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Alt names: Berserk Max, Beruseruku, Берсерк, ברזרק, برزرک, برسرك, เบอร์เซิร์ก, ベルセルク, 烙印勇士, 烙印战士, 베르세르크,
Author: Miura Kentaro
Artist: Miura Kentaro
Genre: Tragedy Romance Psychological Horror Fantasy Drama Adventure Action
Demographic: Seinen
Format: Award Winning
Content: Sexual Violence Gore

Guts, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces attracted to him and his woman because of a demonic mark on their necks, and also vengeance against the man who branded him as an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his titanic strength gained from a harsh childhood lived with mercenaries, a gigantic sword, and an iron prosthetic left hand, Guts must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity.

  • Won the Award for Excellence at the sixth installment of Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2002.

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    Movies:
  • The Golden Age Arc I
  • The Golden Age Arc II
  • The Golden Age Arc III
    Anime (2015):
  • Season 1
  • Season 2
  • Season 3

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  • Chapter list

    Name Published date
    Chapter 370 - Refugees from the Western Sea 2022/10/13 Read
    Chapter 369 - Fading Isle 2022/09/08 Read
    Chapter 368 - Devourers 2022/08/11 Read
    Chapter 367 - Mists Fade as Cherry Blossoms Fall 2022/07/07 Read
    Chapter 366 - The Maelstrom's Eye 2022/06/23 Read
    Chapter 365 - Lull of a Waning Moon 2022/06/23 Read
    Chapter 364 - Tears Like the Morning Dew 2021/09/09 Read
    Chapter 363 - Leaping Monkey 2021/01/21 Read
    Chapter 362 - Phantasm 2020/10/22 Read
    Chapter 361 - Crevice 2020/07/23 Read
    Chapter 360 - Cherry Tree Garden 2020/04/24 Read
    Chapter 359 - A Wall 2019/08/23 Read
    Chapter 358 2019/04/28 Read
    Chapter 357 - Triumph at dawn 2018/08/23 Read
    Chapter 356 - Jotunn (Part One) 2018/04/30 Read
    Chapter 355 - Beneath Sun-Dappled Trees 2018/03/24 Read
    Chapter 354 2018/02/23 Read
    Chapter 353 - The Final Fragment 2018/01/27 Read
    Chapter 352 - The Cause 2017/12/23 Read
    Chapter 351 2017/06/23 Read
    Chapter 350 - Memory Fragments 2017/05/27 Read
    Chapter 349 - Passage of Dreams 2017/04/28 Read
    Chapter 348 - Gloomy Wastes 2017/03/24 Read
    Chapter 347 - Flowerstorm King 2016/09/23 Read
    Chapter 346 2016/08/25 Read
    Chapter 345 - Archmage 2016/07/25 Read
    Chapter 344 2016/06/24 Read
    Chapter 343 - Blazing Puppet 2015/12/28 Read
    Chapter 342 - Elf Island and Onwards! 2015/12/28 Read
    Chapter 341 - Soaring Flight 2015/12/28 Read
    Chapter 340 - Struggle in the Dark 2015/09/29 Read
    Chapter 339 - Moonlit Capital 2015/09/01 Read
    Chapter 338 - Death Visits at Dusk 2015/09/01 Read
    Chapter 337 - Bridge of Parting 2014/10/04 Read
    Chapter 336 - Pandaemonium 2014/08/14 Read
    Chapter 335 - Divine Right 2014/05/25 Read
    Chapter 334 - City of Men 2014/04/12 Read
    Chapter 333 - Fantasia Arc: Chapter of Elf Island Paradise 2013/01/13 Read
    Chapter 332 - Elf Island Caravan 2012/11/07 Read
    Chapter 331 - Shooting Star 2012/10/15 Read
    Chapter 330 - The Spring Blossoms of Another Day 3 2012/07/14 Read
    Chapter 329 - The Spring Blossoms of Another Day 2 2012/06/25 Read
    Chapter 328 2012/06/12 Read
    Chapter 327 - Chapter Of Elf Island Surfacing 2012/02/20 Read
    Chapter 326 - Sirens 2012/02/04 Read
    Chapter 325 - Merrow 2 2011/09/27 Read
    Chapter 324 - Fantasia Arc 2011/07/26 Read
    Chapter 323 - Call OF The Deep 2011/07/10 Read
    Chapter 322 - The Heart 2011/06/25 Read
    Chapter 321 - The Sea God 3 2011/05/14 Read
    Chapter 320 - The Sea God 2 2011/04/23 Read
    Chapter 319 - The Sea God 1 2011/04/10 Read
    Chapter 318 - Bestial Warrior 2010/12/04 Read
    Chapter 317 - Full Moon 2 2010/11/17 Read
    Chapter 316 - Full Moon 1 2010/10/31 Read
    Chapter 315 - Tentacle Ship 2010/07/26 Read
    Chapter 314 - Human Tentacles 2010/07/12 Read
    Chapter 313 - Beings Of The Wicked Ocean 2010/06/25 Read
    Chapter 312 - The Girl in the Howling Shoals 2010/02/26 Read
    Chapter 311 - Solitary Island 2010/02/13 Read
    Chapter 310 - Ghost Ship 3 2010/01/22 Read
    Chapter 309 - Phantom Shirep (2) 2009/10/24 Read
    Chapter 308 - Phantom Shirep (1) 2009/10/12 Read
    Chapter 307 - 307 2009/09/28 Read
    Chapter 306 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 305 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 304 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 303 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 302 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 301 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 300 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 299 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 298 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 33 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 32 - Volume 32 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 31 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 30 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 29 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 28 - Volume 28 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 27 - Volume 27 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 26 - Volume 26 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 25 - Volume 25 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 24 - Volume 24 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 23 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 22 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 21 - Volume 21 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 20 - Volume 20 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 19 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 18 - Volume 18 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 17 - Volume 17 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 16 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 15 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 14 - Volume 14 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 13 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 12 - Volume 12 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 11 - Volume 11 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 10 - Volume 10 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 9 - Volume 9 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 8 - Volume 8 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 7 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 6 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 5 - Volume 5 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 4 - Volume 4 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 3 - Volume 3 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 2 - Volume 2 2009/07/05 Read
    Chapter 1 2009/07/05 Read
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    Comments

    tobiomark
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD EFFORTS, KENTARO MIURA-SENSEI. I HOPE WHEREVER YOU ARE, YOUR SOUL IS RESTING WELL
    Reply · Jun 10, 2021

    robfld
    At the point of writing this, I have read a total of 274 chapters of Berserk and it almost pains me to say this, but, while it is a good manga, I dont consider it as amazing and unrivaled as many manga fans do.
    Reply · Dec 30, 2020

    zala
    This review is based on the first three volumes, from the first deluxe collection by Dark Horse Comics.
    Reply · Aug 04, 2020

    orewaouki
    If you only ever have the chance to read just one manga, this should be it.
    Reply · Jul 17, 2019

    theywalkamongus
    Must read for any diehard manga or anime fan. So many other titles and properties could not exist without this narrative.
    Reply · Feb 08, 2019

    zestyboy
    Even if you don't look into the psychology of the characters or themes, the spectical and action are enough for a ten out of ten overall. The art is the best I have ever seen ever, every panel looks like it belongs in an art museum, and the action is incredible and realistic dispite the fantasy setting. Fortunatly there is a lot more to this manga than action and art. Each character feels like a real person with their own motivations and philosophy. It is very gritty and even gross at times so don't read it if you can't handle that sort of thing. I would definitaly recomend reading it.
    Reply · Jan 03, 2019

    ahobaka
    Holy damn. If you're looking for super detailed gore, you've got it right here. So far my most favorite manga´- and for a reason. Berserk rouses a lot of feelings inside you, some you didn't even know you had. Rage, sorrow and amazement for example. You never know what will happen and it's really frustrating. Who knows how long this manga will be around, will there ever be end to this, will Kentaro Miura ever be able to finish Berserk - who knows. But I would like to see the end, because I haven't got a lightest idea what it'll be like.
    Reply · Nov 06, 2015

    royaloss
    (Re-upload of my first review)
    Reply · Aug 31, 2015

    gzerble
    When I was little, I was a comic book fan. As opposed to everyone who liked Spider Man and stuff like that, I became more attached to the darker ones such as Spawn and The Punisher. Then I left the whole format alone for ages. Then I got into anime, and one of the first things I enjoyed was Berserk. At the same time, I rekindled my love for comics with ones outside the mainstream, like Johnny the Homicidal Maniac with all its dark and gory glory.
    Reply · Feb 13, 2015

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    Reply · Jan 17, 2013

    valorousfish
    Berserk. My God this manga gets me every time. After having read to the last release, I reminisce the wild ride i've had so far; I remember picking it up and not wanting to stop for a moment because of how engrossing the story of our tortured hero, Guts, is. I was filled with incredulity at most, if not all of the plot twists. As our hero begins his descent into the hell of his past through flashbacks, we relize just how hard of a time this guy has had. I can still feel the sense of dread I got from finishing a chapter, and being filled with horror, but also excitement at what twist was coming up next. The storyline's winding plot is aided by an incredible art style that adds to the depressing, futile atmosphere that I love the most. Seriously! I could practically feel Guts' rage and pain myself with how detailed and dark the artwork looked. It was almost as if i was fully immersed in this strange world. The character development is a tad weak on characters besides Guts, but the detail in Guts' backstory makes up for any missed development. I gave this manga a ten simply because of how well the storyline twists and turns without seeming TOO confusing, yet a slight sense of confusion adds the the deliscious despair that is Berserk. Manga like these are my favorite because even if they show up weak in some areas, the strength of how well the elements work together just blows me away anyway. An are where Berserk disappoints me however is that at about the halfway mark, things are changed from a desperate struggle for power and a descent into hell to a fun filled adventure. Sure the violent combat is still there. Sure the art is still as great as it was, but when the elf (forgot his name) started to be used for comedic relief rather than another window into Guts' tortured past, it just didnt sit right with me. The addition of a "team" also started to lessen the experience for me. Berserk was its strongest when it depicted a lone warrior and his descent into hell. Surrounded by his impenetrable, hardened walls, nothing could really get to him. I felt like this made Guts' one of the strongest characters in anything I've ever read. Seeing all about what made him the man he is today made me really feel for the guy, and I couldn't believe how much he had been through. However, as those walls were replaced by "comrades" that were used time and time again as elements to lighten the atmosphere, I felt like i had lost a lot of what i loved about Berserk. All in all, it's still a good read, and I encourage everyone to pick it up, I just feel a little nostalgic about the horrifying, "what the heck, how could someone do that to their own characters theyve created" Berserk that, although less frequently, still does show its face from time to time.
    Reply · Mar 12, 2012

    themajor5
    The Godfather of all fantasy manga. Berserk is considered one of the most enjoyable, mind-expanding, creative pieces of art introduced to the manga world. There is hardly any analogy I can think of that could compare to its greatness. Well it’s like Candyland made real or a real money tree growing in your yard. It's one those things that just takes the words out of your mouth, if you catch my drift. Alright! I have much to say about Berserk so this review might be a tid-bit lengthy.
    Reply · Jan 28, 2010


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