Oshi No Ko Anime Dethrones FMAB As Top Anime On MAL Within A Day Of Its Release

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The most anticipated anime of the season Oshi No Ko has overtaken the title of Top Anime from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood with a rating of 9.38 in MyAnimeList within a day of its premiere.

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Fans dubbed the anime as one of the strongest debut they have seen in years and also went on to praise the studio Doga Kobo for the perfect adaptation of the source material.

At the time of writing around 20,000 users voted for the anime in MyAnimeList.

FMAB has been the longest record holder of being the top anime with a rating of 9.11.

While anime like Kaguya Sama season 3- Ultra Romantic and Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 had for a brief period of time surpassed FMAB, they were later pushed down the ladder.

Oshi No Ko anime started airing in Japan on April 12, 2023.

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Rie Takahashi has been cast to voice one of the main characters and idol, Ai Hoshino.

Other cast includes:

  • Takeo Otsuka as Aqua
  • Yurie Igoma as Ruby
  • Kent Ito as Goro
  • Tomoyo Takayanagi as Sarina
  • Yumi Uchiyama as Aqua (child)
  •  Megumi Han as Kana Arima 
  • Manaka Iwami as Akane Kurokawa
  • Rumi Okubo as Mem-Cho

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The anime adaptation is being done by Doga Kobo. The key staff involved in the animation production were also revealed.

Daisuke Hiramaki will be directing the anime, while Saori Tachibana will serve as the assistant director. Series composition will be handled by Jin Tanaka and Kanna Hiramiya will be in charge of character designs.

Akasaka who is the writer of the original manga said that the anime adaptation will be a good work, and asked fans to look forward to it.

Oshi no Ko is a manga series written by Kaguya Sama: Love is War creator Aka Akasaka and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari, who is author of Kuzu no Honkai. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump since April 2020, with its chapters collected in seven tankōbon volumes as of February 2022.

MAL describes the plot of the manga as follows;

Sixteen-year-old Ai Hoshino is a talented and beautiful idol who is adored by her fans. She is the personification of a pure, young maiden. But all that glitters is not gold.

Gorou Honda is a countryside gynaecologist and a big fan of Ai. So when the pregnant idol shows up at his hospital, he is beyond bewildered. Gorou promises her a safe delivery. Little does he know, an encounter with a mysterious figure would result in his untimely death—or so he thought.

Opening his eyes in the lap of his beloved idol, Gorou finds that he has been reborn as Aquamarine Hoshino—Ai’s newborn son! With his world turned upside down, Gorou soon learns that the world of showbiz is paved with thorns, where talent does not always beget success. Will he manage to protect Ai’s smile that he loves so much with the help of an eccentric and unexpected ally?

Source: MyAnimeList

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