Kentaro Miura, creator of bestselling manga Berserk, dies aged 54

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Saturday May 22, 2021 at 3:43pm
Thousands of fans gather in online games to hold memorials for the artist and writer, who had been working on the series since 1989

Kentaro Miura, creator of the long-running dark fantasy manga Berserk – one of the bestselling manga series ever written – has died at the age of 54.

His US publisher Dark Horse Comics, describing Miura as a “master artist and storyteller”, said he had suffered acute aortic dissection and died on 6 May. “He will be greatly missed. Our condolences go out to his family and loved ones.”

The Japanese artist was best known for Berserk, which he wrote and drew. It first launched in 1989 and has been running ever since.


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