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Berserk, Vol. 20

(ベルセルク / Berserk #20)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  2,597 ratings  ·  52 reviews
The Black Swordsman Guts’ former captain and lover, Casca, has been taken by the Holy Iron Chain Knights to the "Tower of Conviction" of the fanatic torturer of the Holy See, Mozgus, who plans to treat the rumored witch to the proper agonies of the damned, but Guts is on his way to rescue Casca and dish out some chastisement of his own on any who get in his way. But forces ...more
Paperback, 229 pages
Published December 11th 2007 by Dark Horse Manga (first published November 5th 2000)
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Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it
I need to get me a man that looks at me like Guts looks at Casca. 🤔
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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this is BREATHTAKING. MIND-BLOWING. The symbolism!!! The parallels!!! Hol y shitttt. It’s Eclipse 2.0 but everything is in reverse. Fake Eclipse.
Honestly, this is so awesome I’m shaking.
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i can't wait to see Griffith (?
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
this one had me almost smashing my laptop.
توفيق عبد الرحيم
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Yay finished this amazing issue much faster then the last one
there is something annoying me about the art Guts's Big ass sword measurements is not always right
its like the artist is trying so hard to make it fit into the panels thus dwarfing them
Its another one of those crazy nights
The falling of the tower scene was amazing
all those crazy monsters rising from the ground amazing
the priest and his band becoming demons is amazing
oh but the crazy monsters aren't really that creative they are slow
C. Varn
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The flirting with a second Esclipse and introduction of the egg of the perfect world make this volume fascinating as the retribution arc seems to have real overarching plot significance that the last few arcs really didn't have. Casca' continued importance and The Skull Knight's fatalism hint at the significance. This volume reads incredibly quickly.
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This the 20th volume in the Berserk series. In this volume Father Mozgus is determined to sacrifice Casca to demons and Guts is determined to rescue her. Meanwhile Luca meets the Skull King who surprisingly saves her, while showing her some of the crazy events that are taking place.

There is a ton of fighting between Guts and Mozgus and his unholy minions. At the end of it all the Godhand rises again….

The illustration is in keeping with previous volumes; very well done. The story makes a lot of p
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Godhand appears! The tower turning into a hand was spectacular.
This is my review of Berserk's Conviction arc, contained in volumes 15 through 21 of the manga.

I didn't like this arc as much, but that doesn't mean its without merit. Conviction comes after the Eclipse and chronologically after the introductory Black Swordsman arc. The arc starts with Guts trying to survive the demons that prevent him from sleeping, and the trail of misfortune that follows him as he wanders aimlessly from place to place. This seemed like a logical place to continue the story, a
Peter Barr
Jan 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Berserk is the tale of Guts, the Black Swordsman. He is on a quest to find meaning in his life and that has taken the form of being a mighty warrior. In this episode, he is searching for Casca, his love, who has been taken in, while suffering from amnesia, by prostitute and then captured by a religious leader in a tower inhabited by evil. While the religious leader is torturing alleged heretics, he has taken Casca and believes to be the head witch of the heretics. He is planning to burn her at t ...more
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tons of action in this volume. Most of the volume is Guts fighting the Inquisition – and having a hard time at it – or the Skull Horseman facing off the latest apostate or the hundreds of people camped at the base of the Tower of Conviction fighting among themselves as more and more demons and spirits are brought into the area, following Casca’s and Gut’s brands. And surprisingly, Casca’s and Gut’s child, possessed as a fetus and never truly born as should be, takes a front role. The volume ends ...more
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This rendition of Berserk finds a parallel to the earlier sacrifice, and pushes the overall narrative forward moreso than several of the previous volumes; while the battles with some of the sent monsters feels a bit distracting at best, the battle with Mazgus himself is engaging and interesting. It's another fine volume, even if Griffith's presence is surely missed here.
Philip Mastandrea
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: berserk
These last few have been building up to something and i can only imagine it will be huge. Terrible place to leave it as i only got 19 and 20 right now. Not necessarily a cliffhanger but there is a lot going on and a lot is going to happen. Looking forward to reading more but even at my glacial pace im catching up at an alarming rate.
3.85 Stars

Spoilers ahead****

A lot happened in this volume, we learnt a lot about the behelt, the ending was super creepy, what is to come of that creepy baby demon now ingested by that ugly thing... Another dooms day is upon us and Casca about to be fried, I'm intrigued !
Achillia Herondale
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Eclipse vol.2 on the way and oh my, everything comes together, all the build up of the previous volumes. Next volume hell will break lose and I am waiting for *him* to show his face again.
M. Ashraf
Jan 31, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: berserk
A big battle
A standoff at the end between another awaited battle
Another ritual is on the horizon
A Great build up to what comes next
A dark night, full of monsters and terrors
To the next volume!
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I can't tell you how many times I said "Guts, you better move your fucking ass!" while reading this one. Pretty much blew through it like nothing with all the tension ramping up to an insane degree.
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: seinen, 2017manga
3.5 stars
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The plot flows so well and the art is so good, I can't put this series down
Timothy Pitkin
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nice development and nice twist that the Church is not the main villains even with them being built up to be. Also nice design for the actually villain.
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Finally starting to pick up.
Jesse Slater
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I realized while reading this volume that this is the farthest I've read any single manga series, which is crazy to me.
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
what is happening
Sep 05, 2020 rated it liked it
This felt like Bayonetta by way of my childhood memories of watching the skeleton warrior sequence from Disney’s “The Black Cauldron”.
Charlie Cain
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
A little confused about the Behelit man and the tower of conviction... and about pseudo-apostles in general. But hey, it all looked pretty.
Kyle Berk
It’s volume 20 by now. You know if you like it. And I do really love it.

The plot moves along as Guts chases Casca and things are starting to heat up as we learn more.

Art is fantastic as always. I love this series and will be picking up the next volume.

5 stars.
Deshawn Vasquez
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I find it hilarious that the very next volume actually starts to pick up in a big way after I complained about the previous.
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This volume again continues the previous arc, but it doesn't finish it, so you're left wanting.

We get to see what that Inquisitor dude, Mosguz truly is, though I'm a bit confused about exactly what he is and what his agenda is.

Art is really good in this chapter. Most of the imagery is boldly drawn, and there's a decent amount of action. But the happenings here all feel a bit time consuming, like not a ton of progress is made by our heroes. I'm hoping volume 21 wraps things up here. Still fearful
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