When the worlds of Oshi no Ko and Chainsaw Man collide, it may even become mainstream on social media, albeit a fictional genre.
As reported on Redbeanime, Oshi no Ko illustrator Mengo Yokoyari seems to be an extremely passionate Chainsaw Man. As the world of Oshi no Ko revolves around the entertainment industry, social media is a constant, and Yokoyari has incorporated real-life events into the world of the manga. eppy (@/epppyyy) shows an instance when a major event occurs in the manga and all the characters are trending on Twitter’s version of Oshi no Ko. Between Ai, the idol group B-Komachi, and Ruby and her Aqua Hoshino is a curious character, “Chainsaw-san,” who certainly doesn’t exist in the world of Oshi no Ko, but does. exist in another world.
Oshi no Ko’s illustrator is a true Chainsaw Man fan
Considered the trending topic of “Chainsaw-san” and not Chainsaw Man, Denji’s alter ego must have done something big to find its way to the Internet. In fact, if Denji finds out about this, he’ll be overjoyed to see that he’s trending. Oshi no Ko and Chainsaw Man fans also revealed that Yokoyari once had to take a break from feeling hurt after reading “a particularly stressful chapter of [Chainsaw Man].” Most fans of the Chainsaw Man manga know exactly which chapter Yokoyari has to read to get her out in such a way and empathize with her. Yokoyari even illustrated Chainsaw Man fan art to deal with the pain.
Yokoyari debuted as a manga artist in 2009, with Haruwaka as her first work in 2010. Her most famous work is Scum’s Wish, a psychological and romantic manga series, launched in Big Gangan magazine in September 2012. The series was adapted into an anime by Lerche and aired in January 2017. In 2020, Yokoyari collaborated with Aka Akasaka, the mangaka of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War , to create Oshi no Ko. The manga has more than 3 million copies in circulation as of October 2022.
About Oshi no Ko
Serialized in Weekly Young Jump, Oshi no Ko highlights the dark side of the Japanese entertainment industry. Ai Hoshino, a Japanese idol and the face of B-Komachi, goes to see Gorou Amemiya, a gynecologist, in the hope that the doctor can help her give birth safely and secretly. Gorou, a fan of Ai, immediately agrees and plans to help take care of her. Unfortunately, his plan is derailed when his stalker Ai kills him on the night she is due to give birth. Upon awakening, Gorou finds himself reincarnated as one of Ai’s twin children, Aqua.
Oshi no Ko, the series that is dominating spring anime, is available to stream on HIDIVE, with Episode 2 coming out on April 19.