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HIDIVE Says Oshi no Ko Was Its Biggest Premiere of All Time

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There was plenty of buzz leading up to the premiere of the Oshi no Ko anime, based on the manga by Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari, and it looks like it really paid off for HIDIVE. The streaming service recently debuted the anime’s 90-minute first episode and swiftly issued a press release declaring it to be the most successful launch in HIDIVE history.

The Oshi no Ko premiere also shattered all trial start records for HIDIVE, locking in the most free trials added of all time. The series launched on April 12 following a North American premiere at Anime Boston. 

Daisuke Hiramaki is directing the Oshi no Ko anime, with animation production by Doga Kobo.

Manga Plus publishes the English version of Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari’s manga digitally and describes it like so:

“In the world of showbiz, lies are weapons.” Goro works as an OB-GYN in the countryside, a life far removed from the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, his favorite idol, Ai Hoshino, has begun her climb to stardom. The two meet in the “worst possible way,” setting the gears of fate in motion! The amazing Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari team up to depict the world of showbiz from a completely new perspective in this shocking series!

Source: Press release