Kōsuke Fujishima

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Kōsuke Fujishima (藤島 康介, Fujishima Kōsuke, born July 7, 1964) is a Japanese manga artist and character designer. He has created several manga series, the best known of which are You're Under Arrest! and Oh My Goddess!. Fujishima is known for his love of automobiles and motorcycles, which is reflected in many of his series.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Chiba, Japan, he first came to public attention as an editor of Puff magazine, his first job after completing high school. Fujishima originally intended to be a draftsman, but took the editorial role after failing to get a drafting apprenticeship. He later became assistant to manga artist Tatsuya Egawa in the production of the Making Be Free! manga, and in 1986 began his first original manga series You're Under Arrest. His second manga series Oh My Goddess!, also translated as Ah! My Goddess, is Fujishima's most famous work, which made him a household name in Japan. He is also well known as the character designer for several games in the Tales series and Sakura Wars.

Personal life[edit]

On June 29, 2016, the famous 20-year-old cosplayer Nekomu Otogi announced her marriage to Fujishima as well as her pregnancy on her Twitter page. Both of them had known each other on Twitter approximately since 2014.[1]

On July 7, 2016, Fujishima confirmed the marriage on his Twitter account.[2]

Fujishima owns a rare Krauser Domani, a motorcycle-like vehicle with an integrated sidecar, which he purchased in 1994 and regularly shows on his Twitter account. [3]


Series Year Contribution
You're Under Arrest 1986–1992 Author / Illustrator
Oh My Goddess! 1988–2014 Author / Illustrator
Kōryū Densetsu Villgust 1992 Character Designer
Tales of Phantasia 1994, 1999, 2003, 2006 Character Designer
Sakura Wars 1996–2005 Character Designer
éX-Driver 2000 Author / Character designs and settings
Piano: The Melody of a Young Girl's Heart 2002 Original Creator / Character Designer
Gungrave 2002, 2003, 2004 Mechanical Designer
Tales of Symphonia 2003, 2004 Character Designer
Tales of the Abyss 2005 Character Designer
Tales of Vesperia 2008 Character Designer
Paradise Residence 2009–2016 Author / Illustrator
Tales of Xillia 2011 Character Designer
Tales of Xillia 2 2012 Character Designer
Tales of Zestiria 2015 Character Designer
Tales of Berseria 2016 Character Designer
Black Rose Valkyrie 2016 Character Designer
Toppu GP 2016–present Author / Illustrator


  1. ^ "20-Year-Old Cosplayer Announces Marriage to 51-Year-Old Oh My Goddess! Author Kousuke Fujishima". Anime News Network. June 30, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "Fujishima Kousuke Confirms Marriage". wwhcurrent. July 7, 2016. Archived from the original on July 10, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Ledoux, Trish, ed. (September 22, 1997). Anime Interviews: The First Five Years of Animerica, Anime & Manga Monthly (1992-97) (PDF). Cadence Books. p. 76. ISBN 978-1569312209. My favorite activities are sleeping, riding motorcycles...I bought a sidecar recently—a German sidecar by the name Krauser Domani—and I'm pretty infatuated with that at the moment.
  • "Ah! Megami-sama: Tatakau Tsubasa". Newtype USA 6 (12) 15. December 2007. ISSN 1541-4817.
  • Nakagami, Yoshikatsu et al. "You're Under Arrest: Full Throttle". Newtype USA 6 (12) 48–49. December 2007. ISSN 1541-4817.

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