He was a true hero until the end of his days…
The creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! He passed away on July 4, 2022 and we finally know the reason: behind his death, was the heroic act of rescuing three people. Kazuki Takahashi, mentioned above, was recognized by a US military officer who was at the scene and was able to shed some light on the icon’s passing, according to Star and Stripes. The officer, Major Robert Bourgeau, was training two students in diving at the Mermaid’s Grotto when the incident occurred.
Around 2 p.m. on July 4, Bourgeau saw a distraught Japanese woman pointing at her 11-year-old daughter and a soldier American who were caught in a riptide offshore. Waves of several meters broke in the area, causing an underwater eddy, making it difficult to escape.
According to a latest report Kazuki Takahashi, mangaka of Yu-Gi-Oh! who passed away on July 4th this year died while trying to save three people who were stuck in a deadly riptide on Okinawa beach.
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Bourgeau and one student went into the water while the other student called emergency services for help. As Bourgeau carried the girl to safety, her mother was also caught in the tide. At some point during the rescue, Takahashi also entered the water, where Bourgeau’s students spotted him before he disappeared under the waves..
“You play that ‘but now I’m going to use this card and…’ game a lot,” Bourgeau said. “This guy had a huge impact on the world.” The body of Takahashi, the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! it was found two days later about 1,000 feet offshore in Awa, Nago City, a Japan Coast Guard spokesman said by phone on Oct. 4. His rental car was later found at Mermaid’s Grotto, the spokesman said.
At some point during the rescue, Takahashi entered the water, Bourgeau said. He said that he did not see the Japanese icon during the ordeal. Bourgeau’s students glimpsed him until he disappeared beneath the waves. “He’s a hero,” Bourgeau said of Takahashi. “He died trying to save someone else.Bourgeau said he took the women to the shallows and came back for the soldier. He tried to help him out of the whirlpool, but he soon ran out of power and in danger of drowning.
Yu-Gi-Oh! its origin thanks to Takahazhi
Yu-Gi-Oh! is the first anime series translated and broadcast in the West of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. In Japan it is known as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel of Monsters), as previously Toei Animation adapted part of the manga story to anime. That first version was simply titled Yu-Gi-Oh!.
Excluding the Toei series and movie, Yu-Gi-Oh! spans 224 episodes, adding to these two movies (The Pyramid of Light and Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond Time) and 12 special episodes of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters. It also has a remastering, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 20th Remaster (遊☆戯☆王 デュエルモンスターズ ２０ｔｈ Ｒｅｍａｓｔｅｒ), started on February 7, 2015.