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Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator, Kazuki Takahashi Passes Away At 60

Kazuki Takahashi, (Kazuo Takahashi), was found dead off the coast of Nago city in the Okinawa Prefecture by The Japan Coast Guard. As reported by NHK and ANN, on Wednesday around 10:30 AM, The Japan Coast Guard was alerted that a body was seen drifting from the coast off the resort city of Nago by a person on a boat.

Kazuki Takahashi at the MAGIC 2019 opening ceremony
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According to NHK, A firefighter rushed to the scene and rescued the man but was later confirmed dead. Reportedly, Takahashi was wearing snorkeling equipment, and was visiting Okinawa alone. The Japan Coast Guard has also reported that Takahashi’s body has no visible scratches on his body, but there is an active investigation to find out the manner of death.

Screenshot from NHK “人気漫画「遊☆戯☆王」作者 高橋和希さん 沖縄 名護で死去” News Segment | Soruce

Takahashi created the most notable and popular anime franchises of all time, Yugioh! Takahashi’s career began in 1990 having his first manga, Tokiō no taka (Fighting Hawk) published in 1990, followed by Tennenshoku Danji Buray (天然色男児BURAY), from 1991 to 1992. In 1996, Takahashi created Yugioh! which led to the creation of the Yugioh Trading Card Game. From its inspection, Takahashi has continued to supervise the creation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga since the end of the original manga’s run, from 1996 through 2004.

Background: Promo for YuGiOh! Anime OVA by Toei animation | Left: YuGiOh! Vol.1 Manga | Right: Deck of YuGiOh! Cards

To this day YuGiOh! has been seen, watched, read and played by millions of fans through the world, making it one of the most internationally notible, anime franchises of all time. In 2015, Takahashi received the Inkpot award from Comic-Con International for his outstanding contributions to comicbooks, animation and fandom.

Kazuki Takahashi with his Inkpot award from Comic-Con International

Recently, Takahashi collaborated with Marvel to illustrate Marvel’s Secret Reverse Marvel Comics, which was released in the U.S. on June 14th of this year (Orignally released in Japan on, 02-04-2020).

Marvel’s Secret Reverse Paperback – June 14, 2022

Anime Expo 2019: The calm before the Storm

Ever wondered how the Los Angeles Convention Center looks like without thousands of Anime Expo attendees? We went to the convention center early during the week of Anime Expo 2019 and captured some of the empty rooms and corridors.

Outside the convention center during Day -1, No lines. Day -1 was dedicated to setting up AX and badge pick up for exhibitors and guests.

As seen in the photos, AX staff were still setting up in preparation for Day 0. Empty, the convention center’s size and beauty really stand out.

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Stay tuned for our upcoming article on Anime Expo 2019 and our Anime Expo 2019 interview with voice actress, Faye Mataand Hotel Hazbin creator, Vivienne Medrano! This and more coming soon!

The NEW Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie is here…well Almost

Are ready to w-w-w-watch the NEW Yu-Gi-Oh! movie?

Its been 17 year since the release of the FIRST Yu-GI-OH! movie!

Like Pokemon and Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh! has been a huge part of most of our childhoods. From the 4Kids dubbed Anime series to the famous Trading Card Game. This is one those anime franchises with quite a history…

…and our Movie timeline begins:

 

  • 30 minute Yu-Gi-Oh! movie (1999)

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Not many people know about the 30 minute movie that revolves around a certain boy named, Shōgo Aoyama, who is targeted by Seto Kaiba after obtaining a powerful rare card; the legendary Red-Eyes Black Dragon. Not much can be said on this movie. The movie was released by Toei Company in theaters on March 6, 1999 and on video cassette on November 21, 1999.

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light (2004)

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Though met with an overwhelmingly negative response from critics and possibly the least successful movie in the series, Pyramid of Light  was probably still part of most Yu-Gi-Oh! fan’s childhood. This was the first and last movie to have been made in America AND Japan.

  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time (2010)

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The first movie to be set in 3D . The movie release to celebrate the series 10th Anniversary. The movie was also met with negative response stating that movie was to created to increase the sale of cards. Though UK Anime Network praised the film “for keeping its focus and plot progression impeccable tight”, which made it “an intense, non-stop experience”. This movie is also the first to feature the main characters from three of the franchise’s anime series (YuseiYugi & Jaden) and links to the story of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s.

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions (2016)

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Going back to franchise’s original plot, according to  Yu-Gi-Oh! panel at Comic Con 2015, The film’s story is set after the events of the original manga.  According to The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper’s MAiDiGiTV YouTube Channel, The film is an original story and will feature Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba as its main characters. The film is slated for release in Japan on April 23, 2016. No word, YET, on out japan release dates! We will keep you Updated!

 

Check out the Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions promo video: