AŌP, AŌP Zero Perform Mr. Osomatsu Season 2's 2nd Cour Opening Song

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime's 2nd cour premieres January

The official website of the AŌP music group revealed on Tuesday that it will once again perform the opening theme song for the second cour of the second season of the Mr. Osomatsu anime. The new theme song is titled "Maboroshi Wink" (Illusion Wink). AŌP's "cadet" group AŌP Zero will perform the theme song alongside the main group for a total of 11 performers. Screenwriter Osamu Suzuki will pen the song's lyrics. The song's CD single is slated for February 20.

The show's second cour is slated to premiere in January.

The second Mr. Osomatsu anime season premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo and TV Aichi on October 2, and is also running on the TV Osaka, AT-X, and BS Japan channels.

Yōichi 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 performed the opening theme song, while ROOTS66 — 27 musical artists who were born in the year 1966 (the year the original Osomatsu-kun anime premiered) — perfomed 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. Mr. Osomatsu re-imagines the original manga and TV anime with the sextuplets as adults.

The first Mr. Osomatsu anime season 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 second season.

[Via Otasuke]

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