Hololive’s miComet Releases Cover of “Idol” from OSHI NO KO

Image source: Sakura Miko YouTube channel

Earlier this month, fans of Hololive’s miComet pair, which consists of 0th Gen members Sakura Miko and Hoshimachi Suisei, were treated to the sight of the VTubers performing the OSHI NO KO opening song “Idol” during the former’s 5th anniversary celebration event on August 1 (JST). Now, the Sakura Miko YouTube channel has released a recorded miComet cover of the popular anime song, with the cover’s ;3ZUTAMA-directed video featuring illustrations from Rosuuri, Nana, and Zumichir.

“Idol” was first released on April 12, the same date as OSHI NO KO‘s premiere. During a streaming session after the anniversary’s livestream, Hoshimachi Suisei revealed that Sakura Miko had wanted to perform the song together before the full version of the song had even been released. 

The YOASOBI opening has since become a big hit, with Billboard Japan reporting on August 30 that “Idol” had remained at the top of its Japan Hot 100 chart for 20 consecutive weeks since its April 19 chart debut. It has also reached the top of Billboard’s Global chart (excluding the United States) and Apple Music’s Top 100: Global chart. The song’s animated music video has received 298 million views at the time of writing, while its English version has so far garnered 25 million views since its May 25 debut. 

“Idol” has been covered by multiple other Hololive VTubers, including Amane Kanata, Hakui Koyori, Murasaki Shion, Momosuzu Nene, Sakamata Chloe, Mori Calliope, and iRyS. On August 7, Kazama Iroha’s YouTube channel released an “Idol” cover that was a duet with AZKi, while HOLOSTAR’s Astel Leda and Kanade Izuru released covers about an hour before the miComet version.

Non-Hololive members like the HIMEHINA pair and Nijisanji’s Hoshikawa Sara, Kotoka Torahime, and Elu have also covered the song.

OSHI NO KO is an adaptation of the Japanese entertainment industry-themed manga written by Aka Akasaka with art by Mengo Yokoyari, which follows two idol fans who are reincarnated as the children of the idol they both admire. A second season is in production.


Source: Sakura Miko YouTube channel

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