Japanese artist Kazuki Takahashi, the creator behind the mega-popular Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, has died at 60.
This information comes from stories from Japanese public broadcaster NHK, as reported by IGN. In accordance with info coming from Japan, Takahashi was discovered floating in shallow waters on the coast of Nago Metropolis on the Island of Okinawa by the nation’s Coast Guard yesterday, July 6. He was sporting snorkeling gear when discovered by the Coast Guard. Each the Coast Guard and native police are investigating his demise.
Takahashi’s manga profession started in 1982, however it didn’t really take off till the discharge of Yu-Gi-Oh! in 1996. In between his begin and Yu-Gi-Oh!, although, Takahashi revealed titles like Preventing Hawk and Tennenshoku Danji Buray, in keeping with Kotaku. After Yu-Gi-Oh! hit cabinets in 1996, the series solely continued to develop in reputation, spawning a real-life card sport in 1999 (that’s nonetheless extraordinarily standard as we speak) in addition to a number of anime series. At this time, the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise spans not simply manga, card video games, and anime, however video video games as effectively, like this yr’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Grasp Duel.
The employees at Sport Informer extends their condolences to Takahashi’s household.
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