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Kosuke Fujishima is the creator, author and illustrator of Oh My Goddess. Apart from that, he is best known for his first original manga You're Under Arrest which debuted in 1986, two years before Oh My Goddess.

Over the years he has worked as character designer for Sakura Wars (Sakura Taisen) and videogames like Star Ocean the Second Story, Tales of Phantasia and Tales of Symphonia. His latest original creation is the anime éX-Driver (for which he is credited for creating, original character design and setting) as well as some work for Piano. Not to be forgotten, the Oh My Goddess manga is still (after running for more than 15 years) published in Kodansha's monthly Afternoon magazine.


Born in Chiba, Japan, he first came to public attention as an editor of Puff magazine, his first job after completeing 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 extremely popular and has made Fujishima a household name in Japan. In addition, he is also well known as the character designer for several games in the Tales RPG video game series and Sakura Wars.

He is known for his love of automobiles and motorcycles, and several of his series and their characters reflect this, such as in éX-Driver and Oh My Goddess!.


WorksEdit

Series Year Contribution
You're Under Arrest 1986–1992 Author / Illustrator
Oh My Goddess! 1988–Present Author / Illustrator
Paradise Residence 2009–Present Author / Illustrator
Sakura Wars 1997–2005 Character Designer
éX-Driver 2000 Author / Character designs and settings
Tales of Phantasia 1994, 1999, 2003, 2006 Character Designer
Piano: The Melody of a Young Girl's Heart 2002 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

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