As previously announced, the anime adaptation of the manga written by aka akasaka and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari, Oshi no Ko (My Star), held a special event to reveal the latest information on the project. During said event it was announced that the series will premiere during the month of April 2023 on television stations in Japan and a new promotional video for the project was shared.
On the other hand, a new promotional image of the series was shared.
New character designs as well as new members for the voice cast were also revealed.
Rie Takahashi (Megumin in Konosuba!) as Ai Hoshino.
Takeo Otsuka (Collot in BEASTARS) as Aqua Hoshino and rookie voice actress Yurie Igoma as Ruby Hoshino.
Kento Itō (Nifuji Hirotaka in Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii) like Gorou and Tomoyo Takayanagi (Mikan Hinatsuki in Machikado Mazoku) as Sarah.
It should be remembered that this adaptation will debut with a first episode in a 90-minute block (1 hour and 30 minutes), although it should be noted that the duration of the block includes television commercials. In addition, the distribution in the West will be in the hands of the platform HIDIVE.
Akasaka and Yokoyari began publishing the manga in the magazine. Weekly Young Jump from the publisher Shueisha in April 2020. aka akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) writes it while Mengo Yokoyari (Kuzu no Honkai) illustrates it, and the work already exceeds 2 million accumulated copies in circulation.
- daisuke hiramaki (Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!, Koisuru Asteroid, Selection Project) is in charge of directing the project in the studios Doga Kobo with the assistance of Saori Tachibana (Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san, Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi).
- Jin Tanaka (Tokyo Ghoul, Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha, Yesterday wo Utatte) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Kanna Hirayama (Kanojo, Okarishimasu, Selection Project) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
Synopsis of Oshi no Ko
16-year-old Ai Hoshino is a talented and beautiful idol who is adored by her fans. She is the personification of purity, but all that glitters is not gold… Gorou Honda is a gynecologist from a rural area and a big fan of Ai. So when the pregnant idol shows up at her hospital, he is beyond taken aback. Gorou promises him a safe delivery, but little does he know that an encounter with a mysterious figure would result in his untimely death, or so he thought. Opening his eyes, Gorou finds himself in the lap of his beloved idol and discovers that he has been reborn as Aquamarine Hoshino, Ai’s newborn son! With his world turned upside down, Gorou soon discovers that show business is full of thorns, and that talent doesn’t always breed success. Will he be able to protect the beloved idol’s smile from him?