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The soundscape of Berserk (1997)

Berserk has had a rough history in being adapted to anime. I don’t think that sentence will rustle too many jimmies; it’s about as milquetoast and cliché a…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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The Worst Anime Ever: 15 Anime Series So Bad That They Are Difficult to Watch

The title of “worst anime ever” is no less as difficult to name as picking the best anime series ever. There are some series that are so truly…

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Top 5 Anime With Bad First Episodes

Sometimes a really great show has a bad first episode and that can discourage some viewers. These are 5 times I'm glad I stuck with it.

I drink and watch anime

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Having trauma doesn’t mean you can only consume mild, boneless art.

“The most important thing becomes control. Engaging with it on your own terms. Anything to not feel helpless.” – Daisy Tonner, The Magnus Archives Content warning for mentions…

Welcome to Hell Zone!

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Having trauma doesn’t mean you can only consume mild, boneless art.

“The most important thing becomes control. Engaging with it on your own terms. Anything to not feel helpless.” – Daisy Tonner, The Magnus Archives Content warning for mentions…

Welcome to Hell Zone!

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Weekly Round-Up, 18-24 August 2021: Ladybeard, Trauma in Berserk, and Fundraising for Animators

AniFem Round-Up Suzie Yeung, FF7 Remake actor, discusses recording during the pandemic, her dream anime role, and voicing Koito Vrai sat down with Suzie at Otakon 2021 to…

Anime Feminist

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Animecast: Jedi Owl Does Anime ASMR

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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Seething about a terrible Evangelion take for fun

You ever see something and think, “Holy fuck, I don’t want to share an atmosphere with the person who said this?” Yeah, I do often, because I’m equal…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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Magia Record – 17 – Back Into the Lions Den

In a usual cour, there’d be time and space for a cooling off episode, but with only eight episodes to work with, this lean, mean second season of Magia…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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What Miura Kentaro – and Berserk – Mean to Me

In May, 2021, manga legend Miura Kentaro passed away, leaving his opus Berserk unfinished. Our author discusses the true genius behind his art.

Unseen Japan

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Doki Doki News: New Oregairu, More Berserk, and CR + Funi Finalized

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of August 8th through 14th! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

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Anime Series Like The Legend of the Legendary Heroes

Ryner Lute is a talented mage with the power of Alpha Stigma, special eyes that can analyze all types of magic, but are said to bring destruction. He…

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Manga the Week of 7/14/21

SEAN: Now that July 4th has come and gone and terrified all our dogs, what manga do we have to soothe us? MICHELLE: My big tabby is also…

Manga Bookshelf

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13 Anime Series That Could Use a Reboot

As we move ever closer to proving that Twain was right and there is no such thing as an original thought, remakes and reboots of older things are…

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What the Passing of Berserk’s Author Taught Me About Life

Guest post by Firebrand relating his relationship to author Kentaro Miura and his work.

I drink and watch anime

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Lets talk… Record of Ragnarok

Lets all just take a moment of silence for yet another greatly disappointing anime that easily could have been a masterpiece. It truly feels like the entire Otaku…

Undercover Otaku

Welcome to Azuki: Your Digital Manga Cafe

Hi, I’m Abbas Jaffery, co-founder and CEO of Azuki. I’ve been a fan of manga and anime for over 20 years, ever since I discovered my first two…

Azuki

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Revenge Anime: 20 Anime Series Featuring the Sweet Taste of Vengeance

While there are moments when it can go a little over the top, watching an anime character enact their most clever or brutal plan of revenge can be…

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Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song – 11 – What’s Past Is Providence

As the end of last week teased, all of the work Vivy and Matsumoto have done throughout the century would seem to be for naught, as all the…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Manga the Week of 6/9/21

SEAN: 2nd June 2nd Furious. MICHELLE: Snerk. SEAN: Airship has an early digital debut. Reborn as a Space Mercenary: I Woke Up Piloting the Strongest Starship! (Mezametara Saikyou…

Manga Bookshelf

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AniTAY Podcast S6 E9: Zomboland Saga

Please join AniTAY in celebrating the life of Berserk author Kentaro Miura. (Other miscellaneous anime discussions included.)

AniTAY-Official - Medium

Manga Pulse 448: Berserker Paradise

Here in the future of the past, we’ve finally hit the point where lumber is almost worth it’s weight in silver. Pretty soon there will be a federal reserve…

Anime Pulse

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Kio Shimoku Twitter Highlights May 2021

Tweets of interest from Kio Shioku’s official Twitter for May 2021: This past month saw the unfortunate passing of Miura Kentaro, author of Berserk. “Whaaaaaa?!” “I can’t believe…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Animecast: Recently My Mailbag is Unusual

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take on their ever growing list of questions submitted by the community. Join in on their discussions spanning from licensing, censorship,…

Otaku Spirit

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Berserk – When Dreams Go Bad

Berserk really influenced me and my anime watching in many ways. And toady I would like to talk about Griffith and the lessons he thought me.

I drink and watch anime

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Forces

It’s a cliche at this point to suggest that the Golden Age arc of Berserk is the high point of the series. That its particular mix of hyperviolence,…

Isn't It Electrifying?

Pick of the Week: We Pick the Riot

MICHELLE: I mean, it’s gotta be Boys Run the Riot. Bonus points for a new volume of What Did You Eat Yesterday, though! SEAN: First of all, an…

Manga Bookshelf

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Don’t @ Me: Seven of my Anime Opinions: Berserk Edition

It’s Monday, which means it is time for this. Welcome to Don’t @ Me, the place where, like Lena’s amazing thighs. I always make myself known as I…

Shallow Dives in Anime

348 – Manga in Motion 51 – Ping Pong the Animation

On this episode we mourn the sudden death of Kentaro Miura, talk about the vast impact of Berserk, and discuss the strenuous work schedules of manga artists! Then…

Manga Machinations

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The Otakusphere: Good romances, bad detectives and realism

Good morning or afternoon or evening or whatever time it may be for everyone out there in Internet-land. It’s Sunday here in my corner of the hinterlands, so…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Miura Kentaro, Berserk, and the Pursuit of Perfection

This past week, the world learned of the passing of Miura Kentaro, the creator of Berserk, on May 6th. Miura was 54. This leaves one of the most…

OGIUE MANIAX

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A Tribute To A Legendary Mangaka: Kentaro Miura, Creator of Berserk

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this article. The news that I am about to relay has undoubtedly already been heard by a lot…

The Blog Of A Kami That's An Otaku

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RIP Miura Kentaro-sensei

06 May 2021, Rest in peace Miura Kentaro-sensei. I’m not the only one who cried and might continue to. Thank you so very much Miura-sensei. Thank you for…

Manga, my life.

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Doki Doki News: Berserk’s Creator Passes Away, MHA Mobile, and Ni no Kuni II

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of May 16th through 22nd! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

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Kentaro Miura - A Manga Legend That Used Darkness as Light

There’s a saying that a lot of mental health experts preach - you don’t know what someone’s going through unless they either say it or you directly talk…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

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Kentaro Miura

I just want to get my thoughts about it out there on this subject. As I am still in disbelief that it happened. As when it happened I…

SAE With a K

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Puking up my thoughts in memoriam of Kentaro Miura

Before anything else, I want to say that I’ve never really had to deal with grief before now and if I say anything that comes across as in…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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Berserk author, Kentaro Miura’s journey comes to an end

At 54 years old, Kentaro Miura, LEGENDARY manga author of Berserk, NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION… passed away May 6th, 2021. Through thick and thin, this work was a rock,…

Anime Sunday

Kentaro Miura (1966-2021)

“When you’re a cartoonist and working at home you sit at your desk pretty much all day,” Kentaro Miura once said in an interview. “You get most of…

All the Anime

S4E10 - Chihayafuru, A Certain Scientific Railgun

In this episode of ScreenTone Club, Elliot and Andy have a card-slapping, raingun-firing good time!Series Discussed: Chihayafuru Vol. 1, A Certain Scientific Railgun Vol. 1Assignments for next Episode:…

ScreenTone Club

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B.B. Fish

There just aren't enough anime about scuba diving. Yes, there was Grand Blue , but it was primarily a gross-out comedy. And there was Amanch...

Collectr's Blog

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Berserk (1997) is a Masterpiece

In the past month, I have experienced the events of Kentaro Miura’s Berserk’s most widely-adapted arc, “The Golden Age,” no less than four separate times through three entirely…

The Backloggers

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Tokyo Revengers: Pre-Release Thoughts

Release date: April 11 Studio: Liden Films (also known for The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Berserk and Cells at Work! Code Black) Synopsis from MAL: Takemichi Hanagaki’s life…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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High School DxD Hero (Episode 0) – Holiness Behind the Gym

We’re continuing on with High School DxD, now with the 4th season from the series: High School DxD Hero. This season contains a noticeable change in animation style…

Ecchi Hunter

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A Writer’s Reflections: On Light Novel Inserts

A Writer’s Reflections Originally Posted: March 15, 2021 “With springtime coming ever nearer, a certain budding writer hopes to blossom into new opportunities. Success rides upon her ha…

English Light Novels

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My Top 5 Demon Slaying Anime

Demon slaying is common in pop culture. They come in several varieties. The hunter who kills demons for revenge.

Otaku Orbit

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Anime Series Like Redo of Heler

As a boy, Keyaru awakened the power of a Hero. His specialty was healing. However, by using these powers, he experienced the trauma of the injured person as…

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Shout-Outs As Visual Texture In Berserk

Is this a new series I’m starting? Is it just an excuse to justify buying all the Berserk volumes? Read it to find out.

DeathBy1kSlimes

Manga the Week of 3/10/21

SEAN: Has anyone else run out of time to read things? You’d think I’d be reading MORE in a pandemic, but… MICHELLE: I have run out of brain…

Manga Bookshelf

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Review: Berserk of Gluttony, Vol. 2

Berserk of Gluttony Originally Posted: March 2, 2021 Written by Isshiki Ichika with illustrations by fame. Released in English by Seven Seas Entertainment with a translation by Hengtee…

English Light Novels