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Sacrifice
Sacrifice Single Art
Information
Japanese Title: サクリファイス
Romanized Title: Sakurifaisu
English Title: Sacrifice
Artist(s): 9mm Parabellum Bullet
Released: June 7, 2017
Length: 1:30 (TV)
3:22 (Full)
Label: NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan

Sacrifice (サクリファイス Sakurifaisu?) is the second opening theme for the Berserk 2016 anime and is performed by 9mm Parabellum Bullet. The single was released on June 7th 2017.

Description Edit

As the sun rises over the clouds and mountains, creating a beautiful picture the scene pans outward to reveal Guts' sleeping face, bloodied and exhausted. Puck sleeps soundly on a nearby brick, using a leaf as a blanket. As the morning begins, Puck awakens to see Guts still asleep; firmly grasping a sleeping Casca's arm. Panning out, Guts is fully shown asleep as he holds into Casca subconsciously; having protected her from a bloody battle the night beforehand. The scene shifts to Guts' Brand of Sacrifice, with dried blood still stuck to it. Puck looks out on their allies, Farnese, Schierke, Isidro and Ivalera who were already awake and call out to Guts to wake up. Serpico looks off at a nearby village as Casca slowly wakes up from her slumber. Farnese continues to call out to Guts as the others ready themselves for another day. As Casca walks off with them, Guts finally awakens; barely able to stand and using his greatsword as support. Readying himself for another battle, Guts opens his eye and quickly trails after Casca.

The scene immediately shifts to the middle of Enoch Village, with the party being attacked by trolls. Casca recoils in terror as Guts swiftly slices the attacking troll in half as Isidro assists him. Guts continues to slice the troll into pieces as Farnese restrains Casca. Serpico leaps into the air, using his Sylph Sword to slice three more trolls to ribbons. Isidro quickly finishes off one troll using his sword and Salamander Dagger while Puck stuns another troll with his "Puck Spark Attack". Schierke casts a spell, destroying two more trolls while Farnese frantically stabs another with her silver dagger. The scene cuts away to a blood red background with several silhouettes of Apostles flashing by. Sonia runs towards the screen with a joyous expression on her face, all while war banners flash by along with Mule Wolflame attacking. Sonia leaps into the air and spins happily, outstretching her arms as if to embrace an unseen person. The camera zooms into the reflection in Sonia's eye to reveal Griffith, cloaked in his silver armor while looking back as Sonia greets him.

Cutting back to Guts and his party amidst a stormy sky, everyone assumes battle stances while Guts simply glares ahead. Quickly shifting to a battlefield of massacred soldiers, Nosferatu Zodd and several other Apostles, including Rakshas, Locus and Grunbeld bow and swear fealty to Griffith. Griffith looks down at them as the wind blows through his hair while the sun sets. Suddenly, Griffith closes his eyes and assumes a bloodthirsty, murderous expression. Now nighttime once again, Guts howls in pain towards the sky as the Berserker Armor forcibly dons itself. The helm snaps shut as its visor glows red. Guts draws the Dragon Slayer and jumps into battle. The scene quickly cuts to Casca trying to loosen her hand restraints using her teeth, then again as Schierke cries while witnessing the death of a loved one. Shifting back to Guts once more, he swings his sword as his friends remain behind. Guts leaps ahead in an animalistic manner, all while Griffith embraces Sonia as they both look up at the moon. The scene cuts back to Guts; his face barely visible through the Berserker Armor's helm. Guts looks up, showing his face though the crimson visor as his expression is twisted into one of pure, murderous rage.

Single Tracklist Edit

  1. 「サクリファイス」
  2. 「午後の鳥籠」
  3. 「インフェルノ」Live Track From TOUR 2016 “太陽が欲しいだけ” 16.10.30 at Zepp Namba

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Lyrics Edit

(The lyrics below are from the TV version and therefore, incomplete. Please expand once the full lyrics become available.)

Japanese Kanji Japanese Rōmaji English Translation
刻まれた烙印はもはや消せはしないと Kizamareta rakuin wa mohaya kese wa shinai to No matter who tells me, "You'll never be able to erase that brand",
足掻くだけ時間の無駄だと 誰が言おうと Agaku dake jikan no muda da to dare ga iou to Or, "You're just wasting your time by struggling",
また聞こえてくる叫び 声にもならない声で Mata kikoetekuru sakebi koe ni mo naranai koe de I still hear the screams... of voices failing to make a sound.
最後に笑うのは俺じゃなくていい Saigo ni warau no wa ore janakute ii I don't care whether I'm the one laughing in the end,
そこにお前が居れば Soko ni omae ga ireba As long as you're here with me.
闘いの果まで辿り着くため Tatakai no hate made tadoritsuku tame In order to reach the end of this battle,
運命(さだめ)を越えて Sadame o koete I'll overcome this fate!
断ち切れない神の手でも Tachikirenai kami no te demo Even if I can't free myself from the hands of gods,
結んだ絆と魂を Musunda kizuna to tamashii o I'll risk the bonds I've formed— I'll risk my soul—
闘いの果まで辿り着くため Tatakai no hate made tadoritsuku tame In order to reach the end of this battle,
全てを懸けて Subete o kakete I'll risk everything!
足掻き続けて 生き抜いてみせるだけ Agakitsudzukete ikinuitemiseru dake I'll keep struggling! I'll prove that I can survive!

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