Kentaro Miura

Berserk creator Kentaro Miura

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Kentaro Miura (三浦 建太郎, Miura Kentarō, July 11, 1966 - May 6, 2021) was a Japanese manga artist. He was best known for his acclaimed dark fantasy series Berserk, which began serialization in 1989 and continued until his death.

As of 2021, Berserk had more than 50 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time.

In 2002, Miura received the Award for Excellence at the 6th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes.

Born on July 11, 1966 to artist parents, Miura began drawing at age 10. While still a teenager, he won a New Artist Award from the leading manga magazine Weekly Shonen. He attended the art college of Nihon University in Tokyo and saw the first installment of Berserk appear in print shortly after he graduated in 1989. He would draw thousands of pages of the series over the course of his career.

Source: NPR