Years Later, This Game Is Still a Love Letter to Berserk Fans

Berserk is a franchise (in)famous for two reasons: compelling storytelling and ultraviolence. A dark fantasy, Berserk has its origins in manga but has been adapted into an anime TV series, three anime movies (the third of which was released late last week), and two video games. » 2/08/13 5:00am 2/08/13 5:00am

Go Berserk With a Giant Sword and Slay Hundreds of Trolls and Demons

Since the start of the manga back in 1990, there have only been two video games made in the Berserk franchise. The first was the Dreamcast game released in the West as Sword of the Berserk: Gut's Rage. There was, however, a second Berserk game which never left Asian shores: Berserk: Millennium Falcon Arc: Chapter of… » 2/05/13 8:00am 2/05/13 8:00am

The Third Berserk Movie is by Far the Most Violent Thing I Have Ever…

Over the past year, Berserk has returned to the limelight in a big way with a trilogy of movies based on the first arc of the popular manga. I panned the first of these movies as an ugly, inferior rehash when compared to the 1997 anime adaptation of the story. I felt that the second movie at least attempted to correct… » 2/05/13 7:30am 2/05/13 7:30am

The Second Berserk Movie is Better Than The First

This last weekend Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey was released in theaters across Japan. It is the second film in a trilogy planned to adapt the first story arc of popular Japanese manga Berserk. » 6/29/12 8:00am 6/29/12 8:00am

Berserk: The Egg of the King Is an Ugly, Inferior Rehash

Berserk is a manga epic that's been twenty years in the making and is still going strong. What started as a low-fantasy tale of a band of medieval mercenaries and their leader who dreamed of becoming king has long since become something far darker and more twisted. Back in 1997, Berserk's first story arc was adapted… » 6/22/12 8:00am 6/22/12 8:00am

Fighting with Swords and Shields Isn't Berserk, It's Awesome

Exercise is important. Some jog. Others play tennis. In Tokyo, a group of folks don medieval armour, wield swords, and beat the tar out of each other. Welcome to Castle Tintagel, a Middle Ages oasis in a hyper modern metropolis.

And when Jay Noyes, Castle Tintagel's founder, isn't teaching students the finer points… » 2/21/12 4:01am 2/21/12 4:01am