Published on January 5th, 2022
A Facebook post has recently gone viral on Japanese social media, which tells the story of a mother, who changed the gravestone of his recently deceased son who was a huge fan of Yu-gi-oh.
Facebook user Virginia Denley Hill posted in a Fb group that her son passed away while battling with cancer this year,. As he was a huge fan of Yu-Gi-oh, she decided to change his gravestone to Yu-Gi-oh card to reflect his passion.
“I hope this is allowed. My son passed away in April this year after a battle with cancer. He was a great fan and collector of Yu-Gi-Oh! (And others), that’s we decided to have his tombstone reflect his passion. We are so happy with it that I know he would want to share it with others who appreciate it. The stonemason took his time to make sure it was almost identical to a card” She wrote in the post.
Among the comments on Japanese forum, users can be seen appreciating this gesture, however, some users Jokingly said this could be a copyright infringement of the Yu-Gi-oh franchise.
Yu-Gi-Oh! tells the tale of Yugi Mutou, a timid young boy who loves all sorts of games, but is often bullied around. One day, he solves an ancient puzzle known as the Millennium Puzzle, causing his body to play host to a mysterious spirit with the personality of a gambler. From that moment onwards, whenever Yugi or one of his friends is threatened by those with darkness in their hearts, this other Yugi shows himself and challenges them to dangerous Shadow Games which reveal the true nature of someone’s heart, the losers of these contests often being subjected to a dark punishment called a Penalty Game. Whether it be cards, dice, or role-playing board games, he will take on challenges from anyone, anywhere.
As the series progresses, Yugi and his friends learn that this person inside of his puzzle is actually the spirit of a nameless Pharaoh from Ancient Egyptian times, who had lost his memories. As Yugi and his companions attempt to help the Pharaoh regain his memories, they find themselves going through many trials as they wager their lives facing off against gamers that wield the mysterious Millennium Items and the dark power of the Shadow Games
© 高橋 和 希 (著) / 集 英 社