The Japanese public broadcaster NHK has reported that Kazuki Takahashi’s body the creator of the manga Yu-Gi-Oh! it has been found off the coast of the city of Nago on the island of Okinawa. The Japanese coast guard found Takahashi’s body floating in shallow water wearing snorkel gear on July 6th at 10:30 am, confirming the identity the next day. She was 60 years old. The Nago City branch of the Japanese Coast Guard, together with the police, they are currently investigating the circumstances of Takahashi’s death.
Kazuki Takahashi was born in Tokyo in October 1963. As a child he often got sick and spent most of his time looking at Ultraman and various anime series, reading Fujiko Fujio’s works and drawing. Her first manga, an adaptation of the anime series by Go-Q-Choji Ikkimanwas serialized on Weekly Shonen Magazine nel 1986. Takahashi did not publish his original work until his own one-shot Tokio no Taka in the Weekly Shonen Jump Summer Special Edition in 1990.
Yu-Gi-Oh! it was Takahashi’s first serialized work in 1996, running until 2004 and generating a huge multimedia franchise that lasts to this day. After the success of the seriesTakahashi spent most of his time working on various aspects of the franchise as a supervisor and creator, most recently writing the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime movies The Dark Side of Dimensions. Takahashi had also been supervisor of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V sleeve series written by Shin Yoshida e disegnata da Naohito Miyoshi.
Not only did Takahashi oversee Yu-Gi-Oh !, but he also published alcuni one-shot with Shonen Jump, including THE COMIQ su Weekly Shonen Jump nel 2018 e SECRET REVERSE su Shonen Jump+ nel 2019. Takahashi himself is also enjoyed playing to board games, role-playing games and mahjong throughout his life, where he regularly played mahjong with his assistants during the serialization of Yu-Gi-Oh !.
I’m devastated to learn of the passing of Kazuki Takahashi (Yu-Gi-Oh!’s author)
He was found off the coast of the city of Nago, in a diving equipment.
I’ve loved YGO since so many years, I can’t even put how I feel into words..
Rest in peace, your work was truly inspirational pic.twitter.com/wd0KFGXAwN
— Yu-Gi-Oh! Artworks (@YugiohArt) July 7, 2022
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