This article contains discussion of suicide.
Oshi no Ko Season 1 has ended, delighting fans with one of the best anime of recent years. Every episode of season 1 has been great at promoting its unique and dramatic story and characters, and the fact that it can be combined with excellent art, animation, and music just makes things worse. that becomes more efficient. Season 1 was a huge hit right from the start, and the announcement that Oshi no Ko season 2 got the green light received excitement from fans as well as critics.
Every episode of Oshi no Ko has something to offer everyone, but some episodes are definitely better than others, and so here’s how every episode of season 1 is ranked from worst to best. best. While every episode is good from a technical standpoint, some episodes add less to the story than others, and in other cases some just go above and beyond. Of course, every entry is subjective, but the following is still the most logical way to rate each episode of Oshi no Ko from a technical point of view.
11 Episode 2, “Third Choice”
Oshi no Ko episode #2, “Third Choice”, isn’t a bad episode, but the problem is it’s mostly just a transition episode. Episode #2 is mainly used to establish the new status quo of Aqua and Ruby, so it ends slower than the other episodes and thus becomes harder to interact with. The fact that all this happened right after the premiere of the major series doesn’t help either, as seeing that followed by something so slow in comparison only makes it difficult to get through. than. “Third Choice” has a lot of good character moments, but they aren’t good enough to keep it from being the weakest episode of the series.
10 Episode 4, “Actors”
Oshi no Ko episode #4, “Actors”, ranked too low for the story’s heterogeneity. The first half is great because it enhances Aqua and Kana’s dynamism and characters, and it’s treated with the kind of character writing that Oshi no Ko always shines in. The problems, however, mainly stem from the second half of the episode, where the story is slowed down too much to establish new ideas without immediate results, making it hard to be compelling about. overall. The humorous moments keep it from being too boring, but even that is handled better in other episodes, so in the end, “Actor” ends up being very short.
9 Episode 5, “Realistic Dating”
Oshi no Ko episode #5, “Reality Dating Show”, is another episode that focuses on the setting, but it’s much more engaging than the others. Aqua’s plot is chock full of interpretation, but it’s mostly about adding new characters and the rules of reality TV, while also making that extra purpose sense to make it easier to watch. Ruby’s story finally getting attention is just as good and has a lot more humorous moments that make it fun to watch. Episode #5 might not be the most exciting episode of the series, but overall it’s much better entertaining than some of the previous episodes.
8 Episode 3, “Comics Based Drama”
Oshi no Ko episode #3, “A TV series based on the Manga”, has the same problem as the other first episodes of having too much setting and presentation, but Kana Arima’s presence makes it less noticeable. than. Episode #3 serves as Kana’s fitting reintroduction, and she immediately breathes incredible life into the series with every scene she’s in, whether it’s serious or humorous. Even if volume #3 doesn’t do much to advance the story as a whole, just having Kana as the center of the plot puts it ahead of the other first episodes by a lot, and the rest of the series. will continue to benefit from that idea from that point forward.
7 Episode 9, “B Komachi”
Oshi no Ko episode #9, “B Komachi”, is another transitional episode, but that’s not the point against it as much as it could be. The fact that episode 9 finally shifts back to Ruby’s underdeveloped story makes the slow-moving plot easier to deal with and the episode’s relative lightness makes it very enjoyable to watch. That cheerfulness works especially well because it follows such a dense sequence of episodes, making it a well-deserved palette cleaner for both the characters and the audience. Overall, “B Komachi” doesn’t have a lot of things, but it’s structured in a way that makes it work.
6 Episode 8, “The First Time”
Oshi no Ko episode #8, “The First Time,” serves as the opening act of the dramatic “Reality Dating Show” arc and it does its job brilliantly. The drama of the episodes before it ended, but it still managed to do a lot to develop the plot and the characters naturally, especially Aqua and Akane. Episode #8 is a perfect showcase of Aqua’s emotional depth, and with Akane, it does a great job of proving that she’ll be a lasting addition to the cast. The “Reality Dating Show” arc needs to end well and “First Time” more than what is delivered.
5 Episode 10, “Pressure”
Oshi no Ko episode #10, “Pressure”, is the penultimate episode of season 1, and it’s packed with fun. Kana’s struggles with self-worth begin to emerge here and are handled in a way that accentuates her personality and makes it easier than ever to empathize with her. Ruby is also a prominent character here, as episode #10 completely confirms she is B Komachi’s heart with her ability to calm the mood and cheer up everyone around her, especially Kana. “Pressure”’s emotional ups and downs make it great to watch, and overall, it’s a great gateway into the season finale.
4 Episode 11, “Idol”
The finale of the Oshi no Ko season, “Idol,” needed to give its best and overall, it was more than successful. The first half is dedicated to B Komachi’s concert, and aside from the great music and animation, it worked because it ultimately delivered a worthy outcome for Ruby and Kana’s arc—Ruby became the idol and Kana regained her confidence. The second half is largely set up, but it’s much more consistent than the previous episodes, and season 2’s plot setup is well worth watching. Overall, “Idol” did a great job of wrapping up season 1 and preparing for season 2.
3 Episode 7, “Buzz”
Oshi no Ko episode #7, “Buzz”, is considered the climax of the “Reality Dating Show”, and its emotional rhythm is amazing. Episode #7 wasted no time as Akane’s friends showed her love and support in the wake of her suicide attempt, something that was absolutely necessary and with Aqua leading the charge in turning the balance around. Commentary on Akane is a great bonus to the previous movie episode. Given how dark episode #6 made Oshi no Ko, episode #7 needs to provide a lot of emotion, and it succeeds at that point to be a great showcase of rich writing. emotions of the series.
2 Episode 6, “Egosurfing”
One of the biggest draws of Oshi no Ko is its characters, and episode #6, “Egosurfing,” is a perfect example of that. Episode #6 is essentially Akane becoming more and more depressed due to disturbing reality-based harassment, and the maturity with which it is handled makes the episode thought-provoking from start to finish. It’s especially remarkable that this is the first time Akane has been noticed, but it’s easy to empathize with her, and seeing Aqua stop her suicidal thoughts is nothing short of a triumphant moment. . Oshi no Ko is off to a great start, but “Egosurfing” is when it shows its true capabilities.
1 Episode 1, “Mother and Child”
Oshi no Ko episode #1, “Mother and Children”, has garnered a lot of attention for being the first episode in length, and it deserves all of its hype. Episode #1 is about Ai, and every second perfectly showcases her personality and explains why so many people love her. By the end of the episode, it’s clear to everyone why everyone loves Ai, and it’s all the more shocking to witness her sudden passing and how few people care about it. Episode #1 is set up perfectly Oshi no Koits dramatic story, and for that, it’s hard to see it as anything other than the best episode in the series.
Oshi no Ko disrupted the overcrowded anime world with its gripping plot, realistic depiction of the brutal world of entertainment, and the incredible technical quality of the first season. Some episodes are definitely better than others, but overall Oshi no KoStill a notable anime win.