Berserk: Ougon Jidai-hen III - Kourin

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent

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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
English: Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent
German: Berserk: Das goldene Zeitalter III
Spanish: Berserk: La Edad de Oro III. El Advenimiento
French: Berserk: L'Age d'Or Partie III - L'Avent
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 1, 2013
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror
Themes: GoreGore, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.201 (scored by 137709137,709 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3432
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1055
Members: 218,154
Favorites: 1,577

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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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"Aria" by Susumu Hirasawa

Ending Theme

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


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 ...
Aug 19, 2020
Mixed Feelings
*Review contains spoilers*

So...I am not going to write in much detail about this movie, BUT...The first 2 movies were very very good to me. I could not stop watching them and the story were really engaging. Like, after the movies I had to read reviews and facts and comparisons between the movies and the mangas so I could understand more about the movies. That is how invested they made me!
However, this third installment kept getting weirder and weirder by the minute...the last minutes were pure sadistic and cruel "entertainment". My jaw could not have dropped any lower at watching Griffith rape Casca in Guts' ...
Feb 20, 2022
A tasteless and vile adaptation that should not exist.

***Spoilers Warning***

Watching this after having read the manga and watched the 97 anime, I find this adaptation to be worse than appalling and a nasty insult to the story and the artist.

Shockingly pretentious CGI and horrid character rigging. The animation of the characters seem so unnatural, stiff, and puppet-like. The lighting of the film also does not capture the dramatic narrative of the story, spoiling its cinematic potential. The abrupt and thoughtless editing also undermines the narrative and characters. I do not understand how they could possibly change the art of the M.C. Escher inspired vision ...

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