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Oshi no Ko's Kana Arima Becomes Baking Soda Ambassador for April Fool's Day

posted on by Kim Morrissy
Ruby has been calling Kana "the genius child actor who licks baking soda" since childhood

Japanese Oshi no Ko fans have been calling Kana Arima "Baking Soda"-chan as a reference to a running gag from the manga: In their childhood years, Ruby mistook Kana's title of "the genius child actor who can cry on the spot" (jū-byō de nakeru tensai koyaku) as "the genius child actor who licks baking soda" (jūsō wo nameru tensai koyaku, or "the genius child actor who can lie on a yacht" in the English version).

Poor Kana will never be able to live the title down. On April Fool's Day, Kadokawa released a fake newspaper clipping calling Kana the baking soda ambassador. The article explains the story behind the "Baking Soda"-chan nickname and speculates whether Kana's new role as the baking soda ambassador will give her a second wind in the showbiz world. It's the kind of article that might give you second-hand embarrassment for Kana as you read it.


The television anime of Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari's Oshi no Ko manga will premiere on April 12.

Source: Press Release

Disclosure: Kadokawa World Entertainment (KWE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation, is the majority owner of Anime News Network, LLC. One or more of the companies mentioned in this article are part of the Kadokawa Group of Companies.

This article has a follow-up: Oshi no Ko Announces Tie-In With Actual Baking Soda (2023-04-01 23:00)
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