Over the summer, Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi was found dead aged 60 in the sea near Nago, Japan.
And now, new details have now emerged about Takahashi's death that paint him as a hero.
According to IGN, Takahashi was performing a ‘selfless act of heroism’ and leapt into waters in a bid to save three others from a riptide.
Takahashi had reportedly seen that US Army officer, Maj. Robert Bourgeau, was trying to rescue the trio from choppy waters and jumped in to help - although this was unbeknownst to Bourgeau at the time.
Several witnesses say they saw glimpses of Takahashi in the water until he disappeared beneath the waves.
Takahashi’s body was found two days later around 1,000 feet offshore, while his rental car was located at Mermaid's Grotto.
Speaking to military news website