小畑健, 土方茂, Shigeru Hijikata, Takeši Obata
Birth:Feb 11, 1969
Hometown:Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/obataten Takeshi Obata is a Japanese manga artist that usually works as the illustrator in collaboration with a writer. He first gained international attention for Hikaru no Gohttps://anilist.co/manga/30020/HikarunoGo/ 19982003 with Yumi Hottahttps://anilist.co/staff/96889/YumiHotta but is better known for Death Notehttps://anilist.co/manga/30021/DeathNote/ 20032006 and Bakumanhttps://anilist.co/manga/39711/Bakuman/ 20082012 with Tsugumi Ohbahttps://anilist.co/staff/97111/TsugumiOhba. Obata has mentored several wellknown manga artists including Nobuhiro Watsukihttps://anilist.co/staff/96890/NobuhiroWatsuki of Rurouni Kenshinhttps://anilist.co/manga/30022/RurouniKenshinMeijiKenkakuRomantan/ fame Black Cathttps://anilist.co/manga/30040/BlackCat/ creator Kentaro Yabukihttps://anilist.co/staff/96900/KentarouYabuki and Eyeshield 21https://anilist.co/manga/30043/Eyeshield21/ artist Yusuke Muratahttps://anilist.co/staff/96903/YusukeMurata.