Oshi no Ko Anime Premieres on April 12


The Oshi no Ko anime’s Twitter account has revealed the show’s Japanese premiere date to be April 12.

Simulcast information will be announced later.

The April release window for Oshi no Ko was announced back in December, along with the news of a 90 minute theatrical pre-screening of the first episode starting March 17.

The anime is an adaptation of the Shueisha-published manga written by Aka Akasaka and drawn by Mengo Yokoyari, which began serialization in Weekly Young Jump in 2020 and has 10 tankoubon volumes as of January 2023. The manga 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).  

Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection ProjectAsteroid in Love) is directing the anime with 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, Shun Sawai (Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie co-main animator) as sub-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.

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

Source: @anime_oshinoko

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