Award-winning manga artist and a veteran of the industry, Takeshi Obata debuted in 1989 with the series "Cyborg Jiichan G" (Cyborg Grandpa G), which was published in the Weekly Shonen Jump.
His illustrations in the series "Hikaru no Go" also sparked a Go game boom amongst young boys and girls. Written by Yumi Hotta, the series was published from 1998 to 2003 in Weekly Shonen Jump.
Some of his other big hits include "Death Note", written by Tsugumi Ohba and published from 2003 to 2006 in Weekly Shonen Jump, as well as "Bakuman", also written by Tsugumi Ohba and published from 2008 to 2012 in Weekly Shonen Jump. Both of these works were adapted into anime, live action movies, and had a big impact on society.
Currently, he is working with Tsugumi Ohba on their third collaboration series, "Platinum End", which is being published by Monthly Magazine Jump Square.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Otakuthon 2016 - August 5-7, 2016 in Montréal, QC, Canada