New York Comic Con to Host Manga Artist Takeshi Obata

posted on 2014-07-29 16:07 EDT
Death Note, Bakuman. artist to appear at October Convention

Viz announced Tuesday that manga artist Takeshi Obata will appear at New York Comic Con this October.

Obata collaborated with writers on various manga, including Death Note, Bakuman, Hikaru no Go, and Ral Ω Grad. Viz Media published all four manga titles in North America, as well as the Death Note anime, the live-action Death Note films, and the Hikaru no Go anime. Media Blasters released part of the Bakuman anime.

Obata drew the manga adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's All You Need Is Kill for Young Jump magazine this January. The novel inspired the American Edge of Tomorrow film which opened this June.

New York Comic Con will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 9-12.

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