Monday, February 6, 2012

9. Berserk

This one’s definitely not for the kiddies. Berserk is a tragic tale reminiscent of the Greek tragedies of old. The story centers on a gun for hire named Guts. Guts, who was born under a gallows tree, has no friends or family, and lives only to fight. That is, until he meets the mercenary group, the Band of the Hawk, led by Griffith. There, Guts finds people who love and accept him, and he finally experiences true happiness. Then everything goes horribly wrong. Berserk shows the highs and the lows of being human, the loneliness but also the joy. The show also has a lot of awesome battle scenes, and Guts is a ridiculously skilled swordsman. My only problem with Berserk is that it ends on an emotionally powerful cliffhanger.   

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