Oshi no Ko is one of the highlight shows of the Spring 2023 season, and it is now available on Netflix in select countries.
Specifically, Oshi no Ko is now streaming on Netflix in Hong Kong, India, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
The limited availability is a consequence of the nature of anime’s streaming rights. Typically, streaming rights in the West are held by Crunchyroll or HIDIVE, so it’s usually a bit easier to look for where to watch shows.
But in Asia outside Japan, it’s often unpredictable where an anime will be streamed. On the flip side, this does give viewers more options as Netflix subscribers can watch this exciting new anime.
Yes, even if you may not have heard of it yet, Oshi no Ko is based on a seriously good manga. Following its recent premiere, it even got a lot of buzz online, with many praising its feature-length first episode.
Oshi no Ko is an anime series that’s based on the manga of the same name by Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Mengo Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish). This series explores the world of Japan’s entertainment business, with a particular focus on the idol industry.
The manga’s premise is described as:
In the world of showbiz, lies are weapons.” Goro works as an OB-GYN in the countryside, a life far removed from the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, his favorite idol, Ai Hoshino, has begun her climb to stardom. The two meet in the “worst possible way,” setting the gears of fate in motion! The amazing Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari team up to depict the world of showbiz from a completely new perspective in this shocking series!
For anime fans in other countries, the series is also streaming on other services. Here’s a handy guide on the platforms where you can stream Oshi no Ko:
Oshi no Ko: Where to Watch in Asia, North America, Europe, and More