• Manga Artist Kentaro Miura, Author of "Berserk" and "Druanki," Dies at 54
Japan Anime News Edit by Satoru Shoji

Manga Artist Kentaro Miura, Author of "Berserk" and "Druanki," Dies at 54

 The website mourns the passing of Kentaro Miura, saying, "We express our deepest respect and gratitude for his work, and we pray for his soulful rest in peace," and reporting, "A farewell ceremony was held by his family."

Berserk volume 41

Berserk volume 41

 The website continued,"Mr. Miura wrote many popular works including 'Berserk' for Hakusensha over the years. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of our readers for reading his works, and would like to express our deepest condolences on his passing."

 The article also included a comment from the entire Young Animal editorial staff. "The Young Animal editorial department is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Mr. Kentaro Miura. How should we take this unacceptable fact? To be honest, we are at a loss for words. All I can recall is the smiling face of Mr. Miura, who was always cheerful and happy to talk about his favorite cartoons, animations, and movies whenever I met him. We have never seen an angry face on Mr. Miura. He was like a boy who always seemed to be having fun.

 We hope that all of his fans and all those involved will imagine his happy smile and join the Young Animal editorial staff in silently praying for his soul rest in peace. We ask for your kind cooperation."

 Mr. Miura's masterpiece "Berserk" was first serialized in "Monthly Animal House" in 1989, then moved to "Young Animal" where it continues to be serialized to this day. It depicts the hero, Guts, and his fierce life in a world of swords, magic, and demons. It was adapted into an animated television series from 1997 to 1998, a three-part animated film series from 2012 to 2013, and an animated television series again from 2016 to 2017.