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Synonyms: Berserk: The Prototype
Japanese: ベルセルク
English: Berserk
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 25, 1989 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Horror Horror, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Gore Gore, Military Military, Mythology Mythology, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Animal
Authors: Miura, Kentarou (Story & Art), Studio Gaga (Art)


Score: 9.461 (scored by 287747287,747 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2
Members: 585,332
Favorites: 109,967

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Guts, a former mercenary now known as the "Black Swordsman," is out for revenge. After a tumultuous childhood, he finally finds someone he respects and believes he can trust, only to have everything fall apart when this person takes away everything important to Guts for the purpose of fulfilling his own desires. Now marked for death, Guts becomes condemned to a fate in which he is relentlessly pursued by demonic beings.

Setting out on a dreadful quest riddled with misfortune, Guts, armed with a massive sword and monstrous strength, will let nothing stop him, not even death itself, until he is finally able to take the head of the one who stripped him—and his loved one—of their humanity.

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Included one-shot:
Volume 14: Berserk: The Prototype


Berserk won the Award for Excellence at the sixth installment of Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2002.

The series has over 50 million copies in print worldwide and has been published in English by Dark Horse since November 4, 2003. It is also published in Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Brazil, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Poland, México and Turkey.

In May 2021, the author Kentaro Miura suddenly died at the age of 54. Chapter 364 of Berserk was published posthumously on September 10, 2021. Miura would often share details about the series' story with his childhood friend and fellow mangaka Kouji Mori. Berserk resumed on June 24, 2022, with Studio Gaga handling the art and Kouji Mori's supervision.

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Apr 29, 2008
Preliminary (295/? chp)
Story - 9.38

The first three volumes may discourage some of the readers because it's starts off kind of slow and the initial artwork is not quite up to today's standards. However, after the reader begins the Golden Age arc it is nearly impossible to not be pulled in and become addicted to the series. It is chock-full of action, drama, character development, twists and turns, and just a dash of romance. It defies generalization and is just damn good storytelling.

After the Gold Age arc wraps up the story come back full circle to where it left us at the end of volume 3. But by ...
Jun 7, 2013
Preliminary (347/? chp)

This series already gets plenty of praise, so I will mostly focus on criticism for this review, despite the fact that I do have plenty of positive things to say about Berserk. I want to make a review that will be legitimately helpful to people, rather than simply echoing the beliefs of every other reviewer on here. Look at the myriad "10" reviews for raving about how amazing it is, there is plenty of that already. This series does not get nearly enough proper criticism. Please read the whole thing before marking the review "helpful" or "not helpful." Because if you don't ...
Sep 30, 2010
Preliminary (Unknown/? chp)
"Have you ever hated someone so much, that this feeling alone would drive you to do horrific and impossible to grasp things?
Have you ever hated someone so much, that your whole life was focused on finding that person and ripping him apart?
Have you ever hated someone so much, that you would forget about your humanity, purge it all just to find enough power, for one, single fraction of a moment, one chance to get your revenge...

What would your eyes look like in that very moment...? Insane? Terrified? Passionate? Happy? Or maybe... satisfied...

Look into his eyes, and find nothing there..."

When I first learned that there is ...

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