Berserk

TV (25 eps)
OLM
4.251 of 5 from 18,041 votes
Rank #360

Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?

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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on May 23, 2008
Score: 8.5/10

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While I would have liked to begin with a witty, intellectual line about how great Berserk is, I just couldn't find the right words to do it. For some reason, Berserk defies any attempts at clever analysis, meaning that I'm left with no option but to say it how I feel: Berserk is hands down one of the best anime around. It may not turn out to be... read more

Surferxx0's avatar by Surferxx0 on Jul 19, 2015
Score: 9/10

Despite the ending, I greatly enjoyed Berserk. The constant struggle that all the characters face really drew me into the story. The music was great, and so was the storyline which had me binge-watch the 25 episodes in a weekend. :D However I did feel the ending left me feeling rather empty..... Re-watching episode 1 did clear a few things up :/ I absolutely loved this from start to (almost) finish :P The... read more

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Berserk 1988 Original Manga
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