A brave young warrior named Guts fights for his fortune as a mercenary on the front lines. A fated encounter unites Guts with the charismatic and deadly young man named Griffith. Leading the rogue soldiers known as the Band of the Hawk, Griffith wields his formidable force like no other. Driven by a quest for status, the Hawks exert military and social prowess the likes of which have never been seen before. The armies of Midland will quake with fear as Griffith and Guts set off on a path that will bring the world to its knees.
[Source: Season One Complete DVD Collection Back Cover]
That's right, you read correctly. BERSERK HAS BEEN PICKED BACK UP. Official air date of episode 1 is july 1st.
Getting on to reviewing this anime, this one is not for KIDS. There is gore aplenty and nudity does occur. Not recommended for those under 17.(MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD)
The story follows our main character Guts and his life as a mercenary. He lives from battle to battle, seeking only the thrill of a good fight which makes him feel alive. Eventually events transpire which lead him to the only man to ever best him, and the only man he feels is his friend, Griffith, the leader of the band of the Hawks. Through their many trials and battles they come to be respected and revered by the king whom they serve and are even offered titles of lordship within the court. Things go sour however after Guts decides to leave the group. Through a series of fated events that follow, the entire band of the hawks except for Guts and two others are wiped out by Griffith. Guts swears revenge on Griffith and now lives his life on a quest of revenge.(this is where the new anime will pick up!)
All in all this story is brutal. It takes you through a wide range of emotions from excitement and admiration to remorse, disgust, and eventually hatred. You grow to respect the characters and then the plot tears it down. Absolutely recommend for action fans who enjoy a good plot.
Looking for an anime with a realistic main Character? Tired of those happy-living settings? We actually see the main character struggle with himself and the darkness in his life. This isn't an anime were it starts good but it starts out bad and watching the main character overcome it all. So in a way it's inspiring. Just reminds me that we all struggle with darkness in our lives. The main Character is just so badass and always enjoyable to watch him fight.
SoundTracks: Gives feels
Animation: Not bad
Sure the animation may be crappy, well the anime old so it can't be helped right? Still I'll have to consider this one of the darkest and best animes ever. And i say this because of the plot. It's just so Genius i recommend you watch this including is new anime movie adaptions from 2010-2011. This has to be reanimated like Hunter x Hunter. This just needs to be on the front cover again. Truly one of the greatest swordsmen stories ever! What people don't realize this has actually inspired a lot of todays works, like Akame Ga kill or Sword Art Online. He's the real Black Swordsmen and what made the Anime/Manga Dark Genre today.
P.S read the manga. It will take you at least three days to finish it
Man what a great anime. It's got a great story, great character development, And a lot of gore in the battle scenes.
Has supernatural creepy stuff, Latently homosexual scenes, and typical scumbag characters that are so obnoxious that you jump for joy when they are chopped in half. ( Literally.) I also want to point out the fact that even though I spelled *latently* correctly, NWANIME's spell check put red lines under it, implicating that it's either misspelled, or not a real word. It is NWANIME.. IT IS.... That all being said, this is truly a manly mans anime. It is old school, and true anime lovers will be glad they have seen this anime even if they have never heard of it. The drawing style reminds me of the original VAMPIRE HUNTER D. As for qwerty 123 saying the ending is fucked up, there are movies made after this series that explains a lot more of the story (youtube.). However, once you watch this you will be wondering what happens, and you will want to read the manga. Which is the only way to finish this series unfortunately... So that's my warning lol. I still recommend watching this anime just because it truly is one of a kind.
ha i always ignored this show cuz its old but seeing a review i had my suspicious about cuz once upon a time when i was a kid i played this game called "sword of the berserk" on "dreamcast" console and it was amazing
so when i read the story and saw the 1st eps man i was happy cuz i was looking for (didnt notice it cuz the image was different)
in my opinion this is 1 of the best anime shows ever
I have long ago come to the conclusion that this is one of the beast action based Anime/manga out there. People now a-days are like "i wanna watch something with blood and gore in it... why not Akagame ga kill". The blood content in Berserk makes Akagame ga kill's look like paint drops of a todler's finger.
It is manly as manly (i can't think of anything at the moment :p) as can be. main character isn't a "fist of the north star you are already dead" kind of guy but "I WILL SURVIVE AND F*** YOU UP"
THE STORY A BIT: It is set in a fantasy (with all the stress on fantasy) medieval world (around the time gunpowder made it into canons but not guns).
*i will try my best not to spoil the feeling of actually learning stuff about the anime by warning you now of super minor spoiler* The main character Guts (sometimes Gats) is cursed and the story begins en media res (Google it man/woman). We learn this and that he also more or less is a demon hunter who had a brutish past. we proceed to his past and the story begins about him and his eventual fate (big theme) with another main character called Grifith.
*leaving it here to avoid spoiler material* WATCH IT NOW OR BE BRANDED UNCULTERD ANIME NOOB GUY WHO ONLY WATCHES KISS X SISS AND TELETUBIES LIKE A BABY KITTEN LIKING MILK FROM THE CREVICE OF JUSTIN BIEBER's FINGER NAILS.