Sunday, August 28, 2011

1st Berserk Films' Staff and Cast

This year's 17th issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine is announcing on Friday the main cast and staff for Berserk Ōgon Jidai-Hen I: Haō no Tamago, the first film in the three-part retelling of the Golden Age arc of Kentaro Miura's Berserk manga.

Guts: Hiroaki Iwanaga (Tomica Hero Rescue Force, Moyashimon, Kamen Rider OOO)
Griffith: Takahiro Sakurai (Toriko, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.)
Casca: Toa Yukinari (Grey's Anatomy dubbing, Naruto Shippūden)

Director: Toshiyuki Kubooka (Batman: Gotham Knight episode 5)
Screenplay: Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)
Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Naoyuki Onda (Gantz)
Animation Director: Satoshi Iwataki (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
Art Director: Yusuke Takeda (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), Goki Nakamura (Cat Soup), others
Art Setting: Mitsuhiro Arita (Final Fantasy XI), others
World Setting Supervisor: Kenichi Iwao (Final Fantasy XI/XIV)
Western Swordsmanship Coach: Jay Noyes (Final Fantasy XII)

Berserk Ōgon Jidai-Hen I: Haō no Tamago will open in Japan in January, and the next two films will follow afterwards.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Manga Like Berserk

Being as I frequented the same forum for 5 years until it's close, I've heard this question a lot. Usually the suggestions were overruled by whatever manga was popular on the forums at the time, but I'll give a definitive answer now, with the hows and the whys, and you don't have to be bothered with the obligatory Bleach/Naruto answers.

After the break, SIX manga series you are bound to enjoy if you have found yourself enjoy Berserk so far.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Happy One Year Birthday, Band of the Hawk

I had almost forgotten about the birthday of my semi-beloved blog because I've been so enamored with my new E-Cigarette. But yes, today is the day of this blogs birth. I remember it as if it were yesterday. Working at a boy scout camp kitchen, where I had to sneak up to the kitchen to use their wifi at night. And one night while reading berserk and growing weary with internet forums, I decided to make this baby.

Though at times we teeter between berserk blog, anime blog and gaming blog this will always be first and foremost about Berserk.

Happy birthday darling blog. I can't promise you I'll be anymore of a serious writer or that I'll do you the justice you deserve, but you and us, we'll have some good times to come for sure.