[Spoilers] The horrors and impressions of the animated sexual violence in Berserk: The Golden Age Arc (2012-2013) leaves with viewers

Sexual Violence Trigger Warning

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc is a movie trilogy and an adaptation of the original Berserk TV show and manga by Kentaro Miura. The first two movies were directly from the already established TV show. This fantasy, horror anime follows the life of Guts and his adventures with his mercenary group: Band of the Hawks. With beautiful and creative style by switching between CGI and animation, compelling and in-depth characterization of the cast, and suspenseful and epic fight scenes, this anime has easily risen to be one of my favorite anime. However, the third movie, The Advent, takes a dark turn, and ends with a very graphic rape scene. This gruesome scene called into question my education of sexual assault, and the implications of animating rape scenes. Continue reading