Watch The First Ten Minutes Of 1st Animated Film BERSERK **UPDATE**

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Watch The First Ten Minutes Of 1st Animated Film BERSERK **UPDATE**
[Update 2:  Replace the opening ten-minute video with a slightly better video quality version]

[Update:  Added another video below from an episode of Imagine Nation where the main topic of news is Berserk and its upcoming animated trilogy.  If you fast forward to the 10:40 mark, there is a 77-second pilot from Studio 4C that serve as a proof of concept to convince the creator Kentaro Miura to give the go ahead to produce the animated film version.

To kick off the premiere of the theatrical release for Studio 4C animated film Berserk Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler (Berserk Ougon Jidaihen I: Hao no Tamago, ベルセルク 黄金時代篇Ⅰ 覇王の卵) in Japan today, Gyao is hosting the first ten minutes until Sunday and its restricted to the locals only.  Fortunately for us, a Berserk fan has capture the video and posted it on YouTube.  The video features a large and powerful army sieging a castle and a young Guts engaging in a duel against Bazuso.  Susumu Hirasawa's theme song "Aria" is shown in the opening credits.  Due to online laws and regulations, the graphic violence were censored but the film will remain uncut in theaters. 

You'll find the opening embedded below.  Also embedded is the music video "Utsukushiki Mono" (aka Beautiful Things) by Japanese-American singer Ai and a TV spot that commemorate the special edition of the original manga.
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GeneralErrorFebruary 3, 2012 5:24 PM

So weird how you can really tell the difference between cel shaded CG and hand drawn animation, even when they try to mix it in here in Berserk. The CG moves so geometric and stiff, not that it bothers me but it's ...lifeless.

Al YoungFebruary 3, 2012 6:44 PM

According to the Imagine Nation video, Studio 4C went with the CG/2D hybrid animation direction since to animated the intricate details on the armor/building/crowded battle scenes as brilliantly drawn in the original manga in 2D is far too complex. The animators did an excellent job in faithfully capturing the look of the characters.

quartet4February 3, 2012 8:09 PM

Wasn't that interested in this trilogy since they already made the anime series but those first 10 minutes looked spectacular! I definitely need to see this now.

kazlow34February 5, 2012 2:16 PM

spoiler alert maybe..
Watch the movie on the opening day, a big big fan. I love 3D/2D animation to be honest as like initial D, but the came has a major disappointment as the characters just lack expression from start till the end. gonna say i will prefer it 2D. with the 3D/2D animation it was like watching a games 3D trailer all along. And on some fighting parts i just got irritated when they was a drop in frame rate. It was like i was playing some multi-platform game. For the good part, from the first 15 mins the animation concept is going to blow you away. i cannot remember another animation that was direct in this way until after 15mins when the character started to speak and the movie started to suffer. The movie just have never ending action all the way which has a little time for dialogues. however i can understand it cos its a movie and there is really not much time for other characters to get involved except Guts, Griffin, Casca. But some surprising nude scene and really violence scene was added to it which set it apart from the animation series. Overall if you are a fan of it i will recommed you to see it in the theater, and before that you should join the Bands Of Hawk on the movie website as chances are you are gonna see you name on the movie ending credits which was a big surprise. The best part the soundtrack was just way beautiful.

DanielleFebruary 9, 2012 3:24 PM

I was hoping they didnt water it down....Have they? Like cut out some of the gore scenes and such. Not to mention how the anime ended with griffith and Caska....
Please tell me they didnt water it down. I heard it was going from R rated to PG. However these are only rumours i heard on the grapevine. At what point does the movie stop or does it cover what the anime covered?

xinoFebruary 12, 2012 4:55 PM

ok i just finished watching the tv series and the ending was not good. Also I heard the tv series changed a lot of things, no wonder why I thought the fairy character was missing because I played Sword of Berserk ages ago.
I actually like the tv series because it felt more realistic and not too supernatural fake like the manga.

i'm hoping this movie would fix a lot of things and make it true to the manga while retaining its realism. The drawing looks amazing man, since I don't like the fact they are remaking this again, its good because a lot of mistakes done from the series would be fixed.

I couldn't watch the 10mins but what's up with that Imagine World show? is that meant to be a show in Japan or US? That black guy must know how to speak Japanese well, and that woman I can't really tell her origin, but I'm sure she speaks Japanese though she must be an inbreed.