Oshi no Ko Episode 5 Release Date and Time on HIDIVE

Great new supporting characters are coming with the release of Episode 5!

by J.R. Waugh
Oshi no Ko Episode 5 Release
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Oshi no Ko has been successfully bringing the manga characters to life with care in its anime adaptation. While Aqua and Ruby have already gotten lots of exposure, other greats like Kana Arima are just now getting the exposure they deserve. With the latest episode showcasing her dynamic with Aqua, Oshi no Ko Episode 5 sets the stage for new developments in Aqua’s revenge play, as well as new supporting characters upon its release.

Oshi no Ko Episode 5 Release Date and Time and Where to Watch

Oshi no Ko Episode 5 will release on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST. The series is available to view exclusively for HIDIVE subscribers. This will air as a simulcast for viewers internationally, along with the original Japanese broadcast on Tokyo MX, BS11, Sun TV, and KBS Kyoto.

Related: How to Watch the Oshi no Ko Simulcast on HIDIVE

For those living outside the above time zones and wishing to watch the series as it airs, we’ve crafted a handy release guide you can consult!

Time Zone Release Time
Pacific Time (Los Angeles, Vancouver)8:00 AM PST
Central Time (Chicago, Regina)10:00 AM CST
Eastern Time (New York, Toronto)11:00 AM ET
Atlantic Time (Halifax, Fredericton)12:00 PM AST
Brazil (Brasília Time)12:00 PM BST
UK and Ireland4:00 PM GMT
Europe5:00 PM CEST
Moscow6:00 PM MSK
India8:30 PM IST
Vietnam and Thailand10:00 PM ICT
Philippines11:00 PM PHT

With the release of Oshi no Ko Episode 5, viewers will be able to see Aqua step further out of his comfort zone as he joins a dating reality show.

Where Can You Read the Latest Oshi no Ko Manga Chapter?

Oshi no Ko is still going in its manga at the moment, with 117 chapters published as of May 10, 2023. You can read all chapters free on a limited basis on Manga Plus from Shueisha, or Yen Press for physical copies of the latest volumes. If you’re wanting to stay up on the latest and don’t mind getting spoiled, be sure to check our latest chapter updates!

Oshi no Ko Episode 4 Spoilers and What to Expect in Episode 5

Aqua finishes his limited role on “Sweet Today” with a bang, giving an improvised, daring performance that drew focus to his co-star, Kana Arima. Kana then turned in a standout scene that saved the series in the eyes of the fans, and while the scene was meant to capture the look on her face as she fell in love with the protagonist, the truth is, this was the moment she fell for Aqua.

Image: Doga Kobo

Aqua, Ruby, and Kana meet at the school they’re now enrolled at later on, and the siblings begin considering talent to recruit for Ruby’s idol group. They even meet Frill Shiranui, whose name you should recognize if you’re a fan of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, prompting Ruby to want to build enough of a profile to feel worthy alongside her stellar classmates. In a struggle to find prospective idols, Aqua notes the star power of Kana herself and throws her name into the mix. Episode 4 overall adapted Chapters 17-19 of the manga.

With Episode 5 of Oshi no Ko, this release will adapt Chapters 20-22 with how the series is being paced. Kana comes to grips with her new feelings for Aqua, which grow more complicated as he throws himself into a dating reality show. New supporting characters will be introduced, including stellar actress Akane Kurokawa and YouTuber/TikTok star Mem-Cho. The former is a future love interest/cover for Aqua, and the latter is a new prospective member of Ruby’s group, B-Komachi.

- This article was updated on May 10th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a content creator with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. also manages his local movie theater.