Takeshi Obata - God of the Manga World

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Takeshi Obata, who was born on February 11th, 1969 in Niigata Prefecture is a Japanese manga aritst. He works as the artist in collaboration with a writer.. He originally became noticed in 1985 when he took a prize in the Tezuka Award for his one shot 500 Kōnen no Kaiwa.[1] Joining the Weekly Shonen Jump staff, he mentored under Makoto Niwano before starting his first major series, writing and drawing Cyborg Jii-chan G in 1989. Having difficulty for several years in finding a hit, Obata began collaborating with other writers on their stories. He finally began the series that established his name when he teamed with Yumi Hotta on Hikaru no Go starting in 1998. He is most well-known as the artist of Hikaru no Go, and Death Note. Obata is rare among shōnen artists not only for the detail of his drawings, but in his penchant for fashion, the characters he draws often wear stylish clothes and trendy items like the latest fashionable scarf, tie or handbag. Although all his works are based on the others’ scripts, the character designs’re completely decided by himself. His art-style is very unique, I’m sure you’ll be impressed by Obata Takeshi’s vivid imagination, Gothic and Visual Kei fashion in his works once you have the chance to read Death Note, Hikaru no Go or several of his one-shots. Now I want to say something about my favourite manga of all times: Death Note. This is the most popular among his works. It has an interesting storyline, with many impressive plot twists. Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects--and he's bored out of his mind. But everything changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil and become God of the new world. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose...
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