Not everyone has a happy ending.
Not everyone is happy.
Not everyone is safe.
Not everyone is powerful.
Kentarou Miura's Berserk is a dark fantasy manga set in a mythic imitation of feudal or medieval Europe. The story is about Guts, a tragic antihero, a butcher, an overpowered human that is only equal to monster in terms of strength. His path is to set revenge on those who betrayed him in the past and to seek freedom in a world ruled by GodHand...The Malicious 5, and the path he chose left a trail littered with corpses.
What you are suppose to expect from this...
This is a mature manga. Full of violence, sexual content and detailed gore. An extremely violence to the point that thousand will die, surprise sex is inevitable but not common and intestines wriggle happily out from severed wounds but the story itself is more than that. Its about war, political intrigue, ambiguous morality, insanity, dark revenge, great dreams, tragic love, and a terrible pantheon of evil spirits.
This manga is one of the few that shows how the main character earns his respectful inhumane strength through sheer determination, progression, endurance and that thick black iron sword and that is why the growth of Guts is a memorable one. Not like the current ones on how some guy was granted some power or he is the chosen one bullshit ( Gantz is excluded because it makes sense )
And characters yes characters...
Lets put it in perspective
What would you do if your trusted friend, a respectable commander, a wise leader betrayed you for greater power wiping the whole army of battalion that you see them as a family...Every last one of them and you are all alone pitted against monster with inhumane strength and all you have is a broken b@stard sword ( Blardy censord ). Thats what the main hero went through and overcomed
And heres a quote from someone
Beside its awesome story heres a few pages on why berserk is so beautiful in terms of detail and artwork
You have to click the link itself because the image might be too big
About the anime version of this
The anime isn't a stinker, but it doesn't measure up to the original manga. There isn't much else to say.
Did you know Guts is crowned as the manliest in Japanese anime and manga?
Sad to say though the chapters of manga rested at 247 and the current whereabouts about the author is unknown....
But just read this because its awesome and manly
First few chapters might be slow but once it kicks in about Guts past then its ready to roll
This post has been edited by bobohead1988: Apr 12 2014, 10:40 PM