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The reigning king of adult fantasy manga now in deluxe 7x10 hardcover editions! Born in tragedy, raised in abuse and neglect, young Guts is hardened into a warrior of fearsome prowess and fearless will, drawing the attention of the charismatic Griffith, commander of the elite mercenary legion, the Band of the Hawk. This crossroad will take Guts to fame and glory . . . and The reigning king of adult fantasy manga now in deluxe 7x10 hardcover editions! Born in tragedy, raised in abuse and neglect, young Guts is hardened into a warrior of fearsome prowess and fearless will, drawing the attention of the charismatic Griffith, commander of the elite mercenary legion, the Band of the Hawk. This crossroad will take Guts to fame and glory . . . and to damnation! Kentaro Miura's Berserk has cast its enormous shadow for three decades, creating an international legion of acolytes and inspiring a parade of TV series, feature films, and video games. And now celebrating its thirtieth anniversary, the entire Berserk series is being released in handsome oversized bookshelf format, each collecting three volumes of the original manga.


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The reigning king of adult fantasy manga now in deluxe 7x10 hardcover editions! Born in tragedy, raised in abuse and neglect, young Guts is hardened into a warrior of fearsome prowess and fearless will, drawing the attention of the charismatic Griffith, commander of the elite mercenary legion, the Band of the Hawk. This crossroad will take Guts to fame and glory . . . and The reigning king of adult fantasy manga now in deluxe 7x10 hardcover editions! Born in tragedy, raised in abuse and neglect, young Guts is hardened into a warrior of fearsome prowess and fearless will, drawing the attention of the charismatic Griffith, commander of the elite mercenary legion, the Band of the Hawk. This crossroad will take Guts to fame and glory . . . and to damnation! Kentaro Miura's Berserk has cast its enormous shadow for three decades, creating an international legion of acolytes and inspiring a parade of TV series, feature films, and video games. And now celebrating its thirtieth anniversary, the entire Berserk series is being released in handsome oversized bookshelf format, each collecting three volumes of the original manga.

30 review for Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 2

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    You can tell this was written 30 years ago. There's some homophobia, misogyny, and rape in this book that would not pass with today's readers. This collection was all about Guts past. Reading this, I think I determined what part of my problem is with reading Manga. It tends to just be one long drawn out fight sequence for 20 or 30 pages which you can get desensitized too real quick (even with the ultra violence found within). I found myself with glazed over eyes during long passages of this book You can tell this was written 30 years ago. There's some homophobia, misogyny, and rape in this book that would not pass with today's readers. This collection was all about Guts past. Reading this, I think I determined what part of my problem is with reading Manga. It tends to just be one long drawn out fight sequence for 20 or 30 pages which you can get desensitized too real quick (even with the ultra violence found within). I found myself with glazed over eyes during long passages of this book. Received a review copy from Dark Horse and Edelweiss. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alan

    Berserk is an absolute masterpiece and this second volume of the omnibus edition is no different.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Etienne

    Kind of an «origin» story. After having a look at his adult life, we started this one with Guts has a kid and follow him through his younger years, until around maybe 18 ears old or something, not sure how old he is... Still very good and don,t get fool by the fact that he his younger, this book has a lot of action!! It also allows us to get deeper into some characters and that's a good thing. Really good and waiting for the next one to come out to buy it!! Kind of an «origin» story. After having a look at his adult life, we started this one with Guts has a kid and follow him through his younger years, until around maybe 18 ears old or something, not sure how old he is... Still very good and don,t get fool by the fact that he his younger, this book has a lot of action!! It also allows us to get deeper into some characters and that's a good thing. Really good and waiting for the next one to come out to buy it!!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Des Fox

    This volume is somewhat surprisingly an origin story, that lasts the entire width of this hardcover. (And likely beyond) I imagine this would drive me nuts as a weekly reader, but really I'm stoked to finally understand the Band of the Hawk. The characters are extremely well developed, with some major points here and there that really helped me understand the heart of our cast. It's dated in the sorts of themes it deals with, but I knew that going in, and was fully prepared for something that pu This volume is somewhat surprisingly an origin story, that lasts the entire width of this hardcover. (And likely beyond) I imagine this would drive me nuts as a weekly reader, but really I'm stoked to finally understand the Band of the Hawk. The characters are extremely well developed, with some major points here and there that really helped me understand the heart of our cast. It's dated in the sorts of themes it deals with, but I knew that going in, and was fully prepared for something that pushed the boundaries of decency during its original publication. I am very excited for the next hardcover, and pleased we get such an intimate look at the main antagonist so early.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Stacie

    It's all about Guts & glory, my friends, Guts & glory! TW: ALL the things. This isn't for sensitive readers. It's all about Guts & glory, my friends, Guts & glory! TW: ALL the things. This isn't for sensitive readers.

  6. 5 out of 5

    David

    Fun nostalgia trip through my teen years.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sydney

    now T H I S i forgot to mention Puck but PUCK oh i love Puck so much now T H I S i forgot to mention Puck but PUCK oh i love Puck so much

  8. 4 out of 5

    Spencer

    Volume 2 is an almost perfect masterpiece, there is some problematic parts that don’t hold up to today’s standards, but the rest is incredible. The artwork is stunning as it was in the first volume and is among some of the best I’ve ever seen in manga or comics.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Austin

    Oh boy

  10. 4 out of 5

    Connor Foley

    Exquisite. Berserk really comes into it’s own in these volumes. Storytelling-wise, artistically, characters, everything takes a dramatic step up in terms of quality. Beautiful, artful hyper-violence, tonally different from the previous deluxe volume, but no less brutal in it’s depiction of evils men wrought on one another. Also fantastically establishes Guts’ origin, his traumatic upbringing, how it informs his relationships to all other characters going forward and why Griffith is such an outli Exquisite. Berserk really comes into it’s own in these volumes. Storytelling-wise, artistically, characters, everything takes a dramatic step up in terms of quality. Beautiful, artful hyper-violence, tonally different from the previous deluxe volume, but no less brutal in it’s depiction of evils men wrought on one another. Also fantastically establishes Guts’ origin, his traumatic upbringing, how it informs his relationships to all other characters going forward and why Griffith is such an outlier in this world and Guts’ development. A+

  11. 4 out of 5

    Casey

    I really got into the mood to re-enter the world of Berserk. I love this series and hate that I have barely scratched the surface as far as the story goes. The new deluxe edition is a beautiful upgrade of the original series and looks great! The series is known for it very graphic violence and sexual scenes but don't let that deter you in picking up this series. It's also very thought provoking and delves into the minds self-conscious with all of its characters. Author Kentaro Miura even said I really got into the mood to re-enter the world of Berserk. I love this series and hate that I have barely scratched the surface as far as the story goes. The new deluxe edition is a beautiful upgrade of the original series and looks great! The series is known for it very graphic violence and sexual scenes but don't let that deter you in picking up this series. It's also very thought provoking and delves into the minds self-conscious with all of its characters. Author Kentaro Miura even said he saw the series more as a shoujo (girl's comics) because of its over arching theme of love and despair. I don't know if I can agree with that, I mean has Miura ever read shoujo? The only commonality is love and rape... Yeah for some reason that's in shoujo a lot... I do think this series is one of the best ever, I don't think I'm over stating that. It's something that you would be missing if you didn't at least check it out.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Michael Sorbello

    Vol. 4 - 4/5 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 Caska the hot-headed female warrior, Judeu the smooth talking assassin, Corkus the vulgar drunk, Pippin the gentle giant, Rickert the blacksmith and of course, the infamous leader of men named Griffith. Griffith is qui Vol. 4 - 4/5 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 Caska the hot-headed female warrior, Judeu the smooth talking assassin, Corkus the vulgar drunk, Pippin the gentle giant, Rickert the blacksmith and of course, the infamous leader of men named Griffith. Griffith is quite possibly 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. *** Vol 5 - 5/5 So much went down in this volume. Guts has learned how to trust and open up to others after a life of physical, mental and sexual abuse. Griffith is an amazingly complex character who seems to share both brotherly and subtle hints of romantic feelings towards Guts. Guts cares about Griffith, but the romantic feelings Griffith may or may not have for him is one-sided. The Band of the Hawk is a very lovable group of characters all linked together through the power of Griffith's charisma. Everything is going dandy until the demon called Nosferatu Zodd crashes the party and leaves a chilling message for Guts telling him that Griffith will one day betray him and take away everything he loves. Very ominous and Zodd might just be right considering what we saw during the Black Swordsman and Guardians of Desire story arcs. It's an amazing example of brotherly camaraderie, but it seems that it's doomed to end in tragedy. Guts and Griffith have such a spectacular friendship, if only it would last... *** Vol 6 - 4/5 ** Spoiler Alert ** So much foreshadowing! Even the funny little scene where Griffith briefly shows Guts a book with pornagraphic imagery is a huge foreshadowing of a very dark scene involving sexual violence much later in the story. Guts accidentally killing an innocent child during an assassination mission and getting traumatic flashbacks of his own tragic childhood hit hard, and the scene with Griffith discussing his definition of a true friend with Princess Charlotte was rich with philosophy and foreboding. It was also nice to finally get some backstory on Caska and see more of Griffith's vulnerable side. Griffith may act like a cold and unstoppable god, but that's only to hide his weakness and sensitivity to the suffering of others. Caska warming up to Guts is a big highlight in the series for many reasons. Enjoy the warm and fuzzy moments while they last.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Smith

    Oh my days wow

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jake Nap

    The brutality of the world and the harshness of the characters make Berserk something special. It’s kill or be killed. Innocence is weakness.

  15. 5 out of 5

    John

    If you’re a fan and you have been on the fence about upgrading to these omnibus, deluxe editions, get off the fence! These are beautifully realized large format, mammoth books. And while not every panel will reward you with the embiggening in this volume, enough do that it’s worth the price of admission. About those panels... while there is an improvement over the first volume, there are still some janky bits particularly early on. Also, big early splash (full and double page spreads) pages are r If you’re a fan and you have been on the fence about upgrading to these omnibus, deluxe editions, get off the fence! These are beautifully realized large format, mammoth books. And while not every panel will reward you with the embiggening in this volume, enough do that it’s worth the price of admission. About those panels... while there is an improvement over the first volume, there are still some janky bits particularly early on. Also, big early splash (full and double page spreads) pages are relatively sterile and static. There are, however, some great battle sequences in the last third of this volume and faces are more consistently drawn. The origin story is a fan favorite, but there are some hurdles for the reader to overcome. The ham-handed handling of child rape and homosexuality being the most obviously deficient.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    Reread this now in the deluxe version. My opinion pretty much remains the same. It's great. There's a small dip in quality in the art during book 4 - but it might have been a bit deliberate to contrast with the extremely dark black-heavy compositions of the later arcs. Overall the characters open up and we learn import things about them. Casca is cool, Guts is fleshed out and explained, and the dynamic between him and Griffith forms and contrasts leading to some good rising tension. My review from Reread this now in the deluxe version. My opinion pretty much remains the same. It's great. There's a small dip in quality in the art during book 4 - but it might have been a bit deliberate to contrast with the extremely dark black-heavy compositions of the later arcs. Overall the characters open up and we learn import things about them. Casca is cool, Guts is fleshed out and explained, and the dynamic between him and Griffith forms and contrasts leading to some good rising tension. My review from back in 2018 below: Book 4 had some shoddy work and a dip in quality. It seemed rushed and the line art was very light which made it look like it had been photocopied. But Book 5 and 6 returned the the excellent quality the series is known for. Some of the characters looked a little weird as younger children, but their design looked better as they grew older. As I mentioned previously some of the action scenes with multiple characters is hard to follow due to how busy the page is. Dialogue --Again, pretty simplistic - but Griffith has another monologue about his rise to power and what he considers a friend - an equal. This dialogue is nice and I'm sure will play into Guts story. I like the way they separate Guts and Griffith even in how they speak. Story --This section deals with the beginning of the Golden Arc - book 4 was about Guts as a kid and his miserable childhood where he was sold to be raped by his surrogate father figure, and then said father figure tries to murder him. Book 4 was okay and it did a good job of fleshing out Guts. Book 5 and 6 were better as they were about Guts joining the Band of the Hawk with Griffith and their growing friendship and rivalry. The character dynamic between the two of them is excellent - Griffith has a haughty and superior attitude and yet he seems to genuinely care for Guts. Guts has friends in the band and he seems to care about them. Them fighting together again Nosferatu Zodd was a highlight - the art was excellent, and seeing them work together was nice. There is another great moment when Guts assassinates a noble who opposes Griffith's rise in power. While on the mission Guts murders a 13 year old by accident and when he goes to Griffith for comfort and discussion - Griffith is busy waxing philosophical with a princess at a dinner party. It shows the different between the characters and how Griffith considers Guts below him. I think this will lead into interesting conflicts. Because Guts finally found people he thought he fit in with and he could trust - when this trust gets shattered - I imagine it will finally break Guts into the lone badass character we saw in books 1 through 3. I'm still interested in seeing more. The action continues to be great, and the character development is improving.

  17. 4 out of 5

    OmniBen

    (Zero spoiler review) Ahhh, now were talking. If you read my review of Berserk volume 1, you would know that I wasn't completely enamoured with the opening to this long running salvo of Guts and gore. Although, as I hinted at in that review, things are quickly set on a firmer course at the outset of this second weighty tome. All the meandering and haphazard storytelling hones itself to a finer point, and we begin to get an insight into what is really going on in this world. Hallelujah, praise the (Zero spoiler review) Ahhh, now were talking. If you read my review of Berserk volume 1, you would know that I wasn't completely enamoured with the opening to this long running salvo of Guts and gore. Although, as I hinted at in that review, things are quickly set on a firmer course at the outset of this second weighty tome. All the meandering and haphazard storytelling hones itself to a finer point, and we begin to get an insight into what is really going on in this world. Hallelujah, praise the demon lord. In fact, I was quite surprised with how quickly Miura was able to turn it around, having me go from tedium and disappointed to wide eyed engagement with the turning of a few pages. It is as if he had a good long hard look in the mirror in between finishing the third tonkabon (deluxe volumes contain 3 tonkabon's) and starting the fourth. Deciding that it was tie to quite screwing around and really get this mother sucker punching above its weight. Well, Mr. Miura, you clearly got your act together, much to my relief, and Berserk volume 2 contains a lot more of what I like, and a lot less of what I don't namely Puck and the rather boring, protracted fight scenes. Sure, they are still present to a certain degree, but they are far more reigned in. Miura's art has also lifted to the next level, with some of the panels being so jaw droppingly gorgeous, that you will find your eyes lingering on them, despite you desperately wanting to see what's on the next page. His quality control seems much tighter in general, with few if any panels being clearly sub standard efforts. Writing, that funny thing books usually contain, makes an appearance here too, with my favourite moments being the small character moments between the big set piece battles. And whilst I wasn't a fan of the furthest arc of the 'flashback' (doing my best not to impart any information) as the story progresses more and more, so to did my interest and enjoyment grow once more. No, this is still far from a perfect book. Maybe the normative components of Japanese storytelling will keep me from ever truly loving a title as much as the more lauded of the Western comics. It is often the books very manga-ness which for me personally, holds it back just that bit too much from verging into near masterpiece territory. Alas, this is only volume 2, and there is a long, long way to go. I can still heartily recommend it though. 4/5 OmniBen.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Darcy

    Ganzansenpu my ass! (You are going to have to read the story to get that joke!) When I read the first collected volume of Berserk I was very impressed with the quality of the story and the art. Upon reading the second volume I can say that this is truly a great effort. I have been completely swept up into Karntaro Miura's world and have been riveted by his storytelling. This is a first class work that exemplifies everything that a graphic novel can aspire to be. In this collection we are taken ba Ganzansenpu my ass! (You are going to have to read the story to get that joke!) When I read the first collected volume of Berserk I was very impressed with the quality of the story and the art. Upon reading the second volume I can say that this is truly a great effort. I have been completely swept up into Karntaro Miura's world and have been riveted by his storytelling. This is a first class work that exemplifies everything that a graphic novel can aspire to be. In this collection we are taken back into Gut's history. We see how he became a warrior, are exposed to some of his backstory with Griffith, learn more about his comrades in the Band of Hawks, and are carried along this roller coaster, morally ambiguous, ride that has all the thrills and chills of a theme park attraction. There are horrific opponents, both mortal and demon (Nosferatu Zod is freakin' scary!), there is intrigue aplenty, and more hidden agendas than you can throw a spear at. This is all wrapped up with tight writing and some truly awe inspiring art work. There were times when I would just stop to examine the minute details Miura put into his panels. His work is painstakingly crafted and rewards an appreciative viewing. I can only find superlatives to describe his achievement. As I mentioned in my review of the first volume, this is my initial exposure to manga. If Berserk is indicative of the finer works in the genre, then I can only express how grateful I am to finally be partaking of it. This is story telling and illustration at its finest leaving me looking forward to volume 3!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Justin

    This omnibus is much more down to earth than the first one. While there is a creepy artifact, and a battle against a demon, for the most part, this feels like the kind of low magic fantasy setting you might see from George R. R. Martin. And really, this sort of story of mercenary bands, clashing armies, and court intrigue is what I'd been led to believe Berserk was all about before I started reading it--it's also why I shied away from the series for so long. But while I prefer the curses and mon This omnibus is much more down to earth than the first one. While there is a creepy artifact, and a battle against a demon, for the most part, this feels like the kind of low magic fantasy setting you might see from George R. R. Martin. And really, this sort of story of mercenary bands, clashing armies, and court intrigue is what I'd been led to believe Berserk was all about before I started reading it--it's also why I shied away from the series for so long. But while I prefer the curses and monsters of the first collection, this telling of Guts' early years is still very well-written (and gorgeously illustrated). Despite the fact that I prefer more inhuman adversaries in my fantasy, I still found myself getting invested in these chapters; I cared about how Guts came to join the Band of the Hawk, and Griffith's ambitions, and the sense of impending doom underlying it all. And while I don't think the next omnibus will get back to the otherworldly horrors just yet, based on where this one ended off, the story is good enough that I'm okay with that.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Chris Dilts

    A masterpiece of classic manga artwork. Truly a pleasure to read and explore the gory world of Guts dipped in darkness. While there are some lines of dialogue that come off as a bit homophobic, this part of the series particularly explores sexuality and the almost hollowly over-the-top masculine mentality of the protagonist. Some concepts are simple, but the introduction and development of Griffith as a character creates this nebulous sense of ambiguity that sparks quite a lot of sexual tension. A masterpiece of classic manga artwork. Truly a pleasure to read and explore the gory world of Guts dipped in darkness. While there are some lines of dialogue that come off as a bit homophobic, this part of the series particularly explores sexuality and the almost hollowly over-the-top masculine mentality of the protagonist. Some concepts are simple, but the introduction and development of Griffith as a character creates this nebulous sense of ambiguity that sparks quite a lot of sexual tension. Still, it is pleasant to see that the characters are beginning to grow beyond their one-dimensional need for violence and killing, so strongly exhibited in the first deluxe edition. By the end of this volume, the characters begin to seem more like people, and less like stereotypical video game characters.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Pashtrik Maloki

    Came for all the hacking and slashing - stayed for the heavy introspection. And the hacking and slashing. Rape survival, classism, camaraderie and misogny take centre stage in this deep dive of the Band of the Hawks exploits in the Middle-Ages-inspired world of Midland. In retrospect, it makes the first book even better as it shines new light on Guts and the various emotional traumas he had to endure. A great collection from Dark Horse. The binding is fantastic, the paper quality is top notch and Came for all the hacking and slashing - stayed for the heavy introspection. And the hacking and slashing. Rape survival, classism, camaraderie and misogny take centre stage in this deep dive of the Band of the Hawks exploits in the Middle-Ages-inspired world of Midland. In retrospect, it makes the first book even better as it shines new light on Guts and the various emotional traumas he had to endure. A great collection from Dark Horse. The binding is fantastic, the paper quality is top notch and the content of the book is superb. Looking forward to the third collection.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ben

    Where the first book takes a delve into the past with its final chapters, the whole of this next tome expands upon that. It's dark. It already was dark, but it's pitch. I knew what I was getting into though. And it's not without it's humor. Kentaro's art also blossoms around the middle of the book (volume 5), and it's just lovely. The detailing was already there, but the human form gets better and everything looks more ornate and period because of this evolution. I'm already deep into the deluxe v Where the first book takes a delve into the past with its final chapters, the whole of this next tome expands upon that. It's dark. It already was dark, but it's pitch. I knew what I was getting into though. And it's not without it's humor. Kentaro's art also blossoms around the middle of the book (volume 5), and it's just lovely. The detailing was already there, but the human form gets better and everything looks more ornate and period because of this evolution. I'm already deep into the deluxe volume 3.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Fred

    The fun continued from Book 1 and the energy just keep going up. We are full on in a big throwback with the first book of the Golden Age. This explains the story of Guts from the point he joined the band of the hawks to the point Griffith is gaining ranks and reputation with the royalty. The book follows mostly the relation between Guts and Griffith but also sets up the upcoming relation between Guts and Casca. A great story again full of action and gore. Greatly recommended and can't wait to get The fun continued from Book 1 and the energy just keep going up. We are full on in a big throwback with the first book of the Golden Age. This explains the story of Guts from the point he joined the band of the hawks to the point Griffith is gaining ranks and reputation with the royalty. The book follows mostly the relation between Guts and Griffith but also sets up the upcoming relation between Guts and Casca. A great story again full of action and gore. Greatly recommended and can't wait to get into book 3!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Timothy Shea

    At the end of volume one we're left wondering what the connection is between Guts and Griffith. Volume two is a deep dive into Guts' past and origin. It's VERY different from the first volume but also really well illustrated. We learn why Guts hates being touched. Spoilers/ trigger warning... it's because he's raped as a child. It's not graphic but it is upsetting and you should know it's in there. It was a solid book if more than a little disturbing. I'm looking forward to volume 3. At the end of volume one we're left wondering what the connection is between Guts and Griffith. Volume two is a deep dive into Guts' past and origin. It's VERY different from the first volume but also really well illustrated. We learn why Guts hates being touched. Spoilers/ trigger warning... it's because he's raped as a child. It's not graphic but it is upsetting and you should know it's in there. It was a solid book if more than a little disturbing. I'm looking forward to volume 3.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Manuel

    This book is not for the fate of heart but if you like fantasy, and action then this is the book for you. The story takes place in the middle ages. Born in tragedy, raised in abuse and neglect, young guts is hardened by his cruel past morphed into a fearsome warrior and he is powerful and fearless. Will drawing the attention of the charismatic Griffith, leader of the elite mercenary legion, The Band of the Hawk. This pathway will take Guts on a journey to fame and glory to damnation!

  26. 4 out of 5

    ダンカン

    Second volume covers volume 4 to 6 of the tankabon series. Much has been revealed in this volume - Guts discovery of who Griffith's true dream, Casca's origin of joining the Bang of the Hawk, an assassination, a small tribulation of the Behelit and a deepening story of and change of Guts feelings towards his reason of being a soldier. Its another great story that's worth reading. Second volume covers volume 4 to 6 of the tankabon series. Much has been revealed in this volume - Guts discovery of who Griffith's true dream, Casca's origin of joining the Bang of the Hawk, an assassination, a small tribulation of the Behelit and a deepening story of and change of Guts feelings towards his reason of being a soldier. Its another great story that's worth reading.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alexander Engel-Hodgkinson

    4.8/5 Kentaro Miura's great writing and stellar artwork continue to improve in vols 4-6 of Berserk, captured starkly and vividly on the pages of these fantastic deluxe editions. The story focuses a bit more on politics this time around, but Miura makes even that aspect damn interesting and important to the plot. Nothing drags here, and the amount of character development is insane. Definitely looking forward to Deluxe Edition 3. 4.8/5 Kentaro Miura's great writing and stellar artwork continue to improve in vols 4-6 of Berserk, captured starkly and vividly on the pages of these fantastic deluxe editions. The story focuses a bit more on politics this time around, but Miura makes even that aspect damn interesting and important to the plot. Nothing drags here, and the amount of character development is insane. Definitely looking forward to Deluxe Edition 3.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Thresk

    Yeah, this series is the gin-yew-wine article. How a one-man comics factory like Miura is able to script decompressed, character-focused storytelling in a violent, supernatural medieval setting, deftly juggle multiple plot threads, and lavishly illustrate every single panel is borderline inhuman. This guy is on an Otomo-adjacent plane of brilliance.

  29. 4 out of 5

    James Verreault

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really am in love with this manga. I love the characters. I loved the origin story of Guts, Griffith and Casca and I am just loving what the Golden Age arc is offering so far. The battle with Zodd, Guts’ inclusion in the Band of the Hawk and the Midland assassination part really prove how good of a writer Miura is. Even if Guts is young and reckless, humanity starts to show.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Michelle☽

    Griffith is such a complex character. He's hard to read and I want to keep going with the series just to see what he does next. It seems he's charmed me as well. Art is still A+. Story is still interesting. Looking forward to more. Griffith is such a complex character. He's hard to read and I want to keep going with the series just to see what he does next. It seems he's charmed me as well. Art is still A+. Story is still interesting. Looking forward to more.

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