Kentaro Miura, creator of the manga Berserk, has handed away on the age of 54. He died on Might 6 because of acute aortic dissection, based on a press release by Berserk writer Hakusensha.
Miura’s most well-known work, Berserk, started serialization again in 1989. A darkish fantasy manga set in a brutal medieval-inspired universe, Berserk’s affect might be seen in a number of works of fiction. Video video games like Darkish Souls, Bloodborne and Last Fantasy alongside manga and anime reminiscent of Demon Slayer, Castlevania and Vagabond all bear the mark of Miura’s affect.
Kentaro Miura started drawing on the age of 10, creating manga for his classmates, however shortly graduated to the true factor, working as an assistant to George Morikawa, the creator of boxing manga Hajime No Ippo, aged 18.
Berserk instructed the story of “Guts”. A mercenary swordsman combined up in a savage world of infinite battles and magic, he is on a quest for revenge towards his former grasp Griffith, who ascended to turn out to be a demon god. It was famend for its unflinching, usually brutal visible storytelling, combined with among the most dazzling and detailed artwork ever seen in manga.
Followers paid tribute to Miura on-line.
Because of Berserk’s recognition, an anime was produced in 1997. A movie collection, overlaying early story arcs from the manga, was produced in 2012, with a further collection launched in 2016. A number of video video games based mostly on Berserk had been additionally launched.
Berserk’s serialization was ongoing and, in consequence, Miura’s manga will almost definitely stay unfinished.