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‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ creator Kazuki Takahashi’s cause of death confirmed after autopsy

  • Kazuki Takahashi, the 60-year-old Japanese artist behind the hit manga series “Yu-Gi-Oh!,” was confirmed to have died by drowning in the sea in Okinawa, Japan, according to an autopsy report.
  • Takahashi was spotted floating off the coast of Nago on July 6.
  • The artist was reportedly found lying face down wearing a black T-shirt and snorkeling gear without underwear or swim trunks on.
  • Takahashi had injuries to his abdomen and lower body that are now believed to have been caused by marine animals after he drowned.
  • Authorities are still investigating the cause of Takahashi’s drowning.

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 body of Takahashi, 60, was spotted floating off the coast of Nago at about 10:30 a.m. JST on July 6. He was found lying face down in a black T-shirt and snorkeling gear and reportedly had no underwear or swim trunks on. 

‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ creator Kazuki Takahashi, 60, found dead at sea in Okinawa

  • Kazuki Takahashi, the 60-year-old Japanese artist behind the hit manga series “Yu-Gi-Oh!,” was found dead in the sea in Okinawa on Wednesday.
  • His body was reportedly found wearing snorkeling gear and floating about 1,000 feet off the coast of Nago.
  • Authorities are currently investigating the cause of his death.
  • Takahashi’s success came in 1996 when his manga series “Yu-Gi-Oh!” was first published. It spawned a renowned media franchise that includes TV and movie adaptations, spin-off series, video games and a popular trading card game that has sold billions of cards worldwide.

Kazuki Takahashi, the artist behind the hit manga series “Yu-Gi-Oh!,” was found dead in the sea in Okinawa, Japan. 

Takahashi, 60, was reportedly found wearing snorkeling gear and floating about 1,000 feet offshore the coast of Nago at about 10:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday.