Berserk: Golden Age Memorial Edition will be airing on several TV stations in Japan and multiple streaming sites. Its release date is set for October. The Memorial Edition will include the scene from the Berserk (1998) anime episode “Yume no Kagaribi” from Naoyuki Onda (Ai no Kusabi, Banana Fish, Berserk: Golden Age Trilogy) the chief animation director.
Additional cuts from the trilogy will be remastered along with a new musical score from Susumu Hirasawa (Berserk, Millennium Actress, Paprika) and Shiro Sagisu (Berserk, Bleach, Neon Genesis Evangelion).
Watch the PV for Berserk: Golden Age Memorial Edition
Former cast members of the Berserk: Golden Age Trilogy will be reprising their roles for the Memorial Edition.
- Hirokai Iwanaga (Berserk, Kamen Rider OOO) as Guts.
- Takhiro Sakurai (Code Geass, Demon Slayer) as Griffith.
- Toa Yukinari (Belle, Cells at Work ) as Casca.
- Yuki Kaji (My Hero Academia, One Punch Man) as Judeau.
- Minako Kotobuki (Tiger and Bunny, Guilty Crown) as Rickert.
Broadcast/Release Date Schedule
- Tokyo MX Saturday, October 1 at 24:302 JST
- Tochigi TV Saturday, October 1 at 24:302 JST
- Gunma TV Saturday, October 1 at 24:302 JST
- BS11 Saturday, October 1 at 24:302 JST
- Animax JP Sunday, October 16 at 23:00 JST
Berserk: Golden Age Memorial Edition will also be available through the following streaming websites:
- Abema TV
- Bandai Visual
- Docomo Anime Store
- Hikari TV
- au Smart Pass Premium
- FOD Premium
What is Berserk About?
The story of Berserk follows the friendship of Guts, a lone swordsman and Griffith, the leader of mercenary group called “Band of the Hawk”. Their unlikely friendship began when Griffith won against Guts in a duel forcing the latter to join his mercenary group.
Guts became Griffith’s best fighter and his closest confidante. However, their friendship turned sour when Guts left the “Band of the Hawk”. It turned for the worst when Griffith betrayed Guts and his whole army by sacrificing them in exchange for power.
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Berserk was written and illustrated by Kentarou Miura. The first prototype of the series was released in 1988 and was serialized the following year in Monthly Animal House, Hakusensha’s now defunct magazine. Berserk continued its publication in Young Animal Magazine in 1992.
The final chapter that Miura wrote and illustrated was published posthumously after in September 2021 after the author’s passing in May of the same year.
After Miura’s passing due to acute aortic dissection on May 6, 2021 many fans of Berserk feared that the series will no longer see its completion.
Thankfully, in June 2022 the series resumed under the supervision of Miura’s childhood friend and fello manga artist Kouji Mori along with Miura’s apprentices and group of assistant from Studio Saga.
A 24-episode anime adaptation of Berserk was produced by Nippon TV and VAP and was animated by Oriental Light and Magic with the direction of Naohito Takashi. Nippon TV broadcasted the series from October 8, 1997, to April 1, 1998 with the first episode beginning with the Black Swordsman arc and shifted into the Golden Age arc after.
Berserk’s Golden Age arc by Studio C was adapted into a film trilogy with the first film, The Egg of the King premiered in Japan on February 4, 2012. The Battle of Doldrey, the second film premiered on June 23, 2012 and the last of trilogy, The Advent, premiered on February 1, 2013.
A second anime series by Linden Films and animated by GEMBA and Millpensee with the first season covering the manga’s Conviction arc and the second season covering the first half of the manga’s Falcon of the Millennium Empire arc. Broadcasted on Wowow and MBS’s Animeism, the first season aired on July 1 to September 16, 2016 and the second season on April 7 to June 23, 2017