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Have you ever wondered where Yu-Gi-Oh comes to life? Why, it all happens in Kazuki Takahashi’s studio, that’s where. Let’s have a look inside!

As 2ch recently pointed out, in the Jump-Ryu! Volume 8 video from a while back, we got a look at where Takahashi creates. Jump-Ryu takes viewers into the studios of famous manga artists, like Eiichiro Oda, shedding light on how these artists work and think.

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Upon arriving, the camera is greeted by Takahashi’s dog, which will remind Yu-Gi-Oh players of the Shiba Warrior Taro card.

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This room houses various Yu-Gi-Oh merchandise. and mementos.

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Like these Yu-Gi-Oh rollerblades.

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There is a game room with a pool table. Takahashi says he doesn’t much play pool, but staff do.

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The light fixture above it.

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Under a nearby staircase are collectibles from Star Wars, Alien, Terminator, and more.

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Takahashi said he began collecting these about ten year ago, and likes the Alien design in particular.

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This is the in-house bar, where he and staff get together for drinks.

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The studio has a movie theater, too.

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Takahashi says he’s never counted to see how many movies he has, but guesses the number is around 5,000.

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His favorite is Jaws.

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I always like looking at people’s book shelves.

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Here is Takahashi’s work space.

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Right behind his desk is a Millennium Falcon.

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He now has a tablet.

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But Takahashi’s work still starts on white paper with a mechanical pencil.

For more on Shonen Jump, check out its official English site, and for more on Yu-Gi-Oh, you can see the worldwide card game site here and the series’ official site right here.


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