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
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.
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.
On July 7, 2016, Fujishima confirmed the marriage on his Twitter account.
|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|
- "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.
- "Fujishima Kousuke Confirms Marriage". wwhcurrent. July 7, 2016. Archived from the original on July 10, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
- 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.