Berserk is a well-known, hugely popular fantasy series, particularly the manga which has consistently topped Japanese sales charts since it first hit shelves in the late 80s and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Thanks to Studio 4°C (Mind Game, Genius Party) it is being given new life 'with cutting edge animation, intricately detailed swordplay and a gripping story line' with a trilogy of kick-ass films (The Golden Age Arc) that Madman are releasing in Australia. More on that below!
An epic action-adventure tale set against a dark, European-inspired medieval fantasy world, Berserk follows the story of Guts, a lone mercenary renowned for his ferocity and unmatched in battle - especially when armed with his imposing sword, a towering blade as tall as he. His destiny is to eventually become 'The Black Swordsman' and he will face untold horrors in battle.
In the first film of the 'Golden Age Arc' trilogy - The Egg of the King - Guts' actions in combat capture the attention of Griffith, leader of the mercenary group 'The Band of the Hawk'. Griffith soon moves to recruit Guts into their ranks, but despite a slew of victories and successes, Guts begins to questions Griffith's true purpose, whose ambition may lead them both to a horrible fate.
All three films from the Berserk: The Golden Age Arc trilogy will be released in late 2012 through 2013.