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 181734181,734 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #77852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #650
Members: 363,983
Favorites: 2,542

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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

Ending Theme

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Sep 16, 2016
Now I feel like Guts standing in front of the army of the new Berserk hating people. Bring it on then! No seriously I believe that many people rate this anime focused way too much on one thing, not looking at it objectively.

Let's start with the main problem, the animation. It is bad! When I though I got used to it after the first episodes but another punch in the face came. Silly censorship incarnated into characters with no genitals. The animation is a mix of CG and drawn one. The CG parts are really strange. However it's not like a total fail. Some ...
Sep 16, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Ah Berserk. Yes, the series that fans have been waiting what seems like ages for a new adaptation. Anime adapted from manga isn’t likely going to be perfect and most often times or not, they’re not. Berserk is an interesting case though. The series feels like a bad date that the studio, producers, and director tries to make the best out of. In practice, you should not expect Berserk to be a dream come true. Sure, it’s what fans have been eager for but the tradition of trying to match a series of such high expectations is far from reality. Berserk isn’t a show that’s ...
Sep 24, 2016
The Internet Hate Train has arrived. ALL ABOARD! WOO WOO!!!!

I put off watching this series for a while because all I had heard was extremely negative! Then my inner contrarian was awakened and I reasoned that the internet anime community also hates a lot of series that I love. Maybe this series isn't so bad? WRONG! I swear this series was produced by the Rapehorse himself!


The internet anime community only has a couple "sacred cows" where you will get flamed to a crisp if you dare say a negative word about them. One is Legend of the Galactic Heroes and the other is the Berserk ...

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