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|title = <small>Berserk (2016)</small>
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|title = <small>Berserk</small>
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|japname = ベルセルク
 
|japname = ベルセルク
 
|romaji = Beruseruku
 
|romaji = Beruseruku
|genre = Dark Fantasy, Horror, Tragedy
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|genre = Dark Fantasy, Horror, Tragedy, Adventure, Action
 
|director = [http://myanimelist.net/people/5652/Shin_Itagaki Shin Itagaki]
 
|director = [http://myanimelist.net/people/5652/Shin_Itagaki Shin Itagaki]
 
|producer = [[Wikipedia:Liden Films|LIDENFILMS]]<br/>GEMBA<br/>Millepensee
 
|producer = [[Wikipedia:Liden Films|LIDENFILMS]]<br/>GEMBA<br/>Millepensee
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|music = [[Wikipedia:Shirō Sagisu|Shirō Sagisu]]
 
|music = [[Wikipedia:Shirō Sagisu|Shirō Sagisu]]
 
|studio = GEMBA<br>Millepensee
 
|studio = GEMBA<br>Millepensee
|first = July 1, 2016
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|episodes = 12 (<small>[[List of Episodes|List of episodes]]</small>)
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|episodes = 24 (<small>[[List of Episodes|List of episodes]]</small>)
 
|previous = [[Golden Age Arc III: Descent]]
 
|previous = [[Golden Age Arc III: Descent]]
|next = [[Berserk (2017 Anime)]]
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{{Nihongo|'''Berserk'''|ベルセルク|Beruseruku}} is a 2016 Anime adaptation of the ''[[Conviction Arc|Conviction]]'' Arc of ''[[Berserk (Manga)|Berserk]]'' produced by [[Wikipedia:Liden Films|LIDENFILMS]], GEMBA and Millepensee.
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:''<small>This article is about the 2016 anime series. For the original anime, see [[Berserk (1997 Anime)|Berserk (1997)]].</small>''
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{{Nihongo|'''Berserk'''|ベルセルク|Beruseruku}} is a 2016 Anime adaptation of the ''[[Conviction Arc|Conviction]]'' and ''[[Falcon of the Millennium Empire Arc|Falcon of the Millennium Empire]]'' Arcs of ''[[Berserk (Manga)|Berserk]]'' produced by [[Wikipedia:Liden Films|LIDENFILMS]], GEMBA and Millepensee.
   
The anime was announced in December 2015 in Young Animal magazine, with a short preview trailer released later in the same month. The series is heavily produced in CGI, in a manner akin to the [[Berserk (Films)|Berserk: The Golden Age Arc film trilogy]]. It is directed by Shin Itagaki and written by both Makoto Fukami and Takashi Yamashita in collaboration. Shirō Sagisu is the main composer for the series and Susumu Hirasawa, famed composer of the [[Berserk (1997 Anime)|1997 series]] and following video games, returned to compose an insert song for the new series titled ''Hai yo''. A [[Berserk (2017 Anime)|second season]], covering ''[[Falcon of the Millennium Empire Arc|Falcon of the Millennium Empire]]'', is scheduled to air in Japan on April 7, 2017.
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The anime was announced in December 2015 in Young Animal magazine, with a short preview trailer released later in the same month. The series is heavily produced in CGI, in a manner akin to the [[Berserk (Films)|Berserk: The Golden Age Arc film trilogy]]. It is directed by Shin Itagaki and written by both Makoto Fukami and Takashi Yamashita in collaboration. Shirō Sagisu is the main composer for the series and Susumu Hirasawa, famed composer of the [[Berserk (1997 Anime)|1997 series]] and following video games, returned to compose two insert songs for the new series titled ''Hai Yo'' and ''Ash Crow''. The first episode of Season 1, adapting the ''Conviction'' Arc was broadcast in Japan on July 1, 2016. A year later the first episode of Season 2, adapting the first half of the ''Falcon of the Millennium Empire'' Arc was broadcast in Japan on April 7, 2017.
   
The first episode was broadcast in Japan on July 1, 2016. Media distribution service [http://www.crunchyroll.com Crunchyroll] has obtained the streaming and publishing license for the anime, which is available for viewing at [http://www.crunchyroll.com/berserk Crunchyroll's website].
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Media distribution service [http://www.crunchyroll.com Crunchyroll] has obtained the streaming and publishing license for the anime, which is available for viewing at [http://www.crunchyroll.com/berserk Crunchyroll's website]. In 2017 Crunchyroll released an English dub of Season 1, featuring a new cast after the previous voice actors from the [[Berserk (1997 Anime)|original anime]] declined to return.
   
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
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|'''Conviction'''
 
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| [[Wikipedia:Kaoru Mizuhara|Kaoru Mizuhara]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Kaoru Mizuhara|Kaoru Mizuhara]]
 
|[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4583630/ Sarah Williams]
 
|[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4583630/ Sarah Williams]
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| [[Casca]]
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| [http://myanimelist.net/people/13551/Toa_Yukinari Toa Yukinari]
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|{{W|Karen Strassman}}
 
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| [[Farnese de Vandimion|Farnese]]
 
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| [[Wikipedia:Hiroki Yasumoto|Hiroki Yasumoto]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Hiroki Yasumoto|Hiroki Yasumoto]]
 
| {{W|Richard Epcar}}
 
| {{W|Richard Epcar}}
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| [[Casca]]
 
| [http://myanimelist.net/people/13551/Toa_Yukinari Toa Yukinari]
 
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| [[Griffith|Griffith/Femto]]
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| [[Wikipedia:Takahiro Sakurai|Takahiro Sakurai]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Takahiro Sakurai|Takahiro Sakurai]]
 
|{{W|Steve Staley|Steve Cannon}}
 
|{{W|Steve Staley|Steve Cannon}}
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| [[Wikipedia:Kōji Ishii|Kōji Ishii]]
 
| [[Wikipedia:Kōji Ishii|Kōji Ishii]]
 
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| style="background:#{{BackColor}}; width:30%; color:#FFFFFF;" align="left" |'''Seiyū '''
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| [[Wikipedia:Unshō Ishizuka|Unshō Ishizuka]]
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|[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0248074/ Jake Eberle]
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| [[Guts]]
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| [[Wikipedia:Hiroaki Iwanaga|Hiroaki Iwanaga]]
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|{{W|Kaiji Tang}}
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| [[Puck]]
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| [[Wikipedia:Kaoru Mizuhara|Kaoru Mizuhara]]
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|[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4583630/ Sarah Williams]
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| [[Casca]]
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| [http://myanimelist.net/people/13551/Toa_Yukinari Toa Yukinari]
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|{{W|Karen Strassman}}
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| [[Farnese de Vandimion|Farnese]]
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| [[Wikipedia:Yōko Hikasa|Yōko Hikasa]]
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|{{W|Erica Lindbeck}}
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| [[Serpico]]
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| [[Wikipedia:Kazuyuki Okitsu|Kazuyuki Okitsu]] {{S|Adult}}<br>{{W|Lynn (voice actress)|Lynn}} {{S|Child}}
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|{{W|Max Mittelman}} {{S|Adult}}
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| [[Wikipedia:Hiro Shimono|Hiro Shimono]]
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| [[Wikipedia:Chiwa Saitō|Chiwa Saitō]]
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|{{W|Mela Lee}}
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| [[Wikipedia:Satomi Arai|Satomi Arai]]
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| [[Wikipedia:Sumi Shimamoto|Sumi Shimamoto]]
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| [[Wikipedia:Akio Ōtsuka|Akio Ōtsuka]]
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| {{W|Jamieson Price}}
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| [[Wikipedia:Takahiro Sakurai|Takahiro Sakurai]]
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|{{W|Steve Staley|Steve Cannon}}
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| [[Wikipedia:Kenta Miyake|Kenta Miyake]]
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| [https://myanimelist.net/people/17517/Shougo_Nakamura Shougo Nakamura]
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| [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7197955/ Masashi Nogawa]
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| [[Wikipedia:Yoshino Nanjō|Yoshino Nanjō]]
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| [[Wikipedia:Minako Kotobuki|Minako Kotobuki]]
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| [[Wikipedia:Ayana Taketatsu|Ayana Taketatsu]]
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==Episodes==
 
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{{main|List of Episodes}}
 
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{{Episode|01|[[Episode 1 (2016 Anime)|The Dragonslayer]]|竜殺しの大剣|Ryūkoroshi no Taiken|July 1|2016|Two years after an [[Eclipse|solar eclipse]] said to mark the birth of the [[Griffith|Hawk of Darkness]] who would usher a dark age, the vengeful swordsman named [[Guts]] ends up beating up a group of bandits tormenting an elf while coming to a tavern for a momentary rest. Guts takes his leave with the elf, named [[Puck]], becoming his unwanted traveling companion. The two later hitch a ride with a [[Adolf|priest]] and his daughter [[Collette]], though Guts tried to turn down the priest's generosity to protect them from the restless spirits drawn to his brand. After sunset, the spirits begin their attack and both the priest and his daughter are killed off while Guts manages to defeat animated skeletons and then a pagan sacrificial tree. After sunrise, Guts finds himself surrounded by the [[Holy Iron Chain Knights]] who have been hunting for him since the eclipse after coming across the remains of [[Band of the Hawk|mutilated men]] in a pool of blood.}}
 
{{Episode|01|[[Episode 1 (2016 Anime)|The Dragonslayer]]|竜殺しの大剣|Ryūkoroshi no Taiken|July 1|2016|Two years after an [[Eclipse|solar eclipse]] said to mark the birth of the [[Griffith|Hawk of Darkness]] who would usher a dark age, the vengeful swordsman named [[Guts]] ends up beating up a group of bandits tormenting an elf while coming to a tavern for a momentary rest. Guts takes his leave with the elf, named [[Puck]], becoming his unwanted traveling companion. The two later hitch a ride with a [[Adolf|priest]] and his daughter [[Collette]], though Guts tried to turn down the priest's generosity to protect them from the restless spirits drawn to his brand. After sunset, the spirits begin their attack and both the priest and his daughter are killed off while Guts manages to defeat animated skeletons and then a pagan sacrificial tree. After sunrise, Guts finds himself surrounded by the [[Holy Iron Chain Knights]] who have been hunting for him since the eclipse after coming across the remains of [[Band of the Hawk|mutilated men]] in a pool of blood.}}
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{{Episode|12|[[Episode 12 (2016 Anime)|Those Who Cling, Those Who Struggle]]|縋る者もがく者|Sugarumono Mogakumono|September 16|2016|Guts and his group fend off the flood of corpses with their fire while Luca saves Nina down below the tower. Meanwhile, the Egg of the Perfect World collects the energy of St. Albion's souls and sacrifices himself to resurrect [[Griffith]] in a corporeal form. The Tower of Conviction collapses, killing everyone inside as the sun rises. Guts and the others collect themselves, but are quickly surrounded by Silat and his Kushans. The Kushans are immediately repelled by [[Nosferatu Zodd]] who bursts through the rubble and marches to a nearby hill. At that moment, everybody ceases fighting to witness Griffith arising from the ground as Zodd kneels before him. Guts goes to immediately attack, but is stopped by Casca. As the Kushan army proceeds with its invasion, Zodd and Griffith escape into the skies while Guts, Puck and Casca ride to Godo's on horseback. Isidro departs on his own while Luca mourns the death of the Egg. While Nina reunites with Joachim, Farnese leaves her faith behind; deciding to follow Guts as Serpico travels with her.}}
 
{{Episode|12|[[Episode 12 (2016 Anime)|Those Who Cling, Those Who Struggle]]|縋る者もがく者|Sugarumono Mogakumono|September 16|2016|Guts and his group fend off the flood of corpses with their fire while Luca saves Nina down below the tower. Meanwhile, the Egg of the Perfect World collects the energy of St. Albion's souls and sacrifices himself to resurrect [[Griffith]] in a corporeal form. The Tower of Conviction collapses, killing everyone inside as the sun rises. Guts and the others collect themselves, but are quickly surrounded by Silat and his Kushans. The Kushans are immediately repelled by [[Nosferatu Zodd]] who bursts through the rubble and marches to a nearby hill. At that moment, everybody ceases fighting to witness Griffith arising from the ground as Zodd kneels before him. Guts goes to immediately attack, but is stopped by Casca. As the Kushan army proceeds with its invasion, Zodd and Griffith escape into the skies while Guts, Puck and Casca ride to Godo's on horseback. Isidro departs on his own while Luca mourns the death of the Egg. While Nina reunites with Joachim, Farnese leaves her faith behind; deciding to follow Guts as Serpico travels with her.}}
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{{Episode|13|[[Episode 13 (2016 Anime)|The Rent World]]|ほころぶ世界|Hokorobu Sekai|April 7|2017|Guts and Puck take Casca back to Godo's home to find Godo has died. Griffith appears, wanting to know how meeting Guts would feel, and is pleased that he feels nothing and can continue to pursue his dream. Guts attempts to kill him but is stopped by Zodd who he duels fiercely until Zodd's sword shatters against the Dragonslayer. Zodd destroys Godo's iron mine and home. Griffith ponders whether the feelings he has are caused by the Demon Child who became his vessel and saves Casca from being crushed by falling rocks. He then offers Rickert a place in the [[Neo Band of the Hawk|new Band of the Hawk]] before leaving with Zodd. Guts reveals to Rickert how Griffith took his eye and left arm, sacrificed their comrades and raped Casca but refuses Rickert's offer to help get revenge. Knowing he cannot lock Casca away to keep her safe, and not wishing to leave her behind, Guts decides to take her to Puck's home instead. Elsewhere in the kingdom [[Kushan]] soldiers destroy a castle, kill the citizens and capture the women until Griffith arrives and is hailed by the people as the Hawk of Light.}}
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{{Episode|14|[[Episode 14 (2016 Anime)|Winter Journey]]|冬の旅路|Fuyu no Tabiji|April 7|2017|A young witch, [[Schierke]], watches Griffith from a distance. While tracking Guts, Serpico remembers how Farnese took him in as her servant, though she abused him terribly. Serpico learned he was the illegitimate son of [[Federico de Vandimion III|Farnese's father]] and was therefore her half-brother, eventually becoming her bodyguard. Upon learning she was engaged to a member of the royal family Farnese tried and failed to seduce Serpico and set fire to her family mansion before joining the Holy Iron Chain Knights, eventually forcing Serpico to burn his mother as a witch. With their brands being so close together more powerful demons are attracted to Guts and Casca who tempt Guts to kill Casca to get closer to Griffith. Guts' rage overwhelms him and he hurts Casca, destroying her trust in him and she runs away. She is caught and almost raped by bandits, causing her to remember being raped by Griffith and she slaughters the bandits before attacking Guts. Guts is again overwhelmed by rage and almost rapes Casca before regaining control of himself. They are later found by Isidro, Farnese and Serpico who ask permission to accompany Guts on his mission.}}
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{{Episode|15|[[Episode 15 (2016 Anime)|Banner of the Flying Sword]]|飛剣の御旗|Hi Ken no Mihata|April 14|2017|A Kushan occupied city is liberated by Griffith and his [[Neo Band of the Hawk|new Band of the Hawk]]: Composed of Nosferatu Zodd, [[Locus|Sir Locus the Moonlight Knight]]; the exiled Bakiraka assassin [[Raksas]], [[Grunbeld|Grunbeld the Giant]] and [[Irvine|Irvine the Archer]]. Joined by the clairvoyant girl [[Sonia]], the Hawks later dealt with a Kushan legion that overwhelmed Midlanders under the command of [[Mule Wolflame]]. Though Mule was upset to learn Kushan prisoners are given a choice to join Griffith's army, and that some of the army's members are demonic cannibals, Mule was mesmerized by seeing Griffith holding final rites for the fallen whose spirits depart while bidding farewell to their families. Mule is overcome with emotion from being in Griffith's presence, immediately pledging his loyalty to him. Meanwhile, after Farnese cuts her hair to prove her resolve, Guts allows her, Serpico, and Isidro to travel with him as he no longer trusts himself to protect Casca on his own. Guts does warn them that traveling with him means they would not be able to sleep at night, the group later fending off attacking specters after nightfall.}}
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{{Episode|16|[[Episode 16 (2016 Anime)|Forest of Demonic Beasts]]|獣鬼の森|Kemono Oni no Mori|April 21|2017|Farnese becomes depressed after Casca disappears and she gets lost in the forest trying to find her. A shepherd warns Guts' group about an imminent battle between Griffith's army and the Kushans and also about [[Troll|trolls]] infesting a nearby area. Serpico admits to Guts he desires to kill him in a fair duel, but as long as Farnese desires to stay with Guts he will treat him as an ally. Isidro practices dueling with Guts. A group of trolls attack but are driven away by the witch, [[Schierke]], whom Isidro manages to insult, and her elf companion, [[Ivalera]], before disappearing. Casca continues to be afraid of Guts and becomes attached to Farnese. They come across an [[Morgan|old man]] whose village is being attacked by trolls, but as the local lord has taken his army to support Griffith the villagers are hoping to find help from a witch rumored to live nearby. Almost immediately they stumble upon Schierke's house as Casca and Guts brands allow them to pass through her protective barrier. Guts mistakenly believes Schierke's earth golems are ghouls and destroys several of them before Schierke reveals herself as an apprentice to the elderly witch [[Flora]] who has been waiting for Guts and Casca to arrive.}}
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{{Episode|17|[[Episode 17 (2016 Anime)|The Astral World]]|幽界ーかくりよ|Youkai Kakuriyo|April 28|2017|Revealing an old friend of hers mentioned Guts and Casca would come to her abode, Flora learns of the plight befalling [[Enoch Village]]. But due to her failing health, Flora offers Morgan the aid of her apprentice Schierke to deal with the trolls. Flora asks Guts to aid Schierke, offering him a spell that would temporarily cloak him and Casca from being attacked by specters. During the dinner that followed, Flora explains their plane of existence exists alongside the [[Astral World]], whose many layers contain various supernatural beings, and Realm of Ideas which all creation is derived from. Guts later shows Flora the [[Behelit]] and is told that it's a gateway to link the physical world with the layer where the [[God Hand]] dwell, learning its senior members were once human like Griffith and they answer to a higher power within the [[Abyss|deepest layer of the Astral Plane]]. Schierke, overhearing Guts's talk with Flora, assumes Griffith is the fifth angel prophesied by the Holy See while told that he was the once who branded Guts. The next day, Guts's group receive magical weapons. Serpico receives a [[Sylph Cloak|cloak]] and [[Sylph Sword|sword]] imbued with Sylphs, Isidro a [[Salamander Dagger|dagger]] imbued with Salamanders, and Farnese a [[Silver Dagger|silver shortsword]] along with [[Silver Surcoat|silver chainmail]] tunics for herself and Casca as added protection from evil creatures. Guts turns down accepting a battle axe before he and others leave for Enoch Village, Flora meeting up with her friend: The Skull Knight, who requests a favor regarding Guts.}}
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{{Episode|18|[[Episode 18 (2016 Anime)|Struggle Against the Demon Horde]]|魔群との死闘|Magun no Shitō|May 5|2017|Guts group arrive at Enoch Village but are turned away by the priest who claims that Schierke is merely a child in a costume, but allows them to stay when Guts claims Casca is a religious pilgrim. Isidro trains by himself and talks with Morgan about his past and Isidro's dreams for the future. Schierke is accosted by children who throw rocks at her for being a witch. Schierke expresses distaste of the local church which was deliberately built on the site of a spirit temple, along with many other temples replaced by churches in an attempt by the Holy See to expand their authority. This included chasing the witch Flora from the village, banishing her to the forest. Guts points out she can always choose not to help the village if she wants to. The trolls attack and Schierke summons everyone to the church for safety. Guts, Farnese, Serpico and Isidro fight the trolls while Schierke shows concern about the mysterious source of Guts strength and of the dark shadows that cling to the Dragonslayer. Schierke begins to cast a spell from the church roof, angering the priest who tries to stop her, only to end up trapped on the roof along with Schierke, Farnese and Casca. While fighting a troll Isidro overbalances trying to swing his sword one-handed and Morgan is injured saving him from the trolls. Schierke finishes casting her spell, summoning [[Four Kings of the World|four Guardian Angels]] whose protective light crumbles the trolls to ashes and heals Morgan's injuries.}}
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{{Episode|19|[[Episode 19 (2016 Anime)|The Arcana of Invocation]]|祈りの奥義|Inori no Ōgi|May 12|2017|With most of the trolls dead the village comes under attack from a giant [[Ogre]]. Guts fights the ogre but is attacked by a [[Kelpie]] from the nearby river. Serpico fights alongside Guts, pitting his wind magic against the Kelpie's water magic. Schierke sends her mind into the spirit realm and senses the spirit temple the church was built upon, originally a temple of Undines, powerful water spirits. Schierke allows herself to be possessed by the river spirit the Lady of the Depths, who channels magic through Schierke to flood the river, washing the trolls, kelpie and ogre back into the underworld. However the magic is too powerful and Schierke is unable to pull her mind back from the spirit realm or break the spell flooding the village. Ivalera has Farnese use Schierke's staff to help bring her back. Just as Schierke returns Casca and Farnese fall into the water and are swept away. As the villagers celebrate Schierke tracks Casca and Farnese with magic and senses that they have been captured by more trolls. Despite the villagers gratitude Schierke feels responsible for the destruction caused by her inexperience as a witch. She receives permission from the priest to build a shrine in the village to appease the angry water spirits. Isidro receives a smaller sword as thanks from Morgan that is easier for him to fight with. Serpico's injuries force him to remain in the village while Guts, Schierke and Isidro immediately leave to rescue Casca and Farnese.}}
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{{Episode|20|[[Episode 20 (2016 Anime)|The Corruption of Qliphoth]]|クリフォトの汚濁|Kurifoto no Odaku|May 19|2017|Schierke realizes they have stumbled into a dangerous part of the Astral Realm known as [[Qliphoth]]. She telepathically communicates with Farnese and Casca in the trolls cave where the trolls are raping human women, forcing them to become pregnant and then devouring them after they give birth to troll offspring. Farnese protects Casca until Guts and the others arrive. Guts fights the trolls alone while the others help the women escape. [[Slan]], a member of the God Hand, appears and overpowers Guts. Schierke begins a spell to seal the cave hoping that Guts escapes before she finishes. Slan torments Guts sexually and asks if he would be willing to become an Apostle like Griffith did. At that moment the Skull Knight appears to stop Slan, who reveals that Griffith is the reason the realms are merging. While she is distracted Guts shoots her with the cannon in his arm. Isidro proves himself in battle, using his salamander dagger and short sword to kill a giant troll. Slan heals herself but the Skull Knight urges Guts to use the Dragonslayer, made stronger by all the evil souls it has destroyed. He impales Slan who kisses him then disappears, promising they will meet again. Schierke finishes her spell and is possessed by an earth spirit, the Lord of Rotting Roots, who collapses the cave with Guts still inside. The Skull Knight uses his [[Sword of Actuation]], forged from the behelits of apostles he has killed, to cut a way out of the cave. Qliphoth vanishes back into the Astral Realm and the women are taken back to Enoch Village. As Guts watches his friends he admits that he is glad he has comrades again.}}
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{{Episode|21|[[Episode 21 (2016 Anime)|The Berserker Armor]]|狂戦士の甲冑|Bāsākā no Katchū|May 26|2017|Flora reveals a suit of [[Berserker Armor]] as guarded over the years. Griffith's demon soldiers break through her barrier, so the Skull Knight rides out to meet them. Guts suddenly collapses as Slan had damaged his soul, but he manages to keep walking and Schierke is astonished that Guts survived against an Apostle. Meanwhile. Schierke senses that Flora's barrier has disappeared and the house is now on fire. Guts rushes to aid the Skull Knight in battle against Zodd and Grunbeld while Schierke and the others rush to find Flora. Grunbeld insists on dueling with Guts while Zodd fights the Skull Knight. Flora allows herself to be consumed in the fire but first instructs Schierke to give Guts the armor. In his weakened state Guts cannot fight and Grunbeld breaks his ribs. Schierke's earth Golems come to Guts' rescue, distracting Grunbeld and allowing Guts to flee. Despite knowing the incredible risks involved Schierke encases the near lifeless Guts within the armor, allowing him to re-join the battle and he slays several demons with ease. Guts is aware that his body is severely damaged but no longer cares about pain while the armor awakens a wolf like entity called the [[Beast of Darkness]].}}
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{{Episode|22|[[Episode 22 (2016 Anime)|A Journey Begins in Flames]]|炎の旅立ち|Honō no Tabidachi|June 9|2017|With the armor removing his limitations Guts unleashes all his strength, destroying Grunbeld’s shield and hammer and wounding him. Schierke explains that as Guts is fighting without limits he is tearing his own body apart, and while the armor removes his pain he will eventually bleed to death. Grunbeld transforms into his Apostle form, a dragon with corundum scales. Guts stops a blow from Grunbeld’s tail and cracks the scales on his face with one swing. Schierke casts her mind into the spirit realm and sees Guts ego trapped inside the Beast of Darkness, but a spell cast by Flora has prevented Guts ego from vanishing. Schierke reminds him of his love for Casca and Guts awakens. He flees from Grunbeld and saves his friends while Flora’s spirit holds Grunbeld back with spirit fire. In [[Windham]], underground resistance meet with [[Laban]] of the Midland Arklaw Knights to ask his help in rescuing [[Charlotte|Princess Charlotte]]. They are attacked by demons but are saved by [[Irvine]] the Archer and Sir Locus for an unknown reason. A month later Guts has healed but still wears the armor. Schierke fears if he has to fight again the armor will kill him.}}
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{{Episode|23|[[Episode 23 (2016 Anime)|Proclaimed Omens]]|告げられし兆し|Tsugerareshi Kizashi|June 16|2017|Guts party resume their journey to Puck’s home, an island called [[Skellig]], half in the normal world and half in the astral plane, a home to both elves and mages. Farnese asks Schierke to teach her to use magic. The Skull Knight warns Guts of the effects of using the Berserker Armour and it is suggested that he was the armor's previous wearer. He also reveals Griffith is targeting witches like Flora as threats to his power and that [[Hanafubuku]], the Fairy King of Skellig, may be able to return Casca’s sanity. At night they are attacked by giant demonic alligators. Schierke casts a protection spell whilst Guts, Serpico and Isidro fight the alligators. Guts struggles to keep the Beast of Darkness under control. Serpico manages to kill the Kushan mages controlling the alligators, but another mage causes them to be attacked by a sea monster. Guts loses control and the Beast takes over, activating the armor and reopening his newly healed wounds while allowing him to violently kill the sea monster. The Beast almost attacks his friends but Schierke manages to awaken Guts at the last second. Guts becomes furious at himself for losing control again.}}
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{{Episode|24|[[Episode 24 (2016 Anime)|City of Humans]]|人間の都市|Hito no Machi|June 23|2017|TBA}}
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*This is the first anime series to be produced for ''Berserk'' in nearly two decades.
 
*This is the first anime series to be produced for ''Berserk'' in nearly two decades.
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**This is also the first time that a ''Berserk'' anime has had a second season.
 
**This is also the second anime adaptation to begin with the first few manga episodes of the ''Black Swordsman Arc'', before immediately moving onwards to the next arc after the first episode.
 
**This is also the second anime adaptation to begin with the first few manga episodes of the ''Black Swordsman Arc'', before immediately moving onwards to the next arc after the first episode.
 
*During the series' initial run, [[Casca|Casca's]] skin color was recolored to be noticeably darker in the [[Inferno|opening]], starting from the premier of [[Episode 11 (2016 Anime)|episode 11]].
 
*During the series' initial run, [[Casca|Casca's]] skin color was recolored to be noticeably darker in the [[Inferno|opening]], starting from the premier of [[Episode 11 (2016 Anime)|episode 11]].
 
*The special edition of the Volume 1 and 2 Blu-Ray box sets feature original cover designs illustrated and colored by [[Kentaro Miura]].
 
*The special edition of the Volume 1 and 2 Blu-Ray box sets feature original cover designs illustrated and colored by [[Kentaro Miura]].
*A group of fans, unhappy with the new English voice cast, have started a petition in an effort to bring back the original English voice actors. <ref>[http://www.thepetitionsite.com/569/672/833/redub-berserk-2016-with-the-real-cast/?taf_id=34793819&cid=twitter#bbfb=563874081]</ref>
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==External Links==
*[http://berserk-anime.com/ Berserk anime official site]
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*[http://www.berserk-anime.com/1/ Berserk anime official site (1st season)]
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*[http://berserk-anime.com/ Berserk anime official site (2nd season)]
 
*[http://www.wowow.co.jp/anime/ap/berserk.html WOWOW]: Berserk WOWOW special anime site
 
*[http://www.wowow.co.jp/anime/ap/berserk.html WOWOW]: Berserk WOWOW special anime site
 
*[https://twitter.com/berserk_anime Twitter]: Berserk anime official Twitter
 
*[https://twitter.com/berserk_anime Twitter]: Berserk anime official Twitter
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This article is about the 2016 anime series. For the original anime, see Berserk (1997).

Berserk (ベルセルク Beruseruku?) is a 2016 Anime adaptation of the Conviction and Falcon of the Millennium Empire Arcs of Berserk produced by LIDENFILMS, GEMBA and Millepensee.

The anime was announced in December 2015 in Young Animal magazine, with a short preview trailer released later in the same month. The series is heavily produced in CGI, in a manner akin to the Berserk: The Golden Age Arc film trilogy. It is directed by Shin Itagaki and written by both Makoto Fukami and Takashi Yamashita in collaboration. Shirō Sagisu is the main composer for the series and Susumu Hirasawa, famed composer of the 1997 series and following video games, returned to compose two insert songs for the new series titled Hai Yo and Ash Crow. The first episode of Season 1, adapting the Conviction Arc was broadcast in Japan on July 1, 2016. A year later the first episode of Season 2, adapting the first half of the Falcon of the Millennium Empire Arc was broadcast in Japan on April 7, 2017.

Media distribution service Crunchyroll has obtained the streaming and publishing license for the anime, which is available for viewing at Crunchyroll's website. In 2017 Crunchyroll released an English dub of Season 1, featuring a new cast after the previous voice actors from the original anime declined to return.

Cast

Conviction
Cast Seiyū Voice Actor
Narrator/Void Unshō Ishizuka Jake Eberle
Guts Hiroaki Iwanaga Template:W
Puck Kaoru Mizuhara Sarah Williams
Casca Toa Yukinari Template:W
Farnese Yōko Hikasa Template:W
Serpico Kazuyuki Okitsu Template:W
Isidro Hiro Shimono Template:W
Azan Hiroki Yasumoto Template:W
Skull Knight Akio Ōtsuka Template:W
Griffith Takahiro Sakurai Template:W
Mozgus Rikiya Koyama Ray Chase
Luca Miyuki Sawashiro Template:W
Nina Natsumi Takamori Ryan Bartley
Jerome Daisuke Hirakawa Template:W
Erica Ayana Taketatsu Brianna Knickerbocker
Rickert Minako Kotobuki Template:W
Godo Takashi Inagaki Abbot Kefford
Schierke Chiwa Saitō Template:W
Silat Yuichi Nakamura TBA
Tapasa Kōji Ishii TBA
Falcon of the Millennium Empire
Cast Seiyū Voice Actor
Narrator/Void Unshō Ishizuka Jake Eberle
Guts Hiroaki Iwanaga Template:W
Puck Kaoru Mizuhara Sarah Williams
Casca Toa Yukinari Template:W
Farnese Yōko Hikasa Template:W
Serpico Kazuyuki Okitsu (Adult)
Template:W (Child)
Template:W (Adult)
Isidro Hiro Shimono Template:W
Schierke Chiwa Saitō Template:W
Ivalera Satomi Arai TBA
Flora Sumi Shimamoto TBA
Skull Knight Akio Ōtsuka Template:W
Griffith Takahiro Sakurai Template:W
Nosferatu Zodd Kenta Miyake TBA
Locus Shougo Nakamura TBA
Grunbeld Template:W TBA
Rakshas Masashi Nogawa TBA
Sonia Yoshino Nanjō TBA
Rickert Minako Kotobuki Template:W
Erica Ayana Taketatsu Brianna Knickerbocker
Slan Miyuki Sawashiro TBA
Silat Yuichi Nakamura TBA
Morgan Manta Yamamoto TBA

Episodes

Main article: List of Episodes

# Title Original airdate

# Title Original airdate

Music

Opening theme:

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Ending theme:

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Trailers


Gallery

Anime Scans

Concept Art

Trivia

  • This is the first anime series to be produced for Berserk in nearly two decades.
    • This is also the first time that a Berserk anime has had a second season.
    • This is also the second anime adaptation to begin with the first few manga episodes of the Black Swordsman Arc, before immediately moving onwards to the next arc after the first episode.
  • During the series' initial run, Casca's skin color was recolored to be noticeably darker in the opening, starting from the premier of episode 11.
  • The special edition of the Volume 1 and 2 Blu-Ray box sets feature original cover designs illustrated and colored by Kentaro Miura.
  • Following criticism from the first season, CGI models are noticeably improved and episodes make use of more frequent traditional, 2D animation.

External Links

References


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