Hakusensha has announced that Kentarou Miura, creator of the Berserk manga, has passed away from acute aortic dissection on the 6th of May 2021. He was 54 years old. Miura-san began his career at age 18 as an assistant to George Morikawa, creator of the Hajime no Ippo manga, but he had done several other manga whilst still in school for his friends. Miura-san eventually did a Berserk Prototype one-shot manga for Hakusensha in 1988 before eventually creating the full series a year later. The Berserk manga has since sold over 40 million copies and has inspired several anime projects.

MAL Synopsis:

Guts, a former mercenary now known as the “Black Swordsman,” is out for revenge. After a tumultuous childhood, he finally finds someone he respects and believes he can trust, only to have everything fall apart when this person takes away everything important to Guts for the purpose of fulfilling his own desires. Now marked for death, Guts becomes condemned to a fate in which he is relentlessly pursued by demonic beings.

Setting out on a dreadful quest riddled with misfortune, Guts, armed with a massive sword and monstrous strength, will let nothing stop him, not even death itself, until he is finally able to take the head of the one who stripped him—and his loved one—of their humanity.

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