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Oshi No Ko (Japanese:【推しの子】) is a Japanese manga series written by Aka Akasaka and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari. The manga has been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump since April 2020, and an anime adaptation produced by Doga Kobo premiered in April 2023.


Oshi No Ko follows the story[1] of a doctor and his recently-deceased patient who are reborn as twins to a famous Japanese musical idol and have to navigate the highs and lows of the Japanese entertainment industry as they grow up together.


Oshi No Ko[2] was first published on April 23rd, 2020, by Shueisha's[3] seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump.[4] As of April 14th, 2023, eleven volumes have been released.

2023 Anime Adaptation

On June 9th, 2022, an anime adaptation of Oshi No Ko was announced by Twitter[5] user @WSJ_manga, which also revealed a key visual, garnering 7,338 likes and 2,543 retweets in a year (seen below).

Shonen Jump News @WSJ_manga. Follow Oshi no Ko by Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari will be receiving an Anime Adaptation. The first Key Visual for the anime has been revealed. 【推しの子】 9:53 AM - Jun 9, 2022 Read the full conversation on Twitter 7.3K Reply 1 Share 8

The cast, staff and production of the anime[6] were announced on the same day, with Daisuke Hiramaki as director, Saori Tachibana as assistant director, Jin Tanaka supervising the scripts and Kanna Hirayama doing the character design. Doga Kobo is the animation production company responsible for the adaptation.


Oshi No Ko had over 3 million copies[9] in circulation By October 2022, receiving awards and being ranked on several manga lists in Japan. For instance, in August 2021, the manga won the Next Manga Award[10] in the print category.


On April 2nd, 2020, the Oshi no Ko Wiki[7] was created, garnering over 291 articles over the next three years. The /r/OshiNoKo[8] subreddit was launched on the same day as the Wiki, enabling discussions about the manga series.

Since the manga premiered on April 2020, many pieces of fan art inspired by the series have been shared on art-sharing community sites. A Facebook[11] group was created on May 7th, 2022, accumulating 6,700 fans in a year. The online artist community DeviantART has a number of fan artworks of the manga (see some examples below).


The anime of the series was well received by the fans who went to Twitter to praise the anime's first episode. For example, Twitter[12] user @kagukana praised the studio's work with the eyes of the characters. The tweet (seen below), uploaded on April 14th, 2023, garnered 1,945 likes and 341 retweets in a day.

parisa @kagukana Follow Doga Kobo really nailed it with the Oshi No Ko eyes 6:48 AM - Apr 14, 2023 Read the full conversation on Twitter 1.9K Reply 1 Share 0

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How much you bet people will ignore the themes and sub-text of the anime to keep on supporting the brutal realities of the system the show is criticizing?

A part of me dies every time people start buying and consuming merchandise of a film, show, music or game whose messages are "Corporations bad. Stop consuming!"


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