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Guts the Black Swordsman has again donned the accursed Berserker armor, and he'll need all its unholy power to battle the titanic Sea God - from the inside! As the creature takes on an army of beautiful merrow, Guts plunges deep within the God to find its sole vulnerability and pierce its living heart. But even if he can manage this impossible task deep within the leviatha Guts the Black Swordsman has again donned the accursed Berserker armor, and he'll need all its unholy power to battle the titanic Sea God - from the inside! As the creature takes on an army of beautiful merrow, Guts plunges deep within the God to find its sole vulnerability and pierce its living heart. But even if he can manage this impossible task deep within the leviathan, how will Guts get back out?


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Guts the Black Swordsman has again donned the accursed Berserker armor, and he'll need all its unholy power to battle the titanic Sea God - from the inside! As the creature takes on an army of beautiful merrow, Guts plunges deep within the God to find its sole vulnerability and pierce its living heart. But even if he can manage this impossible task deep within the leviatha Guts the Black Swordsman has again donned the accursed Berserker armor, and he'll need all its unholy power to battle the titanic Sea God - from the inside! As the creature takes on an army of beautiful merrow, Guts plunges deep within the God to find its sole vulnerability and pierce its living heart. But even if he can manage this impossible task deep within the leviathan, how will Guts get back out?

30 review for Max Factory figma Berserk Guts Berserker armor Ver.Limited Action Figure

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bradley

    Just as I saw someone reading Berserk on my feed, I was overcome with an overwhelming desire to pick up where I left off as I was reading this series. It generally takes a long time to add new episodes... like one a month, so it became a test of patience. That's ISN'T to say this isn't a fantastic read. It very much was and is. The artwork is extremely detailed, rich, and the story is gut-wrenching, tragic, and as full of heart as it is full of pain. I'm not going back to re-read the entire series Just as I saw someone reading Berserk on my feed, I was overcome with an overwhelming desire to pick up where I left off as I was reading this series. It generally takes a long time to add new episodes... like one a month, so it became a test of patience. That's ISN'T to say this isn't a fantastic read. It very much was and is. The artwork is extremely detailed, rich, and the story is gut-wrenching, tragic, and as full of heart as it is full of pain. I'm not going back to re-read the entire series at this point, but my god... what a ride it is. For anyone who watched the anime, it stops soooo early in comparison to the full terror and loss. This LATE in the story, we're just passing the sea god, the huge battle of a sea monster versus tons of mermaids and a single man in demon armor. Guts. But it's the last chapter that sets us up for the truly freaky setup. Epic setup. Falcon, the helix worldtree, and enough big bads to remake the world. :) One thing is clear: these mangas are something truly special. A labor of love.

  2. 5 out of 5

    توفيق عبد الرحيم

    Farnese : Ahh yes This is how the world is , It's like i only just noticed something that was in front of me all this time How true does this sound ? how many of us have the solution to all their worries and needs all that you ever wanted from life and you are just blind to it or you choose to be blind Farnese went through that process learning about magic she started from scratch from not being able to see elves to being able to use her astral form and then do rituals and heal wounds. The last Farnese : Ahh yes This is how the world is , It's like i only just noticed something that was in front of me all this time How true does this sound ? how many of us have the solution to all their worries and needs all that you ever wanted from life and you are just blind to it or you choose to be blind Farnese went through that process learning about magic she started from scratch from not being able to see elves to being able to use her astral form and then do rituals and heal wounds. The last volume (for me since i will wait for the series to be done before i continue reading it) First Featured the rescue of Guts and then the healing processes and then yeah you guessed it the disappearance of the mysterious child one more time the cutest shooting star in existence period lol actually the kid riding upon that branch near the moon reminded me of the last scene in a Russian novel Master and Margareta when Pontius Pilate died and found a road to the moon where Jesus was waiting for him and they went together for a walk i cant remember the scene perfectly but i think that's how it happened. So back to the matter at hand Shierke thinks this kid might be a manifestation of the elf king come to check guts out and his group before he welcomes them on the island. Then we move to a blast from the past an old story about Guts before he joins the band of the hawk The old Mercenary : Someday somewhere you might meet some war buddies and for him ... them. it'd be kind of worth it to put your life on the line for them Well at least that's what he said before he betrayed Guts lol Guts was captured in a war where the mercenary band that he is part off lost and is being sent to be used as hard labor , Where he meets this old man (who i come to hate later) who pretends to help guts to escape and then uses Guts's escape as a distraction and escapes himself Guts is then caught and sent to a cell where he teaches us that eating demonic tentacles isn't the baddest thing you can eat Poor rat Enters the prettiest elf we have seen so far the flower spirit elf who heals Guts of all his wounds thus helping him with his fight with the son of the castle lord. And guts didn't miss the chance of doing what everyone dreams of doing to people with cute cheeks lol Enters Rickert and the daughter of the blacksmith will Griffith recruit Rickert to his cause ? i think this would be a deathblow to Guts since he was stupid enough to never tell Rickert what really happened in the night of the eclipse. And remember people this is how it all started amazing journey i was blessed to finish it before the end of the year as i have planned Thanks to everyone who was following my progress during this journey Love <3 <3 <3.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Baal Of

    I don't even know if I actually like this series anymore. At this point I feel like I'm just reading it because I'm committed to the end. But who knows when that's going to happen. The story seems like it just meanders now, with no clear arc. The artwork is still gorgeously detailed, and when Miura bothers to create a new monster, it is generally interesting, but gone are lengthy gory fights, and I miss them. There is a bit of gore, but it's sparse. I really wish he would just figure out how to I don't even know if I actually like this series anymore. At this point I feel like I'm just reading it because I'm committed to the end. But who knows when that's going to happen. The story seems like it just meanders now, with no clear arc. The artwork is still gorgeously detailed, and when Miura bothers to create a new monster, it is generally interesting, but gone are lengthy gory fights, and I miss them. There is a bit of gore, but it's sparse. I really wish he would just figure out how to wrap this thing up.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Juho Pohjalainen

    Guts gets to beat the shit out of an ocean god, followed by a flashback. There's honestly not all that much left to say about the story. Too much emotional buildup, taking far too long to pay off. Guts gets to beat the shit out of an ocean god, followed by a flashback. There's honestly not all that much left to say about the story. Too much emotional buildup, taking far too long to pay off.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Himanshu Karmacharya

    It is great to see how far we have come at this point, seeing Guts take on a literal God this time. Miura has risen in both artwork and storytelling from the initial volumes and has been consistently amazing, so far.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Bradley

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Five stars for the latter half. A bit of Guts' history is revealed. I am a sucker for stories in a story, flashbacks to the past, characters that spark and promises. Chitch is adorable. Cutest little creature in all manga. Usually I'm impervious to any attempts at being cute, but this little flower-elf stole my heart. And this is Berserk, so naturally I cried at the end of the Spring Flowers of Distant Days chapters. I cried because this chapter is beautiful as a standalone scene. I could tell Five stars for the latter half. A bit of Guts' history is revealed. I am a sucker for stories in a story, flashbacks to the past, characters that spark and promises. Chitch is adorable. Cutest little creature in all manga. Usually I'm impervious to any attempts at being cute, but this little flower-elf stole my heart. And this is Berserk, so naturally I cried at the end of the Spring Flowers of Distant Days chapters. I cried because this chapter is beautiful as a standalone scene. I could tell someone to read this little tidbit and I think they might begin to feel the same way I do. This story can be taken at surface level and will deliver an impact blow to your emotions. Assuming you have any. If you've been on the journey since volume one then this knife is twisting in the emotional gut. Guts' illusion is that Chitch is the personification of his weakness. The flower that bloomed in the shadows. It gets brief glimpses of light until the darkness settles in. The flower bloomed in a prison cell. Prisoners scream and are beaten, rats scurry on the floor (Guts saves Chitch unwittingly by eating a rat) and the sun beams through a window probably for a few hours a day. This is how Guts life is. The fate of Chitch might possibly be a foreshadowing for our beam of light in the Berserk world. We are Guts trapped in that jail cell. Guts is our flower in the prison while we read a story suffused with dark themes. Guts made a promise to the elf that he would take them to see all of their buddies. *I picked this up to reread and I cried again* Honestly, this chapter is the most beautiful chapter in the whole series thus far that I can remember. It really impacted me. It's so simple and elegant! On to the the final volume.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jess

    This was a surprisingly touching volume. I didn’t realize how touching and tragic Guts’ experience as a young merc was until this volume. Granted it also raises a lot of questions about Moonboy, and why Guts and Casca’s child is a Flower Storm Monarch-whatever that means. Having killed the sea god and been rescued by the merrow, Guts has a flashback power nap. He recalls being a young merc and being forced to travel with other slaves. He’s shown mercy by an old man and an elf. I loved this sectio This was a surprisingly touching volume. I didn’t realize how touching and tragic Guts’ experience as a young merc was until this volume. Granted it also raises a lot of questions about Moonboy, and why Guts and Casca’s child is a Flower Storm Monarch-whatever that means. Having killed the sea god and been rescued by the merrow, Guts has a flashback power nap. He recalls being a young merc and being forced to travel with other slaves. He’s shown mercy by an old man and an elf. I loved this section because in spite of his trauma and trust issues, there were still good souls who reached out to Guts and kept him going. It was touching to see him revisit these memories after such an intense battle. I also enjoyed seeing Erica and Rickert return, and discover the new band of the Hawk is full of apostles.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Erdem Ünlü

    The parts that take place in the island are still just ok. But, they don't take long and we proceed with the childhood memories of Guts, which were really good. I realised how much more I liked that aspect of Berserk, Guts, trying to make it on his own. Wish that took longer. After that, we are back to the main land and seeing the status of the newly built kingdom, from the eyes of Rickert. It would be interesting if they meet with Griffith. I wonder what Rickert's take will be about him. The parts that take place in the island are still just ok. But, they don't take long and we proceed with the childhood memories of Guts, which were really good. I realised how much more I liked that aspect of Berserk, Guts, trying to make it on his own. Wish that took longer. After that, we are back to the main land and seeing the status of the newly built kingdom, from the eyes of Rickert. It would be interesting if they meet with Griffith. I wonder what Rickert's take will be about him.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Karissa

    This is the 37th volume in the Berserk series and the sea god arc is finally tied up in this volume. In addition to the sea god fight being wrapped up, we get a flashback to when Guts was a boy and a young mercenary. He has some mysterious interactions with a flower fairy of sorts. After that we follow Ricket and Erica as they flee monsters and have run in with the Band of the Hawk. This volume jumped all over the place. I liked that we finally tie back into the main story but didn’t like how muc This is the 37th volume in the Berserk series and the sea god arc is finally tied up in this volume. In addition to the sea god fight being wrapped up, we get a flashback to when Guts was a boy and a young mercenary. He has some mysterious interactions with a flower fairy of sorts. After that we follow Ricket and Erica as they flee monsters and have run in with the Band of the Hawk. This volume jumped all over the place. I liked that we finally tie back into the main story but didn’t like how much jumping around there was between different stories. The illustration remains very well done. The story is still intriguing, if a bit fractured. I am not sure where this is all going. Overall a well done volume in the Berserk series but a bit scattered. I would recommend this manga series to mature readers of fantasy/horror manga.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Hakan Jackson

    It has felt like it was going soft a couple of volumes ago, but it looks like the series is starting to get back its edge.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Seb

    I'm pretty nervous about the ending coming so soon. I'm pretty nervous about the ending coming so soon.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Michael Sorbello

    Hellraiser + Conan the Barbarian + Game of Thrones + Ash vs Evil Dead + Elric of Melnibone + Macbeth = Berserk. Guts is a severely traumatized vigilante that wanders the world, throwing himself into one battle after another in hopes of finding a meaning in the tremendous suffering he's endured. His sword is his only trusted companion and he's consumed by a lust for vengeance. Griffith is a charismatic mercenary with dreams of ending a hundred year war in hopes of attaining his own kingdom. Little Hellraiser + Conan the Barbarian + Game of Thrones + Ash vs Evil Dead + Elric of Melnibone + Macbeth = Berserk. Guts is a severely traumatized vigilante that wanders the world, throwing himself into one battle after another in hopes of finding a meaning in the tremendous suffering he's endured. His sword is his only trusted companion and he's consumed by a lust for vengeance. Griffith is a charismatic mercenary with dreams of ending a hundred year war in hopes of attaining his own kingdom. Little do his comrades and enemies know, he's not the flawless hero many believe him to be. When the paths of these two men clash, the entire world drastically evolves around the earth-shattering conflict between their indomitable wills. A grimdark epic with compelling protagonists, stomach-churning horror, heartbreaking drama and a lovecraftian sense of metaphysical worldbuilding that's as fascinating as it is terrifying. Berserk has been my favorite manga, fantasy story and perhaps favorite story ever made for over a decade now and I was really sad to hear that the man behind the masterpiece passed away earlier this year.   Berserk is infamous for being the most gratuitously dark, brutal, shocking and depressing fantasy story ever written, but it is also rich with intense human emotion, philosophical depth, perseverance through unimaginable suffering and horrifyingly realistic depictions of psychological trauma. The series tackles the complex nature of morality vs. primal nature, fate and causality vs. free will, resilience against soulcrushing trauma that would cause most people to become broken or twisted. The definitions of good an evil are blurred beyond recognition, the heroes are just as flawed and capable of terrible deeds as the villains. The lead characters Guts and Griffith consistently challenge these themes and definitions through their shocking yet horrifyingly human actions.   This manga has inspired many famous works of art that are popular in today’s media such as the Dark Souls franchise, Final Fantasy, Attack on Titan, Evangelion, Castlevania, as well as countless fantasy novels, comics, manga, movies, tv shows, video games, musicians, artists, illustrators and so much more.   Miura inspired me as well and I regard him for being the person who taught me just how influential, meaningful and life changing art and literature can be when I first read his series over a decade ago. He changed the way I view entertainment and taught me how to appreciate the deeper meanings in everything I experience.   Berserk is to me what Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings is to millions of others. Rest In Peace to a legendary man. *** Above is my completely spoiler free review showing my appreciation for this series and its characters. Below is a review of the entire series, broken down arc by arc. I originally wrote these individual reviews back during my first reading of the series, so keep that in mind. Each part contains mild spoilers, I would advise not looking any further than the arcs you’re currently reading or have already read. *** The Black Swordsman Arc: Volumes 1-3 The first arc is only the tip of the iceberg of a very complex, dark and violent tragedy. If you find yourself to be not too impressed with the first volume, I highly recommend reading until at least volume 4 before deciding if this series is for you or not. The first three volumes serve as an interlude to help prepare you for the atrocities to come and may seem somewhat underwhelming in terms of plot, but believe me when I say the payoff is highly rewarding and memorable. The Black Swordsman arc is awesome for fans returning to the series or rereading the series, but it often gives newcomers the wrong impression. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s just extremely different from the rest of the series and it’s set in the middle of the story rather than the beginning. This is done to set the dark tone of the series, bombarding you with shocking and upsetting content to make sure you know what you’re getting into before delving back to the beginning. For newcomers, this arc is a confusing yet exciting sword and sorcery tale of a vengeful barbarian warrior hunting demons in hopes of settling the score with his mortal enemy Griffith, and the evil lovecraftian beings that govern the world from the abyss known only as the Godhand. For returning readers, the Black Swordsman arc is much deeper than it seems, packed with genius foreshadowing, subtle character depth and truly impressive worldbuilding that will probably fly over the heads of newcomers. Guts seems like a simplistic, edgy anti-hero at first glance, but he's so much more than that. Guts is one of the greatest characters the fantasy genre has to offer. Sigmund Freud could probably write a novel-length psychological analysis of this severely troubled and broken man. Guts is more complex than he leads people to believe as well. He's not a sociopathic antihero, he's a man that has no choice but to lie to himself to keep his emotions from crushing his spirit and getting innocent people involved with his deadly affairs. He's cruel and harsh for the greater good. It's the only way he can keep himself from going insane and continue to put up a good fight against terrifying creatures that are far stronger than he is. There's a bit of a joke in the Berserk community that says that no matter how bad your life might be, Guts will always have it worse. It's really not that hard to believe after you've read a bit of the series. His life was one big catastrophe literally from the moment he was born. Not to mention his rival Griffith who is equally complex and incredibly rich with psychological depth, but there will be more on that as you delve further in. I would strongly recommend this series for hardcore fans of fantasy and horror, so long as you're prepared to be traumatized for life by the disgustingly harsh nature of its content. This arc mainly serves to set up a lot of future plot points by introducing us to the Behilit, the God Hand, and the fact that even the demonic apostles are capable of emotions and having a family. Nothing is as it seems and no one is safe or innocent. It might not seem like it in the beginning, but the Black Swordsman arc is arguably one of the most important as it solidifies the themes of struggle, survival and wavering humanity that Guts deals with on a daily basis and sets up the flow of the rest of the story. It peels back the layers and reveals little by little how Guts grew up to be such a mentally broken and morally outraged character. It makes you sympathize with him and understand why he acts the way he does. *** The Golden Age Arc: Volumes 4-13 The Golden Age Arc is where the story truly begins. We return to the origins of Guts and learn about the series of battles, traumas and conflicts he gets himself wrapped in one after the other. We get introduced to a wonderfully intense group of mercenaries that go by the name of The Band of the Hawk. Among the Hawks are Casca the hot-headed female warrior, Judeau the smooth talking assassin, Corkus the drunken realist, Pippin the gentle giant, Rickert the blacksmith and of course, the infamous leader of men named Griffith. Griffith is the most interesting of the motley crew as he is very complex and unpredictable. He has a playful side, a merciless side, a charismatic side and a childish yet vulnerable side. He can't be put into any single category. The gallant and elegant master of the sword has more layers than an onion. His brotherly rivalry with Guts is also a lovely and dementedly joyful sight to behold. This is the major turning point of the series and it only gets better and better from here. After a life of grief and trauma, Guts reluctantly joins Griffith on his quest to attain his own kingdom while simultaneously struggling to come to terms with his own identity. We get to see a side of Guts we’ve never experienced up until this point. We see his vulnerability, his wounded soul, his ability to show affection to others, his role as a battle commander, and his blossoming relationships with Casca and Griffith; the two people who end up having the biggest impact on his entire life for very different reasons. This is the arc that has the most in common with Game of Thrones, focusing on personal character dramas rather than constant brutal battles, action and lovecraftian horror being thrown at you left and right. While the battles and action sequences in Berserk are amazing, where it truly shines are its quiet moments of vulnerability where we get to see the most raw, heart-wrenching and introspective emotions of the severely damaged cast of protagonists. Guts is an unstoppable badass, but he constantly suffers and contemplates his meaning in life. His sheer strength and relentless rage can’t hide the wounded little boy deep inside him. Casca is more fierce than most male soldiers on the battlefield and she has an attitude to match, so when we see her more feminine and loving side it makes her complex journey of self-realization all the more powerful. Griffith is a godlike war hero that millions of people worship, yet he has the deepest flaws, insecurities and inner darkness than any other character in the entire series. Most of all, they’re painfully human. These three represent the absolute best and absolute worst in all of us. That’s what makes them equally compelling, empathetic and utterly repulsive at times. After an incredible display of war, romance, political drama, moral and philosophical musings, heartbreaking trauma, fascinating worldbuilding and chilling foreshadowing, the Golden Age arc ends on the single most shocking, depressing and mind blowing finale I’ve ever witnessed in a fantasy story. The Eclipse marks the major turning point in the story from Game of Thrones style medieval drama to the lovecraftian nightmare fest that we only get a small taste of in the Black Swordsman arc. *** The Lost Children Arc: 14 - 16 Ah, the end of the Golden Age and the beginning of the Age of Darkness. This is where the horror elements of Berserk are dialed up to the absolute extreme. You thought the story was gruesome and horrifying before? You haven't seen anything yet. The Lost Children arc is not only arguably the most gruesome of them all, but it also completely wrecks your emotions as well. The relationship between Guts and Jill shows us that Guts is still in touch with his human side after the atrocities of the Black Swordsman arc may have convinced us otherwise. It solidifies his bond with his unlikely companion Puck, explores the lasting effects of trauma inflicted on him by the Eclipse and by Casca's heartbreaking condition and there's a rollercoaster of action, horror and small glimpses of hope in a sea of darkness. I've always loved how Jill and Puck brought Guts's humanity back to the surface after being stuck in such a devastating and harmful state for so long. This arc also humanizes the act of becoming an apostle which adds a layer of emotional depth to their depraved existence and makes the antagonists feel like more than simple fodder for Guts to slash through. The Lost Children arc feels a bit underwhelming in a few areas compared to the shocking finale of the Golden Age arc, but the ending of this arc finishes with quite a few shockers of its own to bring back the hype and despair of the series. This arc is one of my favorites for a few reasons. It shows that apostles can be victims in their own right by exploring the sad life of Rosine who only sought to escape abuse and had to resort to inhumane methods to bring this about. This is made further relatable by contrasting her situation with that of Jill's as she's also severely abused by her father and wants nothing more than to escape from that life. It also shows that Guts still has a human side. Despite how broken and full of hate and bloodlust he is, he still cares for Jill and throws himself in harm's way multiple times to protect her. Considering how tragic and terrifying Guts's childhood was, it's not too surprising that he would have a soft spot for kids that also happen to be suffering from abuse. After the arc is done, we're thrown into another great arc which introduces us to the Holy Iron Chain Knights. Farnese and Serpico are fascinating characters, Azan is a cool guy and the shadiness of the group as a whole raises a lot of red flags. Guts and Puck also become much closer during this time which solidifies their companionship. The Lost Children arc is often written off as a short filler mini-arc, but I think it serves its purpose more than well in just 3 volumes. *** The Conviction Arc: 17 - 21 My favorite arc of Berserk in many ways. The amount of story packed into these few volumes is incredible. Griffith is manipulating people's dreams from the beyond while a plague ravages the entire country. The people see this as a sign that the foretold messiah will soon come to save the world from darkness when really it's just Griffith leading them to believe that. After being visited by an omen in his dreams, Guts decides to return to Casca after not seeing her for two years because he's been going on a murderous rampage. After the tragic outcome of the Lost Children arc, Guts begins to accept that his quest for vengeance is futile, and that there are more important things in his life than violence. This is where the arc gets really emotional. Figuratively speaking, Guts receives the harsh scolding and the much-needed therapy he's needed for a long time from Godo the blacksmith. Rickert, Erika and Puck are also there to knock some sense back into Guts's thick skull, giving him the mental and emotional support and guidance he desperately needed to get back on his feet after the tragedy of the eclipse. After regaining his compassion and conviction, Guts sets out to find the missing Caska, the woman who set the spark on his self-destructive quest in the first place to try and redeem his life from all the horrible things he’s been through and all the detestable things he’s done in the name of love. We're then introduced to a horrifying priest that loves unreasonable torture, genocide and bashing people's brains out with a bible. The Holy Iron Chain Knights mean business and there's tragedy and death all over the world. Guts's path to redemption, the mad religion dedicated to a false messiah, the foreshadowing of Griffith's return, this arc is packed full of all kinds of heavy emotions. On top of all the heart-wrenching emotions in this arc, it’s also by far the most terrifying. Religious tyranny, satanic orgy cults, cannibalism do to starvation, extreme torture methods using real historical tools such as the Judas Cradle, breaking wheels, rack torture, flaying and burning at the stake, etc. And that’s just a small taste. We’re introduced to a group of prostitutes with strong character development. Luca is a saint and Nina is a sinner, yet Luca brings everyone together and loves them all unconditionally. Though she’s a prostitute, she has more love, kindness and motherly instinct in her than the entirety of the Holy Iron Chain Knights and their religious order which makes me respect her character a lot. Overall an explosive arc that’s equally horrifying and beautiful. It has one of the most satisfying reunions and redemption plots of all time. *** The Millennium Falcon Arc: Volumes 22-35 After the shocking ending of the previous arc, Griffith returns to the spotlight once more. This is the most complex arc of the series as it's split into multiple perspectives which hasn’t really been done up until this point. Guts has reunited with his beloved Casca and her mind is still in shambles from the trauma she experienced during the Eclipse. With a new band of loyal companions at his side, Guts begins to learn how to trust, grow and love as he once did during his time in the Band of the Hawk while struggling to reconcile with his inner darkness and his hatred towards his former friend Griffith. Schierke is a young witch that serves to explain the more magical, fantastical and metaphysical elements of the world of Berserk while aiding Guts’s crew in their journey to fight against the alarming uprising of demonic creatures overrunning the land. The Kushan Empire has risen to power and is waging war with the unguarded kingdom of Midland. As if the deadly plague, religious crusades and rampant demon invasions weren’t enough, Emperor Ganishka of the Kushan Empire is making life an even greater hell for anyone that’s in his path of conquest. Griffith is back in the human world, building an army of knights, demons, apostles and any other willing companions in his journey to 'save' the world from war to fulfill his dream of attaining his own kingdom no matter the sacrifices and immoral actions he must commit to make his dream a reality. Not my favorite arc, but definitely the most chaotic, action-packed and lore heavy of them all. The fantasy, paranormal and existential elements of the story really ramp up in this arc and there’s all kinds of mindblowing chaos at work. *** The Fantasia Arc: Volumes 36-41 It’s difficult to review this arc because it was left unfinished after the author’s untimely passing. The Fantasia arc marked another major turning point of the series. If Lost Children and Conviction were the age of darkness, this was the beginning of the age of misguided light. Griffith changed the world in truly remarkable ways, both fascinating and terrible. Guts and his crew set out to Elf Island to restore Casca’s memories before deciding how to settle the score with Griffith once and for all. The arc was tying up loose ends at a very nice pace, answering questions that many readers have been contemplating since the beginning of the series such as the identity of Skull Knight, the origins of the God Hand, Griffith true motives, how Casca confronts her trauma, the purpose of the Berserker Armor, Guts finding the answer to his life’s purpose, the secret history and lore of the greater universe and much more. Just as the arc was heading for a climactic buildup to the finale, it ends on a tear jerking cliffhanger that serves as the untimely ending of the series as a whole. It’s a shame that Miura’s masterpiece wasn’t able to be finished, but he’s created the most influential manga of all time that heavily impacted millions of reads and thousands of artists all over the world. *** If you're looking for some dark ambient music for reading horror, dark fantasy and other books like this one, then be sure to check out my YouTube Channel called Nightmarish Compositions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPs...

  13. 5 out of 5

    M. Ashraf

    Berserk Volume#37 Collected issues: 325-333 Kentaro Miura Gutts ending the sea-monster/god More mermaid action and gutts rescue Gutts boyhood life was interesting Flower spirit elf was sooooooo cute And we get to see Falconia again

  14. 4 out of 5

    atlas

    fuck falconia lol

  15. 4 out of 5

    Aleksandra

    So much has hapenned. I'm mind-blown. The most unexpected thing was the Guts-post-gambino-pre-griffith flashback. The art is just getting better and better, I'm always blown away by how talented Kentaro Miura is. So much has hapenned. I'm mind-blown. The most unexpected thing was the Guts-post-gambino-pre-griffith flashback. The art is just getting better and better, I'm always blown away by how talented Kentaro Miura is.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Cat Randle

    I liked this one because it took a side trip into Gut's past. He was a young thing and met his first fairy. Back the land of endless murder and mayhem, the team are still fighting the sea god. We also get to see the world Griffth has created to protect the people. I have a feeling bad things are coming but right now we want to know why there is a elf helping the crew at full moon. Guess we'll have to wait to no 38 to find out. I liked this one because it took a side trip into Gut's past. He was a young thing and met his first fairy. Back the land of endless murder and mayhem, the team are still fighting the sea god. We also get to see the world Griffth has created to protect the people. I have a feeling bad things are coming but right now we want to know why there is a elf helping the crew at full moon. Guess we'll have to wait to no 38 to find out.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Berk

    Damn good volume. Finish to the sea god story, in a climactic moment with startling implications. A young Guts story! Favorite part of the volume. Then another chapter or three on Rickert! And the new Falconia that looks like it’ll carry into the next volume. Art is stunning and I think the energy and reflection in this volume was great.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Koen Claeys

    This series is on hiatus for a while to enable Miura working on a six-chapter mini-series called Gigantomakhia. This truly excellent volume of Berserk' emphasizes the fact that Miura still is on top of his game and certainly not short of inspiration. Fantastic stuff ! This series is on hiatus for a while to enable Miura working on a six-chapter mini-series called Gigantomakhia. This truly excellent volume of Berserk' emphasizes the fact that Miura still is on top of his game and certainly not short of inspiration. Fantastic stuff !

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sam Kruger

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Wow The finale of the fight with the sea god was badass. I love that the gang is sailing on the high seas as they continue fighting monsters as always. The merrows are also an awesome addition. Spring Flowers of Distant Days was a very welcome flashback to Guts’s days as a young mercenary. We learn Puck was not the first elf to help Guts. Although he doesn’t recall, perhaps subconsciously this encounter is why he has a soft spot for Puck. RICKERT IS BACK! I love this guy and his devotion to protect Wow The finale of the fight with the sea god was badass. I love that the gang is sailing on the high seas as they continue fighting monsters as always. The merrows are also an awesome addition. Spring Flowers of Distant Days was a very welcome flashback to Guts’s days as a young mercenary. We learn Puck was not the first elf to help Guts. Although he doesn’t recall, perhaps subconsciously this encounter is why he has a soft spot for Puck. RICKERT IS BACK! I love this guy and his devotion to protecting Erica is so heartwarming. He is the most wholesome character in the whole series and I’m glad he showed back up. With a badass crossbow nonetheless. I expect nothing less. Also, Irvine the Arcane Archer is awesome. Rickert and Erica arrive in Falconia and I can not wait to see what is in store for them now and to learn more about Griffith’s safe haven capital. The post-Great Roar of the Astral world is equally as exciting for me as it is terrifying for the people of Midland and I’m loving every second of it.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Damien L

    I'm not abt to go review all 37 volumes individually cause that's a lot. this series is beautiful, and I read all of it in 3-4 weeks. I'm not that big into manga, but this thing had me in tears so many times. only thing that there's a lot of sexual assault. it's handled well (usually) but it's a lot so if that's something you're sensitive about, this can be a really hard read. there's also not always good narrative purpose for it besides raising the stakes of an encounter so it feels like it's i I'm not abt to go review all 37 volumes individually cause that's a lot. this series is beautiful, and I read all of it in 3-4 weeks. I'm not that big into manga, but this thing had me in tears so many times. only thing that there's a lot of sexual assault. it's handled well (usually) but it's a lot so if that's something you're sensitive about, this can be a really hard read. there's also not always good narrative purpose for it besides raising the stakes of an encounter so it feels like it's in poor taste. it's a good enough read to make you legitimately sad over the fact that it won't be finished

  21. 4 out of 5

    Timothy Pitkin

    Love how Guts by himself was finally not enough to take down the Sea God and required everyone contributing to the fight. It is refreshing to see something that Guts needs help with and just can't swing his sword. Also it is kind of interesting to see demons and humans interacting with each other without it resulting in a fight. Also nice that they continue to expand the mystery surrounding the child as they give a theory what the child might be. Love how Guts by himself was finally not enough to take down the Sea God and required everyone contributing to the fight. It is refreshing to see something that Guts needs help with and just can't swing his sword. Also it is kind of interesting to see demons and humans interacting with each other without it resulting in a fight. Also nice that they continue to expand the mystery surrounding the child as they give a theory what the child might be.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Peter Barr

    Often these manga have 2 stories in 1 volume. Often, both stories are very good. Occasionally, 1 is good and 1 is a clunker. That is the case here. I'm not even sure what the second story was about. It seemed to be thrown in to fill out an obligation. The first story which was the longer of the 2 was excellent and followed the storyline very well, adding some new events and twists in the story. Since I'm in volume 37, I have enjoyed the series a great deal. Often these manga have 2 stories in 1 volume. Often, both stories are very good. Occasionally, 1 is good and 1 is a clunker. That is the case here. I'm not even sure what the second story was about. It seemed to be thrown in to fill out an obligation. The first story which was the longer of the 2 was excellent and followed the storyline very well, adding some new events and twists in the story. Since I'm in volume 37, I have enjoyed the series a great deal.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Carey

    It finally seems like the pirate storyline has come to a close. The ending was pretty good and I appreciated how it lead into the child that keeps showing up during moon and linked to a pretty fantastic Guts flashback before the Band of the Hawk. Re-introducing Rickert has been something I’ve been waiting for. His absence from the Eclipse and his last encounter with Griffith could make for a really interesting possible reunion.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Henry Arrambide

    Kicks off with an extremely sweet flashback arc that reassures in short form that Miura still understands plot and motivation economics, instantly infusing the elf semiotics with tones of childhood vulnerability and optimism, then launches us back into the present moment where the same narrative devices get across that this has been a story of ideologies all along, the Third Reich imagery of Falconia painting Berserk as a story of tectonic shifts in political realities.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    well this manga is fucked up. I've never read anything so visceral and yet... the artwork is jaw dropping, the story is incredibly addictive. overall i burned through the current 38 volumes in a month. at times you question whether or not you should continue but Guts journey is undeniable and you just want to see how it all ends. well this manga is fucked up. I've never read anything so visceral and yet... the artwork is jaw dropping, the story is incredibly addictive. overall i burned through the current 38 volumes in a month. at times you question whether or not you should continue but Guts journey is undeniable and you just want to see how it all ends.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    Echoes of the Past There was something bittersweet about a flashback to Guts’ past. We haven’t gotten one of those in a while. Then we also get an update on Ti Kerr’s well-being. This issue feels like a breather. Still no word on Griffith’s ultimate goal. Now he seems to rule all, but what next?

  27. 5 out of 5

    David

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Conclusion to the Sea God story, which Miura knocked out of the park. The 3 episodes for Spring Flower of Days Long Passed were great. It's great to revisit Guts' early days, but also to see a far more touching moment where, while uncertain about what he may have actually experienced, pays respect to the flower spirit that saved his life. Conclusion to the Sea God story, which Miura knocked out of the park. The 3 episodes for Spring Flower of Days Long Passed were great. It's great to revisit Guts' early days, but also to see a far more touching moment where, while uncertain about what he may have actually experienced, pays respect to the flower spirit that saved his life.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Babs

    Up to date!!! Finally!! In the heart of the sea God, literally....Flashback time for Guts, as the journey to Elf Island continues. We also rejoin some faces from the past. Wow. Always, wow 😁 Brand new volume out next month squeeeeeee!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Craig Schorling

    This volume was a bit slow. Seeing the Merro at the beggining and the Guts flashback were the highlights. The art shines as you would expect. The story feels to be stalling a bit but then the last chapter hits and the possibilities are great.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Laura C.

    “Just what are you anyway? You show up when things get rough. Why’re you frolicking around? You’re like some playful kid.” < your kid, Guts I loved the flashback of young Guts. Will he encounter his cell mate on elf island? Welcome back, Rickert! Don’t fall for Griffith!!

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