TV Bros. Magazine Collabs With Matsuno Bros For 6 Variant Covers

posted on 2016-02-22 14:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Tokyo News Services' TV Bros. magazine is collaborating with Mr. Osomatsu's Matsuno brothers for six variant covers highlighting different regions in Japan. Each region is selling its version exclusively with pull-out pictures of the featured character, so collectors hoping to get every cover will have order online.

The covers include:

Osomatsu for the Kanto region.

Karamatsu for the Kansai region. He's shown with a plate of takoyaki.

Choromatsu for the Chūbu region. He's shown with gold dragon, the same emblem used for the Chunichi Dragons baseball team.

Ichimatsu for the Kyushu region. He's shown enjoying a bowl of ramen.

Jūshimatsu for the Kanto region's special edition. He poses with a hat that looks like Mt. Fuji.

Todomatsu for the Hokkaido region. He poses with a giant Red King crab.

The magazine also includes insight from the show's producer Sadahiko Tominaga and writer Shū Matsubara. The issue will hit store shelves on February 24.

TV Bros. is just the most recent in a line of publications featuring the hit comedy series. Margaret magazine's latest issue includes crossover work by Saki Aikawa (Meikyū Romantica), Ayumi Komura (Mixed Vegetables, Usotsuki Lily), Arina Tanemura (Idol Dreams, Full Moon O Sagashite), Miyoshi Tomori & Saro Tekkotsu (A Devil and Her Love Song, Nanoka no Kare), Suu Morishita (Hibi Chōchō), and Mika Yamamori & Yōko Kamio (Tsubaki-chō Lonely Planet, Hana Yori Dango).

Pash! magazine published a cover with the sextuplets that led to the the publication's highest ever first printing. The January and February issues also included Mr. Osomatsu posters, and their first printings sold out, prompting Shufu-to-Seikatsu Sha to order additional print runs. Tokuma Shoten published the February issue of Monthly Animage magazine with Mr. Osomatsu on the cover on January 10, and when the issue sold out, Tokuma Shoten ordered the first ever additional print run in the magazine's 36-year history.

Source: Comic Natalie

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