Berserk: Shinen no Kami 2
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Berserk: Shinen no Kami 2

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Synonyms: God of the Abyss (2), Armour To The Heart
Japanese: ベルセルク 深淵の神②


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 12, 1996
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Animal
Authors: Miura, Kentarou (Story & Art)


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When Griffith realizes that he will no longer be able to actualize his dream in his debilitated state, he wishes upon his Crimson Behelit as a final resort. Doing so triggers the "Eclipse"—a ritual in which the invoker sacrifices something of significance in exchange for great power. Griffith ultimately chooses to offer his legion of devoted followers, the Band of the Hawk.

Subsequently, Griffith transcends to the Abyss where he faces an enormous entity akin to God. The being introduces itself as the Idea of Evil. Coveted into existence by humanity's collective subconsciousness, it has gone on to manipulate the lives of humans throughout all world events.

As Griffith now exists as a part of the human consciousness, present in the Abyss, the Idea of Evil eerily declares "Your desire is my desire... May your actions bring pain or salvation to mankind. Do as you will, Chosen One." With that, Griffith harvests the pain of his comrades to transform into his ideal self.

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While Chapter 83 of Berserk, "Shinen no Kami (2)," was initially released in Issue 14 of the 1996 Young Animal magazine, it was omitted from the Volume 13 release of Berserk at the author's request (he felt that the chapter gave away too much information too early in the story), making the magazine issue a collector's item.

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Apr 19, 2018
Ah, Berserk. Its first 21 volumes were a masterpiece, astounding one with a vivid, fresh fantasy and gorgeous illustrations, especially those of medieval-inspired combat. Then, the next 7 volumes introduced lousy new characters who didn't belong in the story while being riddled with uninspired, lazy plots.

The 83rd chapter, where Griffith talks to the God of the Berserk universe, is a return to the former, happier time, when the series was still great. Never released with the Japanese collection because Miura feared it would give away too many future events, it tackles a tricky situation for any writer. Namely, when a character talks ...
Feb 6, 2018
This review is nothing but spoiler on this 17 page "chapter".


A good divergent supplement to the Berserk story line it also adds a new "Major" boss that may be the puppet master behind the entire series. I can see why Kentaro Miura didn't want to add it when he originally wrote it. The being that is that worlds possible "god" is a giant heart that has too many valves, with a ton of eyes in it's "body", damn these quotations, attached to a helix that has a whirlwind of emotions swirling around it like a hurricane. It saying that this visage is nothing but its ...
Aug 17, 2016
Unless you finished the golden age arc in the Berserk manga than you should NOT read this, go and read up until the Conviction arc than read this.

Story(9/10): The story is simple but as the summary implies this is an 1 on 1 conversation between Griffith and "God". You can't say much about what happens because its extremely short (1 chapter) without saying spoilers. Its an interesting conversation though.

Art(10/10): Its no real surprise really Berserk always had amazing high detailed art and its no difference with this.

Characters(7/10): Only two characters are in this Griffith an already established amazing character, and "God" who is never really ...


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