Since today there is no new episode of Oshi no Ko (it’s a recap), how about watching anime that have similarities? In this list I present 14 Anime like Oshi no Ko! Obviously there is no way to recommend an anime that is the same as the same.
14 Anime Like Oshi no Ko
Because of this, there are animes that have some aspect of their history that is similar to that of Oshi no Ko. Want an anime with idols? Will there be an anime where the protagonist wants to unravel a murderer? Will have. Anime about a mother with children? Will have!
Let’s go to the recommendations! 14 Anime like Oshi no Ko!
Perfect Blue is a film that was released in 1998, produced by Madhouse. Just like Oshi no Ko, Perfect Blue talks about idols and presents serious situations about the industry.
We have scandals, stalker, media pressure, mental health and much more that Oshi no Ko also shows, but Perfect Blue manages to be even darker.
It is worth checking out this film, which was even plagiarized by an American production.
Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Boku dake ga Inai Machi doesn’t talk about idols or the entertainment industry, but the similarity he has with Oshi no Ko is in the protagonist.
In Oshi no Ko, Gorou dies and is reincarnated as Ai’s son, only to see her killed and now enjoys his new life to unravel the mystery of her murder.
In Boku dake ga Inai Machi the protagonist travels between the present and the past to discover the identity of a murderer.
IDOLiSH7 talks about male idols, and just like Oshi no Ko shows the dirty behind the scenes of the entertainment industry, criticizing how the industry works.
It has several seasons.
Mushoku Tensei and Oshi no Ko have completely different stories, but if you liked the idea of a protagonist being reincarnated and having a family and living with that family, you might want to check out Mushoku Tensei.
Here the protagonist dies and is reincarnated as Rudy, so the series shows him growing up while living with his family, until a problem occurs.
Skip Beat has Mogami Kyouko as protagonist, who is trying to be an idol, to which she receives support from Shou Fuwa, a childhood friend.
Everything changes when Kyouko hears Shou talking bad about her behind her back, she then swears revenge and decides to walk in the entertainment world by climbing to the top to take revenge on Shou, but that’s when she faces the reality of the industry.
Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou
Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou is a film that was released in 2018, animated by studio P.A. Works.
Here we don’t have idols or the entertainment industry, but we have a protagonist who ends up finding a human child and takes care of him as if he were her own.
So if you enjoyed seeing Ai act as a mother and want another anime that also features a mother and child, watch Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou.
Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu
2020 anime with 12 episodes.
Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu shows a woman who becomes a big fan of an idol and starts to accompany her in all the events that her idol does.
The anime often talks about the relationship between idols and their fans and how things should be. However, this anime here is more taken to comedy and is not as serious as Oshi no Ko.
Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru.
Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru… well, the two animes have a certain similarity in relation to… well, I can’t say much here in this case.
However, don’t expect idols and neither the entertainment industry in Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru, but the first episode is also quite long here and it may surprise you at the end.
Kami Kuzu☆Idol is another idol anime, this one is a comedy, but like Oshi no Ko, it has a twist on your common idol anime,
But as you can see in the image above, the idol in this anime is a ghost, she ends up being killed in a car accident a year before the story, but her desire to be an idol is great!
Paripi Koumei was successful due to its super popular opening at the time. The similarities he has with Oshi no Ko is of a person incarnating in a different era and speaks to the music industry.
Happy Sugar Life
Happy Sugar Life is a very violent anime, be warned.
The similarity with Oshi no Ko here is that in Happy Sugar Life we have a girl who does services for other people despite not feeling what she expresses to others.
Kageki Shoujo has one of its protagonists a former idol who left the group after a problem she had with a male fan, she then starts to hate men and enters Kouka High, a school of Music and Theater.
Kageki Shoujo talks a lot about idol/actors and fans relationship.
I can’t spoil what happens here, but it’s an Idol anime that has a cool twist in the first episode! The protagonist here resembles Ai in a certain way.
There’s no way to finish a post called “14 Anime like Oshi no Ko” without forgetting to talk about Love Live, right? However, the only similarity with Oshi no Ko is in terms of Idols, as Love Live is sugar and cuteness in anime form.
It has conflicts, but it’s very little compared to all the cuteness and joy that the anime shows.
And there they are, 14 anime like Oshi no Ko, did you know any of them? Interested in any?
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