Osomatsu Meets King of the Hill in Fan-Made Parody Animation
posted on by Kim Morrissy
A Japanese fan artist has recreated the iconic intro of the American cartoon King of the Hill but with a Japanese sitcom instead. An artist by the name of "Wanchin" uploaded their animation of the intro with the Mr. Osomatsu characters on Twitter, YouTube, and Nico Nico Douga on Wednesday.
The unlikely crossover was met with praise on Twitter from both Japanese and English-speaking users. One curious user asked, "I always did wonder but is King of the Hill well liked over in Japan?" to which Wanchin responded, "I like it, but it is not well known in Japan😢 Previously, the Japanese subtitle version was broadcast on FOX, but it is now over😱"
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.
King of the Hill is an American animated sitcom which follows the Hill family, a middle-class American family from Texas. The series has a down-to-earth approach to humor. It ran from 1997 to 2010.
Source: Wanchin's Twitter account