The entertainment industry is one that has figures of great impact and influence, some in a more visible way and others a bit more ‘shy’. In the case of a work like ” Berserk “, however, it was relatively easy to appreciate how his dark fantasy was extrapolated to universes such as that of the video game brand Dark Souls for example. Today, we find the terrible news that Kentarou Miura, who was in charge of bringing Guts and his iconic tale to life, has passed away at the age of 54.
Kentarou Miura (Berserk) passed away due to an aortic dissection
This was confirmed by the Japanese distributor Hakusensha (via ANN ), adding that the cause of the author’s death had been an acute aortic dissection. As indicated, Kentarou Miura passed away on May 6, 2021, with his family holding a private ceremony shortly after in honor of the author of “Berserk”. There is no doubt that, on the other hand, this sad news will be one that many fans of Kentarou Miura’s work around the world will mourn.
Despite the fact that the publication rhythm of “Berserk” had been anything but regular for years, Kentarou Miura’s work continued to be a reference and source of inspiration for his readers. Guts’s powerful story was one that never left anyone indifferent, and possibly the greatest regret that one will have with the work is not being able to see it finished. Still, the impact of “Berserk” is one that will last forever, something that can never be denied to Miura-sensei in any way.
From Areajugones we share the sadness for a loss of great entity for the world of manga, potentially of anime and also of any other sector that could be inspired by the magnificence of the work of “Berserk”, but not only by the quality of the work, but because of the human footprint that Kentarou Miura himself had left on each reader he added.
The “Berserk” manga has been in publication since 1989 , with a first one-shot seen published in 1988. Up to 40 volumes of Guts’s tale had been published to date , accumulating at the same time 40 million copies in circulation .
“Guts, a former mercenary now known as the ‘Black Swordsman’, seeks revenge. After a difficult childhood, he finally finds someone he respects and whom he believes he can trust … something that changes when this person takes everything away from Guts. that he cares simply for the sake of fulfilling his wishes. Now marked for death, Guts is condemned to a fate in which demonic entities pursue him incessantly. “