Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi attended San Diego Comic-Con 2015, and during the festivities he was presented with the convention’s prestigious Inkpot Award. The award, which recognizes “individuals for their contributions to the world of comics, science fiction/fantasy, film, television, animation, and fandom services,” celebrates the way Takahashi has introduced manga to fans around the globe.
When Takahashi learned he was receiving the award, he said, “I am deeply honored to receive Comic-Con’s Inkpot Award and am humbled to be held in the same regard as the revered animators, authors, filmmakers and artists that have been recognized for their passion and contributions to the arts.”
San Diego Comic-Con presented the first Inkpot Award in 1974. Past recipients include Ray Bradbury, Dr. Seuss, Frank Capra, Steven Spielberg, Jim Henson, Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, Stan Lee, Charles Schulz, Todd McFarlane, and Art Clokey.