Japanese artist who created “Yu-Gi-Oh!” found dead in the sea

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A Japanese artist who created the hit manga comic series “Yu-Gi-Oh!”, which spawned a worldwide media franchise including a trading card game, has been found dead in the sea, media reported.

Kazuki Takahashi, 60, whose real first name was Kazuo, was discovered wearing snorkelling gear and floating in the sea near Nago, in the southern island prefecture of Okinawa, early on Wednesday and identified a day later, the NHK public broadcaster reported.

Authorities are investigating his death.

“Yu-Gi-Oh!”, which means “King of Games”, debuted as a serialised comic and ran from 1996 to 2004. It features a boy who solves conflicts using various games.

It led to other series of Japanese comics known as manga, a form of comic or graphic novel with artistic roots in a traditional Japanese style, as well as video games and a card trading game that was popular around the world.

Manga star and inventor of Yu-Gi-Oh cards, Japanese cartoonist Kazuki Takahashi at the Leipzig book fair, Saturday 19 March 2005. EPA/Peter Endig

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