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From ANN:

Gats, 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, Gats must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity.

Warning: This manga is for mature audiences only, since it has sexual content and graphic violence (gore, blood, rape, etc). Definitely not for the weak hearted.


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Associated Names
Berserk Max

Groups Scanlating
Evil Genius

Latest Release(s)
v.38 c.337 by Evil Genius (150d ago)
v.38 c.336 by Evil Genius (201d ago)
v.38 c.335 by Evil Genius (281d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
37 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 3, Chap 4 (1997, 2012)
Ends at Vol 13, Chap 6 (1997)

User Reviews
Berserk by J
Berserk by canucks

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (2294 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.97 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 1st 2015, 5:33pm PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Animal House (Hakusensha)
Young Animal (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Dark Horse (37 Volumes - Ongoing)
DMP (Works with Dark Horse)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #116 decreased(-11)
Monthly Pos #87 increased(+17)
3 Month Pos #88 decreased(-4)
6 Month Pos #90 decreased(-24)

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On 7268 reading lists
On 1321 wish lists
On 206 unfinished lists
On 505 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Berserk AMVs 28 days, 4 hours, 38 minutes ago
Youve read Berserk...right? 98 days, 11 hours, 0 minutes ago
What type of end do you wish for at this point? 135 days, 6 hours, 35 minutes ago
When should i start this epic? 142 days, 22 hours, 42 minutes ago
I used to be a slave trader... 203 days, 7 hours, 53 minutes ago

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Not a seinen anymore? You serious?   
Rating: N/A
by Magasaki_Sugamoto
May 31st, 2012, 3:15am
Gotta say 2 things: first off to Callmebaboon : i dont get your characterisation about seinen vs shoujo. More likely what you describe is shounen vs shoujo cause seinen by definition is more mature than seinen and includes the tribulations of adulthood, the angst about real life issues etc that a teenage boy ( shounen) hasnt usualy to cope with yet. And seinen is all about nudity blood and rape? I think you should try find and read some non action seinen and get more aquainted with the genre (because the action ones tend to be more like a hybrid between shounen and seinen at times (as they indluge in action and hormone driven fantasies more than the maturity that tempers those in a real seinen somewhat).
Second: to those who keep complain on it supposedly gone downhill... in what way? Way i see it action keeps exist plenty often and added characters met are interesting and progressively are flessed out and get depth and world around has changed plenty since golden age (specialy lately with pope etc ). Basicaly i m curious to see where this is going because way things go with griffith's plan realisation so far hasnt shown up to be so evil and that sorta clashes with what we seen so far of godhands ( not to mention apostles) and is interesting that it leads to a resurgence of fantasy creatures and concepts around this world ( but that doesnt mean he can be ever forgiven for the liberties taken with sacrificing band of hawk or raping casca.

... Last updated on June 2nd, 2012, 3:12am
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by callmebaboon
May 19th, 2012, 7:01am
I like this manga at first but as the time pass I keep wondering when will this manga end?..The story Is dragging to long its bored me...Why?... this is story is about vengeance right?..where is it now?..this manga has changes so much it seem it's not seinen manga anymore more like shounen..what make this seinen is --> rape, nudity and blood.. other than that meh...Just saying.
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Epicly awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by scarredswordheart
May 15th, 2012, 9:03am
This is one manga that should get turned into a full, seinan anime for sure.

Guts and Griffith's relationship, going from almost brothers to enemies is really intense and tragic, as well as everything that happens to them and their followers.
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Berserk >>> Übel Blatt   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by iruchan
May 4th, 2012, 1:02am
Übel Blatt and Berserk seem similar in terms of categories (Medieval, swordplay, fantasy,...), BUT compared to Berserk, Übel Blatt is just for kiddos. Berserk always leaves me in awe. It is the TRUE king of seinen!
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Berserk>One piece>Everything else.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by azeth
April 30th, 2012, 8:46pm
If you enjoy badass main character, awesome art, and epic stories, this is the manga for you. Anyone who says otherwise has not bothered to read past the beginning. I usually dont like reading tragedies, but berserk is the only exception to that rule.
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A great manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by devildesire
April 16th, 2012, 9:16am
This is a great manga. I rated it an eight for the simple reason that though its quality is undeniable, I know this manga is not for everyone. Firstly, its a manga suited for only mature viewers, even then some may not like it because of some of the content in it. But if you can overlook that part then it truly is great manga. Though I hope the chapters are released a little faster, its already been going on for 20+ years I think, so a faster release will be a lot of help.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by burp
April 3rd, 2012, 10:21am
The Best Comic Book i have ever read, I really mean it! Nothing compares.I have now a question and a hope. The Question is: What in Gods name is in the Autors Head?(that guy is nuts). And the Hope is That the Mangaka doesent die of old age until he Completes this Masterpiece.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TaoPaiPai
March 3rd, 2012, 10:55am
something that needs to be said

I think we needed the first 3 volumes
so we could really be interested in finding out how and why they ended up as enemies
we needed that to be interested in the "origin" story
it made it so much more interesting
dont disslike the reason why the golden age arc works ppl.
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one of the best seinen   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nickmanger
February 27th, 2012, 10:41pm
this manga is brilliant and the best in its genre. No manga can captive u as this manga does .. If u past 2 or 3 volume than the real story starts... The best story i have ever read is the golden arc or guts youth or guts flashback arc ... N story keeps u interested till the end... The onli problem is its gettin drag now and the chapters are coming very late...
Trust me go pick this one bear the 2 or 3 volume and this will swallow u ...not for the weak hearted :-)
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One of my favorites   
Rating: N/A
by ZanathKariashi
November 2nd, 2011, 9:18am
It took me a while to finally get around to reading it, mostly due to all the bad press, and admittedly I almost dropped it before finally arriving at the golden age arc.....that was the turning point. The gratitous violence with some very vague back story angst was a bit put offish, but, the golden age is a major turning point. It's clear why they based the anime on that arc rather then doing the entire black swordsman arc first (though, the way things turned out, I don't see why they bothered with the first episode, not only does it spoil the entire rest of the series, it makes the way they ended it all the more disappointing).

Now, RE-reading the first arc, a lot of what happens is so much better as you understand FAR more deeply the significants of his actions and makes it much better. However, I do agree that things have gone down hill of late. My enjoyment began to slip after the witch joins up. It wasn't bad before then, but that was the point where the story as started getting side tracked, which with the extreme wait between very short drawn out chapters, it's hard to keep interested in the story.

That said, the new OVA series that's getting kicked off in 2012 has got me excited again. I was always disappointed in how badly the first anime was handled, so I'm glad it's getting the Ultimate treatment. A lot of people have complained about them remaking the Golden Age arc first, but that's fine with me. The golden age, in my opinion was the best of the bunch by far. And since it's never been animated accurately in its entirety, I see no reason for people to gripe about it. The anime interpretation was horribly watered down and cut out quite a few things, some of which there was no reason to (like Silat or Wyald) beyond having a crappy budget.
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