Oshi no Ko Creator Breaks Silence on Recent Series Hiatus

Aka Akasaka updates the fans on his health and the status of his hit series.

by J.R. Waugh
Oshi no Ko Creator Breaks Silence on Hiatus
Image: Aka Akasaka / Mengo Yokoyari / Doga Kobo

We love Oshi no Ko here, to the point of it being a minor addiction. It’s a great anime and something of a hot topic among anime readers with scandalous rumors swirling surrounding recent chapters. But one of the biggest discussions right now is just how long it’s taking for the highly-anticipated Chapter 126 to come out. But the fans aren’t the only ones talking, it’d seem. Aka Akasaka, the writer and creator of Oshi no Ko himself has recently broken his silence on the series hiatus, it’d seem.

Aka Akasaka Issues a Public Statement on Oshi no Ko Series Hiatus

Series creator Aka Akasaka has essentially taken a month-long break from Oshi no Ko, issuing multiple statements on social media on the hiatus. He confirmed the series’ main chapters will return on September 14, 2023, and expressed gratitude to Mengo Yokoyari (OnK artist) and Nishizawa 5mm, the artist for his other series, Ren’ai Daikō.

Related: Oshi no Ko Interlude Leaks and Rumors: When Will We See Chapter 126?

This news comes as a 2-part tweet shown above, where Akasaka talks about getting sick and arranging the hiatus for both series. He is now in good health and resuming production, but meanwhile, we can enjoy the Interlude chapters, wonderfully provided by Mengo Yokoyari!

Gratitude, Appreciation, and Lighthearted Jabs: The Fans React to the Oshi no Ko News

When fans got ahold of this news there was a collective sigh of relief at the prospect of Oshi no Ko resuming. Akasaka’s health is naturally prioritized, and with fans like @sneakyoshi posting translations of the statement, it became clear the fans are ready for more content.

That being said, with all the love in the world for Akasaka-sensei, fans poked fun at his Apex Legends habits, suggesting he got plenty of sessions in during this time. It can’t be understated: he is obsessed with the game and has stated in previous interviews that he rations sessions between drafts on his series.

While his recent statements are genuine, people can’t help but poke fun at this habit as a likely vice during these times. But we’ve all been there, in tough times we fall back on a favorite game and disappear a bit.

- This article was updated on September 7th, 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.