Anime Notebook: Berserk

April 8, 2006 on 12:07 am | In Berserk, Notebook | 5 Comments

I thought it might be interesting if I exposed the contents of my notebook, a collection of papers that provides deep insight into the intricacies and mechanisms that hold many of our favourite anime. I normally put in key words or sentences and quotes to “help me along” although to be honest I barely use these notes in the composition of any of my writings.

The first installment of this potential series is Berserk episode 25, the final in that fine series.
Spoilers within

Episode 25: Time of Eternity
“We own you”
Judeau always loved her.
Argh! Tentarape!
That rape is sick!
Crown of evil, damnit.
Get off her.
The eyes!
Guts cries

Insightful stuff. The names followed by exclamation marks express my shock at those characters dying, because I grew to quite like the Band of the Hawk. I think the final line is a really accurate distillation of the series’ conclusion.


  1. I’m laughing so hard right now. Oh man.

    What was the “WTF YOU BASTARDS” for? I’d imagine it was your feeling after they left us hanging in the ending.

    Your notebook sounds awesome. I definitely want a series of this. =P

    Comment by KT Kore — April 8, 2006 #

  2. Berserk‘s ending was great. It was the only time when I jumped out of my chair and yelled at my TV after finishing something.

    My review of the second half of the series actually has the final shot of the entire series as its key image. Good stuff right there!

    (It’s actually depressing how hard it is to read my notes; I guess I wasn’t looking at the paper, in addition to the fact that my handwriting is far from pretty)

    Comment by Alex — April 8, 2006 #

  3. Hee. Beautiful insights. ;p

    I can’t bring myself to watch the anime after reading the manga. I mean, DAMN. I don’t think I can relive that again.

    Agreed with KT. It’d be a hoot to learn more of the magic notebook.

    Comment by Ten — April 8, 2006 #

  4. I knew it had to happen, but the ending of Berserk! really just floored me. Your characterizations of what happened really sum up my feelings throughout that episode…particularly: “WTF?!”

    Comment by Michael — April 10, 2006 #

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