I see this question being asked on social media rather frequently. Let's start this post with an analogy: When a team develops software, it usually has a name. However, while the name, branding or overall function of the software stays the same, it evolves: the scope grows, features and functionality are added to it. As … Continue reading Are Griffith and Femto the same Person?
Digging into Serpico's development and motivations as a character: How does his background reflect on his actions?
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
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!
Farnese's character was shook and burnt down a couple of times before she eventually ended up joining Guts on his travels. She mostly invoked the change on her own during rebirth scene, but through Guts' subtle guidance after she joined him she found purpose and meaning. How this happened you can read in this article!
One of the main reason Guts is one of the sexiest (if not the sexiest) fictional characters ever created is that he appears to be a complex and passionate personality with deep emotions and complex motives. His sex-appeal also lays in the combination of his personality, body language and appearance. While his looks definitely are enthralling, it's really only the frosting on the cake!
I feel like the reason why Casca screams seeing Guts in chapter 359 is similar, yet different from chapter 355. There, it was somehow somewhere connected to Griffith and completely losing her dream of being something invaluable Griffith. In chapter 359 however... it becomes clear to us why she really is having this kind of reaction on seeing Guts.