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

Berserk: Ougon Jidai-hen I - Haou no Tamago (original title)
He trusts no one, only his sword.

Director:

Toshiyuki Kubooka

Writers:

Kentaro Miura (manga), Ichirô Ôkouchi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroaki Iwanaga ... Guts (voice)
Carrie Keranen ... Casca (voice) (as Carolyn Keranen)
Takahiro Sakurai ... Griffith (voice)
Kevin T. Collins ... Griffith (voice)
Toa Yukinari Toa Yukinari ... Casca (voice)
Yûki Kaji ... Judeau (voice)
Yoshiro Matsumoto Yoshiro Matsumoto ... Corkus (voice)
Minako Kotobuki ... Rickert (voice)
Takahiro Fujiwara Takahiro Fujiwara ... Pippin (voice)
Kazuki Yao ... Gaston (voice)
Aki Toyosaki Aki Toyosaki ... Charlotte (voice)
Kenta Miyake Kenta Miyake ... Nosferatu Zodd (voice)
Nobuyuki Katsube Nobuyuki Katsube ... King of Midland (voice)
Rikiya Koyama ... Adon Coborlwitz (voice)
Hiroshi Arikawa Hiroshi Arikawa ... Hassan (voice)
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kevin T. Collins (Griffith), Marc Diraisom (Guts), Cartie Keranen (Casca), and Sean Schemmel (Gaston) are the only dub cast members from the 1997 anime who reprise their roles. See more »

Quotes

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.
Charlotte: ...
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Soundtracks

Utsukushikimono (Something Beautiful)
Performed by 'Ai'
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Entertaining medieval fantasy anime - not only for anime fans!
13 December 2019 | by marioprmpiSee all my reviews

Positive:

  • no previous knowledge of the manga necessary
  • well created characters & story
  • medieval atmosphere
  • animation at a high level (especially the battle scenes)
  • realistic fights with uncompromising hardness
  • brilliant soundtrack


Negative:
  • violence (splitting heads and other horrors)
  • sudden end


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

26 April 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,152,610
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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