Trivia: Berserk

The manga and anime:

  • Actor Allusion: In a dub outtake, Guts asks a group of soldiers, "So, which one of you is Goku (Sean Schemmel)?"
  • The Bechdel Test: Amazingly, considering the setting is an ultra-bleak Crapsack World where rape is a common occurrence, it passes. Multiple times, in fact. This might explain why, at least in the West, the series has a sizable female Periphery Demographic.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Guts and Casca's child has no name of his own and is usually called simply "The Child."
    • The Beast is also known as "Hellhound" for its appearance.
    • "Skully" is a popular nickname for the Skull Knight.
    • Farnese is known as "Farnie" to some fans.
    • "My name is Serpico. 'Serp' for short."
    • "Rape Horse" for the demonically powered horse that tries to rape Farnese. It's often used as a symbol for how excessively bleak the story is.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Mike Pollock, aka Dr. Eggman, as the nasty and misogynistic Adon.
  • The Other Darrin:
  • Fountain of Expies: Berserk has been extremely influential in Japanese fiction, to the point where almost any hardcore, brooding badass owes his dues to the original hundred-man slayer (excluding the personality aspect; you won't find that very often in general).
    • Caim from Drakengard, Artorias from Dark Souls, and Arngrim from Valkyrie Profile are just some of the most blatant examples.
    • Auron is the clearest example from Final Fantasy, while Final Fantasy VII's main heroes Zack and Cloud...perhaps to an extent.
    • Even females aren't safe: Cattleya is a good example of this.note 
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Kevin T. Collins, Griffith's English voice actor, is quite honestly a gem when you hear how fun-loving he is in the bloopers. It's astonishing how the guy who drops the script in order to sing improvised musical scores is the same person who is playing the voice of Griffith and his much more horrendous alter ego Femto (which is really saying something since Femto technically has no speaking role during the Eclipse: it's the principle really).
  • Missing Episode: One chapter of the manga ( where during his transformation into a Godhand, Griffith meets the Idea of Evil (A.K.A God) who explains its origins and its goals) that should have been in volume 13 was supposedly pulled by Miura because he felt that it revealed too much about the setting at the time; it was later released as supplemental material.
  • No Export for You: Berserk: Millennium Falcon Hen Seima Senki no Sh? has only been released in Japan and Korea.
  • Unrated Edition: In the case of the the third movie, Descent, some scenes were considered too explicit for a regular theater audience, so two edits were made: the theatrical release that obscures some details and then the blu-ray release which has ALL of the details.

The 1967 British film: