Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, has died at aged 60.
As reported by NHK, a physique was reported “drifting prone” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan on Wednesday morning. A firefighter was known as out to attend the scene, however Takahashi was later pronounced useless and recognized at this time (July 7).
Takahashi was reportedly discovered with snorkelling gear, and The Japan Times says the coast guard is trying into the reason for his demise.
Takahashi is greatest referred to as the writer of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, which was revealed in 1996. The success of the manga led to Konami creating the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game in 1999, with the assistance of Takahashi. The card recreation additionally spawned a number of video video games, the newest of which was Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel.
There have been additionally a variety of Yu-Gi-Oh! anime diversifications, as the recognition of the ’90s sequence allowed for a variety of follow-up reveals and movies.
Takahashi remained concerned with the franchise till his demise, and in 2015 Comic-Con offered Takahashi an (*60*) Award for his influential work, which he was “deeply honoured” to obtain.
Since information of his demise broke, followers have taken to Twitter to share tributes.
Takahashi-sensei was such a free spirit. He would make an animation as a result of he felt prefer it, he would discover ways to make a 2.5D drawing in VR as a result of he felt prefer it, he would come out of retirement and make a quantity of a manga as a result of he felt prefer it. Nobody might maintain him again.
— Kazuki Takahashi (高橋 和希) Art (@TakahashiArtYGO) July 7, 2022
Rest in peace Kazuki Takahashi.
Your creation was the cornerstone of my childhood and my life at this time. And the lives of so many others world wide.
You might be endlessly remembered. pic.twitter.com/xROtqoCzZ6
— Team APS (@TeamAPS) July 7, 2022
“This man literally shaped an entire generation of childhoods, including my own. It’s so incredibly sad to see amazing minds taken from us so suddenly and tragically,” shared YouTuber Joseph ‘TheAn1meMan’ Bizinger.
“Rest in Peace, Kazuki Takahashi-sensei. Your manga has always and will always continue to inspire us for generations to come. We will take the messages you imparted onto the world through your art and live with them until we see you again,” posted a fan web page for Takahashi.
“Regardless of if you grew up with Yu-Gi-Oh or not, if you only played the card game or only read the manga, if you watched the anime in English or in Japanese, we were all brought together by one man’s passion. He’ll always be alive in our hearts,” the web page added.