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Berserk, Vol. 25

(ベルセルク / Berserk #25)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  2,343 ratings  ·  62 reviews
Guts the Black Swordsman just can't seem to find a little peace. On his way to the idyllic tranquility of his miniature pal Puck's homeland of Elfhelm, Guts and his companions, at the behest of a local witch, assist a village beset by a plague of hideous and deadly trolls. Assisted by the witch's disciple, Schierke, the warrior band manages to turn the tide against the bea ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published October 7th 2008 by Dark Horse Manga (first published July 5th 2003)
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Aug 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
This is good, but when will we stop having casca and farnese kidnapped and in need of saving?

Apart from that aspect, I liked the volume. It was fun and dynamic. The art is gorgeous and the story is solid.
The monster designs are chiefs kiss, they are so disturbing and horrendous.

Have I mentioned, that my favorite thing is Guts having friends and being able to rely on them and they care for him and they respect and trust him. Guts is no longer alone and I'm having feelings.
.....Wtf was that last panel? Haha

It was all lighthearted until it went to mind fuckery again.
توفيق عبد الرحيم
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
my prediction was way off
everyone fought to the best of their capabilities
Serpico proved formidable and a very fast learner with his wind sylphs
the little witch proved fierce but she needs a lot of preparation time
Isidro was helpless i think he will push himself the next few volumes and he will be effective for the team.
I love how kentaro miura is trying to rationalize his twisted as fuck world.
the whole spirit world and the spirits and angels is very interesting
but i am starting to have ser
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
MAGIC ✨ It’s Serpico and Schierke’s time to shine!

P.S. the final scene of this volume is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen in a while. I can’t.
Devin (Mostly Manga)
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, favorite-manga
Berserk is proof that some stories can't be told in words alone. The creatures, the characters, the scenery -- everything is best told exactly how Kentaro Miura envisions it. Books or movies don't scare me, they never do. But I'd be lying if I said Berserk doesn't give me the chills. As fucked up as this series is, it's pretty damn beautiful. ...more
Ella Alaniz
Dec 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Badass fights this volume and a disturbing ending!
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the 25th volume in the Berserk series. In this volume Guts and crew defend a town from trolls, an ogre, and a kelpie. We also get to watch Schierke wield some pretty awesome magic. At the end of it the trolls are swept away but so are Casca and Lady Farnese; they have both been taken captive by the trolls.

Schierke teaches us a lot more about how magic works and explains about the different astral planes. The addition of magic to the series has been fascinating and I really enjoy it. I lo
M. Ashraf
Jun 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: berserk
Volume #25

We see a fight to save a village
And with the addition of magic, we see in its full glory in this volume
Fighting Trolls, an Ogre and Scary lizard spirit of the lake
And we head to save Casca and Farnese in the next volume!
The final Panel is DARK!
Great Artworks!!!!
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Their freaking magic system. Molding western concept of fantasy magic into medieval christianic concepts. Its the turning point in berserk were the genre turns into full fledged medieval fantasy.

Also move out the way Rape Horse Rape Troll is coming.
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
gutts striking for the trolls' heart, man ...more
Oct 03, 2019 rated it liked it
i have similar feelings about this one as the previous tbh but still not bad
Kyle Berk
Dec 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
Good volume. Progresses the world and trolls plot and also develops the characters that have assembled around Guts.
Raven Reads
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Ricardo EMG
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
That magic is powerful...
Otakore Literantadodist
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I like where this is going. It seems the dark theme is subsiding. It gives the readers a bit of rest from brutalities of the previous Volumes.
محمد سعيد
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga-2014
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Guts and his party fights together in this volume, and Schiereke helps explore the astral magic of Miura’s world more thoroughly. Most of this volume is the main battle starting with the invasion of trolls. Guts fights an ogre and Serpico a kelpie, while Isidro feels left out but earns a sword from an old man. Despite everything that gets packed into the battle, the volume doesn’t feel overstuffed. This shows that Guts still can fight with sheer rage instead of magic, and that Serpico continues ...more
Charlie Cain
Sep 25, 2020 rated it liked it
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Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There’s action in this one. Plenty of it. I’ve just noticed there are certain sayings on each of the volumes. On this one it says “Berserk is the hammer of the manga forge, a white-hot amalgam of bruising action, breathless horror, and brimstone humor that separates men from boys, wheat from chaff, and head from shoulders.” Ha, it fits so well. Some others of previous volumes had “teeth-rattling action, spine-chilling horror, and taboo-breaking humor”, “furious action, fearsome horror, and funer ...more
Jesse Slater
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This volume approaches reconstruction to Berserk's deconstruction themes, as our heroes combat evil in newly empowered ways that evoke the traditional fantasy adventuring party. I enjoyed this, especially the development of magic, including Serpico's Sylph blade and cloak and Schierke's invocation/posession spell. I really liked the arc between her and the priest.

Of course, it ends on some truly gruesome notes, to remind us that Berserk is horror, too, and you just have to keep reading for that
Timothy Pitkin
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Nice to see them develop the rules of magic in this world. Also awesome and creative designs for famous mythical creatures like the Trolls, Ogres, and Kelpie as while they look unique but they still resemble the more common depictions of these creatures. Also awesome to finally see a female character that can actually fight and she is pretty awesome but I still wish they would ease off the sexual imagery especially with Caska.
Peter Barr
Mar 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Berserk follows the adventures of Guts, the Black Swordsman. In this episode, Guts is joined by a small band of followers as they seek out their destiny in a land of people and creatures of myth. It is an interesting series and worth following.
Adad Joseph
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow Amazing chapter of the characters of that witch with her amazing water spell and the fighting side by side between guts and serpico kicking ass to the trolls
Sep 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: seinen, 2017manga
3.25 stars
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Another good volume.
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I often find myself yelling out loud when I see some of the images on offer; troll rape followed by chest-bursting baby trolls is one memorable scene I won't soon be forgetting ...more
Kelly K
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, manga
4.5 stars
Was that ending necessary though? It's awfully repetitive.
The rest was awesome though. Schierke is beast and I love her. I'm slowly warming up to Lady Farnese.
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
The action was cool but it was drowned in exposition. That's all the one character does and she talked 90 percent of this. She better grow into a person or leave. Come on, Miura! ...more
Jun 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I like the kelpie / frog horse.
Philip Mastandrea
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: berserk
I read this about a week ago, back to back with 26, so I can't really distinguish between the two, but I enjoyed both of them very much. ...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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