Berserk (2016)

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Japanese: ベルセルク
English: Berserk (2016)
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 1, 2016 to Sep 16, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Studios: Millepensee, GEMBA
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror
Themes: GoreGore, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.321 (scored by 182474182,474 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #78262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #653
Members: 365,438
Favorites: 2,561

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Now branded for death and destined to be hunted by demons until the day he dies, Guts embarks on a journey to defy such a gruesome fate, as waves of beasts relentlessly pursue him. Steeling his resolve, he takes up the monstrous blade Dragonslayer and vows to exact vengeance on the one responsible, hunting down the very man he once looked up to and considered a friend.

Along the way, he encounters some unlikely allies, such as a small elf named Puck, and Isidro, a young thief looking to learn swordsmanship from the former mercenary. As the ragtag group slowly comes together after having decided to join Guts in his quest, they will face incredible danger unlike anything they have ever experienced before.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Iwanaga, Hiroaki


Yukinari, Toa


Mizuhara, Kaoru


Shimono, Hiro


Sakurai, Takahiro

The Skull Knight

Ootsuka, Akio


Saitou, Chiwa


Kaji, Yuuki

de Vandimion, Farnese

Hikasa, Youko


Okitsu, Kazuyuki


Harima, Yuu
Itagaki, Shin
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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"Inferno" by 9mm Parabellum Bullet

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Jan 30, 2024
The negativity from manga enthusiasts is discouraging potential new viewers interested in the anime. Not everyone wishes to delve into the manga guys, so let's refrain from discouraging others from watching this anime or even the 3 movies before this one. As an anime viewer myself, I genuinely appreciate the graphics; there doesn't seem to be any issues here unless you are being extremely picky. Some might be overly critical; in my opinion, the story and animation are fantastic, providing even more excitement than the 1997 version. For those not bound by strict manga preferences, this adaptation is perfectly acceptable and quite enjoyable.
Aug 7, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I really must say that while i like Berserk i am disapointed. Story follows the manga ok, maybe notin perfect way but still following it, however animation, even animation rom original series, first season if you want, which was from 1997 was far better then this from 2016. Its clear that they used CGI and not really quality one but cheap one. Music is weird but it actually is good for the setting. Characters, well they are not perfect either but they do follow the story and i do like some of the new characters. I cannot really say much against the show except that ...
Dec 12, 2023
Quite frankly, is a colossal insult to the monumental work of art that is Kentaro Miura's "Berserk." Get ready for "Berserk (2016)," a visual atrocity that makes you question the sanity of those responsible for greenlighting this abomination.

Let's talk animation, or should I say, the unholy CGI that plagues this adaptation. "Berserk (2016)" manages to take one of the most visually stunning and artistically rich manga series and reduce it to the visual equivalent of a dumpster fire. The characters move with all the grace of a PowerPoint presentation, their stiff and unnatural movements robbing the series of the visceral impact that defined Miura's work. ...

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