OSHI NO KO’s “Idol” Top Song on Apple Music Top 100 Global


YOASOBI‘s “Idol” has assumed the throne of another chart, with the OSHI NO KO opening theme now the number one song on Apple Music’s Top 100: Global chart.

Over on the Billboard charts, “Idol,” fell to second place on the Global chart (excluding the United States) due to BTS’ “Take Two,” but made upward progress on the Global 200 Top 10 by climbing from 10th to 8th place (its previous peak was ninth).

The song remained dominant on Billboard Japan, where it is number one on the Hot 100, TikTok Weekly Top 20, Streaming Songs, Top User Generated, Hot Animation, and Download Songs charts.

“Idol” was released on streaming services on April 12, the same date as the OSHI NO KO anime’s premiere, and had its CD release on June 21 in Japan. It is based on the “45510” story penned by the OSHI NO KO manga’s writer Aka Akasaka. The music video was also released on April 12, while an English version debuted on May 25. The former has over 180 million views on YouTube at the time of writing, while the latter has 16 million.

The OSHI NO KO anime is directed by Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection ProjectAsteroid in Love) at Doga Kobo 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 (Rent-A-Girlfriend) as character designer and chief character designer, and Jin Tanaka (Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, Laid-Back Camp) as series composer. HIDIVE and Bilibili are streaming the entertainment industry-themed show outside of Japan. 

The OSHI NO KO manga, which is drawn by Mengo Yokoyari, began serialization in Weekly Young Jump in 2020 and has 11 tankoubon volumes as of March 2023. 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). 

Sources: @YOASOBI_staff, Mantan Web

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