Berserk Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler Bluray

Berserk Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler Bluray

As you guys know Berserk Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler came out this week on Bluray and DVD. The Bluray package I received included a highlight CD produced by Shiro Sagisu. This CD offers 3 mixed tracks, two of them suites, but the last one was an acoustic version I didn’t hear on the films soundtrack. I uploaded the acoustic track, check out the video below.

This package also included an “explanatory booklet” which cracked me up at first, but includes some cool sketches and a psychological history of Guts! I went ahead and scanned that for everyone (see gallery below for full booklet) – maybe someone will be kind enough to translate the interesting parts.

I won’t talk about the movie just yet… everyone knows the story, but there’s no reason to spoil how things go in this condensed version. I don’t think most of you have had a chance to see it for yourself just yet, so we can revisit this topic soon. I am sure the fansubbers are hard at work. For those of you interested in getting this now, it is available on amazon.co.jp which does international shipping and is discounted through the end of the month.

For now I leave you with this!

Music of Berserk Golden Age

Music of Berserk Golden Age

Music plays a big part in our enjoyment of movies and anime series. This music might excite us because we know a fight is coming on, it might accompany a meaningful monologue, or be the opening song to our favorite series.

Susumu Hirasawa should be familiar to all Berserk fans of the original animated series for his song “Forces”. He has a new track “Aria” that was heard in the trailer for Egg of the Supreme Ruler and is the title track of the film. You can listen to the short version right here. Download provided below.

Susumu Hirasawa’s Official Site regarding Aria
Download the full version: Aria.mp3

The film’s soundtrack is composed by Shiro Sagisu whose work you have probably heard on Evangelion and Bleach. Hearing a choir chant “Blood and guts and guts and blood…” had me do a double take at first, but without seeing the film the soundtrack seems fitting. This will have to tide me over until I see the movie.



Track Listing

  1. The Wrath Of God (part II)
  2. Et Voici Guts!
  3. Griffith’s Dream
  4. Des Cambrioleurs!?
  5. Semper Invicta
  6. Des Liens Solides
  7. New Horizons
  8. Obscurite des Victimes
  9. La Bete Immense (part I)
  10. Voix du Diable
  11. La Bete Immense (part II)
  12. The Sound of Tortured Souls
  13. Pour L’Eternite (part II)
  14. L’Amour Impitoyable
  15. Jeux de Nobles
  16. L’Amour Impitoyable (piano solo)
  17. Blood and Guts
  18. Avant la Tempete
  19. Blood and Guts (closing credits)
  20. Pour L’Eternite (part I) (Bonus Track)

Purchase the OST here: http://www.amazon.co.jp/映画「ベルセルク-黄金時代篇Ⅰ-覇王の卵」オリジナル・サウンドトラック-鷺巣詩郎/dp/B006LYD27W
Download the full soundtrack here: http://www.mediafire.com/?09knd2vsj2ly3ah
Download the full soundtrack here (backup link): Berserk Golden Age 1 Egg of the Surpreme King Soundtrack.zip

Berserk Radio – Episode 15

Berserk Radio – Episode 15

This time on Berserk Radio we have Hiroaki Iwanaga, Guts’ seiyuu (voice actor).

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Berserk Animation Comparison

Berserk Animation Comparison

I’ve heard some talk about how the animation for the new movies isn’t as dark as the old one. Since I haven’t seen the Berserk anime series in a couple years I decided to put together a quick comparison video with the Trailer for the first movie. I’m not really good at the video editing stuff – but I thought it might be a nice discussion topic for Berserk fans.

So, what do you think? New animation style, or the old? And why?

Here are a few screenshots too:

Berserk Gashapon by Charazo

Berserk Gashapon by Charazo

I ordered these at some point in 2009 I believe, but they just arrived in the mail on Friday – yeah, I know. Anyway, I got a chance to open them up and take a look at them and was really surprised. These little guys are quite detailed and feel solid.

The Skull Knight was easily my favorite, the sword was a separate piece. I also ended up with a duplicate Slan and Femto. Anyone else out there collect these and want to trade? What Berserk figures or collectibles are on your desk? Well, they’ll definitely be fighting it out here on my desk for the foreseeable future.

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Berserk Radio – Episode 14

Berserk Radio – Episode 14

They’re back at it again in episode 14 of this podcast.

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