Visual parallels between Episode 359 and earlier Volumes


There are a few visual parallels I managed to make out in the newest episode. There isn’t going to be much explanatory text to this post, because anything beyond is not really the purpose of it.

To Volume 8 (Ball Scene)

To my surprise, there isn’t that much of a difference between those panels in the way Casca is drawn here actually. The context is also familiar.

To Volume 9 (Waterfall Scene)

“Parallelism is the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same; or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter. Parallelism examples are found in literary works as well as in ordinary conversations.” – Literarydevices.com

Kentaro Miura makes use of parallelism in his dialogue. Visual parallelism works in a very similar way: components, semantics or
composition of the imagery used are similar or the same. Berserk is full of it, too

To Volume 16 (Lost Children)

To Volume 23 (Winter Journey)

I am getting a strong feeling that part of the reason why Casca screams seeing Guts is because of his assault of her.

To Volume 24

It looks like Isidro is pulling the same move here to see how Casca reacts to it. This will allow him to train and get better.

To Volume 28 (Beach Scene)

This one is a bit far-fetched visually, honestly, but still worth a mention because the theme is also repeating.

The apostles in the background appear to be inspired by water or deep sea creatures. You can make out apostles that look similar to hagfish, a lamprey, there are two crab-likes, a hippo, and that bottom left apostle looks a bit like an angler fish without its glowing appendage.

There might be a connection to this and Guts contemplating how the roar of the sea is consuming him as he completely loses himself in the Berserker Armor. This might be one reason why Casca is so terrified of him – it’s like she is sensing that he started to lose his humanity. For context, the following pages happen when Berserker Guts faces the crocodiles and whale familiars on the beach before arriving at Vritannis.

This is also comparable to when Griffith turned into Femto during the Eclipse: he also expresses the feeling of sinking.

Also noteworthy is that Guts sinks down the ocean again (and almost drowning) during volume 33 when Casca went overboard the Seahorse.

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