Currently, there are many controversies surrounding the extremely hot rookie of the Spring 2023 anime series, Oshi no Ko. While fans of Oshi no Ko believe the work can “become a social phenomenon and reach the masses” like Kimetsu no Yaiba or SPY x FAMILY has done. Besides, many people think that there are some aspects of the film that will prevent this “big step”.
After the first episodes were released to the public, the Oshi no Ko anime is doing very well, but a part of the audience is worried that “the story will lose its potential later”. The reason is because the main character is reincarnated as the son of the idol he admires. After reincarnating, he still retains memories of being a doctor from his previous life.
When the first episode of Oshi no Ko aired, comments like: “This season’s dominant anime has finally premiered!”, “If Kimetsu no Yaiba and SPY x FAMILY become social phenomena, then Oshi no Ko has a similar opportunity” nice “If Oshi no Ko becomes a social phenomenon, I think the Japanese entertainment industry can change” appear a lot on social media.
Therefore, it is expected that “Oshi no Ko” will become one of the works that will be recognized and consumed by the public, just like what happened with “Kimetsu no Yaiba” and “SPY x FAMILY”.
However, there are industry insiders who have expressed their not-so-optimistic opinions about the prospect that the audience expects:
“It’s impossible. First of all, the scenario where you reincarnate as the son of your favorite idol is too creepy. At this point, the general public has abandoned the series. Then the series of comedy scenes. Humorous with babies will alienate more people, leaving only otaku as the audience. If “Kimi no Na wa” was once the trigger for the success of otaku culture in the public, then come ” Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?” to continue this trend has not been successful. The background and character design of Oshi no Ko are similar, so it is difficult to attract the public. The scene and atmosphere of the film lacks any of the elements that make it popular among audiences who are not anime fans.
At the end of the first episode of Oshi no Ko, there is a scene where the otaku themselves are depicted as scary, exposing the author’s argument, polarizing fans, leading to fierce debate. This is something the public finds unbearable, so Oshi no Ko probably won’t come out of the niche.”