Oshi no Ko Interlude Chapter 2 of 4 Leaks and Raw Scans Show an Underrated Character’s Return

As leaks and raw scans surface for Oshi no Ko -interlude- Chapter 2 of 4, learn what you need here!

by J.R. Waugh
Oshi no Ko Interlude Chapter 2 Leaks Rumors Raw Scans
Image: Mengo Yokoyari / Shueisha, Remixed by Attack of the Fanboy

Oshi no Ko continues to offer us morsels as we go into the final weeks of summer 2023. It’s been a hell of a year for the series, enjoying greater new heights with its new anime, a second season on the way, and enormous public interest in the manga after some controversial updates. Fans were thrown into a frenzy while the series creator, Aka Akasaka, had to take a step back. While the main series may have us waiting a bit longer, Oshi no Ko -interlude- Chapter 2 suggests we might see a bite-sized story featuring another underappreciated character.

Oshi no Ko -Interlude- Chapter 2 of 4 Leaks and Raw Scans Tease a Character Not Seen Since 2.5D Stage Play Arc

Melt Narushima appears to be the featured character according to leaks and surfacing raw scans for Oshi no Ko -interlude- Chapter 2. Thanks to d0nut and numerous other leakers, we’ve caught a glimpse at the motivations of this underappreciated gem. For anime fans, you might be wondering what the big deal is. But in the 2.5D Stage Play Arc which you’ve yet to see, he undergoes significant growth.

In this interlude chapter, we see the early days of Melt where his life was reasonably easy and uncontested. He’s a model in this story, and sought-after. But he’s also a character lacking in motivation due to being restricted to only being a model, “an ornament.” While this allows him to coast by, the moment a show casts him for his model-like good looks without seeing his acting abilities, as in the Entertainment World Arc, he quickly will find something to aspire to.

It’s in this chapter that we see how he used to captivate audiences and stir up controversies. However, he’ll quickly learn in the Tokyo Blade production that it’s his performance, not his face, that’s key to winning over the audiences.

- This article was updated on August 21st, 2023

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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.