Mr. Osomatsu Anime Gets 2 New Theatrical Works in 2022, 2023
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The "Fes Matsu-san '21" event on Sunday revealed that the Mr. Osomatsu anime franchise is getting two new anime works that will have limited screenings in theaters in Japan in 2022 and 2023 respectively.
The Mr. Osomatsu television anime is inspired by Fujio Akatsuka's original Osomatsu-kun manga and "high tension comedy" TV anime, which centers 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 first season as it aired in Japan. The second Mr. Osomatsu anime season premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo and TV Aichi in October 2017. The Eiga no Osomatsu-san film opened in Japan in March 2019.
The series has also inspired various videos. Most recently, the franchise inspired a three-episode Valentine's-themed short series titled Chocomatsu-san Valentine's Day-hen and another three-episode short series titled Chocomatsu-san White Day-hen in February and March, respectively.
Viz Media acquired the digital streaming, electronic sell-through, home video, and merchandise rights for the Mr. Osomatsu anime, including the second season. Viz Media is releasing the anime with an English dub.