The first thing that catches the eye of this new adaptation is, undoubtedly, the opening. The theme chosen for the opening of Berserk does not finish convincing us; Is not bad, not much less, but does not stick too much with the dark theme of Miura's work.
Now the animation is what really leaves a lot to be desired. In general terms the result is not bad, but it is inevitable to have the feeling that everything is narrated in a very hurried way. The dialogues, yes, are practically on the pages of the manga.
At the end of the episode and after contemplating the ending, they show us an advance of the next chapter.
The worst point I give to the animation is the CGI as a technique. But while in those was reserved for the action sequences, here it is used in 90% of the episode. During battles and sequences "moviditas" has a pass ... but in the scenes where a simple conversation happens between two characters the effect is ridiculous.
In my opinion the series barely manages to retain the authenticity of the manga with it being a decent portrayal of a dark fantasy series. It still possesses that gritty, inhumane atmosphere that is commonly associated with Berserk. It could even pass off as a post-apocalyptic setting due to the state of events within Albion where poverty and desperation is strife due to an outbreak of plague in certain cities in the Midlands leading to an influx of refugees seeking help. Religion is the main theme for this arc as it is seen the way forward when experiencing hard times - basically the only means of salvation for these commoners who would do anything to survive. This is evident in the numerous amounts of individuals being put to death after being accused of being heretics, so it is linked to the tower of 'Conviction', where all sorts of horrific torture and other forms of extreme brutality taking place in the name of religion.
The hate for the animation techniques used in this anime is probably the single reason why many dropped the show. I abhor the use of 3D and 2D animation ever mixing and I like oil and water when done in a mediocre fashion. The ratio between the two is the most disturbing factor personally, as I am actually impressed by the hand drawn animations which are sparse and are occasionally used to mean certain facial expressions such as Guts purely concentrating for the kill. This is short lived though we are expected to put up with the unsightly 3D which infuriates me.
Berserk (2016) is a series of genres Action, Military, Adventure, Horror, Demons, Supernatural, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Seinen.This adaptation focuses on Guts trying to locate and eventually rescue Casca who has very much turned into an invalid after The traumatic events of the Eclipse. This is mainly due to the negligence of Rickert who as a former Band of the Hawk was concerned with the mental state of Caska who was under his protection the whole time. This responsibility is ultimately Guts' one in the end but would make his goal seemingly more difficult. Learning about the details of Caska's movements, Guts along with a new companion named Isidro who is obsessed with him and aspires to emulate his heroics find themselves in the desolate refugee camp called Albion. This is where the tower of 'Conviction' run by the Holy Iron Chain Knights is located and where the main events takes place.
Apparently the damage was already done when the fans of Berserk realized that the first few episodes did not cater to their expectations. Let's be real here, anyone here knowing Berserk's relationship with CG animation should have had the mindset of wanting an average / decent adaptation, only to get a big f * ck you when butchering the source material. If you are reading this then you are brave soul indeed after experiencing this abomination that may have scarred you permanently. The verdict of most fans will now be dismissing the show and refusing to acknowledge its existence.
This new production based on the popular manga has enough good and bad elements. The anime in general can be said to be quite good and quite bad depending on the approach:
The narrative of this new production is excellent, although it does not stand out too much in comparison with its original production, I can say that it can feel a little better.
The audiovisual elements of this anime are simply precious in some ways: the use of colors in this anime has been very good and alive, serves to convey the emotions of the scenes well and in some cases help to lift some that are wrong. The CGI of this anime was a fairly important problem, since it makes a very monotonous expression in all the characters, although they move well, the faces do not vary too much.
For fans of this anime and all the people who are interested in watching it, this anime is a good option to see, not perfect, but keeps their bases well.
Berserk (2016) is an anime of fantasy, action and adventure, a sequel of the so-called arc of the golden age, tells us the adventures of Guts, now known as the black knight, in his walks around the world to finish with the Abominable beings known as Apostles and their lords, The Hand of God, in search of revenge for the events that took place during the final days of the falcon band, which not only led to the death of almost all their companions in arms of bloody forms And horrible, but they also left the one-eyed and lame man, and with his lover, Casca, in a deplorable state of mind after being raped by dozens of demons and by which at one time was his resplendent leader.
Presenting us a dark, cruel and dirty world, where violence and death are something everyday for our vindictive hero, who can not sleep at night in the face of the constant threat of enemies from the wars, the anime in question Turns out to be a job not particularly complicated in history or development, delivering a simple but functional plot that advances dynamically, touching some interesting topics such as religion and faith in a kind and bloody way, and which manages to be for other Entertaining and light to follow, being the action a constant that usually is very attractive, and is that to see Guts shattering enemies as if nothing with his giant sword, or see him scouring them to get away from the different and deadly situations in the That are getting involved, in addition to exciting is always an enjoyment.
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