Kenpu Denki Berserk Original Soundtrack (剣風伝奇ベルセルク オリジナル・サウンドトラック) is based on the popular heroic fantasy Berserk anime TV series first broadcasted in Japan from 1997 to 1998.
Susumu Hirasawa has composed the anime's soundtrack. All tracks are instrumental except the last three. The music genre is rather eclectic with various instruments such as piano, violin, harp, flute, classic guitar, electric guitar, drums, harpsichord or synthesizer. Berserk ~ Forces is the only number sung in Japanese (composed and performed by Hirasawa) and is used in the series as the next episode preview theme and as the background music for several battle scenes. Tell Me Why is the opening theme composed and performed in English by the Japanese band Penpals. Waiting So Long is the ending theme composed and also sung in English by Silver Fins from Japan.
A 3:23 full-length version of Tell Me Why is available on the Tell Me Why single and the Penpals album.
A 3:38 full-length version of Waiting So Long is available on the Waiting So Long single and Silver Fins album.
Susumu Hirasawa has composed "Forces Pt.2" for the Berserk video game released on Dreamcast in 1999. Like the original "Forces", "Forces Pt.2" is sung in Japanese except the English ending gimmick "forces" hence the title.