Oshi no Ko Anime Drops Christmas Visual


The Oshi no Ko anime’s Twitter account has revealed a Christmas visual that features the idol Ai Hoshino in a Santa costume.

Oshi no Ko is set to premiere sometime in April 2023 with HiDive streaming the show. The first episode will be pre-screened theatrically across Japan from March 17 with a 90-minute length.


The anime is based on the Shueisha-published manga written by Aka Akasaki and drawn by Mengo Yokoyari, which series began serialization in Weekly Young Jump in 2020 and has nine tankoubon volumes as of October 2022. It is published under the Young Jump Comics label.

Yen Press describes the premise as:

Gorou is a gynecologist and idol fan who’s in shock after his favorite star, Ai, announces an impromptu hiatus. Little does Gorou realize that he’s about to forge a bond with her that defies all common sense! Lies are an idol’s greatest weapon in this outrageous manga from Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Mengo Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish).  

The anime’s staff includes Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection ProjectAsteroid in Love) as director, Chao Nekotomi (Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie opening director and storyboarder, Selection Project Episode 7 dance part director and storyboarder et al.) as assistant director, Kanna Hirayama (Selection ProjectRent-A-Girlfriend) as character designer, and Jin Tanaka (Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, Laid-Back Camp) as series composer. Doga Kobo is the animation production company.

The cast members include Rie Takahashi as Ai, Takeo Otsuka as Aqua, Yurie Igoma as Ruby, Kento Itou as Goro, Tomoyo Takayanagi as Sarina , Yumi Uchiyama as young Aqua, and Yurie Igoma as young Ruby. 

Source: @anime_oshinoko

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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