Born in Tokyo, Tsugumi Ohba is the author of the hit series Death Note. His current series Bakumanis serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 in Niigata, Japan, and is the artist of the wildly popular SHONEN JUMP title Hikaru no Go, which won the 2003 Tezuka Shinsei "New Hope" award and the Shogakukan Manga award. Obata is also the artist of Arabian Majin Bokentan, Lamp Lamp, Ayatsuri Sakon, and Cyborg Jichan G, and the smash hit manga Death Note. His current series Bakumanis serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.