Post by theblakeman on Oct 3, 2003 14:31:19 GMT -5
Berserk was made in 89 and out of all my checking of anime and games before that there have been no swords as big as that in any game or manga or anime ect. Berserk was a huge hit in Japan so Cloud's desgner must have been a Berserk fan.
Post by SickAndWretched on Oct 3, 2003 14:46:15 GMT -5
what about in the Heavy Metal "graphic novels".. they were out in the 70s and I remember seeing some guy with similar big ass swords...
and although people from 89 are now in high school..(and yes that is extremely scary to me). 89 wasn't that long ago.. I highly doubt beserker was the 1st anime or manga or any story to have a guy with big sword.. I'm possitive you could look as far back as ancient japan, rome, and greece and find stories wih similar sowrds..
Post by theblakeman on Oct 3, 2003 14:51:29 GMT -5
It's the style of Bustersword that is similar to Dragon Slayer. The only real difference is the end of the Bustersword's blade. Also Heavy Metal probably did inspire a lot of manga works especially Berserk but I am saying there were no swords that big that were in that same STYLE, ya know like a big slab of metal attacked to a simple handle.
Post by The~Inquisitor on Oct 3, 2003 15:56:09 GMT -5
The main character in Beserk swings his totally unique sword in a way which has been seen in movies/cartoons created prior to Beserk so I guess the Beserk creatos were huge fans of these shows aswell, eh?
You cannot just say something is a total rip off just because they look similar. A sword is a sword, there are many different looks to a sword and a lot have been done. It could have just been a coincidence that both Cloud and Gatz (Whatever his name is) have a similar sword style.
Example of Blakeman's theory: Armoured Core has been robots and so does Gundam Wing. One MUST have been inspired by the other.