Tsugumi Ohba is the writer and creator of Death Note. Ohba was born in Tokyo, and Ohba's real identity (and gender) is a closely guarded secret.There are many facts stated by the profile placed at the beginning of each Death Note manga volume, two being that Ohba collects teacups and develops manga plots while holding his/her knees on a chair (like L).
Both of Ohba's works have been or are currently published in the Weekly Shōnen Jump.
- Death Note centers around a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone by writing the victim's name and picturing his or her face. The plot follows his attempt to create and lead a world cleansed of evil using the book, and the complex conflict between himself and his antagonists.
- Bakuman follows two boys in 9th grade who wish to be mangaka, or manga artists.