BERSERK Anime Film Premieres at 2012 St Louis International Film Festival
First Installment of New Anime Film Trilogy Debuts at One of The Midwest’s Largest Film Festivals
Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases
Official Site: berserkfilm.com (Japan)
Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen
VIZ Media is proud to announce a theatrical premiere of its highly anticipated new anime feature film, 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), at the 2012 Whitaker Saint Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), taking place November 8th-18th in St. Louis, MO. BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I is scheduled to screen on Tuesday, November 13th at 9:30pm at the Hi-Pointe Theatre, located at 1005 McCausland Ave. Advance tickets are $12 each and are available online through Brown Paper Ticket.
Now in its 21st year, the annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival is one of the largest international film festivals in the Midwest. All-Access Passes (good for two admissions to every SLIFF program) are available for $350, by phone only, though Cinema St. Louis, (314) 289-4153. More information on the St. Louis International Film Festival is available at cinemastlouis.org/sliff-2012.
During the Festival, BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I – THE EGG OF THE KING will also compete for Audience Choice Awards for Best Film and Best International Film.
Combining a foreboding medieval European-inspired setting with fantasy and exquisitely detailed swordsmanship, BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I – THE EGG OF THE KING follows lone mercenary, Guts, as he 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.
BERSERK: THE Golden Age Arc film trilogy was produced in Japan by Studio 4ºC and is based on the bestselling medieval dark fantasy manga (graphic novel) series created by Kentaro Miura.
BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I – THE EGG OF THE KING is currently featured on Neon Alley, VIZ Media’s new 24/7-hour anime channel featuring the world’s best titles (dubbed in English and uncut). For a limited time only, the subscription-based service is offering a one-week free trial, available for fans who sign up at NeonAlley.com.
For more information on the BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC film trilogy, please visit the official Facebook page at facebook.com/BerserkFilm.
For more information on Neon Alley and to register for updates, please visit NeonAlley.com.
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 monthly manga anthology Shonen Jump magazine 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.
For more information on BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- VIZ Media Becomes Master Licensor for BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC Film Trilogy
- Madman Acquires BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC Trilogy
- VIZ Celebrates BERSERK GOLDEN AGE ARC Anime Trilogy at Comic-Con
- BERSERK to Premiere in Canada at Fantasia International Film Festival
- BERSERK THE GOLDEN AGE ARC Movie 1 Debuts on Neon Alley This Sunday