Takeshi Obata

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Takeshi Obata is a Japanese manga artist that usually works as the illustrator in collaboration with a writer.wikipedia
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Death Note

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He first gained international attention for Hikaru no Go (1998–2003) with Yumi Hotta, but is better known for Death Note (2003–2006) and Bakuman (2008–2012) with Tsugumi Ohba.
Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

Hikaru no Go

He first gained international attention for Hikaru no Go (1998–2003) with Yumi Hotta, but is better known for Death Note (2003–2006) and Bakuman (2008–2012) with Tsugumi Ohba. He then created Hikaru no Go with Yumi Hotta, which received the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1999 and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2003.
Hikaru no Go is a Japanese manga series based on the board game Go, written by Yumi Hotta and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

Tsugumi Ohba

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He first gained international attention for Hikaru no Go (1998–2003) with Yumi Hotta, but is better known for Death Note (2003–2006) and Bakuman (2008–2012) with Tsugumi Ohba.
Tsugumi Ohba is the pen name of a Japanese gensakusha or writer of manga, best known for authoring the Death Note manga series with illustrator Takeshi Obata from 2003 to 2006, which has 30 million collected volumes in circulation.

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Takeshi Obata is a Japanese manga artist that usually works as the illustrator in collaboration with a writer.
Takeshi Obata of Death Note, Tetsuo Hara of Fist of the North Star, Ryoichi Ikegami of Sanctuary, Aki Shirou and Hajime Kamoshida of Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo are all successful manga artists who have worked with writers through the majority of their careers.

Yumi Hotta

He first gained international attention for Hikaru no Go (1998–2003) with Yumi Hotta, but is better known for Death Note (2003–2006) and Bakuman (2008–2012) with Tsugumi Ohba. He then created Hikaru no Go with Yumi Hotta, which received the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1999 and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2003. Hikaru no Go with Yumi Hotta and supervised by Yukari Yoshihara (1998–2003)
She later worked with Takeshi Obata (the illustrator) and Yukari Umezawa (5-Dan, the supervisor) in the creation of Hikaru no Go.

Kentaro Yabuki

Obata has mentored several well-known manga artists, including Nobuhiro Watsuki of Rurouni Kenshin fame, Black Cat creator Kentaro Yabuki, and Eyeshield 21 artist Yusuke Murata.
His mentor was Takeshi Obata, the illustrator of Death Note, Hikaru no Go and Bakuman.

Nobuhiro Watsuki

Obata has mentored several well-known manga artists, including Nobuhiro Watsuki of Rurouni Kenshin fame, Black Cat creator Kentaro Yabuki, and Eyeshield 21 artist Yusuke Murata.
After graduating, Watsuki moved to Tokyo and worked as an assistant to Yōichi Takahashi and Takeshi Obata.

Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon

Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon, with author Sharakumaro, became his first work to be adapted into an anime.
Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon (人形(からくり) 草紙あやつり左近) is a manga series written by Masaru Miyazaki (under the alias Sharakumaro) and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

Ral Grad

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Obata served as the artist of Blue Dragon Ral Grad, a manga adaptation of the fantasy video game Blue Dragon, from December 2006 to July 2007.
Ral Ω Grad (BLUE DRAGON ラルΩグラド) is a Japanese manga series written by Tsuneo Takano and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

Bakuman

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He first gained international attention for Hikaru no Go (1998–2003) with Yumi Hotta, but is better known for Death Note (2003–2006) and Bakuman (2008–2012) with Tsugumi Ohba.
Bakuman, stylized as Bakuman。, is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the same creative team responsible for Death Note.

Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize

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He then created Hikaru no Go with Yumi Hotta, which received the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1999 and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2003.
Creative Award: Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata for Hikaru no Go

Platinum End

He began another series with Ohba called Platinum End in the December 2015 issue of Jump SQ on November 4, 2015.
Platinum End is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

Shogakukan Manga Award

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He then created Hikaru no Go with Yumi Hotta, which received the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1999 and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2003.

All You Need Is Kill

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In 2014, he drew a manga adaptation of All You Need Is Kill with Ryōsuke Takeuchi, basing the character designs on Yoshitoshi ABe's original cover to the novel.
A manga adaptation, written by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine between January and May 2014 and was also published by Viz Media in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

Makoto Niwano

Joining the Weekly Shōnen Jump staff, he mentored under Makoto Niwano before starting his first major series, writing and drawing Cyborg Jii-chan G in 1989.
He was mentor to Takeshi Obata of Hikaru no Go and Death Note fame.

Masanori Morita

In the fall of 2007, he drew the short story "Hello Baby" with writer Masanori Morita, which appeared in Jump Square.
HELLO BABY (with Takeshi Obata)

Aoi Bungaku

He provided character designs for Madhouse's anime adaptations of Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human and Natsume Sōseki's Kokoro, which are parts of the Aoi Bungaku series.
Character designs were provided by manga artists Takeshi Obata (eps.

Death Note: Light Up the New World

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He also designed a new CGI character for the 2016 Death Note: Light Up the New World live-action film.
The film is based on the manga series Death Note written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata and is a sequel to Death Note 2: The Last Name (2006), but features an original story and thematically takes place after the Death Note: New Generation mini series.

Weekly Shonen Jump (American magazine)

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It was serialized in English in the digital Weekly Shonen Jump.
Otter No.11 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata - A spin-off one-shot from the series Bakuman, published in the free SJ Alpha Yearbook 2013, mailed out to annual subscribers in December 2012.

Jump Square

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He began another series with Ohba called Platinum End in the December 2015 issue of Jump SQ on November 4, 2015. In the fall of 2007, he drew the short story "Hello Baby" with writer Masanori Morita, which appeared in Jump Square.

Nisio Isin

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with Nisio Isin, who authored the Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases novel.

Castlevania Judgment

In addition to his manga work, Obata has also done character design work for the video game Castlevania Judgment, as well as illustrating several light novels.
However, Takeshi Obata's character design was harshly criticised by David Oxford, an editor of gaming website Kombo.com.

Yukari Yoshihara

Hikaru no Go with Yumi Hotta and supervised by Yukari Yoshihara (1998–2003)
Umezawa supervised the production of Hikaru no Go, a manga about Go written by Yumi Hotta and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

Otsuichi

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"Hajime" with Otsuichi (2003)
F-sensei's Pocket (original title: F sensei no poketto), trans. Andrew Cunningham, illustrated by Takeshi Obata (Faust 1, Del Rey, 2008)