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YOASOBI’s Oshi no Ko Opening Theme Gets CD Release in June


Thanks to a very successful digital release, YOASOBI will release a limited edition physical CD of “Idol” — the opening theme for the spring 2023 TV anime Oshi no Ko — in Japan on June 21, 2023.


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As the two-member unit’s 19th digital single, “Idol” was released worldwide on April 12 and has become one of the most internationally successful songs in their career. As earlier reported, its cumulative total worldwide stream and video views immediately reached 100 million in just two weeks.


The CD, which will be produced in limited quantities, includes four versions of the title song: the original version, the English-lyric version, the Anime Edit version and the instrumental version. Its 7-inch record-size paper jacket is illustrated by the production team of the Oshi no Ko anime (seen below). The bonus item is a poster-type booklet featuring a newly-drawn illustration, including the spin-off novel 45510 written for YOASOBI by the manga’s original story writer Aka Akasaka.


CD jacket:


The song’s music video has already surpassed an impressive 80 million views in 27 days, currently becoming the fifth most popular music video on YouTube. If this momentum continues, it won’t be long before it reaches the 100 million mark. 


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“Idol” music video:



“Oshi no Ko” anime creditless opening movie: 


Digital single jacket:


YOASOBI artist photo:


Source: Sony Music Entertainment press release


©Aka Akasaka x Mengo Yokoyari/SHUEIHSA, “Oshi no Ko” Production Committee