New Berserk anime this Fall 2012

VIZ Media has announced that they have acquired the U.S. rights to release the new Berserk anime trilogy, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc. The first film of the trilogy, The Egg of the King, will be released in Fall of 2012. What I’m not sure is whether this will be a theatrical or home video release. It’s about time anime gets manly again.

Update: Viz Media has not confirmed yet when it will be released in theaters. It is possible that it is still being decided upon now. Stay tuned for more info.

As a fan of the old-school Berserk anime series, I’m excited to see how this version will turn out. If you’re a fan of violence and fantasy, you should definitely check out the series. I hear that the manga is even crazier.

Check out the first 10 minutes of Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1: Egg of the King below.

The Berserk movie trilogy is being produced by Studio 4ºC (First Squad: The Moment of Truth, Memories, Steamboy, Spriggan) and is based on the 1989 manga by Kentaro Miura. It went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.

Synopsis – Combining a foreboding medieval European-insired setting with fantasy and exquisitely detailed swordsmanship, BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I – THE EGG OF THE KING follows lone mercenary Guts as he travels the land where a hundred-year-old war is taking place. His ferocity and ability to take down enemies attracts the attention of Griffith, leader of the mercenary group “The Band of the Hawk,” and Guts is recruited to the unit. Thanks to their continued victories on the battlefield, the bond between Guts and Griffith deepens, but despite all their success, Guts begins to question his reasons for fighting for Griffith’s dream. Unknown to Guts, this unyielding dream is about to bestow a horrible fate on them both.

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