How similar are Farnese and Golden Age Casca?

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.

How Guts and Casca grew together – Part 2

Header image courtesy of ficpen. (Used with permission) Thank you! Casca is modelled after Guts in many respects. They are very alike, but somewhere also different, but in a way one complements the other. Casca is someone who knows what she wants, has her pride, goals and passions, is dutiful, strong, iron-willed and also good … Continue reading How Guts and Casca grew together – Part 2

Why did Guts leave the Hawks?

Assassination of General Julius and Adonis - Griffith's Fountain Speech - Guts and Casca falling off the Cliff. During these instances Guts has made different realizations, that - in combination - made him leave the Hawks. Casca played quite the role in this as well, even if you perhaps don't expect it first. We will explore this in this post!

“Guts doesn’t protect victims of violence” – or does he?!

Miura has painted Guts as the avenger of the weak from the very beginning. During the Golden Age, Miura already demonstrates to us how much Guts actually cares for those he considers family and in what lengths he sacrifices his own well-being to make sure they are safe. How exactly this plays out? Continue reading!

Why did Griffith sacrifice the Band of the Hawk?

What went on in Griffith's head right before the Eclipse? Was Griffith scared he would be abandoned again? Was he jealous of Guts and Casca? Reader arimii on Tumblr directed these questions to me on first read. Continue reading for the answers!

Embrace Your Softness

With this article, we will take a look at how Guts' attitude towards his own softheartedness changes throughout his life: from the delusioned boy that roamed the battlefield to survive to his edgy years as the black swordsman, his heart of gold was always shining through somewhere.

Who is Skull Knight and what is he planning?

To answer this question we must take a look at his origins and later examine his actions and function in the story. We will see that Skull Knight is strongly connected to those contesting fate giving us an insight how destiny and causality works in the world of Berserk. Early in the manga it is … Continue reading Who is Skull Knight and what is he planning?

Guts and Casca – finding Comfort in themselves

So I want to talk about the waterfall scene in the Golden Age a little. Okay so first, so why the hell would I be analyzing something like this? I think this scene says SO MUCH about both Guts’ and Casca’s personality and struggle. More than you maybe think, by just displaying gestures and facial … Continue reading Guts and Casca – finding Comfort in themselves

How the tree is a symbol of Guts’ state of mind

Trees often shows up in a few key scenes throughout Berserk and I never really thought much of it. But when you examine this more closely you find out some interesting things: As you can probably tell, the tree is healthy state and growing (except during his birth perhaps) throughout the golden age arc: During … Continue reading How the tree is a symbol of Guts’ state of mind