Berserk Creator Kentaro Miura Passes Away at 54

Manga artist Kentaro Miura, best known for his dark fantasy manga Berserk, passed away at the age of 54 on May 6.

The news was announced through Beserk's official Twitter account by the editorial department at Young Animal, the magazine that serialized Berserk from 1992.

The official statement expresses the editorial department's deep sadness for Miura's passing. In addition, it states that they remember him always smiling and almost seeming like a young boy, speaking about his favorite anime, manga and movies.

Born in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture in 1966, Miura began creating manga at a young age. His debut work, Futatabi, was published in 1985 in Weekly Shonen Magazine.

After a prototype of Berserk was published in 1988, it became a serialized work in Monthly Animal House from October 1989. Following the tumultuous journey of two mercenaries and their relationship with each other, Berserk was lauded in Japan and internationally.

Adapted with permission from Anime!Anime!

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