ROOTS66 to Perform Mr. Osomatsu Season 2's Ending Theme
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the Mr. Osomatsu television anime announced on Tuesday that music unit ROOTS66 will perform the second season's ending theme song "Let's Go! Muttsugo! ~6-iro no Niji~" (Let's go! Sextuplets! Six-Color Rainbow). The cast members for the six Matsuno brothers will participate in the performance.
ROOTS66 consists of 27 musical artists who were born in the year 1966, which happens to be the year the original Osomatsu-kun anime premiered. Group members Kenji Ohtsuki, Naozumi Masuko, and Atsushi Yanaka wrote the lyrics, while Takao Tajima, Shinya Okuno, and Tortoise Matsumoto composed the song.
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. AŌP is again performing the opening theme song.
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.
Source: Animate Times