Not sure why so many people don't like the anime adaptation. Personally, Berserk was and always will be one of my favorites cause of the story, action and characters (reminds me a lot of conan comics I used to read as a kid).
I'm generally not a manga fan and only read a bit of the Berserk manga but my opinion is that generally manga can't surpass the anime as it's lacking the atmosphere (action, sound, voices) that makes people enjoy the story and associate with the characters.
About this adaptation, it continues to amaze me and keeps me interested as it seems there's so much
more to learn about the characters and so much story to be told. This could well develop into a very long anime that doesn't lose it's glory over the years.
You'd think that a stretch of 7 months would give the studio the opportunity to iron out all of the kinks that the abomination known as last season's Berserk had, and at first, it did!
For the first 3 minutes.
Without spoiling too much, this season kicks off with no CG in sight. The handrawn is all we see (well, that and all of the awful cut-fade camera angles returning also from the previous season) and it doesn't look too bad. Follow that up with a brand-new intro from returning 9mm Parabellum Bullet (another saving grace) showing off what the characters do best, and for awhile it
actually got me catiously optimistic! Maybe they really did fix all of the last season's problems!
And then the show actually began. And unfortunately, nothing has changed. The models of Guts and Casca trudge onto the screen like a bad PS1 game and proceed to talk majorly off synch while the camera cuts and fades about 20 times making hard once again to even focus on who's talking. Then to make matters worse, a battle breaks out and takes up the rest of the episode's length. Along the final nail; the same repeated animations twice in less than a minute while the camera goes full Tyler Perry Alex Cross mode. So in short, if you want to just see Berserk animated then go right ahead. But if you go in expecting anything better than what we've gotten, you're going to be incredibly disappointed. Do not let the fanboys fool you that just because it's Berserk, it warrants a pass. Avoid like the plague.
Its finally out,this is the 3rd season overall
The story continues right where Berserk2016 ended,
art is the same as in previous season but this season will be action packed and we will found out more about Griffiths arrival
so far i watched 3 episodes and they all were action packed,especially first one,
if you liked previous season then i recommend to continue and start watching this season,i believe it will be much better and with much more creatures involved
Guts finally starting to trust others more because even he can see that he alone can't fight the battles to come,and in this season we will finally see Berserk Armor
far i give it 8 Overall
once i finish this season i will Update my review and until then i hope this is enough for you to know if you wish to continue to watch it or not
Okay, before I start this review, I must say that I am a huge fan of the manga, which I read before watching any of the anime adaptions for Berserk, of which I have seen all of them. Now to start.
This season closely follows the manga, and paces it fairly well, but it is a bit rushed at times, so I have to take away a few points. So far the Millennium Empire arc is pretty good in anime form, and it mostly lives up to the manga.
This season is a HUGE improvement over last season, with almost all of the character models
being redone to fit closer to the manga. The cgi is really, really good for a TV series from Japan. The main cast all looks great, and moves at a constant 24 fps now. Unfortunately background characters still lack movement, and the shading is definitely subpar. Also, the 2D segments are low framerate, and the series would just be better off going full 3d if they switched to cell shading and tried to add more detail to the 3D backgrounds. Also camera angles are much better this season, and they are following the rule of 180 so it isn't disorienting to watch.
They somewhat improved the *CLANG from last season, and even though the Guts/Zodd fight was very *CLANG, it makes sense considering they are two huge men swinging massive swords at each other. The voice acting is pretty good, and I can't speak for the dub as it isn't out yet, but it will probably be like last season, which is disheartening to say the least, that they couldn't get the old dub cast. Also, most ambient sounds and the background noise is fairly realistic, and the soundtrack is much better than last season, because even though we no longer have Hai Yo, they kept the best songs of last season and they have acquired some new ones as well, which fit good with Berserk.
The characters are shown quite closely to the manga, but one of the most fleshed out characters, Farnese, had her backstory rushed a little bit which made her less realistic feeling. Nevertheless they all are still great characters.
I made sure to always be slightly ahead in the manga than the anime, so that I can enjoy it at maximum potential, but most of the time I was pleasantly surprised at how well some scenes were handled.
This definitely isn't a perfect adaption, but it is pretty good so far, and is one of the highlights of this otherwise disappointing anime season which the only good content seems to be sequals. I have high hopes for Berserk's latest adaption, and I feel that it is only going to get better.