The song sets a new record in Japan when it reaches a milestone after 9 weeks
Kodoani.com – “Idol” by YOASOBI, anime opening song adapted from manga Oshi no Ko by Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari, was broadcast over 200 million times in Japan in nine weeks. The song has set a new record at Billboard Japan as the fastest song to surpass 200 million streams.
The song also holds the record in Japan as the fastest song to exceed 100 million streams in just five weeks.
The song debuted at #1 on Billboard Japan’s streaming songs chart on April 19, its first week on the chart after the song’s debut on April 12.
The English version of the song ranked #1 on Billboard Global Excl in the US Survey (June 10). This is the first song performed in Japanese to reach the top of Global Excl. The original Japanese version broke into the top 10 when it came out six weeks earlier. The English version debuted on May 26 at number six on the charts.
The anime aired in Japan on April 12 with the first episode being 90 minutes long.
Akasaka, the manga’s original author, wrote the short story “45510”, which was the background for YOASOBI’s song “Idol”.
Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection Project) and Chao Nekotomi (Love is Like a Cocktail) direct the film at Doga Kobo. Jin Tanaka (The Misfit of Demon King Academy) handled the series’ script. Kanna Hirayama is designing the characters.
Queen Bee performs the ending theme song “Mephisto.”
Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish) launched the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine in April 2020. Akasaka recently released a short story for the series titled “45510” looks at the idol Ai from different angles.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were the child of an idol?
Goro, a doctor in a remote countryside, after his sudden death, was reincarnated as the child of his favorite idol. To find his killer, he embarks on the glamorous entertainment industry but also full of deception and lies. With his looks and inherited talent, can he survive in this harsh world?
The manga took first place in the seventh “Next Manga Award” (Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taishō) in 2021, and also won the Best Compilation Manga category in the regular Kodansha Manga Awards. 46th year last year. The series was nominated for the 26th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Awards last year, and has also been nominated for the 14th and 15th Manga Taisho Awards. The manga ranked 7th out of a list of 20 series. best manga for male readers in the 2022 edition Kono Manga ga Sugoi. The manga has more than 3 million copies in circulation.