Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi passes away at age 60

    His legacy continues through countless fans around the world.

    Renowned Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi has passed away at age 60. The circumstances surrounding the creator’s death are currently under investigation.

    Japan Coast Guard found Takahashi dead off the coast of Nago, Okinawa in snorkling equipment on July 6 at 10:30 a.m. JST. His body was identified today, July 7, and the investigation is underway according to NHK. His death could have been the result of a diving accident or equipment malfunction, but such details are not confirmed at this time.

    Yu-Gi-Oh! touched the lives of millions through the manga, anime, card game, and various video games. The manga first serialized in 1996 and ran until 2004. The original Yu-Gi-Oh! would usher in a major Japanese multimedia franchise that continues strong to this day. His legacy carries on unbroken.

    Thank you for all the Yu-Gi-Oh! memories, Kazuki Takahashi, and may you rest in peace.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: [email protected]

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