Synonyms: Kenpuu Denki Berserk, Kenfu Denki Berserk
Aired: Oct 8, 1997 to Apr 1, 1998
Studios: Oriental Light and Magic
Genres: Action, Adventure, Demons, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Military, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
The world is full of strife and chaos. The common people can only watch and suffer helplessly as corrupted guards torment them for amusement. Behind this all is an evil hand at work. Supernatural flesh-eating creatures subjugate the leaders of human towns and terrorize the citizens. Just when all hope seems lost, a tall, mysterious, hooded man who calls himself The Black Swordsman appears, wielding a sword bigger than he is.
Set in a medieval-esque era of darkness and oppression, Berserk tells the epic tale of Guts, an accomplished mercenary swordsman with a strong sense of justice. Tall and lean but blinded in his left eye, Guts is afflicted with a mysterious curse and grim past. Nevertheless, he confronts his enemies valiantly with his great sword and his crossbow. His fateful encounter with a band of rogue soldiers whom he shares a cruel history with will change his life forever. Will they help him end the terror rampaging in the world, or will they be the cause of his own destruction?