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Berserk, Vol. 24

(ベルセルク / Berserk #24)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  2,416 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Desperate to find a sanctuary where his lover, Casca, will be safe from the demons drawn to her Brand of Sacrifice, Guts the Black Swordsman pushes his motley band of followers onward towards fairy Puck's homeland, Elfhelm. With new allies who make their home in a mystically guarded woodland paradise, Guts' goal seems within reach, but danger lurks in the shadows of even t ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by Dark Horse Manga (first published December 24th 2002)
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توفيق عبد الرحيم
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
a very slow volume because of all the explaining of the spirit and magic world
all volumes that are building up for a new story always slow
we seem too far away from the end even though there is 13 volumes left to 37 which i know isn't the end but he should really bring this to a close he will not live forever to keep prolonging the tale.
It appears like the trolls are the new enemy but i don't think though i think there is an apostle behind them there must be.
i also think with all the new magic it
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
the squad line up on the cover though. 👌🏽 never thought we’d get the explanation of what makes all the abnormal stuff possible from a literal witch of all people but it is what it is.
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this Volume where berserk start getting light hearten.
Raven Reads
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I hope his new allies stick around with him.
Slap Happy
May 27, 2012 rated it liked it
This volume, and a bit from the previous one, seem a little out of step with the world Miura has created. It's a bit too traditional sword and sorcery with classic witches, trolls and magic. Feels inconsistent. But I kinda like it. A bit of fresh air, ie more light-heartedness.

On a second read, I skimmed the explanations of the magic talismans and the occult underpinnings of things. It was a nice change for Berserk, but not very interesting to read after the first time. Miura never delved into t
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
shifting towards a D&D party style narrative with the addition of the mage, rather than the court intrigue of the golden age arc. personally prefer the plutarchian scheming and backstabbing but we'll see where it goes ...more
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the 24th volume in the Berserk series and was an amazing volume in this series. Guts and crew continue their journey to Puck’s homeland, desperate to find a safe refuge for Casca. They end up stumbling upon some evil trolls and meet with witch apprentice Schierke. Schierke’s mentor provides them with some magical items and offers Schierke’s help on their journey.

After that Guts and crew end up defending a town against a horde of these evil trolls.

I loved the new characters introduced, e
Kyle Berk
Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
I'm coming to love the little group that has assembled around Guts.

This volume reinforces the ideas and themes of the series while also progressing this arc so the group is set to defend a town from an army of trolls on their journey to Puck's homeland.

This volume can get more wordy then the last few buts it is just as good because it is not just spinning the wheels it's moving forward.

5 stars.
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
The manga began to turn into a typical fantasy with generic rpg party members? Where is macabre rituals, gruesome gods/demons, apocalypse and such things..
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Aug 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I like the squad and I like the mythology and the art is gorgeous as usual.

This might be a fun little arc, but who am I kidding...
Oct 03, 2019 rated it liked it
at this point the arc is a bit slow
محمد سعيد
Dec 19, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: manga-2014
MAGIC....... YAK
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very information-heavy volume bookended by Isidro working on his sword technique. I hope he goes through some growth in future volumes because his jokes get a little stale. We also get to meet Schiereke in this volume, who finds hereself at odds with the church and her new companions. The world of Berserk hasn’t had much magic other then the apostles up to this point, but this volume gave us a good introduction to how it relates to the astral world and Guts’ journey (even when he turns down a ...more
Timothy Pitkin
Jul 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Nice world building granted it was a bit of a boring exposition dump but still interesting also kind of interesting history for this world as it seems they are being directly inspired by what the Christian churches actually did to the holy places of the native religions in Europe. Also nice to see everyone got some upgrade in terms of equipment but I still wish that their would be a awesome female fighting that could keep up with Guts as I am still praying that Caska will become her old self and ...more
M. Ashraf
May 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: berserk

Introduction of Magic to the series
A new addition to the team, Silke/Schierke, the young witch who her master believes that Gutts is her destiny;
New Gear to the squad, blessed with magic,
We get to see the Behielt and the Skelton guy once again,
Then head to fight Trolls :p
It seems like a filler volume, but I do not think it is, just laying the ground for things to come.
The artwork is still great, a couple of colored pages at the beginning of the volume were great!

Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not much action in this volume. Instead the group gets a break from their nightly fights against demons drawn to Guts and Casca. It’s a break much earned. It also gives Guts and the reader some information. And perhaps with the help of the two witches, a seal can keep the demons away for a few days. What luck! It’s an easy go volume. Just being able to watch them rest is nice. I’ve become so invested in Guts that I hurt when he hurts and I sigh in relief when he can rest for a little. Unfortunat ...more
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
I'm weary of how the dark content of this manga is subsiding, however I am pretty damn happy, not only that they introduced magic, but the way in which it is explained. It's actually pretty enlightening. I'd wager that Miura read his fair share of philosophy and religion, or at least grew up with it. ...more
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
It's unfortunate that Schierke is presented as a walking exposition/flavor text character, but she doesn't come off as needlessly cheesy like Puck and Isidro. The overall group dynamics continue to improve, even if it feels like we are moving into a central arc that may not overly matter, except for adding to the central cast. This one is semi-interesting. although not terribly engaging. ...more
Philip Mastandrea
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: berserk
Getting much further away from the anime and it feels like the story is coming together. This little side adventure with the trolls seems a little strange, but with the introduction of the witches (sierke? I can't remember how to spell her name), it gives us an opportunity for the characters to meet. Not much if any Griffith in this book, but that is fine with me. ...more
Jesse Slater
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Took a bit of a break in the middle of this one, as I tend to do with things.

The art is gorgeous. The worldbuilding and expanding is the kind of thing I crave. The entire Spirit Tree Witch House thing is my jam. I love how detailed Miura is in his use of Western myth, folklore, and magickal tradition.

I took a breather, came back, and Berserk pulled me right back in.
Peter Barr
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Here in Vol. 24 of Berserk, we follow Guts, the Black Swordsman and his group into an enchanted forest after they have been attacked by trolls. What they encounter and where they go next is the essence of this episode. It's an interesting reading. ...more
Benjamin Wallace
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Guts and his team have found a temporary hold of safety with a Witch in the woods. A new team member joins the group and the element of danger in the village nearby is only just starting to reveal itself.
Achillia Herondale
Mar 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Volumes that build up a new arc/story tend to be slow, that entails vol.24. The witchy magic, the elements are really interesting and kinda classic if I may add.
Serpico receiving/using his wind element sword was beautifuly illustrated and my favourite part of this volume.
Adad Joseph
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Interesting story of how guts and casca got the curse of the mark
Kelly K
Apr 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, 2019
STAR WARS REFERENCE *hyperventilates*
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Berserk takes a vacation inside a Final Fantasy game for a bit. Pops out ready to almost do stuff. Ends.
Rab Araujo
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fairytales in Berserk seemed out of place till it seemed per-fect. Wow.
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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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