Kazuki Takahashi

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Kazuki Takahashi
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Takahashi in 2005
Born(1961-10-04)October 4, 1961
Tokyo, Japan
DiedJuly 4, 2022(2022-07-04) (aged 60)
Nago, Okinawa, Japan
Cause of deathDrowning caused by a shark attack
Other namesKazuo Takahashi (高橋 一雅, Takahashi Kazuo)
OccupationManga artist, animator, anime director and writer
Years active1981–2022
Known forYu-Gi-Oh!
Websitestudio-dice.com

Kazuki Takahashi (高橋 和希, Takahashi Kazuki, also known as Kazuo Takahashi (高橋 一雅, Takahashi Kazuo); October 4, 1961 – July 4, 2022)[1][2][3] was a Japanese manga artist and game creator. He was best known for creating Yu-Gi-Oh!.

On July 6, 2022, Takahashi was found dead off the shore of Nago, Japan.[4] Takahashi had been wearing snorkeling gear at the time of his death.[5] It was discovered that he was attacked by a Blacktip reef shark and drowned on July 4, 2022.[6][7]

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  1. "人気漫画「遊☆戯☆王」作者 高橋和希さん 沖縄 名護で死去". NHKニュース (in Japanese). NHK. 2022-07-07. Retrieved 2022-07-07.
  2. "「死体らしきものが浮いている」 沖縄の海岸 300m沖に男性遺体 死後1~2日か". 沖縄タイムス+プラス (in Japanese). Okinawa Times. 2022-07-07. Retrieved 2022-07-07.
  3. "KAZUKI TAKAHASHI". www.kidswb.com. Archived from the original on October 20, 2001. Retrieved May 25, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. https://www.siliconera.com/yu-gi-oh-manga-creator-kazuki-takahashi-has-died/
  5. Pineda, Rafael (2022-07-07). "Yu-Gi-Oh Manga Creator Kazuki Takahashi Passes Away at 60". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2022-07-07.
  6. "Author of manga 'Yu-Gi-Oh' Kazuki Takahashi found dead, NHK says". The Japan Times. 2022-07-07. Retrieved 2022-07-07.
  7. Shiroshima, Hayato (July 11, 2022). 「遊戯王」作者の高橋和希さん、死因は溺死 司法解剖の結果. Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). Retrieved July 11, 2022.