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Guts probably my favorite character ever he is the ultimate Anti-Hero. The best way I can describe him to a SnK reader that has never read Berserk is take Eren and all his emotional issues and instability and multiple it by 10 what Eren went through is nothing compared to the torment and horror that this man has dealt with and it shows one minute the guy is calm as a cucumber, the next minute he is smiling and killing people the next minute he could be sobbing he's literally insane Add in Irwins ability to throw away his humanity and sacrifice whatever he had to get the job and multiple that by 10, and he's not doing it for mankind he is doing it for revenge, he will literally step over a pile of corpses to get what he wants he will use a child as a shield to get his enemy to drop their guard to get a killing blow. And give him Levi's fighting prowess and multiply that by 10 and you have Guts and no i'm not joking and yes he's a regular human just ridiculously bad ass the guy lives to fight and in his early years all he had was his sword he would go out and fight a battle then come back and start training and swinging a giant sword around to get stronger and stronger.
Actually its too bad he wasn't in SnK as he could easily kill regular titans by himself with no 3DMG and would be able to take out a 15m class titan too if it were 1v1. With 3DMG he would be unstoppable and I dare say would be able to kill Reiner in titan form and would probably be able to smash Annie out of her crystal too.
I'm sure my fellow Berserk readers would agree with me on these points . Hope this will entice some people to start reading
I can recommend Claymore
Overall good quality, slightly faster release rate than SnK,
144 chapters out and good scanlation groups imo [MiB].
-Human eating Monsters (with intelligence though)
-Badass Warriors (all female though - but with the best possible explanation for it )
-Mysterious Organisation behind it.
Has like Gantz a good Anime for the early Chapters but it ends like
it with "filler" (about the last 1,5 or 2,5 episodes).
Also imo SnK has quite a bit in common with the TV show Battlestar Galactica:
Hummans getting attacked after decades of Peace and are now
at the threat of extinction, undercover agents and the overall mature theme
that you mentioned you like in SnK so you should give it a try if you haven't yet
it's also unlike Berserk or Claymore complete.
I just ended up watching the anime and reading Gantz it was pretty freaking awesome, although it could be very slow at times the times when there was action it was pretty awesome. The last 80 issues were pretty intense and defiantly worth trudging through some of the more monotonous issues. Def made it into my top 5 mangas (Berserk still being #1)
Akame ga Kiru?
Berserk and Hunter X Hunter. They are both amazing and very deep, you should check them both out.
I wish I existed in the Shingeki no Kyojin world. I'd kill all the titans. I just hope that "The Organization" doesn't exist in that world.
This thread is the reason I finally made an account on this website! I've been a long time lurker, but have never bothered to make an account or post anything. That is until I saw so many recommendations for berserk in this thread.
When I first read so many recommendations, I thought "oh man, over hyped manga time." . But once I decided to actually read berserk, I discovered it was even better than you guys had hyped it up to be. So... THANKS!