Aka Akasaka, the author and illustrator of the Oshi no Ko manga, revealed that he originally had no intention of killing Ai Hoshino when coming up with the story.
In a 2021 interview with Livedoor News, Akasaka shared some interesting details regarding the development of her hit idol anime series. When asked if the shocking climax of Episode 1, in which Ai is stabbed to death by an obsessed fan and slowly dies in front of her children, was always planned, Akasaka admitted. get this is not the case. “Actually, this is an idea that arose during serialization,” says Akasaka. “Initially, it was intended that Ai and the kids would be in the entertainment industry for a long time, but when I actually started drawing, Ai was too strong for a manga character.”
On Reddit, Oshi no Ko fans are speculating where the plot will go if Akasaka doesn’t kill Ai as originally planned. One fan theory is that the attack would have been less fatal and that Aqua Hoshino, with her experience as a doctor in a previous life, could have used her medical training to keep His mother survived. However, fearing that Ai’s presence would overshadow her children, Akasaka killed her character. Although Ai met her tragic end, many fans believe that sooner or later she will appear in a reincarnated form.
Oshi no Ko’s story resembles real life events
As Oshi no Ko fans have noticed, Ai’s murder bears an uncanny resemblance to real-life attacks on Japanese pop star idols by deranged fans. One example is the Mayu Tomita stabbing, which occurred on May 21, 2016. At the time of the incident, Tomita, 20, was stabbed multiple times by a fan of Tomohiro Iwazaki, 27, 27 years old. neck and chest. Before the attack, Tomita told police about the hateful messages Iwazaki sent her online, but they denied it, believing it was not an indication of an immediate threat. . After surviving the attack, Tomita criticized the Tomita Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department for their poor response to her concerns. Because of the incident, anti-tracking laws in Japan now cover threats made online via social media.
Oshi no Ko is the hottest anime of spring. The film explores the dark side of the entertainment industry through the starry eyes of Aqua and Ruby Hoshino, the reincarnated twins of their murdered mother, Ai. The 90-minute film debut quickly dethroned Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood to become the highest-rated anime on My Anime List. The opening theme, “Idol” by YAOSOBI, based on a short story, has surpassed 60 million views on YouTube and continues to dominate other music streaming services.
Oshi no Ko is currently streaming on HIDIVE. Yen Press is handling the release of the manga in English.
Source: Livedoor, via Reddit