Yu-Gi-Oh: Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of the manga, died following an accident

Yu-Gi-Oh: Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of the manga, died following an accident

A little over a year after the death of Kentarō Miura, creator of Berserk, another great name in manga has passed away. We have just learned of the death of the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh.

Sad news upon waking up this morning. Japanese media have announced the death of mangaka Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh.

Yu-Gi-Oh creator dead

The universe of manga loses one more of its legends. Known worldwide for the manga Yu-Gi-Oh published between 1996 and 2004, Kazuki Takahashi died at the age of 60. According to the NHK channel, the mangaka was found dead on July 6 near the city of Nago, in Okinawa prefecture. According to the first information, it would be a scuba diving accident which would have been fatal to him.

Fond of Dungeons and Dragons and Magic, Kazuki Takahashi was inspired by his passions to create Yu-Gi-Oh, a hugely successful shonen from the 90s where individuals fight in card duels. With us, Yugi and his whole gang arrived in 2000 and the success was immediate. In a short time, the manga had become a worldwide phenomenon thanks to its card game which continues to be a hit. In the world of video games, the work has had a second wind thanks to Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duelthe free-to-play game that was breaking records in early 2022. Takahashi had continued to create various anime derivatives of Yu Gi Oh, including Zexal, before reducing his activities as a mangaka.

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