In Berserk’s manga, TV series and full-length movies, the sword-wielding heroine Casca has traditionally been depicted with dark skin and short, black hair. Today, in Berserk’s second episode of the anime’s new rendition, she appeared extraordinarily pale. It’s gone over about as well as you’d expect.
This year’s Berserk anime series has already garnered harsh criticism from fans for its stylized CGI and rushed approach to the manga’s storylines. Casca’s new look isn’t helping to redeem it:
I have no explanation. Casca is still an amazing female character, but she used to be one of the only dark-skinned women in popular anime. I liked being able to point to her and say, “There’s one of us!”. Oh well. I’ll just rewatch Michiko & Hatchin.