Analysis of Berserk Episode 361 [Spoilers]

This episode is well-paced and impresses with great environments and intricate art. I really love the little banter between the characters so it was quite a fun read as well. What exactly happens in this episode? Read further!

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?

Does Skull Knight have his own Agenda? [Spoilers]

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?

Why Casca is an amazing and well-written Female Character

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!

Analyzing The Morning Departure

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!

Why the Demon Infant was reborn during the Birth Ceremony

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