Manga artist Kazuki Takahashi, best known as the creator of the manga “Yu-Gi-Oh! In response to the news of his death, the writers of the manga series “Shukan Shonen Jump” (published by Shueisha), which went on sale on March 25, all expressed their condolences in a commentary at the end of the magazine.
Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the popular manga “ONE PIECE,” which resumed in the same issue after a one-month absence and entered its final chapter, said, “‘Yu-Gi-Oh! Fans will always play in the world created by Takahashi-sensei. Gassho!”.
Mr. Takahashi made his serial debut in 1986, and his best-known work, “Yu-Gi-Oh,” was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from September 1996 to March 2004. The fictional card game “Magic & Wizards,” which appeared in the story, became a hot topic, and the story revolved around the game. Later, the cast was renewed and the series began airing on TV in Tokyo in 2000 and has been broadcast to this day as the “Yu-Gi-Oh!” series, although the main characters have changed since then.
”Magic & Wizards” was commercialized as “Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game: Duel Monsters” and was recognized by Guinness World Records as the “world’s best-selling trading card game” in 2011 when it sold a total of 25.17 billion cards. It has become popular all over the world.