Kentaro Miura

Birth Day July 11th, 1966
Birth Place Chiba, Chiba, Japan
Age 55 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Kentaro Miura, a Japanese manga artist was famous for his acclaimed dark fantasy series "Berserk", which started serialization in 1989 and continued until his death. The series had more than 50 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time as of 2021. Kentaro was also well known for receiving the Award for Excellence at the 6th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes in 2002.

Kentaro created his first manga, entitled "Miuranger" at the age of 10 in 1976 as the series ended up spanning 40 volumes. His drawing techniques improved greatly as he started using professional drawing techniques when he was in middle school in 1979. His first "doujinshi" was published in a magazine with the help of friends in 1982 whereas he also worked as an assistant to George Morikawa, of "Hajime no Ippo" fame at the age of 18. Sadly, we lost such a versatile man on 6th May 2021.

Kentaro Miura Dies At 54

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Early Life 

With the name of Kentaro Miura, he took birth on 11th July 1966 in Chiba, Chiba, Japan. He held Japanese nationality and belonged to the Japanese-White ethnicity. By religion, he was Christian and his zodiac sign was Cancer as per his birth date. His race was White. He lastly celebrated his 54th birthday on 11th July of 2020.

About Kentaro's family, he has not shared any details regarding it.

Moving towards Miura's education, he enrolled in an artistic curriculum, where he and his classmates started publishing their works in school booklets while in high school in 1982. Also, he later applied for entrance to the art college of Nihon University in 1985.

Career

  • Kentaro Miura's first serialized work, "Noa", was published in the magazine, but it was not successful and he supervised the production of a 25-episode anime adaptation of Berserk produced by OLM, Inc. in 1997.
  • He also supervised the 1999 Dreamcast video game Sword of the "Berserk: Guts' Rage" and received the Award for Excellence at the 6th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes for "Berserk" in 2002.
  • "Berserk "was collected into 40 tankobon volumes in Japan as of 2018, and as of May 2021, it had more than 50 million copies in circulation worldwide, including digital versions.
  • As well, Miura released the short standalone manga "Giganto Maxia" in 2013 whereas "Duranki", a short manga produced by Miura's personal manga studio Studio Gaga, was serialized in "Young Animal Zero" in 2019.
  • Furthermore, he stated that the work that had the biggest impact on his own was Buronson and Tetsuo Hara's manga "Fist of the North Star" (1983 debut).
  • He also cited influences from "Go Nagai's Violence Jack" (1973 debut), the Japanese fantasy novel series "Guin Saga" (1979 debut), Paul Verhoeven films, the "Hellraiser" series (1987 debut), shojo manga, Disney films.

Kentaro Miura, a Japanese manga artist

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Personal Life

Kentaro Miura never got married and dedicated his life solely to creating anime. But a wild rumor about his love life once took Twitter by storm. In December 2019, there was a widespread online hoax that suggested Miura had got married. Later, all marriage rumors were debunked and fans were informed that he was single and working hard on his art. Concerning his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Net Worth

The net worth of Kentaro Miura was estimated to be around $1.1 million as of 2021 however his salary amount had not been disclosed yet. His major source of income was from his manga artist career.

Works

  • 1985 - "Futatabi" 
  • 1988 - "Berserk: The Prototype"
  • 1989 - "King of Wolves" 
  • 1989 to 2021 - "Berserk"
  • 1990 - "Oro Den" 
  • 1992 - "Japan" 
  • 2013 to 2014 - "Giganto Maxia"
  • 2019 to 2021 - "Duranki"

Awards and Achievements

  • 2002 - Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize 

Death Cause

The world-famous creator of the manga "Berserk", Kentaro Miura dies at 54 on 6th May 2021 which was published by a Japanese publishing company, Hakusensha. His cause of death is due to acute aortic dissection. Various manga artists offered condolences, including George Morikawa, Hiro Mashima, Rei Hiroe, Hebi-Zou, Ken Akamatsu, Chica Umino, and many others. We would like to express our profound respect and gratitude toward Miura sensei and his art and pray from the bottom of our hearts so that his soul may rest in peace.

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