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Fujishima Kousuke 藤島康介

[born: 7 Jul 1964, Chiba-prefecture; bloodtype: B]

Fujishima rose to fame with Taiho Shichauzo, and his later Aa! Megamisama! is a consistent best-seller. He is known for being a motorcycle/mechanics otaku and is a talented costume designer. Fujishima has done costume designs for the Villgust and KO Seiki Beast Sanjuushi KO世紀ビースト三獣士 anime, and also did illustrations for the Yumina Senki novel. He has been a character designer for Sakura Taisen (Sakura Wars), a very popular Saturn computer RPG game.

He began his career as an assistant of Egawa Tatsuya, and his debut work was "Making Be Free!" serialized on Morning. In the beginning of his career, Fujishima had a lot of problems structuring his stories. That's why Taiho Shichauzo has lots of very short stories.

See also:
<http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Ginza/3507/kosuke.htm>



Taiho Shichauzo [You're Under Arrest!]
逮捕しちぁうぞ
serialized on Party Comics, 1986-92
7 volumes @ Y420
[ 01:8712| 02:8806| 03:8901| 04:8911| 05:9008| 06:9109| 07:9205]
republished by KC Afternoon,
1 volume @ Y505
[ 01:9904]
anime comics 4 volumes @ Y850
[ 01:9602| 02:9606| 03:9609| 04:9701]
anime comics 5 volumes @ Y?
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The story is about the life of two policewomen, Miyuki (mechanical genius, expert vehicle driver, the brain of the pair, more introverted and in love with one of her male colleagues), and Natsumi (enormous strength, expert motorcycle driver, more action-minded but has no apparent romantic connections). Both feel embarrassed when faced with romantic situations. There are many interesting supporting roles. Fujishima's art changes greatly between the first and seventh volumes, as is common with debut manga.

Still highly influenced by his assistant work for Egawa, the work Fujishima has done for "Be Free!" is the basis for Taiho Shichauzo!

There have been appearing irregularly in 1993, on Morning magazine some stories called "Striker, the Shining Star", which were loosely based on the "weird baseball dude" from Taiho Shichauzo.

The first anime comics series, based on the OAV includes the story of how Natsumi and Miyuki first met, something that never appeared in the original manga.

The second anime comics series, based on the TV series (second season), presents presents a story of Miyuki and Natsumi in their police-school days as well as introduces a new character, Saori.

Special features:
Some of the original colorwork has also been included in the tankoubon. (4 pages/volume)
Volume one contains three "special issue" sections.
The first volume of the republished series reissue appears to combine the original "Party" volumes 1 & 2, but some of the Party volume 1 "Special Issue" chapters were dropped.

See also: Taiho Shichau Zo! homepage
<http://www.palevich.com/Taiho/index.htm>

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Taiho Shichauzo Postcard Book
ポストカード・ブック逮捕しちゃうぞ
published by Koudansha,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9611]
No Synopsis.


Taiho Shichauzo Postcard Book 2
published by Koudansha,
1 volume @ Y952
[ 01:____]
Contains 32 color detachable postcards, a page with 9 self adhesive stamps.


Aa! Megami-sama! [Ah! My Goddess!, aka Oh My Goddess!]
ああっ女神さまっ
serialized on Afternoon, 1990-present
27 volumes @ Y480
[ 01:8908| 02:9003| 03:9009| 04:9105| 05:9110| 06:9204| 07:9210| 08:9303| 09:9311]
[ 10:9405| 11:9410| 12:9506| 13:9604| 14:9704| 15:9709| 16:9711| 17:9809| 18:9811]
[ 19:9909| 20:9911| 21:0006| 22:0010| 23:0110| 24:0205| 25:0211| 26:0306| 27:0311]
anime comics wide-ban 5 volumes @ Y800
[ 01:9309| 02:9404| 03:9501| 04:9505| 05:9603]
anime comics 3 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____]
Keiichi, a student at Nekomi Institute of Technology, calls a wrong number and ends up invoking Belldandy, goddess of the present. Belldandy grants him one wish, and he says: "I want you to stay forever". The wish is approved, and Keiichi is shortly thrown out of his all-male dorm. He settled in an old temple and is eventually joined by Belldandy's sisters Urd, troublemaking goddess of the past, and Skuld, mecha freak and goddess of the future. (Fujishima derived many characters' names from Norse myth; for example, Belldandy=Verdandi).

A light-hearted romantic comedy, initially a cult favourite, but now fairly popular because of its warm atmosphere and eye-candy appeal; the five OAVs didn't hurt either. Ai ga Tomaranai AIが止まらない, which ran on Shounen Magazine for a while, is one of many blatant Aa! Megamisama! ripoffs. As with Taiho Shichauzo, the artwork improves greatly in the latter volumes.

The first series of anime comics is based on the OAVs.

The second series of anime comics (3 volumes) concentrates on the movie. The story of the movie: "This story is set in the spring, three years after the OVA episodes of "Oh! My Goddess!" Keiichi and Belldandy are leading quiet and peaceful lives. Belldandy is reunited with her mentor Celestin. Little does Belldandy know that Celestin has committed a grave crime and escaped to earth from the prison in heaven. Belldandy is pleased to see Celestin again, but her happiness is short-lived. Celestin releases a virus that affects goddesses and erases all her memories of Keiichi. Celestin quickly disappears. Keiichi and his friends try to restore Belldandy's memory, but it isn't an easy task. Will she ever remember her past?" {020}

Special features:
Now and then, between chapters, there are a few four-koma gag strips included, featuring SD-style versions of the goddesses. There is even a TV series featuring the SD goddess versions.
Some of the original color work is included inside. The first pages also tend to feature a color-postcard-style page. It is those pages together with some of the covers which have been featured in the postcard book.
The first 9 tankoubon have a red spine, the next 7 have a blue spine, and the current ones have a marble spine.

See also:
<http://www2.crosswinds.net/~yuris/megami/index.html>

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Aa! Megami-sama! Chitchai tte koto wa benri da ne
[The Adventures of Mini-Goddess in Handy "Petite" Size!]
serialized on Afternoon,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
Another world from Kosuke Fujishima's "OH! My Goddess." The Goddess Urd is always bored. "I wonder if there is anything interesting going on." She uses her special separation powers to make herself small so that she can explore Keiichi Morisato's apartment. She finds a hidden book of bikini-clad girls belonging to Keiichi, she plays with the rat, and in the end, she even sets up a volleyball court on Keiichi's back and plays with Skuld, who also has turned small.
Each of Urd's pranks are shown in 4 frames. One can't say if it is either convenient or inconvenient to be so small, but it is definitely fun. Urd's popular friend is the rat, Mitsuo Iwata. Urd uses him, rather than playing together on an equal basis. {020}

The AMG spin-off which appeared between chapters in the regular series is now collected into one volume of 110 pages. {PVH}


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Aa! Megami-sama! Postcard book [Oh! My Goddess Postcard Book]
ポストカード・ブックああっ女神さまっ
published by Koudansha,
1 volume @ Y880
[ 01:9509]
The book contains postcards featuring color artwork of which a lot if not all, have appeared in the tankoubon.


Aa! Megami-sama Postcard Book 2 [Oh! My Goddess Postcard Book 2]
ああっ女神さまっポストカード・ブック第2集
published by KC Deluxe,
1 volume @ Y952
[ 01:____]
2nd released set of A!MG manga art postcards.


Taiho Shichauzo The Movie
逮捕しちゃうぞ the MOVIE
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:9906| 02:9908]
No Synopsis.


Gekijouhan Aa! Megami-sama [Ah! My Goddess Movie Comic]
劇場版ああっ女神さまっ
published by Anime KC,
3 volumes @ Y857
[ 01:0103| 02:0105| 03:0107]
B6-size A!MG movie "anime comic" (anime still frames with added text dialog).


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