At the age of sixty, Kazuki Takahashi, best known for his work as the creator of the popular manga series Yu-Gi-Oh!, has passed away.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise is one of the most well-known and successful in all of Japan’s animation and manga exports to the rest of the globe. The well-known series will continue to move people’s hearts and minds for many years to come.
Due to the fact that the series was held in such high regard, today has been a very difficult and upsetting day for the world of anime, and Kazuki Takahashi’s contribution to the field will be remembered for all time.
Kazuki Takahashi’s Net Worth
As of the year 2022, Kazuki Takahashi’s net worth was estimated to be $20 million by the website Celebrity Net Worth.
It should not come as a surprise that he has an impressive net worth given that he started working as a manga artist in the year 1982.
The majority of Kazuki’s wealth is likely attributable to his work on the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game franchise. This is because the once-popular card game eventually evolved into a manga and anime series, which resulted in the production of films such as Bonds Beyond Time, The Movie: Pyramid of Light, and 5D’s.
Yu-Gi-Oh! issued a statement in honor of the deceased founder of the organization.
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Kazuki Takahashi’s Death Can You Tell Me?
The community was taken aback when they heard the news of Kazuki Takahashi’s passing; but, how did he actually pass away?
According to a story from The Guardian, a man in his 60s was discovered dead in the water near Nago on July 6, 2022, when he was wearing snorkeling gear. The authorities are currently examining the circumstances surrounding his death.
A witness observed him floating in the ocean some 300 meters off the coast, and the Japanese Coast Guard found his body after being tipped off by the witness.
At this moment, the circumstances surrounding his passing are a mystery, and he was traveling to the well-known location when it occurred.
Social Media Has Been Flooded With Tributes
The overwhelming amount of love that Kazuki Takahashi’s devoted followers have for the artist has completely taken over social media.
“Rest in Peace, Kazuki Takahashi-sensei. We have always been inspired by your manga, and we will continue to be inspired by it for many years to come. “We will take the messages you imparted onto the world via your work and live with them till we see you again,” one of your fans commented on Twitter. “We will take the teachings you imparted onto the world through your art.”
An further user of Twitter remarked, “R.I.P. Kazuki Takahashi. Yu-Gi- Oh was such a significant presence in my formative years. From manga, which I would read when I was in elementary school, through anime, which I would watch in the mornings, and even today, I still have my old cards stored in my drawer. I am grateful to you for bringing this series to life, and I sincerely hope you are aware of the legacy you have created.
Animated by Kazuki Takahashi himself, we lost a legend that went beyond just drawing manga for his series pic.twitter.com/1v7gYHPXHC
— Jason Klum (@PokemanZ0N6) July 7, 2022