Don’t call it “Ah! My Motorbike”!
The latest issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine announced that Kosuke Fujishima’s latest series, titled Toppū GP, will début in next month’s issue. The publication will publish the first two chapters of Toppū GP in the issue, which will feature the title as its cover title.
Monthly Afternoon also revealed that an English edition of Toppū GP will be published online at the same time as the Japanese releases.
Toppū GP will revolve around Toppū Uno, a Japanese youth who aspires to compete in the MotoGP. The title will feature “obsessively accurate depictions” of motorcycles, cars, and other mechanical equipment. Various Japanese motorcycle makers, motorcycle-wear companies, and race circuits offered their full coöperation in the production of the manga.
Fujishima’s most popular work, Ah! My Goddess, ran in the pages of Monthly Afternoon from September 1988 through April 2014. The title spanned 308 chapters, which were collected into 48 volumes. Ah! My Goddess received four anime adaptations:
- A 1993 OVA Oh My Goddess! (released in North America by AnimEigo)
- 1998 short-form series Adventures of the Mini-Goddesses (released in North America by Geneon)
- 2000 film Ah! My Goddess: The Movie (released in North America by Geneon)
- 2005 TV series Ah! My Goddess and sequel series Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy
Dark Horse released the Ah! My Goddess manga, as well as part of the Your Under Arrest! manga in North America.
Fujishima also provides character designs for the Tales of video game franchise. He is lending his talents to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 title Tales of Berseria, which hit Japanese retailers on August 18.
Source: Anime News Network