Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby mirkosp » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:03 pm

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A movie trilogy based on the manga by Kentarou Miura, transposing to anime the titular golden age arc of the manga.

Wikipedia wrote:This arc is a flashback showing Guts' youth and what led him to become the "Black Swordsman". Guts grows up as a young mercenary until his enrollment in the Band of the Hawk. He develops complex relationships with Casca and Griffith, the Band's charismatic leader and holder of the Crimson Behelit, who leads the Band to its rise and subsequently its fall within the Midland army.
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Re: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby Jasta85 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:39 pm

mirkosp wrote:A movie trilogy based on the manga by Kentarou Miura, transposing to anime the titular golden age arc of the manga.


Note that it won't stop at 3 movies, as stated in the title it's just covering the first major part of the storyline. (hell they better not stop, so much of the cool stuff comes after the golden age arc).

Anyway,

Spoiler :
I was bit suprised at the animation, felt like I was watching a video game cinematic rather than an anime, but after getting used to it, I like it. Different but definitely well done, only small complain it that movements felt a bit too stiff in a number of parts but it's not a big deal.
I felt like they skimmed over a number of key parts like his past, (happy they didn't go too visual with the rape part lol, the fact that this was a theater release probably explains that) and honestly I don't mind. Anyone who has watched the old series or read the manga already knows this part by heart.

I'm hoping the next two movies get released quickly because all the serious "berserk" action doesnt come until later, especially with Guts going up against the apostles. And I REALLY want to see him in the demon armor, I can really see it being awesome with the animation they are using.

and they BETTER HAVE PUCK, seriously, how can you not have a flying fairy sidekick for the hero of the story, this series will fail if he gets left out.
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Re: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby mirkosp » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:52 pm

Mmmh, anidb says it's 3 movies. ANN also explicitly says it's a trilogy. So I believe this arc will be transposed in just those 3 movies.
If they do more movies to adapt other arcs, then cool, I'll edit the title and the op post to encompass that (so that it's a generic thread for all Berserk movies), but right now we only know about this trilogy about the golden age... or did I miss some news along the line?
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Re: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby Jasta85 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:51 pm

did a quick search, this is where i remember reading they were doing the whole series, although since it's a wiki it's not really proof. but honestly, I don't see how you can make movies on berserk and only cover what the old series has already covered, unless the movies are a complete flop in sales they'll definitely continue them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Berserk_films
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Re: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby irriadin » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:03 pm

I seriously cannot wait for all three of these films to be released. I've had this amazing vision inside my head of an epic AMV using Berserk for AGES now, and with the movies, I can finally do it justice.
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Re: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby mirkosp » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:38 am

Well, for the time being nothing is certain about a follow-up. When we'll know more I'll update.

Anyway, I still haven't checked out the movies. They've been licensed over here, so I'm just waiting for the eventual dub, but one thing that bugs me that I've been reading is that apparently it's pretty much just 3CGC, which is not going to stand well with me...
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Re: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby Kevmaster » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:27 am

Watched a trailer and hated the animation. I doubt I'll bother with this.
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Re: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby pacotacoshell » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:46 am

Oddly enough, I just grabbed the series a few days ago.

Though....
Kevmaster wrote:Watched a trailer and hated the animation. I doubt I'll bother with this.

This. I despise CG. However, I do find it quite awesome that I read this part of the manga and know what's happening in the trailer!
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Re: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby AceD » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:59 pm

Was ok, the original is far better...grittier, better development.

Movies will only really shine when we get to the new content, was still a good watch though
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Re: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby Jasta85 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:45 pm

AceD wrote:Was ok, the original is far better...grittier, better development.

Movies will only really shine when we get to the new content, was still a good watch though


I hope you mean the original manga is better (definitely) but the original anime? no way. while the CG may not agree with everyone, it isn't all that bad, and I really love the battle scenes, the combat in this is definitely a head and shoulders above fighting in most other anime series/movies. Hell, in the original anime series all the battles were mostly just still shots with lots of shouting with the occasional single combat scenes. Also, the beginning and middle of the golden age arc focus on medieval type content with Zodd being the only major supernatural thing to really occur.

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As for grittier stuff, they passed over the black swordsman arc, which while disappointing I could see why. It deserves a movie all on its own and they probably wanted to start chronologically to introduce the cast. We'll see plenty of gritty parts in the third movie I'm thinking, the 2nd movie looks like it will end around when Guts leaves the band of the hawk (and maybe Griffith being imprisoned), that leaves the 3rd movie to show Griffith's rescue, something that involved fights with a bunch of assassins and another demon, (not shown at all in the original anime) and then of course the climactic eclipse ceremony, which is going to be amazing.


I'm really hoping after that the next movie includes the blackswordsman arc.
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Re: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby guy07 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:34 am

It passes as a success in my books. The plot moves a little quick, but I guess that can't be helped. The manga is crazy long and isn't even finished yet. I wish they had only done CG for the environments, but oh well, it wasn't that bad and the character movements were actually a bit impressive for CG.

At the beginning ..

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They had puck and other characters from the later arcs in the intro. Guess they really plan to eventually do the whole thing. Score. :D
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Re: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby Jasta85 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:59 am

guy07 wrote: At the beginning ..

Spoiler :
They had puck and other characters from the later arcs in the intro. Guess they really plan to eventually do the whole thing. Score. :D


oh snap, I was distracted during the intro, didn't even notice. Sweeeet!, I'm guessing they'll add the black swordsman arc on right after they finish the golden age arc as that is where it occurs chronologically. Damn, this is like waiting for the hellsing OVA's all over again.
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Re: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby Haus Haberdasher » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:52 pm

I watched it the other day with a friend who has neither read the manga nor watched the original series. The abundance of CG threw me off a bit, but I'm glad the movie has the attention to detail that's present in the manga. The plot did move a bit fast, which I didn't overly mind, but I did have to fill in a few unexplained details for my friend. I fangirled out during the opening because HOLY SHIT THE SKULL KNIGHT.

Overall I liked it. I can't wait for the DVDs to be released in North America.
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Re: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby evangelibuns » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:52 pm

I didn't like it very much. Visually it was pretty bland for a theatrical, and a big part of the anime series' appeal for me was the music.

It was very unique and set it apart from other fantasy/medieval shows and movies. Golden Age's just follows what's become the norm for this type of movie for the last decade or so, all bombastic complete with choirs, everything you'd expect for an epic. But it feels empty.
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Re: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc

Postby angelchanx3 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:41 pm

Shitty cgi.
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