Oshi ga Budokan Ittekuretara Shinu is getting an anime adaptation in 2020! The series has released a first trailer, a teaser visual showing Eripiyo, the official logo, and some character art.
The manga by Auri Hirao is currently being serialized in Tokuma Shoten’s Monthly Comic Ryu and tells the story of a hardcore otaku who is a fan of one specific idol!
Eripiyo (VA: Ai Fairouz)
The title of this series uses two terms that are familiar among idol or J-pop fans. ‘Oshi’ refers to the member of an idol group one likes and supports the most. The term has many hidden meanings but one of them is ‘to push’, since with the support of a fan, they are ‘pushed’ to fame. Budokan is a very famous stadium in Tokyo that holds many concerts. One of the goals for every singer and group is to stand on that stage there, since many famous artists have held concerts there. In this sense, the title translates to ‘If my favorite member were to perform at Budokan, I would die’.
Eripiyo is a passionate otaku and has devoted her life to the idol member Maina of the local idol group ChamJam in Okayama prefecture. Eripiyo wears the red jersey from the local high school. Eripiyo swings around light sticks shining in salmon pink. Eripiyo is only rooting for Maina. She devotes all her income only to her oshi (favorite member, Maina), thinks 24 hours a day of her, and cries out her name with all that her voice will give during the event, which has made Eripiyo a legendary otaku among the other otaku in her area.
‘If one day Maina can stand on the stage of Budokan,… I can die in happiness.’
Original Work: Auri Hirao
Director: Yusuke Yamamoto
Series Composition: Deko Akao
Character Design: Tomoyuki Shitaya, Masaru Yonezawa
Sub Character Design: Ayumi Nishihata
Color Setting: Yukari Fujiki
Art Director: Kenta Masuda
Background Art: Tomoyasu Fujise
Editing: Megumi Uchida
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Sound Effects: Tsutomu Ueno
Music: Moe Hyuga
Animation Production: Eight Bit