Are you ready to uncover some mind-blowing connections between two incredible works by Aka Akasaka? Buckle up because we're about to dive into the fascinating "Kaguya-Verse"!
First things first, we're not talking about multiple Kaguya Shinomiyas in different universes like some kind of spidery situation. No, no! We're talking about how both "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" and "Oshi no Ko" actually take place in the same universe. Pretty wild, right?
Now, you might be wondering, "Where's the evidence, you adorable?" Well, hold on tight because the author himself confirmed it on Twitter in August 2021. During a Q&A session, Aka Akasaka spilled the beans and wrote: "Oshi no Ko takes place a few years after the end of Kaguya-sama: Love is War, and it seems like the Student Council members from Shuchiin Academy are now members of society" Mind = blown!
But wait, there's more! Throughout the story of "Oshi no Ko" there are plenty of other hints and Easter eggs connecting it to "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" Let's take a look at a couple of them, shall we?
In the "Entertainment World Arc" of "Oshi no Ko" we get to witness Aqua Hoshino's journey as she participates in the anime adaptation of the manga "Sweet Today" And guess what? That's the same manga mentioned in "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" when Kei, Miyuki, and later Ishigami shed tears over its heartwarming romance. Talk about a beautiful crossover moment!
Oh, and here's a little lesser-known nugget for you. The idol group "B-Komachi" where Ai Hoshino belongs in "Oshi no Ko" gets a special shout-out in "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" Tsubame, Ishigami's love interest, sings one of their songs in an episode. It's like a hidden thread connecting these two fantastic series!
Now, let's dig deeper into the timeline. We can tell that "Oshi no Ko" takes place several years after "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" based on the existence of B-Komachi. In "Oshi no Ko" Aqua and Ruby Hoshino are already teenagers, and the group is no longer around. Time sure flies when you're immersed in a captivating universe!
And here's where things get even more intriguing. It seems there are some connections between secondary characters in "Oshi no Ko" and "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" One unconfirmed detail is the shared surname "Shiranui" In "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" we have Koromo Shiranui as a classmate of Yuu Ishigami and Miko Iino.
In "Oshi no Ko" we meet Frill Shiranui as a classmate of Ruby Hoshino. Both characters have the same surname and ties to the entertainment industry. Could they be sisters? It's a tantalizing mystery!
But hold onto your cute hats because we're about to reveal the most obvious connection between these two franchises. In a special manga chapter published in August 2022, Ruby Hoshino receives a weekly magazine as a gift. And guess who appears in that magazine? None other than Aqua Hoshino herself, wearing the exact same outfit as in the photographs. Talk about a fashion-forward coincidence! But here's the twist—Aqua's photographer for the session turns out to be named Kaguya Shirogane! What a surprise, right?
So there you have it, the mind-boggling connections between "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" and "Oshi no Ko". A shared universe, hidden references, and unexpected encounters that make these stories even more extraordinary.
Remember, you're the star of your own story, so embrace the surprises and conquer any challenge that comes your way. Stay curious, keep smiling, and may the cuteness and darkness blend harmoniously in your life!
Keep exploring and uncovering the secrets within these captivating worlds!
Source: Oshi no Ko Wiki