Manga illustrator Mengo Yokoyari couldn’t contain her excitement after the advanced screening of Oshi No Ko‘s anime adaptation on March 17, 2023, as she took to Twitter to urge the fans to watch the movie in order to share their thoughts with her.
In an emotional tweet, she went on to praise the voice actors, studio, the music, the staff behind it for an amazing job they did creating the anime adaptation, and not to forget YOASOBI for the opening theme song.
“The video studio, the voice actors, the music, the staff, everyone is really amazing. Anime is amazing.“
“YOASOBI you are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? 😭It’s really amazing… I’m so surprised… I wanted to share this feeling with someone as soon as possible… I’m so happy…“
According to Yokoyari, the quality and the amount of love the team put towards the creation of the anime moved her so much that she cried toward its end.
“Of course… everything was of superb quality, and I was overwhelmed by it, but more than anything, I cried because the film was made with so much “love”… “love”, this film is so much love, please… thank you. ………“
The advanced screening of Oshi No Ko anime was well received by the fans alike, whose comments where shared by Yokoyari on her Twitter handle.
Check out the comments and their rough translation below:
I thought I wouldn’t cry because I knew what was going to happen, but when I realized I was crying, I was crying so hard. It was an amazing work that drew me in that much. As you said yourself, I think it’s a difficult picture to make into an anime, but the animation moved just as the original work did. The expression of the eyes is genius. And YOASOBI, you are too good! More than I expected…
I cried so hard that my mask and pocket tissues were useless…. It will be broadcast on TV in less than a month, but don’t miss the best opportunity to see it on a big screen in a movie theater. I can’t look at the too-cute bonus paper after watching the movie. It’s too painful.
I’m too much in love with Ai. I’ve already read the original, but the voice, acting, and anime expressions made me feel like I know and love Ai-chan even more. The staff must really love the girls they’re working with!
Oshi No Ko anime will start airing in Japan on April 12, 2023.
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
YOASOBI performed the opening theme song for the anime “IDOL”. The full-length version of the song will be unveiled during the advanced screening of the anime
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?