Berserk manga creator Kentaro Miura dies aged 54

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.

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