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Berserk, Vol. 22

(ベルセルク / Berserk #22)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  2,569 ratings  ·  65 reviews
The world of Guts, the Black Swordsman, is changing in a hurry. Though a demonic maelstrom has leveled the dreaded Tower of Conviction and ended the reign of terror of its grand inquisitor, Mozgus, peace has not returned to Midland. The Tower’s fall has heralded the unexpected return of Griffith, Guts former leader, last seen transformed from a shattered husk into one of t ...more
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Published April 8th 2008 by Dark Horse Manga (first published December 24th 2001)
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Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Wow what a start to this volume instant heart attack
Griffith Zodd Guts oh god i have enough just let these three fight forever or maybe throw in the skeleton king in the mix as well
before i talk about anything else in this issue i have to point to the last two chapters !!!
some heavy stuff right there profound amazing story about the origins of serpico and farnese but from the point of view of serpico as well
Griffith waging war against the kushan empire he is getting his kingdom nothing has cha
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely incredible. Godly.
First of all, Griffith is BACK, now in a messiah mode. He now looks even more gorgeous than before which is so UNFAIR, how am I supposed to hate the guy? 😩
FARNESE AND SERPICO’S BACKSTORY!!! I absolutely loved how beautifully tragic it was. I finally got the confirmation that Farnese’s been a mad bitch since day one, but at least now I know the reason behind it. Serpico though.... Best boy. 💔
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The start of this arc gave me chills.
Oct 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Berserk is amazing. The story is just incredible, dark, violent, and extremely compelling. (The anime's great too, I have to rewatch it.) We're in what must be the third big arc of the story, and it's definitely up there with the first arc. It's very hard to resist going back to the Alameda Borders to keep reading. ...more
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the 22nd volume in the Berserk series. In this volume Griffith returns as the Hawk of Light. He has Zodd the Immortal at his side and, while Guts is not quite a match for Zodd, he makes a good showing of it and Griffith leaves. Ends up Griffith has his eye on another kingdom that he is determined to make his own. This part of the story introduces a whole new cast of characters; all of them are very interesting.

After the initial encounter with Griffith, Guts and Casca start on a long jour
Negative Spirit
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, seinen
One of the best volumes so far it was truly great .... meeting Griffith the memories of his treason ... the Epic fight against Zodd *_* in which we saw the improvements made by Guts during this two years...the new apostles joining his army & the sad past of Serpico <3
Kyle Berk
Another damn good volume. Guts returns to the cave with Casca for an encounter with the one he seeks and you get the back story of Lady Farnese and Serpico.

Still visually striking in every way.

It is another great volume to the series.

Though still goes between the extremes of silly, violent, brutal, sexual, and grim. That is the appeal though most often in just how far it will go to tell it's story.

5 stars.
C. Varn
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
The development of Serpico is welcome at the second half of this volume, and the mercilessness of the Kushans make a good foil for the Band of the Hawk to look welcoming. This said, the return of Griffith and the darker band of the hawk is a mixed blessing and the relationship to the Godhand seems hard to disentangle.
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Farnese origin story, incomplete without a little light incest.
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
the return of griffith and some farnese backstory
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Miura really managed to pack a lot into this volume. We opened a new arc with Griffith’s return. My heart sank when he told Guts he just didn’t care about him. This remains one of the most crushing moments in the manga so far. The relationship between the two has always been the heart of this story, and I’m looking forward to reading more of it after reading an arc that was just ok.

What the last arc added is of course not without merit. The growing presence of the Kushan comes back in this volum
M. Ashraf
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: berserk

The start of a new arc;
Gatt Vs. Zodd; a great battle,
Griffith in a human form; aiming to fulfill his dream and take himself a country,
Still do not understand the other knights and the oracle stuff joining him but I think his dark court forming to take over the world and bring down the night on the world;
The back story at the last issue of the volume was good! a bit of filler but good;
Serpico is an interesting character;

In the hollows of the trees,
In the shadows of the leaves,
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first half of this volume is fantastic. We finally see it, the encounter between Guts and Griffith. Guts behaves as expected. Griffith does not in some ways. It's an intense scene with some startling revelations. Plus then we have Guts and Casca together, and that's adorable. He's such a softy around her, it's almost cute. The second half of the volume brings plot development. Grittith doesn't waste any time in recruiting the biggest and the baddest for his new band of hawks army. We also se ...more
I'm finally starting back up on my berserk journey, it was great to see Guts and Casca back together, also really appreciated the additional plot and world building, obviously have Griffth and Zodd back in physical form is interesting and I'm intrigued to see where this journey is heading. I also really enjoyed seeing Serpico and Lady Farnese's upbringing together. I can't wait to continue :) ...more
Philip Mastandrea
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: berserk
Very good volume. Griffith is back and doesnt care about guts at all. Maybe. Zodd and a bunch of other great fighters join griffith. Guts and casca hit the road. We get more background on Farnese, the slower part of the book, despite it being interesting. Dont currently own anymore books, and im sadly catching up faster than i want to. We will see when i pick up more.
Achillia Herondale
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Volume 22 is exceptional in every single way. Griffith's return, his talk about getting his country back and him leaving Guts behind in the snow was such an impactful scene as it is a parallel of the Golden Age arc. (oh and Griffith don't try hidding your feelings for Guts with excuses please)
On the other hand, finally we get Farneze's and Serpico's backstory, so tragic and cruel....
Timothy Pitkin
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Nice backstory of Farnese and Serpico and also nice introduction to the new group of villains seeing the new Band of the Hawk and nice foreshadowing with the witch character which adds to the mystery of what is going on and what is going to happen.
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The backstory for Farnese and Serpico is much needed, and gives a refreshing mix of motives into what has been a Guts centric story thus far. Couple this with the strong design of Griffith and implications for the future, and you have one of the finest volumes in Berserk's recent history. ...more
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
so much happened in this volume! The beginning of a new arc is exciting. Griffith is in his all shining scheming glory, what a nightmare.
I have not expected to see Serpico’s backstory and it hit me like a brick wall.
Farenze and Serpico relationship is fascinating and messed up.
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"This is the man I am"
I'm so excited to see more of griffith and guts encounters and more, to see griffith achieving his dream.
the last two chapters about serpico and his mad lady was nice, I'm more fond of him rather than his lady, she is crazy and an ignorant believer.
Adad Joseph
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Griffith is ticking me off in this chapter and nice back story of serpico
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Guts and Casca return home, only to find an unwanted visitor.
Also get to see some epic sword battles and just how merciless the Kushan are.
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: seinen, 2017manga
3.5 stars
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Another good volume.
Peter Barr
Feb 17, 2018 rated it liked it
This is another progression of Guts, the Black Swordsman. This edition is not only his story but also others around him and the kingdoms as well. It is an interesting graphic novel series.
Kelly K
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, 2019
Lady Farnese and Serpico's backstory was really interesting. At least now I know she's always been a bitch instead of it being a learned trait. Cheers. ...more
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
First half was good. Second half....what were those characters names again?
Benjamin Wallace
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
God damn. I've been waiting for another showdown between Guts and Zodd. Miura, you never disappoint. ...more
Jesse Slater
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A new arc, and an exciting new direction.
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Damn that fight! That back story.

Also, Guess who is back! :O
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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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