Oshi no Ko quickly soared to become one of the top anime series on MyAnimeList following its premiere on Netflix and Ani-One Asia. Fans have received the 90-minute-long first episode with high praise, solidifying its position as a must-watch series!
Oshi no Ko may appear to be a typical idol anime at first glance, but it delves deeper into the dark side of the industry, deviating from the usual plot of a character striving to make it big. The first episode is full of surprises and the highly anticipated premiere did not disappoint, thanks to Doga Kobo’s outstanding animation and storytelling.
Oshi no Ko’s Debut Episode Outshines Spring 2023’s Anime Premieres
Oshi no Ko has finally premiered as part of the latest wave of anime for the Spring 2023 season, and its 90-minute long first episode has surpassed all others in terms of quality. Written by Aka Akasaka, the creator of Kaguya-sama: Love is War, and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari, the creator of Scum’s Wish, Oshi no Ko was eagerly awaited by manga fans, who recognized it as a major series deserving its own anime adaptation. Now that the Oshi no Ko anime is finally here, the first episode fully justifies fans’ expectations.
Without revealing too much and risking spoilers, it’s safe to say that there is a lot more to Oshi no Ko than meets the eye. Underneath the glitzy facade of a typical idol anime lies a darker side that’s all too familiar in the industry. This sets the stage for a series that promises to be both surprising and unexpected.
What Makes Oshi no Ko’s Premiere Stand Out
Oshi no Ko’s premiere delivers a cinematic experience without revealing too much about the plot that follows. The anime introduces a doctor who is a fan of the idol Ai Hoshino. He soon discovers that the 16-year-old idol leader of a popular group is pregnant and he is tasked with delivering her twin babies. Although this is all we can reveal, it’s enough to entice viewers to watch the first episode.
Right from the start, Oshi no Ko presents a twist that is both surprising and compelling. The fact that an idol is hiding such a scandalous secret creates a major challenge for the anime, but it rises to the occasion. Oshi no Ko is an exploration of the darker sides of Japan’s idol and entertainment industries. The premiere episode exposes a cynical view of idols and the pressure they face to project a false sense of happiness to their fans. It also sheds light on the support systems that surround them.
Despite being a capitalistic endeavor, Ai Hoshino finds herself caught in the middle. She must maintain a false image of virtue and romance for her fans while also being productive enough to generate profits. As a result, she is a broken individual who is searching for her own happiness and uses the lies she has learned to carve her path. However, there’s still a massive twist in the story that sets everything into motion.
Oshi no Ko’s first episode serves as a prologue to a much larger story filled with lies, violence, gods, revenge, and more, all disguised within a colorful and sparkling idol entertainment veneer. The anime has only just begun, and it’s already the best of the season. If you want to experience the truth behind the facade, don’t miss the premiere of Oshi no Ko.