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Berserk, Vol. 3

(ベルセルク / Berserk #3)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  4,858 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Guts, the feared Black Swordsman, finishes his desperate battle with the monstrous Count, cutting and blasting him to gory scraps when the presence of the Count's daughter makes the monster hesitate. But Guts won't even have the time to clean his gigantic sword when the Count's dying pleas activate the Behelit, summoning the five God Hands, demon lords of immeasurable powe ...more
Paperback, 233 pages
Published December 21st 2004 by Dark Horse Manga (first published October 31st 1991)
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May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I can't believe I even remember what this is about. It took so long to keep a copy of volume three from my library. I reserved it as an interlibrary loan, then it was, 'in transit' for 47 years which is code for, 'arrived at the library so we just put it on a shelf instead of logging it in as a hold for you and notifying you it was here.'

This is why we can't have nice things. Because my super well stocked, awesome library system that I use for exactly zero dollars sometimes isn't perfect. The ag
L. McCoy
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Dark fantasy fans who don't mind a story that puts the "graphic" in graphic novel.
Man, every time I pick up a volume I think to myself “can this series get more disturbing?” The answer is yes but it also keeps getting better.

What’s it about?
Oh boy, I am not going into that for two reasons. It’s hard to explain and it’s one of those times where readers who read the previous volume know and readers who haven’t read it get a great book spoiled so yeah…

Why it gets 5 stars:
The story is freaking amazing and is building a lot more!
The art is so good in every volume! I usually like t
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Il fraintendimento del male

Fin da piccoli combattiamo per il bene, rifuggiamo la violenza e crediamo in una fantomatica forza interiore capace di cambiare il mondo.
Abbiamo sempre immaginato il male nella chiarezza dei suoi moventi, nell'ovvio ribaltamento dei valori.
E se bene e male fossero due facce della stessa medaglia di un miraggio chiamato sorte, eterno percorso in cui la volontà stessa si tramuta in esercizio di un bene personale che si riflette in male da altre prospettive?
L'esistenza d
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, manga
*Plops down a five star for this meaty bugger.*

There was so many time with this volume where I would turn the page and just stop and stare.

That artwork, though, hey? LOVE it.

Guts finishes shit off with the Count and is immediately beset upon by the Godhand. Five bad-ass mofos that you really don't want in your life.

Seriously, though, this volume gets five stars straight up just for those gnarly pictures. The words, helpful as they are, are secondary. Just keep givin' me dem fancy pictures!
Ahmad Sharabiani
Jun 10, 2016 marked it as to-read
Berserk, Vol. 3 (Berserk #3), Kentaro Miura
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is on the whole new level. F*cking phenomenal.
توفيق عبد الرحيم
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
much better story telling this volume
and a revelation that the story actually started after half of it or maybe near the end who knows
what we know is that we get the origins of guts and they are not pretty
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
¿Qué habrá pasado entre Griffith y Guts? :O Este manga es bastante adictivo, cada volumen termina con tremendos cliffhangers xD
Clark Coston
Nov 13, 2010 rated it it was ok
I have to be honest, I stopped reading somewhere in the middle of the volume and just started skimming to the end. After a sampling of three (or two and a half) volumes, thus far Berserk seems to be a sort of pseudo-Lovecraftian horror if it were directed by Michael Bay with monster art done by an H.R. Giger wannabe.

After three volumes, there isn't much for me to latch onto here. There is nothing for me to care about. I don't care about the characters, I don't care about the plot, and the story
[Name Redacted]
This volume: "The Black Company" meets "Hellraiser"
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yash Sinojia
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Now it gets drastic and pagan
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Shonen and Seinin are full of protagonists that continue on despite being beaten down. But never have I read a story that really made me feel the shock and desperation of Guts continuing to fight in this volume. Dragging his broken leg behind him, trying to grip his sword with twistedly broken fingers, and willing himself out of a pain induced coma. That sort of determination is almost a cliche, but Miura grounds it with a level of brutality and grotesqueness that makes the trope feel genuinely ...more
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This the 3rd volume in the Berserk series and wraps up the storyline started in the 1st and 2nd books. It is very well done and, as with the other volumes, full of incredible action and violence.

In this book Guts finally defeats the monstrous Count only to have the Count activate the Behelit and send them all (the Count, his daughter, and Guts) to a different realm where the five God Hands rule over a hell like world.

Here we find out that Guts has some sort of history with the God Hands and is
Fugo Feedback
Mar 13, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Los mismos.
Recommended to Fugo by: Lo mismo.
Este tomo tiene todoas las cosas buenas que tenían los dos primeros y más, si no le pongo 4 estrellitas es porque al lado del tomo siguiente, queda chico. La conclusión de "Ángel de la Guarda" es tremenda y sirve para tirar un par de puntas para historias futuras: la rivalidad/amistad entre Gatsu y Griffith y la historia de su potencial futura enemiga: Teresia. Además, es la primera vez que se ve un atisbo de sentimientos en el "héroe", y eso sirve para tridimensionarlo un poco. De todos modos l ...more
Kristian Dobson
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy shit, this series is getting so good. Even though I enjoyed the other two volumes, they're were just straight forward action with little substance. This volume introduces so much: the characters become more complex; we learn more about the world; other dimensions. We meet a bunch of new people who look like they stepped from a H.R Giger painting, or from Clive Barker's Hellraiser. In fact, that whole another dimension thing reminded me quite a bit of barker. But it was soo good. The writing ...more
Elias Alexander
Dec 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
So yeah. I’m glad to hear that the next volume will be good.
Bueno, al fin se intuye un poco la trama. Espero que a partir de aquí, empiece a subir. Tengo ganas de saber más sobre Griffith.
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Cada volumen me gusta más.
C. Varn
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So much happens here: The end of "the Guardians of Desire" arc, the introduction of the God's hand, the introduction of Griffith, the beginning of the Golden Age arc and the humanization of Guts as a character. There is every beginning to be more art consistency and more consistency in the character reactions both to Guts and around Guts. Kentaro Miura really starts to shine in the Gold Age arc art work, the light allowing some of his attention to deal to see more fully developed. This is great ...more
Apr 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
[This is my review for Berserk volumes 1–7]

So, this is the last volume of Berserk for me, at least for a while. I borrowed these from my buddy who is a huge fan of the series, and if he had more books, I would probably keep reading. Sadly, only the first seven volumes were published here in Russia before the publisher abandoned the project, so that's all that my friend has in borrowable paper format.

I can't really decide how I feel about Berserk, honestly. It has a lot going for it: the artwork
Diana Lynn
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Here we took me 3 volumes and I love it. Some character development and such a bizarre world bump this up to 5 stars for me. It's soooo fucked up too. I just need to know Guts's story! And whoever this Griffin guy is...I have a feeling we're gonna see him often. On to the next.
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
that cliffhanger
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I started reading this and I can't stop. Guts... GUTS.

And I'm talking about the main character, not the... well, guts.

Michael Sorbello
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This volume captures all of the greatest and most brutal qualities of the grimdark fantasy genre. The intense violence, the extreme suffering of innocents, demonic gods that control the world from behind the scenes, morally corrupt protagonists and heart-wrenching betrayal that hits you where it hurts most.

There's a bit of a joke in the Berserk community that says that no matter how bad your life might be, Guts will always have it worse. It's really not that hard to believe after you've read a b
Paul Spence
Oct 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
This the 3rd volume in the Berserk series and wraps up the storyline started in the 1st and 2nd books. It is very well done and, as with the other volumes, full of incredible action and violence.

In this book Guts finally defeats the monstrous Count only to have the Count activate the Behelit and send them all (the Count, his daughter, and Guts) to a different realm where the five God Hands rule over a hell like world.

Here we find out that Guts has some sort of history with the God Hands and is d
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
With the conclusion of the Black Swordsman arc, we get a preview of the stakes of Guts's lonely sojourn. We meet his arch nemesis, Griffith, and encounter the familiar trope of the resentful child pledging revenge on behalf of the parent. This was most memorable for me in Kill Bill, when Vernita Green's daughter pledges to kill The Bride after their spectacular cereal box showdown in a Pasadena kitchen. But just as Kill Bill: Volume 3 never came to fruition, I wonder if the seeds planted in Ther ...more
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Okay let's get this out of the way!
Berserk has a ton of really gruesome and horrifying content, so if you're at all sensitive to the following, you should NOT read any of it, period: (under spoiler tags)
(view spoiler)

Now that said, I enjoyed this volume a lot more than the previous two. You can really tell that at this point Miura got access to assistants and p
Monika Spancheska
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
This was so far the best of the volumes.

We end the story of Vargas and the Count, and we finally get to see Gatts' backstory. Like absolutely everything in this series, it's incredibly creepy and brutal and reading this before I go to bed was a terrible idea.

Now I've seen the anime, so the scenes in hell were doubly horrifying for me because I know what's coming and I can't say I'm looking forward to it. However, it's a long time until then, and at least for now, I enjoy spending time with Gat
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is where I think the series starts to get really interesting. We see more sides of Guts. We see possible clues to his past. We see Griffith! He becomes very important later on in the series so keep an eye on him. He was another character that I enjoyed seeing already knowing who he was vs. who he is now. I really do recommend reading this series and coming back later to reread it. There is a lot you can pick up in a second read because you know the history of these two men. Anyways, the las ...more
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Kentarou Miura (三浦 建太郎) was born in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, in 1966. He is left-handed. In 1976, at the early age of 10, Miura made his first Manga, entitled "Miuranger", that was published for his classmates in a school publication; the manga ended up spanning 40 volumes. In 1977, Miura created his second manga called Ken e no michi (剣への道 The Way to the Sword), using Indian ink for t ...more

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