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Discussion in 'Featured Manga of January 08' started by Kira Yamato, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. Kira Yamato Retired Staff

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    Berserk:


    One of the most popular seinen manga ever, Berserk is a dark fantasy manga by mangaka Kentaro Miura.



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    Volumes: 32+ Volumes
    Scantlators: Binktopia, Evil Genius, Franky House, Gods-Hand
    Genre: Action, Horror, Low Fantasy
     
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  2. ~Shin~

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    My thoughts on Berserk:

    When I first started reading this manga, I thought it was a little slow and thought the gore was somewhat unnecessary. But as I got further and further into the manga, this turned into one of the most well crafted stories I have read. It all started in the Golden Age arc which to this day is my favorite arc in all of manga. Muira does a fantastic job not only on the art (some of the most detailed art) but the overall storytelling and the way he builds on to the depth of his characters is simply put, astounding. What starts off as a somewhat simple story turns into a complex plot with many twists that add much elaborate effect to the quality of the manga. Not to mention Berserk has probably one of the most badass character in fiction (Gutts).

    All I will say to newcomers is that don't get turned off by the pace of the first couple or so volumes nor the excessive gore/violence. It's much deeper than it lets off to be and once you get into it, it's a wonderfully done manga.

    This is tied with Monster for my all time favorite manga so I highly recommend this to everyone.
     
  3. Grandmaster Kane

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    Im still kinda new to it

    Im only half way thru volume 6

    It is a good story thou
     
  4. mfair4d

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    Do you know where all of berserk can be found? (of course you do)
    I've only managed to read the first few volumes.
     
  5. Jackal

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    this looks like a manga worth while. ill have to check it out.
     
  6. ~Shin~

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    #lurk

    or

    couldn't move a muscle

    or

    stoptazmo.com

    or

    Pimping project on NF.
     
  7. ryne11

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    You can read Berserk Online here, though the first few volumes have some Engrish
    Shouten no Jutsu

    I first though Berserk was all hype, but when I went in further I felt that, with all the hype surrounding it, that the manga didn't get enough hype about it, considering how awesome it is.

    It just sucks that we have to wait a month+ for 1 chapter. It is so much better not to have to wait and be able to read it all at once



    Perhaps this is why Naruto receives so much hate on this site :pek
    Waiting 1week plus instead of having all chapters available
    (Though Naruto is shit compaired to berserk, and i would rather read 1 Volume of Berserk than the entire current naruto manga series)
     
  8. AbnormallyNormal

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    berzerk is great from beginning to now. i actually prefer the early volumes to the golden era part, because they have more intense action and gutts is more "in control" of himself and has more understanding of whats really going on and what he has to do.
     
  9. Aokiji

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    Berserk=masterpiece.
     
  10. Yoburi

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    Berserk=Rape scenes
     
  11. Yamato-takeru

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    Berserk can't be compared with mediocre mangas. :pek
    Even good ones have to kneel before the epicness of Gutts and his adventures.

    It's one of the very best mangas all-time!
     
  12. Dream Brother

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    The only manga I've ever read that's as good or better than Berserk is Monster. Berserk is just brilliant all around -- art, characters, plot, scope, themes, tone, etc. Masterpiece.
     
  13. Caitlyn Jenner

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    Theirs atleast one in every volume.
     
  14. Red

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    When i first started reading berserk I thought it was too gory for no goddamn reason. But I stuck to it and found out the suffering and all the pain is there fore a reason it's a spoiler so you have to read it yourself to find out. I stayed for the artwork and characters. He really put a lot of effort in to them, the characters are just too complex and well put together everyone ranging from the old band of the hawks to gutts ad his crew, even the side characters are awesome . My favorite to arcs are the Moth loli ( I nearly cried at the end ;_;) and the Griffith reborn arcs.

    I recommend it for anyone thats looking for a solid long read.
    Spoiler:
    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PE22PP4lKw[/YOUTUBE]
     
  15. Fist-Of-Lightning

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    Berserk is just awsome, masterpiece its just almost too good the only thing i dont like in the serie is DEMON RAPE "oh the horror" i feel sorry for those poor women
     
  16. Sasori

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    Berserk is defintely one of my favourite mangas. A real break from Shounen.
     
  17. Goodfellow

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    If you can stomach it, you should read it. It's a great story, one of the best I've read:nod
     
  18. Sasori

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    The only manga I've liked as much as Berserk is Gantz. I hope that puts things in perspective.
     
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    i think the reason berserk is so awesome is because the author takes enormous amount of time to do each chapter and you can tell its like his entire life is this manga. he really commits 100% to it and it means everything to him
     
  20. Sasori

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    He better not die before the end :pek
     
  21. Aokiji

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    I'd feel the urge to die. :D: (not commit suicide, to die :pek)
     
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    So few topics, what a shame.
     
  23. JBarnz008

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    Man Berserk is something else, it has the whole package, well a least for me. I'm currently on Vol.22 and I'm still reading I'll try to stay away from the threads in this section before I get spoiled.
     
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    Yea, stay away cos there is alot of spoilerific material posted in them. I should know because I'm the main contributor :awesome
     
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    Loved this manga. Had 3 all nighterss reading it.
     
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    i was thinking of checking out this series, but how many volumes does it have? or has it ended?
     
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    ^ 33 volumes and still ongoing.
     
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    Lovin' that, I never want it to end. :cry
     
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    For some wierd reason Berserk has always made Conan pop up in my head - as in the barbaric Cimmerian created by Robert E. Howard. I think it's mainly due to the gore and darkness of the series, but I enjoy both :)
     
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    Do not speak of such evil. :pek

    I had an extreme Berserk marathon on onemanga. It is evil they automatically lead you to the next chapter and the next you can't stop. :pek And once you got to the big flashback arc there's no stopping :pek

    It is a good thing that i had this many chapters to read at one go though, but now i shall suffer the eternal wait of the next release.
     
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