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Berserk 

Kenpû Denki Berserk (original title)
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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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Kentaro Miura
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nobutoshi Canna ...  Guts 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Marc Diraison ...  Guts 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Carrie Keranen ...  Caska 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Kevin T. Collins ...  Griffith 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Narration / ... 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Jon Avner ...  Void 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Carla Tassara ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Yûko Miyamura Yûko Miyamura ...  Caska 24 episodes, 1997-1998
Akira Ishida ...  Judeau 24 episodes, 1997-1998
Tomohiro Nishimura Tomohiro Nishimura ...  Corkus 24 episodes, 1997-1998
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...  Griffith 23 episodes, 1997-1998
Christopher Kromer Christopher Kromer ...  Judeau 22 episodes, 1997-1998
Akiko Yajima ...  Rickert / ... 21 episodes, 1997-1998
Marc Sebastian ...  Corkus 21 episodes, 1997-1998
Masuo Amada Masuo Amada ...  Pippin 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Jeff Ward ...  Pippin / ... 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Michelle Newman Michelle Newman ...  Ricket 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Eiji Sekiguchi Eiji Sekiguchi ...  Soldier A / ... 15 episodes, 1997-1998
Yasuyuki Kase Yasuyuki Kase ...  Soldier B / ... 14 episodes, 1997-1998
Hiroyuki Yokoo Hiroyuki Yokoo ...  Soldier A / ... 12 episodes, 1997-1998
Yuri Shiratori ...  Charlotte 11 episodes, 1997-1998
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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Japan

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

28 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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Berserk: Sword-Wind Tales See more »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

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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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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Waiting So Long
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Most powerful animation I've ever seen
6 May 2005 | by poppunkandskajewSee 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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