Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent

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Advent is the final part in the Berserk saga Golden Arc trilogy, in which the infamous Eclipse event took place. Though it is true that this movie is adapted closer to the manga compared to its TV series counterpart, they still cut several contentss due to time constrain, most notably the fight with Bakiraka and Black Dog Knights. Fortunately, this time they didn't mess much with the main plot. That means  we able finally to see Skull Knight in animated form.

The CG, while it looks much better that the previous movies, still managed to distract me sometimes. The rest of the movies is pretty enough, especially the Eclipse part, which successfully able to capture the sheer horror and nightmarish feel of it. This movies is, of course, uncensored. So you'll be able to enjoy it to the fullest, down to the demonic rape part, if you happen to fancy that sort of thing.

If you are somehow only watch the TV series version, and confused as hell with the ending (which ended right in the middle of the hellish part) then you may want to check this movie out. It tells you the aftermath of the Eclipse, about how Guts and Casca able to survive the event, Guts unescapable fate to fight countless demons and his determination to settle score with Griffith. This led to a hint to a possible sequel,The Black Swordman arc which hopefully continue to the Retribution arc.

In the end this movie is very enjoyable as the climax to the Golden Age arc trilogy. Those who like Berserk manga and TV series will be pleased with this finale. I think it's safe to say that the Berserk saga is finally getting the anime treatment it deserves.

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