Oshi no ko Season 2 to Air in July!

During AnimeJapan 2024’s stage presentation on Sunday, it was announced that the second season of Oshi no Ko season 2 is set to premiere in July. Additionally, a video showcasing the upcoming season revealed new cast members and offered a sneak peek into the cast of the ongoing 2.5 stage play “Tokyo Blade,” which is based on a manga adaptation.

Among the newly announced cast for the oshi no ko season 2 are Kōki Uchiyama, who will voice Taiki Himekawa (Blade in “Tokyo Blade”), and Yūsuke Kobayashi, who will voice Sakuya Kamoshida (Monme in “Tokyo Blade”). In “Tokyo Blade,” the roles include Kana Arima as Tsurugi (voiced by Megumi Han), Akane Kurokawa as Sayahime (voiced by Manaka Iwami), Aqua Hoshino as Touki (voiced by Takeo Ōtsuka), and Melt Narushima as Kizami (voiced by Seiji Maeda).

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Further details about the anime will be unveiled on April 12, coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the first season. HIDIVE had previously confirmed during Anime Expo 2023 that it would stream the second season.

The initial television adaptation of Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari’s Oshi no Ko manga premiered in Japan in April 2023, featuring a 90-minute debut episode. HIDIVE streamed the anime simultaneously with its Japanese broadcast, including an English dub, and marked it as the “#1 series launch in the streamer’s history.”

The first season was helmed by directors Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection Project) and Chao Nekotomi (Love is Like a Cocktail) at Doga Kobo, with Jin Tanaka (The Misfit of Demon King Academy) managing the series scripts, and character designs by Kanna Hirayama (Rent-A-Girlfriend). YOASOBI performed the opening theme “Idol,” while Queen Bee contributed the ending theme “Mephisto.”

The manga, initially serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine in April 2020, garnered critical acclaim, winning awards such as the “Next Manga Awards” and the Kodansha Manga Awards. It has also received nominations for prestigious accolades like the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and the Manga Taisho Awards. Furthermore, the manga achieved significant commercial success, with over 3 million copies in circulation.

The manga’s popularity has extended to other media formats, with plans for a live-action film and television series adaptation. Toei will release the film theatrically, while the television series will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video worldwide in “winter 2024.”

Yen Press publishes the manga in English and describes the manga as follows:

Gorou is a gynecologist and idol fan who’s in shock after his favorite star, Ai, announces an impromptu hiatus. Little does Gorou realize that he’s about to forge a bond with her that defies all common sense! Lies are an idol’s greatest weapon in this outrageous manga from Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Mengo Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish).”

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Source: ANN

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