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Oshi no Ko Heads to Japanese Theaters, Season 2 Advance Screening Announced

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Tomorrow, April 12, will mark one year since the anime Oshi no Ko debuted. Now, the people behind the mega-popular anime have shared some exciting news. For starters, the first episode “Mother and Children” is getting a “revival screening” in Japanese theaters. The debut episode is an unusual 90 minutes long, making it as lengthy as many movies. It will hit Japanese theaters on June 7 and be available for two weeks.

Then the second season, which is scheduled to start in July, is receiving an advanced screening in Japan on June 30. Last year, before the show started, it also offered an advanced screening for the first episode.

HIDIVE, which is streaming the first season, will also stream the second. The anime’s first season was made at Doga Kobo, with both Daisuke Hiramaki of Selection Project and Chao Nekotomi of Love is Like a Cocktail helming the project as director. The scripts were written by Jin Tanaka of The Misfit of Demon King Academy.

The series, which is about the dark side of the entertainment industry, started out as a manga by Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari. Yen Press is publishing the manga in English and gave this description for the first volume:

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).

The manga began in 2020 and has won multiple awards. HIDIVE says that Oshi no Ko’s launch was its most successful ever on the platform, and music associated with the anime has broken records. We’ll have to see how big season two gets!

Source: ANN


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