Genre: Dark Fantasy, Ultraviolence
Season: Summer 2016
Premiere Date: July 1, 2016
Kentaro Miura began his Berserk manga in Hakusensha’s Monthly Animal House magazine in 1989, and the manga remained there until 1992 when it moved to the magazine Young Animal. A 25-episode anime adaptation aired in Japan in 1997, and a new trilogy of films with different cast and staff members were released between 2012 and 2013.
A new television anime that serves as a sequel to the original 1989 show was announced in December 2015.
The original manga is published by Dark Horse Comics in North America. Media Blasters has licensed the original anime for North American release, and Viz Media licensed and released the films. The Berserk franchise has also inspired two video games: one for the Sega Dreamcast, and one for the Sony PlayStation 2.
The night comes again… The night on which the Black Swordsman howls.
With violent rage in his heart, the Black Swordsman Guts continues his seemingly endless quest for revenge. The ones standing in the way of his goal are a cruel, inhuman outlaw and a devout servant of God. In order to face these foes with unimaginable strength, Guts has thoroughly trained his body and refined his technique. Guts will continue to fight with all his strength as a human, whittling away his life all the while.
What waits for him at the end of his journey?
The answer is still waiting in the depths of the night.
Stare at the darkness with eyes wide open!
Voice: Hiroaki Iwanaga
The “Black Swordsman,” who has an artificial arm, a body covered in scars, and a sword called “Dragonslayer” that is almost like a giant lump of iron. He is on a journey of revenge.
Voice: Kazuyuki Okitsu
A young man who is a member of the Holy Iron Chain Knights. As Farnese’s follower, he has sworn absolute loyalty to her. With his slender build and gentle mannerisms, he seems weak at first, but…
Voice: Yoko Hikasa
A woman who serves as the brigade leader of the Holy Iron Chain Knights, who are under the direct control of the Holy See. As she was born into a famous family of nobles, she is very pious and prideful.
Voice: Kaoru Mizuhara
A cheerful and open-hearted elf. He’s been traveling with Guts ever since Guts saved him from a group of bandits who had captured him and treated him like a toy. He is very sensitive when it comes to matters of the heart.
Voice: Takahiro Sakurai
A young man with a beautiful face who used to be a lead Hawk Soldier. He was once Guts’ greatest friend and rival, but now is the target of his deepest hatred.
Voice: Toa Yukinari
A beautiful woman who once fought alongside Guts as a Hawk Soldier. She is a large part of the reason that Guts continues his journey.
Where to Watch
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Original Story: Kentaro Miura (Studio Gaga)(serialized in Hakusensha’s Young Animal)
Director: Shin Itagaki
Series Composition: Makoto Fukami
Series Composition Assistant: Suguru Yamashita
Main Character Design: Wataru Abe
Main CG Modeling: Mayumi Kamata (Domerica)
Art Director: Hiroshi Ito (Kusanagi)
Art Settings: Naomi Ogura (Kusanagi)
Color Coordinator: Shinichiro Umouda
3D Directors: Atsushi Sato, Hisashi Egawa
Visual Director: Toru Shinozaki
Technical Director: Keita Mizuhashi
Character Model Lead: Narumi Igarashi
Background Model Leads: Mitaro Arai, Shunta Imai
Setup Lead: Hiroki Sato
Animation Lead: Keisuke Kobayashi
Effects Lead: Rei Hagiwara
Composites Lead: Takamasa Hatakeyama
Editing: Yuri Tamura
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
Sound Production: Glovision Inc.
Music: Shiro Sagisu
Insert Song: “Haiyo” by Susumu Hirasawa
Opening Theme: “Inferno” by 9mm Parabellum Bullet
Production: LIDEN FILMS
Animation Production: GEMBA / millepensee
Produced by: Berserk Production Committee
Hiroaki Iwanaga as Guts
Kaoru Mizuhara as Puck
Yoko Hikasa as Farnese
Kazuyuki Okitsu as Serpico
Hiro Shimono as Isidro
Hiroki Yasumoto as Azan
Toa Yukinari as Casca
Takahiro Sakurai as Griffith
Akio Otsuka as The Knight of Skeleton
Unsho Ishizuka as Narrator
©KENTAROU MIURA(STUDIO GAGA) HAKUSENSHA/BERSERK PARTNERSHIP