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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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 Additional Voices (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Yûko Miyamura ...
 Caska (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...
 Griffith (23 episodes, 1997-1998)
Akira Ishida ...
 Judeau (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Tomohiro Nishimura ...
 Corkus (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Pippin / ... (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
Akiko Yajima ...
 Rickert (18 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)
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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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The series was going to air on the Sci-Fi Channel but Sci-Fi channel couldnt get the rights to it See more »

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Griffith: It is my perception that a true friend never relies on anothers dream. A person with the potential to be my true friend must be able to find his own reason for life without my help. And he should put his heart and soul into protecting his dream. He would never hesitate to fight for his dream, even against me. For me, a true friend is one who stands equal to me in all respects.
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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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Featured in AMV Hell 2: Son of AMV Hell (2004) See more »

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Waiting So Long
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The absolute Best Anime I have seen to date!!
13 June 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Some of my favorite things to watch are stories that take you on more than a 2 hour simple journey and instead lead you on an epic tale. This is great in that aspect. The first episode left me thinking it would be only similar to all other anime I have watched - good, but nothing exstatic. However, from the second episode forward it only got better and better until an unbelievable climatic ending. I love the midievil aspect rather than the usual sci-fi, or goth (vampire) themes. The three main characters, Guts, Griffith, and Caska - are excellent, and by the time the series nears the end you really know each of these characters individually, meaning you can feel their pain and hopes. All around, this is a superb film, and I can only pray every day that they make a second series since this one ends making you crave for more - ends on a cliffhanger so to speak. I'd love to see Guts' further adventures and what would happen with his relationship with Griffith/Femmto.


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