The official website for Young Animal announced yesterday that the magazine’s next issue i.e the 18th issue will pay tribute to the late Berserk creator Kentaro Miura. This issue will feature chapter 364 of Miura’s legendary series as well as a special memorial booklet and special color poster which will release on September 10, 2021.
A sudden rumor on Twitter from the french account of Team Manga was already circulating that late Kentaro Miura’s masterpiece “Berserk” will return with chapter 364 on Young Animal 18/2021 a few days back.
In the appendix, the memorial booklet, titled “Messages to KENTAROU MIURA,” will feature messages from Miura’s closest friends and colleagues in the manga world, including Akkiu, Nico Nicholson, Shizuya Wazarai, Ena Moriyama, Kouji Mori, Tamami Momose, Katsu Aki, Chica Umino, Satoru Akahori, and more.
Mr. Kentaro Miura passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 2:48 p.m leaving the future of Berserk undecided. He was 54 years old. The cause of his demise was acute aortic dissection.
On 14th April 2021 Cestvs: The Roman Fighter manga creator Shizuya Wazarai and Miura sensei shared a conversation about the future of their mangas in an interview with Animate Times. Both of them are long-running and very highly acclaimed. Cestvs has been running for more than 20 years while Berserk has been serialized for over 30 years!
When Wazarai asked Miura about how much is remaining of Berserk, he replied with a laugh that he was planning to “fold”(original expression “畳もう” describes an act of folding tatami mats) the series rather than spreading it anymore.
Right after the news of mangaka Kentaro Miura’s passing Berserk’s Deluxe Edition volumes published by Dark Horse Comics gained tremendous fame for a week. All 8 editions of the manga ranked among Amazon’s 100 Overall Best-Selling Books List.