Was Kentaro Miura married? 'Berserk' fans were taken in by online hoax about late manga author's love life
Iconic manga author and creator Kentaro Miura, known for his anime series 'Berserk', is no more. The artist died at the age of 54 on May 6, 2021 due to acute aortic dissection. As the news of Miura's death shocked the anime world, tributes poured in from fans. Miura's personal life was never in the limelight, but now fans want to know more about him and if he was married or had a girlfriend.
On May 20, 2021, Hakusensha, the publishing company behind 'Berserk' announced the sad news about Miura's death on Twitter. The tweet, in Japanese, roughly translates to "Report of Kentaro Miura sensei’s death. Kentaro Miura sensei, author of 'Berserk', passed away on May 6, 2021, due to acute aortic dissection. 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."
Miura's series 'Berserk', which now has a cult following, was released in 1989 and soon the series was turned into an anime and after that, several film adaptations. The manga series continued to do well and went on to become one of the bestselling manga series of all time.
His work also gave rise to several video games influenced by his work including 'Dark Souls', 'Bloodborne' and 'Final Fantasy.' Manga and anime series like 'Demon Slayer', 'Castlevania' and 'Vagabond' also drew inspiration from Berserk.
Was Kentaro Miura married?
Several reports suggest that 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.
At that time one Twitter user tweeted: "Welp Kentaro Miura got married recently. Berserk fans know what that mean. We won’t see a new chapter for like 3 years. I’m happy for him but also this hurts cause now we waiting even longer." While another one ws shocked and asked: "Holy Shit! Kentaro Miura actually got married?!"
Welp Kentaro Miura got married recently. Berserk fans know what that mean. We won’t see a new chapter for like 3 years. I’m happy for him but also this hurts cause now we waiting even longer 😭— RiB| Grimoire KURO (@blakk_sensei) December 23, 2019
Holy Shit! Kentaro Miura actually got married?!— Sibu (@Hellotherem80) December 21, 2019
Some fans have also actively rooted for him to get a girlfriend. One person said, "Somebody please help get Kentaro Miura a girlfriend." The fan also joked: "I passed out and dreamt I went to Kentaro Miura's wedding. Whoah there dream, he has to get a girlfriend first."
Somebody please help get Kentaro Miura a girlfriend— Honeyrey (@GummySkeleton) April 30, 2015
I passed out and dreamt I went to Kentaro Miura's wedding. Whoah there dream, he has to get a girlfriend first.— Honeyrey (@GummySkeleton) January 24, 2015
Later, all marriage rumors were debunked and fans were informed that he was single and working hard on his art.