Oshi no Ko Anime gets its first look!
The world of entertainment is filled with glamour and fame but a scratch beneath the surface, and there lies a hollowed façade of pretentious people who are worshipped as idols.
The saying “Don’t peek behind the curtain and never meet your heroes” is a truthful amalgamation of the entertainment world.
Aka Akasaka s’ massively popular manga series Oshi no Ko or Their Idol’s Children portrays the realities of the idol and theatre industry in an open view.
Considering the manga s’ popularity and success, fans of the Oshi no Ko manga have been wondering if and when there will be an anime adaption.
Well, the good news is we finally have an answer to that question, so keep scrolling as we bring you all the latest news and updates on Oshi no Ko Anime.
On 11th December 2022, the official Twitter page of the series announced the Oshi no Ko anime release date as April 2023. The announcement was followed by the Oshi no Ko anime trailer, and a key visual was revealed featuring the staff, characters, and cast members.
It’s also confirmed that Studio Doga Kobo, who have developed shows such as Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie, Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, and Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater, would be producing the Oshi no Ko anime.
Oshi no ko season 1 Episode 1 is scheduled to be a 90-minute special advance premiering at selected theatres in Japan on 23rd March 2023.
The creators and production studio have yet to confirm the episode count for the Oshi no ko season 1.
Earlier in November 2022, it was announced in the Anime NYC panel that HIDIIVE had acquired the Oshi no Ko Anime based on Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari’s Oshi no Ko manga.
Oshi no Ko manga is written by Aka Akasaka with illustrations by Mengo Yokoyari. It began serialization in Weekly Young Jump Magazine on 23rd April 2020.
As of writing, the manga has been collected into 9 volumes, with the latest issue released on 19th October 2022, while Volume 10 is scheduled to release on 19th January 2023.
You can find the list of Oshi no Ko manga volumes and their release dates below:
|Oshi no Ko Volume 1||17th July 2020|
|Oshi no Ko Volume 2||16th October 2020|
|Oshi no Ko Volume 3||19th February 2021|
|Oshi no Ko Volume 4||19th May 2021|
|Oshi no Ko Volume 5||18th August 2021|
|Oshi no Ko Volume 6||19th November 2021|
|Oshi no Ko Volume 7||18th February 2022|
|Oshi no Ko Volume 8||17th June 2022|
|Oshi no Ko Volume 9||19th October 2022|
|Oshi no Ko Volume 10||19th January 2023|
The manga was nominated for the 67th Shogakukan Manga Award in the general category in 2021,26th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2022, and the 46th Kodansha Manga Award in the general category in 2022.The series ranked #5 on AnimeJapan’s 5th “Most Wanted Anime Adaptation” poll in 2022.
On May 2022, the manga crossed 170 million views in Jump+, and as of October 2022, more than 3 million copies from volumes 1-7 have been sold.
Oshi no Ko manga is rated 8.5/10 and ranked #118 with 91k members on MyAnimeList
The story follows a sixteen-year-old teen idol and sensation Ai Hoshino who gets pregnant with twins. This untimely incident forces her and puts her career in jeopardy as a young idol can’t be seen bearing kids.
Despite her manager and company rebuking her, she decides to keep her kids and arrives at the hospital of Gorou to give birth.
Gorou Amemiya is a 30-year-old doctor who became a massive fan of Ai after a 12-year-old patient named Sarina who used to adore her but eventually died.
On a side note, we can see the glitter in Gorou s’ eyes from the Oshi no Ko trailer on seeing her idol as Ai states, “ You are hopelessly an idol, and I am hopelessly your captive.”
Before Gorou can perform the operation, he is killed by an anonymous stalker and is reincarnated into Hoshino Aquamarine, the son of Ai.
He is born alongside his twin sister Ruby Hoshino who grows up to be a loudmouth and extrovert girl striving to be an idol like her mom.
From a thirty-year-old doctor to a baby in the lap of his idol and his mother Gorou, aka Hoshino Aquamarine s’ life has turned upside down.
Will the cutthroat entertainment industry and the fans accept Ai s’ kids? How will Aquamarine Hoshino, along with his sister Ruby Hoshino grow up and protect their mother while surviving the showbiz world is the central plot of the show.
Oshi no Ko Anime is directed by Daisuke Hiramaki, with Chao Nekotomi as the assistant director. Characters are designed by Kanna Hirayama with a series composition by Jin Tanaka.
Animation is produced by Studio Doga Kobo, and Studio Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime, while online streaming will be available on HIDIVE.
Rie Takashi, who has previously worked in popular shows like Wasteful Days of High School Girl, Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C3, and Re: ZERO – Starting Life in Another World – The Frozen Bond will be voicing the female series lead Ai Hosino.
Kenta Ito, who has worked in Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky, Toku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru ~Setsugetsuka, and Uchū Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi, will be voicing the male lead Amemiya Gorou.
You can find the list of Oshi no Ko Anime characters and voice cast below:
|Ai Hoshino||Rie Takahashi|
|Aquamarine Hoshino||Takeo Ōtsuka|
|Aquamarine Hoshino (young)||Yumi Uchiyama|
|Ruby Hoshino||Yurie Igoma|
|Amemiya Gorou||Kent Itō|
The anime adaption of Oshi no Ko manga was much awaited, and studio Doga Kobo didn’t disappoint.