completely...
And yes, I am currently wondering what the fuck is with the witch and the magic... Though it is a plot twist in an attempt to save the manga, magic just wasn't really a necessary thing as everyone was powerful enough as it was... Adding in the aspect of a witch just seems pointless imo and really, this manga wasn't so desperate as to add this type of thing in so my own impression of the manga and the mangaka has been lowered significantly. :(
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It's still good but for me the manga definitely peaked with the Eclipse and it's been on a steady decline since then. It feels like it's just become monster of the week stuff with only occasional plot progression and that Miura is just trying to stretch it out as far as he can. I also think the fights were way better before they introduced magic and the berserker armor.
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You know, at this point so many chapters in with so much shit that happened, all I want is that Griffith son of a bitch to die in the most satisfying way Miura can make it. I know we are all just waiting for that one chapter when it happens.
nah, he is at least an intriguing character. Something I haven't been able to say about Guts for awhile now.
This. Anyone who felt like the plot didn't progress at all lately?. No character development, just constant adding of new characters. ._.
Still, the Golden age arc will still remain in my heart as one of the best that I have read.
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