Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Berserk - Requited Desires |
Actors: Nobutoshi Kanna, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Yűko Miyamura, Masuo Amada, Toby Antony
Director: Naohito Takahashi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
Griffith stands at the peak of victory. The remaining opposition attempts one final act of treachery and for that they will burn. Guts fights as griffiths right hand till the very end and now that the status of the hawks h... more »
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You thought Evangelion was good, get a load of this
Kioko C. Mulli | Florida | 05/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My God Berserk is the Anime series to watch, if you havent seen Berserk or even heard of the Anime then you cannot call yourself a true anime fan if you let one of the greatest anime ever just pass you by. This is one of the few Animes where you can actually see the characters grow not only mentally but physically as well. The story is so engrossing that if you've been with the series this far and then watch the first episode again you cant believe how much the characters have changed because throughout the whole series you grow with the characteres. By far one of the best Anime stories of all time and hopefully there will be a 2nde season because the manga is still going strong. Hell, if Rouroni Kenshin can do it for some 90 something episodes then why cant Berserk. This is a must watch, the story changes so radically in this Volume that i still keep watching it over and over again. Not to mention just to see Griffith get his finally!!! Anyways, give Berserk a try if you havent already but you wont be disappointed. Remember to go back and watch the 1st episode just to see how much the characters have changed."
It just keeps getting better
Gateau Mocha | Massachusetts | 04/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was hooked to this show from the start, and I have to say, with each volume it only continues to amaze, intrigue, and just get better and better.Is this volume ever the emotional rollercoaster! These characters we've come to know up until this point take some drastic turns (for the better and for the worse, depending on how you look at it, I suppose). And this is precisely what makes "Berserk" a stand-out anime series. The characters are multidimensional and realistic, and this show is not afraid to make you go from loving a character to hating one. In this volume, the structure has changed; Guts leaves the Band of the Hawk, only to return a year later and find that Griffith has been arrested for the rape of the Princess, and Casca has taken over leadership of the Band of the Hawk. The Band's operative is to rescue Griffith, but there is the sense of some reservations on Guts's part. Should this man, whose done so many terrible things to get where he is, really be rescued? Was it entirely his fault? And how could they possibly do it? If you've stuck with the series this far, this disc WILL NOT disappoint! It will just leave you begging for more. **note: Be sure to watch the "Outtakes" on this DVD. They are hilarious!"
Blood and Roses
Marc Ruby? | Warren, MI USA | 05/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Berserk" presents the reviewer with an interesting dilemma. One would have to be in complete denial to miss the fact that it is unabashed exploitative violence. In a fascinating interview, Producer Toshio Nakatani makes it clear that the series was intentionally created for a late night TV slot where they felt they could draw its targeted 16+ audience. The real question is if it is just exploitative violence or if the creative staff has managed to make it much more than that.This set of episodes, set in the 'quiet' before the storm are very much the proof of "Berserk's" real depth. We see sides of many of the characters, main and supporting, that we have only glimpses before, and the sudden turns in the relationship between Caska and Guts are highlights of the series. While we are never far from bloodshed, it becomes evident that it is there for more than simple fan service.The key to these episodes is the completion of Griffith's twisted defense against those who plotted to stop his rise to power. Guts, in aiding Griffith this time, realizes that he needs to move on and seek is own purpose, putting his sword in no one else's service. This precipitates a confrontation with Griffith that has far-reaching impact. A year later, Guts is living with a sword smith, perfecting his skills, when he finds out that Griffith has been arrested for high treason, and the Hawks are in flight will Caska as leader. Guts returns to help, and the result is quite surprising.The artwork in this set of episodes seems to do the best job of recalling the original manga work, with the illustrators deliberately shifting from anime style to something more painterly when the moment seems proper. The music, strong, and sometimes grating, underlines the nervous state of the characters, as they move into their places for the final drama. This is a harsh series, suiting its medieval setting, and the individual viewers will have to decide if it is what they seek. For those that can deal with the violence without prejudice, there are many rewards for following the story. Whatever you might think of it, it is certainly an outstanding example of its kind."
Will this be goodbye for Guts?
Sebastian Fernandez | Tampa, Florida United States | 05/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Throughout the last few episodes, Guts has been toying with the idea of leaving the Band of Hawks. It is amazing how well the creators have developed this character; from a kid that only wanted to fight, to a grown-up following somebody else's dream, to a disillusioned man that lost all desire, to a mature warrior that realizes he should follow his own path. Of course, this all leads to one conclusion, Guts has to abandon his friends and take command of his destiny.In the meantime, Griffith has learned how to play the politics and conspiracy games, and has outsmarted the queen and her partners in crime. Not only did Griffith prevent the queen's ploy to assassinate him, but he also devised a stratagem of his own to kill her and her cohorts when they were celebrating what they supposed was the success of their mission.Caska, the third main character in this series, is having trouble with her mixed feelings between Griffith and Guts. The love triangle that was suggested in the first episodes finally becomes a closer reality. Caska has been opening up to Guts lately, and now she has to face the fact that he is leaving them. What should she do? Follow the man who gave her hope at an early age, but now is wooing the princess, or follow her new glimpse at hope? Not only Caska is having trouble with Guts's decision, most of the members of the Band of the Hawks see this as something personal against them, instead of what it is, a quest for something more important.The tension and expectative are building rapidly and now that the end is near I wish that this series would last for a dozen more episodes, instead of just four. I feel extremely lucky for picking Berserk as my first incursion into the anime genre."