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Fans celebrate Oshi no Ko Day

Just yesterday we mentioned that November 4th in Japan is considered the “Good Butt Day“, based on the pronunciation of the date that results in a “Ii Oshi” (04/11) and to which the syllable “-ri” to convert it to “Ii Oshiri no Hi” either “Good Butt Day“. However, no one expected that a franchise would take matters into its own hands and turn this date into its own: Oshi no Ko.

Without adding any syllables, the date remains as “Ii Oshi no Hi”, something that translates as “Day of Good Support”. (“-oshi” is a word used to define the unconditional support of fans towards an artist) and that matches the name of the franchise. For this reason, while the second season continues in production (fortunately they are taking the time necessary to produce it), The staff decided to celebrate what is now also known as “Oshi no Ko Day” with fourteen illustrations made by the staff..

For this article we have compiled all the published illustrations, accompanied by the artist in charge of their creation:

  • Daisuke Hiramaki (director).
  • Ciao Nekotomi (director assistant).
  • Kanna Hirayama (character designer).
  • Shun Sawai (sub-character designer).
  • Tomoya Atsumi (chief animation director).
  • Miki Matsumoto (chief animation director).
  • Takeshi Osame (main animator).
  • Kenji Sawada (main animator).
  • Asami Hayakawa (main cheerleader).
  • Honoka Yokoyama (main cheerleader).
  • Kimiaki Mizuno (main cheerleader).
  • Ayaka Muroga (main cheerleader).
  • Yuusuke Yamamoto (opening director).
  • Naoya Nakayama (director of the ending and music video of “Idol” by YOASOBI)

The first season premiered during the season of Spring-2023 (April-June) in Japan and had a total of eleven episodes, while the platform HIDIVE is in charge of its distribution in the West. For their part, Akasaka and Yokoyari began publishing the manga in the magazine Weekly Young Jump from the publisher Shueisha in April 2020. Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) writes it while Mengo Yokoyari (Kuzu no Honkai) illustrates this.

Synopsis of Oshi no Ko

16-year-old girl Ai Hoshino is a talented and beautiful idol who is adored by her fans. She is the personification of purity, but not all that glitters is gold… Gorou Honda is a gynecologist from a rural area and a big fan of Ai. So when the pregnant idol shows up at her hospital, he’s beyond baffled. Gorou promises him a safe delivery, but little does he know that an encounter with a mysterious figure would result in his premature death, or so he thought. Opening his eyes, Gorou finds himself in the lap of his beloved idol and discovers that he has been reborn as Aquamarine Hoshino, Ai’s newborn son! With his world turned upside down, Gorou soon discovers that the world of entertainment is full of thorns, and that talent does not always generate success. Can he protect the smile of his beloved idol from him?

Fountain: Official Twitter Account


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