Viz Media Debuts Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I on DVD & Blu-ray

Nov 27th 2012

Gritty Medieval Action Epic Delivers A Tale Of Reluctant Heroes Inspired By The Smash Hit Manga Graphic Novel Series


San Francisco, CA, November 27, 2012 – Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, brings the arms and armor action of one of this year's most anticipated anime releases to home video as it releases Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King on DVD and Blu-ray today.

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King is rated ‘M’ for Mature Audiences and will carry a DVD MSRP of $19.98 U.S. / $24.98 CAN and a Blu-ray MSRP of $24.98 U.S. / $27.50 CAN. The film features both dubbed English dialogue and original Japanese subtitle dialogue options. Bonus features include a production art gallery.

The lone mercenary Guts travels a land where a hundred-year-old war is taking place. His ferocity and ability to kill enemies attracts the attention of Griffith, leader of the mercenary group “The Band of the Hawk,” and Guts is recruited to the unit. Thanks to their continued victories on the battlefield, the bond between Guts and Griffith deepens, but despite all their success, Guts begins to question his reasons for fighting for Griffith's dream. Unknown to Guts, this unyielding dream is about to bestow a horrible fate on them both.

“The foreboding medieval action epic that first thrilled North American audiences as an acclaimed graphic novel series delivers a whole new level of excitement with its debut as an anime feature film,” says Brian Ige, Vice President, Animation. “Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King also features a stellar cast of voice actors including Marc Diraison in the role of Guts, Kevin T. Collins as Griffith, and Carolyn Keranen as Casca, the only female member of the Band of the Hawk. With its engrossing plot, multi-faceted characters, and highly detailed kinetic battle sequences, which are phenomenally well-staged and animated, this film is a definite must-see for anime fans everywhere.”

The Berserk manga series, by Kentaro Miura, debuted in Japan in 1989 and quickly drew a devoted following, going on to sell more than 30 million copies worldwide. The series, still ongoing in Japan, has been published in North America by Dark Horse Comics and the UK, as well as in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Latin America. The Berserk manga has also inspired a popular anime television series and has spawned a variety of related video games, collectable figures and toys, and music soundtracks, as well as the current Berserk: The Golden Age Arc film trilogy.

For more information on the Berserk: The Golden Age Arc film trilogy, please visit the official Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/BerserkFilm.

About Viz Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Viz Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., Viz Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha and blockbuster properties like Naruto, Bleach and Inuyasha, Viz Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. Viz Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about Viz Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

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