The stars in Ai Hoshino’s eyes have a deeper meaning than it may at first seem.
Ai Hoshino, one of the most popular characters in Oshi no Ko
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Oshi no Ko has become one of the most successful mangas in recent years and as has happened with other works as striking as Chainsaw Man, its adaptation to anime has served to further boost its popularity until it has achieved an international recognition.
As is common in many great fiction stories, the plot of Oshi no Ko is full of contrasts and small details with an important meaning behind them. One of the most striking for all viewers has been the bright stars in Ai Hoshino’s eyes and the meaning of these is directly linked to a dark part of the character’s complex personality.
The meaning behind the stars in the idol’s eyes
The first chapter of the series, called Mother and Children, adapted all the events that happen in the first volume of the manga thanks to its long duration. In it we discover that Ai Hoshino actually had a difficult past living in an orphanage and because of this He never felt love and affection from their parents in a completely sincere way.
Because of her work as an idol and singer, Ai was forced to show herself to her audience as a loving girl, full of energy and positivism, something that completely clashes with the sadness and resentment that he has felt inside for years due to various events from his childhood. Ai became very successful, but the feeling of lack of love was accompanying him day after day.
The stars in Ai’s eyes serve to hide this dark facet that the character has inside, that is, They represent the character’s lies. During the series we see that these stars are also used to visually show the feelings of Ai, Aquamarine or Ruby, turning dark when some characters like Aquamarine have negative or evil thoughts.
False appearances and secrets is a frequent theme in Oshi no Ko, especially in its main protagonist, Aquamarine Hoshino. Ai discovered what it meant to love when she became the mother of Aquamarine and Ruby, but that didn’t make the stars in her eyes disappear either: the girl she was still forced to maintain in front of her fans and on stage. an idyllic version of her life and herself that was far from reality.
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