HiDive has announced that they will stream the musical anime ‘Oshi no Ko’ as part of their “simulcast,” line-up, allowing for same day release in Japan and in the United States.
“We set the stage; the curtain is about to rise, and all you need to do is show up. Brace yourselves as HIDIVE streams Oshi no Ko,” HiDive said on their website. They added that the debut will start “with the 90 minute premiere of episode 1 on April 12!”
Directed by Daisuke Hiramaki and Chao Nekotomi, the anime is produced by the Japanese animation studio Doga Kobo with Kanna Hirayama handling the character designs, Jin Tanaka writing the scripts, and Takurō Iga composing the musical score.
You can watch the trailer below:
The anime is based on a manga series written by Aka Akasaka and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari. It has been released by the Tokyo-based publisher Shueisha and serialized in their ‘Weekly Young Jump’ magazine since 2020. Yen Press currently holds the license to release it in North America.
AniList describes the synopsis as follows,
“When a pregnant young starlet appears in Gorou Amemiya’s countryside medical clinic, the doctor takes it upon himself to safely (and secretly) deliver Ai Hoshino’s child so she can make a scandal-free return to the stage. But no good deed goes unpunished, and on the eve of her delivery, he finds himself slain at the hands of Ai’s deluded stalker — and subsequently reborn as Ai’s child, Aquamarine Hoshino! The glitz and glamor of showbiz hide the dark underbelly of the entertainment industry, threatening to dull the shine of his favorite star. Can he help his new mother rise to the top of the charts? And what will he do when unthinkable disaster strikes?”
Music duo Yoasobi performs the theme song “Idol” while rock band Queen Bee performs the ending song “Mephisto.”
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