Manga Author "Berserk", Kentaro Miura, Dies. - News Geek

“Berserk” manga author Kentaro Miura dies.

Author's death announced by publisher Hakusensha

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Today the world of manga says goodbye to a great author, because Kentaro Miura, mangaka of one of the most famous franchises, 'Berserk', dies. The legendary writer and author of one of the most talked about manga, and which is a worldwide success! But, comfort the publisher Hakusensha, the one responsible for publishing the series. Kentaro Miura's death was due to a heart problem.

But, despite the death being announced today, this Thursday morning (20/05), the death of Kentaro Miura, did not occur on today's date. That's right, Kentaro Miura's death occurred on May 6th, but the announcement was only published by the publisher this Thursday morning.

"The Doctor. Kentaro Miura, author of 'Berserk', passed away on May 6, 2021 due to an acute aortic dissection. We would like to express our utmost respect and gratitude to Dr. Miura and pray for his soul", says the note, published on the publisher's website, by twitter of the franchise and through the social networks of Young Animal magazine, which carried the title.

“[Death report of Mr. Kentaro Miura]
The Doctor. Kentaro Miura, author of “Berserk”, passed away on May 6, 2021 due to an acute aortic dissection. We would like to express our utmost respect and gratitude to Dr. Miura and pray for his soul.
May 20, 2021 Hakusensha Co., Ltd. Young Animal Editorial Department”

'Berserk' mangaka, Kentaro Miura, dies

With Miura's death suddenly coming to the public, it ended up causing some people a shock. After all, we all mourn the death of Kentaro, his work so rich in content and originality. In the end, the series became Kentaro's legacy, where he will be remembered by everyone who watches him, or reads 'Berserk'. Furthermore, the official press release says, "The news of Miura's sudden passing has left the Young Animal editorial department in deep sadness."

The testimony also recalled how the author brought together the teams responsible for the Guts warrior story. After all, he spoke with joy and laughter about anime, movies he loved, “With a smile on his face”. "We've never seen him angry," added the note which also mentions that he was always "having fun like a little boy."

Kentaro Miura was born in Chiba, about 40 km southeast of the capital, Tokyo. He started writing his first feature very young, at just 10 years old, around 1976, also known mainly for his art style. With graphic violence, sexual content and very detailed drawings, which made him acclaimed by the mangaka community in general, and by artists around the world.

About 'Berserk'

The story takes place in a dark fantasy world inspired by medieval Europe. Also, the plot revolves around the lone Guts! A former mercenary and now a swordsman who is cursed and forced to wander restlessly, all to survive and seek revenge. The plot also focuses on Griffith, who is the leader of a band of mercenaries, called "Band of the Hawk".

Berserk comes to approach in a very intimate way, but in an objective way. It has themes such as: isolation, betrayals and the sweet illusion of free will, self-preservation and questions about humanity and fundamentals of good or bad, thus exploring the worst side of human nature.

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