Image default

Oshi no Ko confirms a live-action project

Amazon and Toei officially announced the production of a film and a live-action series based on the manga written by Aka Akasaka and illustrated by Mengo YokoyariOshi no Ko“. Toei will be responsible for distributing the film in theaters in Japan while The series will be distributed exclusively on Amazon Prime Video globally next winter.

The cast, shown in the promotional image revealed for this project, includes (from left to right, and from top to bottom):

  • Nagisa Saitouformer member of the idol group =LOVElike Ruby Hoshino.
  • Asuka Saitouformer member of the idol group Nogizaka46like Ai Hoshino.
  • Kaito Sakurai (Blue Spring Ride, Vivant) as Aqua Hoshino.
  • Nanoka Hara (protagonist in Suzume, Wave, Listen to Me!) as Kana Arima.
  • Mizuki Kayashima (Saikō no Kyōshi: 1-nen-go, Watashi wa Seito ni ■ Sareta) as Akane Kurokawa.
  • Year (Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction, Tiger & Bunny 2 theme songs, Chainsaw Man) as MEM-Cho.

Author Aka Akasaka shared a comment about it:

  • «On the occasion of the live-action adaptation of the work (Oshi no Ko), the story has made several references to the entertainment industry. And there is also talk about the live-action adaptation of manga works. He doesn’t just say good things. He also says critical things. So I thought maybe (Oshi no Ko) will never become a live-action.
  • That’s why, when they said they were going to make a live-action version, I wanted to ask the cast and production team: “Are you sure this is okay?” I am infinitely grateful to everyone who accepted the project.
  • I am very interested in knowing what it is like to create a work called (Oshi no Ko), set in the world of entertainment, not from the point of view of the manga artist, but from the real world of entertainment, of real people in the real world, and what the final product will be like. I think you do too, right? I hope you will join me in finding out the answers to these questions».

The first season of the anime adaptation premiered during the Japanese season and had a total of eleven episodes. 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: Comic Natalie

(c)赤坂アカ×横槍メンゴ/集英社・東映 (c)赤坂アカ×横槍メンゴ/集英社・2024 映画【推しの子】製作委員会

Related posts