After a long hiatus Episode 360 has finally struck the Berserk fanbase. What happens in this episode is building up towards healing deep wounds, but also final battle preparations!
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!
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.
A few visual parallels I managed to make out in the newest episode.
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.
In this article, I will dig into Casca's mind and intentions and make a couple of observations from there. We can find out a few things about the direction Berserk will take from this point onward. What does Casca know about her current situation?The Eclipse - What does Casca remember so far?What exactly about Guts … Continue reading What does Casca know and what will she do? [Episode 359]
Do you think we’ll ever get another love scene between Guts and Casca? I hope they’re able to reconcile and heal from their trauma together. It seems like from the current episode (note: episode 359) that Casca isn’t consciously deciding to react like that to Guts (she very well may feel guilty for her ptsd, … Continue reading Will Guts and Casca get back together romantically? [Episode 359 Spoilers]
Casca is back! This is such an amazing thing to see. People are worried about the state of Guts and Casca in this chapter; but as I will show you - the fact they cannot see each other is challenge, but they both still care for and understand each other. In my opinion, this is … Continue reading Back on the Battlefield! [Episode 359 Spoilers]