Oshi no Ko Season 2 Releases Opening and Ending Animation Videos Online

Oshi no Ko Season 2 Releases Opening and Ending Animation Videos Online

Following the premiere of Oshi no Ko Season 2, the animation videos for the highly-anticipated sequel's opening and ending have been released on YouTube.

Oshi no Ko Season 2 opening Credit: Aka Akasaka, Mengo Yokoyari / Shueisha / Doga Kobo

Oshi no Ko Season 2 finally aired this week, and the official YouTube channel of the mystery supernatural anime has released the animation videos for the new opening and ending theme songs. The second season's opening song is Fatale by GEMN, a new unit made up of Kento Nakajima and Tatsuya Kitani. The duo performed the opening song for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 anime.The opening may not be as catchy as Season 1's Idol by YOASOBI but the music is still fitting to the upbeat themes of the anime.

The opening animation was directed and storyboarded by Ryohei Takeshita (director of Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night, Pokémon: Paldean Winds, Eromanga Sensei), and there's a lot going on in it. It shows Aqua and Ruby removing their faces — as if they were masks — to unveil the appearances of their past lives. The opening also features the spectre of Ai dancing on stage in front of her children and acquaintances, as well as other psychological-horror imagery.

The ending animation is Ruby-centric, and features the theme song Burning by Hitsujibungaku. There's a lot less going on here, but no less impressive. Shown in a widescreen format, it features mesmerizing imagery and animation, including shots of Ruby dancing alone as ink-like color falls into the background. Naoya Nakayama (Idol music video and the first season's ending director et al.) is the director and storyboard artist of the ending animation, and he is also credited as 3DCG artist and sole key animator.


What is Oshi no Ko about?

Oshi no Ko anime is based on the manga series of the same title written by Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari (Scum's Wish). The series has been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump while Manga Plus digitally publishes the official English version of the manga. Yen Press publishes the English physical editions of the manga.

MangaPlus shared a description for Oshi no Ko:

In the world of showbiz, lies are weapons." Goro works as an OB-GYN in the countryside, a life far removed from the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, his favorite idol, Ai Hoshino, has begun her climb to stardom. The two meet in the "worst possible way," setting the gears of fate in motion! The amazing Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari team up to depict the world of showbiz from a completely new perspective in this shocking series!

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Oshi no Ko Season 1 and the first episode of Season 2 are now streaming on HIDIVE in the United States .

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