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Kohske's workspace
Couldn't find a picture of her so have a picture of her workspace instead!
Birth Date
14th September 1985
Zodiac Sign
Created Manga

Kohske (コースケ, Kōsuke) is the author and illustrator of the GANGSTA. series. Kohske isn't her real name but rather her pen name; she has yet to revealed her real name. Her Bunch editor is "H".[1]

Kohske has a pet finch, named Fumi, that she helped raise by hand. Fumi does lots of cute and silly things in real life, so often Kohske replicates these events in her Twitter doodlings and GST 4koma work. Kohske also operates a photo blog that exclusively features Fumi's antics.[1]

Kohske made her manga début in 2009 with the short story "Postman" in Shōnen GanGan magazine. Her first series, GANGSTA., began running in Monthly Comic Bunch in 2011 and became an instant hit.[2]

Kohske is fairly open about the fact that she doesn't really consume much anime and manga. She much prefers Hollywood movies and foreign television dramas. Anime she has watched and commented on recently include Kill la Kill, Aku no Hana, Shingeki no Kyojin, Fate/Zero and Lupin III: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna.[1]

For those concerned with her health, please read this.

UPDATE: April 22, 2017: Although it is unknown if Kohske is still in the hospital dealing with her chronic illness, after a 2 year hiatus ending on Chapter 42 of the GANGSTA. manga series, it was confirmed that Kohske will be resuming the manga series on May 20th 2017! She has also reopened her Twitter account @go_kohske.[3] This started with Chapter 43; Chapters 1-42 were released in Japanese on Shinchosha's Monthly Comic at Bunch's home page for a recap.


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