Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King [Blu-ray]
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As the Band of the Hawk fight together and their bond as a unit grows stronger, Griffith and Guts's bond deepens as well. With their continued success on the battlefield, Griffith achieves the first step toward his lofty goals: his band of mercenaries becomes recognized as a full-fledged army within the Midland Kingdom. Despite all their success, Guts begins to question his reasons for fighting for Griffith's dream, which, unbeknownst to Guts, is destined to bestow a monstrous fate on them both.
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The original Berserk anime is infamous for its massive cliffhanger ending. I was never into manga until I watched Berserk, then I simply HAD to read the manga, because I literally could not live with not knowing what happened next. The fact that Berserk is one of the most well drawn and well written (if poorly updated) manga series ever made.
For years the fans clamored for season 2, even after it became clear that it wasn't going to happen there were still some hold outs, but eventually even they died out as well. Then the past few years we have started to see a lot of old uncompleted anime series get reboots. Some like Ultimate Hellsing were just what the fans were waiting for, others like Inuyasha: Final Act were rushed and kind of disappointing. But if any anime deserved a reboot, it was Berserk. And now here it is, the long rumored Berserk reboot that we have waited for all this time.
Now I'm going to review the actual series itself of Berserk (be patient the movie review is coming).
I don't really look at Berserk like a manga, to me it's more like a great work of art, and it reads more like a classic novel that will survive the ages. It's also easily one of the best drawn series I've ever read. The detail Miura puts into his work is spectacular, and his stories are breathtaking.Read more ›
The animation though is bar none the best I've seen. It's fantastic and beyond praise worthy. The battlefield scenes are wonderfully done and the gore is just as vivid as I hoped it would be. This show/series/movie collection has some of the best mature content in all of anime. We get a powerful and masculine protagonist as well, something many and most anime's lack and in place, give us weak willed children to watch. The story in the manga is much more extensive and goes far beyond the end of the series and the end of these movies. So if you do like this then there is amply more content to enjoy.
If you're tired of lame heroes, predictable villains, and censored content for the masses then BERSERK cannot be missed.
If you've ever wanted to see a realistic film depiction of Medieval siege-warfare, well... go elsewhere. `Berserk' is a strange, hyper-violent vision of European sword and sorcery, from a Japanese POV. It looks like the dark ages, but there's no historical connection whatsoever; instead, it serves as a brutal playground for Kentaro Miura's twisted imagination.
This film trilogy is actually a reboot; it takes the viewer back to the first meeting of Guts the Black Swordsman and The Band of the Hawk, rather than acting as a sequel to the first series. It's different from the manga as well, but retains the essence of the tale.
While I liked the original anime, I wasn't terribly impressed with the animation. This film, as well as the two that follow, are spectacular in comparison. The blend of animation and CGI isn't flawless, but it's pretty damn good, providing much more detailed art and realistic movements. The battle scenes, in particular, are very dynamic, giving the violence the kind of impact it needs.
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What a series. I first watched Berserk in the early 2000's and was blown away by it then. It's gotten better with age. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Jon BP
I really enjoyed the anime all those years ago when it came out and I have been following the manga every religiously. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Bradley Helton
One of my favorites and extremely happy Amazon prime is ever increasing its anime library!Published 1 month ago by Justin Seguin
My new favorite franchise, the movies here follow the same arc as the original anime. While the movies leave out some material and slightly change others to manage the smaller time... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andrew James Cagle
wow this movie was awesome. this was my first time seeing anything with Berserk and loved every minute of it. Guts is an interesting character. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Matt_Dudley
My biggest gripe with this reboot of Berserk was its overuse and poor incorporation of CG animation. Other than that though, it's fine.Published 4 months ago by nickg91