Crunchyroll Streams Mr. Osomatsu Special Episode With Cast Commentary

posted on by Karen Ressler

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it has streamed the Mr. Osomatsu anime's "Year-End Special-san" episode with the cast commentary track that was included with the Japanese broadcast. The episode debuted with regular audio on Monday.

The series premiered on October 5. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. The official Twitter account for the Mr. Osomatsu anime announced last month that the series will run for two consecutive seasons. The second half will begin in January.

Fujio Akatsuka's original Osomatsu-kun manga and "high tension comedy" TV anime centered on the Matsuno household, which has six naughty and mischievous sons (who are sextuplets). All of the sextuplets, including the eldest Osomatsu, are all in love with the same girl, Totoko. The original series followed the family when the sons were 10 years old. The show re-imagines the original manga and TV anime with the sextuplets as adults.

Akatsuka launched the Osomatsu-kun manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in 1962, and the manga ran in the magazine until 1969. The manga then ran in Weekly Shonen King from 1972-1973, and then in Comic BonBon from 1987-1990. The compiled manga volumes have more than 10 million copies in print.

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