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akira1992

August 27<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (3 years and 5 days)
Where would i need to start the manga if i want so see frow the begining when he is younger?

BakaTsundere

August 28<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (3 years and 4 days)
» akira1992
Where would i need to start the manga if i want so see frow the begining when he is younger?


Volume 3, page 185.
Why would you want to do that anyway?  :no:

metallie

September 20<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 11 months and 11 days)
How many years will i have to wait for the ending :crazy:

wow im still using my old alias in this place

Kukuru

September 22<sup><i>nd</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 11 months and 10 days)
In 2009 Miura said, in an interview, that the series is 60-70% done. Here is a translation of the whole text - http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9513.msg166308#msg166308

Since volume 34 was out that year and if we take that the series was 65% complete at that time, it would mean that the whole thing could end around volume 55. We are currently waiting for volume 37 and going at a current rate of a volume per year it would mean, practically, another 20 years of publication. Before 2000. the rate was 2 volumes per year, so if Miura would go back to that level of production it would halve the remaining time. At the moment that seems unlikely, though.
Bear in mind that this is all a rough estimate. It may well take much longer to tell the whole story. The whole Golden Age arc was supposed to be just a flashback at first but it ended up lasting for over 10 volumes. Berserk running for more than 60 volumes is not unlikely.

Berserk began publication in 1990. and Miura has worked on it practically every day for more than 20 years. Around the time the first movie came out he said that his current rate is one page of manga per day. He is an amazingly dedicated artist and his work cannot be praised too much. We should be happy that we will have a chance to enjoy Berserk for many years to come!

Deidara

October 7<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 10 months and 24 days)
» Xemnarth
» khorven
Are the Hawks scans ever going to be replaced by Dark Horse scans? I really hope so because the Hawks scans are pretty awful, mostly because of the translation but also because of the low resolution.

I got Dark Horse scans for volumes 1-32 but they need cropping. Are you willing to do that?


i appreciate your work seriously ..  as for what you said there i have free time to do that  but you have to tell me what to do exactly
berserk is epic manga and certainly worth it.

vicestephan

October 19<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 10 months and 13 days)
best series ever. that's my thoughts on it anyway.  been following it forever, damn near 15 years.

ingwe137

October 21<sup><i>st</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 10 months and 11 days)
Here are some fixed spreads for vol14, vols. 15-18 and vol. 24

Edit: Cleaned full volume 04 [DH]

Nemu_khao

October 28<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 10 months and 4 days)
I am planning to start reading Berserk. I am quite new to manga, so can anyone direct me to the best quality + best translation for this series? I mean I assume this collection is good , but i found another at nyaa  http://www.nyaa.eu/?page=torrentinfo&tid=163922&showfiles=1 Which one should i go for?

mortos3

October 28<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 10 months and 4 days)
» Nemu_khao
I am planning to start reading Berserk. I am quite new to manga, so can anyone direct me to the best quality + best translation for this series? I mean I assume this collection is good , but i found another at nyaa  http://www.nyaa.eu/?page=torrentinfo&tid=163922&showfiles=1 Which one should i go for?


This one. It's better quality and more up to date.

Nemu_khao

October 28<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 10 months and 4 days)
Thanks for the reply... One more question though... Dark Horse or Hawks?? I assume many prefer Dark Horse...i hear it is official or something..

ingwe137

October 28<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 10 months and 4 days)
» Nemu_khao
Thanks for the reply... One more question though... Dark Horse or Hawks?? I assume many prefer Dark Horse...i hear it is official or something..


Dark Horse is the American publisher, Hawks an old scanlation group. Before replacing some of the volumes done by Hawks with the newer scans of DH edition, I checked translation in each volume (1,4,14-18,23-24) with the Japanese original. I must say that DH translation is consistently quite literal and precise (though a little flat), while Hawks, being generally quite liberal with their TL, made a few serious blunders sometimes or in come cases just used their fantasies instead of actual TL (e.g. Godo's lines in v14p56). The volumes they did later, e.g. 25-30, are better off, and the translations are more or less on par, so it comes down to personal preference and what names you are used to.

Small things I'm not happy with in DH TL:  a couple of weird names (Rosine? She is clearly RoshinU in Japanese), intrusive typesetting in the early volumes, randomly emphasized words and generally toned done profanity, which is mostly ok, but in the case of Berserk sometimes becomes ridiculous.

Evil_Genius's translations of vols. 31-37 are quite good, as far as I am concerned, and I prefer it to DH's, which is too bland.

Regarding the image quality the file sizes more or less tell the truth in this case.

Nemu_khao

October 28<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 10 months and 4 days)
Hmmmm, thanks for the detailed info. I am gonna qoute ur comment in the notes that i keep in my collection. :) I will go with this then. I read volume 1, got me very interested....

illyches

November 3<sup><i>rd</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 9 months and 28 days)
» Deidara
» Xemnarth
» khorven
Are the Hawks scans ever going to be replaced by Dark Horse scans? I really hope so because the Hawks scans are pretty awful, mostly because of the translation but also because of the low resolution.

I got Dark Horse scans for volumes 1-32 but they need cropping. Are you willing to do that?


i appreciate your work seriously ..  as for what you said there i have free time to do that  but you have to tell me what to do exactly
berserk is epic manga and certainly worth it.

You can find info on how to edit in ordinary scanlation guides:
http://www.insidescanlation.com/backgrounds/guides.html

But just to do a recap of what you have to do:
Spoiler

A) Get the raws from kickthekitty/randomscans:
http://kickthekitty.blogspot.se/p/scans-by-random-scans.html
B) Separate the pages (Unless its a spread that is supposed to be viewed together).
C) Rotate the pages to get them straight. (Only rotate once!, if you screw it up: don't save and just reload the file and try again)
D) Crop the edges of the pages to get them straight (If it looks like you have to remove to much you probably need to redo the rotation)
E) Clean the dirt (also kickthekittys scans usually has 2-3 scratches on each page, that you want to remove) (Focus on getting the white areas completely clean. I usually put a white layer underneath the page and use Marquee tool + delete button or Ereaser Tool to get rid of the dirt)
F) Rename the pages (so it looks like: Berserk_v04_p225, Berserk_v04_p226-227, or something like that). Make sure you get them in the right order.
G) This would be a good time to make a backup copy of the files (Because the next steps can easily be batched(automated) and you might want to change them later)
H) Batch-level the pages to make them have the same darkness. (You "batch" by saving what you wanna do as an "action" and then use "File->automate->batch" to do that action to all the files in the folder you select)
Make sure you don't overlevel the pages: Open up a dark page and see if you can still see the details after you leveled. Also do the same with a light page, make sure you see the details after you leveled.
I) batch-resize the pages. Don't adjust the width of the pages, only change the height. You want to lower the height as little as possible (because the images loose quality when you do) but you also want most of the pages to have the same height. Bigger size means bigger file size, but we are going for high quality here, not small file size. (so don't get scared if you end up with a 300-500mb volume)
J) You are almost done now. So far you have saved your files as .psd-files (so you can save them over and over again without lowering the quality), but NOW you are done changing the images and want them to take less space on the harddrive (but you dont want them to look bad). So you are going to save them as jpg or png files (png technicly doesnt lower the quality with repeated saves... but it takes longer to save than .psd you it is a pain to work with).
Most people seem to save their files as png, but I prefer saving to jpg using the photoshop plugin ProJPEG. You decide what you wanna use, try saving some test pages (with different amount of details) and different settings to see what you prefer.
(I prefer using jpg with photoshop plugin ProJPEG using settings Quality:60, Smoothing:15 and "better image sampling")
Once you found settings you like, batch-save all the pages to the file format of your liking (png or jpg).
K) Create a "credits pages" (that you place at the end of the volume) were you say that you edited the volume, were you got the raws from, and made rant about a thing to two :) (Make the credits page look nice, don't add anything obscene and make the size and format similar to the other pages. You might also want to tell people to buy the actually volumes from Dark Horse to make sure they keep selling them)
L) Pack the volume into a rar or zip file. (I prefer zip, since every app can open/edit it. But most people seem to use rar, which also might might the package a tad smaller.) Also make sure you name the zip/rar in a proper way (for example: "Berserk volume 11 [DH][Dei] (HQ)").
M) Read through the volume, make sure every page looks nice, with the right levels and so on.
N) If everything looked nice, upload the zip/rar to an online host (google docs maybe) and post a link here for people to download (if you used kickthekittys raws you should also post a link on his/her site aswell.)


If you have problems understanding anything skim through scanlation guides, google it or just send me a pm and Ill try to explain.

Important things:
I) While you work with the images never save them as jpg-files. While you work you should save them as .PSD. (The reason is because you destroy the quality of the images othervise).
II) Make sure you don't screw up with the layers and batching(automating). For instance I screwed up the leveling of a page once because I had selected the wrong layer before leveling. (an easy way to avoid this is making sure the first thing the batching does is merging all the layers). There is a lot of ways one can screw up, therefor it is important to take the time to look through the volume before uploading it.
III) If you later learn that you screwed something up you could upload an updated version (one usually adds "v2" or "fixed" or something at the end of the filename). If you followed step G you should have a backup of the images that arent leveled or resized to work with.

um.... is there a spoiler-tag or something to use so this post doesn't take up this much space?  :unsure:

Edit: added spoiler tag, thanks Xemnarth. Corrected some spelling. Also look at ingwe137s post below for alternative way of doing it :)

ingwe137

November 3<sup><i>rd</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 9 months and 28 days)
A little different way to do this:

» illyches
H) Batch-level the pages to make them have the same darkness. ...
Make sure you don't overlevel the pages...

I prefer to do this on each page individually (using the saved action which works well most of the time) and make sure it's not overleveled. Sometimes it is better to underlevel but use dodge/burn selectively to make blacks black and whites white. Some pages require special attention, like the one when Griffith first shows his white hair - in the original scans it was completely blended with the background, I had to use Japanese scans for it in the end.

» illyches
I) batch-resize the pages.

Unless you have original height >=3000 pixels, there is no real need for one more destructive action, which resize is. I instead increase the canvas height when necessary to make all pages the same height, which will be the maximum height of all pages. It should be chosen carefully, or you'll end up with unneeded extra margins. But this again cannot be done by batch. Spreads actually do not need this, as you view them individually anyway.

» illyches
J) ... Once you found settings you like batch-save all the pages to the file format of your liking (png or jpg).

I use "save for web" -> png, adaptive palette, 64 colors (seems to be overkill usually)

Xemnarth (تفضل خذلك لا موتوا أحسن)

November 5<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 9 months and 26 days)
» illyches
um.... is there a spoiler-tag or something to use so this post doesn't take up this much space?  :unsure:

<spoiler> Text to be hidden. </spoiler>
replace <> with []

norbercik

November 5<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 9 months and 26 days)
anyone can could help me find MBR raws of berserk?

Nemu_khao

November 7<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 9 months and 24 days)
» ingwe137
Here are some fixed spreads for vol14, vols. 15-18 and vol. 24

Edit: Cleaned full volume 04 [DH]


Have those fixes been added to the torrent??? Or do i need to do it manually to those that i downloaded?

ingwe137

November 7<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 9 months and 24 days)
» Nemu_khao
» ingwe137
...

Have those fixes been added to the torrent??? Or do i need to do it manually to those that i downloaded?

Hopefully Xemnarth will use them to replace the parts of the torrent sometime and make a swap, but for now download them separately. Do not replace the files in the torrent, or you won't be able to seed.

Xemnarth (تفضل خذلك لا موتوا أحسن)

November 8<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 9 months and 23 days)
Swap requested.

- Fixed a few spreads in volumes 14-18, 24
- Replaced volume 4 with Dark Horse version (better quality)

I'd like to thank ingwe137 for his awesome work :)

Zero_Kira

November 9<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2012 (2 years and 9 months and 22 days)
where can we get volume 14-18 all of us are stuck at 78%