Exciting New Details on 【OSHI NO KO】 Season 2 Revealed in Advance of July Premiere

KADOKAWA Series To Take Center Stage at Anime Expo 2024 with Special Japanese Guest Panel, World Premiere Screening of Season 2 Episode 2 and Anniversary Screening of Season 1 Episode 1

HOUSTON, TX – MAY 26, 2024 – Summer marks the return of the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit series
【OSHI NO KO . And ahead of the series’ highly anticipated second season premiere in July, fans were treated to a major update on the upcoming season. Today, the 【OSHI NO KO  Season 2 Main Visual, Main PV #1 and New Character Visual (Aqua & Akane / long hair version) were revealed as well as Broadcast Information for Japan and the Opening Theme Song title and artist via the series’ global account on X (formerly Twitter). In addition, the announcement also included details about HIDIVE’s 【OSHI NO KO  Season 2 celebration planned for Anime Expo 2024, which takes place July 4 – 7 in Los Angeles, Calif. The festivities are set for Saturday, July 6 with an event line-up that kicks-off with an anniversary screening of the epic 90-minute-long Season 1 first episode of 【OSHI NO KO, which catapulted the show to become the #1 series launch in HIDIVE’s history. This will be followed by a Japanese guest panel and the world premiere screening of 【OSHI NO KO  Season 2 Episode 2. The panel will be hosted by HIDIVE’s Star Butler, who will welcome two incredibly special guests from Season 2’s production, Yurie Igoma (voice of Ruby) and KADOKAWA series producer Shimpei Yamashita. 【OSHI NO KO  Season 2 will stream exclusively on HIDIVE as part of its Summer 2024 simulcast season and will be available to subscribers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

”HIDIVE is excited to bring this very special 【OSHI NO KO  Season 2 celebration to fans at Anime expo 2024,” said John Ledford, President of HIDIVE. “We’re incredibly honored to not only host 【OSHI NO KO  star Yurie Igoma and series producer Shimpei Yamashita but also present the world premiere of Season 2 Episode 2. Fans will not want miss being part of the expected capacity audience!”

Aqua’s desire for revenge takes center stage as he navigates the dark underbelly of the entertainment world alongside his twin sister, Ruby. While Ruby follows in their slain mother’s footsteps to become an idol, Aqua joins a famous theater troupe in hopes of uncovering clues to the identity of his father — the man who arranged their mother’s untimely death, and the man who once starred in the same troupe Aqua hopes to infiltrate.

【OSHI NO KO  is based on the award-winning seinen manga that is serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump and written by Aka Akasaka and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari. The manga now encompasses 14 volumes with more than 16.5 million copies in print. It is available in English is available in both print and digital editions from Yen Press and digitally from Shueisha’s MANGA Plus respectively.

Season 2 of 【OSHI NO KO  is directed by Daisuke Hiramaki and Ciao Nekotomi along with writing by Jin Tanaka, character design by Kanna Hirayama and animation by Doga Kobo. The Japanese cast includes returning stars, Takeo Ōtsuka as Aqua Hoshino, Yurie Igoma as Ruby Hoshino, Megumi Han as Kana Arima, Manaka Iwami as Akane Kurokawa, Rumi Ōkubo as Mem-Cho and Seiji Maeda as Melt Narushima, plus new additions for Season 2, Koki Uchiyama as Daiki Himekawa and Yusuke Kobayashi as Sakuya Kamoshida.

【OSHI NO KO  Season 2 Celebration at Anime Expo 2024

Season 1 Episode 1 Anniversary Screening
Date:         Saturday, July 6, 2024
Time:        10:30 am – 12:15 pm Pacific
Location: 403AB
Level 2 Concourse
Los Angeles Convention Center

Guests:     Yurie Igoma (Japanese V.A. of Ruby) and Shimpei Yamashita (Producer)

Japanese Guest Panel & Season 2 Episode 2 World Premiere Screening**
Date:         Saturday, July 6, 2024
Time:        3:15 – 4:35 pm Pacific
Location: Platinum Ballroom
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Guests:     Yurie Igoma (Japanese V.A. of Ruby) and Shimpei Yamashita (Producer)

**preceded by encore screening of Season 2 Episode 1

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