Kazuki Takahashi, a manga artist, known as the author of the manga “Yu-Gi-Oh!”, Has died. He is 60 years old. In response to this obituary, all the serialized writers mourned in the comment at the end of “Weekly Shonen Jump” (Shueisha), released on the 25th (* 19 works including one-shot works, 20 people).
Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the popular manga “ONE PIECE” (One Piece), which has resumed for the first time in a month in the same issue, said, “‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Is a revolution in the manga world !! Professor Takahashi created a play in the world. Gassho! “
Kohei Horikoshi, the author of “My Hero Academia,” said, “I am very shocked. I pray for the souls of Professor Takahashi.” In addition, the serial writers of Jump, such as “The Elusive Samurai,” “Me and Roboco,” and “Akane-banashi,” looked back on the memories of “Yu-Gi-Oh!” And missed Takahashi-san’s sudden farewell.
Mr. Takahashi made his serial debut in 1986, and his masterpiece “Yu-Gi-Oh!” It was serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” from September 1996 to March 2004. The fictional card game “Magic & Wizards” that appeared in the story became a hot topic, and when the story revolved around the game, the first TV animation on TV Asahi was broadcast in 1998. After that, the cast was renewed, and broadcasting started on TV Tokyo in 2000. And after that, although the main character changed, it was broadcast as the “Yu-Gi-Oh!” Series until now.
In addition, “Magic & Wizards” was commercialized as “Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game Duel Monsters”, and the cumulative number of sales exceeded 25.17 billion in 2011, so “Trading with the highest number of sales in the world. Certified as a “card game” by Guinness, it has become famous all over the world.