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Berserk 2017: Spirit Realm Review, a Hint of Things To Come

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Last weeks episode of Berserk 2017 had Guts and Co arrive at a new place, this week we finally get to see hints of what is to come.  Check out the review below, and don’t forget to check out the previous reviews too.

Story

The story in this episode is again largely setup. It is nice that this season is taking time to do this. Since this arc is set to explode very soon, the contrasting pace should work nicely. In terms of actual plot progression, there is some important aspects in this episode. For the most part these moments are actually handled well.

It is also important to note that this episode has a good degree of foreshadowing. So watch out for that.

Visuals

Guts making his Moe debut.

As usual Berserk 2017 is not amazing looking. The CG hampers what could have been an amazing looking show. Like many other episodes, this one also waste a lot of the hand animation on parts for fan service. Which sucks, I would prefer they save those for important moments to make them look good. Instead we will likely be stuck with the awkward CG for them instead.

All that said there is some very pretty moments in this episode, in particular when they gang gets some new gear. Of course the gags are still there as well and still manage to be awkward.

Sound

Really there is very little to mention since there was not much happening this episode. Only two things come to mind, one being the sound of Serpicos new weapon. The sound was actually rather cool.

The only other thing that comes to mind is Cascas awkward voice acing. It is just strange. Other than that, the episode is mostly your standard Berserk 2017 fare.

In The End

After watching it, I felt a little odd. Almost as if nothing had happened. Some stuff did happen for sure, but this episode just seemed to breeze by a bit too quickly. I did enjoy most of it, but I still wish it was handled a bit better.

All in all, it was an ok episode that serves well as a bridge to something more exciting.

You can watch the episode here.

  • Leon Evelake

    Oh the troll arc… this should give us some great internet troll memes

    • Jacob Kellogg

      It had better at least. I would be sad if it did not.

  • Jacob Kellogg

    I hope the troll fights are awesome.

    • Leon Evelake

      They were pretty dang awesome in the ps2 game anf sweet in the comic
      So as long as they don’t over clang it we should be good

      • Jacob Kellogg

        The PS2 game was just amazing though. I’d watch it as a series.

  • Dub-Sempar Pa

    This series is really slow