Kikuko Inoue played Lust in Fullmetal Alchemist, Belldandy from Ah! My Goddess, founded her own talent agency, and is a master of self introduction! She sat down with the press at Anime Central 2018 to share stories about her career, her greatest roles, and how she's managed to remain 17 for over 30 years! Hit the jump for all of her secrets!
This year marked the 30th anniversary of career debut of manga author Kōsuke Fujishima (1986-92's You're Under Arrest, 1998-2014's Oh My Goddess!, designs for Sakura Wars, Tales Of and more). This was celebrated with art book Boku to Kanojo to Norimono to ("Me, My Girlfriend, and Our Rides"). And, that has now inspired a new figure from Good Smile Company. Get a look after the jump.
Dark Horse Comics officially has the conclusion of one of the North America's longest-running manga series solicited with Blade of the Immortal Volume 31: Final Curtain officially planned for April 14. Beyond that, Amazon has the penultimate, 36th volume of Gantz listed for August, and the end of Oh My Goddess! coming with volume 48 in October. More after the jump.
Kōsuke Fujishima's long running manga Ah! My Goddess! (or Oh My Goddess!) has finally ended, with the 1998 magic girlfriend series wrapping in the June issue of Afternoon, on sale April 25th. Fujishima will however be staying busy. His Paradise Residence, previously serialized in good! Afternoon, will be returning from hiatus in the July issue of Afternoon, on sale May 24th. More after the jump.
To celebrate the 300th chapter of Ah! My Goddess (or Oh My Goddess if you prefer), a collection of tributes from manga luminaries was released on August 23rd. The 162 page, B6 sized book, collecting works from the likes of CLAMP and Oh!great, features work originally published in Afternoon between 2009 and 2011 to celebrate the series' 20th anniversary. Get a look after the jump.
Kodansha posted a new preview for the upcoming Ah! My Goddess OVA, set to be released with volume 46 of Kousuke Fujishima's long running magical girlfriend manga on August 23. Hiroaki Gohda is back to direct "DIVE！LIVE！LOVE" which will feature insert song "This Love." Get a look after the jump.
We're now getting a look at the anime episode set to be packaged with the August release of volume 46 of Kōsuke Fujishima's long running Ah! My Goddess magical girlfriend manga. In addition to a preview visual, sketches from Fujishima and director Hiroaki Gohda get into the spirit of the work. Get a look after the jump.
Max Factory, best known for their figma line, is commemorating their 25th anniversary with the release of an Ah! My Goddess PVC figure based on a garage kit created by Chieri 16 years ago. Get a look after the jump.
Oh My Goddess! or Ah! My Goddess author Kōsuke Fujishima has tweeted enough Madoka Magica figure pictures and Gundam models that his otaku-cred is well established. Along those lines, in a recent series of tweets, he's shared a series of K-on! sketches with his fans. Get a look after the jump.
The Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2012, scheduled for September 21st, is set to be the biggest pop culture trade show in Western Japan. To mark the event, Kousuke Fujishima, author of the granddaddy of magical girlfriend manga, Ah! My Goddess, has designed a cute mascot. Get a look after the jump.