Berserk: Ougon Jidai-hen I - Haou no Tamago

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King

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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
English: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King
Spanish: Berserk: La Edad de Oro I. El Huevo del Rey Conquistador
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 4, 2012
Licensors: VIZ Media, NYAV Post
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: GoreGore, MilitaryMilitary, MythologyMythology
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 16 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.711 (scored by 131972131,972 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #976
Members: 202,147
Favorites: 869

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In the Kingdom of Midland, a mercenary named Guts wanders the land, preferring a life of conflict over a life of peace. Despite the odds never being in his favor, he is an unstoppable force that overcomes every opponent, wielding a massive sword larger than himself.

One day, Griffith, the mysterious leader of the mercenary group Band of the Hawk, witnesses the warrior's battle prowess and invites the wandering swordsman to join his squadron. Rejecting the offer, Guts challenges Griffith to a duel—and, much to the former's surprise, is subsequently defeated and forced to join.

Now, Guts must fight alongside Griffith and his crew to help Midland defeat the Empire of Chuder. However, Griffith seems to harbor ulterior motives, desiring something much larger than just settling the war...

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Characters & Voice Actors


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Director, Storyboard
Kanno, Toshiyuki
Director, Key Animation, Animation Director
Uchida, Shingo


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Aria" by Susumu Hirasawa

Ending Theme

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

May 30, 2012
Shadow67733 (All reviews)
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
Feb 3, 2012
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
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
Aug 19, 2015
_Megami (All reviews)
(This is a review for all three Berserk movies, but read more
Jun 6, 2012
5camp (All reviews)
I first saw the original Berserk TV series about 2 years ago and thought it was pretty good. By 'pretty good' I mean I consider it to be the greatest story ever told, better than The Odyssey, Hamlet, Citizen Kane and Big Oiled Butts 3 combined. 15 years later they've brought out a Berserk movie. A trilogy no less, the first of which was just released in good old illegal format for all of us dirty foreign pirate scum to watch. Early impressions: They've changed a few things. Very few things.

The movie covered about 10 episodes of the original, from when Guts first meets Griffith read more

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