Japanese manga author Kentaro Miura has died aged 54. Best-known for his popular dark fantasy creation Berserk, which debuted as a series in 1989, publisher Hakusensha confirmed he died on May 6, in a statement
“All us editors sincerely pray for his repose, expressing our deepest respect and appreciation for his work,” the Japanese company said, adding the family had already held a private funeral.
News of his death has prompted an outpouring of grief from fans all around the world, said a BBC report.
Berserk featured a journey of revenge by a young warrior travelling through a medieval-inspired world of battles and magic. The story was renowned for its visual storytelling, combined with some of the most eye-catching and precise art ever seen in manga.