EXCLUSIVE: Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata Spotlight

Read our full interviews with the co-creators of Bakuman and watch Obata Sensei draw your favorite characters!
By May 28, 2012

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To celebrate Bakuman, the inspirational manga about manga, SJ Alpha had the chance to interview storywriter Tsugumi Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata! The renown duo first paired up with the massive hit Death Note, and their success continued with their next hit series Bakuman. Read our interviews with both creators and watch Obata Sensei work his magic!

Takeshi Obata Interview (available in the May 7 issue of Weekly SJ Alpha)
Tsugumi Ohba Interview (available in the May 21 issue of Weekly SJ Alpha)


SJ Alpha Members Only!

Only annual SJ Alpha members get to have the full Bakuman creator spotlight experience, plus members-only content like Creator Sketch Videos!

Obata & Ohba Full Interview
Takeshi Obata Creator Sketch Video

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About the Creator...

Takeshi Obata

Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 in Niigata, Japan, and is the artist of Hikaru no Go, which won the 2003 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize: Shinsei "New Hope" award and the 2000 Shogakukan Manga award. Obata is also the artist of Arabian Majin Bokentan Lamp Lamp, Ayatsuri Sakon, Cyborg Jichan G. and the smash-hit manga Death Note. His last series, Bakuman, was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.

Tsugumi Ohba

Tsugumi Ohba was born in Tokyo, Tsugumi Ohba is the author of the hit series Death Note. His last series, Bakuman, was also serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.

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Obata & Ohba Full Interview
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