Oshi no Ko fans have yet another reason to love the hit anime with the announcement of the release of an English version of the opening.
The original version of the opening song is titled “Idol” by YOASOBI.
The title and artist choice perfectly describe the anime, which is about an idol, Ai Hoshino, and her son, Aquamarine, who was a gynaecologist and Ai superfan in his past life.
The reception for the opening song was incredible, to say the least, as it has recently hit 100 million views on YouTube.
To put in perspective how overwhelming the reaction was, it took “Homura” by LiSA 7 weeks to hit 100 million views on YouTube, bearing in mind that the release of the Demon Slayer movie had a lot of marketing and the prior success of Season 1 to propel it.
“Idol” hit 100 million on YouTube in 4 weeks. It is the fastest anime opening to reach that milestone in history. Another notable anime opening to reach that milestone was “Kaikai Kitan” by Eve, which took five months to reach 100m.
Theme Song English Version Release Date
It was announced that YOASOBI would perform an English version of the song, which will accompany the English Dub of Oshi no Ko, which will start streaming on May 24 2023, on HIDIVE.
The English version of the theme song will be released two days after the premiere episode of the English dub on May 26.
The song’s success doesn’t just involve the anime itself. The artist, YOASOBI, is insanely popular, at one point taking over TikTok and other social media with the song “Racing Into the Night”.
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With 2 billion total viewers on YouTube and 9 million monthly streamers on Spotify, the skill and reputation had much to do with the success of the ‘Idol”.
It is unheard of for Japanese singers to make an English version of their songs due to the language barrier. However, that is not a problem for YOASOBI, as they can also speak English.
They have made English versions of their songs before, which explains their popularity outside of Japan. This is to say that we can expect a great theme song befitting an ever-better anime.
In case you haven’t heard of this anime series before, it is based on the manga of the same name written by Aka Akasaka. The series is exclusively streaming on HIDIVE.