Oshi no Ko Season 2 Reveals First Trailer & Release Window

Get ready for the highly anticipated return of Oshi no Ko Season 2 in 2024! The smash hit anime series from spring 2023 is confirmed to be making a comeback next year, as teased in a new teaser.

Oshi no Ko was undoubtedly one of the biggest breakout shows of last season. It immediately won over fans with its thrilling feature-length pilot episode that culminated in a huge twist. But it was far more than just a one-trick pony. The subsequent 11 episodes provided an incisive exploration of the Japanese entertainment world, with complex and endearing characters.

The season one finale thrilled viewers by confirming that season two is officially on the way. Details are still scarce, but fans can mark their calendars for 2024 when Oshi no Ko triumphantly returns to the airwaves. With the foundation of an amazing first season, anticipation will be high for the continuing adventures and insights into the lives of these vibrant characters. Here is everything we know.

Oshi No Ko Season 2 Trailer and Release Window

The cast of the hit anime series Oshi no Ko gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving on November 26, 2023. They also made a major announcement about the show’s upcoming second season. Series stars Rie Takahashi, Takeo Otsuka, Yurie Igoma, Megumi Han, Manaka Iwami, Rumi Okubo, and Kento Ito were all in attendance for the special event.

After the festive performance, they announced that Oshi no Ko will return for Season 2 in 2024. The announcement came with the release of a new trailer and a stunning teaser visual hinting at what’s to come.

Fans had been anticipating news about Season 2 ever since they teased that a big announcement would happen at the Ichigo Production Fan Festival 2023. The show delivered on that promise, confirming the 2024 release.

According to the latest updates, Oshi no Ko Season 2 will premiere in January 2024. The first teaser visuals were out back in June after Season 1 concluded, featuring the main cast. Additionally, the new trailer provides an exciting glimpse of Aqua planning to uncover the truth about his mother in the upcoming episodes. Fan favorites Aqua, Kana, and also Akane look to be at the center of this new arc.

After a smash hit first season, anticipation will be high for the return of Oshi no Ko next year. Judging by the teasers, Season 2 is shaping up to deliver more of the clever writing, drama, and also heart that made the first season such a breakout success.

About Oshi no Ko Season 2

For those unfamiliar, Oshi no Ko is an anime adaptation of the popular manga series written by Aka Akasaka, the creator of Kaguya-Sama: Love is War. Mengo Yokoyari, author of Scum’s Wish, illustrated it. Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump serialized the manga since April 2020. Additionally, it has seven tankobon volumes as of February 2022.

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Studio Doga Kobo produced the manga adaptation, known for shows like Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie. Daisuke Hiramaki, director of Selection Project, helmed the series as chief director, with Saori Tachibana, assistant director on Wasteful Days of High School Girls, as his second-in-command. Additionally, Jin Tanaka, writer for Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club handled the anime’s scripts. Kanna Hirayama, a designer on Rent-A-Girlfriend, did the character designs based on the original manga.

Oshi no Ko Season 2
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Oshi no Ko premiered in April 2023 exclusively on HIDIVE for international streaming. The idol drama was an instant hit with critics and audiences alike. This is thanks to the creative team adapting the works of two manga superstars, Akasaka and Yokoyari.

With a rock-solid foundation in the source material and top-notch production talent, Oshi no Ko emerged as one of the biggest breakout anime of 2023.

The Cast

Oshi no Ko’s season two will likely see the return of most of the principal voice cast, particularly Aqua and the members of the reformed B Komachi idol group. Reprising their roles would be Takeo Otsuka as Aqua Hoshino, and Yurie Igoma as Ruby Hoshino. Additionally, Megumi Han as Kana Arima, Lynn as Miyako Saito, Rumi Okubo as Memcho, and Manaka Iwami as Akane Kurokawa. Fans have come to love these talented voice actors’ portrayals of the complex, driven characters. Aqua and B Komachi in particular have unfinished business, so viewers can expect their Japanese voice cast to reprise their roles as the story continues in season two. The voice talent has been integral in bringing life to the show’s captivating entanglement of the entertainment industry, family ties, revenge, and romance.

Oshi no Ko Season 1

The first season of Oshi no Ko adapted the story from the manga’s first 40 chapters. This covered approximately the first third of the total story, with the final episodes concluding the First Concert Arc.

Given how faithfully season one adhered to the original narrative, it is likely that season two will continue to closely follow the manga’s plotlines. Fans can probably expect arcs covering a stage play adaptation of the famous manga, a variety show, a big-budget movie production, and also the climactic resolution to Aqua’s search for his father.

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Some of the highlights to look forward to including Aqua and Ruby’s ongoing acting gigs, and the introduction of new rivals and allies in the entertainment industry. However, deeper dives into the main characters’ motivations and backstories will not miss too. Of course, the central drama around Aqua seeking vengeance for his mother’s death will likely take center stage for the next season.

While staying true to the manga, season two has an opportunity to expand on some storylines or pace certain reveals for maximum impact. But the basic framework adapting the next section of the manga’s fascinating exploration of celebrity, identity, and relationships seems set. Anchored by captivating characters and the creators’ insight into the entertainment world, Oshi no Ko’s second season promises to deliver another showstopping performance.

Oshi no Ko’s Plot          

Oshi no Ko centers around Gorou Amemiya, a small-town doctor who delivers the secret baby of young celebrity Ai Hoshino. But on the eve of the birth, Gorou is killed by Ai’s unhinged stalker, only to be shockingly reborn as her child, Aquamarine.

Thrust into the cutthroat world of entertainment, Gorou quickly learns that talent alone does not guarantee success. To protect Ai’s cherished smile, he finds an unlikely ally to help navigate the industry’s thorny landscape.

The story follows Aqua and his twin sister Ruby, the children of famed idol Ai from the group B-Komachii. At the height of her fame, an obsessed fan killed Ai. Aqua makes it his mission to find the culprit – his biological father.

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In a twist, Aqua and Ruby were once Ai’s devoted fans, Dr. Gorou and Sarina Tendouji respectively. After dying, they are reincarnated as her children, retaining memories of their former identities.

This unique premise blends revenge, drama, and also insight into celebrity culture through the literal rebirth of two individuals into the glamorous yet dangerous realm of their idol. With intricately connected characters and plenty of showbiz intrigue, Oshi no Ko Season 2 promises a fascinating ride. Stay tuned for more anime news!

The series is available to stream on HiDIVE and Netflix Asia.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Oshi no Ko Season 2 be on HIDIVE too?

While it’s assumed Season 2 will also be on HIDIVE. The recent policy changes on the platform also mean many non-English speaking countries may lose access.

Who has the North American licensing rights?

Oshi no Ko is licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks.

What other anime are coming out in January 2024?

Oshi no Ko is joining a stacked lineup of January 2024 anime debuts including:
Classroom of the Elite Season 3
Tsukimichi Season 2
Solo Leveling
Blue Exorcist Season 3
Danmachi Season 5 also recently announced a 2024 premiere. Bucchigiri?!, an original anime from MAPPA, will also premiere in January 2024.

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