Mr. Osomatsu's Siblings Get Sucked Into the World of Horror Film It
posted on by Kim Morrissy
Well, that's a turn nobody saw coming. The anime film Eiga no Osomatsu-san has released a collaboration image with It Chapter Two, the horror film based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. The timing seems about right: It Chapter Two will open in Japanese theaters on November 1, while Eiga no Osomatsu-san will get its BD/DVD release on November 6. Also, the plot of It revolves around a clown terrorizing seven children, which is the number of characters you get if you add up all the Osomatsu brothers plus Totoko. Still, you couldn't get two films more diametrically opposite of each other in terms of theme and tone.
...But wait! Did you know that the second Osomatsu-kun anime series first aired in 1988, and was followed up in 2015 with Mr. Osomatsu? That's a 27 year time gap. The exact same time gap between the 1990 It miniseries and the 2017 film. Oh, and guess what? Mr. Osomatsu is produced by Studio Pierrot, which means "clown" in French. Maybe these two series are more alike than one would assume at first glance.
A Studio Pierrot representative commented on the visual: "The six siblings wander into the fun-looking world of It without knowing anything. They even receive balloons from Pennywise...! Unspeakable things are probably going to happen after this... but I hope they overcome their trauma and defeat Pennywise! Don't lose, you kids! But, well, that's probably not going to happen... they're all losers after all..."
A collaboration video between the two properties is also currently in the works.
The Eiga no Osomatsu-san film opened in Japan in November last year. The film centers on the sextuplets at a high school class reunion. There, they see all their former classmates who have become "proper" adults with company jobs. The sextuplets sulk about this and go home and drink until they fall asleep. But when they wake up, a certain scene awaits them.
Source: Comic Natalie