PCP: Berserk, Vol. 1

Watching Wednesday #15 – Weeawoo

I Bes in the Zerk

The short of it: As striking as it is brutal (much like Guts), Berserk is a legend for a reason. Gorgeous depictions of terrifying tragedies make it hard to put down and harder to look away. 

Technically, you look at manga, which is close enough to watching. Whatever, it’s dope.

I’ve got this bad habit of comparisons, which, as a concept, are generally lazy. Thanks to the transitive property though, a revelation is revealed about this legendary series:

Berserk is Dark Souls.
Dark Souls is Berserk.
Catch-22 is Dark Souls.
Catch-22 is Berserk.

Alright, I’m not a math guy. There’s a reason I took algebra at a community college and there’s a reason I got a journalism degree and not one that involves non-data-driven numbers.

Alright, they’re the same reason. Maybe the writing skills I thought compensated for my lack of math ones aren’t quite as good as I thought.

The point is, I butchered that as bad as Guts butchers and is butchered. It’s too cruel too cool.

Note: Berserk’s occult cult status isn’t exaggerated. Knowing the story doesn’t spoil the ride or mystique. So far at least. 

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