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Berserk (2016) Episode 4


"Epiphany"啓示SeasonEpisodeOverall144Air dateJuly 22, 2016Running time24:00Story arcConviction ArcMangaEpisodes 128-132Previous"Night of Miracles"Next"Tower of Conviction""Epiphany" is the fourth episode in the Berserk 2016 anime adaptation. It covers the end of manga episode 128 through episode 132.




Berserk (2016) Episode 4



This anime is another one where it pulls me along just for the fact that I need to make sure that a specific character is okay. I.e., Casca. I never like seeing a character in danger for long periods, so, if nothing else, the anime got me watching one episode after another just to make sure Casca was safe.


Updated on November 29th, 2022 by Ajay Aravind: Mangaka Kentaro Miura passed away on May 6th, 2021, shattering the hearts and souls of Berserk fans around the world. His incomplete work on the Fantasia arc is currently being completed by Kouji Mori, one of Miura's school friends and a manga artist in his own right. In an interview, Mori claimed that he "will only write the episodes that Miura talked to [him] about," promising fans that the original author's work would remain as authentic as possible. That said, the Fantasia arc is still light years away from getting its anime adaptation.


Compared to The Golden Age Arc films, the Memorial Edition isn't radically different in terms of story and plot. However, this remastered adaptation directed by Yuta Sano has been repackaged in the form of a TV show, with minor tonal and visual modifications. The first episode of the Memorial Edition, titled "The Golden Age," was released on October 2nd, 2022.


The entire show will run for 12 episodes and includes the legendary "Bonfire of Dreams" sequence from the manga and the 1997 series. This is a crucial moment for both the narrative and the fandom, as it contextualizes Guts' changing relationship with the Band of the Hawk. Although the Berserk fandom was unquestionably delighted with this recent adaptation, most would rather have the Fantasia arc animated.


By: MithrandielMiss my previous reviews of Berserk? Check them out here: Eps 1&2, 3It's not easy being Guts, as the latest episode of Berserk is apt to demonstrate. Episode 4 revolves a lot around Guts self-reflection after realizing that his former lover, Casca, has run off. While his initial reaction is to be angry with Rickert, he realizes that abandoning Casca 2 years ago following the horrific events that left Guts gravely wounded and broke Casca's mind may have been a mistake. He commits himself to finding Casca and protecting her, no matter what. Working with Rickert and Godo, Guts has his equipment sharpened and polished so that he's refreshed and ready to hit the road again. We then catch up with Lady Farnese and her company as they escort the infamous torturer Lord Mozgus. A fanatical zealot, Mozgus is on his way to assume command over the city of Albion. During the journey, Farnese and the company are attacked by bandits angry with Mozgus for slaughtering their town due to their "lack of faith". Unfortunately for the bandits, they did not account for his personal band of assassins/torturers that are able to quickly dispatch them. The poor souls that remain are sentenced to death by the breaking wheel as Farnese appears to enjoy herself a little too much at their agony and suffering. Just as the episode ends we catch our first glimpse of Casca post time-jump. Definitely not all there, she's dragged away from the gruesome sight drooling and giggling as the screen fades to black. The episode overall felt a bit slow. Sure it's nice to see Guts being a bit more reflective on his previous actions, but it dragged on for quite a bit in the first half. Still, the reveal of Mozgus definitely brought some hype for fans who were looking for an antagonist to follow.The animation still treads a fine line between unique and downright bad. When it leans more towards the manga-style it looks fine, but whenever 3D elements start being incorporated, or CG, it looks comically bad. It's unfortunate, but at this point I'm not holding my breath for a sudden improvement in the animation quality.We're officially entering into the conviction arc now, so it'll be interesting to see what gets edited/censored out and what they decide to show in all of its full, grotesque glory. There were certainly some reservations made with the horse from episode 3; time will tell if the same changes are made going forward.Overall, Berserk continues to be thoroughly average. The only real driving force that brings me back is seeing these arcs brought to life. Unfortunately, with this animation style I may ultimately decide it may be better to keep the memory from the manga instead.What do you think of Berserk so far? Let us know in the comments or on our Discord server!


Thank you. This particular episode had a lot of set-up and introductions, so there were some elements that I ended up reiterating. I personally believe that a review needs to lay-out the main skeleton of the subject, and give an analysis alongside them. I will try to balance that better as I go on.


In any case, it seems that the trend of streaming companies securing deals (or entirely funding production) for bulk episode production of shows, allowing for an entire show to go up all at once, has moved from Netflix and Hulu to the anime streaming world, demonstrated not exclusively but most recently by ReLIFE.


As a big fan of Love Live beforehand, I definitely was interested in how Sunshine would do its take on the school idol story and how it would distinguish itself from the original. Certainly, many of the characters shared traits with members of the original cast and even some plotlines were shared, though I thought even from the start that there were enough differences to keep it from feeling stale. Where things really get interesting, though, is when the show actually takes its surface similarities and subverts them, in the process setting a new identity for itself. As for how Sunshine holds up on its own, the story is overall well-crafted and uses the drama inherent in trying to achieve a dream well, while still having plenty of room for fun moments. The characters are all extremely likable and have good chemistry with each other, and the music, while subject to varying tastes, is definitely on the stronger end of idol music. The show does have its flaws, as the interpersonal drama is very hit-or-miss and the last episode is little more than filler while the show prepares for a second season (not yet announced, but almost certainly will happen).


The latest season might be regarded as 2 separate seasons in some cases with 12 episodes each, making the series 3 seasons long. For convenience, in this article, we will consider the series to have only 2 seasons. 041b061a72


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