Berserk Complete Collection Brick DVD (Hyb)
Jon Marquez - Nov 17 2004
Good solid story, shocker of an ending!
Beserk is a dark tale (lots of blood, people dying. show not for kiddies!) that has a good story, great action (if you like medieval action), and good comedy. What makes this show so great is the ending. The ending comes out of NOWHERE (though if you really look hard, you'll catch hints but NOTHING that really would point to this. Sort of like Evangelion) and will just SHOCK you. I've seen lots of animes (I own a bookcase of DVD's of anime), and when it comes to originality, Beserk is right up at the top in shockin ending, beating everyone including Evangelion. It's the most shocking ending I've ever seen, beating dozens of anime serie's I've seen, till it leaves you wondering WHAT HAPPENED next?! and not what happened next as in most japanese shows that leave you wondering who the hero marries, etc. Oh no, the ending is much more than you'd ever want on someone.
Overall this is a great series, the graphics are a little dated but you don't need top notch graphics for a medieval setting anyways.
A for Action fans A for those that like strong main character A for fans of the medieval age B+ for everyone else, I think.
ihatefall . - Nov 18 2004
Rating: Pretty good!
Play the Game
The video game picks up right were the dvd leaves off, so if you want to know the rest of the story that is the way. That is all, ps I thought this was good.
Cody L. Houston - Apr 16 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org
An all-around knockout slug fest of your emotions
Ok this is aurgable the best anime i have ever seen. Never has there been a story that drives me to insanity like this one. The story has it all, bloddy battles, romance, political conspricy, and even alittle demon warfare. All the qualities of a Great anime. Though at some times alittle disturbing this is not an anime for the weak stomach or the young this is an ADULT ONLY anime,and it's all right here the complete series in one set for a great price. The only major drawback is the ending. If you are unfamilar with the manga you'll be left asking, "what the? how? huh? ...?".
So I recommend watching this if you just would like a taste of the story and if you do you'll need to read the manga as of this writting there is no plan to continue the anime and the manga has started being relesed in the US in a translated form.
Other than the little problem of the ending and having to go back to the manga to get he rest of the story i recommend this anime for any action/drama fan.
Chans s. s - Nov 7 2006
Great Action Series.
This show really is something special for those that love action anime. You have got your main character Guts, and with his insane upper body strength is capable of wielding his larger than usual sword. He eventually joins a band of mercenaries and becomes a better swordsman.However, after one fateful battle both Guts and the leader of his merry band of fighters are changed after the horror that they witness. I won't say more because I don't want to spoil anything just thought you should get the basic premise of the anime incase you were gonna pick it up. Anyway the story ends on a cliffhanger but it is satisfying once you put the pieces together. The story continues on in the manga if you truly want to see what happens next.The music in this series fits the theme well and most of the voice acting is done pretty well with a few exceptions. Visually the show is fluent despite being a tad dated. You are able to relate with some of the characters on occasion and when you are feeling comfortable something bad is sure to happen. So if you like Action and are atleast 16 I highly reccomend Berserk.
M Jacobs - Feb 25 2007
This series is awesome! In addition to all the praise everyone has given it,the outtakes are some of the funniest I've ever seen!
Hin L. Wong - Mar 29 2008
Compelling action story with rich characters
Berserk is one of those anime series that you can't stop watching after you've seen one episode. From the start, you take an interest in Gatsu and his relationship with Griffith. Casca and all the supporting characters are just as good. The action is terrific. The scenes with Gatsu fighting are just incredibly fierce, bloody, and unforgiving. On a final note, the final sequence is one of the best that I've seen in all of the anime series I've watched. An instant classic that everyone should watch.