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A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.
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
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He so badly wanted to be a knight. I remember this boy well. When he looked at me his eyes filled with wonder as though I were a hero. Was he happy, I wonder? He died while pursuing his dream but...I think it was my dream that killed him.
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The plot of Berserk is purely the stuff of pulp fiction novel series: a
young man with a talent for killing falls in with a group of
super-mercenaries, and with them, grows into the most lethal warrior of his
time. However, it's done as well as it can be here.
At first, Berserk seems crude beyond belief. It's certainly not brilliantly
scripted, and the animation isn't top quality, but it grows on you
remarkably fast. The European medieval setting makes the intensely bloody
action and philosophical musings seem more natural, and character of Guts is
solid enough to give some substance to the series as a whole. He's pure
killing power, untempered by reflection or remorse. But as the series goes
on, he learns some responsibility and compassion. It doesn't happen in some
sudden epiphany, but gradually. Also, a lot of his history is revealed in
flashbacks. We learn the unflinching truth of how he became so
So overall, Berserk is definitely worth seeing. It's character driven in
spite of its intense violence, and it has some genuine emotions in spite of
its hardcore narrative cruelty.
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