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Yu-Gi-Oh: the farewell of Weekly Shonen Jump to the master Kazuki Takahashi

by Harry Brown

On 6 July 2022, the body of Kazuki Takahashi, creator of the franchise, was found at sea, off the coast of Nago, in the Okinawa archipelago. Yu-Gi-Oh and author of the manga of the same name published on WSJ from 1996 to 2004. While waiting for information to shed light on the incident, the editorial staff of the magazine shared a touching message.

There disappearance of such an important figurewhich has been able to give life to one of the best known brands in the world, both thanks to the numerous animated transpositions that have distorted the initial idea, and above all for the lucky one collectible card game marketed by Konamiin constant expansion, was greeted with immense sadness by many colleagues, authors, voice actors, and obviously by fans.

For this reason Shonen Jump, with whom the author has worked for a long time, commented on his departure: “it was an honor to have worked as publisher of Kazuki Takahashi for 20 yearsthe. We, and the millions of fans, are very saddened by the news, and we will miss the spirit, the strength, and the incredible effort he put into telling the stories of him. Yu-Gi-Oh’s impact and legacy will last forever“.

Finally, remember that the franchise will continue to expand even with new manga, such as Yu-Gi-Oh OCG Stories currently underway on V-Jump.

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