After a long hiatus Episode 360 has finally struck the Berserk fanbase. What happens in this episode is building up towards healing deep wounds, but also final battle preparations!
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?
The way SK has been portrayed in episode 359 was very suspicious. Why did Miura decide to depict him that way? Did he do that just to create a dramatic build-up, or is there something more behind it?
Let's face it: this website wouldn't be anything without you, the reader. An orchestra without an audience is empty and meaningless. When I created my tumblr blog about 3 years ago (this website followed shortly after that in the same year) I created it with a goal: To make people understand how deep and genius … Continue reading How you can help creating this website – and a book!
I really dig Schierke and Guts. They are my most favorite duo in any work of fiction. They are both rather introverted and thoughtful personalities capable of change and learning. The interaction between them seems very harmonious and trusting. I absolutely love reading about them evolving to such a wonderful and caring friendship. It’s no … Continue reading How does Guts feel about Schierke?
From the beginning in the Golden Age, Casca was first and foremost written as woman, her struggles mostly centering around her femininity. While one is free to criticize Miura for doing that, let's not forget the time and culture the Golden Age was written in: Japan in the 90s. His writing was ahead of its time. How and why? Find out in this article!
How did Guts and Casca connect throughout the Golden Age? With this I am analyzing their dynamic unfolding from the waterfall scene and beyond.
Guts is leaving the Hawks at their best. After all battles have been fought and the war has been won, no one truly needed his fighting power anymore, or maybe so he thought. To stop him, Casca calls Griffith to the scene, where they eventually would duel. How this duel plays out and what it says about the characters involved? Read more here!
This article is a practical breakdown of how Miura's drawing processes might look like: He goes through different stages and between each, he is copying/tracing his own drawings. Find out more here!
This perhaps seems like a stretch at first. BUT! There is a solid basis for this. You will see it once you carefully look at what is being depicted and in what order the events unfold. This post complements another article I've written here: Demon Infant, Moonlight Boy and Griffith - how do they relate? … Continue reading Why the Demon Infant was reborn during the Birth Ceremony