Oshi no Ko Episode 2 Release Date, Time, Preview & Where To Watch

The second episode of Oshi no Ko is now just a few hours away from officially premiering the 2nd episode in Japan. The anime series opened with a great 90-minute premiere episode which has made Oshi no Ko the highest-rated anime on MyAnimeList. Not only that, but the theme song of Oshi no Ko, titled “Idol” is the most-watched theme song of the Spring 2023 anime season.

It seems like everything is going perfectly for Oshi no Ko, and fans are looking forward to seeing how the start will pan out. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming episode including release time and where to watch.

Oshi no Ko Episode 2 Release Date

Oshi no Ko episode 2 is scheduled to premiere on April 19, 2023, at 8 AM Pacific Time. HIDIVE is the platform where international fans can catch the show, as Crunchyroll, unfortunately, does not have the license to stream Oshi no Ko. Fans in Asia can watch the series on Ani-One Asia ULTRABIlibili, and Netflix Asia in selected regions.

For the convenience of fans across the globe, we’ve listed the exact release times below:

  • Pacific Time: 8:00 AM
  • Central Time: 10:00 AM
  • Eastern Time: 11:00 AM
  • British Time: 4:00 PM
  • European Time: 5:00 PM
  • Indian Time: 8:30 PM

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Episode 2 Preview

Oshi no Ko episode 2 is titled “The Third Option” and the preview images have been released.

Episode 2 Countdown

Here is a countdown to Oshi no Ko episode 2 premiere.


Episode 1 Recap

Episode 1 introduced us to the teenage idol Hoshino Ai and her admirer, Doctor Gorou Amemiya. Hoshino Ai, a 16-year-old girl pregnant with twins, ends up at Amemiya’s hospital. Wanting to keep her pregnancy a secret from the public in order to avoid criticism and losing followers, Ai is relieved when Amemiya agrees to help maintain her privacy.

Tragically, Amemiya is killed by one of Hoshino Ai’s obsessive fans. As he faces his final moments, Amemiya wonders what his life would have been like if he had been born as one of the idol’s children. Miraculously, upon closing his eyes and reopening them, he finds himself reborn as one of Hoshino Ai’s twins.

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The twins, named Aquamarine and Ruby, grow up witnessing the challenges and excitement of the entertainment industry. As Hoshino Ai struggles to revive her career, Aquamarine takes matters into his own hands and secures roles for himself and his mother in a film. This move revitalizes Ai’s career, and her popularity starts to soar once more.

However, their happiness is short-lived when tragedy strikes. A stalker, who had discovered Ai’s pregnancy and become enraged, manages to find her home address and decides to end her life. The episode concludes with Aquamarine vowing to exact revenge on Ai’s killer, whom he suspects to be their father. In the final scene, we see Aquamarine and Ruby embarking on their school life, hinting at the challenges and adventures that lie ahead.

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