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Kazuki Takahashi, the author of Yu-Gi-Oh, Died While Saving 3 People From Drowning – Japan Inside


Kazuki Takahashi, the renowned author of the “Yu-Gi-Oh!” manga series, died a “hero” after he plunged into a riptide to try to save an 11-year-old girl, her mother, and a serviceman who were drowning.   

Kazuki Takahashi died while saving 3 people

The 60-year-old went missing on July 4 off the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, and it was first believed that he had perished while snorkeling.     

The tragedy has now been clarified, by a recently published report from the US Department of Defense, which reveals Mr. Takahashi put himself in danger to save 3 people.   

Kazuki Takahashi died while saving 3 people

Additionally, the other person engaged in the rescue effort was Major Robert Bourgeau, a 49-year-old U.S. Army commander and scuba diving trainer.  

He remarked, “The circumstances were tremendously, really difficult.”    

In addition to saving the 11-year-old child, he also went back for her mother, who was also having trouble surviving in the current.  

Maj. Bourgeau claimed, “I just kicked for all life,” stating he was soon growing “exhausted” and at one point even believed he would not live.  

Kazuki Takahashi

Mr. Takahashi also dived in to aid the last casualty, a 39-year-old American soldier, at some point during the rescue.  

“He is a hero.” Maj. Bourgeau remarked, “He died attempting to save another person’s life.  

The 2 diving pupils of the 49-year-old serviceman briefly spotted Mr. Takahashi from the shoreline before he vanished under the waves, contrary to what the serviceman said in his witness testimony that he never saw him in the sea.   

Kazuki Takahashi died while saving 3 people

The gang was nearly sucked underneath by the treacherous undercurrent as well as the unrelenting six-foot waves that were pounding the shore.   

Two days after going missing, Mr. Takahashi was reportedly discovered 328 yards offshore and hauled from the ocean, according to Japanese media, including public broadcaster NHK.    

“Yu-Gi-Oh!” featured in Shonen Jump, is a Japanese monthly comic book, from 1996 until 2004.   

Kazuki Takahashi died while saving 3 people

It portrayed the tale of Yugi, a young man who discovers his inner Egyptian pharaoh after receiving an antique puzzle. The manga inspired a media franchise that included an anime series, movies, and a trading card game.   

The 38-book series was later released by Shueisha, a major Japanese publisher. While writing under a pseudonym, Mr. Takahashi used his first name, Kazuo. 



Source: Dailymail

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