Kentaro Miura, creditor of the popular and influential mango ‘Berserk‘, has died at 54 years. The author died on May 6 due to an acute aortic dissection, although his death has not been made public until now through the magazine that published his work, Young Animals.
“We would like to express our utmost respect and gratitude for the work of Dr. Miura and pray for his soul“, says the message of the publication in a statement released on the anime’s social networks.
[Report of the death of Professor Kentaro Miura] Dr. Kentaro Miura, the author of “Berserk”, passed away on May 6, 2021 due to acute aortic dissection. We would like to express our utmost respect and gratitude to Dr. Miura’s painting work and pray for his soul.
May 20, 2021 Hakusensha Co., Ltd. Young Animal Editorial Department pic.twitter.com/vy923fIqiP
— Young Animal Official (@YoungAnimalHaku) May 20, 2021
Miura was born on July 11, 1966 in Chiba (Japan) and began publishing manga from a very young age. Fine arts student, he spread his first works, ‘Miuranger‘ O ‘Futatabi’, among his classmates. This last title caught the attention of the specialized magazine Shukan Shonen Magazine, which in 1985 nominated him for best debutante.
In November 1988 he lit ‘Berserk – The Prototype’, published in Gekkan KomiKomi and a year later Animal House (bimonthly magazine that years later would become Young Animal) published the first number of his great work ‘Berserk’, an epic and dark manga whose story has left unfinished and which has been adapted into anime, video games, and various animated films.
Set in a medieval world with Renaissance overtones, ‘Berserk’ follows in the footsteps of Guts (or Gatsu in the first editions in Spanish), an orphan mercenary known as the ‘Black Swordsman’ who, accompanied by the elf Puck, hunts demonic and supernatural beings called apostles.