Miura, Kentarou

Miura, Kentarou

Given name: 建太郎
Family name: 三浦
Birthday: Jul 11, 1966
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Kentarou Miura was born in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, in 1966. He is left-handed. In 1976, at the early age of 10, Miura made his first Manga, entitled "Miuranger", that was published for his classmates in a school publication; the manga ended up spanning 40 volumes. In 1977, Miura created his second manga called Ken e no michi (剣への道 The Way to the Sword), using Indian ink for the first time. When he was in middle school in 1979, Miura's drawing techniques improved greatly as he started using professional drawing techniques. His first dōjinshi was published, with the help of friends, in a magazine in 1982.

That same year, in 1982, Miura enrolled in an artistic curriculum in high school, where he and his classmates started publishing their works in school booklets, as well as having his first dōjinshi published in a fan-produced magazine. In 1985, Miura applied for the entrance examination of an art college in Nihon University. He submitted Futanabi for examination and was granted admission. This project was later nominated Best New Author work in Weekly Shōnen Magazine. Another Miura manga Noa was published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine the very same year. Due to a disagreement with one of the editors, the manga was stalled and eventually dropped altogether. This is approximately where Miura's career hit a slump.

In 1988, Miura bounced back with a 48-page manga known as Berserk Prototype, as an introduction to the current Berserk fantasy world. It went on to win Miura a prize from the Comi Manga School. In 1989, after receiving a doctorate degree, Kentarou started a project titled King of Wolves (王狼, ōrō?) based on a script by Buronson, writer of Hokuto no Ken. It was published in the monthly Japanese Animal House magazine in issues 5 and 7 of that year.

In 1990, a sequel is made to Ourou entitled Ourou Den (王狼伝 ōrō den, The Legend of the Wolf King) that was published as a prequel to the original in Young Animal Magazine. In the same year, the 1i0th issue of Animal House witnesses the first volume of the solo project Berserk was released with a relatively limited success. Miura again collaborated with Buronson on manga titled Japan, that was published in Young Animal House from the 1st issue to the 8th of 1992, and was later released as a stand-alone tankōbon. Miura's fame grew after Berserk was serialized in Young Animal in 1992 with the release of "The Golden Age" story arc and the huge success of his masterpiece made of him one of the most prominent contemporary mangakas. At this time Miura dedicates himself solely to be working on Berserk. He has indicated, however, that he intends to publish more manga in the future.

In 1997, Miura supervised the production of 25 anime episodes of Berserk that aired in the same year on NTV. Various art books and supplemental materials by Miura based on Berserk are also released. In 1999, Miura made minor contributions to the Dreamcast video game Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage. 2004 saw the release of yet another video game adaptation entitled Berserk Millennium Falcon Arc: Chapter of the Record of the Holy Demon War.

Since that time, the Berserk manga has spanned 37 tankōbon with no end in sight. The series has also spawned a whole host of merchandise, both official and fan-made, ranging from statues, action figures to key rings, video games, and a trading card game. In 2002, Kentarou Miura received the second place in the Osamu Tezuka Culture Award of Excellence for Berserk.

Miura provided the design for the Vocaloid Kamui Gakupo, whose voice is taken from the Japanese singer and actor, Gackt.
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The_Mad_Wizard | Yesterday, 4:44 PM
Who's the best iM@S, Miura-sensei?

kanadarica | May 26, 6:37 AM
@ncfan96 lol exactly what I think

sunfukung | May 24, 3:18 PM
please don't die before finishing berserk

crescensXG | May 19, 7:02 AM
Rip-off :[

FlorianYuzuriha | Apr 25, 2:56 PM

Dope | Apr 21, 11:24 PM

the resemblance is uncanny

KaiusCid_Loli757 | Apr 19, 7:41 PM
The best mangaka giving the best story ever!

Danz99 | Apr 14, 8:35 AM
Miura The Beast

ncfan96 | Apr 10, 3:05 AM

LayedBack | Apr 1, 11:31 AM
>Good artist wasted on mediocre manga.

Thanks I'm glad the arbiter of good taste has spoken. Nothing subjective about any of this stuff right?

Call me once you've gotten past /that/ stage and grown up a little.

>Even if Berserk is awesome, with less than 5 chapters a year, the hype will never be high. And no, the drawings are not an excuse, lazy.

The creative process doesn't work like that. But even if he /were/ lazy, so fucking what? Quit being small-minded and understand not everyone has the same worldview. You have to consider from certain perspectives pretty much everything you value can be seen be another is completely and utterly worthless.

So basically, worry about your own shit and don't try to push it on to others.

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