Japanese voice actress Lynn posted on her official Twitter account on Friday announcing that she will be voicing Miyako Saito in the upcoming Oshi no Ko anime. The voice actress added that she has been a fan of the series ever since an acquaintance recommended the manga to her and she is honored to be part of it. Lynn is known for voicing Sakura Yamauchi in I Want To Eat Your Pancreas, Mafuyu Kirise in We Never Learn: BOKUBEN, Miorine Rembran in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, and more.
A pre-screening event of the 90-minute duration first episode is currently happening in Japanese theaters and the TV anime is scheduled to premiere on April 12. The series released a trailer last month featuring the opening song by YOASOBI. Studio Doga Kobo (Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie) is animating with Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection Project) as director and Saori Tachibana (Wasteful Days of High School Girls) as assistant director. Jin Tanaka (Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club) is writing the scripts and Kanna Hirayama (Rent-a-Girlfriend) is adapting the character designs from the manga. The cast of the anime 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
Oshi no Ko anime is based on a manga series written by Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) with illustrations by Mengo Yokari (Scum’s Wish). Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump has been serializing the series since April 2020 with a total of 11 volumes currently available. Yen Press is licensing the manga in English and describes the first volume as:
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).
Source: Lynn’s Official Twitter
© Akasaka Aka x Mengo Yokoyari / Shueisha / Oshi no Ko Production Committee