What is the real identity of Tsugumi Ohba, the author of Death Note?

If you've read or watched Death Note, you probably know who Tsugumi Ohba is, certo? Wrong. In this Post we will discuss one of the greatest mysteries in the world of japanese mangaka - The real identity of "Tsugumi Ohba", writer of numerous hits, such as Bakuman and Death Note.

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The famous and consecrated manga writer Tsugumi Ohba never had his real identity exposed to the public. "Tsugumi Ohba" is just the pseudonym used by the author and not his real name, at least that's what is believed. Responsible for the scripts for Death Note, Bakuman and Platinum End, "Ohba" keeps his identity (personal and image) in complete secrecy, a fact that raises many doubts about who he really is.

It is not public knowledge not even his date of birth, place where he was born, physical and personality characteristics, much less if the screenwriter has worked on other works prior to Death Note. In general, what exists are just fan speculations and a few information coming from some American sites and companies, such as Viz Media.

On the other hand, his work partner, the designer Takeshi Obata, has his face well known by the public.

Takeshi obata, the maestro behind death note - animetro
Takeshi Obata, designer of Death Note.

Among the main speculations about the case, the one that stands out the most is that Tsugumi Ohba would actually be Hiroshi Gamou, series creator "gyagu" (gag) children's comedy "Tottemo! Luckyman". One of the factors that made this theory make sense was the fact that, in Bakuman, there is a cartoon very similar to Luckyman, referred to in the series as "Chou Hero Densetsu". The references are extremely obvious. The character shown in Bakuman has an outfit practically identical to that of the main character in Tottemo! luckyman.

See the resemblance:

- what is the real identity of tsugumi ohba, the author of death note?
On the left side: the parody of tottemo! Luckyman, by Hiroshi Gamou.

If Ohba really is Hiroshi Gamou, then he was born in Tokyo on August 17, 1962 (Source; Wikipedia).

However, the mystery is far from over and we may never know the real identity of this genius mangaka.

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