I really want to talk about the conclusion of the Lost Children arc, and Jill’s importance as a character.
One thing I see a lot of Berserk fans wish for is that the series could go back to the darker tones of arcs like Lost Children, the latter half of the Golden Age, and of course, the Black Swordsman arc. But the lighter mood is something that’s actually been developing since the manga’s beginning - it’s been gradual but it’s been consistent, and all the different characters Guts has encountered on his travels have been meeting better and kinder fates. Colette died horribly and had her corpse desecrated, then Vargas died cleanly and with hope of being avenged, then Theresia survived and carried physical and psychological scars as the price…and now Jill lives too; not undamaged, but she makes it out clean and strong and hopeful. And even though the Lost Children arc contains piles of dead children and shows Guts at one of his lowest points morally, this is the moment where the light breaks through at last.
And Jill is the character who brings this light into the story, and an incredible amount of hope too.
Can I just say…this is a fucked up fucking thing to say to your life long friend?
What the hell man? Does Woo Seung have no value to you simply as a friend? Why do you even like her then?! This is just a low, low move and it makes me wish I had never liked your character in the first place. You catch feelings all on your own, bottle them up all on your own, and when she doesn’t reciprocate you decide it invalidates a life time friendship? My girl deserves so much better than a fake friend like you.
I’m glad Woo Seung doesn’t see you as a man, because you don’t even see her as a person.