The castle town of Midland has seen the rise of a wicked king, and with him a powerful military force. Known as the Band of the Hawk, these soldiers are mercenaries led by two experienced and charismatic warriors, Griffith and Guts. Unfortunately, since … see full wiki
In this world, mans destiny is controlled by some transcendental entity of law
like the hand of God. At least man knows he has no control over his own will.
Note: Seeing as this is the third volume of the series, I highly suggest that you check out the first two. Otherwise youll have no idea who these people are and what is going on, etc. etc.
Previously, weve met Gatts, Griffith, Caska, and several other characters. Midland is crushing Tuda when it comes to the war, and Griffith is slowly but surely gaining more power to his name. He is even becoming quite close to Princess Charlotte, a fact that some arent too keen on. After an assassination attempt, Griffith has asked Gatts to take out the man who ordered it. And whats where we pick up.
Gatts is supposed to be quick and quiet but considering hes a big hulking guy with the biggest sword since Cloud in Final Fantasy, hes not exactly the best assassin. Needless so say, more people than necessary get killed. Near the end of the first episode we see Griffith staring at someone he knows was in on things and let me tell you, he starting to look pretty creepy.
During the next huge battle, Gatts and Caska get separated from the group. It is during this time that we finally understand Caskas relationship with Griffith, as well as the reason why she dislikes Gatts so much. However, eventually the enemy finds them and its Gatts and Caska versus 100 men. The two are severely outnumbered and have no idea if anyone is even looking for them. So whats the plan when youre against 100 men? Fight for all youre worth and see what happens in the end.
When it comes to blood and gore, well, this set has a fairly decent amount, as well as a few killings that might make you a bit uncomfortable. There is also a slight bit of nudity, so depending upon your stance on that, I suggest you beware also, even though there really isnt all that much. However, things are getting more and more interesting as we delve deeper into the characters psyches, especially Caska and Griffith. Im really interested in seeing where this is going, and with only a total of 25 episodes, Im already halfway through!
Episodes included in this set:
11. Battle Engagement
12. Two People
13. Suicidal Act
Berserk Vol. 1
Berserk Vol. 2
Berserk Vol. 4
Berserk Vol. 5
Berserk Vol. 6
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