|"In the castle town of Midland, a new king has come to power. Through treachery and violence, his demonic agents victimize the citizens, until one night, a mysterious warrior comes to destroy them. Known as The Black Swordsman, he has long held an unrelenting grudge against the king.
Before the twilight of Midland, a young mercenary named Guts fights for his fortune on the front lines. There he meets Griffith, who is charismatic, graceful, and deadly. Griffith's mercenary company, The Band of the Hawk, is a powerful military force and the talk of elite political circles. Between the strength of Guts' anger and Griffith's ambition, the face of Midland will never be the same."
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The series focuses on Guts, his romance with Caska, and Griffith, an old comrade gone bad. From what I've seen of it, namely the first dvd, first five episodes, the series is about demons and ambition leading to a twisted kingdom that needs saved from itself. And Guts would be just the man to save it, considering his macabre birth has set him apart from others from the onset. I came across this anime due to a misleading amv. I don't expect to get the rest of the series, but the manga looks worth a read or two.
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