The highly anticipated anime Oshi no Ko revealed the preview images and video for episode 1, which is slated to premiere on April 12 with a 90-minute duration. The first episode will be available to stream on HiDIVE and Ani-One. Watch the preview video:
The episode will be directed by Daisuke Hiramaki (New Game!! episode 11), Nekotomi Ciao (Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie episode 12), Asami Nakatani (Moriarty the Patriot episode 5), Ryota Ito (Psycho-Pass 2 episode 10), and Chegmin Jin (WATATEN!: An Angel Flew Down to Me episodes 2 & 7). Additionally, the storyboard will be handled by the first three aforementioned episode directors with Jin Tanaka (Laid-Back Camp The Movie) supervising the screenplay. Kanna Hirayama (Rent-A-Girlfriend) is credited as the chief animation director. Some of the preview images:
Doga Kobo is animating the series with the direction of Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection Project) and Saori Tachibana (Wasteful Days of High School Girls) as the assistant director. Kanna Hirayama (Rent-a-Girlfriend) is adapting the character designs from the manga written by Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and illustrations provided by Mengo Yokari (Scum’s Wish).
YOASOBI is singing the opening theme song “Idol” while Queen Bee is performing the ending theme song titled “Mephisto.” The cast of the series includes:
- Rie Takahashi as Ai Hoshino
- Takeo Otsuka as Aquamarine Hoshino
- Yurie Igoma as Ruby Hoshino
- Kento Ito as Goro
- Tomoyo Takayanagi as Sarina
- Yumi Uchiyama as Aquamarine (young)
- Megumi Han as Kana Arima
HiDIVE describes the series as:
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?
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