Kentaro Miura may be gone now, but his legacy can never be forgotten. When the creator of Berserk earlier this year, fans far and wide gathered online to honor his legacy. Now lucky fans in New York City have been able to write their tribute in person, and Anime NYC is to thank for the special honor.
If you didn’t know, Anime NYC came back this year with an in-person event. Vendors like Crunchyroll showed up to celebrate the event, and there were many installations on the ground floor. One was dedicated to Miura, and thousands Berserk fans took the time to celebrate his legacy.
— Peter Fobian (@PeterFobian) Nov 20, 2021
As you can see above, Crunchyroll contributor Peter Fobian posted a photo of Miura’s tribute wall. The black canvas was hung at Anime NYC to show fans their love for . to share Berserk in person. By the end of the first day, the huge monument was almost full of names. And of course, day two ended with thousands of tributes crammed onto the memorial.
Fans should of course not be surprised by this special tribute. Miura’s death brought the fandom to its knees and made national headlines. It doesn’t matter if you’ve read or not Berserk; You have almost certainly come across something that inspired him. Miura’s bold art inspired many of today’s best manga artists. In his 54 years, Miura managed to influence hundreds of thousands, if not millions, with his work. And despite the blow of the pandemic on fan gatherings, Anime NYC found a way to honor Miura with the help of thousands of fans.
As for the future of Berserk, things remain unclear. A single chapter was released posthumously that does act as a finale of sorts. The manga’s team released a statement suggesting: Berserk could go on, but nothing has been decided yet. For now, the franchise is focused on honoring Miura, and fans wouldn’t want it any other way.
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