Oshi no Ko just isn’t your typical anime. Debuting on April twelfth earlier this month, the brand new collection landed with a heft ninety-minute premiere from studio Doga Kobo and airing solely on the streaming platform, HIDIVE, in North America. Specializing in a weird and darkish story of the Japanese idol enterprise, Oshi no Ko has turn into the most important anime premiere on HIDIVE, shattering the earlier information for the service not only for this yr, however forever. Will Oshi no Ko turn into the most important new anime collection of 2023?

Scorching on the heels of a brand new press launch, the present president of HIDIVE, John Ledford, took the chance to enhance the anime adaptation and spotlight how Oshi no Ko was in a position to declare the title of the number-one anime on the streaming service’s platform, “We have been anxiously awaiting the premiere of Oshi no Ko and we’re completely elated with the response from followers throughout its first week. Oshi no Ko is a very one-of-a-kind anime collection and its success up to now actually illustrates how a lot the story and characters have resonated with followers. There may be a lot extra to return with the show!”

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Oshi no Ko Is Quantity One

Oshi no Ko was created by author Aka Akasaka and artist Mengo Yokoyari, who have been answerable for Kaguya-sama: Love is Warfare and Scrum’s Want respectively. Oshi no Ko will reportedly run for eleven episodes for its first anime season, although the manga has continued to launch new chapters to this present day. Whereas not confirmed for a second season, its present rise in recognition may assist in creating new episodes for this darkish collection.

If you have not had the chance to dive into Oshi no Ko, here is HIDIVE breaks down the brand new anime collection that has turn into the primary anime for the platform, “When pregnant younger starlet Ai Hoshino seems at Dr. Gorou Amemiya’s clinic, he takes it upon himself to securely (and secretly) ship her little one so Ai could make a scandal-free return to the stage. However on the eve of her supply, Gorou is slain by the hands of Ai’s deluded stalker — and is subsequently reborn as Ai’s little one, Aquamarine Hoshino! The glitz and glamor of showbiz cover the darkish underbelly of the leisure trade. Can he assist his new mom rise to the highest of the charts?”