The heavily criticised anime for its animation style may come back with “Berserk Season 3” as the finale of the Season left open ends. The anime is based on the manga and it is the sequel of the Golden Age Arc film trilogy. The anime is the television adaptation of the anime which was released with the same name in 1997. The anime has run for two successful Seasons with a total of 24 episodes. Director, Shin Itagaki has said that he will like to work more with the series if the producers will think likewise.
The anime follows the story of Guts as the Black Swordsman, which seemed briefly in the first episode of 1997 anime and in the final scene of Golden Age Arc film series. Guts was once a part of the mercenary group known as Band of the Hawk. One day, they mutilated their leader and sacrificed his followers to become of the God Hand. Guts were able to escape with his lover Casca, who lost her sanity after witnessing the horrors in the name of sacrifice to the God. Guts and Casca escaped the ritual but they were branded with the marks which attract evil and restless spirits. Now Guts have set on a journey to hunt down the God Hand’s Apostles and kill them in vengeance.
The manga of the series has released 39 volumes so far and the English readers are also not too far behind as the Dark Horse Comics has published the 38 volumes in English as of July 5, 2017. In the anime adaptation, the director skips several manga chapters as most of them were covered in the 1997 adaptation and in the movie trilogy, and went straight to the rest of the Conviction story arc. All in all, there are still over 100 manga chapters available as the source for the Berserk Season 3.
Spoilers for the Berserk Season 3
It is believed by most of the fans that the “Berserk Season 3” will pursue the final part of the Falcon of the Millennium Empire story arc. The arc will start the search for a sea vessel to take the group to Skellig. The Vandimion family will get into a dispute amongst themselves which will turn deadly when Guts will be challenged to a duel. Moreover, Emperor Ganishka will declare a war against the Holy Sea but it will turn out that the city is under attack by the Kushan Empire’s Army.
The battle with the Kushan’s army will result into guts forming an alliance with the sword master, Nosferatu Zodd to combat Ganishka. During this battle, a fissure is opened into the astral plane but Skull Knight. This event is known as World Transformation which will cause the material world to overlap with the supernatural. The event will cause the Guts and his party to split apart and the Mystical creatures will be now fully manifesting in the physical world. This will led to the rise of the new empire of Griffith in the kingdom of Falconia.
Release date of the Berserk Season 3
There have been no announcements for the continuation of the series but the fans know that the studios will be working on the “Berserk Season 3” for sure. The end of Season 2 left a lot of open ends and therefore the fans are in waiting for the Berserk Season 3 to be released soon, unfortunately, no official news on the release date has been made but some inside sources have teased the 2019 release of the anime sequel.