How many people, I wonder, are witnessing the dawn of this new legend? Amidst the global hits of recent isekai, dark fantasy, and action anime, a suspenseful idol-themed anime is sweeping 2023 – Oshi no Ko. While it has been popular among manga fans for some time, its anime adaptation has sparked a global movement.
Centered around the iconic idol Ai Hoshino and her twin children Aqua and Ruby who become the focus after her murder. Aqua’s tale of revenge in pursuit of the truth behind her mother’s death, and Ruby’s rise as an idol, carrying on her mother’s dream, both inheriting their past life memories, meeting captivating characters along the way.
The first anime series of Oshi no Ko wrapped up in 11 episodes, but the story is still in its early stages, leaving many mysteries unsolved. There must be many who can’t help but wonder what will become of Aqua and Ruby.
In this article, for those who have already finished all the anime episodes and are curious about the continuation of the story, I will explain where the Oshi no Ko anime ends in the manga. For those who can’t wait for the next anime season, why not enjoy the continuation of the story in the manga first?
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How many volumes does Oshi no Ko have?As one of the best manga series in recent years, Oshi no Ko has been serialized in Weekly Young Jump and Shonen Jump+ since 2020. The suspenseful mystery with the theme of the current Japanese entertainment industry is written by Aka Akasaka, who is also famous as the manga artist of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, with art by Mengo Yokoyari.
The manga series of Oshi no Ko has 12 volumes so far (the latest 12th volume published in July 2023). It was first adapted into an anime series by Doga Kobo in April 2023.
What chapter does the Oshi no Ko anime end on?
Oshi no Ko, which made a sensational anime debut, concluded its first season with a total of 11 episodes. The final Episode 11 “Idol” corresponds to Chapter 38-40 of the manga series, the end of Volume 4.
So, you can enjoy the following story after the anime ends by reading the manga from Volume 5 Chapter 41 “Staff Meeting”.
More volumes have been already translated into French and Spanish than English, and Volume 5 of English Edition will be published in February or Match 2024. You can also read Oshi no Ko in English on the official Shueisha’s platform Manga Plus!
Season 1: Volume 1 Chapter 1 to Volume 4 Chapter 40
Season 2: Volume 5 Chapter 41
Excluding the extended first episode, essentially each anime episode covers three chapters of the manga.
The first season of the Oshi no Ko anime consists of Show Business Arc, Dating Reality Show Arc and The First Concert Arc. And then, the second season will enter 2.5D Stage Play Arc.
Let’s get a sneak peek of the upcoming story in the manga!
When will Oshi no Ko Season 2 air?
Excitingly, the production of Oshi no Ko Season 2 was announced right when the first season ended. Considering the high popularity of the series, this is hardly surprising. As mentioned before, apart from the extended first episode, each episode of the first season essentially covers three chapters of the manga. Thus, if I assume the second season consists of about 12 episodes, that would require about 36 chapters (just four volumes) of the manga. This means that there is already sufficient material available. The broadcast schedule is still undecided, so for those who can’t wait to see what happens next, why not tide yourself over by diving into the manga!
Re-reading from the first volume with the original illustrations is also highly recommended!
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