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Berserk 

Kenpû denki beruseruku (original title)
Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court.

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Nobutoshi Canna ...
 Guts (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Marc Diraison ...
 Guts (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Caska (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Griffith (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
 Narration / ... (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Yûko Miyamura ...
 Caska (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...
 Griffith (23 episodes, 1997-1998)
Akira Ishida ...
 Judeau (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Tomohiro Nishimura ...
 Corkus (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Pippin / ... (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
Akiko Yajima ...
 Rickert (18 episodes, 1997-1998)
Eiji Sekiguchi ...
 Soldier A / ... (15 episodes, 1997-1998)
Yasuyuki Kase ...
 Soldier B / ... (14 episodes, 1997-1998)
Hiroyuki Yokoo ...
 Soldier A / ... (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
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Guts was brought up by a mercenary group since birth. After killing his guardian in self-defence, he runs away. Years later, he encounters Griffith and The Band of the Hawk. The Hawks fight for the King of Midland, and after winning the 100-year war against the neighbouring Chuda, they become the King's personal guard. However, once they reach the top, things take a turn for the worse. Written by Devin Hill-Mann <groovinhipster@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

Guts' sword weighs in at approximately 400lb and is 6'6 long- the longest sword to have ever been used in combat in the real world was 7' long but weighed only 14lb See more »

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Jill: It was too big, too thick, too heavy and too long, it was more like a slab of iron
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Crazy Credits

After the final episode's credits, Gatsu is shown leaving Godo's home with his new Dragon Slayer blade, and receiving a warning from Godo 'not to get killed'. See more »

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Featured in AMV Hell 2: Son of AMV Hell (2004) See more »

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Waiting So Long
by Silver Fins
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Bloody anime, with a complex plot, I want more
21 September 2005 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

The animation for this series is not so good. Others have said it, as well as the fact that it doesn't really matter. In the end it's the story that gets you hooked, with pretty well defined characters and interesting plot twists.

I especially liked how you can definitely find a character to identify with, even if it is not the main character. You start understanding why some things happened a few episodes before and why some of the things will happened next. Unfortunately the story ends with a HUGE twist, without any hope of continuation, which leaves you wanting.

I have watched a few anime series start to end these days, including Hellsing, Tsukihime, Elfen Lied, but I liked Berserk a lot more than any of them. Unfortunately I don't have the patience to read the comics, so I guess this is where the story ends for me. I wish they would do more episodes.

Again, I noticed this series described as horror. There is no horror within, except maybe the last episode, but it is moving something inside for sure. Watch it.


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