Mr. Osomatsu Anime's 2nd Season Reveals New Outfits For Sextuplets
posted on by Karen Ressler
The staff of Mr. Osomatsu television anime revealed a new visual of the Matsuno brothers on Thursday. The visual shows the sextuplets in their new "jersey" outfits, which will appear in the second season along with their earlier "suit" and "hoodie" outfits.
The staff also announced that a commemorative special event will take place on October 6 at the Shinjuku Bunka Center in Tokyo. The cast for the six brothers and Totoko will be in attendance.
The second season will premiere in October on TV Tokyo and other stations.
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. The Osomatsu-san Ouma de Kobanashi special aired in Japan on December 12, and 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.