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According to Eirin (Film Classification and Rating Committee of Japan), Berserk Ougon Jidaihen III: Kourin was rated as R18+ (equivalent to US NC-17). The reason for the rating was "Due to the extremely provocative sexual descriptions".

Source: Eirin

Update Nov 17
According to Gigazine, the production committee of Berserk movie will modify the descriptions and resubmit the anime to Eirin. The rating will likely be changed to R15+.

Trailer of Berserk Part III

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cant freaking wait for it!! i wanna see it!! lol
 
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We know what happens, so...
 
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Nov 14, 2012 2:15 AM

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Oh god. I have to see it happen again... As if the last time wasn't soul crushing enough.
 
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This is delicious!
I'm a douche. Deal with it.
 
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Nov 14, 2012 2:30 AM

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Oh yes, if it's because of what I think it is... 10/10 AND FAP FAP
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Nov 14, 2012 2:31 AM

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I would be suprised if this wasn't the case.
 
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Nov 14, 2012 2:34 AM

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oh sex scenes lol
 
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Nov 14, 2012 2:41 AM

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If you watch or read what happen in the eclipse you know why, no surprise...
 
Nov 14, 2012 3:04 AM

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I would have been disappointed if it wasnt... Still need to get my hands on the second movie somehow
 
Nov 14, 2012 3:17 AM

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bring it on casca!!
 
Nov 14, 2012 3:25 AM

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Isn't this like, the CG one?
 
Nov 14, 2012 3:53 AM

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Ok adult anime and eclipse scene when demons came there will be puppet show if the don't throw more money for the CGI.
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Nov 14, 2012 4:06 AM

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Sounds promising.
 
Nov 14, 2012 5:22 AM

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I can't help but think this is suicide for the film. You can't recoup that kinda budget if its only playing in adult theaters.

 
Nov 14, 2012 5:43 AM

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So finally people can get to know one of the reasons why they named the title "Berserk", if they haven't yet.

RyanSaotome said:
I can't help but think this is suicide for the film. You can't recoup that kinda budget if its only playing in adult theaters.
So you think Berserk is a show for pure little boys and girls?


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Nov 14, 2012 5:46 AM

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Siva said:
So finally people can get to know one of the reasons why they named the title "Berserk", if they haven't yet.

RyanSaotome said:
I can't help but think this is suicide for the film. You can't recoup that kinda budget if its only playing in adult theaters.
So you think Berserk is a show for pure little boys and girls?


He thinks that it is suicide for the film. How did you infere otherwise?
 
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Siva said:
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RyanSaotome said:
I can't help but think this is suicide for the film. You can't recoup that kinda budget if its only playing in adult theaters.
So you think Berserk is a show for pure little boys and girls?


No, but limiting your audience to an adult movie theater greatly restricts the amount of money you can make from theater sales. Many people who are 18+ would still not see it due to the fact it can be embarrassing to go to an adult movie theater even if you're not going to see a porno. Because of stuff like this, nearly all movie studios try to get their movies under that 18+ rating because its too much potential revenue loss.

Then of course theres the fact you won't be able to sell the BD in normal movie stores either, which also greatly reduces the money made. Its a messy situation all around that could have easily been remedied with some censoring. I guess the creator would rather make a lot less money.. hell, even lose money just to have an authentic manga experience.
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Nov 14, 2012 6:26 AM

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Heh. High five for the directors of this movie. If they know their gonna suffer a huge loss by adding the sex scenes to the Eclipse arc and their doing it anyway then props to them. The entire arc wouldn't be the same without the rape, err...well Berserk wouldn't be the same without rape LOL.

@RyanSaotome I wouldn't be ashamed to go into an adult theater, i read porn during my free time in Lectures. Although some of the girls sitting next me have a problem. Ahh who cares i just wanna see Cascka naked while getting violated by monsters.
 
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RyanSaotome said:
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RyanSaotome said:
I can't help but think this is suicide for the film. You can't recoup that kinda budget if its only playing in adult theaters.
So you think Berserk is a show for pure little boys and girls?


No, but limiting your audience to an adult movie theater greatly restricts the amount of money you can make from theater sales. Many people who are 18+ would still not see it due to the fact it can be embarrassing to go to an adult movie theater even if you're not going to see a porno. Because of stuff like this, nearly all movie studios try to get their movies under that 18+ rating because its too much potential revenue loss.

Then of course theres the fact you won't be able to sell the BD in normal movie stores either, which also greatly reduces the money made. Its a messy situation all around that could have easily been remedied with some censoring. I guess the creator would rather make a lot less money.. hell, even lose money just to have an authentic manga experience.
Adult theatre? The fuck are you talking about? You know they show R rated movies in regular movie theatres right? lol

And Berserk isn't for kids anyway.



 
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masaba said:
Adult theatre? The fuck are you talking about? You know they show R rated movies in regular movie theatres right? lol

And Berserk isn't for kids anyway.


If its anything like the NC-17 rating like the OP said, most legit theaters will refuse to air it. R rating is as high as chain theaters go in America AFAIK.

 
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Adult theatre? The fuck are you talking about? You know they show R rated movies in regular movie theatres right? lol

R != Adult (NC-17) film. Minors are allowed to see R-rated films if they come with an adult. Minors are not allowed to see Adult films under any circumstances.

Japan's rating system for these films is the same as NC-17: "R18+: Restricted to adults 18 and older only. Children are strictly forbidden to view the film."

The question I can't find an answer to is whether normal movie theaters show R18+ films in Japan. As RyanSaotome said, they don't in the US.

The first two movies opened on 93 screens each. That's almost twice as many as, say, Madoka or Nanoha. However, it also grossed far less than those, which means its per-screen averages were much lower. I can't decide if that means a consolidation in number of screens would help or hurt.

In any case, here's what the first two weeks (didn't rank more than that) brought in for it:
Movie 1, Week 1: ¥*45,524,821 (opening weekend)
Movie 1: Week 2: ¥104,591,665 (total)

Movie 2, Week 1: ¥*28,596,551 (opening weekend)
Movie 2: Week 2: ¥*64,139,576 (total)

Even if the third movie drops a lot again, it'll be hard to know if that's because of adult film restrictions, or simply because people continued to lose interest.

I think there would be less impact on home video sales. They're not very good to begin with (only about 11k total after 4 weeks for the first movie), so I think it's reaching a pretty niche audience anyway. As long as it's carried on Amazon and in anime specialty shop (and why wouldn't it be?) I don't think adult status will affect it much. Most anyone buying Berserk (or anime BDs in general) is 18 or older.
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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yeah!!! :D
 
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jmal said:
I think there would be less impact on home video sales. They're not very good to begin with (only about 11k total after 4 weeks for the first movie), so I think it's reaching a pretty niche audience anyway. As long as it's carried on Amazon and in anime specialty shop (and why wouldn't it be?) I don't think adult status will affect it much. Most anyone buying Berserk (or anime BDs in general) is 18 or older.


I don't think there will be much impact on the home sales that are reported... but what about the kinda sales that happen down the line, when people are checking out movies to buy at a store to watch, not just the people who preorder? Those kinds of sales down the line is what I'm thinking about will be affected... and with Berserk, its more mainstream than a lot of the late night anime we keep track of so I don't think all of its sales will be first week or anything.

 
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Those kinds of sales down the line is what I'm thinking about will be affected... and with Berserk, its more mainstream than a lot of the late night anime we keep track of so I don't think all of its sales will be first week or anything.

It could affect the long tail, but then I'm not sure how long that tail really is. It was only charting a couple hundred discs in its last week on the charts (week 4).

I'd be surprised if it reached past 15-20k long-term.
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dvp89 said:
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yeah!!! :D


Also is it just me, or is it a bit creepy to see how excited people are that they get to see a girl being raped?

 
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Sex, Gore, nightmares!
 
Nov 14, 2012 8:11 AM

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RyanSaotome said:
Also is it just me, or is it a bit creepy to see how excited people are that they get to see a girl being raped?

I try to give the benefit of the doubt and assume most people just like the idea of it it being "adult", rather than specifically thinking "fuck yeah rape!".
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You state this as if it's supposed to be surprising o.O
Your on a site that caters to the submission, rating, and subsequent opinions of discussions of Hentai series just as much as those of less perverse origins/intents :/

So you're claiming... most people who watch Berserk like rape hentai? I'm really not sure what point you're trying to make.
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I haven't the second movie yet... but now I know they reached to that part of the story! awesome! can't wait!
 
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So Berserk 3th movie will be tagged as Hentai or something like that :)
 
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jmal said:

So you're claiming... most people who watch Berserk like rape hentai? I'm really not sure what point you're trying to make.


No, not in the least; though as I don't know them I couldn't really ever state for sure or not.
What I had the intent to get across was more along the lines that RyanSaotome; or any others for that matter, shouldn't be surprised or caught of guard by any amount of what may be considered perversity, vile, horrific, or any possible form of plausible moral degradation that may come to arise.
Now I'm not judging, condemning, or for that matter really even giving a weighted opinion on the thought process to others; be it accepting of the original accusation put forth or not, just that nothing that may take place in one form of the sites allowable media should lead to any amazement in it's watchers/followers bleeding over to the rest of the site's entirety.
 
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Even with the current season people still haven't seen enough rape it seems.

Well, the scenes they're probably referring to wouldn't work without those horrors, so I guess I'm glad they had the balls to go for R18+.
 
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RyanSaotome said:
masaba said:
Adult theatre? The fuck are you talking about? You know they show R rated movies in regular movie theatres right? lol

And Berserk isn't for kids anyway.


If its anything like the NC-17 rating like the OP said, most legit theaters will refuse to air it. R rating is as high as chain theaters go in America AFAIK.


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Having just seen the second movie...was that not rated R? It has sex and boobs flying everywhere and rape and underage prostitution and bare ass and nipple sucking and oral sex and pubic hair and basically everything.

The only thing they didn't show was a penis. So I guess this movie has penis? Well, I'm sure that's exactly what everyone in this forum is so excited about
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Having just seen the second movie...was that not rated R?
The second movie was rated PG-12.
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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We all know whose getting the last laugh at this, no names mentioned.


 
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It's not all-ages stuff, it's okay with 18+.
 
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Why are people so excited to see rape?

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This is delicious!
TIL rape is delicious.
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If you watch or read what happen in the eclipse you know why, no surprise...
 
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Why are people so excited to see rape?


Morbid curiosity. At least that's what my reason would be.
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I love how everyone's getting so uppity about 'Why are people cheering on rape!' and everything.

I don't see it that way. I think you'll find that the presence of those scenes is making people happy because it hints towards the events being accurate towards the original manga.

Either that or MAL is just messed up. Either is plausible.
 
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I love how everyone's getting so uppity about 'Why are people cheering on rape!' and everything.

I don't see it that way. I think you'll find that the presence of those scenes is making people happy because it hints towards the events being accurate towards the original manga.

Either that or MAL is just messed up. Either is plausible.


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If you ask me i say it's already way too late for them to say the movie will be R rated, i think the whole thing should have been R rated in the first place.
 
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Not surprising. The manga and the anime both had this scene so why wouldn't the film?

I am interested to see how they handle the Eclipse in the movie.
 
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We need the rape scene because

Spoiler for those who haven't finished the Eclipse:
 
Nov 14, 2012 2:47 PM

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Well duh, lol.

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Why are people so excited to see rape?


Because it was in the manga(relevant to the plot too, the consequences of it I mean, believe it or not) and people want the movies to be faithful to it, at least that's what I'm assuming here.
But who knows, there might be some sickos out there who actually enjoy/fap to that kind of shit.Pretty fucked up.

Having said that, I hope they make it short since reading it in the manga was already painful as is.Just enough to get the point across would be ok.
 
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Even if the third movie drops a lot again, it'll be hard to know if that's because of adult film restrictions, or simply because people continued to lose interest.


it is easy, Studio 4° make bad work with the movies.( I love the manga so munch) It is the answer why there are fewer people in the theaters for the second movie.

They probably decided to make the third movie more faithful to the manga. There will probably be no censorship
 
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RyanSaotome said:
dvp89 said:
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yeah!!! :D


Also is it just me, or is it a bit creepy to see how excited people are that they get to see a girl being raped?


Yeah, I'm pretty sure that isn't what Miura or the director of the movie intended.
Though I'll say that I'm glad about this because I think the scene will have the impact that was intended. The team doing the movies should be commended for that, at least.
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"extremely provocative sexual descriptions" while reading i thought it was going to have "language" but descriptions O.o, thats a step up
 
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