Fate & Causality: Why was the Lost Chapter removed?

If we take a look at how causality and fate are defined, the Idea of Evil as described in the Lost Chapter raises a lot of questions. With this article i'm going to dig into the reasons why the Lost Chapter was removed and depict an alternative model that I believe Miura has chosen in its place.

Announcement at Hakusensha: A New Beginning

Berserk's publisher Hakusensha is currently onto something. As discovered by reddit user u/BigChungusUserlol in this reddit post Hakusensha recently registered the domain dai-berserk-ten.com. The website is currently password-protected which indicates that it is still being set up. A quick whois lookup reveals that Berserk's publisher is indeed its registrant and that it was created just … Continue reading Announcement at Hakusensha: A New Beginning

Power Dynamics & Abuse in Berserk

Emotional abuse or violence is mostly about maintaining power and control over someone, usually for completely selfish purposes. It goes far beyond of just being rude and mean to someone else. It's a sum of repeating actions for a specific purpose, like stroking your own ego. I see a lot of aspects in Berserk that … Continue reading Power Dynamics & Abuse in Berserk

How does the Astral World work?

Kentaro Miura has a very well defined vision on how the Astral World functions and how it interacts with the physical world. Because it is so intricate I suspect he is projecting many of his views on how the world works into this. First of all, there appear to be two major realms: astral and … Continue reading How does the Astral World work?