Yu-Gi-Oh creator Kazuki Takahashi found dead in snorkeling accident
Yu-Gi-Oh! mangaka Kazuki Takahashi dies in a reported snorkelling crash at age 60, his body located drifting off the coast of Nago city.
Kazuki Takahashi, the maker of the cherished manga series Yu-Gi-Oh!, has actually passed away at the age of 60 in what authorities think to be a tragic snorkelling mishap.
As reported by NHK, the acclaimed mangaka was located floating 300 meters (around 1000 ft) off the shore of Nago city in Okinawa, Japan, after a passerby on a watercraft came across his body. When he was pulled out of the water, the Japanese Coast Guard reported Takahashi was putting on snorkelling devices. He was later identified as the renowned Yu-Gi-Oh! developer when the Guard linked his body with a white rental vehicle that had been abandoned around 7 miles from the scene, used by Takahashi when he reportedly took a trip to Okinawa alone. Authorities have actually begun exploring the reason for Takahashi’s passing away, with reports that there were no visible indicators of injury on his body.
Debuting onto the manga scene with Tokiō no taka in 1990, Takahashi soon discovered globally success with the development of Yu-Gi-Oh! Everything transforms when he puts with each other the strange Millennium Puzzle gifted to him by his grandpa, who tells him that the relic will certainly grant him his one, true wish. Instantly playing host to this shadowy entity, the dark spirit lies dormant within Yugi, just coming out when either he or his close friends are endangered to challenge their adversaries to lethal Shadow Games that highlight the real nature of an individual’s heart.
Games are the focal point of Yu-Gi-Oh!’s story, with one of the most significant one being Duel Monsters, ultimately spawning the tremendously successful Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game in reality. Takahashi was a huge follower of games throughout his entire life, basing Yu-Gi-Oh! on his belief that the player is the hero.
The series has turned into one of the highest-grossing media franchise business in background, with the TCG earning over $9 billion as of January 2021 and also the original manga series obtaining two successful anime adaptations and also many spin-offs. Although he did not compose or illustrate any type of Yu-Gi-Oh! manga collection after the run of the original tale, Takahashi had actually tackled a supervisory function over the different follow up manga prior to his death.