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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King (2012)

Beruseruku: Ougon jidai-hen I - Haou no tamago (original title)
He trusts no one, only his sword.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroaki Iwanaga ...
Guts (voice)
Takahiro Sakurai ...
Griffith (voice)
Toa Yukinari ...
Casca (voice)
Yuki Kaji ...
Judeau (voice)
Yoshiro Matsumoto ...
Corkus (voice)
Minako Kotobuki ...
Rickert (voice)
Takahiro Fujiwara ...
Pippin (voice)
Kazuki Yao ...
Gaston (voice)
Aki Toyosaki ...
Charlotte (voice)
Kenta Miyake ...
Nosferatu Zodd (voice)
Nobuyuki Katsube ...
King of Midland (voice)
Rikiya Koyama ...
Adon Coborlwitz (voice)
Hiroshi Arikawa ...
Hassan (voice)
Hôchû Ôtsuka ...
Laban (voice)
Kendô Kobayashi ...
Bazuso (voice)
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This arc is a flashback showing Guts' youth and what led him to become the "Black Swordsman". Guts grows up as a young mercenary until his enrollment in the Band of the Hawk. He develops complex relationships with Casca and Griffith, the Band's charismatic leader and holder of the Crimson Behelit, who leads the Band to its rise to prominence within the Midland army. Griffith is elevated from his commoner status to the nobility, causing some resentment, and after sleeping with the King's daughter, Griffith is imprisoned, and the Hawks are declared outlaws. The Hawks manage to rescue Griffith, only to find him broken mentally and physically. From a conventional medieval European background, the story shifts to fantasy and horror, with the apparition of the Eclipse ceremony that ends with the destruction of the Band, as per Griffith's sacrifice in order to become Femto, the fifth member of the God Hand, and reclaim his path towards his dream. Only with help from the enigmatic Skull ... Written by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berserk_(manga)

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Griffith: Why do men like to shed blood, you asked. You are right in saying that it is one of the facets we, men, possess. However, it is but a tool to obtain what our heart desires and keep it from harm's way. I believe it to be a double-edged blade.
Charlotte: What your heart desires... a lover? A knight's honor?
Griffith: Both are important, aren't they? Fighting and dying for love and honor is what a knight desires above all else. But for men there exists something even more important than that. You know of it, I believe...
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disappointment
14 January 2013 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is the same story as in the original series but shorted down to fit the big screen.

The main problem is not the story or the anything like that, but the total lack of control in this project, the CG used for this film is by far the most horrible i have seen in some time. It takes all the visual joy out of this film. I don't know if this has to do whit the meltdown in the anime industry as a whole but the lack of talented staff and a budget mad this the most disappointing film of 2012 for me.

But if the visual's don't matter to you as the viewer the i still say that you get more out of the original series.

If this is a indication of things to come we are in serous danger of loosing out on some potential awesomeness to come.


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