Berserk Watch Order: Where and How To Watch the Series

Berserk watch order outlines the correct sequence for you to watch Berserk, the show that has been adapted into multiple movies and TV series over the years.

Just like the Berserk manga, these productions don’t necessarily follow a chronological pattern, and it can, therefore, be a bit confusing to figure out how to go about watching the series, especially for new fans of the anime. If you are one of them, then don’t worry, as we have the correct Berserk watch order for you right here.

How To Watch Berserk In Order

Save for its first story arc, The Black Swordsman Arc, Berserk pretty much follows a linear pattern in its publication. These linear pattern has been replicated by those that have adapted the manga into movies and TV series, and as such, this makes it easy to figure out how to watch them in order.

To watch Berserk in order, you have to first watch the trilogy of Berserk films that were released from 2012 to 2013. These films are The Egg of the King (released 4th of February 2012), The Battle for Doldrey (released 23rd of June 2012), and The Advent (released 1st of February 2013). These three films delve into the Golden Age Arc. This is actually the second arc in the series, but chronologically it is the first.

After watching the three Berserk movies, the next production to watch is the Berserk 1997 TV series. This tells the story of the Black Swordsman arc (the first arc but chronologically the second) before shifting into the Golden Age arc.

To continue watching Berserk in order, one can now go ahead to watch the 2016 Berserk TV series. The TV series has two seasons comprising 12 episodes each which aired from July 1 to September 16, 2016 (Season 1) and April 7 to June 23, 2017 (Season 2). The first season covers the Conviction Arc, while the second season delves into Millennium Falcon Arc.

Berserk Watch Order

  • The Egg Of The King (4 February 2012)
  • The Battle for Doldrey (23 June 2012)
  • The Advent (1 February 2013)
  • Berserk 1997 TV series
  • Berserk 2016 TV series Seasons One and Two

How Many Volumes of Berserk Are There?

The Berserk manga has 41 volumes presently, and these 41 volumes are broken down into 370 chapters covering five story arcs. A breakdown of the chapters, volumes, and story arcs is given below.

  • Black Swordsman Arc – Volumes 1 to 3 – Chapters I to 9
  • Golden Age Arc – Volumes 3 to 14, Chapters 9 to 94
  • Conviction Arc – Volumes 14 to 21 – Chapters 95 to 176
  • Millennium Falcon Arc – Volumes 22 to 35 – Chapters 177 to 307
  • Fantasia Arc – Volumes 35 to 41 – Chapters 308 to 370

Are There New Berserk Chapters?

Six new chapters of Berserk chapters 365 to 370, came out between June and December 2022. These six new chapters completed the Fantasia Arc and were produced by Studio Gaga and Kouji Mori. Recall that the creator and author of Berserk, Kentaro Miura, died in May 2022 without finishing the work. There was the initial fear that his demise may bring a premature end to the manga, but these fears were soon allayed.

It was revealed that Miura’s studio assistants will continue working on the manga while his very good pal, Mori, will continue providing the storyline. Therefore, six new chapters completing the Fantasia Arc were later published. It has also been revealed that Berserk will now delve into a new story arc, meaning that we will get much more new chapters of Berserk in the future.

Where To Watch Berserk 1997

The Berserk manga ran for nearly a decade before it got its first TV adaption. That debut TV adaptation is an anime TV series that was released in 1997. It has a total of 25 episodes and ran on Japanese TV from the 8th of October 1997 to the 1st of April 1998.

It was a success with viewers and anime enthusiasts, and by 2002, an English dub version had made its way to North America and subsequently other parts of the world. It has been more than two decades since Berserk 1997 was released, and as such, it will be difficult to find a TV channel that is airing it.

However, one sure way to get one’s hands on it is home media. Both the Japanese and English dub versions were released on DVDs and Blu-ray disks sometime after they aired on TV. Therefore you can watch Berserk 1997 by purchasing a DVD copy or Blu-ray copy of the TV series.


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