Berserk - The Golden Age Arc


Berserk The Golden Age Arc is a series of films, the first part of an overall effort to adapt the entire Berserk manga series.

Episode Description


The Egg of the King

This arc is a flashback showing Guts' youth and what led him to become the "Black Swordsman". Guts grows up as a young mercenary until his enrollment in the Band of the Hawk. He develops complex relationships with Casca and Griffith, the Band's charismatic leader and holder of the Crimson Behelit, who leads the Band to its rise to prominence within the Midland army. Griffith is elevated from his commoner status to the nobility, causing some resentment, and after sleeping with the King's daughter, Griffith is imprisoned, and the Hawks are declared outlaws. The Hawks manage to rescue Griffith, only to find him broken mentally and physically. From a conventional medieval European background, the story shifts to fantasy and horror, with the apparition of the Eclipse ceremony that ends with the destruction of the Band, as per Griffith's sacrifice in order to become Femto, the fifth member of the God Hand, and reclaim his path towards his dream. Only with help from the enigmatic Skull Knight, were Guts and Casca able to survive. Unbelievably distraught over what transpired, Guts vows vengeance against Griffith and commits to his own personal war against the entities known as Apostles that slaughtered the Band of the Hawk.


The Battle for Doldrey

Master of the sword Gutts, who can easily handle a sword the length of his own body, works with hired soldiers known as the Band of the Hawk. Gutts goes through numerous battles with the Band of the Hawk. Gutts then learns that he has been swayed by Griffith the leader of the Band of the Hawk. Gutts separates from the Band of the Hawk. At this time, the Kingdom of Mitdorando gives an order to Band of the Hawk to take the fortress of Dorudorei.