Berserk (Japanese: ベルセルク, Hepburn: Beruseruku) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kentaro Miura. This manga is set in a medieval Europe-inspired dark fantasy world. The story centers on the characters of Guts and Griffith. Guts a lone mercenary. Griffith the leader of a mercenary band called the “Band of the Hawk”. Miura premiered a prototype of Berserk in 1988. Whatever Berserk has continued its publication intermittently. Miura died of aortic dissection in May 2021. In addition to this, a posthumous chapter was published in the magazine in September 2021.
Guts past haunted him. Where he lost his hand, his eye and everyone he cared about. He is Walking the Earth seeking only one thing: revenge against Griffith. Once his best friend, who treacherously sacrificed him and all their comrades to the demon gods. Nicknamed the hand of god. In other word, to be reborn as their fifth member. The world is crawling with Apostles.
Furthermore, Guts is the only human who can take on these legions of hell. Guts is born from the womb of a hanged woman. A cruel mercenary raised him as a child soldier. He has spent his whole life taking one level in badass after another in order to be tough enough to survive. Indeed, he wears fearsome armor. He had an iron prosthesis fitted with a cannon in place of his left hand. Also, he carries the slab-like Dragonslayer sword on his back wherever he goes. Initially accompanied only by the diminutive elf Puck,he follows the God Hand while leaving a trail of enemy corpses in his wake.