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!
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 Rebirth Ceremony
In this post I'm going to dive deeper into the origins of the Demon Infant and how and why he changed into the Moonlight Boy - and we're going to find out why him assuming human form actually makes a lot of sense, and that Femto is actually possessing his body.
This post is going into (almost) every detail for anyone who dares imitating his art and writing: I'm going to dig into the tools he uses, his planning process and how the visual means he uses affect the reader on an emotional level. It will also show you why exactly both Miura's art and writing is one of a kind.
Short answer is: a lot. Their goals and motivations are so alike Miura even reused almost the same dialog in some spots. Casca and Farnese both struggle(d) to get closer to their idols, Griffith and Guts, respectively, but there are still a few small, but important differences.
Taking a look at the art in previous arcs and compare it to newer ones. Given the recent interview by Natalie Comics, we'll find out the reason why the style has changed recently is the involvement of his assistants!
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!
A few visual parallels I managed to make out in the newest episode.