Movie Review: Berserk Ougon Jidaihen I: Haou no Tamago


Guts, an immensely strong sword-for-hire, has little direction in his life, simply fighting one battle after the next. However, this all changes suddenly when he meets and is bested by Griffith, a beautiful and charismatic young man who leads the Band of the Hawk mercenary army. After Guts joins the Band and the relationship between the two men begins to blossom, Casca, the tough, lone swordswoman in the Band of the Hawk, struggles to accept Guts and the influence he has on the world around her. While the two men begin to fight together, Griffith continues to rise to power, all seemingly in order to reach his mysterious, prophesied goals. What lengths will Guts and Griffith go to in order to reach these goals, and where will fate take the two men?  (Source: ANN)

General Information:

Type: Movie
Part: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 4, 2012
Genres: Action, Adventure, Demons, Fantasy, Supernatural, Military, Seinen
Duration: 1 hr. 16 min.


I watch Berserk movie last night. Since then I’ve been wondering how to give this movie a fair review. So I came up to the concluding  that I should write two different reviews. A fan review and a first time viewer review.

First Time Viewer Review:

This review is  for those who’ve never watched/read Berserk. The opening of the movie was interesting, there is something about Guts eyes and the the directing from that point forward was amazing. there is a lot of bloodshed. After the end of the first scene you would think that Guts is unconquerable, he kinda is but there will be someone ahead of him. From that point on the story is more about Griffith and Guts’ friendship or is it a leader/follower relationship. Watch the movie, its pretty entertaining.

Fan Review:

Personally I am a huge Berserk fan!! I’m kinda disappointed because I really wanted to see more of the manga in the movie. Though the directing was amazing. Its pretty much a recap of the first 10 episodes or so of the anime. It had good graphics but I really wished that they would make it like what happened after the anime rather than a remake of what happened in the anime. so yeah that’s that.

One thought on “Movie Review: Berserk Ougon Jidaihen I: Haou no Tamago

  1. I loved it! and really can’t wait for the second and the third movies to come out!!! Although as you said kinda disappointed as it’s a recap..

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