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Berserk: Ougon Jidaihen I - Haou no Tamago

Alternative Titles

English: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King
Synonyms: Berserk Movie, Berserk Saga, Berserk: Golden Age Arc I - Egg of the Supreme Ruler, The Golden Age Arc I: The High King's Egg
Japanese: ベルセルク 黄金時代篇Ⅰ 覇王の卵


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 4, 2012
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 16 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


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Guts, an immensely strong sword-for-hire, has little direction in his life, simply fighting one battle after the next. However, this all changes suddenly when he meets and is bested by Griffith, a beautiful and charismatic young man who leads the Band of the Hawk mercenary army. After Guts joins the Band and the relationship between the two men begins to blossom, Casca, the tough, lone swordswoman in the Band of the Hawk, struggles to accept Guts and the influence he has on the world around her. While the two men begin to fight together, Griffith continues to rise to power, all seemingly in order to reach his mysterious, prophesied goals. What lengths will Guts and Griffith go to in order to reach these goals, and where will fate take the two men?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Iwanaga, Hiroaki
Iwanaga, Hiroaki
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro
Yukinari, Toa
Yukinari, Toa
Kaji, Yuki
Kaji, Yuki


Kubooka, Toshiyuki
Kubooka, Toshiyuki
Hirasawa, Susumu
Hirasawa, Susumu
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance
Miura, Kentarou
Miura, Kentarou
Original Creator
Sagisu, Shirou
Sagisu, Shirou

Opening Theme

"Aria" by Susumu Hirasawa

Ending Theme

"Blood and Guts" by Shiro Sagisu
"Utsukushikumono" by Ai

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Feb 3, 2012
Just earlier this morning upon writing this review, I had the privilege of watching this movie in theaters in Japan. For the longest time, virtually everyone who has watched the original Berserk anime series have endlessly demanded more. And now that day has come upon us though not really in the most idealistic of terms. Many of us wanted a continuation of where the series leaves off, but for now, we have to settle a re-telling of the Golden Age arc which will eventually pave way for the rest of the manga to be adapted.

As for what it is covered, if you're already familiar read more
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May 30, 2012
For my review I will simply break things down by the rating system here and explain my choices. A little background on me.. I have been a Berserk fan since I discovered the series back in 2001. This is the series that originally got me into anime and eventually manga. I have owned and watched the 25 ep anime countless times and have read and own all the currently existing manga chapters. This is my favorite story series, bar none.

Okay, lets begin..

Story: The problem with the story is pacing. The movie leaves off way to many character building moments in favor of action read more
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Oct 27, 2014
This movie essentially did to the Berserk franchise what Femto did to Casca!

Berserk is one of the most beloved anime of all time and yet this movie is one of the sloppiest remakes I have ever seen! At least the title is appropriate, because when I first saw the quality of the CG art I indeed went Berserk! Actually, when I first saw the art I laughed because I thought it was a joke. To my sheer horror, I discovered that they were serious. The CG is below the quality of many early titles for the PS2 like Kingdom Hearts or Xenosaga, both read more
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Aug 19, 2015
(This is a review for all three Berserk movies, but read more
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Both Guts and Shin train really hard with their swords and end up doing major damage on the battlefield
Both encounter palace conspiracies that plunge them into battle
Both anime use CG animations
Both Guts and Shin believe in their swords more than anything
Both include smart strategems in order to win battles
Comrades of Guts and Shin put their trust in them to undergo important missions 
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While Berserk plot is more interesting than Claymore but they will give you the same bloody fights  
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Both are telling the stories of warriors fighting on the battlefield and the main characters are strong war lords with big swords who always have Brilliant strategics for every new battle also character design is quite the same also both have Violence and gore If you liked one you will like the other

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