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Berserk, Vol. 11

(ベルセルク / Berserk #11)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  2,923 ratings  ·  71 reviews
The Band of the Hawk -- what's left of them -- are on the run, Guts and Casca having rescued the Hawks' leader, Griffith, from the horrors of the King of Midland's dungeons. Starved, tortured mercilessly and imprisoned in an iron mask, Griffith hangs to life and sanity by a thread... and he'll be no help against the King's latest charges sent to bring him back to pay for h ...more
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Published April 25th 2006 by Dark Horse Manga (first published March 29th 1996)
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May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
One more crazy issue somehow i knew this wasn't the eclipse and the death he cant escape maybe the death of Casca but maybe its the cursed , But then it wouldn't make any sense really if guts will die in the end because of his cursed mark.
I have to admit i didn't see that coming Wayland being one of the apostles, I thought he is just some freak of nature but once Guts recognized him as similar to Nosferatu Zodd i knew that we are up for an epic battle and boy did we get it.
First we meet the sava
L. McCoy
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any dark fantasy fans that don’t mind a book that’s twisted as fuck!
Okay... I didn’t think this series could get any weirder or more fucked up... it’s even weirder and more fucked up.

What’s it about?
I unfortunately can’t say much without spoilers... I will say this much: there is a group called the Black Dog Knights and they are demented as fuck. The Black Dog Knights are complete sadists that torture, rape and kill everything in their path... and possibly aren’t even human. Now, there’s gonna be in a big fight: Black Dog Knights vs. Band of The Hawk.

Why it gets
May 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
Here it is. The worst part of Berserk.

I'll start with the positives; I enjoy seeing how the gang copes with Griffith's condition and tries to move forward. The art, as always, is phenomenal. Charlotte's brief part was well written and tied into Zodd's approach wonderfully.

My problems with this volume have to do with Wyald. Having Rosine and the Slug Baron attack the Hawks in the previous volume was jumping the gun a bit, but you could justify it as build up for the eclipse and an excuse for Rick
“When someone interrupts a lay or a slay...I get pissed off.”
-Wyald, leader of the Black Dog Knights

That about sums up this slathered up serving of ultra violence.
Aug 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011
Oh, Casca, I wish this was the last time...
C. Varn
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This one dips a bit: Knights of the Black Dog and Wyald terrorize Guts, Griffith, and the band of the hawk as they flee. Wyald's violence and elements from Hentai seem overtop, and I understand why they cut this from the anime as it slightly weakens elements that upcoming even if it does give us more understanding of Nosferatu Zod. The main reason I lost patience with this part of the arc was the battle with Zod was way too long, and the constant imperilment of Caska became annoying, particularl ...more
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jul 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Afraid it's back to the usual with this volume - gore, bloodshed and mindless action. I think the only redeeming part of this volume is Miura's ability to express a whole range of thoughts, emotion and conviction through Griffith's eyes alone. Hidden behind his hawk mask, he's observing the changes in the Hawks, particularly the change in the relationship between Guts and Caska and I'm not exactly sure he's pleased with what he sees. He's most certainly jealous and angry, but of what? Is he jeal ...more
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the 11th volume in the Berserk series and I didn’t enjoy this volume quite as much as the previous ones. The book is mostly a big battle between the Band of the Hawk and the Knights of the Black Dog.

As with previous books there is a lot of violence and gore here including one rape scene and another almost rape scene. This series continues to be only for mature readers.

You see hints of this in volume 11 but this is book where it is revealed that Wyald is actually Zedd the Immortal. This i
Like 3.5 solid.

Okay, so lemme just preface this rating by saying first: No, this rating isn't because I was offended by anything in this volume. I'm a hard egg to crack with that to be honest. But I must say, if this was in the hands of a less skilled author then Miura....Oh boy lol.

I just thought this was a padding/filler volume that didn't carry as much weight as the others before this. There was some important foreshadowing but I think its execution could've been better. Looking it up, seems
Michael Sorbello
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
The big battle scene in this volume was epic and disgustingly vulgar, but the volume in its entirety mostly served as filler leading up to the eclipse. It doesn't advance the plot nearly as much as the last few volumes, but the hardcore brutality and epic battles of Berserk are always a treat. The next volume is where the nightmare truly begins...
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Oh dick tongue. You're the one thing that makes people recoil in disgust and think, 'Well, this is DEFINITELY Japanese.'

And to think I went from quirky mystery set during a modern day ice age to this monstrosity.

The villain was certainly original/stolen from tentacle porn.
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh man!!!!.❤❤❤❤❤
Best fight scenes so far
My boi Guts can defeat anyone.
Craig Williams
Oct 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Another great volume in the Berserk series! Guts takes on a giant demon, who has been hired by the king to track down and kill Griffith. The action is really well done, and one certainly gets a sense that, for once, Guts may have bitten off more than he can chew. I'm very intrigued by Griffith's plight - because of the torture he endured during his captivity, he is crippled for life, and has been reduced to little more than a living corpse. It's quite the fall for a proud, charismatic leader. Ye ...more
乃尺工乂 Zoldyck
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Zodd is one big tease!
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
This is a weird volume.
Kelly K
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, manga
Wha da fa?
Call me sheltered but a dick tongue is a new one for me.
This is my review of Berserk’s Golden Age Arc contained in volumes 4 through 14.

I can’t say much more about the Golden Age Arc that hasn’t already been said. I first experienced the arc when I watched the ’97 anime, but the breadth of the story lies within the manga’s pages. Sure there’s the brutal fighting that I’m sure many action fans read Berserk for, but its spaced out between some really stunning character setup and development of protagonists, antagonists, side characters and their human
Kyle Berk
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
Having watched the Berserk anime this is very different from how the show plays out. And while some elements I didn’t think fit, I actually really ended up loving this volume too.

So first off is the the back story of the main black dog that filthy king sent after the Band of the Hawks. Then the majority of the volume is spent fighting this band of criminal black dogs and their monstrous leader. After which more light is shed on the eclipse.

Beautiful art and an exercise in enjoyable violence unti
Jesse Slater
May 31, 2019 rated it liked it
So... This is where it gets really rough. The nightmare imagery is in full force, disturbingly violent stuff.
I enjoy the weird abomination variety of nightmare imagery. I don't enjoy the torture of innocents kind. I know that comes with the territory in this story, but it's a grit my teeth and bear it thing.

That said, I couldn't stop reading, having to see evil run through with a sword and what happens next.
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Jul 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I was not crazy about what seems to be a throwaway villain that provides only a small story hindrance, but the dynamic between the trio keeps this volume engrossing enough to trudge through. There is a lot of emotions to feel when it comes to Griffith, complicating his presence in the beginnkng of the manga. Good stuff.
Jun 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the series
I found this to be one of the weaker volumes, unfortunately--there is very, very little progress made on the overall plot, and most of this is action/battle-focused. That said, it's still the same gorey, rapey, shocking story and imperfect characters that we love, so while this is filler, it's at least relatively entertaining filler.
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
holy fuck, pardon my language.

This volume was wild and intense and amazing.
I am so intrigued by all of the wolrd-building new information we are getting.
The fighting scenes look breath-taking.

I love Guts and Casca. Griffith.

Few scenes of soft!Guts were beautiful. Guts going berserk is a beauty to witness.
M. Ashraf
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: berserk
This was an Epic Battle!
Wyald - Leader of Black Dog Knights - Vs. Guts
Amazing fight!
Horrific scenes and atrocities by the Black Dogs.
Casca's scene against Wyald was :O :O :O
We saw the true form of Griffith after a year in the dungeons
An Appearance from Nosferatu Zodd at the end
Great Weird Volume!
Peter Barr
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Berserk is the saga of a warrior named Guts. He is a member of the Band of the Hawk, a mercenary army that has recently rescued their leader who had been tortured in a castle for a year. In seeking to overthrow the kingdom that had abused their leader, the Band of the Hawk must face a number of foes and this includes old enemies of Guts. It's an interesting graphic novel and a fun read.
Aug 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Nosferatu Zodd is such a great name. I wish the art wasn’t so visually busy, but this still has some good action scenes. The sheer scale and visceral impact of the monsters are conveyed pretty well.
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
There is something incredibly addicting about this dark fantasy that I can't shake off. I buy 1-2 volumes thinking, "hey, this should curb my appetite" and then after reading them back to back I think I can empathize with drug addiction.
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, 2018
This one is especially brutal. That's all I have to say.
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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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