VIZ Media has acquired the theatrical, TV, home entertainment, digital and merchandising rights for Berserk: The Golden Age Arc animated movie trilogy. The rights are for North America.
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc was produced by the Japan-based Studio 4ºC and is based on the manga series created by Kentaro Miura. VIZ Media plans to release the first film, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I–The Egg of the King in fall.
“Thrilling action and a tense plot are at the center of these gripping films that depict how the young mercenary protagonist, Guts, becomes a legendary swordsman,” says Lyn Johnson, senior animation marketing manager, VIZ Media. “We’re very excited to add these films to the VIZ Media anime library. Berserk combines a foreboding medieval European-inspired setting with fantasy and horror elements to make for an amazing adventure that no action fan will want to miss, and we look forward to announcing more information on the release of the first film in the Berserk: The Golden Age Arc trilogy very soon!”