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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. 

Bandai Releases Pot of Greed from ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ for $105

Premium Bandai has created a real-life replica of the popular Pot of Greed item from the hit anime series “Yu-Gi-Oh!” for the price of 11,550 yen ($105).

The Pot of Greed, which has a 1:1 scale representation, was meticulously handcrafted by potters in the traditional style of Mino Province, now Gifu prefecture, and painted with all of the accurate details from its source material, according to SoraNews24.

Incredibly Rare ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Card on Sale for $402,000 By Japanese Collector

Trading cards don’t normally cost the same as a brand new car, but this one-of-a-kind “Yu-Gi-Oh!” card, the Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, can actually buy you a house as well as a car or two.

Twitter user @saku06s is selling his Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon card for a whopping 45 million yen ($402,000). It is currently displayed on Card Shop Spiral in Akihabara, Japan, which specializes in rare, expensive trading cards, according to SoraNews24.

Father Sells Ultra Rare ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Collection Worth $20,000 for Daughter’s Education

One avid “Yu-Gi-Oh!” collector from Japan, who goes by the Twitter handle @KnightMiyabi, recently sold his super rare cards in pristine condition and are believed to be worth more than $5,000 each.

The man parted ways with his epic collection of Blue Eyes White Dragon cards — famously used by the anime/manga character Seto Kaiba in “Yu-Gi-Oh!” — to make sure his daughter’s future education is secure.