Publisher Hakusensha has announced that Berserk manga creator Kentarou Miura passed away on May 6, 2021 from acute aortic dissection. He was 54 years old at the time of his passing.
Miura was born on July 11, 1966 in Chiba prefecture. He made his professional manga debut with the “Futatabi…” (Once More…) story in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 1985.
Miura then published the one-shot version of the Berserk manga in Hakusensha’s Monthly Comicomi magazine in 1988. He launched the full Berserk manga series in Hakusensha’s Monthly Animal House magazine in 1989, and the series continued in Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine until now. It has over 40 million copies in circulation. Hakusensha published the manga’s 40th volume in Japan on September 28, 2018. Dark Horse Comics published the same volume in North America in October 8, 2019.
Miura drew the King of Wolves (Oh-Roh) manga with Fist of the North Star writer Buronson in 1989. The story continued with Oh-Roh Den (Legend of the King of Wolves) in 1990. He launched the Giganto Maxia mini-series in Young Animal in 2013. More recently, he created and produced the Duranki manga with his Studio Gaga in the inaugural issue of Hakusensha’s Young Animal Zero magazine in September 2019.