Berserk is an animation franchise produced by OLM, GEMBA, Millepensee and Liden Films. The first season of the series was directed by Naohito Takahashi in 1997, Shin Itagaki and Toshiyuki Kubooka took on the direction for the following adaptations. The franchise is based on the homonym manga series written and illustrated by Kentaro Miura. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks from the manga and the animated series and movies.
Guts is a wandering mercenary whose entire world from birth is warfare and bloodshed. Born from a hanged corpse, the adoptive mother who rescued him dies from the plague when Guts is only two years old, and from then on Guts learns to fight in the mercenary band led by his adoptive father Gambino. Gambino is cruel to Guts even as he teaches the boy warfare, selling access to Guts to a rapist among the mercenaries and later attempting to murder Guts in a drunken rage. Guts flees after killing his adoptive father in self-defense. As a young man, Guts fights without any regard for his safety and earns a fearsome reputation. He catches the attention of Griffith, the charismatic leader of the "Band of the Hawk". Griffith swiftly defeats Guts, forcing him to join the Band of the Hawk, and Guts soon becomes the band's renowned raid leader and Griffith's deadliest subordinate..