Kentaro Miura-sensei is the mangaka, both the author and artist, for the behemoth of a manga, Berserk. Miura-sensei received second place in the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize of Excellence in 2002 for his work in Berserk. In my opinion, he should have earned first place.
Besides having one of the best plots ever written, Berserk’s artwork is simply breathtaking. The sheer detail in his work is overwhelming; when I wrote a paper proving how manga was an art-form I heavily referenced Berserk. Miura-sensei is also notable for designing the Vocaloid, Kamui Gakupo.
Drawing manga since he was ten, Miura-sensei has made a wealth of manga most of which are not available online. I have only been able to read two of his works, Berserk and King of Wolves. There is little I can say about his work unbiased. I cannot stress enough how breathtaking his artwork, especially in Berserk is. Even with all the blood and gore the art is beautiful and serene. However, it should be noted that his art style did not get fully developed until the middle of Berserk. All of his other work share the fast-paced and bloody action which I assume is stylistic of his work but lack his current art style. I assume that because Miura-sensei was working on weekly series that he was not able to dedicate the time for detail which he can currently do on a monthly series.
Miura-sensei works include:
“Gats, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces attracted to him and his woman because of a demonic mark on their necks, and also vengeance against the man who branded him as an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his titanic strength gained from a harsh childhood lived with mercenaries, a gigantic sword, and an iron prosthetic left hand, Gats must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity.” -MANGAtoshokan
King of Wolves
“A bright-spirited young historical scholar, Iba, disappears while on a lone expedition to study the ancient Silk Road. A year later his girlfriend, Kyoko, sets out for the Silk Road in order to find clues that will help to unravel the mystery of Iba’s disappearance. When she arrives, she finds the charm she gave Iba for protection and moments later she is sucked into a black vortex and loses consciousness. Kyoko awakes to find herself in a very different place and discovers that Iba is not only alive but is a warrior-slave under the reign of Genghis Khan in 13th century Mongolia! At last, when Iba and Kyoko reunite, they find that there are a series of events, crueler than the ones they have already endured, awaiting them…” -Mangaupdates.com
“Yuka Katsuragi, a beautiful TV news reporter, has attracted the affections of a Yakuza thug, Katsuji Yashima, who travels with his brother all the way to Spain to find her, only to have his affections rebuffed by Yuka. A terrible earthquake hits, and Katsuji, his brother, and Yuka, along with four high-schoolers in Spain on a field trip, all fall deep underground. While trapped below the surface, they encounter a mysterious old woman who reveals to them prophecies that the wealthy nation of Japan will meet the same demise as the once-prosperous city of Carthage. Katsuji and the others insult the old woman, who then sends them to see the world of the future with their own eyes, a future of desolation and death…” -Dark Horse