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Mr. Osomatsu Animation Director Interested in Working on 2nd Season

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Animator Kanchi Suzuki posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday that he is interested in working on a hypothetical second season of the Mr. Osomatsu anime series.

"When we were working on Mr. Osomatsu, we had a room called the "Matsu Room" where me, [Naoyuki] Asano, and [Eiji] Abiko would work by ourselves while making a lot of noise. It was fun, like a school club room... so fun that it makes me want to work on a second season if only to get that feeling again."

Suzuki was the series' animation director for the second, 13th, and 18th episodes. Naoyuki Asano designed the characters, and also worked as an animation director for the first episode. Eiji Abiko was the series' animation director for the seventh, 10th, 18th , 24th, and 25th episodes.

TV Tokyo's anime production department member Makoto Hijikata told the Tokyo Shimbun paper in January, "We originally planned on making two cours [or two quarter of a year], but we haven't said, 'It'll end after two cours.'" However, the "Fes Matsu-san '16" in March did not announce a new anime season. The anime did inspire a stage play that is debuting this month.

The Mr. Osomatsu anime series premiered last October, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

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 new 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.

[Via Nijimen]

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