Aka Akasaka’s manga series anime adaptation enjoyed its reign as the highest-rated anime on MyAnimeList (MAL) for a while, but it appears that this run has come to an end. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, a previous record-holder, has once again climbed to the top of the ratings.
Oshi no Ko, an anime produced by Doga Koba Studios, has been one of the most popular series this season. Its first 90-minute special episode was not only HIDIVE’s biggest premiere but its opening song “Idol” also became the most-watched opening of the season.
The first episode’s massive success propelled the ratings to an impressive 9.21/10.
However, as new episodes were released, the anime’s ratings began to gradually decrease, partially due to the slower pacing compared to the series’ initial episodes. Currently, Oshi no Ko holds a rating of 9.09/10 on MAL, while Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood boasts a slightly higher rating of 9.10/10.
Over the past few years, several shows, including Attack on Titan, Kaguya Sama: Love Is War, and Fruits Basket, have reached the number-one spot on MAL. However, none of them has managed to maintain this position for an extended period.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, on the other hand, has remained consistently at the top of the ratings since its conclusion.
Although the popularity of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is undeniable, some fans have accused its supporters of giving other top-ranking anime series a low rating of 1/10 in an attempt to protect their favorite show’s position.
If you haven’t already, you can watch Oshi no Ko on HIDIVE. The anime is based on a manga of the same name, penned by Aka Akasaka, who is also known for authoring Kaguya Sama: Love Is War. Currently, Akasaka is working on a new manga series.
HIDIVE describes the Oshi no Ko anime series as follows:
Dr. Goro is reborn as the son of the young starlet Ai Hoshino after her delusional stalker murders him. Now, he wants to help his new mother rise to the top, but what can a child do about the dark underbelly of the entertainment industry?