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Today’s Anime Bad Ass: Gutts

Gutts is the main character from one of the best anime series (that I’ve seen) Berserk. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest that you do as soon as humanly possible. On the surface, Berserk seems to just be another over the top violent anime, but it is surprisingly deep. It’s a show that does have over the top violence, but the main message would probably have to be, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

Gutts on the surface, much like the show, is surprisingly deep. Being orphaned at a very young age, he is raised by the band of mercenaries, who train him to fight and kill for him. That’s basically all he knows how to do, fight and kill, and he’s very good at it. He feels no pain or fear in the heat of battle, and thanks to his huge sword, he cut people in half as if they were over ripened bananas filled with entrails and pressurised blood.

But growing up this way, he doesn’t really know how to interact with people who are not trying to kill him. Thus leads to doubt and mixed feelings about the group that takes him in, the Band of the Hawk mercenaries. He is befriended by their leader, Griffith, who is the only man who has ever been able to defeat Gutts (barely), and Gutts also starts to develop the only woman in the group Casca, a spicy little warrior with hot legs that she knows how to use…em.

Anyway, what makes this character bad ass is obviously the fact that he wields a sword twice as big as he is and kills with impunity. But what makes him a GOOD character is his constant struggles with his own emotions and the doubts he feels about he himself and the people around him.

It’s sort of like having a hobby, like writing, that a person uses to quiet a restless mind. Just, Gutts’s hobby is to disembowel people.

I did mention he’s a good guy, right?

Hey a little side note, on like Wednesdays probably I’m going to hit random on Wikipedia and then write an essay on whatever the fuck comes up, this is an attempt to learn something new, and to teach something as well.

As always, God Bless America!

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