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Mr. Osomatsu Anime's Season 2 Reveals October Premiere, Visual

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Fan collaborate on mosaic of teaser visual unveiled online, at Tokyo station

The official website for the Mr. Osomatsu television anime revealed a teaser visual on Tuesday and announced that the second season will premiere in October. The website's tagline on the visual reads, "The six boys … return" — a reference to the finale of the first season.

The anime will air on TV Tokyo and other stations.

The anime's staff had been collecting about 2,000 images submitted by fans, and they unveiled a mosaic version of the teaser visual, using the fans' images. The mosaic art is on display on the anime's website and on the video billboards at the central passage in Tokyo's JR Ikebukuro Station starting on Tuesday.

The staff confirmed the second season with an announcement video in April, after an online retailer briefly listed the announcement in March in a description of an Osomatsu-san Kobanashi Atsume (Mr. Osomatsu Funny Short Story Collection) Blu-ray Disc and DVD release. The Osomatsu-san no Hesokuri Wars ~NEET no Kōbō~ (Mr. Osomatsu's Stash Wars ~A NEET's Offense and Defense~) smartphone game is collaborating with the Blu-ray Disc and DVD release, and it will debut a special horse derby "Dabimatsu" stage in mid-June. The Osomatsu-san Kobanashi Atsume home video release will ship on June 30.

DMM Games' Osomatsu-san Dame-Matsu Collection Mutsugo no Kizuna PC browser game launched on May 31. The game features all-female group AŌP's theme song "Hanasaka Jinsei ee Janai ka!"

Yoichi Fujita is returning to direct the anime's second season at Studio Pierrot with character designer Naoyuki Asano. Shū Matsubara is returning as series script supervisor and scriptwriter. Other main staff members are also returning, along with the main voice cast.

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 was interested in working on a hypothetical second season for the show.

The Osomatsu-san Ouma de Kobanashi special aired in Japan on December 12, and ended with the text "See You Again Someday!!" Crunchyroll streamed the anime under the title "Mr. Osomatsu JRA Special 2016." The 24-minute special is part of the "Hashire! Oumatsu-san" collaboration between Mr. Osomatsu and the Japan Racing Association. The collaboration also includes a series of six new anime shorts titled "Mutsugo to Ouma no Monogatari" (The Story of the Sextuplets and a Horse).

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.

Source: Comic Natalie


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