One of the best-selling manga of all time, Berserk debuted in 1989 with his eighth volume due out in July. The dark fantasy manga spawned TV and feature film anime, video games, and myriad merchandise.
MiuraBorn in Chiba, he started drawing manga as a boy. His debut work was printed in a school publication. Miura later quoted Disney, Paul Verhoeven, as the first Hellraiserand artists from Bosch to MC Escher as influences. He was an award-winning manga creator, and while Berserk was his most famous and successful work, he has worked on various manga projects over the years.
“The news of Miura’s sudden death has deeply saddened the Young Animal editorial team,” the publication wrote in its official statement. The statement was a reminder of how Miura would meet with those in the newsroom and happily talk about anime and movies he loved with a smile on his face. “We never saw him angry,” the statement went on, adding that he was always having fun like a little boy.
Kentaro Miura was 54 years old. Rest in peace.