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The Darkest Manga: Berserk Discussion


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#1 Scrimsax

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 02:55 AM

Seriously, did anyone else on here read Berserk? I need to talk t someone about this series, now. Thoughts on what Guts really is, who the moon child is, whether the change of tone in the series is good or bad, is it ever going to end?

 

Or just freaking over how badass this series really is.


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Posted 12 April 2015 - 03:38 AM

I feel bad you didn't really get any responses

 

but somehow I kinda thought this would happen--it's just too dark for most people, I think. >_____>; (myself for sure... I don't need more dark/depressing things in my life, my life is depressing enough as it is, without fiction, lol)


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Posted 12 April 2015 - 03:43 AM

Thank you for reminding me I need to read this, I'll be back in a few hours.


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Posted 12 April 2015 - 03:49 AM

LOL and then Snow went off into the night to read one of the darkest manga ever


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Posted 12 April 2015 - 12:45 PM

I feel bad you didn't really get any responses

 

but somehow I kinda thought this would happen--it's just too dark for most people, I think. >_____>; (myself for sure... I don't need more dark/depressing things in my life, my life is depressing enough as it is, without fiction, lol)

Berserk is actually extremely popular. I've found that the less problems someone has in their life the more attracted they get to horror.

 

I recall reading the first chapter a few years ago, seeing Guts being raped by a demon or whatever, and went "yeah ok no."

 

I did watch the Golden Age movies because someone told me that's a better start...and ended up only really interested in the fight scenes anyway though.


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Posted 12 April 2015 - 06:50 PM

well I know it is, what I meant is that for the people who know about it but don't read it, it's probably because it's too dark/gruesome/etc.; didn't mean hardly anyone reads it because of that. sorry for the misunderstanding, I worded it poorly XP

 

 

I've found that the less problems someone has in their life the more attracted they get to horror.

 

maybe... this would make sense, but then again, humans don't consistently make sense, so idk, lol. it is kind of the resaon I don't expose myself to a lot of dark things: they're cool and all and it's a nice change of pace but if I'm being entertained, I don't want to be suffering as a part of that, generally, so I need a good amount of positive entertainment to balance out the negatives, or it actually affects my mental health a bit (e.g. those shows with bad endings or where everyone dies or crap)


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Posted 12 April 2015 - 06:57 PM

So far I'm liking it, though I've only reached chapter 4. It is dark as hell, and I actually felt uncomfortable reading it in broad daylight XD

Gutts seems cools, though I don't like the "don't help people" too much, and Puck is kinda annoying somethimes. Hope to be able to say more. (Also the brand looks kinda like the hunters mark from Bloodborne)
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Posted 13 April 2015 - 05:22 AM

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 12:38 AM

Berserk is honestly one of my favorite manga series. I haven't read it in years, but I know I made it through the Golden Age arc which honestly DESTROYED me emotionally. Haha. I was exhausted by the end of it. But then we got to the Conviction Arc and it was silly and awesome again. :)

 

Yeah, Volume 13 honestly wrecked the heck out of me and I couldn't read it again after a week or two. I made it up to Volume 20, I believe but I put it down and didn't go back to it for a long while.

 

It's such a good series and I highly recommend it, but it does get pretty absurd in the early story. :(


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