The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.
Berserk is and always will be nothing short of a masterpiece in my book, but it's definately lost its stride lately, in my mind. I can put up with short chapters, but these have just been nothing but the mangaka showing off his ability to draw 2-page spreads of the same damn things countless times for months on end.
The dialogue was part of what made Berserk amazing, and it's been missing longer than just the last few chapters; Berserk has had less and less dialogue since the first Eclipse. It was still good for a long time, and the action scenes kept it energetic. Now even the action scenes are gone, replaced by epic 2-page spreads that tell absolutely nothing about the story.
I get that it'll look better when I see it in manga form, but I DON'T get why we need to see the same 2-page spreads every chapter, the same stupid apostles doing absolutely nothing, and then get force-fed some fucking unicorns and monsters while getting a lame teaser with Guts (who feels less and less like a main character in this series).
Berserk has and probably always will be the standard by which I judge everything else and so far no other manga I have read measures up. There are other Manga like Claymore and Vinland Saga that compare to one aspect of Berserk fairly well but none match its depth and intricacy on all levels. I often read complaints about how the series has changed over time but the way I see it, it has just evolved. Berserk has done what many other Manga's seem afraid to do, it has shown its characters almost totally transform. Not only the characters but the world as well and yet it has done it in a way that makes sense. It is not often that a series kills off a huge portion of its cast quite late in the series and has the female lead lose her mind (especially not for most of the series). Berserk has taken risks but most importantly it has remained sincere to its story.
My only major complaint with Berserk is that it doesn't come out nearly fast enough.
we do need moar rape, for shur
and on a less serious note, da fucks going on with big emporer dude? when is griffith and gutts going to get it on.....
i dont mind the magic, fairies, fairies that rape and kill, but a few chapters of nothing but a big guy and all his little minions getting stomped on gets a lil old