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Oshi No Ko Manga Volumes Go Out-Of-Stock In Japan As Anime’s Popularity Surges

It is not everyday that we get to witness something like the volumes of a single manga going completely out-of-stock or in other words facing a shortage in a particular country, especially Japan.

This was the case when it came to Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari’s idol based drama mystery manga Oshi No Ko, as it was completely sold out in bookstores all over Japan.

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Notice Translation: (Oshi No Ko volumes 1-11) This item is currently out of stock. The next arrival is undecided.

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Oshi No Ko Manga Volumes Go Out-Of-Stock

Oshi No Ko Manga Volumes Go Out-Of-Stock

Manga’s illustrator Mengo Yokoyari also addressed this on her official Twitter account, revealing that the manga has been sold out everywhere and that it might only come in stock in the mid of May, asking the fans to wait a bit more in order to buy it.

Any guesses on who’s comics are sold out all over? 😂I haven’t checked properly, but I hope they’ll be in stock by mid-May……~~!
It’s frustrating not being able to read them when you want to…just wait a little longer!

Fans flocked to the comment section of the tweet expressing their frustration on not being able to find the manga volumes in the bookstores, which led them to resort to e-books and kindle.

They also went on to say that the nationwide shortage was largely due to the surge in the popularity of Oshi No Ko‘s anime adaptation.

Oshi No Ko Manga Volumes Go Out-Of-Stock

Oshi No Ko Manga Volumes Go Out-Of-Stock

Oshi No Ko Manga Volumes Go Out-Of-Stock

Oshi No Ko Manga Volumes Go Out-Of-Stock

Oshi No Ko Manga Volumes Go Out-Of-Stock

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

The first episode of the anime went on to shatter all records to become the top ranked series launched in the HIDIVE’s history.

It also dethroned Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood to take the spot of the top ranked anime on MyAnimeList within a day of its premiere.

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

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?

Source: Yaraon, Twitter

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