While excellent Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood has reigned at number one on MyAnimeList’s best anime list of all time for years, a surprising new anime has replaced it. The new number one anime is Oshi no Ko, a recent anime series whose first episode premiered overseas and received rave reviews from fans. This makes sense given the amount of effort the production team put in on the first episode, which is essentially a series.
The premiere of Oshi no Ko was almost an hour and a half long, with cinematic animation quality. In fact, it was first broadcast in Japan in a limited number of theaters, cementing its cinematic status. Based on the first part of the manga by Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-Sama’s famous manga) and Mengo Yokoyari, the episode sets the stage for the future series. It follows the career of idol Ai Hoshino and her two children who are actually reincarnated super fans. The first season of this series is self-contained enough to serve as a satisfying story on its own while also building anticipation for where the show will take place next. Since MyAnimeList allows users to rate the series even as they are ongoing, most of the scores for Oshi no Ko could be based solely on this first volume or come from manga fans who know the quality of the next story. according to. This gave Oshi no Ko an amazing score of 9.34/10, beating Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood with a score of 9.11/10.
Even with what a great debut Oshi no Ko had, this is a bit of a shock. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is widely regarded as one of the best anime of all time and is often recommended for new anime fans looking for shows to watch (despite the fact that there are two Fullmetal Alchemist anime that can cause mistake). This has given the show a huge fanbase even though it’s been over a decade. Some of these fans consider it their duty to keep Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood at number one on MyAnimeList and will even “bomb” other popular shows that pass it, giving 1-star reviews no fair to that anime.
The same will probably happen with Oshi no Ko once Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood fans realize that their favorite anime has been dethroned. In addition, there is also the possibility that as more episodes of Oshi no Ko are released, the series will not be able to maintain the same quality as the movie, leaving fans with a slightly lower rating. These factors combined could have caused Oshi no Ko’s time at the top of MyAnimeList’s best anime list to be cut short too soon.
Even if Oshi no Ko’s reign is temporary, its reaching that position is a testament to the impact its premiere has had. Despite talking about the idol industry, a relatively niche topic outside of Japan, Western fans have clearly identified with Ai’s story enough to become very invested in the show. If the anime maintains its quality of adaptation, these fans can guarantee that Oshi no Ko complain Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhoodeternal old throne.
Oshi no Ko streaming on HIDIVE.
Source: My Anime List