In chapter 371 of Berserk, Two distinguished apostles who’ve fought within the identify of Griffith on quite a few events have lastly returned.
Warning: Spoilers for Berserk chapter 371Griffith‘s terrifying right-hand apostles Locus and Gunberld have lastly returned to the Berserk manga after an extended reprieve. Anime-goers who’ve solely watched 2016’s Berserk collection are undoubtedly fairly conversant in Gunberld, and though Locus has appeared within the rebooted anime alongside Gunberld, his best second was by no means animated.
Gunberld is most notoriously identified for his battle in opposition to Guts when he and Zodd the Immortal invaded the Forest of The Spirit Tree’s sanctuary the place Guts and his comrades had been sheltering. That is the primary time within the collection when Guts uses the terrifying Berserker Armor, an act that helps him defeat Gunberld however at nice price to his physique (and later his thoughts). Though Locus famously (and violently) provides Griffith his sword amid an ongoing battle between the Hawks and the Kushan military within the rebooted anime, the primary time he transforms into his apostle kind within the manga is his most memorable second by far, particularly because it significantly aided in Griffith rescuing Princess Charlotte from the Kushans.
In chapter 371 of Berserk by the late Kentaro Miura’s successors in Studio Gaga, the 2 apostles seem momentarily after Griffith returns to Falconia with the captured Casca. Their significance within the chapter is highlighted by the shocked response of the younger human Mule Wolflame of Griffith’s reborn Band of the Hawk. When Mule first sees them, he can not help however surprise in awe why the Falcon’s “two wings” are gracing him with their presence till he learns it is due to Griffith’s arrival.
Locus and Gunberld’s characters matter
Though readers are undoubtedly give attention to whether or not Casca will actually speak with Griffith for the primary time because the Eclipse, Gunberld and Locus’ look may function a uncommon alternative to increase these characters. Locus has actively served in council conferences with Griffith and even performed a serious function within the reunion between Griffith’s previous comrade Rickert with Griffith himself. It was throughout this latter scene that readers had been in a position to see a extra private aspect of Locus when he is unable to shake off his irritation with Rickert’s conduct and therapy of Griffith. The next chapters may discover this side of Locus additional, or probably even delve into Gunberld’s character since, apart from for the sunshine novel Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight, he has solely been portrayed as a bloodthirsty maniac who was so desperate to show himself to Griffith that he put apart combating Cranium Knight to battle Guts.
Regardless, it’s an thrilling time for followers who’ve been anxiously awaiting to not solely see extra of Gunberld and Locus however Griffith’s other apostles from Berserk, together with the hunter Irvine whose monstrous kind was solely lately launched in chapter 300. With Griffith lastly again at Falconia, Berserk would possibly truly ship on this.
Berserk is out there in English from Darkish Horse Comics.