Three Soundtracks from Berserk: The Golden Age Arc — Memorial Edition Now Available on Music Streaming Platforms

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Milan Records has announced the release of three soundtrack albums from Berserk: The Golden Age Arc — Memorial Edition by composer Shiro SAGISU. The albums are now available on all music streaming platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music, among others. 

The 3-album collection includes music composed by SAGISU for the original 2012 Golden Age Arc original films, as well as his new music used in the Memorial Edition TV series, which features new scenes not included in the film version. 

The trilogy series Berserk: The Golden Age Arc: I – The Egg of the King and Berserk: The Golden Age Arc: II – The Battle for Doldrey premiered in Japan in February and June 2012, respectively. Berserk: The Golden Age Arc: III: The Advent was later released in February 2013. The 13-episode Memorial Edition series aired from October 2, 2022 to December 25, 2022. 

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The original manga by Kentarou Miura was first serialized in Hakusensha’s Monthly Animal House magazine in August 1989, before moving to Young Animal in 1992. 41 tankoubon volumes have been released in total as of December 2021. After the passing of Miura in 2021, Kouji Mori has since taken over the serialization of the manga. 

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Crunchyroll is streaming the Memorial Edition anime series and describes the synopsis as: 

All he’s ever trusted is his own sword. No friends, no family, and no place to call home–the solitary swordsman Guts has been wandering as a mercenary through lands ravaged by the Hundred-Year War. Capably wielding a sword longer than his own height, Guts defeats mighty foes with ease.

The one who sets his sights on Guts is Griffith, leader of the Band of the Hawk mercenaries. With ambition buried deep down, and far more leadership ability than his beauty would suggest, Griffith gets the better of Guts in a duel, thus drawing him into the Band of the Hawk. Over the course of numerous hard-fought battles, the comrades all form bonds of trust with one another. The ties between Griffith and Guts in particular grow to become something special.

Eventually the Band of the Hawk joins the ranks of the kingdom of Midland’s regular army, but this is nothing more than the first step in Griffith’s grand designs. Meanwhile, Guts begins to harbor doubts about a life spent just wielding his sword as a part of Griffith’s dream. But little does he suspect the dreadful fate that endless dream has bestowed upon them both.

Source: press release

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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