Berserk: This Thursday morning (20), we learned about the sad news about the death of Kentaro Miura, known especially as the author of the Berserk manga. Although he died of a cardiovascular problem on May 6, the event was only released today by the publisher Hakusensha, responsible for the publication of his work.
Of course, it didn’t take long for Miura fans to pay their respects on social media, but the story didn’t stop there. As our Voxel editor, Vinícius Munhoz, reported on Twitter, several Final Fantasy XIV players gathered in the MMO for a special tribute.
O @thalesnm me falou que estava acontecendo uma homenagem ao Kentaro Miura no Final Fantasy XIV e fui conferir.
O autor de Berserk faleceu aos 54 anos, muito novo, e deixou muita gente (eu incluso) bem triste.
É emocionante ver isso, mesmo que seja em um MMO. Descanse em paz. pic.twitter.com/7tZaapZWRs
— Vinicius Munhoz (@viniciussmunhoz) May 20, 2021
They met in the same area and did the same pose using the Dark Knight job to reference Berserk. There is no doubt that even for those who did not know the manga or anime, it was an incredible moment. The scene was not only exciting, but also showed great empathy on the part of the players.
Here's a better quality recording showing the full line of Dark Knights on Final Fantasy XIV's Balmung server paying tribute to Miura-san.
The turnout is amazing.
For those unfamiliar with FFXIV, the Dark Knight job and Guts share a lot of similarities. pic.twitter.com/ToMO0LM07X
— Josh (@EliteFourJosh) May 20, 2021
If you were unable to check this moment live within the game, you can still check out the tribute video above. Even if he left, we know that Kentaro Miura will continue to inspire his old and future fans with his unforgettable work.