Yu-Gi-Oh Creator Died Trying To Help US Soldier Save Three People From Drowning In Riptide In Japan

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Kazuki Takahashi, writer of the favored ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ manga collection, died a “hero” after diving into excessive gear in an try to rescue an 11-year-old woman, her mom and a soldier who had been drowning.

The 60-year-old disappeared off the coast of Okinawa, in southern Japan, on July 4, and was initially considered snorkeling when he died.

But a just lately launched report from the US Department of Defense has now make clear the tragedy, revealing that Mr. Takahashi put himself at risk to avoid wasting three strangers.

Major Robert Bourgeau, a 49-year-old United States Army officer and diving teacher, was additionally within the unforgiving waters making an attempt the rescue.

“The circumstances had been actually robust,” he mentioned.

Kazuki Takahashi, author of the popular 'Yu-Gi-Oh!'  manga series, died a 'hero' after diving into high gear in an attempt to save an 11-year-old girl

Kazuki Takahashi, writer of the favored ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ manga collection, died a ‘hero’ after diving into excessive gear in an try to avoid wasting an 11-year-old woman

The 60-year-old disappeared off the coast of Okinawa (pictured), southern Japan, on July 4 and was initially considered snorkeling when he died

He was capable of save the 11-year-old woman and soar again in entrance of her mom, who additionally struggled to maintain her head above water within the present.

I simply kicked for the remainder of my life,’ recalled Major Bourgeau, noting that he rapidly grew to become ‘exhausted’ and at one level even feared he wouldn’t survive.

At one level through the rescue, Mr. Takahashi additionally jumped in to assist the remaining sufferer – a 39-year-old US soldier.

“He’s a hero. He died attempting to avoid wasting another person,’ mentioned Major Bourgeau.

The 49-year-old soldier mentioned in his testimony that he by no means noticed Mr Takahashi within the water, however his two diving college students briefly noticed him from shore earlier than disappearing beneath the waves.

A just lately launched report from the US Department of Defense has now make clear the tragedy, revealing that Mr. Takahashi put himself at risk to avoid wasting three strangers.

The manga spawned a media franchise, together with a buying and selling card recreation, anime collection, and flicks

While there was a harmful undertow, relentless six-foot waves additionally crashed down, making a vortex impact and primarily sucking the group underwater.

Japanese media, together with public broadcaster NHK, mentioned Takahashi was discovered some 328 meters offshore and pulled from the water two days after he disappeared.

“Yu-Gi-Oh!” appeared within the Japanese weekly comics journal Shonen Jump between 1996 and 2004.

It instructed the story of Yugi, an adolescent who receives an historical puzzle that awakens in him the alter ego of an Egyptian pharaoh.

The manga spawned a media franchise, together with a buying and selling card recreation, an anime collection, and flicks.

It was later printed as a collection of 38 books by the Japanese publishing home Shueisha.

Mr. Takahashi wrote below a pseudonym and his actual first title was Kazuo.

“Yu-Gi-Oh!” appeared within the Japanese weekly comics journal Shonen Jump . between 1996 and 2004

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