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: 6.311 (scored by 176574176,574 users)
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Ranked: #76482
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Popularity: #643
Members: 354,110
Favorites: 2,434

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They gonne berserk and kill demons. And very bad past 
report Recommended by Berserkerhealer
Both have a medival badass rampaging around, they also both contain alot of blood and violence. Both are a good watch and share common links 
report Recommended by Absolute_Unit_69
If you like Goblin slayer you will probably like Berserk as well. Both have some pretty dark moments and are basically about combating evil. The main characters are both clad in armor and both let there fighting do the talking. While you may start watching berserk and notice that Guts is not as scarred as Goblin Slayer, I would just say watch the first season and then you will see where I am coming from. Without trying to spoil berserk in any way I will just say that by berserk season 2, Guts is a lot more like Goblin slayer in many ways. If you have  read more 
report Recommended by qwestchinmark
- Both series are sitting in fantasy worlds where there are Knights and is used Magic. - Both main characters are related to demons and have big massive sword. - Both main characters are rivals with their best friend, but in Berserk it's more like hatred, but in both they are related through their past. 
report Recommended by reimei_no_ai
Both shows have got a simple minded male MC. Their social skills aren't the best but they have the charisma to make them the leaders of their group. Also, both shows are dark and have got a lot of gore. 
report Recommended by iwsifakismag
Psychological 'horrors' that serve as character studies of devastated men out for revenge. Between Guts, Griffith and Isidro, and Tenma, Johan and Dieter, I see essentially no difference. 
report Recommended by madfrieza
The stories follow two men who must travel a fantasy world fighting demons to rescue the woman they love. Also, these both are the pinnacle of Quality Animation! 
report Recommended by MuscleRobo
If you like messed up shit and revenge, this is it. The story is a lot more developed but unfortunately it becomes an never ending series. 
report Recommended by saintsinn
That ending looks oddly familiar, they both involve demons and sex  
report Recommended by Guts-Valley
Both have gruff badass swordsmen who are even drawn similar enough to be brothers. Similar adult themes and general dark tone. 
report Recommended by tanme
If your looking for something of the same quality of work I recommend watching the CGI Berserk.  
report Recommended by saintsinn
Extremely gruesome ending 
report Recommended by GeraltHyrule5
Both are dark animes that focus on the main character's journey for revenge. Both have medieval/fantasy elements as well, with Dororo taking place in Japan and Berserk taking place in Europe. The biggest difference between the two is probably the art style; Berserk has a more detailed and realistic art style, while Dororo's art style is simpler but still very effective nonetheless. 
report Recommended by adzetto
Both of these anime feature an epic and dramatic story centered around two deep and well developed characters. Among these characters I found Griffith from Berserk and Reinhard from LOTGH to be very similar, both being young feminine looking men with dangerously grand ambitions, strategic genius, and subversive ideas. They also each share a distinct tone in their storytelling which can best be described as poetic. This poetic aspect overlays the constant brutal battles that drive each of these anime and creates an unsettling but engaging contrast. I think that anyone who is willing to overlook the shift in scenery and time period will appreciate  read more 
report Recommended by europepact
Devilman is the father of dark seinen manga, a lot of Berserk's DNA can be traced back here. Its a great story about the darkness within every man, and any Berserk fan owes it to themselves to check out this classic.  
report Recommended by beautiful_gaston
Fullmetal Alchemist is little a bit different than Berserk but both are dark and masterpiece anime of all time. But Berserk is an horror and bloodshedding, dark fantasy anime. The leading character of Berserk is Guts and the leading character of Fullmetal Alchemist is Edward Eric. Watch the anime and find more about the anime.  
report Recommended by The_Sleepy_Ash
I would suggest something like Berserk (manga and anime) if you liked Bastard!! Both are really good seinens in my opinion. The art (even tho not as detailed and more so talking about the anime) - it reminds me of Berserk, along with just the world this is set in. However the characters relationship reminds me more of Inuyasha with Kagome haha.  
report Recommended by Takunoshibooks
The two series doesn't have the same chemistry but they do share the same doing. Both Protagonist is fighting against evil supernatural creatures and sometimes they have to suffer though alot to destory their enemies. 
report Recommended by Vinzesco
Berserk is by far the best anime that I have ever seen. Nothing even comes close to capturing the interest of the viewer and holding it tightly throughout the ten hour duration of this masterpiece. Firstly, I must admit that it has its flaws, such as a few points of lazy animation, as in some of the battle scenes, as well as the somewhat disappointing ending, which leaves the viewer thirsting for more without the promise of any follow-up. Yet the fact of the matter is, and I speak for myself, that the positive aspects of Berserk outweigh the bad so drastically one cant help  read more 
report Recommended by Puff46
It's something about the corruption of innocence that always drags to me the question, what would happen had they gone any other route but the one lead ahead by their natural fate. Berserk and Jormungand has a promising showcase of the youthful parent/child relationship if you were to ask me. The accomplishes these kids are fated with are only meant to prepare them for the biggest decisions they have to make going down the line of their journey.  
report Recommended by R3SURI
An adaptation that had potential but is a mix of greatness and fail. Both failed at being faithful to their source material, since Berserk feels like a half-edgy shounen when it's one of the best dark fantasy seinen, and Terraformars lost the horror factor. Berserk condenses too much material while Terraformars is too dragged out, and both end of course incomplete. The fighting feems campy, as intended for Terraformars, but not in the original Berserk, and there is in particular a recurring sound effect of a punch getting sucked into void for Terraformars and the Dragonslayer hitting like a fry pan in Berserk... Watch only for some cool moments,  read more 
report Recommended by Roruman
Both shows are filled with gore and dark themes. While their main characters differ from each other, they have at least one thing in common - they are fighting with monsters threatening regular humans. Also, these two animes' art and animation strongly rely on CGI. 
report Recommended by Adnash
A strong male lead that never capitulates to his enemies. He finds a group of people he can rely on and eventually fights for. Guin takes on the burden of this story's heroine as a current paradigm shift happens within the context of the story. Guin happens to be one of the only reliable characters in the show and likewise. Is a paragon that others flock to, to get their problems fixed. Give it a watch.  
report Recommended by Gaara_Crocodile
I chose this Berserk in particular because like Alicization, it is most interesting for me. This one is where Guts chases after Griffith and plows over demons. I think there was the Rape Horse scene which triggers people. You get to see Guts go crazy here with the Black Sword and if that wasn't enough, there are some bloody mutilation scenes where man have lost their humanity and are monsters deserved to be slain. 
report Recommended by iamKetranLang
Both have one who wants to become king, and when he gets his goal turns from evil 
report Recommended by elieltavares
Both are classic shows and deal with old fashioned politics and themes of war. Berserk however is told from a completely different perspective and has a lot of supernatural elements involved. 
report Recommended by Church_of_Yeezus
Medieval setting, monsters, humans fighting like they never have before, it's all there 
report Recommended by Church_of_Yeezus
Both involves male bad ass characters whom were out to fight evil supernatural forces 
report Recommended by Whoahoho
Nearly the same adventure, action fantasy genre, where in involves warriors whom were duking out with other warriors from different group, the differences was Berserk was more of a reboot from the 1990's version, while F/A was more like a spin off of Fate/ stay night. 
report Recommended by Whoahoho
In the aspect that the protagonist both have "trails" in their experiences that each has to go through. You personally might disagree but this is more so on a wide and vague way. Overall, a similar theme of perseverance though fate and destiny. 
report Recommended by Alufei
Both are dark fantasies with badass Protagonists that fight god awful cgi monsters that are so bad looking that its laughable. 
report Recommended by Jayage
-Main character fights demons -Uses a huge awesome sword - Action packed and full of blood and violence  
report Recommended by King-of-souls