Season 1: Review
Let us first talk about how Berserk is beyond evil. First episode shows the undead launching a spear threw a young girl’s body. They also kill her father in a rather explicit manner. The main character Guts, fails to protect either of them due to prioritizing his life. Its a world that would be too cruel for most of us today. Guts has a curse placed on him that attracts the undead, and lives in this world where monsters will attack at all times even during sleep. Guts appears to have been through a lot and has probably seen hell in and out. His character has a kindhearted aspect that shows during emotional situations. An incidence of this happened when Isidro a young swordsman, was hanging around the wrong crowd. Guts smoothly aided Isidro out of the dangerous situation. Isidro was impressed with Guts’ skills, and asked to become his apprentice. Guts replied by saying he had no need for an apprentice. Its not uncommon to see a small kid on his own in the berserk world. The entire world seems to be in chaos. Guts is like a walking tank, destroying everything in his path. When this guy engages in a battle it almost impossible not to be amazed. He is driven by a strong hatred towards apostles. These creatures are the ringleaders of the undead spirits, and Guts has epic battles with them. There people after Guts who want to arrest him for witchcraft and other crimes. Leader of the holy knights Farnese, encounters Guts while he was traveling. She sends her army to capture him , but Guts dominates them. She develops a massive hate towards Guts, because he tells her the truth. The truth that went against everything she believed in. Farnese religion has strict rules and a way of life that everyone must follow. She feels she must punish anyone that is disloyal towards the church. I think the reason she hates Guts is because of his free thought. Farnese being restricted to one belief, is jealous of people with free thought. She eventually got her best soldier Serpico, to capture the wounded Guts. When he got back to their base, a plot to escape was formulated. Guts sneaks into Farnese tent while she was changing clothes. (Gasp!) He then proceeded to capture her topless in order for him to escape alive. Now here is a savage if there ever was one. This act made Serpico furious, and he chased after Guts with the intention to kill. Serpico was hardly a match for Guts, since he had far less battle experience. Knowing this Serpico still fought for lady Farnese. During this adventure Guts got to show Farnese some proof of this truth he spoke of earlier. In a unknown place they encountered an apostle. Farnese was scared far beyond her wildest dreams, and didn’t want to be believe this creature to be true. I can’t say what she was thinking at this point because there was clear evidence in her face. Guts infuriated her once again and she vowed to hunt him down. This anime is incredibly explicit, but that’s what makes it so good. I would encourage everyone to watch it because it gets even better after season 1. Thanks for reading my blog once again, and lets spread the love of anime.