Oh My Goddess! Creator's Toppu GP Manga Launches in English
posted on by Karen Ressler
Kodansha Comics announced the details on the simultaneous English release of Oh My Goddess! creator Kousuke Fujishima's new series Toppu GP on Tuesday. The first two chapters launched on Kindle and Comixology on Tuesday, the same day they debuted in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine in Japan. The chapters cost US$1.99 each. The third chapter is slated for June 24.
The story follows Toppū Uno, a Japanese boy who is aiming for MotoGP, the "world's top motorcycle race." The manga will feature "obsessively accurate depictions" of mechanical equipment, motorcycles, and cars. The manga will also have the "full cooperation" of various Japanese motorcycle makers, motorcycle-wear companies, and various circuits in Japan.
Dark Horse Comics has released Fujishima's Oh My Goddess! and part of his You're Under Arrest manga in North America. Fujishima ended his Oh My Goddess! manga in 2014 after 25 years of serialization. He ended his Paradise Residence manga in January, at which time Monthly Afternoon announced that he would begin a new series this spring. Kodansha Comics will release Paradise Residence in English.
Fujishima is returning to the Tales of video game franchise as a designer for the Tales of Berseria game that will ship for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan on August 18. Bandai Namco Entertainment will also release the game for PlayStation 4 and PC in North America and Europe in early 2017.