After the long anticipated wait for the second season of the Berserk anime the show is ending soon. With the upcoming end of the new season, the show has been gaining traction online, but not for good reason. The show is catching flack from viewers because of memorable scenes from the last episode that looked terrible. Multiple scenes are being talked about on Twitter because of the bad CGI animation.
Instead of using the classic 2D style that anime fans are accustomed to, Beserk uses a CGI style that creates awkward and just plain bad looking animation. Which is unfortunate, because the Beserk story and manga are just plain fantastic. Fans of the manga are trying to look past the terrible animation and just enjoy the story, but apparently episode 21 was the line for viewers. Check out an example of the lackluster animation in the GIF below that has gone viral on Twitter:
i can't believe this is real pic.twitter.com/DM68EI9WDf— ◉﹏◉ (@dodonpahchi) June 1, 2017
Beserk fans took the discussion thread on Reddit following the episode's premier to voice their opinions. One viewer commented,
"Watching this I've mostly been of the mind ‘Yes, the animation is severely lacking, get over it,’ listening to people complain about it. But this week, holy Sh**. That is some exceptionally terrible animation. I'm not even sure some of it technically counts as 'animation.”
The current running show is the first animated version of Beserk since 1997, which fans and critics also both criticized for its horrid approach at animation. Fans were willing to give the new season a chance with hopes that the animation would get better after 20 years, but they were disappointed to say the least. Even fans who have looked past the CGI at this point, were fed up with episode 21.
"As someone who hasn't had any problems with the animation - even in 2016 - this was absolutely horrible. I still freaked out when the berserker armor came out, but, my god, the animation was shockingly bad for the most part this ep. I really hope they redo most of the ep for the blu-ray release, because this can't be the version we save for posterity.
It's such a disappointment because they had been doing so well too."
If you are unfamiliar with the storyline behind the series, Crunchyroll describes it below:
"Spurred by the flame raging in his heart, the Black Swordsman Guts continues his seemingly endless quest for revenge. Standing in his path are heinous outlaws, delusional evil spirits, and a devout child of god.Even as it chips away at his life, Guts continues to fight his enemies, who wield repulsive and inhuman power, with nary but his body and sword—his strength as a human. What lies at the end of his travels? The answer is shrouded in the "night." Strain your eyes and stare into the dark!"