Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Berserk 317 - Preperation for the Final Battle

The moonlight boy finally makes Gutts see his friends and that he is meant to protect and not hurt them. With a piercing howl he begins to fight the armor, but begins to lose. Shierke jumps onto his back and begins to pull the armor from his head, helping him finally break free.

We see the true form of the moonlight boy, it was the same boy they met awhile back and Shierke notes that they met him at the full moon that time as well. Know that she is now the last person left of the island, Ishidoro begs the Captain to give Isma a ride elsewhere. However, Gutts means to settle his business with the monster here and now on the island.

They return to the ship where preparations for the final battle are made. Shierke is going to project herself as a body of light and go with Gutts, Farnesse is going to have her first attempt at magic and protect the boat.

You can download berserk 317 here.

Friday, November 12, 2010

5 Anime phrases that drive me nuts

5. I want to live in peace with everybody / be everybody's friend

You sir, are living in a fantasy world that not even Naruto could fix with his ability to unite anyone anywhere and at anytime. Perfect peace is a pipe dream of the UN and can never be achieved because of humans and their greed, jealousy, and hatred. Sure, anime is fantasy, but you're reaching.

4. I don't care / Whatever

You do care, you desensitized little prick. I'm looking at you Squall from Final Fantasy 8, even though you are not an anime character. This phrase serves two reasons only, both of them annoying. One, to portray a lead or semi-secondary character as the cold and lonely brooding badass that will collect mass amounts of fangirls. Second,  to portray a brooding badass that will soon make the wrong decision and become the protagonist of the story.

3. I'm going to be the greatest chef / teacher / obscenely high goal

I know this is supposed to encourage us, the viewer, to aim high with our goals in life. But have you ever failed a goal? These characters never do. Shit hurts, man.

2. I'll always be there for you / be your friend / ect

Not always true. Humans are greedy, jealous, hateful, and stubborn. You have a bad fight with your friend and say call him a fat dead cow looking motherfucker, he's not going to be your friend much longer. If you find yourself in substantial debt due to a gambling problem and a small addiction to those anime sex games, let's see how many are there for you now.

1. My heart hurt whenever you are not around / are around / see you.

You know that a sign of heart disease. You need to get that shit checked because it's not the person that's killing you, it's all the McDonalds...

Satoshi Kon's last film back in production

Yume-Miru Kikai, which will be forever known as Satoshi Kon's last film (sadly), was announced to be back in production today. You'll be hard pressed on finding any thing about the story's plot line, but the title translated into "the dreaming machine" so, it should be very Kon-like. However, what man does believe his mind is man enough to take on this last vision of the great director? Yoshimi Itazu. Are you man enough, Yoshimi Itazu? You've worked with Kon on Paranoia Agent, you're famous by your work on Denno Coil, but do you have what it takes? I hope so.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Berserk 316 - Return of the Moonlight Boy

 I'll never get over how cool this looks.

Berserk 316 starts off with the villagers-turned-sea monsters crawling up towards Isma, Ishidoro, and Shierke while Gutts is busy cutting, clawing, gnawing, and generally raping his way through a horde of sea monsters. Ishidoro and Shierke make quick work of these monsterized villagers. Afterward Shierke astral projects in an attempt to pull Gutts' consciousness back from his Berserker form, however she is repelled. Meaning that only Gutts can recover himself this time.  Isma claims that even though the village was mean to her she didn't want this for them, so they head back towards the village where the others are watching Gutts do his slaughtering thing.

Casca suddenly runs off, to protect a child from a sea monster, which Gutts then saves her from. The group thinks he regained consciousness because he protected her, but this is not the case. All he sees of his friends is their shadows, he still doesn't recognize any of them. Inside, Gutts still fights the beast to not give in completely but his strength is starting to weaken.

Then the luminescent boy appears and helps Gutts see Casca, helping to pull him back to consciousness. The chapter ends with the boy reaching out to touch Gutts who is still fully controlled by the Berserker armor.

You can download chapter 316 here!

New chapter November 12th. Hopefully, it doesn't take long to translate like this one did. >_>

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Legendary anime Gunbuster to get manga

It was announced a few days ago that Gunbuster will be receiving a manga, like most popular animes do. However, they are a little late on the jump here since the anime has been around since the 1980's and has been a classic in the hearts of many. I know that it's literally the only mecha anime that I can stomach.

The manga will appear in the December issue of Young Ace and is drawn by the elusive Kobacha, I say elusive because it's impossible to find his other works.