HiDive Picks Up Exclusive Streaming Rights To The 2023 Anime ‘Oshi no Ko’

‘Oshi no Ko’ is a young adult manga written by Aka Akasaka, illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari, and published by Young Jump Comics since April 2020. The series has been picked up for an anime adaption from the Japanese animation studio Doga Kobo with a planned release for 2023 with HiDive announcing they would exclusively stream it in the United States.

“HIDIVE announced today its acquisition of Oshi no Ko, the highly anticipated new anime drama series adapted from the award-winning seinen manga written by Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari (Scrum’s Wish), which will premiere in 2023 with a special 90-minute first episode and be available exclusively on HIDIVE,” they said on their website.

They added, “Oshi no Ko will be directed by Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection Project) and Chao Nekotomi (Love is Like a Cocktail) together with writing by Jin Tanaka (The Misfit of Demon King Academy), character design by Kanna Hirayama (Rent-A-Girlfriend) and animation by production studio Doga Kobo (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle). The voice cast will star Rie Takahashi (Teasing Master Takagi-san3) as Ai Hoshino.”

Yen Press publishes the ‘Oshi no Ko’ manga in an English translation.

You can check out the promotional image below:

Wikipedia describes the synopsis as follows,

“A doctor, Goro Amemiya, is tasked with delivering famous Japanese idol Ai Hoshino’s baby; however, before her children are born he is murdered by her stalker. In a twist of events, he reincarnates, with all of his memories, as her child along with a former patient, Sarina Tenjouji.

After Ai’s death at the hands of a stalker, Aquamarine (Goro) swears to avenge her by killing the person, assumably his mysterious father, who leaked her information. His sister, Ruby Hoshino (Sarina), follows her dream of becoming an idol, following in her mother’s footsteps.”

The English version was originally published on the website Magna Plus.

Jacob Airey

Jacob Airey is a writer, nerd, YouTube host, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started the website StudioJakeMedia.com in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, music, and faith. He is also the author of The Seven Royals fantasy novel series.

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