Simon Wolfe of Capsule Computers writes:
"Berserk is a a manga series going back more than 20 years best known for its level of violence and popular enough that it got an anime series back in 1997 thought was able to cover the entire arc up until that point. But, as is often the case, anime can cover so much more ground in a such a short time that the original anime came to an end when it had caught up. Now, after the manga has had many more chapters and covered much more ground it was considered time to go at it again with another adaptation to include the entire manga series, though albeit taking a different direction. Instead of an anime series the approach this time is a set of movies, the first three covering The Golden Age Arc. The first now being released in North America as Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1: The Egg of the King."