About the Author
Artist, Takeshi Obata
made his debut in 1989 with Cyborg Ji-Chan
. The runner-up recipient of the 30th Annual Tezuka Award, Obata's major
works include Chikarabito Densetsu
and Mashin Boukentan Lamp-Lamp
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 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. All You Need Is Kill is his latest work following the hugely successful series Bakuman.