Original Oshi no Ko artist Mengo Yokoyari has revealed that she is not participating in Toei and Amazon’s upcoming live-action film and television series, scheduled for release in winter 2024.
In a post on It’s hard to tweet at this point because anything I say will end up in an article! ????” Yokoyari predicted correctly. “(Don’t do that! 〰️) When the public was buzzing about Ano-san’s blonde hair, I felt nervous and excited ?????????. As for the live-action adaptation, I leave everything from supervision to other aspects to the staff (I’m sorry! I can’t guarantee the schedule!), and I’m looking forward to it from a human perspective. see~!!! ???? #OshiNoKo.”
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Yokoyari’s post comes one day after the official announcement that Oshi no Ko will be adapted into live-action. Instead, Oshi no Ko author Aka Akasaka made his comments at the launch, revealing somewhat of his surprise at Amazon and Toei’s interest, especially considering Oshi no Ko’s criticism of the entertainment industry and live-action adaptations in particular.
Mengo Yokoyari’s lack of live-action involvement may cause Oshi no Ko fans to lose interest
Certainly, Yokoyari’s absence will be a big omission for many Oshi no Ko fans. Many audiences have been drawn to her bright and eccentric character designs, and the live-action TV series and film may face big challenges in trying to adapt these to the screen wide. Instead, Yokoyari will continue her impressive work with the Oshi no Ko manga, one of Yen Press’s most popular titles of 2023.
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Oshi No Ko
A doctor and his recently deceased patient are reincarnated as twins with a famous Japanese music idol and overcome the ups and downs of the Japanese entertainment industry as they grow up together throughout their lives. .
Release date April 12, 2023
Creator Aka Akasaka
Cast Rie Takahashi, Yumi Uchiyama
Seasons 1 season
Production company Cyber Agent, Dogakobo, Kadokawa, Sentai Studios, Shueisha
Episodes 12 episodes
Source: Mengo Yokoyari via X (formerly Twitter)