Takeshi Obata

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Birthday
11, 1969
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
11, 1969 (age 50)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Famous for his artwork on the Japanese manga series Bakuman, Death Note, and Hikaru no Go, he received the 1989 Tezuka Award; the 1999 Shogakukan Manga Award; and the 2003 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.

Before Fame

He began his rise to fame in the mid-1980s, after publishing an acclaimed manga titled 500 Konen no Shinwa.

Trivia

Death Note, his collaboration with writer Tsugumi Ohba, inspired an anime series and multiple films and had sold more than twenty-five million copies by 2008.

Family Life

He spent his youth in Niigata, Japan.

Associated With

He became the mentor of Rurouni Kenshin manga artist Nobuhiro Watsuki.