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nathandouglasdavis

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Berserk of Gluttony

May 12, 2020

The greatest aspect of this manga is the fact that Fate Graphite's constant killing is literally necessitated--the skill "Gluttony" will consume our main character if fe doesn't satiate its hunger with an ever-increasing amount of monsters. Also, by having Fate's excess stat points be able to be spent on increasing Greed's abilities (Greed is Fate's sword and feir companion), this keeps Fate from becoming god-like in power--keeps fem at least somewhat moderate, and could also serve to make fights challenging again. Like, if Fate resets to low stats, then fighting goblins can maybe become a challenge again until fe builds up more stats. Though the manga doesn't really focus on the fighting of low-level monsters. Other than at the beginning, it just glosses over the mob fights and focuses on the boss-level fights. There are three levels of bosses which we've run into or which have been alluded to: 1) Crown monsters, which are uniquely named versions of a common monster like kobolds or sandmen and are many times stronger than them; 2) Chimeras, which are seven artificially-created monsters that come out of eggs and which are the upper limit of what Fate might be able to handle at the moment; and 3) The Celestial Dragon, which has only been alluded to and which is supposedly leagues above what Fate is capable of handling. Also, when it comes to humans, it's all about the Holy Knights--we have holy knight opponents and holy knight allies, but holy knights seem to be the apex of human strength. As the series goes on, it will likely include Fate working to protect Roxy while slowly uncovering the importance of feir role as one of the people with a Deadly Sin skill and what exactly that means.

You see, there are Deadly Sin weapons as well as people with Deadly Sin skills. For example, Fate has the Deadly Sin skill of Gluttony and fe also wields the Deadly Sin weapon named Greed. And Myne has the skill of Wrath and wields the weapon named Sloth. And Elise has the skill of Lust and may not be wielding a weapon. So far, we haven't seen any repeated sins between people and weapons, so it's unclear whether there are two separate cycles (with both people and weapons having a representative for each sin) or if there is but a single cycle (with some of the sins being represented by people and some being represented by weapons).

The backgrounds are a bit too empty. The hands and feet feel off, and the movements look a bit stiff. But the art is overall of good quality and the fights look pretty cool.

[Reviewed at chapter 23]

6/10 story
7/10 art
8/10 characters
7/10 overall

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nathandouglasdavis Feb 7, 2021

WABN0WI,

First of all, you are correct that "fem" is referring to Fate. I use gender neutral pronouns in my reviews, so it is comparable to the words "him" or "her."

And to respond to some of your critiques, I am honestly confused by a lot of what you were saying. When did I ever talk about the story being "foreshadowable" or "logic and realistic stories"? When did I ever say that the stats going down was a negative aspect to the manga or that the fights aren't challenging enough? I actually think the stats going down to increase Greed's abilities is a positive aspect. When did I ever say that I wanted the main character to be "shy as hell" or anything like that? When did I ever say that the art was bad? In fact, I specifically say "the art is overall of good quality."

And finally, a 7/10 is a positive review! This is fundamentally a positive review! Sure, I don't think it's a masterpiece. But I do think it's a good manga, which is why I rated it positively!

WABN0WI Feb 6, 2021

Who is fem.  I assume you mean Fate.  This unhonest review could not be anymore opinionated and wrong.

The story is foreshadowable, but it is definitely not a 6.  

I see what your saying.  His stats go down meaning the fights should be more challenging.  But your wrong.  His stats are not going down.  They are being consumed into his weapon thus making his weapon stronger.  And if you want to talk about logic and realistic stories, irl a sword is one hit kill so don't start.  Stats don't mean crap irl.  They don't even exist.  So logically why would this make a fight any more or less challenging?

By the way this is in the fantasy genre and therefore the laws of science don't exist making logic not existing.  Fantasy goes beyond the laws of science so therefore it is okay that the fights do not seem challenging when his stats are consumed.


Also his sword 'Greed' is the best weapon in it's class.  So it would not make sense for fights using this sword to be hard.

Why would you want this story to be the same as all others in the fact that the main character is a male, average skill and faces challenging enemies and is shy as hell?  Are you serious?  Go to an anime/manga that focuses on that instead of bad reviewing this book for not having that.  

Actually all books should be original so I praise the author of this book for going a different route.  I have actually been looking for more series that go this route.  The main character is overpowered, not shy, etc.  

Don't get me started on the art.  The cover was amazing well drawn.  Like what about the art was bad?   The character proportions were spot on, it looked like the japanese art style.. etc.  Wait you don't like how it looks?   Please tell me why the art was not good.  I mean the artist can draw better than you, so why are you juding the mangaka artist on their art??

You should really take more time to give honest reviews rather than giving your opinion.  For example.  I may not like hunger games, but it's still a good book because it's well written, has movies of it which were a huge success, and is read by a lot of people.