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Berserk: Ougon Jidai-hen 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, NYAV Post
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 16 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.871 (scored by 74,878 users)
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Ranked: #7552
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Popularity: #797
Members: 115,048
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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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More reviewsReviews

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
Oct 27, 2014
literaturenerd (All reviews)
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
Aug 19, 2015
_Megami (All reviews)
(This is a review for all three Berserk movies, but read more


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