The manga and anime industry, as well as fans around the world, are now in mourning for Kentarou Miura. The world-renowned mangaka behind Berserk passed away last May 6, 2021 due to acute aortic dissection. And now, several of his mangaka colleagues, as well as several companies, have posted tributes for the late manga legend.

One of them was a man who served as mentor to Miura, Hajime no Ippo mangaka George Morikawa. Miura once served as an assistant for Morikawa when he was just starting out.

Dark Horse Comics, which released  Berserk in the west, also paid tribute via Twitter:

Here are other heartfelt tributes from others in the industry:

Hiro Masima (Mangaka for Fairy Tail, Eden’s Zero, Rave Master):

Chica Umino (Mangaka for March Comes In Like a Lion):

Ken Akamatsu (Mangaka behind UQ Holder and Love Hina):

Yasuhisa Hara (Mangaka behind Kingdom)

Rei Hiroe (Mangaka for Black Lagoon):

Yoshino Nanjo (Casca’s seiyuu and Berserk theme song performer)

Makoto Yukimura (Vinland Saga mangaka)

Atsushi Ohkubo (Fire Force and Soul Eater mangaka)


Dave Rapoza (Marvel artist)

Miura’s family has already held a private funeral service for the late manga legend. He will forever be missed.

Miura made his debut as a mangaka in 1985 with “Futatabi…”. However, his breakout hit would of course be Berserk. He first launched it as a One-shot in 1988, before getting a serialization on 1989. Unfortunately, Miura passed away before he could finish the Berserk manga, so its future is now in question.

We offer our deepest condolences to Miura-sensei and his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

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