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Tsugumi Ohba

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Tsugumi Ohba (Japanese: 大場 つぐみ, Hepburn: Ōba Tsugumi) is the pen name of a Japanese manga writer, best known for authoring the Death Note manga series with illustrator Takeshi Obata from 2003 to 2006, which has 30 million collected volumes in circulation. The duo's second series, Bakuman. (2008–2012), was also successful with 15 million in circulation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tsugumi Ohba has received more than 1,202,178 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Tsugumi Ohba is the 17th most popular comic artist (up from 18th in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from Japan (up from 255th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Japanese Comic Artist.

Tsugumi Ohba is most famous for being the author of the manga series Death Note.

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Among comic artists, Tsugumi Ohba ranks 17 out of 174Before him are Hugo Pratt, Matt Groening, Zdeněk Miler, Jack Kirby, Bob Kane, and Morris. After him are Rumiko Takahashi, Go Nagai, Steve Ditko, André Franquin, Quino, and Leiji Matsumoto.

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Among people born in 1950, Tsugumi Ohba ranks 39Before him are Jörg Haider, Jody Williams, William H. Macy, Marcheline Bertrand, Daniel Auteuil, and Jody Scheckter. After him are Russell Alan Hulse, Vesna Vulović, Georg Bednorz, Morgan Fairchild, Grzegorz Lato, and Jorge Carlos Fonseca.

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Among people born in Japan, Tsugumi Ohba ranks 176 out of 6,048Before him are Sugawara no Michizane (845), Edogawa Ranpo (1894), Emperor Kanmu (737), Empress Genshō (680), Emperor Richū (336), and Zeami Motokiyo (1363). After him are Naoto Kan (1946), Imagawa Yoshimoto (1519), Emperor Antoku (1178), Masamune (1300), Emperor Tenmu (631), and Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659).


Among comic artists born in Japan, Tsugumi Ohba ranks 3Before him are Osamu Tezuka (1928) and Akira Toriyama (1955). After him are Rumiko Takahashi (1957), Go Nagai (1945), Leiji Matsumoto (1938), Hirohiko Araki (1960), Masashi Kishimoto (1974), Katsuhiro Otomo (1954), Eiichiro Oda (1975), Kentaro Miura (1966), and Yoshihiro Togashi (1966).