Who does not like dark fantasy or horror stories when it comes to the format of anime? Berserk is a top-rated anime series based on the Japanese manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Kentaro Miura. It is known for its dark fantasies, use of adult content, and graphic violence. This anime series takes you to a new world of medieval Europe-inspired dark fantasy. The first 2 seasons of Berserk got huge success and now anime fans have been waiting for the Berserk Season 3. In this article, we are going to share everything you need to know about the next season of Berserk.
Berserk: Ougon Jidai-hen I, II and III aired between October 2012 and June 2013 garnering worldwide popularity. This paved the way for the makers to create an anime series based on the Golden Age arc of the Berserk storyline later in the year 2016.
Berserk Season 1 and Season 2 Animation
The design and storytelling of the animation were slightly different than the normal, and this garnered a mixed bag of reviews from critics and anime lovers alike.
In spite of all the tantrums and controversy, Berserk saw the renewal of Season 2 in April of 2017. The firm yet oddball storytelling style of Berserk was bound to capture the attention of all, and from the beginning, the makers were sure to create a scenario for precisely that.
The rising curiosity for Berserk Season 1 and 2 is the reason why many are expecting a season 3 in some time towards the end of 20 or early 2020.
A fun fact about Berserk is that it has multiple characters that are of parallel importance to the progress of the storyline. Each character was carefully designed to render a specific direction to the plot and thus help in continually keeping the series interesting for the anime lovers.
The four primary characters of the story are Guts, Casca, Isidro, and Puck. Each of them is a polar opposite than the other, yet they help in progressing the story in a very smooth and beautiful manner.
The story begins with Guts, who is a ruthless mercenary with a very dark and horrendous past. He carries a huge sword tainted in blood from his kills to date. Casca is his lover and also the female protagonist of the series. Unlike regular female romantic leads, Casca is a courageous and bold character known for her stunning and fierce personality.
Griffith is the other lead male protagonist who was Guts’ former best friend. He wanted to become a powerful god-like demon and create a kingdom of his own. To do so, he betrays his longtime friend and guide Guts and thus creates a long tale of animosity and hatred between themselves.
The storyline continues with the theme of friendship, love, power, and betrayal. The Manga was adapted into a 25 episode anime series for its Season 1 Premiere. It revolved around the story of Casca, Guts, and Griffith who together belongs to the deadly band of assassins called “The Band of the Hawk.” The story progresses about how they become the knight of Midland from Assasins and then the plot twists and political idiosyncrasy that the trio faces along the journey.
This legendary manga series is a masterpiece in terms of its artwork, graphic, and storyline. The story of the characters is developed so well that it makes the series more interesting. Currently, season 3 is in huge demand. We hope Berserk season 3 will be aired soon.
Berserk Season 3 – Is the anime going to be back?
There is a rumor that in the next season, the details of Guts and Casca’s child will be revealed. An encounter between Guts and Griffith can also be shown in season 3. There will be lots of exciting things in upcoming episodes. It is better not to reveal too much.
If you want to watch anime shows in English, there is a dubbed version available. You can find the dubbed episodes on websites such as Funimation and Crunchyroll.
Release Date of Berserk Season 3
The anime production studios Millepensee and GEMBA have not announced the official release date of Berserk Season 3. We will update you with the news when the premiere date of a sequel is confirmed.
Taking long breaks in between writing major story arcs of Berserk manga is well known about the creator. Earlier in June of 2018, Miura announced, via Hakusensha, about his next hiatus. The plan for the manga to get back this winter, although the anime comeback is still doubtful as of yet. However, there is a rumor in circulation that Berserk Season 3 will finally see the light of the day somewhere in the Fall of 2020.
Berserk Season 1 came with a total of 12 episodes in the summer of 2016. Season 2 came out in the spring of 2017. Berserk season 2, chapter 24 gave a cryptic message stating’ the story continues…’ which indicated the plan of producers. Though it is not an official confirmation, still it is a ray of hope to the Berserk fans. There is enough source of the story to make a sequel of Berserk. So, following the historical pattern of releasing season 1 and 2, it seems that season 3 will come in the summer or spring of 2020.
Talking about the source material for Berserk Season 3, there are more than 100 chapters available to adapt. Chapter 351 was the last chapter the author published before taking one of his iconic hiatus period that generally lasts a year or more. The slightly mature content of this anime is often relatable to the young adults and the older generations alike thus resulting in such a massive fan following. It is only a waiting game now.