An autopsy report by the Japan Coast Guard has confirmed that “Yu-Gi-Oh!” creator Kazuki Takahashi died by drowning in the sea in Okinawa, Japan.
The artist had injuries to his abdomen and lower body that are now believed to have been caused by marine animals after he drowned.
He was reported to have been traveling alone to Okinawa with a rental car. No criminal involvement is suspected in his death.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of his drowning.
Takahashi is known for his manga series “Yu-Gi-Oh!,” which was first published in the comic magazine Weekly Shonen Jump in 1996. The manga spawned a renowned media franchise of TV and movie adaptations, video games and a popular trading card game.