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My bet is that Schierke will gradually realise Isma's true nature over the course of the coming episodes, yet remain silent on the issue till circumstances compel her to speak out. (She might even choose to confront Isma, if the situation warrants it.)
Really, their purpose is better served elsewhere—especially now. Isma is no apostle.
Doesn't the shell in Isma's door resembles to Flora's seal to repel evil? At least it has the 4 cardinal points. If that's correct surely would be to neutralize the influence of the sea God, who only take action at night (The pirates were scared of sunrise).
If that's correct that would confirm that Isma is not an evil spirit, or at least that she is not a minion of the sea god. But it would mean for sure that she is not an apostle.
My bets are on she being a spirit being held as captive (in the Island) somehow by the seagod. Isidro will hear the story and he will try to defeat the god.
Gatsu will appear to save the day and luckly Isidro will develope some new move or ability or something to make him a litle more usefull or at least a litle less a burden (don't misunderstand me, I like a lot Isidro but lately he has been more a comic resource than a fighting asset).
Last edited by Jet_Alone; March 01, 2010 at 07:57 PM.
True, it does bear a resemblance... though it could just as easily be a mundane ornament, if you ask me. Isma lives by the shore where shells are found in abundance, and the arrangement on her door might simply be Isma's attempt at making a house a home—i.e.,decorating.
Obviously, your idea is more interesting, and given Isma's appearance on the final page, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that she's versed in the fundamentals of magic and charm crafting. Still...
Remember, Flora's seal also deterred evil spirits, but her barrier was by no means impassable (as the apostles demonstrated).
On the other hand, it's probably occurred to most people that the astral wave may have given Isma "life", and that she's simply eager to see the sights and wonders of a strange new world... It's anyone's guess at this point.
finally another love triangle havent seen one since the caska/griffith/guts thing and i hope she is a goddess mite be nice to have some superpowered being in the group...i think the next few chaps are gonna be when ishidoro shines
it was an ok chapter, I wanted to see what Guts saw in the back. I don't know why everybody is acting chill when the village-folk all look really creepy. And the girl Isidro ran into looks normal, I guess there's some sort of connection between her and the sea god. Anyway I thought that cthulu thing would be alive but it just turned out to be a statue.
I liked that chapter!
It's the best chapter in a while! It was really funny!
And I really like Isma!
I wish she could join the crew, it would be nice to have new "interesting" people in the crew...
And it would bring some new life to relationship... with a possible Schierke-Ishidoro-Isma thing going on!
That would be nice for them to have the Water Spirit to join and fight alongside them, wouldn't it ?!
Last edited by THM Nindo; March 08, 2010 at 04:05 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
They're probably fish people.
Like the Deep Ones from HP Lovecraft stories.
Guts and co are in a medieval Innsmouth
Just read 311 and 312. Having two Berserk chapters that I hadn't read was like Christmas come early. I'm definitely intrigued by Isma and what's going on in this village, I just hope that it advances the plot somehow and isn't just a side adventure.
But she seems more like something from one of those folktales about seal-people or whatever than a lovecraft story.
either way this is an interesting diversion.
By plot, you mean saving Caska of course ?
Personally, I've enjoyed the story in recent episodes and look forward to its continuation, regardless of whether it advances the central plot.
IMO, Miura can do all the character development he wants if he starts releasing more regularly. I would even settle for books (not manga) released that dealt with side-story stuff. I feel like I have to remind myself every time I see a new chapter out who's who. I completely forgot that Farnesse is learning magic from Schierke until this chapter, and that she's engaged to the ship's Captain.
I loved this chapter, but everything feels so stagnant when you look at faster paced manga that get released weekly or bi-weekly. Just look at FMA, Claymore, One Piece, Gantz, and Bleach stuff is really hitting the fan in those series.
Oh well, back to waiting and wishing.
Your gripe is with the release rate, and I can sympathise. But I'd rather wait patiently, assured that the next release will meet the standard set by past episodes, than clamour for more frequent releases that would inevitably result in a half-baked rush job (e.g. Bleach).
Last edited by xi0; March 27, 2010 at 09:56 PM.