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?

How you can help creating this website – and a book!

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!

How does Guts feel about Schierke?

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?

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!