NBC Universal Japan has been doing some decent promotion for the summer series Berserk with trailers and some English subtitled stuff previously. They’re now back with a new music video piece with the ending theme son “Beyond the nominal” and have layered in English subtitles for it, which is pretty welcome as it’s an appealing song.
The series is directed by Shin Itagaki based on the series composition from Makoto Fukami and Takashi Yamashita. Hisashi Abe is on board for character designed while LIDENFILMS will be handling production with studios GEMBA nad Millepensee. The cast has the main characters largely returning from the theatrical films and includes Hiroaki Iwanaga as Guts, Kaoru Mizuhara as Puck, Yoko Hikasa as Farnese, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Serpico, Hiro Shimono as Isidro, Hiroki Yasumoto as Azan, Toa Yukinari as Casca, Takahiro Sakurai as Griffith, Akio Ootsuka as The Skull Knight and Unshou Ishizuka as the Narrator.
A TV series was produced back in 1997, which was released by Media Blasters in North America, and a trilogy of films recounting much of the material from that arrived in the last few years as released by Viz Media.
Property concept: A brave young warrior named Guts fights for his fortune as a mercenary on the front lines. A fated encounter unites Guts with the charismatic and deadly young man named Griffith. Leading the rogue soldiers known as the Band of the Hawk, Griffith wields his formidable force like no other. Driven by a quest for status, the Hawks exert military and social prowess the likes of which have never been seen before. The armies of Midland will quake with fear as Griffith and Guts set off on a path that will bring the world to its knees.