TV Berserk's Hirasawa, Eva's Sagisu Compose Berserk Film
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the Berserk Ōgon Jidai-Hen I: Haō no Tamago film confirmed on Friday that Susumu Hirasawa will compose the theme song for the film, while Shiro Sagisu is composing the soundtrack. Hirasawa scored the previous 1997-1998 Berserk television anime series. Sagisu also composes for the Evangelion and Bleach anime franchises.
The Otakuma Keizai Shinbun website had revealed the news a day earlier, only to delete the article soon after.
Hirasawa has scored several Satoshi Kon works, including Yume-Miru Kikai, for which a completion date remains unclear. Sagisu won the "Best Music" award at the 2010 Tokyo Anime Awards for his work on the film Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance.
Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine, which serializes Kentaro Miura's original Berserk manga, announced the film's main staff and cast in August. The film was announced in January, and the first trailer began streaming in July. Slated to be the first in a trilogy, this film adapts the Golden Age arc of Miura's manga, which began serializing in 1989.
Berserk Ōgon Jidai-Hen I: Haō no Tamago is slated for release in Japanese theaters in January.
Image © Kentaro Miura, Hakusensha/Berserk Film Partners
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