After a teaser trailer was released about 6 months ago, indicating Berserk will return, the first episode of the new series has been released.
This is great news as the series is finally coming back after a 17 year absence. However, it’s most recent incarnation was the trilogy of movies called Berserk the Golden Age Arch that began in 2012 and finished in 2013, which summarised the event in the 1997 series .
For those who don’t already know the story, Berserk was a Manga show turned into anime series, that ran for a year in 1997, and was created by Kentaro Miura. The story about a swordsman known as Gutts who must fight demons and monsters that are attracted to a brand on his neck was unique for its time but Kentaro focused more on the main character and his strong will to persevere throughout his journey and misfortune which could be seen as him “going through hell”. It’s a dark gritty anime that doesn’t shy away from blood and gore and all round violence.
Having seen the first episode of the new series and it is safe to say that it does the original series true justice here basing the new series on the manga instead of going for a new approach, perhaps to lure in new fans to the series. It executes splendidly with the new 3D graphics in an Anime art style. The same type of visuals that were also shown in the Berserk the Golden Age Arch movies. So this is great news for old fans of the 1997 series or fans that have watched the movies of Berserk.
Along with the anime, a new Berserk game was announced this year produced by Koei Tecmo Games, the same guys who also worked on the upcoming Attack On Titan game and Nioh the game that was showcased in E3.
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