Oshi no Ko Anime's First Episode to Have North American Premiere at Anime Boston 2023
The 90-minute first episode will screen on Friday, April 7 at 11:30am
When the Oshi no Ko anime kicks off it will do so with a special 90-minute first episode, which is scheduled to debut in Japan and on HIDIVE on April 12. Ahead of that, the episode will officially make its North American premiere at Anime Boston 2023 in a screening that will be held on Friday, April 7 at 11:30am.
Attendees will get to check out an exclusive pre-show featuring Japanese voice cast members Rie Takahashi, Takeo Otsuka, Yurie Igoma and Kento Ito. Held in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Boston Hotel, the screening will be open to all badge holders on a first-come first-served basis, and an exclusive randomly colored Oshi no Ko shikishi from the Japanese theatrical release will be provided as a souvenir to all guests.
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Based on the manga written by Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari (Scum's Wish), Oshi no Ko is being directed by Daisuke Hiramaki (Asteroid in Love) and assistant-directed by Chao Nekotomi (Love is Like a Cocktail) at studio Doga Kobo, with series composition by Jin Tanaka (Laid-Back Camp) and character designs by Kanna Hirayama (Rent-a-Girlfriend).
Manga Plus, which digitally publishes the manga's official English version, describes the series as:
"In the world of showbiz, lies are weapons." Goro works as an OB-GYN in the countryside, a life far removed from the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, his favorite idol, Ai Hoshino, has begun her climb to stardom. The two meet in the "worst possible way," setting the gears of fate in motion! The amazing Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari team up to depict the world of showbiz from a completely new perspective in this shocking series!
Anime Boston 2023 is being held April 7-9 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.
Source: Press release
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