I just realized Guts set sail on 11 August 2006.
Just wanted to share this realization with you, /a/.
When's Skull Knight going to join the Black Sword Pirates?
inb4 Miura dies
How do I deal with this?
How do you guys deal with this? I had heard jokes about Guts leaving the boat, but I never realized he's been on it for 8 years.
What's happened in the meantime, and how many chapters were published in this meantime?
He will die giving guts a chance to kill a major apostate
47 chapters in 8 years
I don't know about you but this shit is making me BERSERK!
What do they do in the boat?
I don't follow the manga, but I am curious as to what can possibly happen. Where are they even headed?
they fight a giant sea god
have a pirate battle with a ghost ship
go though some character drama
berserk? yeah, uh, i remember that i guess. not that good though, the new hot thing is pissing lolis
Could be worse. They could have been doing flashbacks.
Guys, the ending is that he set sails on the boat.
That's how it ends.
It ends with a Nice Boat.
>Guts got on the boat the same year I started highschool.
oh and theyre headed to fairy island so they can drop off one of the main characters in preparation for the final batttle because she is so mentily scared after "that" happens she can only smile and make noises
theyve been prepping for the final battle for over a decade
a decade let it sink in
Yeah, about that.
they do that too
>wait endlessly for a new chapter
>it just recaps the series
Spoiled little brats.
I think most of us gave up on the series after the movies were a complete flop. I mean really, those were some shitty shitty movies and we all expected it to reignite some of the hype for the series.
I honestly just don't care anymore. In my mind the series ended with Griffith as king and Guts learning to settle down with his new group of friends.
8 years ago. I doubt there's even a hundred anons that have been browsing /a/ since then.
A couple of berserk fans have died in these years, waiting for it to end.
Does he at least become king of the pirates?
I feel your pain
>bringing up the deaths of anons
Don't be that guy.
>implying they aren't clutching a behilit.
>8 years ago. I doubt there's even a hundred anons that have been browsing /a/ since then.
i imagine there's quite a lot actually. i know i have at least
None of you heard that he'll finally be continuing it after Giganto?
Is that confirmed? I swear I saw that post on a shōnen forum.
We all heard that, but there's 4 chapters left of that, and they come out one every two weeks so it's still two months and a half until the next Berserk Chapter.
And he's probably going to release 3 or 4 before going in another hiatus.
>implying any of you people would still be alive to see Berserk end
>I doubt there's even a hundred anons that have been browsing /a/ since then.
Easily far more than that, where do you think the Haruhi fans come from?
Unfortunately there's just 100 times as many people who haven't been here for even 8 months
Why are the hiatus's so long anyway?
Surely Idolmaster can't take up this much time.
man, it's really been 7 years since I last read a chapter? time flies
>Unfortunately there's just 100 times as many people who haven't been here for even 8 months
>implying miura will outlive me
he's busy constantly attending various boat conventions
that would actually make a bitter but sweet ending. If miura doesn't want to work on Berserk anymore he should just do that. a 40 page chapter where you see Griffith ruling his kingdom with apostles and humans living in harmony. The God Hand are kept in their own physical domain as they're not "evil" to fuck shit up on purpose, but they exist because humans are assholes.
Guts sees Elfheim as another peaceful kingdom and lives with his new friends in peace. Weather Casca regains her sanity, it doesn't matter because they are living in a peaceful place.
Skull Knight continues to hunt down each and every God Hand member.
Do it Miura, let your fans be at peace.
It's either you or him
If me going caused Berserk to update properly I'd probably an hero for all of you.
What of the lurking ticking bomb that is the hound?
I think Miura's gotten bored with it or is at some impasse over deciding where to take the story.
He's been really dragging his feet on what happens when they get to Elfheim, hence we had a long focus on Griffon taking out the giant tree-looking king and the plane-merging event, and also guts and co.'s little side-story island adventure. I guess he's been pondering several paths, maybe wondering if he's written himself into a corner because shit just keeps getting worse and worse for Guts all the time and his task is seeming to become all but impossible at this point.
The elf king separates the wolf persona from the armor because magic.
Guts has ego death. Suddenly he's a shell of a man.
Fuck that ending, and fuck you.
The only foreseeable ending is Guts killing Griffith, or being killed while trying. We may negotiate any good end for Guts after he kills Griffith.
You will be remembered always.
Guts kills Griffith, his sword becomes the wolf and final boss.
I can see him doing a lot of world building considering the world transformation happened.
Is there any finer allegory for the anime industry than the fact that Miura is too busy with Idol Master to work on Berserk?
I hope that's the case, and I hope that he finds a way out. I'm willing to wait. God help me if it's just Miura being a dick.
>griffith falls over and dies because power of friendship, the godhand is forced from the physical world
>guts becomes possessed and the ultimate evil through the armor
>the power of friendship stops him but he dies as the armor is destroyed
>everyone else lives happily ever after, isidro and schierke get a fucking chapter or two in the post finale timeskip, cured caska grieving 5ever
Making up literally literal shit like this is a lot of fun, I honestly couldn't care less if Miura doesn't finish it, only that he does it well if he does.
I don't care much anymore, or rather I've basically shut down any expectation of a decent release pace. I am however grateful to have started reading this series years ago.
People get understandably upset at the interminable hiatuses and the wait and the possibility of Miura dying before he finishes his story, etc. But still. It's about the (neverending) journey, rather than the destination.
Would you permanently erase all memories of Berserk if you could? I wouldn't.
I loved almost everything if not all of Berserk and I wouldn't trade that for anything, even if it means that I never get to see the story's conclusion.
Characters like Guts, Griffith, Casca, Rosine, Farnese, etc. are all a little part of me now and I can only thank Miura for that.
What if Miura stopped wasting so much time on overdetailed backgrounds and just started focusing on the story instead? Hell, I wouldn't even mind if he went full Kubo just for the sake of finally progressing this manga. Seriously, the backgrounds are what killed Berserk because they are probably the main reason Miura is so fucking burnt out on it. It's just incredibly time consuming and ultimately doesn't add much to the manga.
he makes idolmaster?
shit we're done for i guess moe is more populr than gar nowdays
What a quality post
Fuck you, I like Berserk but it's just pointless now. I gave up 2 years ago for good reason.
Same for me. My point is that memories of an unfinished series are still worth it.
i don't know which is worse. The fact that Berserk has been on hiatus for so long, or there's not enough people creating hentai of Berserk because the art is too good.
Here is a funny thing for you:
I heard boat jokes in 2008 but I didnt read manga then.
Ive started to read it in 2012, today is 2014 and I still hear boat jokes.
>Humans and apostles living in harmony
Figured this was a good a place as any to ask
I just watched the first 25 episodes of the anime but I didn't see any more (Was just doing this on Youtube though)
Are there any more episodes or what?
there are 3 other films pleb watch them
Will Thorfinn arrive in Vinland before Guts gets off the boat?
Just want to remind you that the end of Muira's current project conicides with the release of the new Idolm@ster game.
Just thought you should all know ;_;
So I watched the anime adaptation of Berserk a while back, I remember what happens clearly. So I want to read the manga, should I really start from the first chapter or skip after the golden age?
in the berserk universe only a week have passed.
The anime is shit, manga so much better
just read it all
No, there's only one chapter left.
You'll be pining for more chapters soon enough, regardless of your choice.
Read them all.
No there isn't. There are like, 1-2 chapters left, and I'm fairly certain it's only 1.
We simply haven't gotten translations past 2, is all
Slammed my palms on my desk/10
Would rage again.
So does that mean 2 to 4 weeks before we figure out if he's going to continue with berserk?
Pretty much. Though I wouldn't be surprised if at the end of the last chapter we got no new info on Berserk at all
I just finished reading it last moth, I read through it in a few days, so I'm pretty new to hearing about this hiatus crap. How many times has he done this and is he just not interested in Berserk or what?
10/10 made me die of laughter.
Wanting to see the ending of Berserk is one of the reasons I still get up in the morning.
>How many times has he done this.
He releases batches of 2-4 chapters (once every 2 weeks) and then spends X amount of months before publishing his next batch.
Miura has a passion for Berserk. It's just that he tends to be a perfectionist. One fuck up and he does an entire page over, essentially. And if I'm not mistaken, he does everything by hand, with ink
Does he have any assistants?
>X amount of months
Isn't the counter at 12 about now?
start with berserk prototype chapter
I want Griffith to kill Guts. It's all his fault anyways.
>i'm sorry guts, but the elves are on another island
>Surely Idolmaster can't take up this much time.
There's a new one coming out in May.
Fuck you I can actually imagine this happening.
Im at volume 22. skull night is an elf yes?
It's implied he's Gaiseric (sp?), since he was supposed to have skull armor as well.
the author will die and you will never read berserk again how do you feel?
At least I won't suffer anymore.
How good is bererk and should I read it? I only saw the anime a while ago and never got around to reading the manga.
It's really good and you should read it right now
I've never watched the anime should I jump straight to the manga?
It's great. The ride never ends.
Just read it
Just read it
Okay I'll start now. Thanks
Yes, the anime just covers the first major arc of the manga, you won't miss anything.
Zodd is Guts' dad
Go fuck yourself, hope Guts open Griffith faggy face apart.
Just 2 years and 7 months more to celebrate decade of sailing.
the ride never begins
that's around a month before i started coming here. Guts has been on the boot longer than I've been on /a/, oh fuck i can't stop laughing.
i Often fantazie that the manga author Miura had children that could take over the manga.
its wierd. i dont ever fantazie about any other Manga author.
Miura is special but he has no women or children.
if i ever became wealthy i would create a time machine and send a 10/10 woman back in time to marry him
so he could have children that could later take over the manga.
i hate japanese society sometimes
The very potential and never ending journey of berserk is what make me love it.
its no longer painfull or even sad if the manga ends
it is still in my eyes and many others as the Best manga out.
Mad because Griffith Fucked Casca better than Guts did? Get over it Guts fag.
It would probably end with him having even less time to work on manga due to being a family man.
Is that actually correct, can someone confirm?
I don't think I've even read Berserk by that date and I definitely read it before the boat shit.
The only thing made Berserk good is that Miura's life was shit.
Ever since his life has been alright/good/idolmaster Berserk has been boat+shit.
Go back to /v/ fag.
You go back to /v/ fag.
Guts is just pissed that he wasn't raped by Griffith. If Griffith just gave Guts the dick he was craving for, this whole situation could of been prevented.
i will never thank miura enough for creating berserk, so fuking inspiring is one of the reason why i am in japan trying to became a mangaka, if my story will be half good as his i will die happy. doesnt matter if he doesnt finish it, every single drawing and speech is so good only an idiot would complain
A Gaijin being a Mangaka is really difficult, good luck man.
Berserk is the reason why I started working out. I want to become more like Griffith.
yeah s gonna be hard someone told its 90%luck 10%talent even for a japanese, but we live to follow our dreams anyway. FIND WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY AND LET IT KILL YOU
what if Guts and Casca exchanged roles during the eclipse?
>Guts gets raped by Femto
>Casca goes crazy and loses an eye and her arm
>Skull knight rescues them
>Casca is still pregnant
>Guts is retarded
>Pregnant Casca has to protect retarded Guts
Would you still read Berserk?
It wouldn't work. Casca couldn't control a retard Guts because of his strength.
Would be better than the shit we have now. Inb4 fujoshit.
Either that or he announces that he is ending the manga that way beause at least we can stop suffering.
fuck. you're right.
>Would you still read Berserk?
>want to read Berserk
>realize it's 300+ chapters
>read first chapter
>it's around 100 pages
I don't think I can handle this.
Is that Ciaran
That would just make it more interesting.
>pregnant casca in berserker armor
>instead of a wolf, it's a giant talking fetus
>a pregnant woman is always more dangerous than a man protecting his girlfriend/wife
>retarded guts grows out his hair and becomes less muscular
I just want freedom 20 years an 20 fucking years
The early volumes were unusual. He didn't even start counting until "Episode" 001 as the third entry into the fifth volume.
From the fifth volume on, chapters have had around 20 pages each.
Some years pass
Guts' boat runs aground,
Only to have bones of the what was once it's crew
I remember when berserk had a decent release rate
I also used to read Psyren and Gantz before the katastrophe arc when this was going on
Guts and Griffith are never going to fight for one of two reasons.
Reason A: Miura would die before he would be able to properly write such a finale because we are so far away from it taking place now narrative-wise. We might see Guts leaving Casca and heading back, but he will never reach Griffith. It would take at the very least, two decades of time at the current pace.
Reason B: There is no point in having them fight again. The story would fit a very nice niche if it ended with Guts giving up his quest for his, and everyone else's, good. Guts was never a man to make such a massive grudge his life's goal and he has gotten over his angsty "OMG ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD AND MY LOVER IS A RETARD" phase and has returned to his normal persona: a collected man that never really wanted to fight.
Talking berserker fetus buddy comedy time?
I find it highly amusing how Owen is one of the only characters who aren't entirely clueless about Guts.
I also found it strange that no one remembered his name. Obviously tales about him have gotten around since Isidro heard stories of how Guts killed a hundred people in one night. They knew his rank and what army he belonged to but not his name. It would be understandable if he didn't have some important rank but he was one of the commanders.
One of the reasons why I liked the chapter where his party spoke a bit about the raid leader (?) of the Band of the Hawk.
>tfw you have a tumor in your stomach and you will die before berzerk ends
at least i have jojo
I'll pour one out for you, anon. God bless you.
Wow, even american comic book artists work faster.
Though to be fair they go through like ten artists in that time.
From a global point of view(the whole world) Griffith staying as king and uniting monsters and humans together is the best outcome.
Then again Griffith is a jealous manchild who deserves death.
I could see a different kind of bitter sweet ending where Guts kills Griffith and is demonized as the being of pure evil that murdered the benevolent savior of the realm.
If he himself doesn't die during the fight then he has to live the rest of his life on the run from both apostles and humans who both want him dead for killing their king.
True, it's still a bit sad how Miura is tolerated so much. 47 chapters in 8 years is 6 chapters a year... less even.
Not to mention most chapters are less than 20 pages.
So in 8 years he drew less than 1000 pages...
>Guts kills Griffith
>Griffith is now Falconia's founding myth
>Griffith's death was needed for the everlasting peace, his ambition now complete
best possible ending
also, if human sin created an evil god, could it have created a good one?
A new generation of people will have been born and raised into adulthood before Guts gets of the boat.
>skip golden age
nigga that's the best part of the manga
everything else is "I'm gotsu, but you can call me gotsu the demon killer! Has a nice ring to it don't you think?"
>Then again Griffith is a jealous manchild who deserves death.
if sacrificing others makes him a demon
sacrificing hinself would make him a angel?
or something like it
>I also used to read Psyren and Gantz before the katastrophe arc when this was going on
Are you the guy that said he started highschool the same year that Gut's got on the boat? Because I think we're the same fucking person.
>uniting monsters and humans together
Only reason it's worked thus far is because of his massive war machine. You can only sustain the apostles so long with feeding them prisoners.
i'm watching Berserk right now and i'm on 9th episode. so far i like it but it's nothing special. 7/10.
just curious, what do you think about this anime? is it good or really good? or bad
The 2013 trilogy is better.
Manga is in an entirely different league.
>Then again Griffith is a jealous manchild who deserves death.
You don't know what Griffith real drive for his actions. He never truly says his reasons. Maybe he wants to make the world a better place.
yeh sorry i just watch anime, i just can't get into manga
>Watching the anime
Read the manga. Anime is alright and I'd probably still watch it but pales in comparison to the manga.
>yeh sorry i just watch anime, i just can't get into manga
How is it even possible to be this much of a pleb?
My first reading of Berserk was in 2009. Stopped at v28. I'm rereading it now to the latest chapter. I'm worried I came back too soon.
Griffith will bring balance to the world. A guts will ruin it for his selfish revenge.(people forget that Guts deep down is not a good person). And the world continue the same formula over again. Crating new "Griffiths" and new "Guts." New death and new despair. Or at least that how I picture the ending being like.
no idea, i just get bored fast no matter what am i reading. i just cant get into it. i want to just sit down and watch anime on tv screen.
I've honestly just stopped giving a fuck about Berserk at this point. I'm also probably going to just pretend that Hunter x Hunter is finished after the anime finishes airing too.
Create your own sparks, anon.
What if Berserk ends with Griffith sacrificing the entire world to defeat Guts
Guts' is gonna get an army of wizards.This will make crushing Falconia and all the inhabitants a trivially easy matter, and come as quite a shock to Guts, but it must be done to reverse the blending of the two realms.
Griffiths doesn't care/ need to sacrifice anything to kill Guts. He's already far more powerful. If anyone is going to sacrifice the world, it's Guts.
>I just realized Guts set sail on 11 August 2006
Woah what the fuck
I just made it to that chapter yesterday, and there are like only 5 chapters more for me to read.
Is a new chapter even going to be released at this point?
>The ride never ends.
Thanks, /a/non...thanks for reminding me...
>If anyone is going to sacrifice the world, it's Guts.
Except Griffith already did that in order to become reborn in the physical realm.
I must have forgotten something. What do you mean.?
That arc with the inquisition? While Guts was trying not to be killed by fucking angels the church was busy sacrificing mass amounts of people. During Guts strugle he set some fires. The fires spread and the mark of sacrifice was burned into the countryside.
At the same moment griffith had been manipulating this tiny egg shaped guy into sacrificing the entire world, inexchange the little guy would become "the egg of the millenium", basically becoming the world itself. This is why suddenly dragons and apostles are fucking everywhere. They basically changed the world into a fantasy realm, hence the new arc's name, "Fantasia Arc".
Its hard to not have anything but respect for Miura. I really hope he doesn't die.
Guts will never defeat Griffith. Berserk manga will never be finished.
The ends justify the means is a dangerous position to take.
Too bad you won't be able to see the end of JoJolion.
Wouldn't work. Femto raped Casca for two reasons: to punish her, and more importantly, to punish Guts. Doesn't he look straight at Guts frequently during the Eclipse? Raping Guts would just piss him off, not break his mind.
Is this a parody translation? source?
oh god is that angemon
I liked the anime. But that is due to one of the best source materials ever written in manga history. That being said: read the fucking manga already and thank me later - your inability to get into manga won't even pop out. Yes the story and art ist that great. But don't forget, the ride never ends.
On the other hand, the 2013 adaptation was ok but butchered too much of the story and the overuse of CG made it prety mediocre.
You just can't get into the real joy and pain of Berserk during those short movies, much left untold and details left out. You can only appreciate its entitiy through the manga.
You skipped about a third of the manga. Griffith is reborn from the egg guy via casca's corrupted fetus, and does his shit, and when he killed ganashka for turning on cheat mode, he used the skull knight's rip in spacetime to merge the realms.
>Implying that Griffith's demon cock wouldn't make him lose his mind from pleasure.
>tfw all /a/ threat end up talking about cocks
The fuck man
I felt the same way about a month ago.. But it's worth it imo. What sucks is when you finally reach chapter 333, you feel this dark void..
I really hope Berserk continues. It at least deserves a proper ending