Kazuki Takahashi Found Dead: One of Japan’s most popular manga artists, Kazuki Takahashi, has died while snorkeling in southwestern Japan’s waters, the coast guard reported on Friday.
Kazuki Takahashi Found Dead
According to a Coast Guard official, the body of 60-year-old Takahashi was found floating approximately 300 meters (330 yards) off the coast of Okinawa on Wednesday.
The coast guard and the fire department discovered the body in a boat and watercraft.
The coast guard official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because their employer did not let them be named, believes he may have been dead for a few days.
A marine animal, possibly a shark, had attacked the body, but the official claimed the cause of death was still being investigated.
An abandoned car found on a beach in another region of Okinawa led authorities to identify Takahashi as the driver, tracked down by the coast guard. The driver’s license was shown on the dashboard to verify the car’s identity.
Kazuo was Takahashi’s real first name, and he used it as a child. After contacting his relatives, the coast guard official could positively identify him.
As a manga series, “Yu-Gi-Oh!” has sold over 40 million copies, but the overall number of cards in circulation is much higher at billions of documents.
Licensed cards were released in 1999. Other products associated with the property include cartoons and video games, as well as figurines and toys.
On social media, there was an outpouring of grief.
The actor who provided the vocal for the cartoon, Eric Stuart, expressed his sorrow about the development.
“This man is incredibly gifted. Stuart used the Japanese word for “teacher” on Twitter to describe the position Sensei created for him.
Cards and manga illustrations from around the world were shared by fans on the internet. Some people said it was because of this that they became interested in Japan in the first place. Everyone remembered how the cards helped them create their first connections with other people.
On Twitter and its official site, the YuGiOhNews account remarked, “We are truly grateful for the magnificent ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ universe that he has created, and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this terrible time.”
Yu-Gi-Oh! conjured a distinct world for the Georgian ambassador to Japan, Teimuraz Lezhava.
“I will never forget the thrill of playing the game,” he remarked on his official Japanese Twitter account.
Children and the young at heart were enthralled by Takahashi’s artwork, which featured mechanical monsters and wizard-like creatures on the cards. During the height of the fad, some items saw a significant increase in their price.
In 1999, the organizers of a “Yu-Gi-Oh!” event in a Tokyo baseball stadium had to call in riot police because so many youngsters and parents showed up to buy the cards.
“Yu-Gi-Oh!” is a game in which two players face off against each other, each given a deck of cards with distinct powers. To begin the game, each player has 8,000 “life points,” which are depleted as the cards they hold lose value.
Yugi Muto, a card-playing prodigy, is the film’s protagonist, a young child with spiky blonde hair. “Yu-Gi-Oh” translates to “king of games,” and this is what the game is all about.
The “ultra rare” and “secret rare” cards, which physically have glitter on them, are the most powerful in the game. Many customers bought more packs or cartons since they couldn’t find the cards quickly.
Like other Japanese cartoons and game works like Pokemon, “Yu-Gi-Oh!” was a big hit in the West.
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