Seto Kaiba voice stars Kenjiro Tsuda and Eric Stuart commemorate the late, wonderful Kazuki Takahashi following the Yu-Gi-Oh! maker’s tragic death.
Kenjiro Tsuda and Eric Stuart, who voiced the fan-favorite character of Seto Kaiba in the Japanese and also English versions of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Battle Monsters anime, specifically, have both paid tribute to late Yu-Gi-Oh! developer Kazuki Takahashi.
Adhering to the information of Takahashi’s heartbreaking fatality, Tsuda required to Twitter, merely sharing a photo of a hand (presumably his own) holding a duplicate of “Blue-Eyes White Dragon,” Kaiba’s signature card from the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.
— 津田健次郎 KENJIRO TSUDA (@tsuda_ken) July 7, 2022
Stuart eulogized Takhashi on his own Twitter account. “This is unbelievably depressing information,” the voice star claimed of the mangaka’s passing. “So stunning. An astonishingly gifted male. Sensei developed a function that would assist specify my voice acting career. He when told me my version of Seto Kaiba was his favorite. SPLIT. Love, Kaiba.”
This is incredibly sad news. So shocking. An amazingly talented man. Sensei created a role that would help define my voice acting career. He once told me my version of Seto Kaiba was his favorite. RIP. Love, Kaiba. https://t.co/Bsf1P93lHY
— Eric Stuart (@eric_stuart) July 7, 2022
Stuart likewise took to Facebook to share the touching story behind an image including himself alongside Takahashi as well as Dan Green, the latter of whom articulated dual primary protagonists Yugi Muto and Yami Yugi in the English variation of Yu-Gi-Oh!. “Yugi/Yami, Sensei, and Kaiba,” Stuart wrote. “So Dan as well as I were executing among our Yu-Gi-Oh! live battles as well as were [sic] told Sensei wanted to satisfy us. It was amazing he existed to see the occasion.
” I asked what the method would be,” he proceeded. “Would we drink hands, bow, could we speak? I indicate he is the maker of the program! Anyhow, we were told to ‘play it by ear and follow his lead.’ After we got the bows and unpleasant ‘normal’ photos off the beaten track I then asked him ‘Hey, do you wish to do an Anime position with us like we make with the fans?’ The translator’s eyes stood out wide open and also silently told Sensei. He stated and grinned ‘YES!’ Here is the infamous image. Not just the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! But like everyone, a follower. RIP. Love, Kaiba.”
Takahashi’s original Yu-Gi-Oh! The anime most followers are likely acquainted with, Yu-Gi-Oh! Battle Monsters (recognized just as Yu-Gi-Oh!
While an early version of the personality voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa appeared in Toei’s series, it was the Duel Monsters anime that initially saw Tsuda enter the duty of Seto Kaiba, with Stuart voicing the character in the show’s English dub. Tsuda and also Stuart likewise voiced Kaiba in the 2004 film Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light, the offshoot collection Yu-Gi-Oh! GX as well as a variety of video games based on the franchise business.
Most just recently, Tsuda and also Stuart articulated Kaiba in the film Yu-Gi-Oh! The film was composed by Takahashi himself, serving as a direct continuation of his initial manga.
On the morning of July 6, 2022, Takahashi was located dead off the coastline of Okinawa, using snorkeling gear. He was 60 years of ages.