Episode 85 (Manga)
Kanji 胎動
Romaji Taidō
Volume 13
Episode (Manga) 85
Pages 19
Date Released March 31, 1997 (tankōbon format)
Arc Golden Age Arc
Anime Episode(s)
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Quickening (胎動 Taidō?) is the 85th numbered episode of the Berserk manga series, written and illustrated by Kentarou Miura.

Summary Edit

Pippin's lifeless body is torn in half at the waist by a slug-like Apostle. It throws both halves away before charging at Guts, jaws wide open. Guts jumps out of the way in the nick of time, but falls back-first down the hill. When he stands up, he is completely surrounded by Apostles, an impossible number to beat. They all show off the bodies of the Falcons they've killed, holding entire bodies above their heads, heads in their mouths, and wearing their faces like masks.


The Apostles hold Casca hostage.

Seeing the horror before him makes Guts go berserk, screaming in anger. He then notices, high above him, another body - Casca.


The transformed Griffith.

Seeing her held up naked and possibly dead multiplies Guts' rage many-fold. He charges forward, cutting down every Apostle in his path in a furious and desperate attempt to reach her. His warpath is cut short when an Apostle bites down with razor-sharp teeth on Guts' left forearm. Before the Apostles can begin to further abuse Casca in front of Guts, a loud heartbeat is heard, drawing all their attention to the giant hand in the middle of the chaos. Griffith's metamorphosis is complete.

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