Delta Phi said:Titles of the first 5 episodes have been released, and they are simultaneously disappointing and relieving.
1. 竜殺しの大剣 (Large Sword Dragonslayer)
2. 聖鉄鎖騎士団 (Holy Iron Chain Knights)
3. 奇跡の夜 (Night of Miracle)
4. 啓示 (Revelation)
5. 断罪の塔 (Tower of Conviction)
Shitty translations courtesy of Google Translate and my best guesses.
Looks like Guardians of Desire and Lost Children are out, which sucks, but this also means that the full 24 episodes will be devoted to Binding Chains and Birth Festival.
I swear, Berserk is cursed, anime wise.
And the sad part is that doing a faithful adaptation wouldn't be hard. But no one wants to do it right.
Skipping Lost Children wouldn't even be necessary, if they were smart about it.
There are three parts they want to cover, right?
Black Swordsman, Lost Children, and Tower of Conviction. I threw Guardians of Desire in with Black Swordsman as both set up Guts' character as very big, scary man that killed things, and Griffith as Femto.
And the anime is twenty four episodes long. So each part could get eight episodes in total.
Eight for Black Swordsman, eight for Lost Children, and eight for Tower of Conviction. I doubt they could finish Tower in eight episodes, but they could leave off on a cliffhanger or something to tease a second season.
That'd be a Hell of a lot better than just skipping entire arcs because reasons.