"Miura Kentaro passed away from an acute aortic dissection on May 6th, 2021, at 14:48. He was 54.
We would like to express our thanks to all those who read Mr. Miura's works, beginning with those who paid great devotion to Berserk, and express our great sorrow at Mr. Miura's passing.
On behalf of the editors, I would like to express my great respect and thanks for Mr. Miura's works, and wish him deep happiness in the next world.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members he has left behind.
A funeral has already been held by his family.
Plans for the publishing works that have not yet been collected in tankobon format will be posted to our website as soon as we have determined how we will be moving forward.
Young Animal Editors"
"There's one thing that comes to mind now. I remember when I was a young editor working on Berserk. While I was thinking that the original panel layout was great, and Mr. Miura turned to me and said "I'll do something about that layout." At the time I was a bit afraid but I think I understand what he meant now. Mr. Miura really loved to think of new things. Not in an exaggerated way, but the way that a child might explain a new idea. He enjoyed films and anime every day, and used those as sources for creating manga.
The things he liked and relationships he had throughout his life are packed into his works like treasures. He taught me time and time again that "real life becomes manga." Thank you very much, Mr. Miura.
And finally, to our readers. (TN: Not sure about this next sentence.) It was you that picked up, protected, and carried Mr. Miura when he had fallen down. And we also have a request. We ask that you respect the privacy of Mr. Miura's family and friends as they mourn. We express our deep gratitude for what he brought to us in life, and our deep mourning as we pray for his happiness in the next world.
Young Animal Editing Division Chief
Nagashima (first name I can't read, probably Takayuki?)"
"I can still remember shaking his hand right after I joined the company. It was the hand that had given us Berserk! After that, I became responsible for Berserk, and in every meeting he would always say something like "well I had an idea..." and share things that were unbelievably interesting, and I had to work hard to keep up with him. Experiencing the way that the things he saw daily, like manga, films, and news, influenced his own manga was the greatest lesson of all. He said it would take him at least 30 more years to get all of his ideas on paper, which makes it even sadder to have lost him so suddenly. Having worked on Berserk is a great pride of mine. Thank you, Mr. Miura, for everything.
Young Animals Editing Division
Work Supervisor Takamura Ryo"