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Berserk Volume 6

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This book is more suspenseful than many would expect a gore filled, action packed dark fantasy comic to be. Considering how tragic and terrifying Guts's childhood was, it's not too surprising that he would have a soft spot for kids that also happen to be suffering from abuse.

Three years pass and the Band of the Hawk grow in power and numbers as they are employed by the Kingdom of Midland for its Hundred Year War against the Tudor Empire, and Griffith rises in the kingdom's hierarchy after a successful battle. A lone swordsman named Guts walks into an inn where a group of bandits are tormenting an elf named Puck and a red-haired youth. With the tease of a Griffith comeback it's going to make waiting for March 2021 much harder to see more of the Conviction Arc. Guts, the Black Swordsman, and his companions have finally broken free of the monster-infested wilderness and arrived at the port city of Vritannis. A few years later, an older Guts attracts the attention of a mercenary group, The Band of the Hawk, when he kills the knight Bazuso during a siege.

After regaining his compassion and conviction, Guts sets out to find the missing Caska, the woman who set the spark on his self-destructive quest in the first place to try and redeem his life from all the horrible things he’s been through and all the detestable things he’s done in the name of love. Nina breaks down before seeing Luca, who disciplines her before forgiving her, and then learns that Casca followed her. Berserk Deluxe 6 sees us finishing the Lost Children arc and starting some brand new arcs revolving around religious fanatics.

In 2002, Kentarou Miura received the second place in the Osamu Tezuka Culture Award of Excellence for Berserk. For newcomers, this arc is a confusing yet exciting sword and sorcery tale of a vengeful barbarian warrior hunting demons in hopes of settling the score with his mortal enemy Griffith, and the evil lovecraftian beings that govern the world from the abyss known only as the Godhand. It shows that apostles can be victims in their own right by exploring the sad life of Rosine who only sought to escape abuse and had to resort to inhumane methods to bring this about. In 1976, at the early age of 10, Miura made his first Manga, entitled "Miuranger", that was published for his classmates in a school publication; the manga ended up spanning 40 volumes.Religious tyranny, satanic orgy cults, cannibalism do to starvation, extreme torture methods using real historical tools such as the Judas Cradle, breaking wheels, rack torture, flaying and burning at the stake, etc. The bedridden Godo tells Guts that he made a grave mistake by abandoning Casca while he tried to drown his sorrow with revenge. But that doesn't last long as eventually he comes upon a band of mercenaries known as the Band of the Hawk, led by an infinitely charismatic warrior named Griffith, whose ambition reaches to heights untold. Unfortunately he passed away before the final chapters of his magnum opus could be completed, but there's a wealth of work to dig into, a lifetime of it, that can keep you occupied for years of reading if you want it to. The Lost Children arc feels a bit underwhelming in a few areas compared to the shocking finale of the Golden Age arc, but the ending of this arc finishes with quite a few shockers of its own to bring back the hype and despair of the series.

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