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Tsugumi Ohba is the author of the hit series Death Note, Bakuman and Platinum End. Takeshi Obata Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 in Niigata, Japan, and first achieved international recognition as the artist of the wildly popular Shonen Jump title Hikaru no Go, which won the 2003 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize: Shinsei "New Hope" Award and the 2000 Shogakukan Manga Award. He went on to illustrate the smash hit Death Note as well as the hugely successful manga Bakuman, All You Need Is Kill and Platinum End.
— biography from Death Note, Volume 1: Boredom
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Death Note, Volume 1: Boredom 2,580 copies, 87 reviews
Death Note, Volume 2: Confluence 1,773 copies, 30 reviews
Death Note, Volume 3: Hard Run 1,584 copies, 26 reviews
Death Note, Volume 4: Love 1,461 copies, 19 reviews
Death Note, Volume 5: Whiteout 1,345 copies, 20 reviews
Death Note, Volume 6: Give-and-Take 1,225 copies, 14 reviews
Death Note, Volume 7: Zero 1,201 copies, 11 reviews
Death Note, Volume 8: Target 1,124 copies, 13 reviews
Death Note, Volume 9: Contact 1,034 copies, 10 reviews
Death Note, Volume 10: Deletion 982 copies, 8 reviews
Death Note, Volume 12: Finis 939 copies, 18 reviews
Death Note Black Edition, Vol. 1 641 copies, 14 reviews
Death Note: How to Read 511 copies, 3 reviews
Death Note 436 copies, 15 reviews
Bakuman. 1: Yume to Genjitsu 427 copies, 16 reviews
Death Note Black Edition, Vol. 2 353 copies, 4 reviews
Bakuman. 2: Choco to Akamaru 245 copies, 5 reviews
Bakuman. 3: Debyuu to Aseri 218 copies, 2 reviews
Bakuman. 4: Denwa to Zen'ya 196 copies, 3 reviews
Bakuman. 6: Mucha to Konjou 149 copies, 2 reviews
Bakuman. 7: Gyagu to Shiriasu 143 copies, 1 review
Bakuman. 9: Sainou to Puraido 137 copies, 1 review
Platinum End, Vol. 1 123 copies, 1 review
Bakuman. 12: Gaka to Mangaka 117 copies, 1 review
Bakuman. 15: Hagemi to Omoi 106 copies, 1 review
Bakuman. 20: Yume to Genjitsu 101 copies, 2 reviews
Bakuman. 19: Kettei to Kanki 101 copies, 1 review
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Tsugumi Ohba is the author of the manga series Death Note. The only details known about his/her life are, as stated at the beginning of every volume of Death Note, that (s)he collects teacups, develops manga plots while holding his/her knees on a chair, and was born in Tokyo. His/her true identity is unknown, but several clues in the manga suggest that "Tsugumi Ohba" is the pen name of Hiroshi Gamō, known as an author of gag manga, which is in contrast with Death Note's dark tone, making this connection either very likely or much less likely, depending on which angle you look at it.
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