3 Magazines Order New Print Runs After Including Mr. Osomatsu Bonuses
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shufu-to-Seikatsu Sha Ltd., Gakken, and Tokuma Shoten have ordered a second print run for the newest issues of their PASH!, Otomedia, and Animage magazines, respectively, as all issues sold out. All three magazines had content relating to the Mr. Osomatsu (Osomatsu-san) television anime series.
The February issue of PASH! magazine shipped last Saturday. It ran an interview on Mr. Osomatsu sound director Hiromi Kikuta, and also included an A1-size poster for the show. Shufu-to-Seikatsu Sha Ltd. ordered an additional 12,000 copies, and plans to have the second print run available by January 20.
The February issue of Otomedia magazine shipped last Saturday. It contained a micro fiber towel depicting characters from the Mr. Osomatsu anime. Gakken's online store currently lists the issue as out of print, but will update the listing as soon as it receives the issue's second print run.
The February issue of Animage magazine shipped last Saturday. The magazine ran a 24-page feature on the Mr. Osomatsu anime, including an interview with director Yōichi Fujita and character designer Naoyuki Asano, an exclusive pin-up illustration, character profiles on the Matsuno family, cast comments, and an interview with idol unit AŌP about the second opening theme song. The anime is also featured in the issue's front cover and in six bonus clear file folders. The magazine's official Twitter account stated that it will update immediately when the second print run is available for purchase.
The anime's official Twitter account announced in November that the series will run for two consecutive seasons. The second half began on Monday.
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 show re-imagines the original manga and TV anime with the sextuplets as adults.
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.