Oshi No Ko Live Action: When and where to watch | Release date and episode details (2024)

Synopsis

Prime Video is preparing to release a live-action adaptation of the beloved manga series "Oshi No Ko," following the success of its anime counterpart in 2023. The live-action adaptation aims to appeal to a broader audience.

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Prime Video is set to unveil a live-action adaptation of the popular manga series "Oshi No Ko," following the success of its anime counterpart released in 2023. Unlike the anime, which garnered significant acclaim, the live-action adaptation aims to reach a wider audience.

Director and Production Details

Directed by former actress Hana Matsumoto (known for "Kimi to Nara Koi o sh*temite mo") and Smith, with Ayako Kitagawa (from "Tokyo Love Story") handling the script, the live-action series is produced under the guidance of Toei's Ryūsuke Imoto, as mentioned in a report by Coming Soon.


Release Date and Episode Details

The adaptation, based on the manga by Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari, is scheduled to premiere worldwide on Prime Video on November 28. It will consist of a total of eight episodes, promising an immersive experience for fans of the original series, as per the Coming Soon report.


Cast Lineup

The series features former members of prominent Japanese idol groups in key roles: Nagisa Saitō, formerly of =LOVE, stars as Ruby, while Asuka Saitō, previously of Nogizaka46, portrays Ai. The ensemble cast also includes Kaito Sakurai (known for "Blue Spring Ride") as Aqua, Nanoka Hara (from "Listen to Me!") as Kana Arima, Mizuki Kayashima (featured in "Saikō no Kyōshi: 1-nen-go") as Akane Kurokawa, and Ano (from "Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction") as Memcho.

Exciting Developments for Fans

In addition to the live-action series, fans of the "Oshi No Ko" franchise can look forward to a sequel movie slated to premiere in theaters on December 20. Directed by Smith ("Inside Mari"), this movie promises to continue the saga of the beloved characters and their journey through the entertainment industry.


FAQs:

Will Oshi no Ko get a live-action?
Prime Video Japan's official Twitter announced that the "Oshi no Ko" manga series will be adapted into a live-action drama set to debut in winter 2024. The series will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video worldwide, with an additional feature film set for release in Japan by Toei.

How long is Oshi no Ko episode 1?

The 90-minute premiere episode debuted in select theaters across Japan on March 17, 2023. At Anime NYC 2022, Sentai Filmworks announced they had acquired the rights to the series and would stream it exclusively on Hidive.

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