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Berserk 

Kenpû denki beruseruku (original title)
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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Series cast summary:
Nobutoshi Canna ...
 Guts (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Marc Diraison ...
 Guts (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Caska (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Griffith (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
 Narration / ... (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Void (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Additional Voices (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Yûko Miyamura ...
 Caska (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Akira Ishida ...
 Judeau (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Tomohiro Nishimura ...
 Corkus (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...
 Griffith (23 episodes, 1997-1998)
...
 Judeau (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Akiko Yajima ...
 Rickert / ... (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
...
 Corkus (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Masuo Amada ...
 Pippin (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Pippin / ... (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
Michelle Newman ...
 Ricket (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
Eiji Sekiguchi ...
 Soldier A / ... (15 episodes, 1997-1998)
Yasuyuki Kase ...
 Soldier B / ... (14 episodes, 1997-1998)
Hiroyuki Yokoo ...
 Soldier A / ... (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
Yuri Shiratori ...
 Charlotte (11 episodes, 1997-1998)
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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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When Guts' massive sword is unsheathed from his back the sheath often looks similar to a devil's tail. This is most likely a reference to the numerous times Guts or those he encounters are said to have "The Devil's own luck". 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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Crazy Credits

After the final episode's credits, Gatsu is shown leaving Godo's home with his new Dragon Slayer blade, and receiving a warning from Godo 'not to get killed'. See more »

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Followed by Beruseruku (2016) See more »

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Waiting So Long
by Silver Fins
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Most powerful animation I've ever seen
6 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not by any means a huge anime fan, and have only finished a few series before this one (Bebop, Eva, Trigun, Hellsing). However, Berserk changed my entire attitude towards animation. Brilliantly written, insanely intriguing character development, and while some say the ending is too abrupt, I believe that it was one of the most powerful and poignant finishes to a series i've seen. Very few series actually leave the viewer wishing they could find a way to see the next season, and Berserk does so brilliantly. However, this is not for the faint of heart, I would definitely not advise this for children under 13, since it contains graphic everything. Can't find any faults except there is no season after this one, and would suggest it to anyone trying to discover new anime.


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