Berserk Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler
Toshiyuki Kubooka, Japan, 2012, 76 min., Japanese
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 9:30 p.m., Hi-Pointe
In this hyper-violent anime adapted from legendary artist Kentaro Miura's manga lone swordsman Guts wanders in the dark shadows of the medieval ages. Moving from conflict to conflict and wielding a giant blade, Guts leaves behind a trail of blood as vivid evidence of his inner wrath. When he's confronted by a man called Griffith, this lone wolf is forcibly enlisted into his opponent's army after losing a duel. Within the ragtag mercenary company known as the Band of the Hawk, Guts slowly learns the value of comradeship and his rage subsides, but Griffith's ambition to become king threatens everyone. "Berserk" is the work of Studio4C, whose work includes "Memories" (1995), "Mind Game" (2003), "Tekkon Kinkreet" (2006), and five segments the Wachowskis' "The Animatrix."
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St. Louis, MO 63117