Episode 52 (Manga)
Chapter 52
Festival's Eve (2)
Kanji 前夜祭(2)
Romaji Zen'yasai (2)
Volume 10
Episode (Manga) 52
Pages 19
Date Released September 30, 1995 (tankōbon format)
Arc Golden Age Arc
Anime Episode(s) Infiltration
Festival's Eve (1)
Thousand-Year Fiefdom
List of Volumes

Festival's Eve (2) (前夜祭(2) Zen'yasai (2)?) is the 52nd numbered episode of the Berserk manga series, written and illustrated by Kentarou Miura.

Summary Edit

Rickert wanders through the camp, wondering if the Falcons all managed to escape the raid. Suddenly, he sees one of the Falcons, only the man is hanging upside-down, and with effort he pleads for Rickert to run. From behind the man, an enormous, slug-like monster appears, and begins to surround the terrified Rickert with its considerable girth.


The Skull Knight appears to drive away the monsters.

Rickert's legs do not move, and with his injured arm he cannot defend himself. From behind him, yet more monsters, each its own variety of shape and size, show themselves. From above, standing on a thick tree branch, is the creature Rickert mistook for an elf. As the creatures advance on Rickert, the Skull Knight appears, seemingly from nowhere, directly behind him.

The Skull Knight orders the monsters to leave. He brandishes his sword in the slug monster's direction. After a moment, the monsters all leave together. Finally finding his voice, Rickert uses it to scream at the absurdity of the events that are transpiring. He searches the darkness for the Falcons, and finds them all dead and piled up. He screams once again, and is left alone by the Skull Knight, whose horse seems to fly through the air, away from the scene.

Characters in Order of Appearance Edit

Arc Navigation Edit

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