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Mr. Osomatsu Plush Dolls Say Phrases From Both Anime Seasons

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Just in time for the premiere of the second season of the Mr. Osomatsu television anime series, the Premium Bandai website began accepting pre-orders for talking Matsuno brothers plushes on Monday.

The sextuplets' plush dolls say their key phrases from the anime when people press their stomachs. The phrases come from both seasons of the anime. Fans can also remove and swap out the brothers' shirts. The brothers can wear raglan Matsu-mark T-shirts or shirts inspired by Pierrot's special illustrations. Each plush is about 19 centimeters (about 7.5 inches) tall.

Each plush costs 3,996 yen (about US$35), and orders are slated to ship in February.

The anime premiered at 25:35 on October 2 (effectively 1:35 a.m. on October 3) on TV Tokyo and TV Aichi, and is also running on the TV Osaka, AT-X, and BS Japan channels. Crunchyroll began streaming the series on Monday.

Yōichi Fujita is returning to direct the current anime's second season at Studio Pierrot with character designer Naoyuki Asano. Shū Matsubara is returning as series script supervisor and scriptwriter. Other main staff members are also returning, along with the main voice cast. AŌP is again performing the opening theme song, while ROOTS66 —  27 musical artists who were born in the year 1966 (the year the original Osomatsu-kun anime premiered) — are perfoming the ending theme song "Let's Go! Muttsugo! ~6-iro no Niji~" (Let's go! Sextuplets! Six-Color Rainbow) with the voice cast.

The Mr. Osomatsu television anime is inspired by Fujio Akatsuka's original Osomatsu-kun manga and "high tension comedy" TV anime, which centered on the Matsuno household with 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 Osomatsu-kun series followed the family when the sons were 10 years old. Mr. Osomatsu re-imagines the original manga and TV anime with the sextuplets as adults.

[Via Nijimen]


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