Berserk is a popular and well known franchise in the anime and
I’ll never forget after the Berserk author died how much traffic came flooding into Anime Motivatiion (people looking for Berserk quotes).
That was last year in 2021.
And now here we are in 2022 with the Twitter crowd who’s known to outrage…. outraging about Berserk’s material and content.
But is it justified?
How did Twitter find Berserk?
There’s a new RPG video game called Elden Ring that’s trending all over
Long story short, Elden Ring is the reason Berserk was discovered by some fans. And that has spilled over to Twitter like an oil leak.
This oil leak is no ordinary leak though. It’s gotten bad enough that many women in the west are outraging, and aren’t happy in the slightest.
Berserk is misogynistic, violent, and over the top
From what it seems the Berserk
It’s the Goblin Slayer or Redo Of Healer story all over again. People (or women in this case) focus on the worst parts, and then frame it as if that’s all it is or all it’s trying to be.
Or worse: they frame it as if that’s what the author is trying to promote to so called “brainwash” people into thinking it’s morally correct.
This obviously couldn’t be further from the truth and is a naive take on serious issues that Berserk tackles in its deep, dark world of fantasy.
The outrage is understandably emotional, but still out of context and akin to cancel culture for something a person doesn’t like when they can just not watch it because it’s not their cup of tea.
Nobody watches Berserk and starts acting out the madness that happens within its fiction. People know the difference and it’s insulting to think they don’t (to the fans).
Only in a minority of cases is this true, because that’s a reality shared across society in general. It has nothing to do with anime or
Also, GUTS himself (the main character) is also r*ped, but somehow that’s not part of the conversation since it’s a man, So double standards are showing once again.