The world of anime and manga’s famous series creator Yu-Gi-Oh! lost a legend this week with the passing of Kazuki Takahashi at age 60.
Takahashi’s body was found 300 meters off the shore of Nago, near the coast of Awa in Okinawa, by Japanese Coast Guard officers after a civilian reported the same.
The cause of death has not been clear yet, but from his body coast guard suspected that he might be attacked by a group of reef shark while snorkeling & even police have also identified some wounds on the lower part of his body.
After the news spread in the media manga series fan’s eagerly searching to know more about him. So we have brought some interesting facts & information about our beloved Kazuki Takahashi.
Kazuki Takahashi Career
Takahashi was best known for his work on the massively popular Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, which he began serializing in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1996.
The series tells the story of a young boy named Yugi Mutou, who solves an ancient Egyptian puzzle that unleashes dark forces.
The series was adapted into an anime series in 2000, which ran for four seasons until 2004.
Takahashi was also responsible for creating several other successful manga series, including Yu-Gi-Oh!. Takahashi’s other major works include the manga series Galaxy Express 999 and Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, Kazuki-san and Akiko-san, as well as the children’s book Let’s Play Kazuki-san.
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Outside of his work in manga, Takahashi was also an accomplished painter and sculptor.
Kazuki Takahashi Personal Life
Not much is publicly known about Kazuki Takahashi’s personal life. He was born in Tokyo, Japan on october 4, 1961. He married his wife, Rumiko, in 1992 and they have two daughters together.
Takahashi was a private person who preferred to let his work speak for itself. In a 2008 interview with Japanese magazine ASCII, he said that he enjoyed playing golf and tennis in his free time. Takahashi also revealed that he was a fan of the manga series One Piece and the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Takahashi’s legacy will live on through his beloved creation, which has spawned an immensely popular anime series, trading card game, and merchandise line. Fans around the world are mourning the loss of a true visionary.
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