Tsugumi Ohba


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Tsugumi Ōba (Profile in Japanese: 大場 つぐみ), born in Tokyo, Japan, is a writer best known for the manga Death Note. His/her real identity is a closely guarded secret. As stated by the profile placed at the beginning of each Death Note manga, Ōba collects teacups and develops manga plots while holding his knees on a chair, similar to a habit of L, one of the main characters of the series.

There is speculation that Tsugumi Ōba is a pen name and that he is really Hiroshi Gamō. Pointing out that in Bakuman the main character's uncle was a one-hit wonder manga artist who worked on a gag super hero manga, very similar to Gamō and Tottemo! Luckyman in all aspects. Also that the storyboards drawn by Ōba greatly resemble Tottemo! Luckyman in style.
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Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom...

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Death Note, Vol. 2: Conflue...

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Death Note, Vol. 3: Hard Ru...

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Death Note, Vol. 7: Zero (D...

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Death Note, Vol. 5: Whiteou...

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Death Note, Vol. 6: Give-an...

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Death Note, Vol. 8: Target ...

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Bakuman, Band 1: Traum und ...

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Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom Death Note, Vol. 2: Confluence Death Note, Vol. 3: Hard Run Death Note, Vol. 4: Love Death Note, Vol. 5: Whiteout Death Note, Vol. 6: Give-an... Death Note, Vol. 7: Zero
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Bakuman, Band 1: Traum und ... Bakuman, Volume 2: Chocolat... Bakuman, Band 3: Debüt und ... Bakuman, Volume 4: Phone Ca... Bakuman, Volume 5: Yearbook... Bakuman, Volume 6: Reckless... Bakuman, Volume 7: Gag and ...
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プラチナエンド 1 [Platina End 1] プラチナエンド 2 [Platina End 2] プラチナエンド 3 [Platina End 3] プラチナエンド 4 [Platina End 4] プラチナエンド 5 [Platina End 5] プラチナエンド 6 [Platina End 6] プラチナエンド 7 [Platina End 7]
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バクマン。1 [Bakuman 1] バクマン。2 [Bakuman 2] バクマン。3 [Bakuman 3] バクマン。4 [Bakuman 4] バクマン。5 [Bakuman 5] バクマン。6 [Bakuman 6] バクマン。7 [Bakuman 7]
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“You can call me what you like, but I will be taking your cake.
-L (from Death Note)”
Tsugumi Ohba

“If you keep my secret, this strawberry is yours.”
Tsugumi Ohba, Death Note Box Set

“Misa: I can't imagine a world without Light!

L: Yes,that would be dark.”
Tsugumi Ohba

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