On Wednesday, the official Twitter account for Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari’s Oshi no Ko manga revealed a new short story by Akasaka titled “45510.” The short story served as the basis for YOASOBI’s opening theme song “Idol” for the manga’s television anime adaptation, and looks at the story’s idol Ai from a different perspective.
The 90-minute first episode of the animation debuted in Japan on Wednesday. HIDIVE is streaming the anime in real time as it airs in Japan. On March 17, the first 90-minute episode was also shown in advance screenings at theatres around Japan.
Check out Oshi no Ko’s “Idol” Theme Song Here
Queen Bee sings the last theme tune, “Mephisto.”
The manga will be published in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine in April 2020 by Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish). Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service will make the manga available in English digitally.
The manga was licensed by Yen Press, which explains the plot as follows:
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)
In 2021, the comic got first prize in the seventh “Next Manga Awards” (Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taish), and it also won Best General Manga at the 46th annual Kodansha Manga Awards last year. Last year, the series was nominated for the 26th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, as well as the 14th and 15th Manga Taisho Awards. In the 2022 edition of Takarajimasha’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi!, the manga was rated seventh on the top 20 list of manga for male readers. (This Manga Is Amazing!) instruction manual. Over 3 million copies of the manga have been sold.