He trusts nothing but his own sword. He has no place to call home. The lone mercenary Guts travels a land ravaged by a hundred-year war. Moving from battlefield to battlefield, his skill and ferocity eventually attract the attention of Griffith, the leader of a group of mercenaries called The Band of the Hawk. Desiring Guts's power to help him achieve his goals, Griffith succeeds in recruiting the distrustful Guts by challenging him to a duel and defeating him.
As the Band of the Hawk fight together and their bond as a unit grows stronger, Griffith and Guts's bond deepens as well. With their continued success on the battlefield, Griffith achieves the first step toward his lofty goals: his band of mercenaries becomes recognized as a full-fledged army within the Midland Kingdom. Despite all their success, Guts begins to question his reasons for fighting for Griffith's dream, which, unbeknownst to Guts, is destined to bestow a monstrous fate on them both.
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This movie is a revamped summary of the first part of the anime. The "revamping" of the animation was really not that spectacular but it was nice as a die hard fan of the original to see the story get a bit of an upgrade. It definately doesn't reinvent the wheel here, if you've seen the original anime series than this is just the first arc with new animation. If you haven't than you may very well be... read more
=Reviewer's note= This ratings on the movie are based upon having watched the anime tv series and having read the manga several times. The review may contain a few spoilers. Story: The whole movie feels as no more than an 80 minute compilation of the larger events taking place within the story without telling the actual story behind it. In between the events there are gaps of months, even years... read more
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