OSHI NO KO Season 2 Releases Main Trailer and Visual, Reveals July 3 Premiere

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A main visual and the first main trailer for OSHI NO KO Season 2 have been released, with both promising an impactful return for the show as Aqua and the gang take on the 2.5D stage play Tokyo Blade. We also have a premiere date: July 3.

The trailer in particular has a few scenes that swiftly steal the eye with some spicy and impactful color usage. For OSHI NO KO Season 1, assistant director Ciao Nekotomi handled color script duties and shared the credit with Episode 6 storyboard artist and director Kuniyasu Nishina (who is now her co-assistant director) on a few episodes. It’s likely that Nekotomi is back in the role, and it’d be interesting to see if Nishina has expanded color script involvement for Season 2.

In addition to that, there are visuals for Aqua and Akane, the addition of Ayane Sakura and Daisuke Ono to the cast (as Abiki Samejima and GOA, respectively), and updates to the staff roster (which you can find at the end of the article).

OSHI NO KO is based on the manga written by Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and drawn by Mengo Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish). It began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump in 2020 and has 14 tankoubon volumes as of April 2024.

Yen Press describes the manga 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). 

OSHI NO KO‘s first season aired in the Spring 2023 anime season and ran for 11 episodes.


Staff (returning unless stated otherwise)

• Director: Daisuke Hiramaki 
• Series composer: Jin Tanaka 
• Character designer and chief animation director: Kanna Hirayama
• Sub-character designer: Shun Sawai (Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie co-main animator) as sub-character designer
• Sub-character designer: Satomi Watanabe (Season 1 co-costume designer)
• Sub-character designer: Honoka Yokoyama (Season 1 co-main animator)
• Action animator: Amoji (Season 1 key animator)
• Main animator: Asami Hayakawa 
• Main animator: Kimiaki Mizuno
• Main animator: Ayaka Muroga
• Chief animation director: Satomi Watanabe (Season 1 co-costume designer)
• Chief animation director: Honoka Yokoyama (Season 1 co-main animator)
• Chief animation director: Haruka Inade (Season 1 animation director)
• Chief animation director: Yuta Kevin Kenmotsu (Protocol: Rain sub-character designer)
• Color designer: Kei Ishiguro
• Compositing director: Takafumi Kuwano (Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie)
• Art director: Studio Easter’s Tetsuya Usami 
• Music composer: Takuro Iga
• Animation production: Doga Kobo

Cast

Takeo Otsuka as Aqua
Yurie Igoma as Ruby
Megumi Han as Arima Kana
Manaka Iwami as Akane Kurokawa
Rumi Okubo as MEMcho


Source: @anime_oshinoko

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