Otaku USA Magazine
What to Do While the Oshi no Ko Manga is on Hiatus

The Oshi no Ko manga is on hiatus! What now?

As Oshi no Ko fans have likely heard by now, the smash hit series is going on hiatus. While Aka Akasaka recovers, this story of love, music, and revenge will be taking a little break. So what can fans do in the meantime? Besides theorize, of course. We have a few suggestions!

Get ready to read, watch, and rewatch as we wait for the manga’s return. How will you be filling the weekly reading gap?


Meet New Multigenerational Idols


Oshi no Ko tells a dark story of multiple generations of idols—one heavily influenced by the death of their predecessor. If the idea of generations of pop stars appeals to you, now would be a great time to dive into Macross… rather than being a dark idol story, it’s a sort of sci-fi spin on the genre!

The franchise has been running for decades, and even has a new project in the works. So there’s plenty to explore, and plenty of new stars to meet, in the intervening weeks! Some series are a little hard to find these days, but they’re out there.


Catch up to Kaguya-sama

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

On the opposite end of the spectrum from Oshi no Ko is Aka Akasaka’s Kaguya-sama: Love Is War. This manga, which also became a popular anime, follows a pair of high school students who are absolutely crazy about each other… and refuse to say so. What results is a rom-com that’s equal parts fighting anime and a tsundere battle of wills. It’s also absolutely adorable.

And the best part is, the Shonen Jump app is releasing the whole manga! They’re up to chapter 251 at the time of this writing, meaning they’re just 30 chapters from the grand finale. If you haven’t taken a dive into this sweet series yet, now is the perfect time to do so! Plus, a SJ app subscription will get you access to tons of other currently-running and archived titles.


Prepare for Season 2

Oshi no Ko season 2

It was recently announced that the Oshi no Ko anime will indeed be getting a season 2! There’s still a lot of ground to cover, after all. So while we wait for new chapters, we can refresh ourselves on where we’ve been so far. It’s also a great time to revisit earlier chapters and episodes in the context of recent reveals. Flashback and new information mean early events will likely become relevant again. So during the downtime, we’ll have time to take stock of the story and revelations so far.

Want a murderous new manga for your reading list? Try Shoujo Null!

Kara Dennison

Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and presenter with bylines at Crunchyroll, Sci-Fi Magazine, Sartorial Geek, and many others. She is a contributor to the celebrated Black Archive line, with many other books, short stories, and critical works to her name.