Berserk

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3.5
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  • 2 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    Based off only the first episode.
    I haven't seen the original berserk but I thought I should try this out. At the start I actually wondered if my laptop has accidentally put it on 1.5 speed and zoomed in. The camera angles are quite in your face and the show loves its shadows (some of which i'm pretty sure shouldn't actually be shadows at all). As a show though it has lots of action, a bit gory, and it seems like its going to be ...
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  • 10 out of 20 people found this review helpful:
    Don't even try. Just go and find the source material.
    Just read the manga unless you want to suffer like Guts did. Its not just the horrible CGI. It was clear from the announcement that the CGI would be painful, but there was time to get over it before the show aired and get hyped for Berserk. But then they decided to skip 2 core arcs in the first episode. Who decided this was a good idea? Not only is this going to be an awful adaptation for those ...
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  • 15 out of 29 people found this review helpful:
    CGI is the death of good anime
    look, i'd like to say that today was a marvellous day for anime, but that'd be a lie.
    Berserk: The black swordsman... has arrived.
    to call this travesty an anime is a sin, source material, art style, even character motivations and personalities have been thrown to the wind to create this CGI blight upon humanity, Jesus i wish i was branded like Guts right now so it could end nice and fast.
    If ...
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  • 1 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    If you like berserk (1997) u wont like this! FIRST EPISODE REVIEW
    My main problem with this show (despite the CGI) is the shift in tone and themes from the previous from the installment. Though the series keeps the signature blood and gore in an attempt to maintain the feel from the original series it fails because of glaring issues.

    Chief among these issues is the how the denizens of the berserk universe are portrayed. Apart from Guts himself the ...
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  • 1 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    So far it's only a 2
    I don't usually write reviews. I leave that for people who are far more informed than I. However I had to get my thoughts down for this one. The original series of Berserk was one of the first anime I ever completed and bought. It has a special place in my heart, and that is why I feel I have to review this.

    Now, firstly, I must say that I am someone who tried to read the manga, and loved it ...
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  • 1 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    TURN AWAY! DON'T WATCH THIS
    I told you, turn away nothing to see here, anime is not only story, its visual representation as well. If you are here then probably you know "Berserk" well enough and you seek for more of the drug-addictive action and extraordinary fantasy that the whole story represents. Well you will not find it here, just turn away! If you are new to the story just go and watch the old series and read the ...
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  • 11 out of 14 people found this review helpful:
    Visuals are spotty, but it is still Berserk. (Episode 1-2 review)
    Berserk is a Dark (very dark) Fantasy story that follows the tale and plights of Guts. A man who, to say the least, has a few problems.

    I'll get the worst out of the way first.

    Visuals:

    Characters
    2/5
    I am a 3D artist myself, and the amount of modelling and animation flaws I see in this, frankly, is rather embarassing. Facial, body and skeletal problems are abundant ...
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  • 2 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    A good anime with a rather unfortunate start. Review based on episodes 1-5.
    It starts off a little iffy, mostly because of the skips in storytelling and odd sound design, not to mention the strange 3d style, however I would say that each episode has been getting increasingly more faithful and better made, particularly the most recent one (Episode 5). All in all, I would suggest you try it out as it is, in my opinion, a good anime that just had a somewhat iffy start.
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  • 9 out of 18 people found this review helpful:
    Whenever an anime dares to use different animation it gets trashed for it, this is why all anime looks identical
    This is a seriously good-looking and original anime with a unique art style. The fact so many people complain it looks hideous is nonsense, people always attack what is different and unique. I'm just thankful that creative individuals take risks and try to be original with their art style in spite of this.

    The tone and mood of this anime is what really sets it apart and makes it special though. ...
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  • 4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Ignore the naysayers
    As a huge fan of Berserk, I was saddened to hear negative press about this show. I'm so glad I decided to give it a go anyway. The visuals take a while to get used to, yes, but the soul of Berserk shines here. The story is so good that you will soon forget about any issues you have with how it looks.
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