Berserk Creator’s Passing Honored By FFXIV Players With ‘Dark Knight’ Tribute
Every so often gamers come together to honor those who have passed that have had a large impact on their lives in some way. Whether it’s holding in-game events where players can pay their respects such as an event honoring Bilbo Baggins’ actor Ian Holm in Lord of the Rings Online, developers naming characters or items after dedicated fans that no longer reside in the material plane, and much more, seeing fans showing this display of respect is a beautiful thing. With the recently announced passing of Berserk manga creator Kentaro Miura, Final Fantasy XIV players have taken to the game to honor his unexpected passing with a ‘Dark Knight’ tribute.
It was revealed on May 20th by the official Berserk Twitter account that Kentaro Miura had passed away on May 6th due to acute aortic dissection. The passing of such a legendary mangaka has hit the anime and manga community quite hard. In response, fans playing FFXIV took it upon themselves to pay tribute in their own way by holding a Dark Knight vigil across the various servers within the game. Lines of players equipped with the Dark Knight class lined up wielding Broadswords and other spectacularly large weapons as Berserk’s Guts uses as a way to honor the mangaka who created the fantastic tale.
A whole bunch of DRKs gathered in Balmung’s Ul’dah in tribute to Miura tonight, I think there’s a real intersection between fans of FF and fans of Berserk. pic.twitter.com/k0YgKwBjj4
— Kyrie 《Alexander (Primal) stan》 (@uwurianger) May 20, 2021
This is insane.
Rest in Peace Kentaro Miura pic.twitter.com/YSACKT6iEO
— Shenpai (@AeroViro) May 20, 2021
— kes (@tekesrius) May 20, 2021
It’s unclear how the passing of Miura will affect the rest of the Berserk manga, regardless the creator has had a huge impact on the world influencing the likes of anime, video games, and more. Are you a fan of the late Kentaro Miura’s work? Let us know your thoughts on the Berserk writer’s passing and the tribute displayed by FFXIV players in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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