Oshi No Ko anime ended its successful run for the season with 11 episodes. The anime rose to heights with an exceptional pilot episode and quickly settled into its themes. The popularity of the anime lead to the announcement of a sequel right after the anime ended.
Even with an official announcement, season 2 is still a thing of the future. While many fans don’t mind waiting, getting caught up with the manga is another option to continue the story. To help you with exactly that, here’s the chapter anime left off in the manga with some additional information.
Which chapter does the Oshi No Ko anime end on in the manga?
If you’ve finished the anime season 1 and are looking forward to reading the manga, you can start from chapter 41. The anime has adapted some parts of chapter 41 but not the entire chapter. You’ll be able to pick up from right where the anime season 1 left off.
The first season covered 4 story arcs including the prologue, namely Show Business, Dating reality show, and First Concert. The anime also fared well for the manga, bringing it up on the list of most-sold manga of 2023.
Season 2 announced: Where will it pick from in the manga?
In the season finale, we saw Aqua signing up for a stage play. His co-stars in the movie are Kana Arima and Akane Kurokawa. We also got to see the debut show of Ruby’s idol group B-Komachi.
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Season 2 was announced parallel to the season finale. Even though it was expected, the announcement was still received with joy.
Season 2 will pick up from chapter 41 of the manga. Based on pure speculations, with season 2 being the same in length, we can expect it to cover the next two arcs, the 2.5D Stage Play arc, and the Private arc. The Stage Play is a big arc so it’ll be adapted in the majority of the episodes.
Reception of Oshi no Ko
The reception of season 1 might be the reason behind the quick season 2 announcement. Oshi no Ko manga became both commercially and critically acclaimed, getting nominated for Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and Kodansha Manga Award.
Even the anime became fairly popular, ranking 1 on MAL with its initial episodes. The spot was quickly taken back by FMAB. The opening theme ‘Idol’ by Yoasobi even ranked 7th on U.S. billboard top 200 chart.
Both manga and anime are enjoyable in their rights. The anime has wonderful additions of music and top-class production. Hopefully, season 2 will offer the same level of enjoyment. For people who want to be caught up with the manga, you’re good to go from chapter 41.
Oshi no Ko is the anime of the season and it has led to the increased popularity of the manga as well. Whether you wait for the season or go ahead and read the manga, you’ll be enjoying nonetheless (hopefully for season 2, it’ll hold true).