Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life? Source: Anime-planet.com
Dark fantasy as I would love to see it. The story is amazing, although slow at times, but leaves you feeling annoyed since the show itself never had a proper ending to the chapter. That ending was addressed however during the third movie (Berserk: Golden Age Arc III – The Advent) where the chapter does get the closure it deserved.
The story of a young man called Guts who was never shown any affection and only knew how to swing a blade. During his journey, he finds the ‘perfect’ man called Griffith who takes Guts under his wing and makes Guts his right-hand man.
Guts realizes after spending a couple of years with Griffith’s crew that he doesn’t want to live in the shadow of another man that doesn’t see him as his equal/friend and sets out to find his own purpose in life which results in the downfall of everything he had helped build up.
Sometimes Kentaro Miura’s ideas get a little out of hand which can both be a hit and a miss but you can only applaud him for at least trying to think outside of the box.