Bazuso Manga


Also known as

The Grey Knight


Golden Age (3)


Band of the Hawk

Japanese voice

Ikuya Sawaki, Kendo Kobayashi

English voice

Patric Tansor, Russell Nash







The "Grey Knight" Bazuso was widely known and feared and was one of the earliest adversaries faced by a young Guts, and is the reason that Griffith took notice in Guts.


Bazuso is exaggerated in stature, and stands much taller than other men. Although he is killed before he can be seen without his armor, it can be inferred that he was very muscular, due to the excessive size of his weapon, and the incredible size and weight of his armor.


Bazuso is a violent man, completely devoid of pity, and without remorse. He is arrogant and views himself as superior to his foes. He is characterized by looking down on others as weak. He bears an insatiable bloodlust and possessing an incredible degree of physical strength; that which allows him to easily slay any that challenge him. However, after it was clear he had lost, he begged for mercy.


He was powerful enough to be well known and easily recognizable. It is said he could take on over thirty men in combat and defeated a bear by himself, proving incredible physical strength.


Bazuso wielded a large battle axe during his fight against Guts. He was most likely very skilled in wielding it, due to his reputation. The size of the battle axe fit well with Bazuso's height.



Bazuso mortally wounded

Bazuso was placed in charge of a fortress that a group of mercenaries raid, but the group was frozen at the sight and reputation of the man. Guts came forward after telling his employer he would kill Bazuso for seven pieces of gold. Though Bazuso was intent to humor Guts, he found them fighting in equal terms with Guts fortunate to be able to damage Bazuso's battleaxe and deliver a powerful slash to his waist that forced the large man to his knees. Bazuso's final moments involved pleading for his life as Guts drove his sword down into his head, splitting it half-way with one of his eyes dislodged from the impact.


  • In in the anime series he is voiced by Ikuya Sawaki in Japanese, and by Patrick Tansor in English.
  • In the Berserk film trilogy he is voiced by Kendo Kobayashi in Japanese, and by Russell Nash in English.
  • The appearance of his helmet, weapon, and armor differ between the manga, anime, and film trilogy.
  • The Video game series Dark Souls' director Hidetaka Miyazaki attributes the inspiration of the character "Siegmeyer of Catarina" to Bazuso.
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