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Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator Takahashi Kazuki has Died


2022 looks to be a year of heavy loss in the comic and manga community. News broke today that Takahashi Kazuki, the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! has been found dead. He was 60 years old.

Takahashi, whose real name is Kazuo Takahashi, was discovered floating in the water near the Okinawa Prefecture in Japan on Wednesday. He was in snorkeling gear. The cause of death is being investigated.

Takahashi began as a manga artist in the 1980s but it was in 1996 when he created the manga series Yu-Gi-Oh! It was serialized in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. A card game later spun out from the manga.

Yu-Gi-Oh! became a massive franchise including television shows, manga, video games, and the trading card game which is consistently a top seller.

Takahashi has remained in charge of the manga’s direction through his Studio Dice imprint.

He most recently released Marvel’s Secret Reverse, a western style graphic novel published by Marvel and VIZ Media.

Duel Art Art Book Spotlights the Original Creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Duel ArtBefore it became one of the world’s longest running and most popular trading card games, the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise began as a manga by Kazuki Takahashi. Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations collects the stunning color artwork of the series’ original creator from throughout the property’s history.

Within the prestigious hardcover book, fans will find magazine covers, card artwork, rare illustrations, and rough concepts. Readers will also be treated to creative process breakdowns, and an exclusive interview with Kazuki Takahashi-sensei himself.

After 13 years in North America, Yu-Gi-Oh!’s popularity shows no signs of slowing. Any fan of the trading card game, manga, or animated series will want Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations in their collection.

Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations is in stores now.

ISBN: 978-1927925416
DETAILS: 128pg, 8.25×11.75″, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD