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Berserk 

Kenpû denki beruseruku (original title)
Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court.

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Series cast summary:
Nobutoshi Canna ...
 Guts (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Marc Diraison ...
 Guts (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Caska (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Griffith (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
 Narration / ... (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
...
 Void (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
...
 Additional Voices (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Yûko Miyamura ...
 Caska (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Akira Ishida ...
 Judeau (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Tomohiro Nishimura ...
 Corkus (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...
 Griffith (23 episodes, 1997-1998)
...
 Judeau (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Akiko Yajima ...
 Rickert / ... (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
...
 Corkus (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Masuo Amada ...
 Pippin (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Pippin / ... (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
Michelle Newman ...
 Ricket (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
Eiji Sekiguchi ...
 Soldier A / ... (15 episodes, 1997-1998)
Yasuyuki Kase ...
 Soldier B / ... (14 episodes, 1997-1998)
Hiroyuki Yokoo ...
 Soldier A / ... (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
Yuri Shiratori ...
 Charlotte (11 episodes, 1997-1998)
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Guts was brought up by a mercenary group since birth. After killing his guardian in self-defence, he runs away. Years later, he encounters Griffith and The Band of the Hawk. The Hawks fight for the King of Midland, and after winning the 100-year war against the neighbouring Chuda, they become the King's personal guard. However, once they reach the top, things take a turn for the worse. Written by Devin Hill-Mann <groovinhipster@hotmail.com>

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Is the destiny of mankind controlled by some transcendental entity or Law? Is it like the hand of God hovering above? At least it is true, that man has no control, even over his own will


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The North America DVDs from Media Blasters come in red DVD cases - to resemble blood. See more »

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Griffith: It is my perception that a true friend never relies on anothers dream. A person with the potential to be my true friend must be able to find his own reason for life without my help. And he should put his heart and soul into protecting his dream. He would never hesitate to fight for his dream, even against me. For me, a true friend is one who stands equal to me in all respects.
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Crazy Credits

After the final episode's credits, Gatsu is shown leaving Godo's home with his new Dragon Slayer blade, and receiving a warning from Godo 'not to get killed'. See more »

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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Psychic Wars (2011) See more »

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Forces
by Susumu Hirasawa
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Berserk is a true classic anime
17 April 2013 | by (Faversham, England) – See all my reviews

This is a good anime if you want to get introduced to the Berserk franchise and I know for sure it was my introduction because while I prefer the manga, I still love the anime quite a bit.

Both subbed and dubbed versions are pretty good though I am neutral on the subbed/dubbed debate personally. But the English dub did pick good voice actors and what captured me on the dubbed version was Marc Diraison voice performance as Guts.

This is a great anime of the one of the longest and still good manga out there written and drawn by the great Kentaro Miura! The anime did his manga a decent amount of justice at least.


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