Oshi No Ko Anime Breaks Records on the Streaming Platform Launch

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Oshi No Ko
Oshi No Ko

Oshi No Ko anime was recently launched across the streaming platform HIDIVE and has broken records from the very first episode. The interesting and dark story has caught the attention of many anime fans all over the globe and now it has become one of the most streamed anime of the month. 

The story of Oshi No Ko was written by Aka Akasaka and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari. It also goes by the name of “My Favorite Idol” or “Their Idol’s Children” as the story revolves around related main characters. The manga was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump in April 2020 and it has been adapted into an anime that premiered in April 2023. 

The story might seem like a typical rebirth or reincarnation story at first but that is not only what the fans come across in the show. The story is about a doctor, Gorou Amemiya, and his recently-deceased patient who are reborn as twins to none other than their favorite Japanese musical idol, Ai Hoshino. The premise of the story seems common but the plot has many twists and turns as it goes forward. 

Oshi No Ko Trailer

The trailer brought a lot of excitement and anticipation to the fans of the series. The clips showcased the twins Ruby and Aqua who are walking along their mother’s path to becoming aspiring stars in the industry. The trailer mainly focuses on them as the story is revolving around the twins and how they navigate the dark waters of the entertainment industry.

Oshi No Ko
Oshi No Ko (Credits: Tokyo MX)

It is revealed that the anime is being directed by Daisuke Hiramaki and produced by Doga Kobo. The trailer is absolutely beautiful and boasts a colorful anime style. The music of the series also seems to be promising to the fans. The opening theme song “Idol” is performed by Yoasobi, while the ending theme song “Mephisto” is performed by Queen Bee.

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Oshi No Ko Plot

Gorou Amemiya who is a doctor is approached by Ai Hoshino, a Japanese idol to act as her gynecologist so that she could deliver her children without the knowledge of the plot. The plot seems to be scandalous from the very beginning and draws the viewer in with intrigue. However, as if this scandal was not enough, Gorou is murdered before the day of Ai’s delivery by one of Ai’s obsessive fans who somehow found out about her pregnancy. 

In a strange turn of events, Gorou is reincarnated as Aquamarine “Aqua” Hoshino, one of the twins Ai gives birth to along with Ruby Hoshino who turns out to be another reincarnation of one of Gorou’s patients who was also a fan of Ai. Both of the twins have memories of their previous life and they are more than happy to have Ai, their idol as their mother. 

Oshi No Ko
Oshi No Ko (Credits: Tokyo MX)

The story might seem to be going in the direction of a happy slice-of-life anime but things take a strange turn when four years later Ai is murdered by the same obsessive fan who murdered Gorou. The first episode ends with this shocking incident and it has left fans in a state of bewilderment. This has led to many people tuning in and watching the anime, while most of the viewers are waiting for the upcoming episodes. 

Oshi No Ko Breaks Records

Unlike other anime premiers, Oshi No Ko aired its first episode on April 12th, 2023 which was ninety-minute long. Many have been calling the first episode a movie of its own! Recently, John Ledford, the President of HIDIVE announced that Oshi No Ko has become the number-one anime on the streaming service’s platform due to the overwhelming support of the fans within the first seven days of its release. 

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He spoke about how Oshi No Ko is one-of-a-kind anime series and that the success shows how much the characters have resonated with the audience. He also promises that there is much more to come and asked the viewers to follow the story along with the releases to know more about the story. 

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By Aritri Hore

Aritri Hore is a published author and enjoys writing. She likes to watch anime and read manga in her leisure time. She can be reached through her mail - aritrihore2000@gmail.com

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