Creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! Manga Kazuki Takahashi Found Dead

The Creator of Popular Manga Yu-Gi-Oh! was found dead this week in the Okinawa Prefecture of Japan, broadcaster NHK and The Japan Times reported Thursday. He was 60 years old. Authorities are investigating his death.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Manga Kazuki Takahashi

Takahashi’s body was found floating off the coast of Nago in Okinawa, he was said to be traveling alone on a snorkeling trip.

Yu-Gi-Oh! first ran as a serialized manga in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from September 1996 through March 2004. The story of Yu-Gi-Oh! centered on spiky-haired protagonist Yugi Muto, who, after solving an ancient device known as the Millennium Puzzle, summoned a mysterious spirit that powers he alter ego, Yami Yugi. Together, they sought the power to become powerful duelists in the ancient and presciently modern game of Duel Monsters and challenged others to games with heavy stakes.

The Manga ran for 8 years and became a worldwide sensation, inspiring a trading card game that’s sold billions of cards, a popular anime series that ran in the U.S. for 6 years, and various other spin-off series, movies, and video games.

Source: polygon, nhk

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