Kanna Hirayama, the character designer for the Oshi no Ko anime, drew two illustrations featuring Ai Hoshino to commemorate the series’ 90-minute premiere. The first one was posted ahead of the first episode’s broadcast and depicts the character in her idol outfit holding out her hands and looking at a star.
Meanwhile, the second illustration was posted after the series premiere, and it features Ai and her twins comfortably sleeping together.
Oshi no Ko anime is based on the manga written by Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and illustrated by Mengo Yokari (Scum’s Wish). It is animated by studio Doga Kobo (Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie), with Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection Project) as director and Saori Tachibana (Wasteful Days of High School Girls) as the assistant director. Jin Tanaka (Laid-Back Camp) is writing the series composition while Kanna Hirayama (Rent-a-Girlfriend) is adapting the character designs from the manga. YOASOBI is performing the opening song titled “Idol” while the ending theme song titled “Mephisto” is sung by Queen Bee. Rie Takahashi (Megumin in Konosuba, Tomo Aizawa in Tomo-chan Is a Girl!) voices Ai Hoshino.
HiDIVE is streaming the anime and they described the series as follows:
Dr. Goro is reborn as the son of the young starlet Ai Hoshino after her delusional stalker murders him. Now, he wants to help his new mother rise to the top, but what can a child do about the dark underbelly of the entertainment industry?
Source: Kanna Hirayama Twitter
© Akasaka Aka x Mengo Yokoyari / Shueisha / Oshi no Ko Production Committee © Kanna Hirayama