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Berserk (2016)


Alternative Titles

English: Berserk
Japanese: ベルセルク

Information

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: Crunchyroll
Studios: Millepensee, GEMBA
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.811 (scored by 33,016 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #40522
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Popularity: #643
Members: 90,540
Favorites: 391
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

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

Guts
Guts
Main
Iwanaga, Hiroaki
Japanese
Iwanaga, Hiroaki
Casca
Casca
Main
Yukinari, Toa
Japanese
Yukinari, Toa
Puck
Puck
Main
Mizuhara, Kaoru
Japanese
Mizuhara, Kaoru
Isidro
Isidro
Main
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro

Staff

Itagaki, Shin
Itagaki, Shin
Director
Yanagi, Nagi
Yanagi, Nagi
Theme Song Performance
9mm Parabellum Bullet
9mm Parabellum Bullet
Theme Song Performance
Miura, Kentarou
Miura, Kentarou
Original Creator


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"Inferno" by 9mm Parabellum Bullet

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




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Scarlet_venger
Sep 16, 2016
This series just doesn’t get Berserk. If you were looking for something similar to the 1997 anime, the movie trilogy or God forbid the manga, either drop those expectations coming into this or turn around now. At this point I can’t say that I’m angry, I just can’t be anymore. Being frustrated over a show isn’t worth anyone’s time. If you wanted the short answer that was it, but if you’re willing to keep reading bear with me- It is definitely a bit of a long one.

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Krinkle_Fries
Sep 11, 2016
Lets discuss things that aren't the animation, which is terrible, but everyone's already said that. Whats more offensive is their handling of the actual material. Even at the ten episode mark, the show has already taken extreme liberties with the stories it does include, and it skips the Lost Children arc entirely. What remains has been butchered beyond recognition, as they rework, reorganize, and repurpose to try and condense volumes of content into handfuls of episodes. Its fair to say that things what work in manga form don't always work in an anime, and therefore to rework some content is not only permissible, but in read more
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FireEmblemIke24
Sep 16, 2016
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
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LeaderTGW
Sep 16, 2016
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
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