The Osomatsu-sans Perform Mr. Osomatsu Season 2's 2nd Cour Ending Song

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12-member group previously performed once in 2013

The official website for the Mr. Osomatsu anime announced on Tuesday that The Osomatsu-sans and the voice actors for the Matsuno brothers will perform the ending theme song for the second cour of the second season. The song is titled "Otona ÷6 × Kodomo × 6."

The Osomatsu-sans is a group that consists of 12 members: vocalists Yukihiro Takahashi, Keiichi Suzuki, Taeko Ohnuki, Akiko Yano, Tamio Okuda, Yū Shibasaki, and Smooth Ace's Hiroko Shigezumi, as well as band members Rei Ohara, Yoshiyuki Sahashi, Dr.kyOn, Shigeru Suzuki, and Tomohiko Kondō. The group previously performed one day only at the World Happiness 2013 festival.

The show's second cour is slated to premiere in January. AŌP's "cadet" group AŌP Zero will perform the new opening theme song "Maboroshi Wink" (Illusion Wink) alongside the main group for a total of 11 performers.

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. A separate 12-episode short anime series will premiere on January 9 on Docomo's dTV service.

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.

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.

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