I’ve finished reading up through volume 28 of Berserk, which is made available thanks to the efforts of The Band of the Hawks. Volume 29 comes out next month.
I thought it would be pretty hard to read a mango, since … everything usually gets all mumbled and jumbled on a comic book page, and in mangas, it’s backwards to boot (start at the top left panel, read bubbles from left to right.) I really, really like Berserk, though. My favorite moment is long after the eclipse, when Berserk has his new companions and they come to a place where many armies are gathered to fight a war, and his companions start talking about the Band of the Hawk (since Guts is a quiet guy, they don’t know that he was the Hawks’ Raid Leader,) and the kid that is following Guts around asks, were you a mercenary once?
Guts says he doesn’t remember. And Caska, she’s been crazy the whole time these people have known her, and have no idea that she’s a bad-ass warrior, just like Guts.
There’s also a pretty bad-ass game for the PS2 that was never released in the US.