‘Oshi no Ko’ to Debut in 2023 With a Special Pilot Episode

Idols are primarily associated with everything cute and cheerful, but ‘Oshi no Ko’ introduces you to the dark reality of this rainbow-colored business.

The manga incorporates supernatural and crime-solving elements into the tragic reality of this sparkling industry. It features reincarnation, fate, murders, and much more, making it a story you can’t take your eyes off.

Oshi no Ko gained immense popularity due to its plot, resulting in the manga receiving an anime adaptation in 2023. The visual accompanying the announcement features the main character Ai Hoshino.

Rie Takahashi has been cast to voice the character of the idol Ai. She has previously played as Mash Kyrielight in Fate/Grand Order and Megumin in KonoSuba.

Lying is a weapon in this entertainment world


2023 TV anime Broadcast Decision

Episode 1: 90-minute Extended Version

Second teaser visual unveiled!

The role of Ai is decided by Rie Takahashi!

New information presentation on 12/11 (Sun.)!


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The staff has announced that the anime will premiere with a special 90-minute-long first episode. Considering the amount of mystery and twists in it, the pilot episode being this long will only make the experience better.

Now coming to the story, it starts with a popular idol, Ai Hoshino, getting pregnant at 16 and taking a break from the stage. To hide the obviously controversial news, she seeks a hospital far away in a fairly remote area and is put in the care of a doctor named Goro.

Doctor Goro turns out to be a fan and promises the idol to carefully deliver her twins, only for the former to be murdered by Ai’s stalker. In a surprising twist of events, Goro is reincarnated as one of Ai’s twins, Aquamarine Hoshino.

'Oshi no Ko' to Debut in 2023 with a Special Pilot Episode
Oshi no Ko Volume Covers Featuring Ruby and Aquamarine Hoshino | Source: Official Website

Wait, there’s more. The other twin and Aquamarine’s sister is the reincarnation of one of the patients at Goro’s hospital, Sarina. She was a 12-year-old who died from a terminal illness and was good friends with the doctor.

Goro and Sarina, now reincarnated as Aquamarine and Ruby, go on to live their lives as Ai’s secret kids until, one day, the same stalker kills Ai. The stalker somehow got a tip about Ai’s kids and killed her for lying to her fans.

'Oshi no Ko' to Debut in 2023 with a Special Pilot Episode
Oshi no Ko Anime’s Teaser Visual Featuring Ai | Source: Official Twitter

Since Goro’s memories are still intact from his previous life, he swears revenge on whoever killed his mother and entered the film industry. Simultaneously, he prevents his sister from becoming an idol so that she doesn’t suffer the same fate as their mother.

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So, if you’re a fan of idols, supernatural stuff, and detective stories, then this is the anime for you.

I hope the franchise gives us a first look or a teaser soon.

About Oshi no Ko

Oshi no Ko is a supernatural crime-solving manga series written by Aka Akasaka and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump since April 2020 and will receive an anime adaptation in 2023.

The story follows a doctor, Goro, reincarnated as his favorite idol Ai’s kid. Ai names him Aquamarine and his twin sister, reincarnation of a patient at the hospital, Ruby. Ai is later killed by a stalker who was also responsible for Goro’s death. As Aquamarine swears revenge on the stalker for his mother’s demise, Ruby follows the same path as her mother to become an idol.

Source: Oshi no Ko Anime’s Official Twitter Account

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