Berserk

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Equus

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Sep 22, 2007
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So I started reading Berserk again and I cannot believe how good it is after all these years.

It has everything that a young male would be interested in: blood, gore, sex, weapons and a gritty protagonist.

It started in 1989 and you can just tell that the quality of the manga has improved as time goes by. Shame that the mangaka takes such a long time, but then again quality over quantity and its sure as heck has good re-read value.

Anybody else read it or watched it? I think they're making a series of movies, produced by WB Pics, to cover the different arcs to be released in Sept 2012.
 

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cynical

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Dec 18, 2009
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Peaked at the end of the anime, which I probably watch every 6 months cos it's so good.

Haven't read the manga in a year and a half, just too much filler, too much magic. It's still the best thing ever but I wish the guy would produce more than 2 a year.
 

Equus

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Peaked at the end of the anime, which I probably watch every 6 months cos it's so good.

Haven't read the manga in a year and a half, just too much filler, too much magic. It's still the best thing ever but I wish the guy would produce more than 2 a year.
After a while you lose interest. I revisited the manga 4 times in the course of 8 years.
 

Equus

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I watched the original series years ago. 2006 or something.
I only recently watched the "movies" one.
I think the best move is to watch the series then the two movies then the manga. Either way, I think you'll still enjoy it. :)
 

Gethelred

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I've watched the anime only the once, and I will not touch the manga until he finishes it.

My problem is that while an awful lot of the fiction I enjoy - Dark Souls, for example, among any number of different Japanese fiction that Berserk inspired - is inspired by Berserk, I cannot even do so much as think of Griffith without getting angry and wanting to break him as brutally as possible. In a way, the anime - the 1997-98 version - was nigh perfect; it ended in such a spot and a way as to ensure the most unforgettable fictional experience of my entire life. I am simultaneously fascinated and repelled by the idea of reading it or rewatching it. I acknowledge its unbelievable quality even as I despise the characters, the world and the artist to a certain extent.

Mixed feelings is an understatement to how I feel about this work of fiction, which to a certain extent denotes its quality.
 

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