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The Best Episodes of Berserk

Every episode of Berserk ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Berserk!

Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman", looks back upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries. Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and intelligent man named Griffith, together they battle their way into the royal court, and are forced into a fate that changes their lives.

Genres:Action & AdventureSci-Fi & FantasyAnimation
Network:Nippon TV

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The best episode of "Berserk" is "Time of Eternity", rated 9.4/10 from 1714 user votes. It was directed by Naohito Takahashi and written by Shinzo Fujita. "Time of Eternity" aired on 4/1/1998 and is rated 0.4 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Great Eclipse".

  • Time of Eternity
    9.4/10 1,714 votes

    #1 - Time of Eternity

    Season 1 Episode 25 - Aired 1998-04-01

    Griffith's men are sacrificed to the demon's appetites. Guts fights on, at first to save Griffith, then to save himself from the result of Griffith's ambition.

    Director: Naohito Takahashi

    Writer: Shinzo Fujita

  • The Great Eclipse
    9.0/10 1,148 votes

    #2 - The Great Eclipse

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 1998-03-25

    Seduced by the promises of demons and his dreams from his childhood, Griffith agrees to fulfill his destiny and become one of the God Hand demons.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Shikichi Ohashi

  • Nobleman
    8.8/10 1,046 votes

    #3 - Nobleman

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 1997-12-10

    Guts, sent by Griffith, assassinates Yurius and his son Adonis. Griffith gets closer to Charlotte. The Hawks depart for yet another mission.

    Director: Yukio Okazaki

    Writer: Shinzo Fujita

  • Separation
    8.8/10 977 votes

    #4 - Separation

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 1998-02-18

    Griffith will not let Guts simply leave. He says that Guts belongs to him.

    Director: Mihiro Yamaguchi

    Writer: Shouji Yonemura

  • Infiltration
    8.8/10 941 votes

    #5 - Infiltration

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 1998-03-11

    With Guts help, Caska and the Hawks hope to rescue Griffith.

    Director: Yukina Hiiro

    Writer: N/A

  • Eve of the Feast
    8.7/10 962 votes

    #6 - Eve of the Feast

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 1998-03-18

    Breaking away from the King's pursuing armies, the few Hawks left contemplate their future. Guts comforts Caska, who is despondent over Griffith's condition. Griffith begins to dream.

    Director: Koji Fukasawa

    Writer: Shouji Yonemura

  • Zodd the Immortal
    8.5/10 1,029 votes

    #7 - Zodd the Immortal

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 1997-11-12

    In another raid, Guts and Griffith come across a demon known as Nosferatu Zodd.

    Director: Yasuhiro Matsumura

    Writer: Atsuhiro Tomioka

  • Together
    8.3/10 900 votes

    #8 - Together

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 1997-12-24

    Caska is still unconcious, so Guts shelters them in a cave while the rain pours down. She comes to and tells Guts about her past and about Griffith's.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Shikichi Ohashi

  • Prepared for Death
    8.3/10 894 votes

    #9 - Prepared for Death

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 1998-01-07

    Guts and Caska try to fight their way back to the Hawks while the enemy army they were fighting from before try to stop them.

    Director: Mihiro Yamaguchi

    Writer: N/A

  • Confession
    8.3/10 857 votes

    #10 - Confession

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 1998-03-04

    Guts returns in time to save the remaining Hawks from annihilation.

    Director: Yukio Okazaki

    Writer: Shinzo Fujita

  • The Conqueror
    8.2/10 857 votes

    #11 - The Conqueror

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 1998-01-28

    With the help of Nosferatu Zodd, Guts defeats the defender of Doldrey Castle.

    Director: Yukina Hiiro

    Writer: Atsuhiro Tomioka

  • Tombstone of Flames
    8.2/10 843 votes

    #12 - Tombstone of Flames

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 1998-02-11

    Griffith has his revenge by having the Queen's castle burned down.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Bonfire of Dreams
    8.1/10 898 votes

    #13 - Bonfire of Dreams

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 1998-01-14

    Caska finds Judeau's division of Hawks and leads them back to where Guts was fighting alone. Although injured, he defeated all the enemy soldiers by himself. They return to the Hawks' camp and Caska tends to Guts' wounds.

    Director: Koji Yoshikawa

    Writer: N/A

  • The Battle
    7.8/10 843 votes

    #14 - The Battle

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 1997-12-17

    On a stormy battlefield, Caska, Griffith's second in command, is wounded while fighting the leader of an enemy army. Guts runs to her rescue but when she passes out at the edge of a cliff, he cannot catch her in time and they both fall into the river below.

    Director: Yasuhiro Matsumura

    Writer: Atsuhiro Tomioka

  • Moment of Glory
    7.8/10 832 votes

    #15 - Moment of Glory

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 1998-02-04

    With the victory at Doldrey, Griffith is promoted to White Phoenix General, an aristocratic title. The Queen of Midland and other court conspirators try to poison Griffith.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Shikichi Ohashi

  • First Battle
    7.7/10 1,009 votes

    #16 - First Battle

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 1997-10-22

    Guts and Griffith begin their sword fight.

    Director: Kazuhisa Oono

    Writer: Makoto Itakura

  • The Hand of God
    7.7/10 951 votes

    #17 - The Hand of God

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 1997-10-29

    Guts reminisces about his childhood.

    Director: Yasuhiro Geshi

    Writer: Shouji Yonemura

  • Assassination
    7.7/10 850 votes

    #18 - Assassination

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 1997-12-03

    Griffith saves Charlotte when her horse bolts during a fox hunt. Yurius, the king's younger brother, attempts to have him assassinated.

    Director: Yukina Hiiro

    Writer: Shouji Yonemura

  • The Decisive Battle
    7.7/10 826 votes

    #19 - The Decisive Battle

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 1998-01-21

    The King of Midland and his various generals confer about Doldrey Castle, long since captured by the Chudan Empire. Griffith plans an attack and the King agrees despite the protests of his other officers. Only one other general supports Griffith's actions. The Hawks attack Doldrey.

    Director: Yukio Okazaki

    Writer: Shinzo Fujita

  • Sparks
    7.7/10 820 votes

    #20 - Sparks

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 1998-02-25

    Guts arrives at the home of Godo the swordsmith and stays there for a while while Godo crafts a new sword for him. Guts practices more on his sword techniques with the help of Godo's little daughter Erika.

    Director: Koji Yoshikawa

    Writer: Shinzo Fujita

  • The Black Swordsman
    7.6/10 1,234 votes

    #21 - The Black Swordsman

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 1997-10-08

    A blacksmith is forging an enormous sword while a dark man with only one eye and one arm stands back and watches.

    Director: Kazuya Tsurumaki

    Writer: Atsuhiro Tomioka

  • Band of the Hawk
    7.6/10 1,085 votes

    #22 - Band of the Hawk

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 1997-10-15

    There is a great battle taking place at a fort. The attackers are doing well, except one thing stands in their way - a grey knight and he states that none shall pass him.

    Director: Masakazu Amiya

    Writer: Shikichi Ohashi

  • A Wind of Swords
    7.5/10 913 votes

    #23 - A Wind of Swords

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 1997-11-05

    Guts is now a commander of Griffith's army, taking many risks in battle, Casca takes him to task for it. Griffith is knighted in the Midland court much to the nobles' dismay.

    Director: Mihiro Yamaguchi

    Writer: Shinzo Fujita

  • Conspiracy
    7.5/10 850 votes

    #24 - Conspiracy

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 1997-11-26

    Griffith and Guts continue their success in battle and Griffith is made a Count.

    Director: Koji Yoshikawa

    Writer: N/A

  • The Sword`s Owner
    7.3/10 877 votes

    #25 - The Sword`s Owner

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 1997-11-19

    Princess Charlotte of Midland strikes up a friendship with Griffith.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Shikichi Ohashi