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Aka Akasaka, Mengo Yokoyari's Oshi no Ko Manga Gets Anime

posted on by Alex Mateo

Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari's Oshi no Ko manga is getting an anime by Doga Kobo.

Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection Project) and Chao Nekotomi (Love is Like a Cocktail) are directing the series. Jin Tanaka (The Misfit of Demon King Academy) is handling series composition. Kanna Hirayama (Rent-A-Girlfriend) is designing the characters.

The manga's story begins with Gorō, a doctor who coincidentally handles the childbirth of his favorite idol Ai Hoshino, who took a hiatus from the entertainment industry to give birth to her twin babies. However, just before Ai gives birth, Gorō dies from an accident, but is reborn as one of Ai's children, Aquamarine Hoshino, with his memories fully intact.

Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Yokoyari (Scum's Wish) launched the Oshi no Ko (My Stan's Kid) manga in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine in April 2020. Shueisha's MANGA Plus service is releasing the manga in English. Shueisha's published the manga's seventh compiled book volume on February 22, and it will publish the eighth volume on June 17.

The manga won first place in the seventh "Next Manga Awards" (Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taishō) in 2021. The manga won in the Best General Manga category in the 46th annual Kodansha Manga awards this year. The manga was nominated for the 26th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize this year. The manga has also been nominated for the 14th and 15th Manga Taisho Awards. The manga ranked at #7 on the top 20 list of manga for male readers in the 2022 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook. The manga has over 3 million copies in circulation.

Source: Press release

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