Madman Acquires BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC Trilogy
Madman is proud to announce it has acquired the BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC (ベルセルク 黄金時代篇) anime feature films for distribution in Australia and New Zealand.
An epic action-adventure tale set against a dark, European-inspired medieval fantasy world, BERSERK follows the story of Guts, a lone mercenary renowned for his ferocity and unmatched in battle — especially when armed with his imposing sword, a towering blade as tall as he. His destiny is to eventually become ‘The Black Swordsman’ and he will face untold horrors in battle.
In the first film of the ‘Golden Age Arc’ trilogy — BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I – THE EGG OF THE KING (ベルセルク 黄金時代篇Ⅰ 覇王の卵, Berserk Oogon Jidai-Hen I: Haoo no Tamago, 2012) — Guts’ actions in combat capture the attention of Griffith, leader of the mercenary group ‘The Band of the Hawk’. Griffith soon moves to recruit Guts into their ranks, but despite a slew of victories and successes, Guts begins to questions Griffith’s true purpose, whose ambition may lead them both to a horrible fate.
Produced by the highly-respected Studio 4°C (MIND GAME, SPRIGGAN) and based on Kentaro Miura’s bestselling manga series, BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC takes the much loved Berserk franchise into a bold and exciting new direction — with cutting edge animation, intricately detailed swordplay and a gripping storyline.
The Berserk manga series has consistently topped Japanese sales charts since it first hit shelves in the late 80s and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The original 1997 anime series is also still a long-time fan favorite.
All three films from the BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC trilogy will be released in late 2012 through 2013.
Madman is a leading independent film and television distribution and rights management company, with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Madman is renowned for its commitment to quality Australian and foreign film, factual content, as well as highly collectable categories such as Japanese anime, genre film, animation and cult television. Madman’s capabilities encompass end to end acquisition, marketing, creative, sales and distribution in all mediums and formats, from the silver screen to the digital realm. Madman is also a proud producer of Australian film and television content. Put simply, Madman is mad for entertainment.
Madman is owned by Funtastic Limited, one of Australia’s largest wholesalers of consumer products into retail outlets and an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed company.
For more information on BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan: