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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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they all started getting magic weapons. I know, it's pretty early on, only shortly after the anime ends I believe... but I felt it was kind of getting (for the lack of a better word right now) stupid at that point.

I wouldn't say shortly. I think they get their weapons about halfway into the story as of now, and the anime ends after only the first arc, which is 1/4 or less of the present story. I disagree with you, but will agree it's a huge change. The first arc is about defining guts and establishing his fate with Griffith. After that he begins his fall. Then begins his quest for vengeance. And while on his quest for vengeance he begins putting his life back together and there is the return of camaraderie. Now he wants nothing more do do with Griffith. It's a natural progression. I will say pirate arc has been the lowest point of the series, and I'll be more than happy to see it end. But overall I think BErserk is a top notch manga with a lot of depth.
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Also, I can't remember, wasn't Soul Eater one of the monthly long runners that's gotten drawn out by the artist having poor health? I know D.Gray Man and I think Berserk? were like that, but I thought Soul Eater was too.

Soul Eater has been publishing monthly. I don't believe Miura (BErserk) has been having health issues, but it takes him a really long time to draw his pages due to the detail. Togashi of Hunter x Hunter has chronic back problems which leads to the manga frequently being referred to as Hiatus x Hiatus.
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they all started getting magic weapons. I know, it's pretty early on, only shortly after the anime ends I believe... but I felt it was kind of getting (for the lack of a better word right now) stupid at that point.

I wouldn't say shortly. I think they get their weapons about halfway into the story as of now, and the anime ends after only the first arc, which is 1/4 or less of the present story.


I guess I assumed it was early on since it's been well over 6 years since I've read it, and even then I was behind on current releases and was reading archived scans. Must really be a slow released series.

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I disagree with you, but will agree it's a huge change. The first arc is about defining guts and establishing his fate with Griffith. After that he begins his fall. Then begins his quest for vengeance. And while on his quest for vengeance he begins putting his life back together and there is the return of camaraderie. Now he wants nothing more do do with Griffith. It's a natural progression. I will say pirate arc has been the lowest point of the series, and I'll be more than happy to see it end. But overall I think BErserk is a top notch manga with a lot of depth.


I knew stupid wasn't the right word I was looking for but I was tired and didn't want to bother. I just remember reaching those chapters, and thinking... "Really?"... just the nature of the weapons themselves did not seem to fit the previously built world. Magic existed, supernatural, monsters, etc. But this set of weapons which had direct elemental magic control just seemed out of place. The magic that existed in the world prior to this didn't seem to focus on this type of elemental magic.
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Allegory wrote:
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Also, I can't remember, wasn't Soul Eater one of the monthly long runners that's gotten drawn out by the artist having poor health? I know D.Gray Man and I think Berserk? were like that, but I thought Soul Eater was too.

Soul Eater has been publishing monthly. I don't believe Miura (BErserk) has been having health issues, but it takes him a really long time to draw his pages due to the detail. Togashi of Hunter x Hunter has chronic back problems which leads to the manga frequently being referred to as Hiatus x Hiatus.

oh right, hunter x hunter was the one I was forgetting. Not really shocking, I've tried getting into that one a half dozen different times and just can't do it. I really liked yu yu hakusho, but for some reason, I just can't enjoy hunter x hunter Smiley: dubious
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
#1032 Jul 19 2012 at 4:09 PM Rating: Good
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I knew stupid wasn't the right word I was looking for but I was tired and didn't want to bother. I just remember reaching those chapters, and thinking... "Really?"... just the nature of the weapons themselves did not seem to fit the previously built world. Magic existed, supernatural, monsters, etc. But this set of weapons which had direct elemental magic control just seemed out of place. The magic that existed in the world prior to this didn't seem to focus on this type of elemental magic.


What, with all the demons & fairies its some elemental magic that turns you off? I do agree Berserk starts to falter a bit around the time that stuff goes down (for me, its when he put on the armor), but also agree with Allegory that overall its very good.

3 new flashback chapters recently, btw. Story continues in the fall as does the American release of the first movie (which I saw online & wasn't terrible).
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What, with all the demons & fairies its some elemental magic that turns you off? I do agree Berserk starts to falter a bit around the time that stuff goes down (for me, its when he put on the armor), but also agree with Allegory that overall its very good.

3 new flashback chapters recently, btw. Story continues in the fall as does the American release of the first movie (which I saw online & wasn't terrible).


It seemed out of place enough to interrupt my reading spree and then I never went back to it and eventually forgot.
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FAIRY ************* TAIL: Lucy is going to be okay. Fairy Tail had to recombine their teams. Sabertooth is about to find out why Erza is the Titania, why Laxus is called a monster, why Gajeel was S-class with Phantom Lord, and why Natsu and Gray are considered two of the most powerful non s-class mages on the planet. They're strong, and they're [i]*********************
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Erza: Reminding readers she's a true badass, like a boss.

Slight disappointment in that I was hoping for a (Gajeel vs (Natsu) vs Laxus) fight at some point.

Edited, Jul 20th 2012 1:59pm by lolgaxe
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Ok, so, up next on fairy tail: Blue Pegasus vs Quattro CerberusPuppy; I'd say Blue Pegasus is gonna win, unless it ends up being Ichiya+(the three we know seem fairly even, who the **** knows with the bunny guy) vs Bacchus+whoever (they're all kind of... eh), in which case it could really go either way, because Bacchus is an affirmed badass, and ichiya, who is supposedly as strong as Erza, has only ever been shown to be a complete weakass. Then we have Mermaid Heel vs Lamia Scale, which my guess would be Kagura+Milliana (because plot) vs Jura+Lyon, which, given how strong both Kagura and Jura are, would honestly be a fairly good match. After that, well, Fairy tail and Sabertooth have pretty much evenly matched teams, Two Dragon Slayers, One -make wizard, One Super powerful electricity user, and 1 absurdly strong "The Chick." I mean, yea, he could do the two on two dragon slayers, but I'm not entirely sure we want to see that fight just yet, and there's also the issue that, of the team, Natsu doesn't work well together with anyone, so it's really hard to say just what that 2 on 2 match will be. You can be **** sure it'll either end in a draw, or one side completely curb-stomping the other, causing the other to be out for pay back come the 5 on 5 fight.
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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Even though it's through artificial means, didn't everyone in the series count Laxus as a Dragon Slayer?
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Even though it's through artificial means, didn't everyone in the series count Laxus as a Dragon Slayer?

yea, but the whole drama between natsu/gajeel and sting/******* is that they (sting/*******) think they are the best dragon slayers, because they're third generation (raised by a dragon like natsu/gajeel/wendy, but gifted Artifical dragon slayer lacrima like Laxus), and that first generation dragon slayers (no lacrima) are garbage.
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Reiterpallasch wrote:
Glitterhands wrote:
Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
#1040 Jul 20 2012 at 10:52 PM Rating: Good
There's a couple arcs after Guts' new pals get their weapons that're actually phenomenal, so you're missing out. Unfortunately, the in-between stuff feels akin to anime filler >.<
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#1041 Jul 25 2012 at 3:52 PM Rating: Good
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Huh, this week it was Naruto in which absolutely nothing happened.

Bleach: Byakuya died. Well, that was unexpected.

One Piece: The blob ate a giant candy. Is it going to become a mega blob now? Also, Trafalgar Law has no heart...
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One Piece: The blob is going to have the addictive properties of the candy, and anyone that come in contact with it or breathes in the gas is going to become like those kids. That is if they don't die first.
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#1043 Jul 25 2012 at 6:55 PM Rating: Good
And just like that, Bleach is interesting again.

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Despite the action being very hard to follow this week, Bleach has shown something interesting.
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Bleach: Byakuya died. Well, that was unexpected.

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And just like that, Bleach is interesting again.

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Yea, Though you know there's no way Byakuya's actually dead. No one dies in Bleach. The Fan Girls would riot. Also, I can't believe I forgot about Kenpachi with the whole "We steal bankai and it means you die" plot point came to the forefront. Smiley: laugh
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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Fairy Tail won the week. This chapter was epic beyond words.
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Fairy Tail won the week. This chapter was epic beyond words.

Ichiya really stole the show, didn't he? Smiley: lol
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Reiterpallasch wrote:
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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Finally caught up for the week, just in time to fall behind tomorrow!

Bleach: ************* YEAH KENPACHI![/spoiler]
Naruto: ************* YEAH AN ACTUAL INTERESTING FIGHT[/spoiler]
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Fairy Tail: ************* YEAH DRAGON SLAYER FIGHT[/spoiler]
Binbougami Ga: ************* YEAH RIGHTEOUS BOBBY![/spoiler]
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Also, it'd be funny if Kenpachi was Yachiru's sword.


I've been thinking about this. If Kenpachi is the manifested form of Yachiru's zanpankuto that makes her the most powerful Shinigami of all time, since he's been out 24/7 for how many centuries now without any external help such as Muramasa's ability.


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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
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Also, it'd be funny if Kenpachi was Yachiru's sword.


I've been thinking about this. If Kenpachi is the manifested form of Yachiru's zanpankuto that makes her the most powerful Shinigami of all time, since he's been out 24/7 for how many centuries now without any external help such as Muramasa's ability.


Edited, Jul 31st 2012 10:22pm by Shaowstrike

Unless his manifestation is his ability.
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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Naruto: Kakashi figured you out, Tobi. You're ****** now.
One Piece: Pretty words, law, buuuuuuuut how're you planning on escaping from the kairoseki?
Bleach: Somehow, I saw this coming for a while, and it does sort of explain some stuff, buuuuuut still...
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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