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Mr. Osomatsu Manga to Launch in January

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Masako Shitara draws manga based on anime series with original story

The January issue of Shueisha's YOU josei magazine is announcing on Tuesday that Masako Shitara (Koisuru Bangohan, Sailors Angel) is launching a manga adaptation of the Mr. Osomatsu (Osomatsu-san) television anime in the magazine's next issue, which Shueisha will publish on January 15.

The manga will have an original story that will be different from the anime, and the first chapter will be 30 pages long.

The late 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 Mr. Osomatsu show re-imagines the original manga and TV anime with the sextuplets as adults.

The series premiered on October 5 and it will air for two consecutive seasons. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

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.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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