Berserk Just Proved The Power Of Physical Media And Anime

By Britta DeVore | Published

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone that anime continues to be one of the most popular genres in entertainment. As if any further proof was needed to drive this point home, look no further than Discotek Media’s social media pages as the home distribution center of many popular titles is telling fans to “keep checking” stores as more copies of Berserk, the beloved 1997 horror anime series, are on the way. After returning to shelves and online stores at the end of March, fans were quick to jump on the project’s re-release, proving that the title is still a huge hit for fans even more than two decades later.

Berserk Selling Out

In their post, Discotek Media urged fans to be patient as the re-release of Berserk was a bigger hit among anime fans than was initially expected.

The announcement of the restock is attached to the original post that revealed that the classic anime was back, this time in a Blu-ray format for fans to add to their growing collections.

A trailer is also attached, showcasing the colorful, brutal, and vibrant series adaptation of Kentaro Miura’s beloved manga – with its otherworldly villains, heroes, and universes on display.

Listed As Sold Out

Also included is a link to Crunchyroll, the premiere spot for fans to pick up Berserk and other anime merch – whether it be by way of physical media or collectible figures and toys.

As of this article, the site still has Berserk listed as sold out but gives users the option of signing up for the email list that will alert eager buyers when the title is back in stock.

Heading to the site also gives future patrons a chance to check out the cover art for the Blu-ray which features the leading character, Guts, preparing to fight for his life, with shades of brilliant reds, grays, and blacks cast around him.

Incredible Adaptation

berserk live-action

In 1997, manga fans were in for an incredible adaptation when Oriental Light and Magic brought Kentaro Miura’s series, Berserk, to life via an anime series produced by Nippon Television and VAP.

The story primarily follows Guts, a street-smart and strong mercenary who lends his talents to those battling across Midland, with no direct purpose of his own aside from his desire to survive.

Critics And Audiences Loved It

Along the way, Guts meets his match when he dukes it out with Griffith, the leader of a group of paid soldiers called the Band of the Hawk. Following his embarrassing yet honorable defeat, Guts joins ranks with the Band of the Hawk.

Under the direction of Naohito Takahashi, Berserk’s anime makeover was a huge hit among audiences and critics alike, with many praising the original story penned by Kentaro Miura as well as the characters and soundtrack by celebrated musician, Susumu Hirasawa.

25 Dazzling Episodes


Over a 25-episode arc, audiences followed closely along with Guts, Griffith, and the rest of the members of the Band of the Hawk as they put their lives in danger day in and day out, meeting incredible characters and personalities along the way.

If the storyline and imaginative characters weren’t enough to hook audiences, the dazzling colors and incredible artistry certainly did the trick. 

Berserk Streaming On Crunchyroll


While streamers like Netflix have gathered an impressive collection of anime over the last few years, the Berserk anime is only available for streaming on Crunchyroll, making its physical copy drop an important one for fans to get their hands on.