Berserk 28

Kentaro Miura – Dark Horse – 2009 – 33+ volumes

In this volume, there’s a panel of all the people in Guts’ group reacting in open-mouthed shock when his armor activates and he slices a gigantic demon in two with his sword.  It’s how everyone should look all the time whenever Guts is fighting.  It’s my favorite panel in the entire series.

Almost as good is a passage at the end when Guts’ group gets to a town where mercenary soldiers gather.  Serpico explains who all the armies are and their strengths and weaknesses, then he and Guts get into a discussion about the mercenary soldiers.  Since absolutely nobody in the group knows who Guts is, Serpico then begins to talk about how great the Band of the Hawk mercenary group is rumoured to be.  Isidro jumps in with his approval, then says his favorite member is the captain.  Guts says nothing, but waves away the admiration in a cartoonish way with his back to Isidro.  Hilariously, Puck is the only one who knows Guts’ past, though Farnese suspects a connection to Griffith and the Band of the Hawk since she’s heard him speak the name.  Puck says nothing thorough this sequence, though I’m having a hard time remembering just how much Puck knows.  I’m pretty sure he knows quite a bit, if not everything.

The other thing I’m growing to appreciate is the fact that Griffith is strengthing his army with the strongest undead and enchanted warriors that can be produced.  They are all flocking to him and fighting in his name.  Guts seems to be taking them down with the help of a dead witch’s armor, a ghost, a couple elves, and a group of women and children.  In any other series, this would be quite comical.  It’s a little comical here.  I want to see them succeed so badly.

I’m very much looking forward to Elfhelm, but I suspect that is still very very far in the future.  Sigh.


6 Comments on “Berserk 28”

  1. Pirkaf says:

    Yeah, I hope I will live so long.. to see Elfhelm.. and Casca’s sanity back…

  2. jun says:

    “The other thing I’m growing to appreciate is the fact that Griffith is strengthing his army with the strongest undead and enchanted warriors that can be produced. They are all flocking to him and fighting in his name. Guts seems to be taking them down with the help of a dead witch’s armor, a ghost, a couple elves, and a group of women and children. In any other series, this would be quite comical. It’s a little comical here. I want to see them succeed so badly.”

    Okay, now *that* makes Berserk sound very awesome. Someday I’m going to have to read it.

  3. Connie says:

    Haha, that’s a good way of putting it.

    I keep forgetting the goal is to help Casca in Elfhelm. They made it sound like it could be such a bad thing, so I’m dying to know. But of course that could be years in the future.

  4. Connie says:

    It takes a long time to get to this point, and it’s almost shocking to go back to the beginning and read since Guts is such a jerk in the first few volumes. There’s definitely no hints early on that he would ever end up with a party like he has here, and it seems very wrong in the story when it happens, but its turning out to be pretty interesting.

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  6. [...] Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of The Battle of Genryu: Origin (Prospero’s Manga) Connie on vols. 28, 29, and 30 of Berserk (Slightly Biased Manga) Clive Owen on vol. 5 of Black Lagoon (Animanga [...]


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