Oshi no Ko has rapidly captured the hearts of the anime fanbase with its enthralling 90-minute premiere episode. From start to finish, the episode was nothing short of perfection, and the captivating opening song played a significant role in its success. This theme song, which has been enchanting its listeners with mesmerizing vocals, has quickly become the most-watched opening theme song of the Spring 2023 anime season.
The opening theme song, titled “Idol,” is a collaboration between YAOSOBI, who provided the music, and ikura, who supplied the vocals. Since its release on April 12, 2023, the opening has garnered over 14 million views. The Spring anime season is packed with highly anticipated and well-loved shows, including the return of heavyweights like Demon Slayer, Vinland Saga, Dr Stone, and Eden Zero.
Despite this fierce competition, Oshi no Ko’s opening has managed to leave its mark. The second most viewed opening theme of the Spring season comes from Hell’s Paradise, which currently boasts 2.3 million views. In comparison, the opening for the ever-popular Demon Slayer, “Kizuna no Kiseki,” was released on April 17 and has already amassed over 300,000 views.
Oshi no Ko’s outstanding performance in terms of its opening theme song demonstrates the show’s potential to become a fan favorite in the anime world.
Opening Song Is Based on a Novel
Surprisingly, not many fans know that the opening theme song of Oshi no Ko has its roots in a novel, penned by Aka Akasaka, the creative genius behind both Oshi no Ko and Kaguya Sama: Love Is War. The light novel, titled “45510,” delves into the captivating story of Hoshino Ai’s life as a member of the idol group B-Komachi.
At present, the light novel is available exclusively in Japanese, but it can be accessed for free on Young Jump’s website. For those eager to explore Hoshino Ai’s life before the tragedy, translation software such as Google Translate can be used to read the novel in their preferred language. Given the immense popularity and curiosity surrounding Ai’s character, there is hope that an official English translation will be made available soon, allowing a broader audience to immerse themselves in the backstory of this beloved character.
If you haven’t already, you can watch the first episode of Oshi no Ko on HIDIVE. They describe the 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?