The Japanese cartoonist was wearing a snorkel when he was found off the island of Okinawa.
Kazuki Takahashi, creator of the popular manga series Yu-Gi-Oh!, was found dead Wednesday off the coast of Okinawa, southern Japan.
The 60-year-old man was wearing a snorkel, diving mask and shirt, and fins. It was discovered in the morning near Nago and identified the following day, Japanese media reports.
Takahashi was traveling alone on the island, and a car rental company reported to the Police on Wednesday that he could not contact his client.
According to reports, he was found about 300 meters from the coast with injuries on the lower part of his body and the abdomen, probably caused by sharks or other marine animals. The authorities are investigating the circumstances of the death.
Yu-Gi-Oh!, a series of cartoons in the Japanese tradition and translated as ‘The King of Games’, was published between 1996 and 2004, marking the artist’s success and inspiring a number of manga, anime and video game works.