It has come to my attention that I bring you tragic news. According to Japanese public broadcaster NHK, Japanese Coast Guard found a body in the waters in the coast of Okinawa Island of Japan on Wednesday at 10:30 AM. According to the reports, the body was “Yu-Gi-Oh!” creator Kazuki Takahashi. Investigation is in progress, but according to sources, Takahashi was using a rental vehicle and his body was wearing snorkeling equipment. He was alone and a person on a passing boat witnessed the body. According to NBC news, the coast guard commented that Takahashi’s body was damaged as if a marine animal harmed him. As of now, there hasn’t been a full detail on his cause of death.
Kazuki Takahashi passed away of the age 60. His real name Kazuo Takahashi. He created the manga Yu-Gi-Oh! in 1996 through 2004 in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. According to Crunchyroll, he created and supervised the anime movie Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions. Because of the success of his story, the Yu-Gi-Oh! world would later expand into multiple series and spin-offs. He also supervised the manga of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V in which the story was written by Shin Yoshida and drawn by Naohito Miyoshi. Despite Yu-Gi-Oh!, he also made some One-Shots such as COMIQ which was released in 2018’s Weekly Shonen Jump and he also did a collaboration graphic novel with Marvel and made Secret Reverse featuring Spider-Man and Iron Man.
I was stunned when I read the news pop up on my phone. Whether it was drowning or a shark (or similar) attack, what a horrid way to die. I started a rewatch of Yu-Gi-Oh! a while back and got to a bit into Duelist Kingdom, and now I feel like watching the whole series.
I’m still in shock of the news. I was hoping it was fake news or someone who was mistaken by him. I been watching some filler arcs with my girlfriend. I am going to miss him.
Wow, I can’t believe he’s gone! Yu-gi-oh! was one of my favorite anime when I was younger. It’s sad to think the person who created it isn’t around any more.
It has been a shocking turn of events for this news. I can’t believe the news either. He made an incredible story.
They did say it was a reef shark, but there’s one problem. Reef sharks have very tiny teeth. So it couldn’t be that. Only the apex predator sharks do. Like the great white, threshers, makos, tiger sharks, bull sharks, and maybe the hammerhead.
That’s what I was thinking. I feel like it could have been a shark attack. Maybe something dragged him down to the bottom of the ocean.
It has to be a shark attack. Not some coral reef or bad weather.
Yeah that could be it. They did say there was some harm on the body.