If chapter one established how grotesque and badass Berserk would be, then this is the one that shows just how tragic it truly is. Guts is on the road, but his constant battle against demons has left him wounded and tired. A curious and loyal Puck follows after him, despite Guts' best efforts to push… Continue reading Berserk Manga Review (Part 2): The Brand
I've talked about Berserk many times on this blog. It's one of my favorite stories of all time. Yet I realized that I haven't actually taken the time to review the original manga. I had plans to do it earlier. A few months ago, in fact. Except... well, you probably know what happened. Miura's passing… Continue reading Berserk Manga Review (Part 1): The Black Swordsman
Berserk isn't the most pleasant manga ever written. I know. A series about demons that will kill you and rape you being fought by the angriest dude ever isn't pleasant. It's a dark series that explores complex themes with deep characters that suffer from horrible problems. Which makes this little dude kind of baffling. Me:… Continue reading In Defense of Puck
R.I.P. Kentaro Miura. Your legacy will last forever. Yes! Holy fucking shit, yes he did! This motherfucker did everything wrong! #GriffithDidEverythingWrong Okay, now that that's out of my system, let's analyze the character. Griffith is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, one of the most hated manga characters of all time. And for good reason.… Continue reading Did Griffith Do Anything Wrong?
Berserk's anime run has been a rough one. The 90s anime was good, but it didn't last. The Golden Age movies were decent, but dragged down by an overabundance of inconsistent CGI. Then, for years, the Berserk anime just... vanished. Until this disaster came out. What's wrong with Guts? What's wrong with Schierke? What did… Continue reading Berserk 2016/17 Gives Me Clinical Depression