Legendary swordsman Guts has awoken from his slumber. Now onward, to battle!
Earlier today, the official Berserk anime website updated with a new promotional video. The 105-second teaser gives a brief introduction to the series, with opening theme Inferno by Parabellum Bullet as the background musical track.
In addition, the site updated with a new visual, which you can check out below:
Nine new cast members for the series including:
- Luca: Miyuki Sawashiro
- Nina: Natsumi Takamori
- Jerome: Daisuke Hirakawa
- Erica: Ayana Taketatsu
- Rickert: Minako Kotobuki
- Godot: Takashi Inagaki
- Silat: Yūichi Nakamura
- Tapasa: Kouji Ishii
- Mozgus: Rikiya Koyama
The cast members join ten previously confirmed roles:
- Guts: Hiroaki Iwanaga
- Puck: Kaoru Mizuhara
- Farnese: Yōko Hikasa
- Serpico: Kazuyuki Okitsu
- Isidro: Hiro Shimono
- Azan: Hiroki Yasumoto
- Casca: Toa Yukinari
- Griffith: Takahiro Sakurai
- Skull Knight: Akio Ōtsuka
- Narrator: Unshou Ishizuka
Earlier this year, series creator Kentarou Miura revealed that the project will feature Guts in his “Black Swordsman” role, which hasn’t appeared in an animated adaptation to date. He also noted that the Berserk manga will go on hiatus, with the next chapter hitting “around” summer 2016. Yesterday, Young Animal magazine revealed that the manga would return on March 24, as a monthly publication.
The Berserk anime will début on WOWOW on July 1, at 10:30PM local time. The series will air a week later on the following networks:
- MBS: 7/8/2016
- TBS: 7/8/2016
- CBC: 7/8/2016
- BS-TBS: 7/9/2016
Crunchyroll will simulcast Berserk on their digital platform. The company describes the show as follows:
An immensely popular fantasy comic, with over 40 million copies in print worldwide, Berserk’s anime adaptation begins airing this July!
Boasting a deep story, fascinating characters, overwhelming and intricate art, and an unparalleled creative flair, it makes a strong impact on reader hearts and lives. It’s a fantasy comic that has fascinated not only Japanese readers, but people all over the world, and is widely considered to be one of the leading comics of all time. Set in a world where swordplay, magic, and monsters run wild, it portrays the protagonist Guts’ magnificent way of life. Packed to the brim with top-notch action, romance, spectacular scenes, and drama, it is sure to entertain the audience!
Miura Kentarou’s “Berserk” is currently serialized in Seinen Comics Magazine Young Animal. Volume 38 releases June 24th!
Shin Itagaki (Ben-To, Black Cat) is in the director’s chair at Liden Films, with Hisashi Abe (Sorcerer Hunters, Gunslinger Girl) providing character designs. Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass: The Movie) is in charge of series composition, with Takashi Yamashita serving as his assistant. Shiro Sagisu (Berserk: The Golden Age, Neon Genesis Evangelion) is scoring the soundtrack.
A 30-second teaser clip, as well as several character visuals were released to promote Berserk. You can check these out below: