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Berserk: Sword-Wind Tales 

Kenpû denki beruseruku (original title)
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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
Carrie Keranen ...  Caska 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Kevin T. Collins ...  Griffith 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Narration / ... 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Jon Avner ...  Void 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Carla Tassara ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Yûko Miyamura Yûko Miyamura ...  Caska 24 episodes, 1997-1998
Akira Ishida ...  Judeau 24 episodes, 1997-1998
Tomohiro Nishimura Tomohiro Nishimura ...  Corkus 24 episodes, 1997-1998
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...  Griffith 23 episodes, 1997-1998
Christopher Kromer Christopher Kromer ...  Judeau 22 episodes, 1997-1998
Akiko Yajima ...  Rickert / ... 21 episodes, 1997-1998
Marc Sebastian ...  Corkus 21 episodes, 1997-1998
Masuo Amada Masuo Amada ...  Pippin 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Jeff Ward ...  Pippin / ... 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Michelle Newman Michelle Newman ...  Ricket 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Eiji Sekiguchi Eiji Sekiguchi ...  Soldier A / ... 15 episodes, 1997-1998
Yasuyuki Kase Yasuyuki Kase ...  Soldier B / ... 14 episodes, 1997-1998
Hiroyuki Yokoo Hiroyuki Yokoo ...  Soldier A / ... 12 episodes, 1997-1998
Yuri Shiratori ...  Charlotte 11 episodes, 1997-1998
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Storyline

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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28 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The manga that the anime is based on had a big influence on the Dark Souls (2011) video game series. See more »

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Jill: It was too big, too thick, too heavy and too long, it was more like a slab of iron
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Very good
17 March 2004 | by XaovSee all my reviews

I was introduced to Berserk by a friend of mine. He had seen it over at a friend's house and thought I would enjoy it.

Until Berserk my favorite anime had been Tri-gun. Upon seeing this anime I had been blown away by the sheer magnitude of story, characters, etc. I loved it.

This anime is one of the best ones I have seen. The story and Characters were developed over time all 25 episodes not just the first 3 or 4 as is typically found. The story raised the same emotions of excitment that FF7 did when I first played it.

I really wish the ending would have been different, but it only meant that more is to come. I am really hoping that they decide to do a 2nd season of Berserk, if they don't I'll just have to get my hands on the manga that everyone has been talking about.

Overall the series is very good. there are minor flaws in the animation at times but for the most part its smooth sailing.


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