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Manga ‘”Oshi no Ko”‘ Receives Live-Action Movie, TV Series in Winter 2024

Manga ‘”Oshi no Ko”‘ Receives Live-Action Movie, TV Series in Winter 2024

Entertainment company Toei announced a live-action movie and drama series for Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari‘s “Oshi no Ko” manga on Wednesday. Toei and Amazon are co-producing the live-action project. The drama series will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video worldwide in winter of 2024, with the movie set to be released in Japanese theaters by Toei.

Aquamarine Hoshino: Kaito Sakurai (Ao Haru Ride)
Ai Hoshino: Asuka Saitou (My Home Hero)
Ruby Hoshino: Nagisa Saitou (Ashita, Watashi wa Dareka no Kanojo)
Kana Arima: Nanoka Hara (Suzume no Tojimari)
Akane Kurokawa: Mizuki Kayashima (Tai-Ari deshita.: Ojousama wa Kakutou Game nante Shinai)
Mem-Cho: ano (Saki)

Akasaka and Yokoyari began serializing the supernatural drama manga in Young Jump magazine in April 2020. Shueisha shipped the 13th volume in November 2023. The manga has a cumulative 15 million copies of its volumes in circulation.

Shueisha began publishing the manga in English on its Manga Plus platform in April 2022. Yen Press licensed the manga in English in July 2022. The fourth volume went on sale in November 2023, and the fifth volume is scheduled for a February 20 release.

Doga Kobo produced a television anime adaptation, which premiered with a 90-minute first episode in Japanese theaters on March 17, with regular broadcasting beginning on April 12 last year. HIDIVE simulcast the series worldwide, excluding Central America, South America, and Asia. A second season is set to premiere in 2024.

“Oshi no Ko” ranked 11th and 7th in the 2021 and 2022 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings. The manga was also nominated for the Manga Taisho Award twice in 2021 and 2022, and the 46th Kodansha Manga Awards in the General category in 2022.

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 Amemiya is a countryside gynecologist 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? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Source: Eiga Natalie

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