Kentaro Miura, creator of berserk, dies unexpectedly – Ouch article – fr

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Kentaro Miura, creator of berserk, dies unexpectedly – Ouch article – fr


Kentaro Miura, the creator of the extra-dark fantasy manga series Berserk, has died at the age of 54. His death on May 6 from an acute aortic dissection was announced on Berserk’s official Twitter account by the Young Animal editorial staff who have serialized the manga since its inception in 1989.

Berserk is one of the most popular manga in the world, and particularly successful in the West where it has been well received for its more realistic art style, painstaking illustrations, and flawless storytelling. Berserk follows his main character, Guts, a haunted mercenary as he travels through a dark and gloomy medieval universe filled with horrific otherworldly monstrosities in search of revenge, drawing heavily on European history.

The astonishing work of Berserk |  Berserk, Artworks, Cool Artworks

Ripples have been sent around the world and across the Internet.

Final Fantasy XIV players spontaneously staged a massive memorial for Kentaro Miura online, paying homage to the manga-ka whose influence can be felt across genres and generations, Final Fantasy included. During the memorial, players donned black clothing and wielded huge swords to mimic Guts, the Black Swordsman and his iconic look.

The loss of Miura ends Berserk’s 32-year journey and leaves it, in many ways, incomplete. Fans of the show have grown used to Kentaro Miura’s long interruptions, sometimes releasing as few as 2 or 3 chapters a year. This has led many to speculate on Miura’s health or to theorize about potential competing distractions.

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A story of revenge, many fans will lament that the story seems to end without a closure – despite being older than many of its readers. But Miura nonetheless leaves in its wake an arduous and gripping story of brutality and true courage, made up of tens of thousands of masterfully crafted panels and a unique, mature art style that no one can fully replicate.

Easily one of my favorite panels from the manga: Berserk

In light of Miura’s passing, Berserk, complete or incomplete, epitomizes the phrase “life is about the journey, not the destination”.

My favorite quote: Berserk



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