anime: Berserk

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2016


The Long And Winding Review
Covering an ongoing series can become an exercise in minutiae or futility. Here's the strategy I chose to keep my involvement active without also having it eat me alive
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'Berserk' (2016): What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted?
The return of Kentarō Miura's violent fantasy epic to the little screen brings with it a fidelity to its strong characterization and powerful story -- and a renewed appreciation of all that was problematic the first time
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In Defense Of 'Berserk', Both Old And New
The new 'Berserk' is a welcome extension to the original TV series, but it doesn't come at the expense of the '97 original -- what could?
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2014


'Berserk': War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning
Limited and fragmented as it is, this brutal fantasy still achieves wonders, thanks to the sheer strength of its storytelling and the force of its vision
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Anime: Now A Major Motion Picture
How the practice of shifting anime from TV broadcast or video to theatrical release first has delivered a new form factor -- and a new aesthetic
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'Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III: The Advent'
The third of the 'Berserk' films brings us to the long-awaited end of the beginning, and reminds us the TV series still did some things totally right
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Honor Between Thieves
If Hollywood is allegedly plundering anime for ideas and inspirations, that only shows it has good taste -- but it's an awkward thesis at best
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2013


'Berserk': Rebooted But Not Yet Reborn
For all its flaws, the original 'Berserk' anime had a gritty power the remake somehow lacks
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