Oshi no Ko Anime Gets Revival Screenings, Early Screenings of 2nd Season Premiere – News

Screenings of 1st 90-minute episode begin on June 7, early screenings for season 2 open on June 30

The staff of the Oshi no Ko anime announced on Thursday that there will be a revival screening of the anime’s first 90-minute episode “Mother and Children” for two weeks starting on June 7 in Japan. There will be a Dolby Cinema version available. In addition, the first episode of the anime’s second season will get an advanced screening in Japan starting on June 30.

The first season’s first episode got an advanced screening in Japan in March 2023.

April 12 is the one-year anniversary of the first season.

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The seocnd season will premiere in July. HIDIVE will stream the second season.

The first television anime of Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari‘s Oshi no Ko manga premiered in Japan in April 2023 with a 90-minute first episode. HIDIVE streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and it is also streaming an English dub. The company stated that the anime became the streaming service’s “#1 series launch in the streamer’s history.”

Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection Project) and Chao Nekotomi (Love is Like a Cocktail) directed the first season at Doga Kobo. Jin Tanaka (The Misfit of Demon King Academy) handled the series scripts. Kanna Hirayama (Rent-A-Girlfriend) designed the characters. YOASOBI performed the opening theme song “Idol.” Queen Bee performed the ending theme song “Mephisto.”

Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish) launched the manga in Shueisha‘s Weekly Young Jump magazine in April 2020. Shueisha‘s MANGA Plus service is releasing the manga in English digitally.

Yen Press licensed the manga, and it describes the story:

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 won first place in the seventh “Next Manga Awards” (Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taishō) in 2021, and also won in the Best General Manga category in the 46th annual Kodansha Manga awards in 2022. The series was nominated for the 26th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2022, and has also been nominated for the 14th and 15th Manga Taisho Awards. The manga ranked at #7 on the top 20 list of manga for male readers in the 2022 edition of Takarajimasha‘s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook. The manga has over 3 million copies in circulation.

The manga is also inspiring a live-action film and television series adaptation. Toei will release the film in theaters while the television series will exclusively stream on Amazon Prime Video worldwide in “winter 2024.”

Source: Press release

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