Review: ‘Berserk’ 8: Bad To Worst

Reunion in the Den of Evil


Guts just can’t catch a break this week. After rushing at full speed to get to Casca to save her from a giant goat monster he finds he just can’t take his eyes off her for a minute. She ends up getting captured and taken to the Tower of Conviction by the Holy Iron Chain Knights. Poor guy is going to wear himself out just making sure Casca is safe before he even gets a chance to track down a one of the heads of the God Hand.

A bit more is revealed about Serpico, Lady Farnese’s second in command in the course of this episode. He tries to take out Guts but does it on his own terms by putting Guts literally between a rock and a hard place. Setting up an opponent in a way where Serpico has limited their resources enough so he can defeat them just goes to show how much of a master strategist he is. Guts could use someone like him on his team as he really only has Puck and Isidoro for backup right now.

Nina again tries to flip flop with what she wants and almost thinks about giving up on Casca. It’s hard not to see where she’s coming from as the local law enforcement are working under a group of individuals who have rooms of torture they open at a moment’s notice. It’s not easy to stand tall when you’re facing those kind of odds without carrying a giant sword on your back. The episode has a great lead up and really pulls in the watcher to want to know what will happen next. By the look of it, Guts is going to be storming the Tower of Conviction and it’s going to be awesome.

Berserk is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.