Analysis of Episode 363 [Spoilers]

Berserk 363 is out and Miura is back with another fairly interesting chapter! It contained quite a long comedic relief stretch, which I hope will turn out to have a purpose in Isidro's development as a character. However, it does have a few things to say about the inhabitants of Elfhelm — but we'll get … Continue reading Analysis of Episode 363 [Spoilers]

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.

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!