Mr. Osomatsu Anime's 2nd Season Previewed in Promo Video

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New series with returning staff, cast premieres on October 2

The official website for the Mr. Osomatsu television anime series began streaming a promotional video on Friday for the anime's second season.

The anime will premiere at 25:35 on October 2 (effectively 1:35 a.m. on October 3) on TV Tokyo and TV Aichi, and it will also run on the TV Osaka, AT-X, and BS Japan channels.

Yoichi Fujita is returning to direct the current 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, while ROOTS66 —  27 musical artists who were born in the year 1966 (the year the original Osomatsu-kun anime premiered) — are perfoming the ending theme song "Let's Go! Muttsugo! ~6-iro no Niji~" (Let's go! Sextuplets! Six-Color Rainbow) with the voice cast.

The Mr. Osomatsu television anime is inspired by Fujio Akatsuka's original Osomatsu-kun manga and "high tension comedy" TV anime, which centered on the Matsuno household with 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 Osomatsu-kun series followed the family when the sons were 10 years old. The current show re-imagines the original manga and TV anime with the sextuplets as adults.

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).

Viz Media acquired the digital streaming, electronic sell-through, home video, and merchandise rights for the Mr. Osomatsu anime, including the upcoming second season.

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