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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)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The series was going to be aired on Adult Swim but had too much graphic violence. See more »

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Caska: You... you made Griffith weak !
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Waiting So Long
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The greatest anime experience of all time....
11 February 2007 | by demonichorde69See all my reviews

I wan't to start by saying that i cannot recommend Berserk enough. It was the single greatest anime experience of my life. I watched the entire series on my computer over a three day period during which I had school and extracurricular activities to attend. Although I did not have any extra time to spare during the days I stayed up all three nights watching episode after episode unable to break away from the most engrossing anime series created.

I am not going to spoil anything but will tell you that the series features some of the most interesting characters i have ever experienced. Although the animation is rarely top notch and the voice acting isn't always perfect i still found myself captivated by each and every second of the series. If you value plot and don't mind flagrant amounts of violence and some nudity this is definitely and anime series for you. If you have ever liked anime or enjoy more medieval types of live action films even you should give Berserk a try.

P.S. after watching the series you should definitely check out the forums or the manga, it will make you feel a lot better i promise.

Overall 10/10 for an incredible experience, despite some technical flaws. Watch Berserk as soon as you can, you will not regret it!


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