Kentaro Miura, the creator of the popular manga Berserk, passed away on May 6, 2021. The official Twitter account of the manga shared the news with the world. The statement says that Kentaro Miura passed away due to an acute dissection. This was also an official word from the Young Animal Comics.
The legend passed away at the early age of 54. Fans are grieving the loss of an icon. All of Twitter was full of messages of shock and grief. Miura’s works are globally praised. Many artists have taken inspiration from his work. Moreover, many manga artists share their grief online after the news came out.
Kentaro Miura: The Artist Behind Berserk
Berserk was an original manga of Kentaro Miura. It came in the year 1989. He amazed the world with his work for more than thirty-two years. Berserk became a very popular manga just within a few months. Both the anime and manga became famous by then. So, Berserk is a story about the warrior Guts, whose mission is to kill every last demon. The story follows a dark plot. Moreover, the story is full of scary demon visuals.
Kentaro Miura’s work became an inspiration for many anime, manga, and video games. He introduced a unique storytelling style in mangas. Some of the popular names that took inspiration from his work are the likes of Demon Slayer and Castlevania. You would be surprised to know that Dark Souls, Final Fantasy, and Bloodborne are also inspired by Miura’s style of storytelling.
Kentaro Miura: History As A Mangaka
Kentaro Miura was born in Chiba. And he had a natural talent for creating. He started making manga drawings at the young age of ten when most of the children cannot even handle ink. He quickly recognized his passion for mangas. So, he decided to make this his career choice. As a result, George Morikawa calls him an assistant. George is the original creator of the popular Hajime No Ippo manga. This was his first break in the manga world. He never looks back after this.
For thirty years, Miura worked on many anime and video games. Miura then went on to work for Disney. He got hired by big companies to create mangas. Even artists like Bosch and M.C. Escher took inspiration from his works. But Berserk was an exception. The manga was a big hit. And so, it continues to publish for eight volumes. Besides Berserk, he gave his pen to many others. One of them is the popular game Final Fantasy.
Admirers and fans all over the world grieve the loss of a brilliant mind. Dark Horse Comics that handles publishing Berserk in the US, shares its condolences through Twitter. So, the company says that he was a master artist and storyteller. Many fans tweet in memory of Kentaro Miura and his works.
Chris Warner, the comic’s editor, shares on his Twitter account that Miura creates true emotion and humorous content even in dark times. Moreover, the entire server for Final Fantasy XIV game pays tribute to him. Here is the video.
Thus, this is a huge loss to the manga community. The Anime Daily pays tribute to the lost legend.