This is a tale of friendship, betrayal and lots of bloodshed, a tale of a young mercenary named Guts...
From the moment he was brought into this world from his dead mother's womb, he has constantly been forced to fight, never owning a single friend in his life.
That's until the day we see him fighting a huge armored clad warrior, barely surviving the battle himself.
After recieving his reward he leaves and finds himself ambushed by a bunch of mercenaries belonging
to the "Band of the Hawks", little did he know that after battling it out with their skillful leader, Griffith, that
he would serve under the very man that would one day become his most trusted friend.
The tale of Guts has just begun...
The manga presents itself in a future time first, then slowly works it's way back to the originating scheme of things. It's an original story with slight humor, but lacks a happy atmosphere. Berserk is certainly for those that enjoy a dark manga, a change from a happy ending esque pace most stories tell. As for originality, the protagonist is a sword wielding, straight forward human, along with fairies, witches, and demons mixed in a bag of nuts, called people that have more baggage than they can carry. Life, in all walks, is portrayed in the darkest of ages when people succumb to immoral and infernal deed amongst others.
I couldnâ€™t stop reading the manga once picked up and I usually donâ€™t read like a maniac all that much anyway.
This anime is definitely worth a watch. I enjoyed it. The story line is good. It doesn't drag on like some anime where it seems like they don't know what to do so they just put in filler episodes or crappy relaxing day out type of episodes. I'd recommend watching this anime to anyone that enjoys action anime.t1myah rated 9.00:
Another classic IMO. It's a damn shame they have abandoned any further development beyond the 1st season of the Anime as it ends in quite a clifhanger. (luckily the manga continues so all is not left to wonder)10fingersmikey rated 10.00:
BERSERK RULES! BEST MANGA SERIES EVER CREATED! The anime did a damn great job, for the most part, at keeping to the manga and keeping all the intensity of the manga, though it ended WAY too abruptly. Good thing the manga went on for many, many more chapters! :D No other manga can compare to this, without a doubt.Onikami rated 9.00:
It was one of the first "mature" Anime's I've ever seen, and it's a classic hands down. The animation was good for it's time, the characters were detailed with in-depth histories, and the story was Amazing. If you ask me it was ahead of it's time. If you haven't watched this one then you need to. Yeah, it's that good. :D