BERSERK follows the story of an orphaned boy, who is taken in by a military organisation shortly after he was born. He is shunned by them due to his history as an outcast, and betrayed by the one person he believed really cared for him. However, he later proves his prowess and moves onto new company. There he meets a handsome boy skilled in battle who grows to be his friend and rival, and another girl, who he has feelings for.
Later, the protagonist’s rival is offered power by four mysterious people, and he accepts – it is because he received a mysterious gift from a traveller from earlier on. The rival then meets the girl, but harms her and leaves the protagonists company, betraying him and the group.
The protagonist is then determined to find his rival again. Meanwhile, his rival has gathered a group of allies and has named them “Hawk”