Berserk Anime’s TV Ad Shows Griffith
The official YouTube channel of the Berserk television anime began streaming a television commercial for the anime on Wednesday. The video shows the reappearance of Griffith.
The anime will premiere on WOWOW on April 7 at 10:00 p.m. In the following weeks, the previous week’s episode will air at 10:00 p.m., with new episodes airing at 10:30 p.m. MBS and TBS will air the premiere on April 7 at 26:40 and 26:25, respectively (effectively April 8 at 2:40 a.m. and 2:25 a.m., respectively), while BS-TBS will air the premiere on April 8 at 24:30 (effectively April 9 at 12:30 a.m.).
The premiere will show the first two episodes of the new arc (episodes 13-14).
The show’s returning and new cast includes:
- Hiroaki Iwanaga as Guts
- Kaoru Mizuhara as Puck
- Yōko Hikasa as Farnese
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Serpico
- Hiro Shimono as Isidro
- Toa Yukinari as Casca
- Chiwa Saito as Schierke
- Satomi Arai as Ivalera
- Sumi Shimamoto as Flora
- Kenta Miyake as Zodd
- Yoshino Nanjō as Sonia
- Takahiro Sakurai as Griffith
- Akio Ohtsuka as Skull Knight
- Unshou Ishizuka as Narrator
The staff is returning from the first arc. 9mm Parabellum Bullet, who sang the previous arc’s opening song, are again performing this arc’s opening song “Sacrifice.” Similarly, the previous arc’s ending theme song singer Nagi Yanagi is collaborating with Yoshino Nanjō to perform the ending theme song “Issai wa Monogatari” (Everything is the Story). Susumu Hirasawa‘s “Hai yo” and “Ash Crow” songs return as insert songs for the anime.
The anime adapts Kentarou Miura‘s dark fantasy manga of the same name. Miura himself is serving as executive supervisor for the series. Shin Itagaki (Basquash!, Ben-To, Teekyū) is directing the anime. Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass, Ōsama-tachi no Viking, Yuruyuri San Hai!) is supervising the series scripts in collaboration with Takashi Yamashita (Cencoroll). Hisashi Abe (Pet Shop of Horrors, Gunslinger Girl, Chobits) is designing the characters. Shiro Sagisu (Berserk films, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Megazone 23) is composing the music. LIDEN FILMS is credited for production, while GEMBA and Millepensee are credited for animation production.
The story follows Guts, a superhumanly strong warrior who wields a large sword, as he wanders a dark medieval world filled with demons, corrupt and decadent nobles, and other horrors. Every night, he is assailed by demons, attracted to the curse branded on him after a traumatic event. He makes his way through the world on a quest to slay a former friend turned demon, who took everything away from him.
The new television anime project premiered in Japan in July 2016, and aired for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired and plans to release the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.
[Via Dennis R.]