Mr. Osomatsu Gets Web Anime, TV Anime Special Collaboration With JRA

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st episode of net anime now available with new episodes every Thursday; TV special airs in December

The Mr. Osomatsu anime launched a collaboration campaign with the Japan Racing Association titled "Hashire! Oumatsu-san" on Thursday, with a new website outlining the collaboration. The collaboration includes a new series of six new anime shorts titled "Mutsugo to Ouma no Monogatari" (The Story of the Sextuplets and a Horse). The site is streaming the first episode now, with new episodes set to debut every Thursday.

The collaboration also includes a television anime special that will premiere in December, as well as merchandise that the Japan Racing Association will offer at events at the Tokyo Racecourse from October 30 to November 27, and at the Nakayama Racecourse from December 3 to 18.

The Mr. Osomatsu anime series premiered in October 2015, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

Animation director Kanchi Suzuki posted in September that he is interested in working on a hypothetical second season for the show.

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 new 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.

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