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Berserk 

Kenpû denki beruseruku (original title)
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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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Kentaro Miura
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nobutoshi Canna ...  Guts 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Marc Diraison ...  Guts 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Carrie Keranen ...  Caska 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Kevin T. Collins ...  Griffith 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Narration / ... 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Jon Avner ...  Void 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Carla Tassara ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Yûko Miyamura Yûko Miyamura ...  Caska 24 episodes, 1997-1998
Akira Ishida ...  Judeau 24 episodes, 1997-1998
Tomohiro Nishimura Tomohiro Nishimura ...  Corkus 24 episodes, 1997-1998
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...  Griffith 23 episodes, 1997-1998
Christopher Kromer Christopher Kromer ...  Judeau 22 episodes, 1997-1998
Akiko Yajima ...  Rickert / ... 21 episodes, 1997-1998
Marc Sebastian ...  Corkus 21 episodes, 1997-1998
Masuo Amada Masuo Amada ...  Pippin 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Jeff Ward ...  Pippin / ... 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Michelle Newman Michelle Newman ...  Ricket 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Eiji Sekiguchi Eiji Sekiguchi ...  Soldier A / ... 15 episodes, 1997-1998
Yasuyuki Kase Yasuyuki Kase ...  Soldier B / ... 14 episodes, 1997-1998
Hiroyuki Yokoo Hiroyuki Yokoo ...  Soldier A / ... 12 episodes, 1997-1998
Yuri Shiratori ...  Charlotte 11 episodes, 1997-1998
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Storyline

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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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


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

28 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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(25 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Guts' appearance is said to be based on Rutger Hauer 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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Bloody anime, with a complex plot, I want more
21 September 2005 | by sideriteSee 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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