New 'Berserk' Anime Trailer Filled With Swinging Swords, Splattering Blood

Crunchyroll has released an extended trailer, complete with English subtitles, for "Berserk," the new anime series based on Kentaro Miura’s long-running dark fantasy manga. The series debuted Friday on Japan’s WOWOW and Crunchyroll, and has already received high marks.

The story centers on protagonist Guts, a lone mercenary in a medieval Europe-inspired world, and antagonist Griffith, the leader of a mercenary band. “Berserk” was previously adapted as an anime series that aired from 1997 to 1998. This version, however, follows Guts in his “Black Swordsman” persona, which was explored somewhat in the manga but only briefly touched upon by the original anime.2

Strike with your iron.

"That night" comes once again... The night of battle where the "Black Swordsman" roars.

The "Berserk" manga is the pinnacle of Japanese dark fantasy and an overwhelming presence in the Japanese entertainment world. Extremely popular not only in Japan but all over the world, a new anime adaptation of the manga finally gets underway.

Spurred by the flame raging in his heart, the Black Swordsman Guts continues his seemingly endless quest for revenge. Standing in his path are heinous outlaws, delusional evil spirits,and a devout child of god. Even as it chips away at his life, Guts continues to fight his enemies, who wield repulsive and inhumane power, with nary but his body and sword—his strength as a human.

What lies at the end of his travels? The answer is shrouded in the "night."

Strain your eyes and stare into the dark!

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