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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
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
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Sakurai, Takahiro
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Yukinari, Toa
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Kaji, Yuuki
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Kubooka, Toshiyuki
Kubooka, Toshiyuki
Hirasawa, Susumu
Hirasawa, Susumu
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance
Miura, Kentarou
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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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Nov 8, 2015
Judged on its own merits, it's good. As a remake of the 1998 anime or an adaptation of the manga, it's awful.

Part of the problem is trying to cram so many events into such a short movie. We barely get a glimpse into Guts' past, and nothing about Griffith or Caska, which is central to understanding them. We don't see all but one of the battles the Hawks win, many of which are vital to the story. And even that lone victory is abbreviated. No one in the Band of the Hawk except Griffith, Guts, and Caska gets any attention. Judeau gets a 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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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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Jul 1, 2015
I'd give this a resounding, and low toned "meh." at best. I hear great things about Berserk. The few episodes I've seen of the anime are wonderful, and I plan to watch the rest and even started buying the manga. I had quite high hopes for this movie, since the rest has been great. That may contribute to why I was let down. This movie is frankly crap, and if you like Berserk, do yourself a favor and skip this in particular.

The character development is rushed, and poorly explained at best. Guts feels very shallow, and Griffith is even more shallow. The story line would read more
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This is much better than the series
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