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English: Berserk
Japanese: ベルセルク


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, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: DemonsDemons
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.321 (scored by 132328132,328 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #70142
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #577
Members: 292,107
Favorites: 1,880

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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Characters & Voice Actors


Iwanaga, Hiroaki


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Mizuhara, Kaoru


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Sakurai, Takahiro


Saitou, Chiwa

The Skull Knight

Ootsuka, Akio


Kaji, Yuki


Okitsu, Kazuyuki

de Vandimion, Farnese

Hikasa, Youko


Satomi, Tetsurou
Itagaki, Shin
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Yanagi, Nagi
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"Inferno" by 9mm Parabellum Bullet

Ending Theme

"Meimoku no Kanata (瞑目の彼方)" by Nagi Yanagi

Sep 24, 2016
literaturenerd (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 16, 2016
FireEmblemIke24 (All reviews)
It truly saddens me that this new adaptation of Berserk we receive after patiently waiting for almost two decades had to turn out like it did. This is a far cry from what the older adaptation managed to achieve and is regarded as a timeless classic, then again the previous anime was working with arguably the best source material out there with that being the 'Golden Age' arc. The decline in quality was to be expected as Berserk certainly peaked during the conclusion of that arc with the events of the Eclipse. The problem with this current adaptation was the fact that the script writers read more
Sep 16, 2016
LeaderTGW (All reviews)
Berserk returns with a whimper than a roar! The return of Guts and his tale feels like a horribly put together fan project.

Story 4/10

Berserk initially had many fans, myself included, anticipating its return. In this installment of the once great franchise the story and plot lacked the intensity & excitement the original series presented. This series was supposed to follow the manga according to what is on file in the MAL/ANN database. For the most part, it didn't follow the original source as much and sort of pulled random things out its ass to improvise. I found this to be both unprofessional and lazy on read more
Sep 16, 2016
iHitokage (All reviews)
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 read more

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