What was Kentaro Miura's net worth? Manga creator's 'Berserk' is one of the best-selling series of all time

Miura was best known for his acclaimed dark fantasy 'Berserk', which began serialization in 1989 and continued until his death on May 6


                            What was Kentaro Miura's net worth? Manga creator's 'Berserk' is one of the best-selling series of all time
Kentaro Miura died at the age of 54 (Wikimedia Commons)

Kentaro Miura, a much-adored manga artist who created the long-running series Berserk, has died at the age of 54 and left the community in shock. He is best known for his acclaimed dark fantasy Berserk, which began serialization in 1989 and continued until his death on May 6. As of May 2021, Berserk had over 50 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time.

Some of the famous anime that you might have enjoyed such as 'Demon Slayer', 'Castlevania', and 'Vagabond'; and video games such as Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Final Fantasy are all inspired by Miura's work. 

The official tweet from 'Berserk' account read, "Report of the death of Professor Kentaro Miura] Dr. Kentaro Miura, the author of "Berserk", passed away on May 6, 2021 due to acute aortic dissection. We would like to express our utmost respect and gratitude to Dr Miura's painting work and pray for his soul. May 20, 2021 Hakusensha Co, Ltd Young Animal Editorial Department."

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What is Kentaro Miura's net worth?

The left-handed artist, who was influenced by Go Nagai, had worked since the 1980s. Miura's net worth was evaluated at $1.1 million, Famous People Today reported. In 1989, Miura collaborated with Yoshiyuki Okamura, a manga writer best known for creating 'Fist of the North Star', for a manga by the name of 'The King of Wolves (Ouro)'.

 



 

When Miura released the first part of 'Berserk', the manga received limited success. In 1997, he oversaw the production of 25 episodes of an anime based on 'Berserk' that aired on NTV. It was only in 2002 that the writer received an award for 'Berserk' when he received the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize of Excellence. 

After 'Berserk', Miura worked on the Dreamcast video game 'Sword of the Berserk: Guts’ Rage', to which he made minor contributions in 1999. After that, he worked on a six-chapter mini-series called 'Gigantomakhia' in 2013. Speaking about his work, and Shojo manga, Miura said, "Shojo manga is all about expressing every feeling powerfully, and in that sense, it’s not as contrived as manga for men.”

 



 

He also said, "I had always been under the impression that a manga artist dreams up things that don’t exist in reality.” About his inspiration and how he created his work, Miura said, "There are things that I’ve consciously borrowed from, but there are also things that have sunk to the bottom of my consciousness and pop up out of nowhere later.” He also said, "Living for the future is more important than trying to avenge the past.”

Miura was a native of Chiba and began to draw manga as a boy whose works were first published in school. 'Berserk' is a story about a swordsman who is on a quest for revenge against his former master Griffith. 'Berserk' was renowned for the details in its visual storytelling.