Berserk: Ougon Jidai-hen III - Kourin

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent

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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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 1, 2013
Licensors: VIZ Media, NYAV Post
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: DemonsDemons, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.201 (scored by 112917112,917 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3202
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Popularity: #981
Members: 179,000
Favorites: 1,228

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The Band of the Hawk has dwindled in the year since Guts left them on his journey to forge his own destiny. Unaware of their fate, Guts returns to the Hawks—now being led by his former ally Casca—after a rumor about them passes his way. Once the saviors of the kingdom of Midland, the Band of the Hawk are now hunted as they desperately fight for their lives while plotting to free their leader, Griffith, after he was imprisoned for committing treason. But the man they save is far from the Griffith they remember.

Griffith is a shell of his former charismatic self after a year of continuous, horrific torture. No longer able to walk, speak, or even hold a sword, he has nothing but the small, strange trinket, the Crimson Behelit, that will not leave him. The entire Band of the Hawk want to rise to greatness once more, but how much are they willing to sacrifice to return to their past glory? It doesn't seem possible, but when Griffith's heart darkens and a solar eclipse blackens the sky, the Behelit offers a choice that will leave the Band of the Hawk with a blood-soaked fate that will haunt them for the rest of their days.

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Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Aria" by Susumu Hirasawa

Ending Theme

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

Feb 1, 2013
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
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
Apr 1, 2015
literaturenerd (All reviews)

After how much I bashed the first 2 Berserk films, you might be surprised to learn that I actually really liked the 3rd one! I try not to be petty and hold grudges, where I will automatically attack every work in a certain franchise or by a certain author, simply because I didn't like previous entries. In the 3rd film covering the Eclipse portion of the Berserk storyline, they FINALLY get it right.


The first vast improvement is the pacing. The 3rd film covers an appropriate number of episodes, so the much beloved story and characters of Berserk don't need to be massively watered down read more
May 25, 2015
defunctmaluser (All reviews)
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
Dec 29, 2013
yez (All reviews)
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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