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Death of mangaka Kazuki Takahashi, creator of the famous Yu-Gi-Oh!

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Japanese mangaka Kazuki Takahashi, author of the popular manga Yu Gi Oh!died at the age of 60 following a possible diving accident, we learned on Thursday.

The body of Mr. Takahashi was found on Wednesday morning off the coast of Okinawa department, in southern Japan, after the coastguards received an emergency call, a member of the Agence France-Presse told Agence France-Presse. Nago City Coast Guard.

He wore a t-shirt, a mask [de plongée]a snorkel and flipperssaid this source, adding that an investigation was underway and that the theses of an accidental or criminal death were both considered at this stage.

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Kazuki Takahashi in March 2005 at the Leipzig Book Fair, Germany

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manga Yu Gi Oh!originally published in the Japanese magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump between 1996 and 2004, features Yugi, a teenager who receives a gift of a puzzle containing the spirit of an Egyptian pharaoh, who takes possession of the young man’s body.

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Subsequently published in the form of a series of 38 volumes by the Japanese publisher Shueisha, and in French by the publishing house Kana, the manga has been the subject of two adaptations in animation series and two others in animated films.

The license was also adapted in the form of a trading and trading card game which was a worldwide success.

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