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Kazuki Takahashi

Visual Artist

Kazuki Takahashi (高橋 和希, Takahashi Kazuki, also 高橋 一雅, born October 4, 1961 in Tokyo) is a Japanese manga artist and game creator, best known for creating the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. Takahashi started as a manga artist in 1982. His first work was Tokiō no Tsuma (闘輝王の鷹), published in 1990. One of his earliest works, Tennenshoku Danji Buray (天然色男児BURAY), was published from 1991 to 1992 and lasted two volumes. Takahashi did not find success until 1996, when he created Yu-Gi-Oh! Takahashi's Yu-Gi-Oh! manga led to the creation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game published by Konami. Originally intended as a one-shot in the manga's episodic introduction of new games, the game was named "Magic and Wizards" as a reference to the card game Magic: The Gathering and its publishing company Wizards of the Coast (the card game's name was changed to "Duel Monsters" in the anime adaptations). However, Shueisha, the publisher of the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine, received so many letters and fan-mail asking about "Magic and Wizards" that Takahashi decided to extend it. Takahashi collaborated with Yoshio Sawai by drawing a picture of Yugi for Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, where he pops out of Bobobo's afro at one point.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1961-10-04
Place of birth
Tokyo

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