You’re not under arrest, and that’s not a goddess you’re looking at. It’s the open road, from atop a motorcycle.
Yesterday, Kodansha Comics announced the first details on its simultaneous English publication of Kousuke Fujishima’s Toppu GP. The first two chapters hit Amazon’s Kindle and ComiXology storefronts yesterday.
Each chapter is priced at $1.99. The third will hit on June 24, the same day as its Japanese publication.
Kodansha describes Toppu GP as
From the creator of Oh My Goddess! and Paradise Residence, Kosuke Fujishima brings us the story of Toppu Uno, a Japanese boy who is aiming for MotoGP, the “world’s top motorcycle race.” Featuring “obsessively accurate depictions” of mechanical equipment, motorcycles, and cars, it has the “full cooperation” of industry luminaries in Japan. Toppu GP is currently running in Afternoon Magazine.
Kodansha released a few preview pages for the series, which you can check out below:
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 hits Japanese retailers on August 18.
Source: Twitter (KodanshaUSA)