Berserk Keeps Selling Out On Blu-Ray, Physical Media Being Saved By Anime

By Nikola Pajtic | Published

Fans of the acclaimed dark fantasy manga Berserk, created by the late Kentaro Miura, have plenty to look forward to. The 1997 Berserk anime, which is the most praised Miura’s manga screen adaptation, got its highly-anticipated Blu-ray release last month on Amazon. Unfortunately, the high demand for this series resulted in an instant sell-out. Nevertheless, Crunchyroll gives strugglers a second chance to get their copy of Berserk on Blu-ray. This just proves that anime still holds its place in the war between streaming services and physical media. 

Ordering Berserk On Crunchyroll

Fans can pre-order a new Berserk on Blu-ray on the Crunchyroll Store. There is a discount available and the price is $45, down from the original price of $60. This highly anticipated Blu-ray version will be released on May 10. It features all 25 episodes of the series in high-definition. 

The Popular Anime Series

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Berserk from 1997 is one of the most popular anime series despite several other adaptations. It takes viewers on a journey with Guts, a warrior with a troubled past, who fights for survival in a land full of monstrous apostles and ruthless mercenaries. 

Doesn’t Shy Away From Violence

Along his path, he meets a set of different characters, including Griffith, a godlike leader of the Band of Hawks. Together they venture on a life-changing journey.

After a major turning point, Guts focuses on revenge against those who wronged him, which becomes the main point of the series. The show doesn’t shy away from showing violence and brutality in all its forms.

Other Blu-Ray Versions

In addition to the 1997 version of Berserk anime, there are several other versions on Blu-ray. Other Berserk adaptations include Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King, Berserk: The Golde Age Arc II – The Battle for Doldrey, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent, Berserk from 2016, and Berserk: The Golden Age Arc – Memorial Edition from 2022.

However, the heavy use of CGI and plot holes resulted in a decline in the popularity of these adaptations, making Berserk anime from 1997 the true champion. 

Improved On Blu-Ray

Berserk anime is not just praised for its story and characters with their own personalities, but also for its visuals. Now, with Berserk on Blu-ray, fans will be treated with improved graphics, keeping it away from oblivion. 

Berserk’s success proves that anime fans still want to own a copy of their favorite shows and can hold them in their hands. With instant selling and new preorders available, Berserk in Blu-ray once again takes the higher ground as physical media in a war against streaming services.

There is a satisfaction in owning a copy and not relying solely on the internet connection to stream your favorite show. 

Berserk Is An Epic Saga

Blu-ray is a dying outlet but more often than not these can become prized possessions and this might be the last time we see Berserk in Blu-Ray. 

For those who want to know more about the world of Berserk beyond anime and before its Blu-ray release, the Berserk manga series, offers an epic saga with an even richer story and amazing artwork and can be obtained on Amazon. 

Source: Gamespot