On the official site for the popular manga written by aka akasaka and illustrated by Yokoyari Mengo, Oshi no Ko (My Star), a countdown was opened that will end on June 9 at 11:00 p.m. (Japan time). The site is only accessible through mobile devices and the access password is “45510”, and it is inferred that at the end of the count there could be an important announcement for the franchise.
It is worth remembering that in March of this year the Internet domain registration was reported (https://oshinoko.jp/) and Twitter account (@anime_oshinoko), which would indicate that an anime adaptation is in production. However, the information has not been confirmed to date, although some fans hope that at the end of this countdown the official announcement will finally be made.
Akasaka and Yokoyari began publication of the manga in the magazine Weekly Young Jump from the publisher Shueisha in April 2020. The publisher published the seventh compilation volume in February 2022, and will publish the eighth on June 17 in Japan. aka akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) writes it while Yokoyari Mengo (Kuzu no Honkai) illustrates it, and the work already exceeds 2 million accumulated copies in circulation.
Synopsis for 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 mystified. Gorou promises her 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 smile of his beloved idol?
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