Kentaro Miura was an Japanese manga artist from Chiba. He was famously known for his acclaimed dark fantasy manga Berserk, which began serialization in 1989 and continued until his death and as of May 2021 has sold over 50 million copies in circulation. Miura was also a recipient of the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
Kentaro Mura was born in Chiba, Japan on 11th July 1966. His parents were students at Musashino Arts School, his father did storyboards for commercials and his mother taught a course. Kentaro was of only 10 years old when to first wrote and published manga through his school publications and since then has a renowned name in the industry.
While Miura was attending school, he wrote and published his first manga series for his classmates in a school publication, titled Miuranger. Gradually as his artistic skills evolved, he published more series. In 1982, he enrolled in an artistic curriculum while in high school and refined his skills. He applied for Nihon University and in 1989 he has a doctorate degree.
Kentaro Miura Career
Kentaro began his career as a manga artist at the age of 10, in 1976. His first-ever manga has 40 volumes and was titled Miuranger. He created his second manga, Ken e no Michi where he used India Ink for his illustration. Gradually his drawing techniques improved and began using professional techniques. In high school, he began publishing his work in his school booklets in 1982, and the same year his first doujinshi was published in a magazine.
While he was a student at Nihon University, he submitted his project called Futanabi which later him a nomination as Best New Author in Weekly Shōnen Magazine. In 1988, Miura published his first-ever prototype of Berserk in Hakusensha’s Gekkan ComiComi which was placed 2nd at the 7th ComiComi’s Manga-School prize. After the full serialization of Bershek, the series became Miura’s most famous and successful work and as of May 2021 has over 50 million copies in circulation including digital versions. It also has a huge range of merchandise including statues, action figures to key rings, video games, and a trading card game.
The same year, he also collaborated with Buronson on Japan, also published in Young Animal. In 1997, Kentaro was supervising the whole production of the anime adaptation of Berserk produced by OLM, Inc. which then aired on NTV. He has also contributed to the adaption of the series in form of video games such as Sword of the Berserk: Guts’ Rage and Berserk Millennium Falcon Arc: Chapter of the Holy Demon War. Kentaro’s other notable works include Noa, King of Wolves, Duranki, Gigantomachia, and so on. On May 6, 2021, Miura had died due to an acute aortic dissection followed by a private ceremony held by his family members.
Kentaro Miura Biography
|July 11, 1966
|Age (as of 2021)
|in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 179 cm
|in Kilograms – 80 kg – in Pounds – 176 lbs
|Who is his Wife/Girlfriend?
Kentaro was unmarried all throughout his life, but in December 2019 there were rumors spreading on Twitter that suggested that Miura got married but there never any official details regarding the same. He has solely dedicated his life to creating manga and anime. All throughout his life, Kentaro maintained a low profile and private life. He had no social media accounts. There is however an official account for Berserk on Twitter but is only used for promotion or updates regarding the series.
Berserk is filled to the brim with explicit scenes and other very graphic and brutal scenes making it one of the most controversial works of the entire Japanese publishing panorama, especially thanks to a discontinuous and irregular serialization. Back in 2012, Tokyo legislators were considering forbidding works of art that depict socially unacceptable artist works but ultimately the bill was rejected.
Kentaro Miura Net worth
Miura was a much-adored artist who created the long-running series Berserk which began serialization in 1989. But Kentaro has been creating manga since he was 10 years old and till the time, he died aged 54, he has dedicated his life to manga. His net worth was evaluated at $1.1 million US Dollars as of May 2021.
- Kentaro Miura was a Japanese Manga artist.
- He is the creator of the best-selling manga series, Berserk.
- Miura received second place in the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize of Excellence for Berserk in 2002.
- He was a left-handed artist.
- He passed away at the age of 54, in May 2021.
- Miura was single at the time of his death and dedicated all his life solely to manga.