Nippon Television Network Corporation (ended 1998)



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In this world, is the destiny of mankind controlled by some transcendental entity or law? Is it like the hand of God hovering above? At least it is true, that man has no control, even over his own will. These spoken words at the beginning of each episode refer to the primary theme of Berserk: Every human is controlled by fate. We are introduced to the main character, Guts(The Black Swordsman), in the first episode. He is a tall man who is indelibly marked with the Brand on his neck. This horrible symbol draws all of demonkind to him. Guts wields a huge sword, throwing knives, an arm cannon, and a repeating crossbow. If one were to look at him, they could tell he's been through a lot. Guts has a prosthetic left arm and is also missing his right eye; in addition to the countless scars on his body. What has happened to this man? Placed in a medieval setting, Berserk tells the story of a younger Guts and the charismatic Griffith. A 100 year war rages between the kingdom of Midland and the empire of Chuder. Among the many armies, there is one group which shines above the rest: The Band of the Hawk. This elite mercenary group on the side of Midland is known as "death on the battlefield." Griffith, the leader of this group, is pursuing his dream and nothing will come in his way, especially with Guts at his side. As soon as they meet, the wheels of fate are set in motion and nothing will ever be the same.

This anime is an adaptation of the ongoing manga masterpiece created by Kentarou Miura.

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  • Berserk

    Any of you Berserk fans would know that this anime is one of the best top quality shows out there. Nothing can really compete with its intricate detail of blood and emotional disposition. Everything that happens in this anime, happens for specific reasons. Hidden truths behind every 'mask' everything so vague for awhile. So I do say with all my heart that I fell in love with this anime. The graphic nature may not be suitable for those with an adolescent mind. Understanding is rather simple if you watch the series 3 or 4 times just to watch blood splatter all over the screen while listening to Drowning Pool - Bodies or something. But yeah, I've loved this anime. Thank you, have a nice day, out.(Oh yeah and any of you Berserk junkies that do know, they have begun to draw up the second installment. So be on the look out.)moreless
  • The story is about the black swords man, gatts. Gatts is a mercenary livng day by thay with he's huge sword. That's until griffith and the band of the hawk shows up..moreless

    Perfect anime based on the manga. Berserk is a much more mature anime show, if you're the tipe that think it's scary with blood, voilance and monsters. I would not recomend it to you. But if you're looking for a timeless classic. This is for you! The berserk manga is still active, the anime just coverd a tiny bit of the universe of bersek.

    the show is shortly a master peace, if you've seen one berserk episode you're doomed to watch the rest. I think that this is one of the best anime ever done. It never get's booring, there is always some kind of twist to keep it intresting. A MUST HAVE!moreless
  • Berserk the last completely hand drawn anime.

    Berserk is a great show, though it isn't for everybody. There is a lone of violence and some rape so those of you who aren't old enough shouldn't watch the show or read the manga. If you are old enough check out the show, because what really drives the show is the story, the characters and how they interact with one another. I loved how Guts and Caska relationship changes as the story progress and they fall in love. The only thing bad I have to say about the anime, which I say about a lot of anime. It's that the story cuts off to soon. I'm not sure if everyone knows that Berserk is based off a manga, and is still on going. In Japan they reached volume 31, I think it's near the end. I wish and hope they make another Berserk series.moreless
  • The definative action/adventure story

    Berserk is a show that can only be described as a masterpiece. The well thoughtout character development takes the experiance from a mere "viewing" to an "immersion" in the world where Berserk takes place. Almost personal attachment to characters and plot is really what drives the show from beginning to end.

    Berserk takes place in what can only be described as an alter- medieval Europe where battles are fought with grand armies and mercenaries with swords, lances, and bows. The story centers around a Mercenary group named the Band of the Hawk. Led by the charismatic Griffith, the story follows the Hawks from nothing to greatness. While a vast darkness creates the underlying tone to the story, the hero Guts discovers himself and what is happening around him.

    Everything from start to finish is amazing. While many might not like the finish, one must realize that Berserk is only a small fraction to the story of the Berserk manga (which has spanned 18 years) and is the real spectacle once the show is finnished

    Also the english voices arent very good. The japanese ver is the best.

    This is a show by no means for those under the age of 18. It is easily one of most adult oriented shows containing blood, gore, sex, rape, etc... However if you can TAKE IT than you will love itmoreless
  • (Swedish) Jag kör det på svenska för att göra det lättare för mig, hoppas det inte gör något.

    Hmmm... berserk...

    Berserk är bland dom bästa anime serierna jag har sett (några andra löjligt bra serier är Fruits basket, silver fang, Hellsing och Elfen lied). Berserk handlar om Guts en mercenary som (för att inte avslöja hela serien) slaktar folk/monster i mängder. Det är nästan så man undrar vilka som är onda igentligen ;P Animen är helt underbar och konstigt nog tycker jag att det dubbade till engelska är lika bra som orginalet. Vilket som jag sa är konstigt för annars brukar jag få gåshud så dåligt är det när det är dubbat på eng (det är inte bättre på något språk som t ex. svenska) när det är på svenska går det inte äns att vara i samma rum utan att bli spy färdig)

    Oj... nu har jag börjat pladdra om något annat!

    Jag får ta och skriva en till sen för nu hinner jag inte skriva mer om berserk (även fall jag inte skrev så mycket om det) ;Pmoreless

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