The first episode of Oshi no Ko‘s anime, a 90-minute special, acted as the prelude to a much longer plot that would follow. Fans first met Ai Hoshino in this premiere, a young idol who would go on to achieve enormous fame but who had to do it while concealing the existence of her twin children.
In the anime, her performances were described as being enchanting, and Instagram user @cosnekomaru has tapped into this magic with an Ai cosplay that flawlessly catches it all.
The opening theme “Idol” as performed by YOASOBI.
The ending theme “Mephisto” is performed by Queen Bee.
Oshi no Ko anime premiered on April 12, 2023.
Oshi no Ko episode 2 premiered on April 19, 2023.
Japanese manga series Oshi no Ko was created by Aka Akasaka and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari. Since April 2020, it has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump, and as of March 2023, its chapters have been compiled in 11 tankbon volumes. It has been concurrently published by Shueisha on their Manga Plus website and licensed for release by Yen Press in North America.