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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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Connections

Follows Berserk (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Utsukushikimono (Something Beautiful)
Performed by 'Ai'
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one of the years great animated action movies
15 January 2013 | by kaerangaSee all my reviews

Berserk is eye candy great animation, they have done well with the backgrounds and scenery's, matching emotions with color and light and detailed action bravo to the sword fights, all in all it is a superb movie, character with masochism, best suited for male viewers who likes gore and well feel macho...whatever, anyway the story is good too has a mystery element to it the flow is great, it keeps you involved, in the situation, keeps guessing and keeps the viewers in the dark. sex and violence a lot of it violence that is and it has 18+ on it, that is the whole 3 movies altogether. There are some scene that does look a bit similar to some other movie situations, namely LOTR but it's not that distracting or even significant at this point, i really enjoyed it, i think any one who enjoyed, LOTR, final fantasy, medieval action movies, should watch it, sex and violence with a meaning well who could say no to that. enjoy the movie!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

German | 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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