Ranked #198

Berserk: Ougon Jidaihen III - Kourin

Alternative Titles

English: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent
Synonyms: Berserk Movie, Berserk Saga, Berserk: Golden Age Arc III - Descent
Japanese: ベルセルク 黄金時代篇Ⅲ 降臨

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 1, 2013
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 8.311 (scored by 27,505 users)
Ranked: #1982
Popularity: #996
Members: 45,037
Favorites: 255
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Synopsis

One year has passed since Guts left the Band of the Hawk and Griffith was imprisoned by the Kingdom of Midland for treason.

In the dead of night, at a camping site where they hide, the Band of the Hawk is attacked by Bakiraka assassins led by Silat. When all seems lost, Guts returns from his journey. "You destroyed everything." Crying that Griffith is nothing without Guts, Casca and Guts are joined together body and soul. Griffith is imprisoned in the oldest building in Wyndham Catle, the Tower of Rebirth. They discover that Griffith has been tortured, with the tendons of his legs and arms severed and his tongue removed. Seeing Guts and Casca pitying him, Griffith drags his body along the ground. At that moment, the Egg of the King Behelit that he had thought lost returns to his hand. The Behelit resonated with Griffith's despair and screams, causing a shockwave that creates a twisted dimension. The God Hand descends. A nightmare of magnificent violence erupts as a horde of apostles devour the Band of the Hawk. This is the birth of the fifth guardian and the beginning of an age where darkness overcomes all light.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Guts
Guts
Main
Iwanaga, Hiroaki
Japanese
Iwanaga, Hiroaki
Griffith
Griffith
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Takeuchi, Ayako
Japanese
Takeuchi, Ayako
...
Casca
Casca
Main
Yukinari, Toa
Japanese
Yukinari, Toa
Judeau
Judeau
Supporting
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuki

Staff

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

Opening Theme

"Aria" by Susumu Hirasawa

Ending Theme

"breakthrough" by Kaname Kawabata
"L’Avenement Closing Credits" by Sagisu Shiro



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ParaParaJMo
Feb 1, 2013
Continuing from where the last movie leaves off, Guts leaves the Band of the Hawk and Griffith is captured. It is now a year later and Guts has returned to save Griffith who is now only beyond a mere shell of his former glory self. Anyway, I say this has been the best movie of the trilogy so far. In context to story, the beginning is very rushed and some scenes are taken out from the original manga and some are properly rearranged. But it doesn't really hurt the flow for the story in relation to the movie. It works in its own way, but read more
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yez
Dec 29, 2013
I will be evaluating all the movies as a whole. So this review will look at all three movies in the Golden age arc.

It all starts with a dream. Ambition, lust, greed, jealousy, hatred, and a huge ass sword. All critical components in the creation of Guts character. Forged on the battle field and bathed in blood, Guts is an ever evolving individual.

(Story and Character)
It is nearly impossible to separate both story and character. Both get a 10 from me, so i will combine both of them in the same discussion. The story is absolutely brilliant in bringing its read more
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phs_togusa
May 25, 2015
NOTE: This review encompasses the entirety of the Golden Age Arc trilogy of films.

***

Often hailed as one of, if not THE best mangas of all time, Berserk has earned itself a spot on many an avid manga reader's "must read" lists and for good reason as it's the quintessential dark fantasy manga and the ultimate story of friendship, tragedy, and the pursuit of self-destructive vengeance. This may very well be true in the manga, but Berserk's animated history isn't much to speak of. The TV series produced by Oriental Light & Magic in 1997 is hailed as a classic by many but its piss-poor animation read more
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Luquillo
Jun 28, 2015
If I can give this remake of Berserk any credit at all in the midst of its flaws, then it would definitely be its steady progression towards the better. This third installment manages to capture some essence of the original; and although there are some things left out or outright changed. I have to admit that the new additions make up for a lot of these things. In fact, the ending is far better this time providing a lot more very necessary closure that the original was lacking. Now does this bit of information justify a remake of this series? Well, when looking at read more
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